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Strait Goes Platonium – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

George Strait - The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Final Stop
Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for George Strait

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…)


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photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images Entertainmen
 
 

Fire destroyed the Little Nashville Opry in Indiana. Later ruled arson, the blaze eliminated concert dates for Marty Stuart, Sawyer Brown, Ronnie McDowell and Andy Griggs.

 
Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival 2010 - Day 2
 
 

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.

 
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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.

 
George Strait And Martyna McBride In Concert - Newark, NJ
 
 

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.

 
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Eddie Rabbitt, Kent Robbins ("Straight Tequila Night") and Merle Kilgore ("Ring Of Fire") are inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel in Nashville.

 
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Trace Adkins’ album Dreamin’ Out Loud was certified platinum. Hits included "I Left Something Turned On At Home", "Every Light In The House" and "There’s A Girl In Texas."

 
Vince Gill - I Still Believe In You

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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.

 
Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival 2008 - Day 3
 
 

George Jones left the hospital one week after having triple bypass surgery.

 
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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.

 
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Singer Jeff Bates is 51

Singer Trisha Yearwood is 50

Singer Chase Rice is 28

 

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