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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