1996 The King Goes Platonium
George Strait saw seven albums achieve platinum or multi-platinum status. George’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 went triple platinum while Ocean Front Property went double platinum and his albums #7, Something Special, Ten Strait Hits and Holding My Own were all certified platinum. (more…)
Brooks & Dunn nab a platinum album for "The Greatest Hits Collection II." The collection featured singles released between 1998 & 2003 and three new songs: "That's What It's All About", "It's Getting Better All The Time", and "Independent Trucker." The first two were released as singles with "That's What Its All About" reaching #2 and "Its Getting Better All The Time" making it to #1.
Grand Ole Opry member Skeeter Davis died in Nashville. Born Mary Frances Penick, Davis was probably best know for her pop hit "End Of The World" but got her start as a country singer as a part of the Davis Sister, a country trio in the late 1940'ss.
Martina McBride announced she’d donate $50,000 from sales of her Greatest Hits album in the first 30 days to victims of the September 11 attacks.
Vince Gill’s album I Still Believe In You was certified quadruple platinum. It included features the singles "I Still Believe in You" (Gill's first Number One country hit), "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away", "No Future in the Past," "One More Last Chance" and "Tryin' to Get Over You."
Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits album was certified multi-platinum for sales of 7 million copies. The album hits from Cline released between 1957 and 1963, including "I Fall To Pieces" and "She's Got You."
The album has sold over 10 million copies to date.
Some 14,000 fans paid from a dollar to $2.80 to attend a 3pm rehearsal and the 7pm wedding of Hank Williams and Billy Jean Eshlimar at New Orleans’ Municipal Auditorium.