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Carrie Underwood Gets Platinum, Alan Jackson Sees The Trees – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Carrie Underwood accepts the award for Artist of the Year: Female onstage at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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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