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.
23 Years Ago: Jo Dee Messina’s ‘I’m Alright’ Hits No. 1
On Aug. 18, 1998, Messina landed at No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I'm Alright."
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.
52 Years Ago: ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ Premieres
On June 7, 1969, 'The Johnny Cash Show' premiered on ABC.
18 Years Ago: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett Release ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On June 2, 2003, Jackson and Buffett teamed up to release the pint glasses-clinking ode "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."
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.
Russell + Kailey Dickerson — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Dickerson and his wife have the kind of fairytale romance that's the envy of hopeless romantics everywhere.
Brett Young + Taylor Mills — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
There are fairytale romances — and then there's the love story of Brett Young and Taylor Mills.
Devin Dawson + Leah Sykes — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Dawson and Sykes started dating on March 10, 2017 — and from there, the couple's relationship has been nothing but bliss, career milestones and a romantic engagement.
8 Years Ago: Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ Sets Chart Record
On Aug. 24, 2013, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" began its record-setting 24th week at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.