Posts Tagged ‘country classics’
I don’t pick classic country music because songs went to number one on the charts. This is Porter Wagoner and The Wagonmasters from 1968. Some say the 60′s were the golden age of country music, and I must agree.
Hopefully you will never brag about achieving a goal in life like making it through an audition for the prison band, but the year was 1968, and this is the last song by Tommy that made the charts. It placed at #64. Tommy is actually Leonard Sipes, of Merle Haggard’s song “Leonard”, and now you know the back-story.
We just received a report on our music video libraries, all three of which are filled with traditional country music from around the world. As of today, the libraries had 13,781 page views. By our estimates that represents a healthy serving of traditional country music, with almost 200 page views per day. Analytics show an average of five videos watched per person.
Winford Lindsey Stewart was born on June 7, 1934 and passed away on July 17, 1985. You know him as Wynn Stewart, and now he is on MySpace.
Hawkshaw Hawkins was married to Jean Shepard. He was killed in a plane crash along with Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas in 1963. He also had a tremendous hit with “Lonesome 7-7203″, and one of our readers pointed out that he was not included in The Country Classics after our first eighteen months. That was an oversight and it will be corrected now.
As The Country Classics continues to honor America’s truck driving men and women we go back to 1989. Country music was long overdue for a truck driving song at #1 on the charts. A song written by Dan Seals and Bob McDill hit it big. “Big Wheels In The Moonlight” went to number 1.
A cassette tape in the music library caught my attention yesterday as I prepared to write an article about David Lynn Jones. The cassette is a 1989 recording by Clint Black titled “Killin’ Time”, and I immediately remembered the song “A Better Man”. Back in those days I could spot a #1 country song when I heard a recording for the first time. Sadly I cannot pick ‘em like that any more.