2/26/18 Day in the Country

This Day in Country Music History, February 26

Lady Antebellum sings “You Look Good” during the pre-race events for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 at the Daytona Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch wins the race
Luke Bryan reaches the top of the Billboard country singles list with “Someone Else Calling You Baby”
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
Willie Nelson rides in the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans
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
Toby Keith captures a platinum album from the RIAA for “How Do You Like Me Now?!”
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
The Desert Rose Band plays its final concert in Indio, California
George Strait picks up a gold album for “Strait From The Heart” and a platinum award for his “Greatest Hits”
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