Her Cassanova Cowboy was very good to Carrie Underwood on this date in 2010, Brad Paisley's Wasted Time paid off with a double platinum album in 2007 and Tim McGraw lost his father to brain cancer in 2004.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 05 January, 2012.

  • Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" went gold in 2010.
  • James Otto underwent shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff and bone spurs in 2009.
  • Brad Paisley's Time Well Wasted album was certified double-platinum in 2007.
  • Jo Dee Messina began her first USO tour in 2007.
  • Tim McGraw's father, baseball great Tug McGraw, died of brain cancer in Nashville in 2004.
  • Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden married former Miss Tennessee Brenda Kaye Hall in 1990.
  • George Strait charted a Number One single in Billboard with "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" in 1985.
  • John Anderson's "Swingin'" was released in 1983.
  • Marty Robbins was admitted to Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital after suffering a heart attack in 1981.
  • Kenny Rogers' "Coward Of The County" began a three-week reign at Number One on the country chart in 1980.

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Dave D.