My Kind of Country

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Week ending 11/12/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

hqdefault-101956 (Sales): Crazy Arms — Ray Price (Columbia)

1956 (Jukebox): Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog — Elvis Presley (RCA)

1956 (Disc Jockeys): Singing the Blues — Marty Robbins (Columbia)

1966: Open Up Your Heart — Buck Owens (Capitol)

1976: Cherokee Maiden — Merle Haggard (Capitol)

1986: Diggin’ Up Bones — Randy Travis (Warner Bros.)

1996: Like the Rain — Clint Black (RCA)

2006: Before He Cheats — Carrie Underwood (Arista)

2016: Setting the World on Fire — Kenny Chesney featuring Pink (Blue Chair/Columbia)

2016 (Airplay): Move — Luke Bryan (Capitol)

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2 responses to “Week ending 11/12/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken November 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Quite remarkable that this week in 1956 the three country charts were all topped by songs that became enduring classics. Other titles on those charts that week included I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash, Sweet Dreams by Faron Young, Searching by Kitty Wells, You Don’t Know Me by Eddy Arnold , I’m A One Woman Man by Johnny Horton plus new singles by Elvis’ (Love Me Tender) and Ray Price (I’ve Got A New Heartache) Despite the growing rock & roll onslaught it was still a Golden Age for country music.

  2. Michelle Aussie country girl November 13, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Love the Randy Travis song, most of these are in my collection.

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