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Week ending 10/4/14: #1 singles this week in country music history

Crystal_Gayle1954 (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: I Guess I’m Crazy — Jim Reeves (RCA)

1974: I’m A Ramblin’ Man — Waylon Jennings (RCA)

1984: Turning Away –Crystal Gayle (Warner Bros.)

1994: Third Rock From The Sun — Joe Diffie (Epic)

2004: Days Go By — Keith Urban (Capitol)

2014: Burnin’ It Down — Jason Aldean (Broken Bow)

2014 (Airplay): Where It’s At (Yep, Yep) — Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow)

4 responses to “Week ending 10/4/14: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis October 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I was never a huge Crystal Gayle fan, but she had a good voice, and had an fourteen year eleven run of top-of-the-charts success during which time she had eighteen Billboard #1 hits (and two more that hit number one on Cashbox) and sixteen more that made the top ten

    “I Guess I’m Crazy” was released twenty days before Jim’s death on 7/31/64 and was the first of six posthumous #1 records for Reeves

  2. luckyoldsun October 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    One thing you’ve got to hand to Crystal Gayle: She didn’t try to be another Loretta Lynn. She used a completely different name and sang in a different style.
    I probably heard of Crystal Gayle before I knew who Loretta Lynn was.
    I don’t know if she belongs in the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame, but she certainly belongs in some A.C./Country Hall of Fame along with Eddie Rabbit, Johnny Lee, Juice Newton and T.G. Sheppard.

    • Razor X October 8, 2014 at 9:21 am

      You can hear some similarities to Loretta if you listen to Crystal’s first album I’ve Cried The Blue Right Out Of My Eyes.

  3. luckyoldsun October 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve never heard the album, but it wouldn’t shock me.
    Heck, I heard David Frizzell’s “Wino” long before I ever heard of Lefty.
    After becoming familiar with Lefty and then listening “Wino” again, it’s amazing how much David seems to be channeling Lefty the whole way.

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