Toby Keith released one of the biggest novelty songs of the decade on this date in 2011, Faith Hill was catching fireflies in 2005, George Strait recorded a duet with Frank Sinatra in 1993 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 11 October, 2012.

  • Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" was released to radio in 2011.
  • Faith Hill's Fireflies album went gold and platinum on the same day in 2005.
  • Gary Allan's Tough All Over album was released in 2005.
  • Tim McGraw's "Real Good Man" topped the Billboard chart in 2003.
  • The Dixie Chicks' Home album went triple-platinum in 2002.
  • George Strait recorded "Fly Me to the Moon," a duet with one of his musical heroes, Frank Sinatra, in 1993.



  • Lefty Frizzell and Marty Robbins were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982.
  • The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducted Bobby Braddock and Ray Whitley in 1981. Braddock is noted for George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Whitley wrote Gene Autry's theme song, "Back In The Saddle Again."
  • Willie Nelson recorded "Always On My Mind" and "The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning" at his Pedernales Studio outside of Austin, Texas in 1981.
  • Kitty Wells was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1976.
  • The Eagles made their first appearance on the country charts with "Lyin' Eyes" in 1975, which eventually peaked at Number 10.
  • Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton recorded their first Top 10 single, "The Last Thing On My Mind," in 1967.

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Dave D.