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  • Aug 11, 1958
    Elvis Presley's "Hard Headed Woman" is certified gold by the RIAA
    Jan 21, 1959
    The Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" is certified gold by the RIAA. The folk single later wins a Grammy in the country category
    Feb 20, 1959
    Tennessee Ernie Ford becomes the first country artist to receive a gold album from the Recording Industry Association of America, for his "Hymns" release
    Nov 16, 1959
    Marty Robbins' sometimes-producer Mitch Miller earns an RIAA-certified gold album for "Sing Along With Mitch." Among the songs featured: Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In" and Jimmie Davis' "You Are My Sunshine"
    Feb 17, 1960
    Elvis Presley earns the first gold album of his career from the RIAA, for "Elvis"
    Feb 17, 1960
    The RCA compilation "60 Years Of Music America Loves Best" snags a gold album from the RIAA. Among its 30 tracks, primarily culled from pop and classical music, is Eddy Arnold's "Bouquet Of Roses"
    Apr 18, 1960
    The album "The Kingston Trio" is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, nearly one year after its best-known song, "Tom Dooley," earned a Grammy for Best Country & Western Performance
    Apr 21, 1960
    Mitch Miller, who produced some of Marty Robbins' biggest hits, earns his second gold album from the RIAA, for "More Sing Along With Mitch"
    Dec 7, 1960
    Two gold albums are awarded by the RIAA to Mitch Miller, for "Christmas Sing-Along With Mitch" and "Still More! Sing Along With Mitch." The pop producer is also responsible for several Marty Robbins classics
    Oct 10, 1961
    Tennessee Ernie Ford picks up his second gold album from the RIAA, for "Spirituals." It includes a version of "(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)"

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