70's Music Revisited

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Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden

September 25, 2009 | 1970, Country, Female, Top 40

I have seen Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson listed as a One-Hit wonder. While it may be true that this was the only song that may have crossed over to the Pop charts to any one who was listening to Country Music in the late 60′s and early 70′s she sure wasn’t a One-Hit artist. […]

Johnny Cash – One Piece at a Time

September 23, 2009 | 1976, Country, Male, Number 1

By 1976 Johnny Cash had already been performing for 20 years and for many of those years he was at the top of the Charts. it was in 1976 that he did the story song One Piece at a Time. It’s the story of an auto assembly line worker built a car with one stolen […]

Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You

September 21, 2009 | 1974, Country, Female, Number 1

To many when they think of the song I will Always Love You, they will think about the version that Whitney Houston sang from the movie My Bodyguard. But long before that it was done by its composer Dolly Parton. Parton wrote the song in 1973 and released it as one of the songs on […]

Charlie Rich – A Very Special Love Song

September 3, 2009 | 1974, Country, Male

1974 was a big year for county singer Charlie Rich, not to say that 1973 wasn’t big too. However in 1974 Charlie, known as the Silver Fox, reached Number 1 on the county charts with 5 different songs. In March it was There Won’t Be Anymore for 2 weeks, April came with A Very Special […]

Jerry Reed & Glen Campbell – Take Me Home County Roads/Koko Joe

October 27, 2008 | 1971, Country, Jerry Reed, Male

Jerry Reed – Lightning Rod

September 7, 2008 | 1977, Country, Jerry Reed, Male

Some may remember Jerry Reed as the Snowman in the Smokey and the Bandit movies. Others will remember him as the singer of songs such as Amos Moses, When You’re Hot, You’re Hot or Lord, Mr. Ford. And there are still others who knows that he was a songwriter having written the songs to Smokey […]

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

August 29, 2008 | 1979, Country, Male

In late 1978 Kenny Rogers recorded what would become his signature song. The Gambler, Kenny Roger as the singer is the narrator and not the Gambler, is an old gambler who sits with Rogers on a ‘train bound for nowhere’. The song reached Number 16 on the Pop Charts and was a Number 1 Country […]