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Motorists could be spending more money for gas in the near future.  That’s the warning from triple A in Boise.  They predict the National average will be as high as 2-dollars 70-cents.  Idaho prices could approach $2.85 or more a gallon.

Schools in Blaine County including the csi center in Hailey will be closed today in anticipation of a major winter storm that could dump anywhere from 18 to 30 inches of snow.  The National Weather service issued a storm warning that extends through 11 am today. 

Idaho's House has advanced legislation that would require cities, counties and other taxing districts to wait almost one year before a failed bond could be placed back on the election ballot. Currently, it's not unusual for taxing districts to immediately re-run a bond in the following election if it fails to get enough votes.

Idaho Fish and Game officials are staying busy stocking ponds with trout in the Hagerman wildlife area.  Clear Springs food donates brood stock to the efforts. 

After nearly a year on the job, Shoshone Police Chief Cliff Katona retired from law enforcement Monday.  The city of Shoshone and it’s police department made the announcement on facebook.

One of the largest tax reduction bills ever proposed in Idaho's history is headed to the governor's desk. Senate members on Thursday voted 26-9 to advance the proposal to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter for his signature _ where the Republican governor is expected to approve the measure.

Nine Idaho students have filed a lawsuit claiming they were unfairly removed from their high school cheerleading team after staging a "sit-in" to protest conflicts with their new coach. The lawsuit filed Monday alleges that the Cassia County School District, Burley High School, Superintendent Gaylen Smyer and several school employees violated the girls' First Amendment rights.

The Sawtooth Avalanche Center is expecting the next few days to be the most dangerous of the year in the backcountry.  With the expected additional snow today the center and forecasters say it will be very dangerous.

Today:  Showers early, then partly cloudy for the afternoon. High 38F. (Mountains: 33) Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight:  Cloudy skies with snow in some areas. Low 23F. (Mountains: 8)Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. HIGH: 35 (Mountains: 31)Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Chance Of Snow

HIGH: 36 (Mountains: 31)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 32)

TUESDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 34)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 42 (Mountains: 39)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 42)

Both eastbound lanes are now blocked.  Traffic is being diverted off I84 at exit 194, the Ridgeway Road/Hazelton Exit.

 

Idaho State Police, is investigating a crash with blockage eastbound I84 at mile marker 199, near Kasota Road.

 

The left lane is currently blocked and is expected to be blocked for an extended period of time.

 

Idaho State Police along with Jerome, Minidoka, and Cassia Counties are investigating several crashes involving commercial semi trucks both eastbound and westbound on I84.

Motorists traveling in the Magic Valley, especially commercial semi trucks, should use caution due to high winds in the area.

 

I84 has been re-opened eastbound at milepost 190.

 

Motorists traveling in the Magic Valley, especially commercial semi trucks, should use caution due to high winds in the area.

 

 

Idaho State Police are on scene of a crash eastbound I84 at milepost 190, four miles west of Hazelton.   Both eastbound lanes are blocked at this time.  Traffic is being diverted at exit 188, the Valley Road exit.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Big and Little Wood River Region; Sawtooth Mountains

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING...

 

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches on ridgetops.

 

* WHERE...The Sawtooth Mountains including Stanley and Clayton, and the Big and Little Wood River Region including Hailey, Ketchum and Bellevue.

 

* WHEN...Until 11 AM MST this morning.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially over mountain passes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Avalanche Warning

Areas Affected: Blaine; Custer

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER. THE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER IN KETCHUM HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

 

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 500 PM MST UNTIL 730 AM MST SATURDAY.

 

* AFFECTED AREA...THE SAWTOOTH...SOLDIER...SMOKY...WHITE CLOUD...BOULDER...AND PIONEER MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS NEAR BANNER SUMMIT...STANLEY...SMILEY CREEK...GALENA SUMMIT...KETCHUM...AND FAIRFIELD.

 

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS HIGH.

 

* REASON/IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND WIND ARE COMBINING TO OVERLOAD A WEAK SNOWPACK. WIDESPREAD AVALANCHING WILL OCCUR. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. VERY LARGE AVALANCHES CAPABLE OF SNAPPING TREES ARE LIKELY. SLIDES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES, INTO FLAT AREAS, AND INTO MATURE FORESTS. STAY OFF OF AND OUT FROM BELOW STEEP SLOPES - SLOPES STEEPER THAN ABOUT 30 DEGREES. CONSULT WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM OR WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

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Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Boise Mountains; Camas Prairie; West Central Mountains

NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING...

 

* WHAT...Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with 3 to 6 inches above 6000 feet are expected.

 

* WHERE...West Central Mountains, Boise Mountains and Camas Prairie zones.

 

* WHEN...Until 11 AM MST this morning.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Cache Valley, Idaho Portion; Caribou Highlands; South Central Highlands; Wasatch Mountains, Idaho Portion

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 AM MST SUNDAY...

 

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 15 inches likely near ridgetops.

 

* WHERE...I 84 from milepost 228 to the Utah border, I 15 from the milepost 63 to the Utah Border, U.S. Highways 26, 30, 89 and 91, and state highways 34 and 36.

 

* WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 11 AM MST Sunday. Heaviest snow will arrive late this afternoon and persist through Saturday afternoon. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Avalanche Warning

Areas Affected: Camas; Elmore

NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER. ...THE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER IN KETCHUM HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING...

 

* TIMING...IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 AM SATURDAY MARCH 3RD.

 

* AFFECTED AREA...FOR THE SOLDIER...SMOKY...PIONEER...BOULDER... WHITE CLOUD...AND SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS NEAR FAIRFIELD...HAILEY...KETCHUM...GALENA SUMMIT...SMILEY CREEK...AND STANLEY.

 

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS HIGH.

 

* REASON/IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOWFALL AND WIND ARE COMBINING TO OVERLOAD A WEAK SNOWPACK. WIDESPREAD AVALANCHING WILL OCCUR. PRECAUTION/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. VERY LARGE AVALANCHES CAPABLE OF SNAPPING TREES ARE LIKELY. SLIDES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES, IN TO FLAT AREAS, AND INTO MATURE FORESTS. STAY OFF OF AND OUT FROM BELOW STEEP SLOPES, STEEPER THAN ABOUT 30 DEGREES. CONSULT WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM OR WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

March 2nd: On this day

1959
Born on this day, was Larry Stewart, country music singer, best known for his role as lead singer of the country pop band Restless Heart. In 1993, Stewart left the band for a solo career, recording four solo albums and charting eight singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts before reuniting with Restless Heart in 2002. His highest-charting solo single was "Alright Already", which peaked at #5 in 1993.

1962
Born on this day in Meridian, Mississippi, was Ty Herndon, country music singer who scored the 1995 US #1 hit single “What Mattered Most”. He later scored two other chat toppers: "Living in a Moment" and "It Must Be Love".

1967
Country music winners at the 9th Annual Grammy Awards held at Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York included; Best Country & Western Vocal Performance – Female went to Jeannie Seely for "Don't Touch Me", and the Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Male went to David Houston for "Almost Persuaded."

1974
Country music winners at the 16th Annual Grammy Awards included; Best Country Vocal Performance, Female - Olivia Newton-John for "Let Me Be There", Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - Charlie Rich for "Behind Closed Doors", Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group - Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson for "From the Bottle to the Bottom", Best Country Instrumental Performance - Steve Mandell & Eric Weissberg for "Dueling Banjos" and Best Country Song - Kenny O'Dell (songwriter) for "Behind Closed Doors" performed by Charlie Rich.

1980
The Public Broadcasting Company telecasted the Grand Ole Opry for the third time. The show featured Tom T. Hall, Ronnie Milsap, Roy Acuff, Hank Snow, Minnie Pearl, Porter Wagoner, Billy Grammer, George Hamilton IV, Marty Robbins, and many others. Sissy Spacek also appeared with Loretta Lynn, promoting the new movie Coal Miner's Daughter, which opened the following week.

1987
Warner Bros. released the Trio album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. The album sold over 4 million copies and also received several Grammy nominations and other awards. The three singers released the follow up album, Trio II in 1999.

1997
Shania Twain released her third studio album Come On Over which became the best-selling country music album, by a female act. To date, the album has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, shipped over 20 million copies in the United States, and in the UK it has sold over 3.3 million. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and stayed there for 50 non-consecutive weeks, staying in the Top Ten for 151 weeks.

 

Chris Stapleton (8), Thomas Rhett (6), Keith Urban (5), Miranda Lambert (4), Maren Morris (4) & More Earn Multiple ACM Awards Nominations

The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 53rd ACM Awards on March 1.

Chris Stapleton is leading the pack with eight nominations, including Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album, Single and Song of the Year.

Thomas Rhett copped six nominations, including Male Vocalist, Album, Vocal Event and Video of the Year.

Keith Urban earned five nominations, including Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Song and Vocal Event of the Year.

Songwriter Shane McAnally nabbed five nominations, including Songwriter, Song, Album and Single of the Year.

Miranda Lambert scored four nominations, including Female Vocalist, Song and Video of the Year. Miranda is shooting for her ninth consecutive win as Female Vocalist of the Year.

Maren Morris received four nominations, including Female Vocalist and Vocal Event of the Year.

The ACM Awards will air from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

The complete list of nominees is below.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban
  • Chris Young

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Reba McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Locash
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • LANCO
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

New Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Carly Pearce
  • RaeLynn

New Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Devin Dawson
  • Russell Dickerson
  • Brett Young

New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year

  • High Valley
  • LANCO
  • LOCASH
  • Midland
  • Runaway June

 

 

 

Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Breaker – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

California Sunrise – Jon Pardi
Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

From A Room Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Record Label: Mercury Records

Happy Endings – Old Dominion
Producer: Shane McAnally
Record Label: RCA

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett
Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

“Better Man” – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt
Producer: Zach Crowell
Record Label: MCA Nashville

“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Record Label: Mercury Records

“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland
Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Record Label: Big Machine Records

“I’ll Name The Dogs” – Blake Shelton
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros.

 

 

 

 

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Sam Hunt Publishing, Highly Combustible Music/I Love Pizza Music,/Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/Who Wants to Buy My Publishing/Atlas Music Publishing, Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC, Smack Hits

“Female” – Keith Urban
Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rezolant Music/Plain Jane Songs, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), Smack Hits/Smack Songs LLC (GMR)

“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music

“Whiskey And You” – Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: WB Music Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (BMI)

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

“Black” – Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Max A. Butler

“t Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne
Director: Wes Edwards, Ryan Silver
Producer: Tiffany Davies

“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
Director: Jeff Venable
Producer: Ben Skipworth

“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett
Director: TK McKamy
Producer: Dan Atchison

“We Should Be Friends” – Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: April Dace

 

 

 

Songwriter of the Year

  • Rhett Akins
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett Featuring Maren Morris
Producers: Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett
Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
Producers: Brad Hill, Maren Morris
Record Label: Columbia Nashville

“Funny (How Time Slips Away)” – Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson
Producer: Carl Jackson
Record Label: Universal Music Enterprises

“The Fighter” – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
Producers: Busbee, Keith Urban
Record Label: Capitol Nashville

“What Ifs” – Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina
Producer: Dann Huff
Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

March 3rd: On this day

1909

Born on this day in Tifton, Georgia was Johnny Barfield a country and old-time music performer, best known for his 1939 recording of "Boogie Woogie", the first country boogie. He died on 16 January 1974, aged 64.

1963

Patsy Cline performed at a benefit at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, along with George Jones, George Riddle and The Jones Boys, Billy Walker, Dottie West, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins. The concert was in aid of the family of disc jockey "Cactus" Jack Call who had died in an automobile crash a little over a month earlier. This was the last perfomance by Cline who died in a plane crash two days later.

1970

Born on this day, was John Carter Cash American country singer-songwriter, author and producer, the only child that Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash had together. His half siblings include Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter and Rosie Nix Adams. He began his work as a music producer with his mother June Carter Cash on her album, Press On, which won a Grammy in 1999, then went on to work under Rick Rubin as Associate Producer on his father Johnny Cash's Grammy winning records American III: Solitary Man and American IV: The Man Comes Around, the latter receiving three CMA awards.

1973

Country music winners at the 15th Annual Grammy Awards (the first to be broadcast live on CBS), included; Best Country Vocal Performance, Female - Donna Fargo for "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA", Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - Charley Pride for Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs, Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group - The Statler Brothers for "Class of '57", Best Country Instrumental Performance - Charlie McCoy for Charlie McCoy/The Real McCoy, Best Country Song - Ben Peters (songwriter) for "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" performed by Charley Pride.

1974

Johnny Cash was a special guest in an episode of the TV decective series Columbo staring Peter Falk entitled Swan Song. Cash played the role of a musical star who murdered his wife, an evangelist who has been exploiting his talent to finance her own religious crusade.

1979

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) telecasted an entire Saturday Night Live from the Grand Ole Opry for the very first time. The show featured many acts including Del Reeves, Barbara Mandrell, Bill Monroe, Hank Snow, Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Don Gibson and many others. The telecast became the most popular one of the year for PBS, and was a part of their March fundraising campaigns.

1994

John Michael Montgomery was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his second studio album Kickin' It Up which included the Country hit singles "I Swear," "Rope the Moon," "Be My Baby Tonight" and "If You've Got Love."

2002

George Strait played at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show concert held at Houston's Astrodome, to more than 68,000 fans. He dedicated "Love Without End, Amen" to George and Barbara Bush, who are part of the crowd. The rodeo has drawn some of the world's biggest recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Willie Nelson.

2002

American songwriter Harlan Howard died aged 74. In a career spanning six decades, Howard wrote songs, recorded by a variety of different artists including “Fall to Pieces", co-written with Hank Cochran and recorded by Patsy Cline. Howard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.

2015

Country superstar Carrie Underwood sent her Instagram followers into a frenzy with the first published photo of her newborn baby boy. She also revealed the name of the child, Isaiah Michael Fisher, who was the first for the singer and her husband, professional hockey player Mike Fisher.

March 4th: On this day

1967

"Jackson" a duet by Johnny Cash and June Carter (with Carl Perkins, guitar) entered the C&W chart, going on to peak at #2. The song was quickly covered by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood which gave them a pop hit three months later.

1968

Winners at the third Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Pat Buttram included: Man of the Year - Joey Bishop, Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Lynn Anderson, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Glen Campbell, Top Vocal Group - Sons of the Pioneers, Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year - Bobbie Gentry, Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year - Jerry Inman and Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard won Top Duo of the Year.

1971

Born on this day in Gilmer, Texas, was Jason Sellers country music artist. Has worked with Ricky Skaggs, recorded two solo studio albums: 1997's I'm Your Man and 1999's A Matter of Time which produced five singles on the Country Singles charts; Jason has had continued success as a songwriter, with acts such as Lonestar, Kenny Chesney, and Montgomery Gentry all recording his songs.

1978

The Public Broadcasting System broadcast live, the first complete Grand Ole Opry show from the new Grand Ole Opry House. The show featured George Hamilton IV, Bill Monroe, Del Reeves, The Willis Brothers, Billy Grammer, Ronnie Milsap, Lonzo and Oscar, Porter Wagoner, Roy Acuff, The Crook Brothers, The Fruit Jar Drinkers, Grandpa Jones, and others.

1983

Country singer, George Jones married Nancy Sepulveda in Woodville, Texas, (his fourth marrige). The newlyweds had their wedding-night dinner at the local Burger King in Jasper, Texas.

2000

"Amazed" by Lonestar became the first country song to have topped both the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and the Billboard Hot 100 chart since the Kenny Rogers-Dolly Parton duet, "Islands In The Stream" in October 1983.

2010

Rascal Flatts were guest stars on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, starring as themselves. In the episode, Jay DeMarcus received an electic shock from his own bass guitar during a performance at a Vegas club, leaving the musician with total amnesia.

2016

American country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek died from cancer aged 40. From 2008 to 2016, the duo Joey + Rory comprised of Joey and her husband, Rory Lee Feek.