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This Day in Country Music History, March 31

2011
"American Idol" contestants Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina cover the Randy Travis/Carrie Underwood duet "I Told You So" on the FOX-TV show
2009
Capitol releases Keith Urban's album "Defying Gravity"
2006
Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack and The Judds sing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" en masse at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., amid three weeks of country shows in the capitol. Also appearing at the concert: Ray Price
2003
The Cincinnati Reds open the Great American Ball Park with a 10-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. President George W. Bush throws out the first pitch, with music from Clay Walker and Lee Greenwood, who sings "God Bless The U.S.A."
1998
"The Greatest Hits Collection" goes quadruple-platinum for Alan Jackson
1981
Dolly Parton performs "9 To 5" on the Oscar awards, which were postponed 24 hours following the shooting of president Ronald Reagan. Sissy Spacek wins the Best Actress award for portraying Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter"
1962
Patsy Cline claims a #1 country single in Billboard with "She's Got You"
1953
Guitarist Greg Martin is born in Louisville, Kentucky. He joins The Kentucky HeadHunters, who win a Grammy award and nail down two Vocal Group of the Year honors from the Country Music Association
1934
Hall Of Fame songwriter John D. Loudermilk is born in Durham, North Carolina. His hits include "Indian Reservation," by Paul Revere & The Raiders; "Abilene," by George Hamilton IV; and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," by Eddy Arnold
1928
Lefty Frizzell is born in Corsicana, Texas. He influences Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley and Randy Travis through such hits as "If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time" and "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" on his way to the Country Music Hall of Fame
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