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Week ending 9/4/10: #1 singles this week in country music history

1950: Goodnight Irene — Red Foley & Ernest Tubb (Decca)

1960: Alabam — Cowboy Copas (Starday)

1970: Don’t Keep Me Hangin’ On — Sonny James (Capitol)

1980: Cowboys and Clowns — Ronnie Milsap (RCA)

1990: Next To You, Next To Me — Shenandoah (Columbia)

2000: What About Now — Lonestar (BNA)

2010: All About Tonight — Blake Shelton (Reprise)

3 responses to “Week ending 9/4/10: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. pwdennis September 5, 2010 at 10:14 am

    The big train will be back next week

    “Alabam” was a big song for Cowboy Copas – it resurrected a career that had been stone-cold for over five years

    “Don’t Keep Me Hanging On” is one of my favorite Sonny James songs

  2. Ben Foster September 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I love “Next to You, Next to Me.” I so miss hearing that kind of sound on the radio, with the happy-sounding fiddle and guitar.

  3. Ken Johnson September 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    “Goodnight Irene” provides a stark contrast between a great singer (Red Foley) and a great stylist (Ernest Tubb). Not really one of Ernest’s better vocal performances (in my estimation) but good enough to earn the final #1 hit of his career. Though he would continue to record for another 30+ years and score 20 more top ten singles, E.T. would never again see his name at the top of the record chart.

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