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Week ending 7/4/09: #1 this week in country music history

kathymattea1949: One Kiss Too Many — Eddy Arnold (RCA)

1959: The Battle of New Orleans — Johnny Horton (Columbia)

1969: Statue of a Fool — Jack Greene (Decca)

1979: Amanda – Waylon Jennings (RCA)

1989: Come From The Heart — Kathy Mattea (Mercury)

1999: Write This Down — George Strait (MCA)

2009: Sideways – Dierks Bentley (Capitol)

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2 responses to “Week ending 7/4/09: #1 this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis July 5, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Jack Greene’s “Statue of a Fool” is one of the all-time great recordings. While Jack didn’t take any co-writing credit, he made some changes to the melody and the tempo and molded the song into the form in which it is performed today. The song has been a hit on two subsequent occasions, both virtually note-for-note covers: Brian Collins (#10 in 1974) and Ricky Van Shelton (#2 in 1990).This was Jack’s last #1 record as a solo artist although he continued to chart hits for a few more years

    The Kathy Mattea song is a decent song, not one of my favorites, but still a very good effort

    Somehow, it seems very appropriate that “The Battle of New Orleans” was still number one on the 4th of July

  2. Razor X July 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    The Dierks Bentley song leaves a lot to be desired.

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