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Week ending 4/13/13: #1 albums this week in country music history

merle haggard willie nelson - pancho and lefty1968: Buck Owens – It Takes People Like You (Capitol)

1973: Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell – Dueling Banjos (Warner Brothers)

1978: Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson – Waylon & Willie (RCA Victor)

1983: Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson – Pancho & Lefty (Epic)

1988: K.T. Oslin – 80’s Ladies (RCA)

1993: Billy Ray Cyrus – Some Gave All (Mercury)

1998: Shania Twain – Come On Over (Mercury)

2003: Dixie Chicks – Home (Open Wide/Columbia)

2008: Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift (Big Machine)

2013: Blake Shelton – Based on a True Story (Warner Brothers)

5 responses to “Week ending 4/13/13: #1 albums this week in country music history

  1. Razor X April 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Pancho & Lefty was an outstanding album.

  2. Paul W Dennis April 14, 2013 at 5:09 am

    DUELING BANJOS wasn’t really a soundtrack album. It was an older Eric Weissberg-Marshall Brickman album onto which had been grafted the Eric Weissberg – Steve Mandell performance of “Dueling Banjos” (aka “Feuding Banjos”). The song itself was the subject of a famous lawsuit as the movie’s producers neither gave credit to, nor paid the writer’s royalties to songwriter Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith. Smith sued and Weissberg testified that he’d originally learned the song from an Arthur Smith-Don Reno recording in his grandfather’s record collection ! The single from the soundtrack sent four weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 – it also made the country and adult contemporary charts

    SOME GAVE ALL was actually a pretty decent album, although it is mostly remembered for Billy Ray’s cover of the Marcy Brothers’ “Achy Breaky Heart” (virtually identical arrangement but with more oomph in the vocals

  3. Paul W Dennis April 14, 2013 at 7:13 am

    One of the great things about Buck Owens albums from the 1960s is that they all contained four or five songs (at least) that would have made dynamite singles, even if only one or two of them were actually issued as singles. IT TAKES PEOPLE LIKE YOU was no exception with streling tracks such as “Heartbreak Mountain”, “I’m Gonna Live It Up” and “We Were Made For Each Other” all being single-worthy tracks

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  5. Wilhemina April 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Wow, this article is nice, my sister is analyzing such
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