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Week ending 11/9/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

rebalinda1953 (Sales): I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know — Davis Sisters (RCA)

1953 (Jukebox): Hey Joe!– Carl Smith (Columbia)

1953 (Disc Jockeys): I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know — Davis Sisters (RCA)

1963: Love’s Gonna Live Here — Buck Owens (Capitol)

1973: We’re Gonna Hold On — George Jones & Tammy Wynette (Epic)

1983: Islands In The Stream — Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton (RCA)

1993: Does He Love You — Reba McEntire with Linda Davis (MCA)

2003: Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me — Keith Urban (Capitol)

2013: That’s My Kind Of Night — Luke Bryan (Capitol)

2013 (Airplay): It Goes Like This — Thomas Rhett (Valory)

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4 responses to “Week ending 11/9/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis November 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    It seems hard to believethat it has been twenty years since the Linda Davis-Reba McEntire duet reached # 1. While Reba had many #1 records and dozens of others that reached the top ten, this was to be Linda’s only #1 record and one of only three to reach the top twenty.

    If Linda is remembered at all, it is as the mother of Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. ‘Tis a shame for Linda was and is a far better vocalist than her daughter.

    I included Linda Davis in the ‘Forgotten Artist’ series on the the 9513 website and was savaged for her inclusion:

    http://www.the9513.com/forgotten-artists-linda-davis/

    • Razor X November 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      I was thinking the same thing — that it certainly doesn’t seem like 20 years since “Does He Love You” topped the charts. It is a shame that it didn’t boost Linda’s solo career more. I always liked her as a vocalist but she seemed to be unable to get her hands on top-notch material.

  2. Michelle November 12, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I love “Does He Love You” and Linda is great in it and it is a shame she did not have more success.

  3. Luckyoldsun November 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    There were several excellent singers in that period who never became stars, for whatever reason. As far as just women, I can think of Joy White, Dawn Sears, Bobbie Cryner, and Kelly Willis–all of whom, to my mind, were more distinctive than Linda Davis. I suppose there’s a substantial element of luck involved. Maybe they didn’t have the right promotion behind them.

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