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

Classic Rewind: Becky Hobbs – ‘Jones On The Jukebox’

3 responses to “Classic Rewind: Becky Hobbs – ‘Jones On The Jukebox’

  1. Razor X August 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I always liked this song and felt that Becky deserved more commercial success than she actually got.

  2. pwdennis August 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I always wondered about her lack of commercial push – I suspect that her age had something to do with it as she was already 32 when she moved to Nashville – not old but older than most female artists are when they make their breakthrough.

    She was an excellent singer, talented live performer, songwriter, musician and as pretty as (or actually prettier than) Carrie Underwood or any of today’s country wannabees, so age seems the only logical explanation

  3. Ken Johnson August 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Becky’s biggest obstacle was being too low on the record label totem pole. At Mercury (1978-81) and later Liberty/EMI-America (1984-85) she was never a “priority” and was lost in the shuffle of more successful acts. It’s likely that no executive at either label truly believed in her potential and did not invest the resources necessary to make her a success.

    Her best shot was at MTM Records where she recorded “Jones On The Jukebox.” However by 1988 too many radio programmers felt that her voice, style and material was just too traditional country sounding for their audiences. At that point she was 38 and getting a bit too old for the burgeoning “new country” younger audiences.

    Perhaps had she begun her career in the 1960’s she could’ve been huge.

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