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Randy Travis Goes Platinum, Carrie Underwood Strikes Preemptively – Today In Country Music History

Carrie Underwood’s preemptive strike won a Grammy on this date in 2008, Jimmy Wayne Stayed Gone in 2003 and Randy Travis was certified platinum in 1987.

Click through for the complete list for Today In Country Music History for 10 February, 2012.

  • The Eli Young Band‘s “Crazy Girl” came to radio in 2011.
  • “Before He Cheats” won twice during the 50th annual Grammys in 2008 — Best Female Country Vocal Performance to Carrie Underwood and Best Country Song to composers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.
  • Jimmy Wayne‘s first single, “Stay Gone,” was released to radio in 2003.
  • “How Do I Live,” written by Diane Warren and performed by Trisha Yearwood in the movie Con Air, received an Oscar nomination for best original song in 1998.
  • BlackHawk made their Grand Ole Opry debut in 1996.
  • Randy TravisStorms of Life album was certified platinum in 1987.
  • The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson) album was certified gold in 1986.
  • Eddie Rabbitt began a three-week stay at Number One on Billboard‘s country chart with the theme from the Clint Eastwood movie “Every Which Way But Loose” in 1979.
  • Ronnie Milsap earned his first gold album for “It Was Almost Like A Song” in 1978.
  • Lefty Frizzell recorded the classic “She’s Gone, Gone, Gone” in 1965.
  • Flatt and Scruggs recorded their Songs of the Famous Carter Family album which featured Mother Maybelle on autoharp in 1961.
  • The Louvin Brothers joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955.

How about a quick lesson in how to treat your sweetheart (it seems the right time of the year) from Carrie Underwood.


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