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This Day in Country Music History, February 26

2007
What have I told you about playing on the furniture? Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook breaks a little toe jumping on the couch at his home in Nashville
2006
Willie Nelson rides in the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans
2004
Pat Green nets his first gold album, for "Wave On Wave"
2002
Sony releases the soundtrack to "We Were Soldiers," with a collaboration between Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews, plus a duet of Jamie O'Neal and Michael McDonald. Also featured: Tammy Cochran, Montgomery Gentry, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rascal Flatts
2001
Martina McBride earns her first triple-platinum album award, for "Evolution"
2001
Toby Keith captures a platinum album for "How Do You Like Me Now?!"
1997
LeAnn Rimes wins two trophies--Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Blue"--during the 39th annual Grammy Awards at New York's Madison Square Garden
1994
The Desert Rose Band plays its final concert in Indio, California
1987
George Strait picks up a gold album for "Strait From The Heart" and a platinum award for his "Greatest Hits"
1932
J.R. Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas. As Johnny Cash, he joins the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, rising to prominence with rockabilly music at Sun Records and graduating to become an icon for country music
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