My Kind of Country

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Week ending 12/3/11: #1 singles this week in country music history

1951: Slow Poke — Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys (feat. Redd Stewart) (RCA)

1961: Big Bad John — Jimmy Dean (Columbia)

1971: Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)— Merle Haggard (Capitol)

1981: My Favorite Memory — Merle Haggard (Epic)

1991: Forever Together — Randy Travis (Warner Bros.)

2001: I Wanna Talk About Me — Toby Keith (DreamWorks Nashville)

2011: Country Must Be Country Wide — Brantley Gilbert (Valory)

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

  1. Occasional Hope December 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I love that Randy Travis song.

  2. luckyoldsun December 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I always thought the Travis song–“Forever Together”– couldn’t suck enough.

    The album that it came from–I think it was called “High and Lonesome” was the first Randy Travis album that I never bought. The songwriting was plodding and weak. It had none of the wit and elegance of the songs that made him a star– like “1982,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” “Is It Still Over?” and a bunch of others.

  3. Mike K December 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I always liked Merle’s phrasing on “My Favorite Memory” and how he says favorite.

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