February 27th in Country Music History
1946: Sitting at #1 on the US Country Singles Chart is “Guitar Polka” by Al Dexter. The track goes on to spend a grand total of 16 weeks on Billboard’s list as the “Most Played Juke Box Folk Record” in 1946.
1971: Sammi Smith sits at #1 on the Country Charts with her version of the Kris Kristofferson song “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Click here to hear Sammi’s version.
1989: Dwight Yoakam is #1 on the Country Charts with “I Sang Dixie,” the second single from his album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room. Click here to hear “I Sang Dixie” on YouTube.
2002: Alan Jackson is #1 on the US Country Music Album Chart with his tenth studio album Drive. Click here to hear Jackson‘s official music video on YouTube for ‘Drive (For Daddy Gene)’.
2013: Chuck Goff, Toby Keith‘s bass player of 25 years, dies due to a two-car collision in Oklahoma. One vehicle was found on top of the other vehicle, but the other driver was not injured. Click here to read Chuck’s obituary from 2013.
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The star power at the upcoming 50th Annual CMA Awards continues to grow with the addition of more legendary acts to the lineup. Joining the star-studded lineup are 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis; former Entertainer of the Year winners Ricky Skaggs and Roy Clark and former CMA Awards host Clint Black. The new wave of performers also includes Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Dwight Yoakam, as well as multi-format performers Elle King and Pentatonix.
· These artists join previously announced performers Alabama, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Reba, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood.
· The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 2 at 8:00-PM ET on ABC.
Dwight Yoakam is heading to the McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, September 1st. The Show starts 06:30 pm and tickets start at at $35.00! Please Note: This event is Rain or Shine. All ages require a ticket.
For more information, head to Ticketmaster.com
Today in 1956, Dwight Yoakam was born in Pikeville Kentucky. Yoakam has released over twenty albums and has sold over 25 million records. He recorded five Billboard #1 albums, twelve gold albums, and nine platinum albums. Happy 59th Birthday to Dwight Yoakam!
On this day in 1988, Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens teamed up to reach #1 on the Billboard Country Single Chart with “Streets of Bakersfield.” The song originally was released by Buck Owens in 1973.