Toby Keith earned a gold single on this date in 2010, Carrie Underwood let Jesus do the driving in 2006 and Rodney Crowell sang about a broken heart ... and a crazy woman ... in 1989.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 21 January, 2012.

  • Toby Keith earned a gold single for "God Love Her" in 2010.
  • Carrie Underwood claimed the Number One spot in Billboard for the first of six weeks with "Jesus, Take The Wheel" in 2006.
  • After 12 consecutive years, Vince Gill announced he would not host the 2004 CMA Awards show.
  • Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, died in 1997.
  • Wynonna Judd married Arch Kelley at the Christ Church in Nashville in 1996. They divorced two years later.
  • "She's Crazy For Leavin'" took Rodney Crowell to Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1989.
  • Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Ricky Nelson were among the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
  • Dwight Yoakam picked up his first gold album for Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. in 1987.
  • Wanted: The Outlaws, featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser, was certified double-platinum in 1985.
  • Red Foley topped the Billboard country chart with "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" in 1950.

Here's a taste of Rodney Crowell from back in the day.

 

 

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Dave D.