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Week ending 7/26/14: #1 singles this week in country music history

BobbyBareMain1954 (Sales): I Don’t Hurt Anymore — Hank Snow (RCA)

1954 (Jukebox): I Don’t Hurt Anymore — Hank Snow (RCA)

1954 (Disc Jockeys): I Don’t Hurt Anymore — Hank Snow (RCA)

1964: Dang Me — Roger Miller (Smash)

1974: Marie Laveau — Bobby Bare (RCA)

1984: Just Another Woman In Love — Anne Murray (Capitol)

1994: Summmertime Blues — Alan Jackson (Arista)

2004: Live Like You Were Dying — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2014: Dirt — Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville)

2014 (Airplay): Yeah — Joe Nichols (Red Bow)

3 responses to “Week ending 7/26/14: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. luckyoldsun July 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Seems like Bobby Bare had about as many hits as anyone this side of George Jones–a bunch of #2’s , top-10’s, etc.–but this was his only #1.

    • Ken July 28, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Bare is truly a great talent but sadly his actual hit output is less than stellar. Indeed he did have chart longevity ranging from 1962 to 1986, but he scored a meager 13 top ten hits [one of which is his sole #1 single “Marie Laveau”] Even if you count his records that made the country top 20 and his rock & roll hit “All American Boy” (released as Bill Parsons) he remains eclipsed by dozens and dozens of far more prolific country hit makers. To say that Bare had “as many hits as anyone this side of George Jones” is not supported by the facts.

  2. luckyoldsun July 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    OK, I’ll defer to you there. But Bare did have a decades-long string of years where he was always somewhere on the charts and that was up there in Jones and Cash territory.

    Bare’s voice and storytelling ability are very similar to Cash’s, though Bare would get even more adventuresome and risqué. But he didn’t have that larger-than-life persona that made Cash a such an American superstar.

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