Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 2, 2017



Dustin Lynch sings "Cowboys And Angels" and "She Cranks My Tractor" as he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, introduced on the show by John Conlee

Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller shoot an installment of "CMT Crossroads" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The set list includes "Living In Fast Forward," "I Go Back" and "Rock N' Me"

Former "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood returns to the FOX-TV show to perform "Jesus, Take The Wheel"

Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" video debuts on CMT

Garth Brooks bats for the first time during an inter-squad spring training game at the San Diego Padres' camp in Peoria, Arizona. He strikes out

Martina McBride hovers at #1 for the first time in her career with "Wild Angels"

Warner Bros. releases the "Trio" album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris

Jon Bon Jovi is born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He sings lead for the rock band Bon Jovi, which finds its way into the country charts in 2006 by working with Jennifer Nettles on "Who Says You Can't Go Home"

Restless Heart's Larry Stewart is born in Paducah, Kentucky. He sings lead on the band's singles in the 1980s before going solo in 1992. He scores one hit on his own with "Alright Already," then returns to the band when it re-forms in 1998

Doc Watson is born in Deep Gap, North Carolina. A blind acoustic guitarist, he joins The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on its "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album and collects seven Grammy awards

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