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Flatt and Scruggs Break Down This Day in Country Music – March 11th (Video)

1969 – After 25 years as a bluegrass duo, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs split up.Here is a performance recorded in 1965 on the Grand Ole Opry.

2006 – Don Williams performs what’s expected to be his final Nashville concert, appearing at David Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Keith Urban is a surprise opening act, and Williams is joined by Josh Turner on “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good”.


2006 – Josh Turner’s “Your Man” hits #1 in Billboard.


2005 – The movie “Black Cloud,” written and directed by Rick Schroder, opens in seven cities. The picture features Tim McGraw in the role of a sheriff.


2003 – Faith Hill, Toby Keith and Shania Twain take the post position with five nominations apiece for the second annual CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards. The Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban claim four nominations each.


2002 – Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas, with facial fractures after he’s attacked on the beach in South Padre Island by two men.


2001 – “Doc” premieres on PAX TV. The show is the first weekly series for Billy Ray Cyrus, who portrays Clint Cassidy.


2000 – Joe Diffie marries Theresa Crump at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel. Her pet chihuahua, Lobo, serves as the ring bearer.


1970 – Songwriter Ben Hayslip is born in Evans, Georgia. Among the songs he authors: Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee,” Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” Joe Nichols’ “Gimmie That Girl” and Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”.


1955 – Jimmy Fortune is born in Nelson County, Virginia. He replaces Lew DeWitt in The Statler Brothers in 1982, writing their hits “Elizabeth” and “My Only Love.” The Statlers enter the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

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