This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1992, Patsy Cline’s “Greatest Hits” collection was certified quadruple-platinum.
  • Today in 1992, the Judds’ album, “Why Not Me,” was certified double-platinum.
  • Today in 1992, the “Read Between the Lines” album by Aaron Tippin was certified gold.
  • Today in 1994, Sammy Kershaw’s album, “Don’t Go Near the Water,” was certified platinum
  • Today in 1996, Billy Dean’s “Greatest Hits” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 1996, Garth Brooks was named the “honorary captain” of the U.S Olympic Wrestling Team.
  • Today in 1999, Faith Hill’s album, “Faith,” was certified triple platinum.
  • Today in 2001, three generations of country performers covering forty years of music history wrapped up a weekend in the Ohio Valley in celebration of the Jamboree in the Hills’ 25th anniversary. Over 110,000 fans attended the four-day festival, which is often referred to as the “Super Bowl of Country Music.”
  • Today in 2006, Brad Paisley’s “The World” spun at #1 in Billboard.
  • Today in 2008, Sugarland’s “Love on the Inside” album was released.
  • Today in 2011, The Eli Young Band received its first gold certification for the single, “Crazy Girl.”
  • Today in 2015, Miranda Lambert made a surprise appearance during Ashley Monroe’s concert at the Basement East in Nashville, joining Monroe on “Heart Like Mine” during the encore. Meghan Linsey and Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet are in the crowd for the show, which also featured guests Vince Gill and Striking Matches.
  • Today in 2016, The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville opened a new exhibit dedicated to Zac Brown Band, “Homegrown: Zac Brown Band.”
  • Today in 2016, Brantley Gilbert’s single, “The Weekend,” hit the airwaves.
  • Today in 2018, Miranda Lambert and her dog, Delta, appeared on the cover of Parade magazine alongside three other celebrities involved in animal rescue: Andy Cohen, Carrie Ann Inaba and George Clooney. “Rescue dogs are special,” Lambert says. “They know you’ve saved their lives.”
  • Today in 2020, Blake Shelton had a big day – he received a triple-platinum single from the RIAA for “God’s Country” and a platinum award for “Nobody But You,” his duet with then-fiancé Gwen Stefani.
  • Today in 2020, Jimmie Allen’s “Make Me Want To” was certified gold by the RIAA. On the same day, Dustin Lynch’s “Ridin’ Roads” went platinum, Dan + Shay’s “All To Myself” was certified double-platinum – and so was Kenny Chesney’s single “Get Along.”
  • Today in 2021, the Jason Aldean/ Carrie Underwood single, “If I Didn’t Love You” was released.
  • Today in 2021, Jana Kramer announced her divorce from Mike Caussin was finalized.


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