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Real Country History…

February 28
  • 1940 - Singer/songwriter Joe South is born in Atlanta, Georgia. A pop hitmaker responsible for "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and "Games People Play," he also writes Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden," "Fool Me" and "How Can I Unlove You"


  • 1966 - Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens are double-winners at the inaugural Academy of Country & Western Music awards, held at the Palladium in Hollywood. Miller is named Man of the Year and Top Songwriter


  • 1984 - Anne Murray's "A Little Good News" wins Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, during the 26th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles


  • 1993 - Travis Tritt gets his first acting role in the TV movie "Rio Diablo," alongside Naomi Judd and Kenny Rogers


  • 1996 - Vince Gill's "Go Rest High On That Mountain" wins two trophies--Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal Performance--during the 38th annual Grammy awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium


  • 1998 - Garth Brooks serves as both host and musical guest, performing "Two Pina Coladas" on the NBC show "Saturday Night Live"


March 1
  • 1949 - Hank Williams records "Mind Your Own Business," "Honky Tonk Blues," "You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)" and "Lost Highway" at Nashville's Castle Recording Studio. He records the final version of "Honky Tonk Blues" 33 months later


  • 1954 - Janis Oliver is born in Torrance, California. She joins younger sister Kristine to form Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, who rise in the 1980s behind a rockabilly-tinged sound. By that time, her last name is changed, following her marriage to Vince Gill