September 27 – This Day in Country Music

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1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with “I’m Moving On”. The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1987
The first edition of Dolly the television variety show hosted by Dolly Parton was aired on ABC. Guest stars featured in the series included Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Tyne Daly, Bruce Willis, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Tom Selleck, the Neville Brothers, Alabama, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Dudley Moore, and Oprah Winfrey.

1994
Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country chart with his second album Not a Moment Too Soon. Spending 29 weeks at #1, it became Billboard’s best selling Country album of 1994, and The Academy of Country Music named it Album of the Year in 1994.

1994
Brooks & Dunn released their third studio album Waitin’ on Sundown which produced three #1 singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. The album also became the duo’s first #1 album.

2011
LeAnn Rimes released her tenth studio album Lady & Gentlemen, Rimes’ second cover album which featured songs by male country artist, including Vince Gill, who helped produce the album, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings.