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    1) If you had to guess right now, what do you think the #1 best-selling country music album of all-time was?  If you said Garth Brooks, you're right!  And, if you said Shania Twain, you were almost right!

    To the surprise of no one, '90s artists dominate this list, back when CD sales were at an all-time high.  Here are the top ten selling country music albums of all-time, according to RIAA's album sales.

    1.  "Double Live" by Garth Brooks

    Released: November 1998

    Certified U.S. sales: 23 million

    2.  "Come on Over" by Shania Twain

    Released: November 1997

    Certified U.S. sales: 20 million

    3.  "No Fences" by Garth Brooks

    Released: August 1990

    Certified U.S. sales: 18 million

    4.  "Ropin' the Wind" by Garth Brooks

    Released: September 1991

    Certified U.S. sales: 14 million

    5.  "Wide Open Spaces" by Dixie Chicks

    Released: January 1998

    Certified U.S. sales: 13 million

    6.  "The Woman in Me" by Shania Twain

    Released: February 1995

    Certified U.S. sales: 12 million

    7.  "Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits" by Kenny Rogers

    Released: October 1990

    Certified U.S. sales: 12 million

    8.  "Fly" by Dixie Chicks

    Released: August 1999

    Certified U.S. sales: 11 million

    9.  "Up!" by Shania Twain

    Released: November 2002

    Certified U.S. sales: 11 million

    10.  "Fearless" by Taylor Swift

    Released: November 2008

    Certified U.S. sales: 10 million

    Fun fact:  Morgan Wallen's"Dangerous: The Double Album" came in #32 on this list with 6 million in sales even though it was only released in 2021.

    Second fun fact:  Garth is #8 all-time out of all genres in album sales.  "Their Greatest Hits" by the Eagles is #1 with 38 million.

     

    2) Morgan Wallen teased a new song called "Redneck".  He posted a clip of the recording playing on a laptop, but he didn't give any details on when it'll come out.

     

    3) The late Toby Keith has been elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with John Anderson and guitarist James Burton, who's going in under the Recording/Touring Musician category.

    The Hall has a rule against inducting an artist in the year of their death . . . but Toby was chosen for induction before he died, so he goes in.

    Toby died on February 5th, just ONE DAY before the names of the inductees were locked in, so he never knew it was coming.  His rep says, quote, "My heart hurts that [Toby didn't receive this honor] when he was alive."

     

    4) "Please don't believe everything you see on the Internet."  That's a direct quote from Reba McEntire, who just had to shoot down rumors she called Taylor Swift an "entitled little brat."  A fake news site ran the bogus story, and it's been making the rounds on Facebook.

     

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