November 19, 1997


George Strait’s collection Strait Out of the Box was certified multi-platinum for sales of 5 million copies. The 4 disc set included of most of Stait’s singles between 1976 and 1995, including 3 singles recorded for Independent label D Records in the 70’s. It also included two new singles: “Check Yes or No” (#1) and “I Know She Still Loves Me” (#5).


LeAnn Rimes’ album Unchained Melody: The Early Years was certified gold, platinum and double platinum. It featured songs recorded prior to her debut album Blue and included the title track, which was released as a single and was filled with covers of songs from many different genres, including Dolly Parton, Patsy Montana and the Beatles.

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    Tim McGraw’s Greatest Hits Volume 2: Reflected was certified double platinum for sales of 2 million copies. It included two hits prior to 2000, “Not A Moment Too Soon” and “Everywhere” and the remaining songs were all recorded after his 2000 Greatest Hits album. Four new songs were added: “When The Stars Go Blue(#18)My Little Girl(#3) were released as singles, while “Beautiful People” and “I’ve Got Friends That Do” remained album cuts.

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    Garth Brooks’ album The Chase was certified multi-platinum for sales of 5 million copies. Hits included “We Shall Be Free” (#12), “Learing To Live Again” (#2), “Somewhere Other Than The Night” (#1), “Walkin’ After Midnight” (#2),  and “That Summer (#1).

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    #1 On This Date


    2011 – Eli Young Band – “Crazy Girl”

    2005 – Keith Urban – “Better Life

    1994 – Mary Chapin Carpenter – “Shut Up And Kiss Me

    1988 – Ricky Van Shelton – “I’ll Leave This World Loving You

    1983 – Barbara Mandrell – “One Of A Kind Pair of Fools

    1977 – Waylon Jennings – “The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want To Get Over You)

    1966 – Bill Anderson – “I Get The Fever

    1955 – Webb Pierce – “Love, Love, Love

    1949 – Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely – “Slipping Around

    1950 – Hank Snow – “I’m Movin’ On

    1944 – Red Foley – “Smoke On The Water



    2011 – Miranda Lambert – Four The Record

    2005 – Martina McBride - Timeless

    1994 – Mary Chapin Carpenter – Stones In The Road

    1988 – Ricky Van Shelton – Loving Proof

    1983 – Kenny Rogers – Eyes That See In The Dark

    1977 – Elvis Presley – Elvis In Concert

    1966 – Loretta Lynn – You Ain’t Woman Enough

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    Singer Billy Currington is 41.

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