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30 Years Ago: Alabama Become First Country Group to Be Certified Triple Platinum

30 years ago today, on Oct. 25, 1984, Alabama accomplished a feat that had never been achieved by a country group before.

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Garth Brooks
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23 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History

Oct. 24, 1991, was a big day for Garth Brooks. It was on this day 23 years ago that the singer's 'No Fences' album was certified for selling five million copies, marking the highest sales ever for a country artist.

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Toby Keith 2004
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10 Years Ago: Toby Keith Receives Second Quadruple Platinum Album for ‘Shock’n Y’all’

Ten years ago today (Oct. 21, 2004), Toby Keith undoubtedly raised a glass or two in celebration.

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Clint Black Lisa Hartman Black
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23 Years Ago: Clint Black Marries Lisa Hartman

It was 23 years ago today (Oct. 20, 1991), that Clint Black wed his wife, Lisa Hartman Black.

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Alan Jackson
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56 Years Ago: Alan Jackson is Born in Newnan, Ga.

Happy birthday, Alan Jackson! The singer was born 56 years ago today, on Oct. 17, 1958, in Newnan, Ga.

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Naomi Judd
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24 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Announces Retirement

This date (Oct. 17) in 1990 was undoubtedly one of the most difficult days for the Judds, and especially for Naomi Judd.

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27 Years Ago: Anne Murray’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Becomes First Triple Platinum Female Country Album

Twenty-seven years ago today, on Oct. 16, 1987, Anne Murray made history in country music. It was on this day that her 'Greatest Hits' album, released in 1980, earned triple platinum status, signifying sales in excess of three million units and making Murray the first female artist to achieve that sales record.

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Johnny Cash
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45 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Wins Record-Setting Five CMA Awards

Forty-five years ago today (Oct. 15, 1969) was a day Johnny Cash likely never forgot. It was on this day that he won five CMA Awards, becoming the first artist to take home that many trophies in one night.

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Trisha Yearwood
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18 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘Believe Me Baby (I Lied)’

Eighteen years ago today (Oct. 12, 1996) was a big day for Trisha Yearwood. It was on this day that her single 'Believe Me Baby (I Lied)' soared to the top of the charts, becoming her fourth No. 1 hit.

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Dixie Chicks
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12 Years Ago: the Dixie Chicks’ ‘Home’ Album Goes Triple-Platinum

Twelve years ago today, on Oct. 11, 2002, the Dixie Chicks had one good reason to celebrate -- or make that three. It was on this day that their album 'Home' earned triple platinum status, signifying sales in excess of three million units.

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