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Garth Brooks Ships 10 Million Copies, Tim McGraw Sits In The Sun – Today In Country Music History

Tim McGraw (L) and Lionel Richie perform onstage during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert presented by ACM held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Big & Rich released their debut album on this date in 2004, Tim McGraw was happy to have A Place In The Sun in 1999 and Garth Brooks became the first Country artist to ship 10 million copies of one album in 1993

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 04 May, 2012.

  • Chely Wright‘s autobiography, Like Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer, was released in 2010 and revealed that she is a lesbian.
  • Big & Rich‘s debut album, Horse Of A Different Color, was released in 2004.
  • Tim McGraw‘s A Place In The Sun was released in 1999.
  • Shania Twain‘s “You Win My Love” became her third Number One single in 1996.
  • Garth Brooks’ No Fences became the first country album certified for shipments of 10 million units in 1993.
  • Travis Tritt made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1991.
  • Dolly Parton & Ricky Van Shelton‘s duet “Rockin’ Years” hit Number One in 1991.
  • Randy Travis‘ second album, Always And Forever, was released in 1987.
  • Marty Robbins wrecked his car racing in the NASCAR Winston 500 in Talladega, Alabama, in 1975.

Here’s Dolly and Ricky from 1991.

 

 

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