December 18th, 2007

Taylor Swift was named iTunes’ Country Artist of the Year, and her song "Teardrops On My Guitar" was named iTunes’ top country single of 2007.

...and then in 2008, Swift was named Top Selling Country Artist of the year and came in fourth overall in that category with more than 5 million albums sold in 2008 alone.

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  • 2006

    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul 2 tour ranked at #5 on Pollstar’s year-end list of top grossing tours, bringing in $88.8 million. Kenny Chesney’s tour came in 8th with $61 million grossed. They were the only country tours in the Top 10.

     

    Sugarland’s album Enjoy The Ride was certified platinum. The album included the singles "Settlin'" (#1), "Want To" (#1), "Everyday America" (#9) and "Stay" (#2). The album has since been certified 3x platinum.

  • 2000

    Tim McGraw's Greatest Hits album is certified gold and platinum on the same day. It featured hits from his first six albums, as well as the new single "Let's Make Love" (#6) a duet with wife Faith Hill. The single was also featured on Hill's Breathe album.

    Tim McGraw's Greatest Hits has sold over 8 million copies to date.

  • 1993

    Faith Hill makes her Grand Ole Opry debut.

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  • 1978

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2010 – Rascal Flatts – “Why Wait

    2004 – Tim McGraw – “Back When

    1999 – Clint Black & Lisa Hartman-Black – “When I Say I Do

    1993 – Doug Supernaw – “I Don’t Call Him Daddy

    1982 – Earl Thomas Conley – “Somewhere Between Right And Wrong

    1976 – Johnny Duncan – “Thinkin’ Of A Rondevous

    1971 – Charley Pride – “Kiss An Angel Good Morning

    1965 – Eddy Arnold – “Make The World Go Away

    1961 – Leroy Van Dyke – “Walk On By

    1954 – Webb Pierce – “More And More

    1948 – Jimmy Wakely – “One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)

     

     

    ALBUMS

    2010 – Taylor Swift – Speak Now

    2004 – Shania Twain – Greatest Hits

    1999 – Garth Brooks – Garth Brooks & The Magic Of Christmas

    1993 – Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles

    1982 – Alabama – Mountain Music

    1976 – Waylon Jennings – Are you Ready For The Country

    1971 – Freddie Hart – Easy Loving

    1965 – Eddy Arnold – My World

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