January 22nd, 2001


Kenny Chesney's Greatest Hits album is certified gold and platinum simultaneously. The album featured Chesney’s hits released prior to 2000 and five new songs: “I Lost It” (#3), “Because of Your Love”, “For The First Time”, “Don't Happen Twice” (#1) and a re-recording of "The Tin Man", which was previously released as a single in 1994 from his debut album In My Wildest Dreams, peaking at #70 that year. The re-recording reached its peak of #19, and is his last single to miss the top ten.

The album has since been certified 4x platinum by the RIAA.

and then in 2007...


January 22nd, 2007

Chesney's The Road & The Radio album was certified triple platinum. The album featured five singles: "Who You'd Be Today" (#2), "Living in Fast Forward" (#1), "Summertime" (#1), "You Save Me" (#3) and "Beer in Mexico" (#1).


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    Brooks & Dunn score their 41st Top Ten hit with “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”, giving them the most for a duo in country music history. Alabama has the most top 10 hits for a group with 60 top tens, while George Strait holds the individual mark with 85 top 10 hits.

    It was released in October 2008 as the fourth and final single on their final studio album Cowboy Town.

    One month after its chart entry, it was re-recorded and re-released as a duet with Reba McEntire.

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    Vince Gill announced he’d step aside as host of the Country Music Association Awards, after holding the position for twelve straight years. Gill would be replaced by Ronnie Dunn & Kix Brooks, who hosted for 3 years.

    Chris Cagle was placed on 60 days vocal rest due to a problem with his vocal cords. He was forced to cancel his appearances during events surrounding Super Bowl 38 and his opening slot on Rascal Flatts’ Melt tour.

    Jeanette Carter, last surviving child of A.P. and Sara Carter, founders of The Carter Family passed away at the age of 82. She passed from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease.

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    #1 On This Date


    2011 – Tim McGraw – “Felt Good On My Lips

    2005 – Darryl Worley – “Awful, Beautiful Life

    2000 – Faith Hill – “Breathe

    1994 – Faith Hill – “Wild One

    1983 – Emmylou Harris – “(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date

    1977 – Conway Twitty – “I Can’t Believe She Gives It All To Me

    1972 – Merle Haggard – “Carolyn

    1966 – Red Sovine – “Giddyup Go

    1955 – Carl Smith – “Loose Talk

    1949 – Jimmy Wakely – “I Love You So Much It Hurts

    1944 – Al Dexter – “Pistol Packin’ Mama



    2011 – Taylor Swift – Speak Now

    2005 – Shania Twain – Greatest Hits

    2000 – Dixie Chicks – Fly

    1994 – Rena McEntire – Greatest Hits Volume Two

    1983 – Alabama – Mountain Music

    1977 – Waylon Jennings – Waylon Live

    1972 – Charley Pride – Heart Songs

    1966 – Eddy Arnold – My World

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    Singer J.P. Pennington (Exile) is 66

    Bassist Teddy Gentry (Alabama) is 63

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