60 Seconds Of Country Music History For March Fifteenth
March 15, 2018
On this date in country music history
In a New York City recording studio, Tex Ritter records his first two singles, “Rye Whiskey” and “Goodbye Old Paint.”
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs’ “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” is released by Mercury Records. It becomes a Bluegrass standard, and the theme to Warren Beatty’s 1967 movie “Bonnie And Clyde“
Freddy Fender’s iconic song “Before The Next Teardrop Falls” reaches Number One on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.
Garth Brooks gets put in a San Diego Padres spring training game as a pinch runner for Wally Joyner, and gets forced out on a double play.
Dierks Bentley’s debut, self-titled album goes platinum.
Country Hall Of Fame Member Carl Smith is born in Maynardville, Tennessee. He releases over 30 hit singles during the 1950s, including “Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way,” “Don’t Just Stand There,” and “Hey Joe!”