This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1994, Kathy Mattea’s album, “A Collection Of Hits,” was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1994, Sammy Kershaw’s “Feeling Good Train” album was certified gold. The same day his “Haunted Heart” project was certified platinum.
  • Today in 1994, Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Some Gave All” CD was certified for sales of 8-million.
  • Today in 1997, LeAnn Rimes’ version of “How Do I Live” was certified double platinum – the only country single ever to reach that mark.
  • Today in 1997, LeAnn Rimes’ “Blue” album was certified for multi-platinum sales of 5-million.
  • Today in 1997, Shania Twain’s “The Woman In Me” album was certified for sales of 10-million.
  • Today in 1998, Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” album was released, the same day new albums from Jewel, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston hit record stores. After the dust had settled on what record stores called “Super Tuesday,” Garth emerged victorious. He captured the #1 spot on the album charts – and set a first-week sales record of 1.9-million copies.
  • Today in 1998, “The Prince Of Egypt – Nashville” soundtrack was released. The album featured songs by Vince Gill, Wynonna, Reba McEntire, Clint Black, Faith Hill and Jessica Andrews.
  • Today in 1999, Tim McGraw’s album, “A Place In The Sun,” was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1999, Faith Hill’s Breathe album debuted at the top of both the “Billboard” country and all-genre album charts.
  • Today in 2000, Pam Tillis’ “All of This Love” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 2000, Alabama’s “For the Record: 41 Number-One Hits” collection was certified quadruple-platinum.
  • Today in 2003, Emmylou Harris taped an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
  • Today in 2004, Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road” was recognized at #1 in the CMT special “40 Greatest Road Songs.”
  • Today in 2009, Taylor Swift was the guest host and musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
  • Today in 2013, Cassadee Pope earned a gold single for “Wasting All These Tears.”
  • Today in 2016, Jon Bon Jovi sang “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” during a Hillary Clinton rally at Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the presidential election. Also on hand were Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen.
  • Today in 2016, Rascal Flatts performed for pediatric patients and family members at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. The music includes “Fast Cars And Freedom” and “Bless The Broken Road.”
  • Today in 2016, Billy Currington’s “Do I Make You Wanna” hit the airwaves.
  • Today in 2018, Carrie Underwood collected a gold single from the RIAA for “Cry Pretty.”
  • Today in 2020, Luke Combs hit #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Forever After All.”


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