November 29, 1994

Brooks & Dunn's Brand New Man becomes the first album by a country duo certified quadruple-platinum, while their Hard Workin' Man album goes triple-platinum.

Brand New Man featured four consecutive #1 singles: "Brand New Man", "Boot Scootin' Boogie", "My Next Broken Heart", and "Neon Moon"; in addition, a fifth single, "Lost and Found", peaked at #6. The album has since been certified 6 times platinum by the RIAA.

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Hard Workin' Man featured 5 singles: "Hard Workin' Man" (#4), "Rock My World (Little Country Girl)" (#2), "She Used To Be Mine" (#1), "We'll Burn That Bridge" (#2), and "That Ain't No Way To Go" (#1). The album also featured a remixed dance version of the Number One hit "Boot Scootin' Boogie", which originally appeared on Brand New Man.

 

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    Gary Allan earns a gold album for his Greatest Hits album. The album featured hits from Allan's first 5 albums and two  new songs, "A Feelin' Like That" and "As the Crow Flies." Feelin was released as a single and peaked at #12.

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  • 1997

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  • 1959

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2008 – Taylor Swift – “Love Story

    2003 – Toby Keith – “I Love This Bar

    1997 – Shania Twain – “Love Gets Me Everytime

    1986 – Alabama – “Touch Me When We’re Dancing

    1980 – Crystal Gayle – “If You Ever Change Your Mind

    1975 – Merle Haggard – “It’s All In The Movies

    1969 – Merle Haggard – “Okie From Muskogee

    1952 – Hank Williams – “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

    1947 – Eddy Arnold – “I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)

     

    ALBUMS

    2008 – Taylor Swift – Fearless

    2003 – Toby Keith – Shock’n Y’all

    1997 – Shania Twain – Come On Over

    1986 – Alabama – The Touch

    1980 – Kenny Rogers – Greatest Hits

    1975 – Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger

    1969 – Johnny Cash – At San Quentin

  • Birthdays

    Singer/guitarist Merle Travis is born on this date in 1917 in Rosewood, Kentucky. He becomes an influential guitarist, records several late-1940s hits, and writes "Sixteen Tons" and "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)," earning membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

    Travis dies of a heart attack in his Tehlequah, OK home in 1983.