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Joe Nichols Goes To The Bahamas, Garth Brooks Strikes Out – Today In Country Music History

Joe Nichols performs at Country Weekly's 5th annual fashion show & concert at Rocketown on June 7, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Joe Nichols was in the Bahamas on this date in 2007, but he wasn’t there for a relaxing vacation, Garth Brooks tried his hand at batting for the San Diego Padres in 1999 and Martina McBride scored her very first number one Country Music hit in 1996.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 02 March, 2012.

  • Joe Nichols performed “I’ll Wait For You” and “Wings Of A Dove” at the funeral for Anna Nicole Smith in the Bahamas in 2007.
  • Former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood returned to the FOX-TV show to perform “Jesus, Take The Wheel” in 2006.
  • Garth Brooks batted for the first time during an inter-squad spring training game at the San Diego Padres’ camp in Peoria, Arizona in 1999. He struck out.
  • Martina McBride scored her first Number One hit with the single “Wild Angels” in 1996.
  • The Trio album featuring Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt was released in 1987.
  • Gary Morris‘ single “Baby Bye Bye” went to Number One in 1985.
  • The Whites joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1984.
  • Jim & Jesse McReynolds joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1964.
  • Hank Williams recorded “Honky Tonk Blues” in 1949.

Here’s a 1987 TV clip that shows what happens when three incredibly talented ladies get together.

 

 

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