A Day in Music - February 25th

Today in country music history:

2005 - Tim McGraw became the first country artist to sell one million digital downloads, with "Over and Over," his collaboration with Nelly.

2003 - Jimmy Wayne's first video, "Stay Gone," debuted on CMT.

2003 - Josh Gracin made his first appearance on American Idol.

1998 - Vince Gill filled in for an ailing George Strait at the Grammy Awards.

1998 - Alison Krauss and Union Station picked up three Grammys at Madison Square Garden.

1995 – Lyle Lovett broke his collarbone riding a motorcycle in Mexico.

1994 - Brooks & Dunn and Vince Gill appeared onscreen as the movie 8 Seconds, starring Luke Perry, opened in theatres.

1989 - Dwight Yoakam topped the country charts with "I Sang Dixie."

1981 - George Jones won the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "He Stopped Loving Her Today."

 

Birthdays:

Ralph Stanley - legendary bluegrass singer featured on the O Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack

Faron Young (1932-1996) - singer, Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Hello Walls," "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')"

 

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