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Week ending 4/25/09: #1 this week in country music history

Charley Pride

Charley Pride

1949: Candy Kisses — George Morgan (Columbia)

1959: White Lightning — George Jones (Mercury)

1969: Galveston — Glen Campbell (Capitol)

1979: Where Do I Put Her Memory — Charley Pride (RCA)

1989: The Church on Cumberland Road — Shenandoah (Columbia)

1999: How Forever Feels — Kenny Chesney (BNA)

7 responses to “Week ending 4/25/09: #1 this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis April 26, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Good slate of songs for this week in history – “Galveston” was over-produced but it was yet another great Jimmy Webb song to do right by Glen Campbell.

    “Where Do I Put Her Memory” was another in a long string of records to hit #1 on Billboard and/or Cashbox – the 30th consecutive single (ignoring a gospel single) to do so. You only think George Strait is big – Charley Pride during his run at the top was bigger, far bigger .

    Of all the groups of the 1980s and 1990s (Alabama, Atlanta, Exile, Restless Heart, Diamanond Rio, etc ), I always preferred Shenandoah because of Marty Raybon’s vocals. This was their first #1

    • Leeann Ward April 26, 2009 at 8:56 am

      I’m a big Diamond Rio fan, but Marty Raybon’s voice is extremely good. I prefer Diamond Rio because of their harmonies though, which is something that Shannandoah didn’t showcase nearly as well.

      I think just about all Glen Campbell music is overproduced, which is unfortunate because I love his voice and many of the actual songs.

    • Razor X April 26, 2009 at 9:31 am

      In a sane and just world, Charley Pride’s name would be mentioned alongside of Haggard and Jones as one of the best voices of all time in country music.

  2. Michael April 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I usually found Diamond Rio’s music more consistently enjoyable then Shenandoah’s who, in my opinion, only had a few fine moments that showcased Raybon’s voice (i.e. “Somewhere In the Vicinity of the Heart).

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