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Classic Rewind: Wayne Massey ‘It Should Have Been Easy’

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2 responses to “Classic Rewind: Wayne Massey ‘It Should Have Been Easy’

  1. Razor X July 16, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I remember this song from an Anne Murray album and always liked it. Wayne Massey had a good voice but unfortunately never enjoyed any chart success aside from his duets with wife Charly McClain.

  2. Ken July 16, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    This song has seen a lot of action for writer Bob McDill. First time I heard this song was by Dottsy. Her RCA single peaked at #22 in December 1977. A less successful version charted earlier that year for Patti Leatherwood on Epic but stopped at #79. Donna Fargo also recorded it for her “Fargo” album in 1980 and as Razor mentioned Anne Murray did a version for on her Capitol LP “Where Do You Go When You Dream” in 1981. Wayne Massey released it as a single for MCA in 1982 but it did not chart [Three years later he teamed up with Charly McClain for two hit duets]
    The Whites version for MCA/Curb stalled at #30 in early 1987.

    This clip is from “Tom T.’s Pop! Goes The Country Club.” Ralph Emery gave up hosting duties for the original “Pop! Goes The Country” in 1980 and Tom T. Hall took over. For the final season of that show in 1982 comedian/actor Jim Varney was added as a regular, [he’s seen with Tom T. at the start of this clip] and the show moved from a TV studio to Opryland’s Gaslight Theatre for a “club” setting which was reflected in the change to the show’s title.
    In 1983 Ralph Emery began hosting “Nashville Now” on The Nashville Network from that same studio.

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