My Kind of Country

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Week ending 3/29/14: #1 singles this week in country music history

conway-twitty1954 (Sales): Slowly — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1954 (Jukebox): Slowly — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1954 (Disc Jockeys): Slowly — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1964: Saginaw, Michigan — Lefty Frizzell (Columbia)

1974: There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) — Conway Twitty (MCA)

1984: Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) — Alabama (RCA)

1994: No Doubt About It –Neal McCoy (Atlantic)

2004: Watch The Wind Go By — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2014: This Is How We Roll — Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan (Republic Nashville)

2014 (Airplay): Helluva Life — Frankie Ballard (Warner Bros.)

5 responses to “Week ending 3/29/14: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope March 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I love the Conway hit this week.

  2. luckyoldsun March 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought a Conway record from 1974 would have this kind of classic country sound. That’s around the time when he was making “You’ve Never Been This Far Before” and “Linda On My Mind.”

  3. Paul W Dennis March 31, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Actually, Conway didn’t really start jumping the track until “Don’t Take It Away” in 1979. Before that even the songs like “Linda On My Mind” still had pretty decent country instrumentation. Even after that there were still good country songs mixed in with the pop-slosh he was recording

  4. luckyoldsun March 31, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Conway moved from a classic country sound to something more modern and updated per the times. But I think he still sounded country–compared to, say, Ray Price, who sounded totally pop at the time.

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