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Week ending 8/13/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

Screen shot 2013-01-16 at 3.46.42 PM1956 (Sales): Crazy Arms — Ray Price (Columbia)

1956 (Jukebox): I Want You, I Need You, I Love You — Elvis Presley (RCA)

1956 (Disc Jockeys):Crazy Arms — Ray Price (Columbia)

1966: Almost Persuaded — David Houston (Epic)

1976: Golden Ring — George Jones & Tammy Wynette (Epic)

1986: Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain — The Judds (RCA/Curb)

1996: Carried Away — George Strait (MCA)

2006: If You’re Goin’ Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows) — Rodney Atkins (Curb)

2016: H.O.L.Y. — Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville)

2016 (Airplay): Record Year — Eric Church (EMI Nashville)

One response to “Week ending 8/13/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis August 14, 2016 at 10:36 am

    What a great week – other than the FGL entry for 2016, this is a group of truly classic songs and very good songs. Get used to seeing “Almost Persuaded” as it will be here for a while, In fact it would be many years before another country song spent as many as the nine weeks “almost Persuaded” spent at #1

    I guess timing is everything. 1966 was the last year before the advent of the CMA Awards and while the ACM awards were already (since 1965) around, until 1970 they were strictly a parochial west coast affair designed to honor mostly Bakersfield artists, Had the CMA Awards started a year earlier David Houston / “Almost Persuaded” would have won a bunch of awards – probably Song of The Year, Single of The Year, maybe Male Vocalist of The Year and perhaps even some others. The boost this would have given Houston’s career is difficult to calculate, although I see him as a borderline CMHOF candidate anyway.

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