Faith Hill was watching Fireflies on this date in 2005, Gary Allan was feeling Tough All Over at the same time and Willie Nelson was making magic in his studio near Austin in 1981.

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

It's been a while since I heard this tune from Willie.



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Dave D.