The Restless Heart Of Country Music Born This Day – March 2nd (Video)
2010 – Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller shoot an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The set list includes “Living In Fast Forward,” “I Go Back” and “Rock N’ Me”.
2007 – Joe Nichols performs “I’ll Wait For You” and “Wings Of A Dove” at the funeral for Anna Nicole Smith in the Bahamas.
2006 – Former “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood returns to the FOX-TV show to perform “Jesus, Take The Wheel”.
2002 – Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” video debuts on CMT.
1999 – Garth Brooks bats for the first time during an inter-squad spring training game at the San Diego Padres’ camp in Peoria, Arizona. He strikes out.
1996 – Martina McBride hovers at #1 for the first time in her career with “Wild Angels”.
1987 – Warner Bros. releases the “Trio” album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.
1962 – Jon Bon Jovi born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He sings lead for the rock band Bon Jovi, which finds its way into the country charts in 2006 by working with Jennifer Nettles on “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”.
1959 – Restless Heart’s Larry Stewart born in Paducah, Kentucky. He sings lead on all the band’s singles before going solo in 1992. He scores just one hit, “Alright Already,” and returns to the band when it re-forms in 1998.
1923 – Doc Watson born in Deep Gap, North Carolina. A blind acoustic guitarist, he joins The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on its “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album and collects a Grammy for best country instrumental performance in 1980.