TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Thursday, Feb. 27)
Texas Jim Robertson born in Batesville, Texas, 1909.
Hardrock Gunter born in Birmingham, Ala., 1925.
Chuck Glaser born in Spaulding, Neb., 1936.
Marty Robbins begins 10-week run at No. 1 with "Don't Worry," 1961.
Alan Jackson's "Here In The Real World" is released, 1990.
Lorrie Morgan's "What Part of Me" hits No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, 1993.
Sara Evans' "No Place That Far" tops Billboard country chart, 1999.
Reba McEntire's "Have I Got A Deal For You" goes gold 10 years after its release, 1995.
MUSIC AND MORE
CHICKS' 'HOME' ALBUM SLIPS ON ALL-GENRE LIST
The Dixie Chicks' "Home" album fell from No. 2 to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 while holding onto the top spot on the country chart for the 13th week.
Sales fell 25 percent to 127,000 copies for the week, Billboard said, citing figures from SoundScan.
After performing at the Grammy awards show on Sunday night -- and winning three trophies, including best country album for "Home" -- the Chicks are likely to see another surge in sales.
UNCLE TUPELO REISSUES DUE MARCH 11
"Anodyne," the final studio album by alt-country artists Uncle Tupelo, will be reissued by Sire Records on March 11, the same day Columbia/Legacy reissues three other of the band's albums, Billboard says.
Three previously unreleased tracks are added to "Anodyne," including a cover of Waylon Jennings' "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," two Uncle Tupelo originals and live recordings of "Truck Drivin' Man" and "Suzy Q."
Uncle Tupelo split in 1994.
HALL OF FAME MARKS CLINE CRASH ANNIVERSARY
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum next Tuesday unveils an exhibit marking the 40th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Patsy Cline.
A plane carrying Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and pilot Randy Hughes went down in a thunderstorm near Camden, Tenn., on March 5, 1963, killing everyone on board.
The exhibit will display four artifacts, one belonging to each victim -- Cline's cigarette lighter, Hawkins' guitar strap, Copas' white felt western hat and the clock on the Piper Comanche piloted by Hughes.
More on the exhibit can be found at halloffame.org.