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Week ending 4/14/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

1958 (Sales):  Oh Lonesome Me / I Can’t Stop Loving You — Don Gibson (RCA Victor)

1958 (Disk Jockeys): Oh Lonesome Me — Don Gibson (RCA Victor)

1968: You Are My Treasure — Jack Greene (Decca)

1978: Someone Loves You Honey — Charley Pride (RCA)

1988: Famous Last Words of a Fool — George Strait (MCA)

1998: Perfect Love — Trisha Yearwood (MCA)

2008: You’re Gonna Miss This — Trace Adkins (Capitol Nashville) 

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

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

One response to “Week ending 4/14/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken April 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Although his name is likely unfamiliar to most of today’s country audience Jack Greene was one of the major hit-makers of the late 1960’s. He graduated from Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadour’s band (where he played drums and was a featured vocalist) to a solo career that included five #1 country singles. Fifty years ago this week “You Are My Treasure” became his third #1 hit. The song was created by legendary songwriter Cindy Walker after she had heard Jack’s speaking voice on the radio. She specifically composed the song that includes a spoken verse with him in mind.

    A word of caution that although the audio on the YouTube link to this song posted above is indeed the original 1968 Decca recording, the album that is shown (on the Federal label) contains re-recordings that Jack made in the late 1970’s. To date the only CD that contains this song and most of Jack’s original Decca singles is “The Jolly Green Giant” issued in the U.K. on the Edsel Label [EDCD 515] in 1997.

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