October 30, 1982

Hank Williams Jr. set a record with nine albums on the Top Country Albums chart at one time.

Family Tradition, Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, Habits Old and New, Rowdy, The Pressure Is On, High Notes, Strong Stuff, Man of Steel wouldall rank in the top 50 albums sales for the week.

After slow acceptance by the traditional country music establishment in the late 70's, Williams would become quite prolific, releasing 21 albums between 1979 and ,1992. The albums, 18 studio & 3 compilation, were all, at least, certified gold by the RIAA. Between 1979 and 1990, Williams enjoyed a string of 30 Top Ten singles on the Billboard Country charts, including eight No. 1 singles, for a total of 44 Top Ten singles, including a total of 10 No. 1 singles, during his career.

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  • 2001

  • 1996

    Garth BrooksThe Hits was certified multi-platinum for sales of 9 million copies.

    The Hits is the second compilation album and first wide-released greatest hits album from Garth Brooks. Brooks first greatest hits album, The Garth Brooks Collection, was released three months earlier exclusively at McDonald's restaurants for a limited time to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Children's Charities.

    The Hits was released on December 13, 1994 and was quickly deleted at Brooks' request. This was due to Brooks' views for whole record sales, instead of albums of singles. He insisted it only be available for a limited time, but not before it sold well over ten million copies. The Hits debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and Top Country Albums. In June 1995, the master was buried under Garth’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • 1990

    Garth BrooksNo Fences was certified platinum. With more than 17 million copies sold, it would go on to become one of the best-selling albums in country music history.

    It was the first album released by Brooks in Europe and featured "The Thunder Rolls" , "Friends in Low Places", "Unanswered Prayers" and "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"

  • 1968

    Johnny Cash’s album Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison was certified gold.

    Backed with June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, Cash performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in California on January 13, 1968. The resulting album consisted of fifteen tracks from the first show and two tracks from the second.

  • 1947

    Bob Wills held his first recording session for MGM music.

  • 1941

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2010 – Easton Corbin – “Roll With It

    2004 – George Strait – “I Hate Everything

    1999 – Martina McBride – "I Love You"

    1993 – George Strait – “Easy  Come, Easy Go

    1982 – Alabama – “Close Enough To Perfect

    1976 – Marty Robbins – “Among My Souveniers

    1971 – Lynn Anderson – “How Can I Unlove You

    1965 – Johnnie Wright – “Hello Vietnam

    1961 – LeRoy Van Dyke – “Walk On By

    1954 – Hank Snow – “I Don’t Hurt Anymore

    1948 – Eddy Arnold – “Just A Little Lovin’ (Will Go A Long Way)

     

    ALBUMS

    2010 – Darius Rucker – Charleston, SC 1966

    2005 – George Strait – 50 Number Ones

    1999 – Dixie Chicks – Fly

    1993 – Garth Brooks – In Pieces

    1982 – Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind

    1976 – George Jones & Tammy Wynette – Golden Ring

    1971 – Freddie Hart – Easy Lovin’

    1965 – Eddy Arnold – My World

  • Birthdays

    Singer Anthony "T. Graham" Brown is 60.

    Kassidy Osborne (SHeDaisy) is 38.

    Ruby Rose Blevins was born on this date in 1912 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Under the stage name Patsy Montana, she’s best known for the hit song “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart.”

    She passed away May 3, 1996.

  • Anniversaries

    Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) & Claudia Fontenot are celebrating their 19th anniversary