A Day in Music - March 4th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Alan Jackson released his album Good Time.

2006 - Trent Tomlinson made his Grand Ole Opry debut singing "Drunker Than Me."

2006 - Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton went to number one with "When I Get Where I'm Going."

2003 - Toby Keith was the lead nominee with eight nods for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Kenny Chesney and Trick Pony each picked up five nods.

1999 - Country artist Eddie Dean, who wrote Tex Ritter's biggest hit, "I Dreamed Of a Hillbilly Heaven," died at age 91.

1996 - Country singer and comedian Minnie Pearl died at age 83.

1994 - Reba earned her fifth double-platinum album for her Greatest Hits collection.

1983 - George Jones married Nancy Sepulveda in Woodville, Texas.

1980 - Coal Miner's Daughter, the movie adaptation of Loretta Lynn's life, premiered in Nashville.

1978 - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson started a four-week run at number one with "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys."

1975 - Mac Davis was named Favorite Male Musical Performer at the first People's Choice Awards ceremony.

1967 - Merle Haggard took his first trip to number one with "The Fugitive."


Image: Michael Ochs Archive