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Sara Evans Finds A Place To Start, Marty Robbins Sings The Blues – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]

Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee Sara Evans attends the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Sara Evans’ Fine Place to start earned her a gold album on this date in 2005, Glen Campbell had two songs certified gold on this date in 1968 and Marty Robbins was happily Singin’ The Blues back in 1956.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 17 November, 2011.

  • Sara Evans received a gold album for Real Fine Place in 2005.
  • The Woman In Me made Shania Twain the first female country artist to have an album certified for shipments of 10 million copies in 1997.
  • LeAnn RimesBlue album was certified quintuple-platinum, while her single “How Do I Live” was recognized as double-platinum in 1997.
  • The movie Steel Magnolias, starring Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts, opened in theaters nationally in 1989.
  • Glen Campbell’s recordings of “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Gentle On My Mind” were certified gold in 1968.
  • Marty Robbins’ “Singing The Blues” began 13 consecutive weeks at Number One in 1956.

Here’s a real fine version of Glen Campbell singing the Jimmy Webb classic, By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

 

http://youtu.be/qGc65xIR7T0

 

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