George Strait played the final show at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show on this date in 2002, Faith Hill kissed us all in 1998 and Tracy Lawrence earned his second double platinum album in a year that ended in double zeroes.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 03 March, 2012.

  • Famed songwriter Harlan Howard died in Nashville at age 74 in 2002. He had charted Number One country hits in every decade from the '50s to the '90s and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • George Strait played the final Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show concert held at Houston's Astrodome, with more than 68,000 in attendance, in 2002.
  • Toby Keith claimed the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" in 2001.
  • Tracy Lawrence earned his second double-platinum album for Time Marches On in 2000.
  • Faith Hill's single "This Kiss" was released for sale in 1998.
  • Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, kicking off their first concert tour as the Highwaymen, in 1990.
  • Dwight Yoakam's debut album, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., was released in 1986.
  • Exile charted its first Number One country hit with "Woke Up In Love" in 1984.
  • Charley Pride won a Grammy for best male country vocal performance in 1973.
  • Patsy Cline gave her final show in 1963.

Here's Tracy Lawrence playing the title cut from Time Marches On.



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Dave D.