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Sara Evans Sees Gold, LeAnn Rimes Feels Blue – Today In Country Music History

Sara Evans presents at the 2011 CMT Artists of the year celebration at the Bridgestone Arena on November 29, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Sara Evans was feeling Stronger and seeing gold on this date in 2011, LeAnn Rimes was feeling Blue – and loving it – on this date in 1998 and Grandpa Jones made his very first Grand Ole Opry appearance back in 1946.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 16 March, 2012.

  • Sara Evans‘ single “A Little Bit Stronger” was certified gold in 2011.
  • Tim McGraw‘s single “The Cowboy In Me” hit Number One in 2002.
  • LeAnn Rimes‘ debut single, “Blue,” was certified gold in 1998.
  • Garth Brooks charted a Number One single in Billboard with “The Beaches Of Cheyenne” in 1996.
  • Bill Monroe gave his final Grand Ole Opry performance in 1996.
  • Eight members of Reba McEntire‘s band and road show died in an airplane crash near San Diego in 1991.
  • Hank Williams recorded “Hey Good Lookin'” and “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)” in 1951.
  • Grandpa Jones debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1946.

Here’s Grandpa’s take on Daylight Saving Time.


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