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Week ending 7/6/13: #1 albums this week in country music history

charlie mccoy - good time charlie1968: Bobby Goldsboro – Honey (United Artists)

1973: Charlie McCoy – Good Time Charlie (Monument)

1978: Willie Nelson – Stardust (Columbia)

1983: Alabama – The Closer You Get (RCA)

1988: Reba McEntire – Reba (MCA)

1993: George Strait – Pure Country: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA)

1998: Various Artists – Hope Floats: Music from the Motion Picture (Capitol)

2003: George Strait – Honkytonkville (MCA)

2008: Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift (Big Machine)

2013: Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes (Atlantic)

2 responses to “Week ending 7/6/13: #1 albums this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis July 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    It seems hard to believe now, but there was a time when instrumental singles could reach the country and pop top five , and instrumental albums could reach the top, too.

    Chalie Mc Coy was an ace session man in Nashville who was as adept on guitar as he was on the harmonica, although his solo instrumental singles and albums focused on this harmonica playing. McCoy was sought by the giants of the music industry to play on their albums – Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Perry Como, RIngo Starr, Roy Orbison and Joan Baez all had Charlie playing on their sessions .

    Charlie McCoy also was part of two influential Nashville groups – Bearfoot Jerry and Area Code 615. It was no surprise that he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame

  2. Ken Johnson July 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Before he won acclaim for his amazing talent on the harmonica Charlie McCoy made a stab at a vocal career. He released two singles for the Cadence label.

    “Cherry Berry Wine” spent one week on the Billboard Hot 100 checking in at #99 during the last week of February 1961. (He was only 19 years old at that time!) I discovered this song In the early 1970’s when the newsman at the radio station I worked for brought in his vintage copy of the single. We played it on the air and invited folks to call in to guess the vocalist. Nobody knew it was Charlie!

    “I Just Want To Make Love To You” from 1962 gave Charlie a chance to sing AND blow some blues. That single failed to chart. It’s a pretty cool version of a Willie Dixon song first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954.

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