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Week ending 6/1/13: #1 albums this week in country music history

kenny rogers dottie west - everytime two fools collide1968: Bobby Goldsboro – Honey (United Artists)

1973: Johnny Rodriguez – Introducing Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury)

1978: Kenny Rogers and Dottie West – Everytime Two Fools Collide (United Artists)

1983: Alabama – The Closer You Get (RCA)

1988: Randy Travis – Always & Forever (Warner Brothers)

1993: Wynonna – Tell Me Why (MCA/Curb)

1998: Garth Brooks – The Limited Series (Capitol/Pearl)

2003: Toby Keith – Unleashed (Dreamworks)

2008: Toby Keith – 35 Biggest Hits (Show Dog/UMe)

2013: George Strait – Love Is Everything (MCA)

3 responses to “Week ending 6/1/13: #1 albums this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis June 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

    HONEY was basically an adult contemporary album, although the BobbyRussell penned title track spent three weeks at #1 on the country charts (5 weeks at #1 on the pop charts and topped the charts throughout the English-speaking world selling over a million copies in Australian alone. Goldsboro penned most of the songs on the album including “With Pen In Hand” which Johnny Darrell to to #3 on the country charts while “Honey was still on the charts” Goldsboro never again had a 1 pop or country hit although “Watching Scotty Grow” reached #1 on the American and Canadian adult contemporary charts in 1971. The album linked in the listing is NOT the original album but some sort of truncated hits collection

    INTRODUCING JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ was one of the great debut albums featuring four songs co-written by Johnny Rodriguez and Tom T Hall (including Johnny’s first #1 “You Always Come Back To Hurting Me)” , two songs Johnny wrote himself, a song written by Tom T Hall and his brother Hillman Hall, Hillman’s solo effort “Pass Me By (If You’re Only Passing Through)” which was Johnny’s first top ten hit , a Billy Joe Shaver song plus covers of two old classics – Jenny Lou Carson’s “Jealous Heart” and Johnny Bond’s “I Wonder Where You Are Tonight” . Strangely enough, Rodriguez , the first (arguably the best) Latino country star headed to Nashville from Texas at the same time the so-called outlaws were trekking to Texas from Nashville.

    • J.R. Journey June 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Honey was a tough record to find a suitable link for. I thought I had found a CD version of the original. After some more digging, it looks like this double album collection, which pairs Honey with 1973’s Summer (The First Time) is the only way to buy it on CD. And this is the original vinyl album from 1968.

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