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Week ending 9/10/11: #1 albums this week in country music history

1966: Buck Owens and His Buckaroos – Carnegie Hall Concert (Capitol)

1971: Lynn Anderson – You’re My Man (Columbia)

1976: Waylon Jennings – Are You Ready For The Country? (RCA)

1981: Kenny Rogers – Share Your Love (Liberty)

1986: Hank Williams Jr. – Montana Cafe (Warner Brothers)

1991: Garth Brooks – No Fences (Capitol)

1996: LeAnn Rimes – Blue (Curb)

2001: Various Artists – O Brother, Where Art Thou Soundtrack (Lost Highway)

2006: Trace Adkins – Dangerous Man (Capitol)

2011: Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels (Columbia)

2 responses to “Week ending 9/10/11: #1 albums this week in country music history

  1. luckyoldsun September 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I don’t think that “I Wouldn’t Live in New York City If They Gave Me the Whole Dang Town” made the setlist when Buck played Carnegie Hall.

    • Ken Johnson September 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Buck’s experiences during that trip and several others to the Big Apple provided inspiration for the song, “I Wouldn’t Live In New York City (If You Gave Me The Whole Dang Town).”

      Buck was excessively frugal and “tight with a Buck” so he took special exception to the exhorbitant hotel and taxi rates as well as and the endless amount of folks that required to be generously tipped (bell boys, taxi drivers, etc) He wrote that song after the Carnegie Hall concert. The instrumental tracks were recorded on August 14, 1970 in his Bakersfield studio and he supposedly recorded his vocal on the street in front of Capitol Records Manhattan offices.

      It was a great publicity stunt but it didn’t help the songs popularity. It stalled at #9 in December 1970.

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