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Week ending 8/22/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

tumblr_lq9ewnZ1pX1qa9uo9o1_1280-21955 (Sales): I Don’t Care — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1955 (Jukebox): I Don’t Care/Your Good For Nothing Heart — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1955 (Disc Jockeys): I Don’t Care — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1965: Yes, Mr. Peters — Roy Drusky & Priscilla Mitchell (Mercury)

1975: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights — Freddy Fender (ABC/Dot)

1985: Highwayman — The Highwaymen (Columbia)

1995: You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone — Brooks & Dunn (Arista)

2005: As Good as I Once Was — Toby Keith (DreamWorks)

2015: House Party — Sam Hunt (MCA)

2015 (Airplay): Kiss You In The Morning — Michael Ray (Warner Bros./Atlantic)

4 responses to “Week ending 8/22/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken August 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    “Yes Mr. Peters” was Roy Drusky’s only #1 hit. Priscilla Mitchell had a long career as a Nashville studio back-up singer after an unsuccessful try at a solo pop music,as “Sadina.” She was also Jerry’s Reed’s widow. She died in 2014. Drusky passed in 2004.

    To be clear the couple in the video linked to above is not Roy & Priscilla. And they are obviously singing a different song. YouTube has way too many videos that misrepresent the actual artists but fail to state so in the descriptions.

  2. Paul W Dennis August 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    According to Record World , “Long Long Texas Road” also made it to #1 for Drusky. It was hugely popular where I lived – all the country stations in my area had it reach #1

  3. Luckyoldsun August 23, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    “Highwayman” was a Jimmy Webb song that had first been recorded by his go-to singer Glenn Campbell, but was not released as a single.

    Actually, the group that released the song in 1985 was NOT called “The Highwaymen”–They were billed simply as “Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson”–and the album was also called “Highwayman”–not “Highwaymen.” They could not have used the name “Highwaymen” because it belonged to an old folk group that had a huge record in the ’60s called “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore.”
    It was a few years later that Waylon, Willie, Cash and Kris started touring together–and they were sometimes billed as “The Highwaymen.” The original “Highwaymen”–who were no longer active– sued–and the parties finally settled when Waylon came up with the idea of asking the “Michael” Highwaymen if they’d like to get back together and open some shows for the new Highwaymen. The old Highwaymen agreed–and gave the country supergroup permission to share the name.

    It was only for their third album, in the early ’90s, with the Robert Earl Keen title cut “The Road Goes on Forever,” that the Waylon-Willie-Cash-Kris group actually used the name “Highwaymen” on a record label!

    btw, “Highwayman” was Cash’s first #1 hit since “One Piece at a Time” a decade earlier–and also his last. Waylon and Willie still had some #1 hits left in them at the time.

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