December 17th, 1993

The tribute album Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles goes gold, platinum and double-platinum. It features Travis Tritt (“Take It Easy” #21), Little Texas (“Peaceful, Easy Feeling), Clint Black (“Desperado”), John Anderson (“Heartache Tonight”), Alan Jackson (“Tequila Sunrise”), Suzy Bogguss (“Take It To The Limit”), Vince Gill (“I Can’t Tell You Why”), Diamond Rio (“Lyin Eyes), Trisha Yearwood (“New Kid In Town”), Billy Dean (“Saturday Night”), Tanya Tucker (“Already Gone”), Brooks & Dunn (“Best of My Love”) and Lorrie Morgan (“The Sad Café”).

The album has since been certified as 4x platinum, signifying the sale of more that 4 million copies and is the highest selling "tribute" album of all time.

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    Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits album was certified double platinum. The album featured 14 hits from Twain’s first three albums (The Woman in Me, Come on Over and Up!) as well as three new songs: "Party for Two" (#7 with Billy Currington), "Don't!" (#24) and "I Ain't No Quitter" (#45).

    Toby Keith’s Greatest Hits 2 album was certified double platinum. The album featured 9 tracks from Keith’s albums released between 1999 and 2004 with 5 new tracks: “Stays in Mexico” (#3) “Go With Her” and “Mockingbird” (featuring Keith’s daughter Krystal #27) were studio tracks, while the album also featured previously unreleased live versions of “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” and “You Ain’t Much Fun”.

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    Western movie actor and singer Rex Allen Sr. died after injuries sustained from being hit by a car in his driveway. He was 78.

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    Garth BrooksDouble Live album was certified 12x multi-platinum for sales of 6 million copies. As a double album, it has since been certified 21x platinum for sales of 10.5 million album copies.

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    #1 On This Date


    2011 – Lady Antebellum – “We Owned The Night”

    2005 – Joe Nichols – “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off

    1994 – Joe Diffie – “Pick-up Man

    1988 – Restless Heart – “A Tender Lie

    1983 – John Anderson – “Black Sheep

    1977 – Dolly Parton – “Here You Come Again

    1966 – Eddy Arnold – “Somebody Like Me

    1955 – Tennessee Ernie Ford – “Sixteens Tons

    1949 – Tennessee Ernie Ford – “Mule Train



    2011 – Lady Antebellum – Own The Night

    2005 – Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts

    1994 – Tim McGraw – Not A Moment Too Soon

    1988 – Ricky Van Shelton – Loving Proof

    1983 – Kenny Rogers – Eyes That See In The Dark

    1977 – Linda Ronstadt – Simple Dreams

    1966 – Merle Haggard –Swinging Doors

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