Monday, March 13, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 13, 2017

 


2013


Rascal Flatts makes its Australian concert debut at the Brisbane Convention Centre

2009
Justin Moore sings "Small Town USA" in his Grand Ole Opry debut

2003
The state of Texas observes Lee Ann Womack Day

2001
Charley Pride receives a Hall of Fame medallion during the first official function at the new Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. Robyn Young also accepts one for his late father, Faron Young

1999
The Dixie Chicks take "You Were Mine" to the top of the Billboard country chart

1999
Trisha Yearwood joins the Grand Ole Opry. The same night, singer/songwriter John Prine makes his Opry debut

1991
"My Cousin Vinny," starring Joe Pesci and Ralph Macchio, makes its theater debut, with Travis Tritt performing "Bible Belt"

1967
Decca releases Patsy Cline's "Greatest Hits"

1965
The Statler Brothers record "Flowers On The Wall" at a session originally slated for Johnny Cash, who failed to appear, at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville

1930
Lula Grace Johnson is born in West Plains, Missouri. She becomes Jan Howard with her marriage to songwriter Harlan Howard. She nabs several solo hits in the 1960s, then adds four more in duets with Bill Anderson, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1971

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