#1 – steel guitarist Ben Keith was born on this date in 1937 (he died in 2010). He played on Patsy Cline’s classic record, “I Fall to Pieces.” The wreckage of Patsy’s plane crash was found on this date in 1963, on Ben’s 26th birthday!

#2 – I was only 3-years-old when Patsy died. I met her husband, Charlie Dick, on Sept. 12, 1991 at George Jones’ concert at Lulu’s Roadhouse in Kitchener, Ont. Charlie was serving as George’s personal road manager on that tour. That night was George’s 60th birthday. 20 years ago today, George was seriously injured – he was almost killed – when his SUV crashed into a bridge abutment near his home in Franklin, Tenn.!

#3 – Chris Broderick, of the rock group Megadeath, was born on this date in 1970. They performed at the George Jones’ tribute concert in Nashville in 2013!

#4 – the George Jones concert at Lulu’s in 1991 and the 2013 tribute concert to him in Nashville were just a couple of the concerts I’ve attended. The first concert I went to was a Stompin’ Tom Connors concert in the mid-1970’s. I was a high school student at the time and never dreamed I’d ever meet the icon. I did, a few decades later. Tom died six years today!

#5 – 3 years ago today, Western Swing Authority made their Purple Hill Country Music Hall debut. It came on what would have been the 101st birthday of The King of Western Swing, Bob Wills!

March 6 is a weird day.