2002 - George Strait's "She'll Leave You With A Smile" video, featuring footage from his March 3 performance at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show, premieres on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"

 

2001 - Alan Jackson picks up a platinum album for "When Somebody Loves You"

 

1998 - "I'm Alright," written by Phil Vassar, takes Jo Dee Messina to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

 

1994 - The Mavericks grab their first gold album, for "What A Crying Shame"

 

1987 - Restless Heart appears at #1 in Billboard with "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)"

 

1983 - Crystal Gayle and husband-manager Bill Gatzimos have their first baby, Katherine Claire

 

1979 - Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville

 

1968 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette announce their marriage, although it doesn't actually take place for another six months

 

1960 - Floyd Collin Wraye born in DeQueen, Arkansas. An accomplished and powerful vocalist, as Collin Raye, he uses his music to make commercially successful social statements through such singles as "Little Rock," "In This Life" and "I Think About You"

 

1957 - Holly Dunn born in San Antonio, Texas. The 1987 winner of the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, the singer-songwriter emerges on Mary Tyler Moore's MTM Records for a short run as a hitmaker that earns her membership in the Grand Ole Opry in 1989