My Kind of Country

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Week ending 11/3/12: #1 albums this week in country music history

1967: Buck Owens and His Buckaroos – Your Tender Loving Care (Capitol)

1972: Charley Pride – A Sunshiny Day (RCA Victor)

1977: Elvis Presley – Moody Blue (RCA)

1982: Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind (Columbia)

1987: Randy Travis РAlways & Forever (Warner Brothers)

1992: Garth Brooks – The Chase (Capitol)

1997: LeAnn Rimes – You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs (Curb)

2002: Faith Hill – Cry (Warner Brothers)

2007: Rascal Flatts – Still Feels Good (Lyric Street)

2012: Little Big Town – Tornado (Capitol)

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2 responses to “Week ending 11/3/12: #1 albums this week in country music history

  1. Luckyoldsun November 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    For a guy who kept it country, Charley Pride moved a lot of albums, back in the day.
    Is he the only country artist of the era whose albums went gold and who did not really cross over into the mainstream?

  2. Paul W Dennis November 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

    He sort of crossed into the mainstream – sixteen of his singles charted pop (although, only “Kiss An Angel Good Morning reached the top thirty). Four of his albums reached the top forty, although if sound scan had been in use at the time, the number would have been closer to fifteen albums

    When I was in college, I had friends that weren’t into country music but owned some of his albums – usually the only country albums in their collections

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