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Week ending 11/12/11: #1 albums this week in country music history

1966: Jimmy Dean – The First Thing Ev’ry Morning (Columbia)

1971: Freddie Hart – Easy Lovin’ (Capitol)

1976: Marty Robbins – El Paso City (Columbia)

1981: Alabama – Feels So Right (RCA)

1986: Steve Earle – Guitar Town (MCA)

1991: Garth Brooks – Ropin’ The Wind (Capitol)

1996: LeAnn Rimes – Blue (Curb)

2001: Reba McEntire – Greatest Hits Volume III: I’m a Survivor (MCA)

2006: Alabama – Songs of Inspiration (RCA)

2011: Toby Keith – Clancy’s Tavern (Show Dog-Universal)

3 responses to “Week ending 11/12/11: #1 albums this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis November 13, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Mostly good albums

    When “Easy Loving” became a surprise sensation, Capitol had already dropped Freddie Hart from the later. Capitol quickly re-signed Hart and hastily assembled an album named after the hit that gathered up all of the previous recent Capitol singles and about half of the CALIFORNIA GRAPEVINE

    • luckyoldsun November 14, 2011 at 2:03 am

      I didn’t know anything about Freddie Hart, but I looked up “Easy Loving” on you-tube.
      It’s funny–He’s a big lug–I was expecting him to sound like a cross between Ernest Tubb, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Johnny Cash. Instead the sound coming out of him was more like Vince Gill meets the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

  2. Ken Johnson November 18, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Jimmy Dean’s album was #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Album chart during the weeks of 11/13 & 11/20 in 1965.

    Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough” was the #1 country album the weeks of 11/12 & 11/19/1966.

    Ray Price’s “Another Bridge To Burn” topped the country album chart the week of 11/5/66 then after a two week break it returned to #1 on 11/26/66.

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