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Deana Carter Dances, Flatt And Scruggs Break Down – Today In Country Music History

Dierks Bentley performs during a "celebration of country music" concert at the White House November 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Dierks Bentley’s debut album went platinum on this date in 2005, Deana Carter Danced her way to number one on the Country music charts on this date in 1997 and Lester Flatt and Earle Scruggs Broke Down back in 1950.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 15 March, 2012.

  • Richie McDonald told a Baton Rouge radio station that he was leaving Lonestar to pursue a solo career in 2007.
  • Dierks Bentley‘s self-titled debut became his first platinum album in 2005.
  • Brad Paisley married According To Jim star Kimberly Williams in Malibu, California in 2003.
  • Diamond Rio recorded “One More Day” in 1999.
  • Deana Carter‘s “We Danced Anyway” became her second Number One in 1997.
  • Lee Ann Womack made her chart debut with “Never Again, Again” in 1997.
  • Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe made what became his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1996.
  • Freddy Fender made his first appearance at Number One on the Billboard chart with “Before The Next Teardrop Falls” in 1975.
  • Flatt and Scruggs released “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” in 1950.

Here’s a clip of Lester Flatt and Earle Scruggs playing their famous Breakdown in 1965.

 

 

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