Debut album: "Storms of Life"
When it debuted: June 6, 1986
When it went gold: Oct. 10, 1986
Major marketing tactics: Visits to country radio stations all over the U.S.; Letters to radio programmers; interviews over the phone, in Nashville and on the road; national TV show appearances
Debut album: "Loco Motive"
When it debuted: May 17, 2005
When it went gold: Warner Bros. predicts by year end
Major marketing tactics: Bio, songs and videos on AOL Music and Yahoo! Music; videos on CMT and GAC; starred in "Muzik Mafia TV" on CMT; in ads for Dallas Morning News