This Day in Country Music: March 19

March 20, 2018 GMT

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1953 --Tex Ritter performed the theme to High Noon, “Do Not Forsake Me,” at the Oscars. It became the first country song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song

1961 - Marty Robbins was at #1 with “Don’t Worry” his seventh Country chart topper, (which stayed at #1 for ten weeks)

1968 - Tom T. Hall married Dixie Deen

1972 - Freddie Hart and the Heartbeats were at #1 on the country chart with “My Hang-Up Is You”, Hart’s second #1 on the US country singles chart

1977 - Glen Campbell went to number one with “Southern Nights”

1991 - George Strait’s album Chill of an Early Fall was released

1999 - Country singer George Jones walked out of the hospital 13 days after a near-fatal car accident

2000 - Garth Brooks concluded spring training with the New York Mets

2000 - Clancy Can, a thoroughbred racehorse owned by Toby Keith, finished first in the sixth race at the Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas

2000 - Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly was at #1 on the country chart. The album debuted and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has now sold over 10 million units. The album earned 4 Grammy nominations and the group won 2: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Ready to Run” and Best Country Album

2004 - Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” “New San Antonio Rose” by Bob Wills and the album Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison were added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

2005 - Josh Gracin picked up his first number one hit with “Nothin’ to Lose”

2007 - Days after an announcement that Lonestar had parted ways with longtime record label BNA Records, lead singer Richie McDonald announced plans to depart the group at the end of the year, in search of a solo career

2009 - Lady Antebellum’s video for “I Run to You” premiered

2010 - Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett were featured in a new episode of CMT Crossroads.

2010 - Josh Turner was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Why Don’t We Just Dance”, released in August 2009 as the lead-off single from his album Haywire. The song became Turner’s third #1 hit

2013 - Kacey Musgraves’ debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, was released

2013 - Police in north Florida cited country music singer David Allan Coe for running a red light before being struck by a tractor-trailer near downtown Ocala. Police said Coe was driving a 2011 Suburban when he ran the red light. The truck hit the SUV broadside, pushing it into a nearby parking lot. The truck flipped on its side, wrapped around a pole and spilled the radishes and corn it was hauling