November 21, 1986

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Lynn Anderson collects the only platinum album of her career, for Rose Garden. The album featured the singles “I Don’t Wanna Play House” and the title track, and won Anderson the Grammy Award in 1971 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

The album also featured versions of “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, “Its Only Make Believe” (duet with Conway Twitty) and “For The Good Times.”

 

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    2011

    Rodney Atkins was arrested in Tennessee after his wife called police, alleging the singer tried to smother her with a pillow and flung her down the hall in front of their son.

    He denied the charges and filed for divorce the next day.

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    2009

    Andy Griggs’ home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, was destroyed by fire.

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    2003

    Alabama wrapped the first leg of its American Farewell Tour. Dates would continue through the fall of 2004.

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    1996

    Deana Carter’s debut album, Did I Shave My Legs For This?, was certified platinum. It would go on to sell over 6 million copies producing, the hits “Strawberry Wine” (#1), “We Danced Anyway (#1) and “Count Me In” (#5).

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    1986

    Johnny Cash’s albums Live At San Quentin and Live At Folsom Prison were certified platinum and double platinum.

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    1969

    Johnny Cash’s Greatest Hits album was certified platinum and double platinum. The album featured hits from 1959 to 1966 and was the first appearance of his duet with his future wife June Carter, “Jackson” (#2), which would win a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Country & Western Performance, Duo, Trio or Group.

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    1955

    In a deal engineered by Colonel Tom Parker, RCA Records buys Elvis Presley's contract and master tapes from Sam Phillips' Sun Records for $35,000. The papers are signed at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis

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    #1 On This Date

    2009 – Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Casanova

    1998 – Dixie Chicks – “Wide Open Spaces

    1992 – Alabama – “I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)

    1987 – Randy Travis – “I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)

    1981 – Hank Williams, Jr. – “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)

    1970 – Conway Twitty – “Fifteen Years Ago

    1964 – Buck Owens – “I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)

    1960 – Ferlin Huskey – “Wings of a Dove

    1953 – Webb Pierce– “There Stands The Glass

     

    ALBUMS

    2009 – Carrie Underwood – Play On

    1998 – Shania Twain – Come On Over

    1992 – Garth Brooks – The Chase

    1987 – Alabama – Just Us

    1981 – Ronnie Milsap – There’s No Getting’ Over Me

    1970 – Merle Haggard – The Fightin’ Side Of Me

    1964 – Buck Owens – Together Again

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    Birthdays

    Singer Jean Shepard is 81.

    Singer Kelsi Osborne (SHeDAISY)is 40