A Day in Music - March 15th

Today in country music:

2007 - Richie McDonald announced he was leaving Lonestar to pursue a solo career.

2006 - Faith Hill was the leading nominee with four nods for the CMT Music Awards.

2005 - Dierks Bentley's self-titled debut project became his first platinum album.

2003 - Brad Paisley married Kimberly Williams in Malibu, California.

1999 - Diamond Rio recorded "One More Day."

1997 - Deana Carter went to number one with "We Danced Anyway."

1996 - Bill Monroe made his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

1975 - Freddy Fender earned his first number one hit with "Before the Next Teardrop Falls."

1966 - Roger Miller won six Grammy Awards on the strength of his hit tune "King of the Road."

 

Birthday:

Carl Smith (1927-2010) - Country Music Hall of Fame member, "Loose Talk," "It's a Lovely, Lovely World"

 

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