On this day in 2006, Carrie Underwood’s single “Jesus, Take The Wheel” was Certified Gold by the RIAA. The song was the first single from Underwood’s debut album Some Hearts. The song became a crossover hit, spending six consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and charting high on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. It also became a top twenty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Jesus, Take the Wheel” won Grammys for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song, and it won Single of the Year at the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards. The song ranked number four on CMT’s 40 Greatest Songs of the Decade.
The song would end up being Certified Triple Platinum.