December 9th, 1989

Rodney Crowell became the first country artist to score five number one singles from the same album, Diamonds & Dirt (It's Such a Small World" (a duet with Rosanne Cash), "I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried", "She's Crazy for Leaving", "After All This Time", "Above and Beyond (The Call of Love)").

Only two other artists of any genre have matched Crowell's accomplishment. Michael Jackson hit the top spot on the pop chart five times off his Bad album and Katy Perry matched the feet with 5 #1's off of her Teenage Dream album.

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    Toby Keith's "Shock'n Y'all" album goes gold, platinum and double-platinum simultaneously. The album featured three #1 singles, "I Love This Bar", "American Soldier" and "Whiskey Girl."

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


    Doug Supernaw was found guilty in Brenham, Texas, of resisting arrest following a brawl with police outside a nightclub in September 2002. He was fined $1,500 and sentenced to 14 days in jail.

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    Faron Young shoots himself in the head in Nashville, apparently distraught over his failing health and career. He dies a day later.


    Shania Twain’s album Come On Over was certified multi-platinum for sales of 7 million copies. The album featured 12 singles released world-wide, including "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" (#6), “You're Still the One" (#1), "That Don't Impress Me Much" (#8) and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (#4).

    The album has sold over 40 million copies world-wide and has since been certified 20x platimum by the RIAA.

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    Waylon Jennings earned a gold record for “Just A Good Old Boy” (The Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard.)

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    #1 On This Date


    2006 – Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats

    2000 – Brad Paisley – “We Danced

    1995 – Alan Jackson – “Tall, Tall Trees

    1989 – Garth Brooks – “If Tomorrow Never Comes

    1978 – Charlie Rich & Janie Frickie – “On My Knees

    1972 – Freddie Hart – “Got The All Overs For You (All Over Me)

    1967 – Sonny James – “It’s The Little Things

    1957 – Bobby Helms – “My Special Angel

    1950 – 41Hank Snow – “I’m Movin’ On

    1944 – Red Foley – “Smoke On The Water



    2006 – Keith Urban – Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing

    2000 – Tim McGraw – Greatest Hits

    1995 – Garth Brooks – Fresh Horses

    1989 – Randy Travis – No Holdin’ Back

    1978 – Waylon Jennings – I’ve Always Been Crazy

    1972 – Merle Haggard – The Best Of

    1967 – Eddy Arnold – Turn The World Around

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