March 8 – This Day in Country Music


Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the US Country chart with Have You Never Been Mellow. The title track was also a US #1 single. Newton-John received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her work on the song “Have You Never Been Mellow.”

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “What She’s Doing Now”, the third single from his album, Ropin’ the Wind.

Hank Locklin died. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years, Locklin had a long recording career and scored the hits, “Please Help Me, I’m Falling”, “Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On” and “Geisha Girl”.

Miranda Lambert released “The House That Built Me”, the third single from her third studio album, Revolution. Blake Shelton was originally set to record the song but when Lambert heard it, she immediately wanted to record it for herself. The song became her first #1 hit on the US Hot Country Songs chart.