A Day in Music - February 24th

Today in country music history:

2007 - George Strait took the number one spot with his song "It Just Comes Natural."

2003 - CMT featured an entire day of Shania Twain programming.

2002 - Martina McBride performed at Salt Lake City's Olympics Medals Park on closing night of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Willie Nelson took part on the closing ceremonies singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

2001 - Keith Urban picked up his first number one hit with "But for the Grace of God."

1993 - Vince Gill won Best Country Vocal Performance, Male and Best Country Song Grammys for "I Still Believe in You."

1984 - Sawyer Brown won $100,000 as the winners of Star Search.

1982 - Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" won two Grammy Awards -- Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.

1980 – NBC premiered the TV-movie Harper Valley P.T.A., which was based on a hit song by Jeannie C. Riley.

1969 - Johnny Cash recorded the Johnny Cash at San Quentin album, including "A Boy Named Sue."

 

Birthday:

Sammy Kershaw - "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "Cadillac Style"

 

Image: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

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