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53 Years Ago: Merle Haggard Hits No. 1 With ‘The Fightin’ Side of Me’
On March 14, 1970, Haggard scored his ninth No. 1 hit.
24 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On March 13, 1999, Yearwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
13 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘White Liar’ Goes Gold
On March 12, 2010, Lambert earned a gold record for "White Liar," from her 'Revolution' album.
54 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Split Up
On March 11, 1969, Flatt and Scruggs ended their musical partnership, which spanned more than 25 years.
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43 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Hits No. 1 With ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys’
On March 8, 1980, Nelson's "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" soared to the top of the charts, becoming his fifth No. 1 hit.
25 Years Ago: Sara Evans Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On March 7, 1998, Evans made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
60 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Dies in a Plane Crash
Rest in peace, Patsy.
40 Years Ago: George Jones Marries Nancy Sepulvado
On March 4, 1983, Jones wed Nancy Sepulvado at his sister's house in Woodville, Texas.
33 Years Ago: The Highwaymen Kick Off Concert Tour in Houston
On March 3, 1990, the country supergroup kicked off their concert tour at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.