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The Music and Memories of March 2

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2007- Joe Nichols performs “I’ll Wait For You” and “Wings Of A Dove” at the funeral for Anna Nicole Smith in the Bahamas.  In 2005, Anna actually danced with the Opry Square Dance Band and was introduced on the Grand Ole Opry by Joe Nichols.  After her on-stage appearance, she enjoys the rest of the Opry from the front row.

1987- Warner Brothers releases the “Trio” album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.  The project produces the #1 hit “To Know Him Is To Love Him” and wins a Grammy Award.

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1996- Wild Angels- Martina McBride

1985- Baby Bye Bye- Gary Morris

1957- There You Go- Johnny Cash


Jon Bon Jovi, 1962.  Jon is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band, Bon Jovi.  In 2006, he finds himself at #1 on the Billboard Country charts with the song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” a duet with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.

Larry Stewart, 1959.  Larry fronts the band Restless Heart and sings lead on #1 hits like “I’ll Still Be Loving You” “Why Does It Have To Be” and “Bluest Eyes In Texas.”  Larry also goes solo with a few singles, inluding “Alright Already,” in the mid 90s before returning to Restless Heart.

Doc Watson, 1932.  A blind acoustic guitarist and bluegrass music legend.

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