Sunday, March 4, 2018

Today in Country Music History...March 4, 2018 (Rascal Flatts on "CSI" + others)

Rascal Flatts has a guest role on the CBS-TV drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." The script has bass player Jay DeMarcus electrocuted in the opening scene as the band plays "Unstoppable"

Arista releases Alan Jackson's album "Good Time"

Toby Keith receives eight nods to lead the competition when the Academy of Country Music announces its nominees in Los Angeles at Tiffany's. Alan Jackson picks up six nominations, while Kenny Chesney and Trick Pony take five apiece

"Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits" becomes the singer's fifth double-platinum album

George Jones marries Nancy Sepulveda at the home of his sister, Helen Scroggins, in Woodville, Texas. The newlyweds eat their wedding-night dinner at a Burger King 25 miles away in Jasper, Texas

"Coal Miner's Daughter," the story of Loretta Lynn's life, premieres in Nashville, with Sissy Spacek in the lead role. Also receiving minor roles: Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson park themselves at #1 in Billboard, where they stay for four weeks, with "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"

Mac Davis wins Favorite Male Musical Performer and Olivia Newton-John the female honor in the first People's Choice Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Other winners: The Osmonds, Barbra Streisand, John Wayne and Mary Tyler Moore

Jason Sellers is born in Gilmer, Texas. Signed for a short time to RCA Records, he writes Jason Aldean's "Don't You Wanna Stay" and Joe Nichols' "Sunny And 75," and sings background vocals on several hits by ex-wife Lee Ann Womack

Merle Haggard goes to #1 on the Billboard chart for the first time with "The Fugitive"

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