A Day in Music - March 5th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Taylor Swift made her TV acting debut on CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

2007 - George Strait was the lead nominee with eight nods for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Brooks & Dunn was up for seven.

2005 - Pat Green made his Grand Ole Opry debut.

2004 - Gretchen Wilson's debut single "Redneck Woman" hit the airwaves.

1991 - Vince Gill's album Pocket Full of Gold hit stores.

1986 - Steve Earle's album Guitar Town was released.

1976 - Johnny Cash recorded "One Piece at a Time."

1973 - Alabama made their debut at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They were billed as Wildcountry.

1963 - Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee along with Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins.

1960 - Elvis Presley was honorably discharged from the Army.

1955 - Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on a show called Louisiana Hayride on KWKH-TV.

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