November 16, 1994

Garth Brooks' Ropin' The Wind album is certified for shipments of 10 million copies, making him the first country artist to reach that plateau with two different releases. The album featured 5 singles: “Rodeo” (#3), “What She’s Doing Now” (#1), “Papa Loved Mama” (#3), “Shameless(#1) and “The River” (#1). The album was certified 17x platinum by the RIAA on February 12, 2010.

 

  • 1970

    Anne Murray clutches a gold single with "Snowbird," making her the first Canadian artist to reach gold with a country hit.

  • 1960

    Patsy Cline records "I Fall To Pieces" during an afternoon session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville. The Song would become Cline's first #1 single.

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2013 – Luke Bryan – “That’s My Kinda Night”

    2002 – Keith Urban – “Somebody Like You

    1996 – Patty Loveless – “Lonely Too Long

    1991 – Garth Brooks – “Shameless

    1985 – Exile – “Hang On To Your Heart

    1974 – Tom T. Hall – “Country Is

    1968 – Marty Robbins – “I Walk Alone

    1963 – Buck Owens – “Love’s Gonna Live Here

    1959 – Faron Young – “Counrty Girl

    1946 – Merle Travis – “Divorce Me C.O.D.

     

     

    ALBUMS

    2013 – The Robertsons – Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas

    2002 – Rascal Flatts – Melt

    1996 – Alan Jackson – Everything I Love

    1991 – Garth Brooks – Ropin’ The Wind

    1985 – Ronnie Milsap – Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    1974 – John Denver – Back Home Again

    1968 – Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley P.T.A.

  • Birthdays

    Songwriter/producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange is 66

    Songwriter/musician Larry Cordle ("Murder on Music Row) is 65

    Singer/guitarist Keith Burns (Trick Pony) is 53