20 Playlist-Worthy Country One-Hit Wonders
Here are 20 country No. 1 hits that double as tangible proof that chart success isn't the only way to measure greatness.
Op-Ed: Tammy Wynette’s Heartbroken Persona, Reconsidered
Considering Wynette simply as a one-dimensional conduit for drama and heartache does a disservice to the nuanced contours of her work.
Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You': Why the Iconic Breakup Song Endures
On June 8, 1974, Parton's "I Will Always Love You" started its first and only week at No. 1 on the charts.
30 Years Ago: Lorrie Morgan Releases Her Debut Album, ‘Leave the Light On’
On May 11, 1989, Morgan released her debut major-label album, 'Leave the Light On'.
6 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Earns Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College of Music
Recipients are being "recognized for their achievements and influence in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture."
Top 10 Charley Pride Songs
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10 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Gives UT Knoxville Commencement Address, Earns Honorary Doctora…
Parton also gave the commencement address at UT Knoxville that year.
Carly Pearce + Michael Ray — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
The whirlwind romance of Pearce and Ray is the stuff of modern fairytales.
10 Years Ago: Taylor Swift Launches Her First Headlining Tour
On April 23, 2009, Swift launched her first headlining tour.
Travis Tritt + Theresa Nelson — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
The idea that country's bad boy was settling down was a surprise to many — including Tritt himself.
71 Years Ago: ‘Louisiana Hayride’ Radio Show Debuts
On April 3, 1948, the influential radio program 'Louisiana Hayride' premiered.