Randy Houser's career was smokin' hot ... OK, his bus caught fire ... on this date in 2011, Kenny Chesney got a very special gift from another songwriter in 2009 and Alan Jackson scored his very first number one hit back in 1991. Do you remember what it was?

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 09 March, 2012.

  • A fire erupted on Randy Houser's bus in Charleston, South Carolina in 2011. The band escaped uninjured but lost all their gear, clothing and personal belongings.
  • Mac McAnally gave Kenny Chesney a personal gift in 2009 -- the Martin guitar he used to write "Back Where I Come From" and "Down The Road".
  • Bucky Covington made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2007.
  • Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw scored a Number One hit with "Bring On The Rain" in 2002.
  • LeAnn Rimes' single "How Do I Live" was certified triple-platinum in 1998.
  • BlackHawk's self-titled debut became the trio's first platinum album in 1995.
  • Alan Jackson scored his first Number One hit on the Billboard chart with "I'd Love You All Over Again" in 1991.



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