A Day in Music - December 9th

Today in country music history:

2009 - Zac Brown Band performed "Chicken Fried," "Toes" and "Margaritaville" with Jimmy Buffett while taping an installment of CMT Crossroads in Franklin, Tennessee.

2005 - Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, was certified gold and platinum simultaneously.

2004 - Craig Morgan's video for "That's What I Love About Sunday" premiered.

2003 - Toby Keith's album Shock'n Y'all was certified gold, platinum and double-platinum on the same day.

1995 - Alan Jackson took "Tall, Tall Trees" to number one. It was written by two Country Music Hall of Famers -- George Jones and Roger Miller.

1996 - Faron Young shot himself in the head in Nashville. He died a day later.

1989 - Garth Brooks earned his first number one hit with "If Tomorrow Never Comes."

1980 - Waylon Jenning's single "Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)" was certified gold.

1968 - Merle Haggard recorded "Hungry Eyes" and "Silver Wings" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood.

 

Birthday:

David Kersh - singer

 

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