My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Week ending 2/28/09: #1 This Week in Country Music History

1959: Don’t Take Your Guns to Town — Johnny Cash (Columbia)

1969: To Make Love Sweeter For You — Jerry Lee Lewis (Smash)

1979: Golden Tears — Dave & Sugar (RCA)

1989: I Sang Dixie — Dwight Yoakam (Reprise)

1999: I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing — Mark Chesnutt (Decca)

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam

9 responses to “Week ending 2/28/09: #1 This Week in Country Music History

  1. Leeann Ward February 28, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Ew…a tough week for country music.:) I only like the Cash and Yoakam songs.

  2. Razor X March 1, 2009 at 12:37 am

    I’ll have to add “Golden Tears” to my list of guilty pleasures. I don’t have any Dave & Sugar in my collection and never have, but I can remember their music on the radio when I was growing up. They should have called themselves Dave & Saccharine, and while this is not the type of thing I would listen to now, it does have a certain nostalgic value for me.

  3. Occasional Hope March 1, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I like some of Jerry Lee’s country stuff, but that one was dreary.

    The sad thing about Mark Chesnutt and ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ is that he was forced to record it because the record company wanted him to have a big radio hit, and it worked, but at the cost of antagonising his exisiting fanbase, and basically derailing his career in the long run.

    Dwight’s my favourite this week; I love that song.

  4. Razor X March 1, 2009 at 9:24 am

    That song was the biggest reason that Mark left MCA.

    Dwight’s my favourite this week; I love that song.

    Same here.

  5. Paul W Dennis March 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    “To Make Lovew Sweeter For You” was the kind of song that only JLL could get away with singing. In anybody else’s hands the song would be total dreck – for Jerry Lee it became a hit

  6. Razor X March 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Even in his hands, it’s perilously close to being total dreck.

  7. Leeann Ward March 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I kind of like to pretend that Chesnutt song never happened. Actually, the song in general, really.

  8. Razor X March 1, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I didn’t realize until I was searching for a link to the song that it was written by Diane Warren.

  9. Leeann Ward March 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I did know that, but it really does explain a lot, doesn’t it? Warren is responsible for so many cringeworthy songs.

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