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Country Music Timeline: Who Was Joe Diffie’s Ring Bearer?

Joe Diffie, Tracy Lawrence, Ronnie Milsap, Mark Chesnutt
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March 11 — Happy Anniversary to Joe Diffie who celebrates 11 years of marriage with his wife today.  Plus, which country singers take up acting on this day.  Click “Read More” to find out…

1892 — Basketball is played in public for the first time.  Who would have thought that peach baskets could be so much fun?

1989 — Ronnie Milsap is at the top of the country charts with “Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me.”

1992 — Garth Brooks’ “No Fences” ships 7 million copies.  It’s the first country album to sell that many copies.

2000 — Joe Diffie gets married in Nashville.  His new bride, Theresa Crump, has her pet chihuahua stand in as the ring bearer. (CMT.com)

2001 — Billy Ray Cyrus dives into acting on the Pax-TV series “Doc.”

2005 — Tim McGraw also takes a shot at acting in a movie directed by Rick Schroder.  The film features McGraw as a sheriff and only opens in seven cities.

2006 — Josh Turner tops the charts with “Your Man.”

For more country music history check out CMT.com.

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