Sunday, March 19, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 19, 2017


Chris Janson puts a new song, "Buy Me A Boat," up for sale on iTunes. Within weeks, the track gets him signed to Warner Bros.

Mercury releases the Kacey Musgraves album "Same Trailer Different Park"

The Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett collaborate on "Margaritaville," "Chicken Fried" and "Toes" as a new episode of "CMT Crossroads" premieres

Lady Antebellum's "I Run To You" video premieres on

The Library of Congress adds 50 titles to its National Recording Registry. The new additions include "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison," Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys' "New San Antonio Rose," plus music by Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Carole King

Garth Brooks concludes spring training with the New York Mets. He walks on four pitches, as the Mets beat the Florida Marlins, 3-2, but he ends spring training hitless in 17 at-bats

Neal McCoy picks up a #1 single in Billboard with "No Doubt About It"

MCA releases George Strait's album "Chill Of An Early Fall"

Glen Campbell's "Southern Nights" rides at #1 on the Billboard country chart

Tom T. Hall marries "Truck Drivin' Son-Of-A-Gun" songwriter Dixie Deen, whom he affectionately calls "Miss Dixie"

Tex Ritter performs the theme to "High Noon" on the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The song, "Do Not Forsake Me," becomes the first country title to win the Oscar for Best Original Song

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