Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Today in Country Music History...February 21, 2018 (Thomas Rhett 'triple-platinum')

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Thomas Rhett earns a triple-platinum single from the RIAA for "Die A Happy Man" and a gold one for "Vacation"

Florida Georgia Line performs during the Daytona 500 pre-race show at the Daytona Motor Speedway in Florida. "Confession" is televised on FOX. The set also includes "Cruise," "Anything Goes" and "This Is How We Roll"

Maddie & Tae's "Fly" video premieres on CMT

"American Soldier" conquers the #1 position in Billboard for Toby Keith

Faith Hill's "Breathe" album propels her to three trophies during the 43rd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The CD takes Best Country Album, the title track wins Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and she shares Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with Tim McGraw, for "Let's Make Love"

Garth Brooks' album "Fresh Horses" is certified gold, platinum and triple-platinum

Zach Swon is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He sings lead in the duo The Swon Brothers, who parlay their run on NBC's "The Voice" into an Arista recording deal. They nab a hit with their debut single, "Later On," in 2014

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson share the top spot on the Billboard country chart with "Good Hearted Woman"

Mary Chapin Carpenter is born in Princeton, New Jersey. Her folk-tinged brand of country makes her one of the most thoughtful artists of the 1990s while she garners hits with "Down At The Twist & Shout," "I Feel Lucky" and "Shut Up And Kiss Me"

The late Hank Williams registers a #1 country single in Billboard with "Kaw-Liga"

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