March 4 – This Day in Country Music


“Jackson” a duet by Johnny Cash and June Carter (with Carl Perkins, guitar) entered the C&W chart, going on to peak at #2. The song was quickly covered by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood which gave them a pop hit three months later.

Winners at the third Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Pat Buttram included: Man of the Year – Joey Bishop, Top Female Vocalist of the Year – Lynn Anderson, Top Male Vocalist of the Year – Glen Campbell, Top Vocal Group – Sons of the Pioneers, Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year – Bobbie Gentry, Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year – Jerry Inman and Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard won Top Duo of the Year.

Country singer, George Jones married Nancy Sepulveda in Woodville, Texas, (his fourth marrige). The newlyweds had their wedding-night dinner at the local Burger King in Jasper, Texas.

“Amazed” by Lonestar became the first country song to have topped both the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and the Billboard Hot 100 chart since the Kenny Rogers-Dolly Parton duet, “Islands In The Stream” in October 1983.

Alan Jackson released his fifteenth studio album Good Time which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album produced five singles on the country singles charts. The first three of these “Small Town Southern Man”, the title track, and “Country Boy” were all #1 hits.

Rascal Flatts were guest stars on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, starring as themselves. In the episode, Jay DeMarcus received an electic shock from his own bass guitar during a performance at a Vegas club, leaving the musician with total amnesia.