My Kind of Country

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Week ending 4/15/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

1957 (Sales): Gone — Ferlin Husky (Capitol)

1957 (Jukebox): There You Go/Train of Love — Johnny Cash (Sun)

1957 (Disc Jockeys): Gone — Ferlin Husky (Capitol)

1967: Lonely Again — Eddy Arnold (RCA)

1977: Lucille — Kenny Rogers (United Artists)

1987: You’ve Got the Touch — Alabama (RCA)

1997: Rumor Has It — Clay Walker (Giant)

2007: Last Dollar (Fly Away) — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2017: Body Like a Back Road — Sam Hunt (MCA)

2017 (Airplay): Fast — Luke Bryan (Capitol)

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3 responses to “Week ending 4/15/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken April 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Thirty years ago this week Alabama scored the #1 song that concluded their string of 21 number one singles dating back to Tennessee River in 1980. [Christmas in Dixie from 1982 was considered a holiday release and not a regular Alabama single] The previous record-holder for consecutive #1 country hits was Sonny James who topped the Billboard survey 16 times from 1967 to 1971.

    Sad to hear this week that Alabama’s Jeff Cook is stepping back from touring due to Parkinson’s Disease.

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/04/11/exclusive-alabama-member-reveals-parkinsons-diagnosis/100285618/

  2. Michelle Aussie country girl April 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Love “Lucille” Kenny Rogers is a favourite of mine.

  3. Alan Jobe April 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Eddy Arnold – what a talent, what a career!!

    And what can you say about Kenny Rogers. Lucille was the beginning of what became a monster career in country and pop music. People sometimes forget what a phenomenon he was during the late 70s and early 80s. Definitely one of my all-time favorites.

    I wasn’t as big of a Alabama fan as most, but there’s no denying that they dominated country radio during the 80s. And as Ken stated above, it’s sad about Jeff Cook’s Parkinson’s disease.

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