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O Brother, Quintuple Platinum! This Day in Country Music – March 12th (Video)

2002 – The “O Brother, Where Art You?” soundtrack goes quintuple-platinum. Produced by T Bone Burnett, it employs The Soggy Bottom Boys, Harry McClintock, Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Norman Blake, The Whites and John Hartford.

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2010 – Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” earns a gold single.


2008 – Taylor Swift collects a platinum single for “Our Song”.


2001 – Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Corrina Grant Gill–the first child in her marriage to Vince Gill–at a Nashville hospital.


1997 – Trace Adkins picks up his first gold album with his debut, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”.


1990 – Mark Chesnutt begins recording his first album, “Too Cold At Home”.


1988 – Randy Travis registers a #1 single on the Billboard country chart with “Too Gone Too Long”.


1981 – MCA releases The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Elvira”.


1975 – The divorce of George Jones and Tammy Wynette is finalized. Wynette takes custody of their only child, Tamala, and keeps their home on Franklin Road in Nashville.


1961 – After giving him a two-week tryout, Gene Autry’s expansion Los Angeles Angels drop hopeful baseball player Charley Pride during spring training in Palm Springs.

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