Friday, March 3, 2017

Today in Country Music History...March 3, 2017



Trace Adkins raises more than $670,000 for the American Red Cross as the winning project manager during the season's first episode of Donald Trump's NBC competition, "The Celebrity Apprentice"

Dierks Bentley's "Lot Of Leavin' Left To Do" video debuts on CMT

Brooks & Dunn perform with ZZ Top at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, with the show filmed for later airing on "CMT Crossroads." The set list includes "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "La Grange," "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and "Hard Workin' Man"

George Strait plays the final Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show concert held at Houston's Astrodome, with more than 68,000 in attendance. He dedicates "Love Without End, Amen" to George and Barbara Bush, who are part of the crowd

Toby Keith warms up the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This"

Tracy Lawrence nets his second double-platinum album, for "Time Marches On"

Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, kicking off their first concert tour as the Highwaymen

Exile gains its first #1 country hit with "Woke Up In Love"

Brett Warren is born in Tampa, Florida. He and sibling Brad Warren form The Warren Brothers, nominated for an ACM award in 2001. They co-write Jerrod Niemann's "Drink To That All Night," Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" and Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift's "Highway Don't Care"

Patsy Cline gives what proves to be her final show, a benefit for the widow of deejay "Cactus Jack" Call, at the Memorial Building in Kansas City, Kansas. Also appearing: Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Dottie West, Billy Walker, George Jones and Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper

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