On March 20, 1978 the country music scene was dominated by the hit song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. The song, written by Ed Bruce and his wife Patsy Bruce, had already been recorded by several other artists, but it was the Jennings-Nelson version […]

March 16th, 1974 marked a significant moment in the history of country music with the relocation of the Grand Ole Opry from the Ryman Auditorium to the newly constructed Grand Ole Opry House. The Ryman Auditorium had been the home of the Grand Ole Opry for 41 years, and the move to the new facility […]

Merle Haggard has released numerous hits over the years, but one of his most famous songs is “The Fightin’ Side of Me.” Released in December 1969, the song quickly climbed to number one on the country chart, making it one of the biggest hits of Haggard’s career. “The Fightin’ Side of Me” was also the […]

The Grand Ole Opry is one of the most iconic venues in country music history, and for many fans, watching the live broadcast of the show on PBS was a beloved tradition. However, all good things must come to an end, and the final showing of Live From The Grand Ole Opry on PBS was […]

George Strait, also known as the “King of Country,” has been a major influence on country music for over four decades. His seventh studio album, “Ocean Front Property,” released on March 13th 1987, marked a significant milestone in his career. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, making it […]

Waylon Jennings was one of the most influential country music artists of his time. He was known for his unique sound and style, which was a departure from the traditional country music of the era. On March 10th 1985, Jennings released his album “Will the Wolf Survive” on MCA Records, which became his sixth country […]

In 2008, Taylor Swift’s eponymous debut studio album Fearless topped the US Country music album chart, holding the #1 spot for twenty-four non-consecutive weeks. The album was released on November 11, 2008, and was Swift’s second studio album overall, following her self-titled debut album from the previous year. Fearless included hit singles such as “Love […]

On March 8th, 2010, Miranda Lambert unveiled “The House That Built Me” as the third single from her album “Revolution.” Although initially intended for Blake Shelton to record, Lambert was captivated by the song and decided to record it herself. The single achieved significant success, reaching the top spot on the US Hot Country Songs […]

  he Nashville Network (TNN) launched on March 7, 1983, and quickly became a major player in the country music world. The cable network, which was owned by WSM Inc. (the company behind Nashville’s legendary WSM radio station), was dedicated to programming related to country music and Southern culture. TNN’s programming included a mix of […]

Dolly Parton’s 1972 album “Touch Your Woman” was a landmark release in the country music world. The album, which featured ten tracks, showcased Parton’s versatility as a songwriter and performer. The title track, “Touch Your Woman,” was a departure from the traditional country sound of the time, incorporating elements of rock and pop. The song […]