1927 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1927.

List of years in country music (table)


Rodgers makes his first recordings August 4 for the Victor Talking Machine Company at Bristol, Tennessee; the songs are “The Soldier’s Sweetheart” and “Sleep, Baby, Sleep."
The Carter Family's recordings are also made that month; their first release is the double-sided hit "Wandering Boy" and "Poor Orphan Child."
  • November 30 – Jimmie Rodgers participates in his second recording session, recording four sides at Camden, New Jersey: "Ben Dewberry’s Final Run,” “Mother Was a Lady (If Brother Jack Were Here),” “Blue Yodel ('T' for Texas),” and “Away Out on the Mountain.”

Note: "MY MOTHER WAS A LADY" was originally titled "IF BROTHER JACK WERE HERE". First pressings of Victor 21433 show the incorrect title, subsequent pressings were corrected to read MY MOTHER WAS A LADY with IF BROTHER JACK WERE HERE in parenthesis.

Top hits of the year[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers 1947–1989," Country Music Foundation, 2003 (ISBN 0-8118-3572-3)
  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Whitburn, Joel. "Top Country Songs 1944–2005 – 6th Edition." 2005.