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Week ending 4/7/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

1958 (Sales):  Ballad of a Teenage Queen — Johnny Cash (Sun)

1958 (Disk Jockeys): Ballad of a Teenage Queen — Johnny Cash (Sun)

1968: How Long Will My Baby Be Gone — Buck Owens (Capitol)

1978: Ready For The Times to Get Better — Crystal Gayle (United Artists)

1988: Love Will Find Its Way To You — Reba McEntire (MCA)

1998: Perfect Love — Trisha Yearwood (MCA)

2008: Small Town Southern Man — Alan Jackson (Arista Nashville)

2018: Meant To Be — Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line (Big Machine)

2018 (Airplay): Most People Are Good — Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 

2 responses to “Week ending 4/7/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken April 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Buck Owens continued his successful string of hits this week in 1968 as “How Long Will My Baby Be Gone” became his 16th number one single. Buck was growing bored with his trademark freight-train twangy telecaster style and was looking to create some new sounds. On this session he abandoned the telecasters and went for an acoustic approach. Guitar legend Jimmy Bryant augmented Don Rich & The Buckaroos at the Capitol studios in Hollywood. Unlike all of his earlier Capitol singles the recording that Buck released as a single did not sound the same as the LP version. The stereo rendition released later that year on his “Sweet Rosie Jones” album was more polished with overdubbed hand claps and lead acoustic guitar fills.

    Here’s the single version (though not the best audio quality)

    And this is the stereo LP release

  2. Aussie country girl April 9, 2018 at 1:02 am

    “Love Will find it’s way to you” isbone of my favourites Reba McEntire songs

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