Things were Tough All Over for Gary Allan back in 2005 - and it was a good thing! Meanwhile, Alan Jackson was singing the blues in 1992 with a tune he co-wrote with Randy Travis, and Steve Wariner scored the first of many number one hits back in 1981.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 19 December, 2011.

  • Gary Allan collected a gold album for Tough All Over in 2005.
  • Trisha Yearwood earned a double-platinum album for her self-titled debut and a platinum award for The Song Remembers When in 1994.
  • Alan Jackson charted a Number One country single in Billboard with "She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)," co-written by Randy Travis, in 1992.
  • Brooks & Dunn's "Husbands and Wives," written by Roger Miller, hit Number One in 1998.
  • Johnny Cash had open heart surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital in 1988, one week after Waylon Jennings had similar surgery at the same location.
  • K. T. Oslin scored her first Number One hit with "Do Ya" in 1987.
  • Johnny Paycheck shot a man in a bar in Hillsboro, Ohio, a crime that resulted in a two-year prison sentence, in 1985.
  • Steve Wariner scored his first Number One country single with "All Roads Lead To You" in 1981.
  • Dolly Parton's movie 9 to 5 premiered in 1980.
  • Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make it Though the Night" debuted on the chart in 1970.
  • Loretta Lynn claimed the Number One position on the Billboard country chart with "Coal Miner's Daughter" in 1970.
  • Carl Perkins recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" at the Sun Recording Studios in Memphis in 1955.
  • Uncle Dave Macon debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1925.

Let's give a listen to Steve Wariner from thirty years ago.



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Dave D.