November 16 – This Day in Country Music

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1952

Hank Williams was at the top of the Country Charts with Jambalaya.

1960
Patsy Cline recorded “I Fall to Pieces” which the following year became Cline’s first #1 hit on the Country charts, and her second hit single to cross over onto the Pop charts. It was the first of a string of songs that would be written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard. The song was ranked at #7 on CMT’s television special of the 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

1974

Country Is by Tom T. Hall was the #1 song on the Country chart.

1986

Restless Heart had the #1 Country single on the charts with That Rock Won’t Roll.

1994
Garth Brooks’ third studio album Ropin’ The Wind was certified for shipments of 10 million copies, making Brooks the first country artist to reach that plateau with two different releases. The album which had a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts has gone to sell over 17 million copies world wide.

2005
CBS aired I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash featuring Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Kris Kristofferson, Martina McBride, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Reese Witherspoon and Alison Krauss Joaquin Phoenix.

2010
Dollywood earned the industry’s most prestigious award, the Liseberg Applause Award, which was accepted by Dolly Parton during a ceremony at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 in Orlando. Dollywood has over 3,000 people on its payroll, making it the largest employer in the local community.

2019
Miranda Lambert went to #1 on the Country chart with her seventh studio album Wildcard which features the singles “It All Comes Out in the Wash” and “Bluebird”.