My Kind of Country

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

Classic Rewind: Charlie Rich – ‘Behind Closed Doors’

Charlie Rich earned his first #1 hit with this Kenny O’Dell-penned tune.  Likewise, Rich earned his first Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance while the writer took home CMA and ACM trophies for Song of the Year in 1973.   In addition to hitting the top of the Country Singles chart, “Behind Closed Doors” would find a home inside the top 10 of the Adult Contemporary lists, hit the U.S. Top 40 (at #15) and go on to become an international hit in at least five more nations.  Here’s Rich performing his signature song at the 7th annual CMA show.

2 responses to “Classic Rewind: Charlie Rich – ‘Behind Closed Doors’

  1. luckyoldsun August 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I miss the day when country singers looked like professional wrestlers.
    Charlie Rich and Pat Patterson; Conway Twitty and Harley Race; Loretta Lynn and the Fabulous Moolah–those were the days!

  2. Razor X August 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    This is one of the first country songs I can remember hearing. We didn’t have access to a country radio station in those days, so the only country songs I usually heard were the ones like this that crossed over to the pop or AC charts.

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