A Day in Music - March 17th

Today in country music:

2007 - Big & Rich and John Anderson teamed up for an installment of CMT Cross Country.

2005 - Keith Urban began a three-night stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Kenny Chesney made a surprise appearance on the encore, joining Keith for a cover of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried."

2001 - Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning married Ashley Thompson. His pal Kenny Chesney sang "Me and You" during the ceremony.

2000 - Shania Twain's Come On Over CD was certified for sales of 17 million copies in the U.S., making it the best-selling solo album by a female artist.

1998 - Jo Dee Messina's sophomore album, I'm Alright, was released.

1990 - Randy Travis kicked off a four-week run at number one with "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart."

1983 - Ricky Skaggs earned his first gold album for Waitin' For the Sun to Shine.

1969 - Glen Campbell's single and album, both titled Galveston, were released.

 

Birthday:

Paul Overstreet - singer, "Daddy's Come Around," "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" with Tanya Tucker and Paul Davis, co-wrote "Love Can Build a Bridge," "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "When You Say Nothing at All"

 

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