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  • Mar 1, 1979
    MCA releases Conway Twitty's "Don't Take It Away"
    Mar 2, 1979
    The U.S. and Cuba co-sponsor a concert for the first time in 20 years. The Havana Jam lineup includes Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Billy Joel and Stephen Stills
    Mar 2, 1979
    Warner/Curb releases The Bellamy Brothers' "If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me"
    Mar 2, 1979
    Tom T. Hall is featured on TV's "Hee Haw Honeys"
    Mar 2, 1979
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and rock band Toto are guests of comedian Steve Martin on "The Midnight Special"
    Mar 3, 1979
    Minnie Pearl makes a guest appearance on ABC-TV's "The Love Boat"
    Mar 3, 1979
    Dave & Sugar's "Golden Tears" starts a three-week run at the top of the Billboard country singles chart
    Mar 3, 1979
    Tennessee Ernie Ford joins co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark to perform "You Are My Sunshine" on "Hee Haw." Owens also covers The Bee Gees' "Words," while guest Stella Parton chips in "The Danger Of A Stranger"
    Mar 5, 1979
    MCA officially takes over ABC Records. As a result, Barbara Mandrell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams and John Conlee all find themselves on a new label
    Mar 6, 1979
    Drummer Keith Knudsen, destined to become a part of country band Southern Pacific, receives a platinum award from the RIAA as a member of The Doobie Brothers, for the pop album "Minute By Minute"

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