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Legendary Piano Man Born This Day In Country Music – March 9th (Video)

2011 – A fire erupts on Randy Houser’s bus in Charleston, South Carolina. The band escapes uninjured but loses all its gear, clothing and personal belongings.


2009 – Mac McAnally gives Kenny Chesney a personal gift: the Martin guitar he used to write “Back Where I Come From” and “Down The Road”.


2007 – Bucky Covington performs “A Different World” as he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.


2006 – Worlds collide! The Rolling Stones tab Merle Haggard as their opening act when the band plays the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas.


2002 – Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw tag-team the #1 position in Billboard with “Bring On The Rain”.


1998 – LeAnn Rimes’ single “How Do I Live” is certified triple-platinum.


1991 – Alan Jackson tops the Billboard country singles chart for the first time in his career with “I’d Love You All Over Again”.


1964 – The Statler Brothers show up at a Johnny Cash show in Canton, Ohio, and open the concert when he’s late. Cash adds them as part of his touring cast for the next eight years.


1948 – Drummer and singer Jimmie Fadden born in Long Beach, California. As a member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, he plays on both volumes of the “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” albums, as the band segues from rock and pop into country.


1936 – Mickey Gilley born in Natchez, Mississippi. A piano-playing cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, he becomes a ballad singer during the Urban Cowboy era, in which his club, Gilley’s, plays a central role.

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