Today In Country History-Dwight Yoakam At The Movies, Tootsie’s Opens
The Music and Memories of March 29
2002- Dwight Yoakam stars as a “bad guy” wearing a ski mask in the movie “Panic Room” starring Jodie Foster.
1999- Steve Earle’s “Guitar Town” album is finally certified gold. The slow selling album was released on MCA records in 1986. The title track is Steve’s highest charting country single to date.
1997- Reba McEntire’s “How Was I To Know” makes its way to No. 1
1980- Conway Twitty heads to No. 1 with “I’d Love To Lay You Down.”
1960- Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge opens on lower Broadway in Nashville, just behind theGrand Ole Opry. The small honky tonk becomes a favorite for singers like Patsy Cline, Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran and Mel Tillis. Many stars would head over to Tootsie’s before or after they played their set on the Opry.