December 8th, 2005

Garth Brooks’ boxed set, The Limited Series, available only through Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, was certified platinum. It features re-issues of Garth's first six albums, with a bonus track added to each. Sales in the United States were limited to two million copies. Of the newly added tracks, only "To Make You Feel My Love" reached #1 on the country charts.

Dierks Bentley’s album Modern Day Drifter was certified platinum. The album produced three singles, "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" (#3), "Come a Little Closer" (#1) and "Settle for a Slowdown" (#1).

Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson and dobro ace Jerry Douglas each net four nominations, tops among country figures, as the finalists for the Grammy awards are announced at Gotham Hall in New York.

  • 2010

    Taylor Swift’s album Speak Now was certified triple platinum, becoming her third consecutive album to do so. The album included the singles "Mine" (#2), "Sparks Fly" (#1), "Back To December" (#3) and "Mean" (#2).

    Speak Now has since been certified 6x platinum by the RIAA.

  • 2009

    Jason Aldean’s album Wide Open was certified platinum for sales of 1 million copies. It featured 4 singles: "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor" (#1) and "The Truth" (#1) and "Crazy Town" (#2).

    Wide Open was the only country album by a male artist in 2009 released and achieving platinum status that year.

  • 2003

    Alabama became the first act from the entertainment industry to receive the United Nations International Achievement Award, which salutes those who have made significant contributions to the well-being of individuals and communities. Previous honorees included Desmond Tutu and the founder of Habitat For Humanity.

    Brad Paisley's Mud On The Tires album rolls to gold certification. The album featured four singles: "Celebrity" (#3), "Little Moments" (#2), "Mud On The Tires" (#1) and "Whiskey Lullaby" (#3).

    The album itself has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA, while "Whiskey Lullaby" and the title-track have been certified as gold singles.

  • 1991

  • 1986

  • 1982

    Marty Robbins died of a heart attack at the age of 57 in Nashville. He scored hits on the country charts from 1956-1982 and earned 18 gold singles.

  • 1945

    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs perform together on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time as members of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. The moment at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is a seminal bluegrass event.

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2012 – Jake Owen – “The One That Got Away

    2007 – Carrie Underwood – “So Small

    2001 – Toby Keith – “I Wanna Talk About Me

    1990 – George Strait – “I’ve Come To Expect It From You

    1984 – Earl Thomas Conley – “Chance Of Lovin’ You

    1979 – Moe Bandy – “I Cheated Me Right Out Of You

    1973 – Charlie Rich – “The Most Beautiful Girl

    1962 – Bill Anderson – “Mama Sang A Song

    1958 – Ray Price – “City Lights

    1956 – Marty Robbins – “Singing The Blues

    1951 – Pee Wee King – “Slow Poke

    1945 – Ernest Tubb – “It’s Been So Long Darling

     

     

    ALBUMS

    2012 – Taylor Swift - Red

    2007 – Garth Brooks – The Ultimate Hits

    2001 – Garth Brooks – Scarecrow

    1990 – Garth Brooks – No Fences

    1984 – Willie Nelson – City of New Orleans

    1979 – Kenny Rogers – Kenny

    1973 – Jerry Wallace – Primrose Lane/Don’t Give Up On Me

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