Carrie Underwood Gets Platinum, Alan Jackson Sees The Trees – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
Carrie Underwood got her first Platinum album on this date in 2005, Alan Jackson scored a number one hit with a Roger Miller tune in 1995 and Waylon Jennings scored a Gold record with a TV show theme song in 1980.
Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 09 December, 2011.
- Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, was certified gold and platinum in 2005.
- Toby Keith's Shock'n Y'all album went gold, platinum and double-platinum on the same day in 2003.
- Faron Young shot himself in the head in Nashville in 1996, dying a day later. He was allegedly upset about his slumping career.
- Alan Jackson's "Tall, Tall Trees," a cover of the Roger Miller hit, went to number one in 1995.
- Garth Brooks scored his first number one single with "If Tomorrow Never Comes" in 1989.
- The "Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)" went gold for Waylon Jennings in 1980.
- Merle Haggard recorded "Silver Wings" in 1968. He recorded "Hungry Eyes" on this date in 1969.
Here's Alan Jackson's take on a classic Roger Miller tune.
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