Justin Moore was happy about being in a Small Town on this date in 2009, Willie Nelson's album went quadruple-platinum in 1990 and Johnny Horton was looking North in 1961.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 09 January, 2012.

  • Justin Moore's "Small Town USA" was released to radio in 2009.
  • Just The Same became Terri Clark's second platinum album in 2001.
  • Willie Nelson's Stardust album was certified quadruple-platinum in 1990.
  • A five-mile stretch of Gallatin Road in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was renamed the Johnny Cash Parkway in 1982.
  • Charley Pride's Country Charley Pride and Did You Think To Pray albums were certified gold in 1975.
  • Norma Jean joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1965.
  • The Johnny Horton classic "North To Alaska" went to Number One in Billboard in 1961.
  • Patsy Cline became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1960.

What? You don't remember Johnny Horton's 1961 hit? Here's a listen.

 

 

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Dave D.