This Week on Wide Open Country
Coming up this week on WIDE OPEN COUNTRY…
Four months following her death in March of 1963, Decca Records released The Patsy Cline Story, a double album collection consisting of Patsy’s best-known songs, including her version of the Hank Cochran penned “She’s Got You”.
On this date in 1978, Johnny Cash was presented with the United Nations Humanitarian Award at the annual United Nations Citation Dinner in New York City.
June 10th, 1987, Dwight Yoakam is back at the top of the Country Album charts with Hillbilly Deluxe. The collection features four Top 10 hits including “Little Sister”, “Little Ways” “Please, Please Baby” and a remake of Lefty Frizzell’s “Always Late with Your Kisses”.
Proving that pirates and lies go hand in hand, Terri Clark’s “Girls Lie Too” video debuts on CMT on this date in 2004. Director Shawn Silva does such a remarkable job posing as Johnny’s Depp’s “Captain Jack Sparrow” that many fans believe Depp is actually in the video.
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#1 records on this date over the years include hits from Clint Black, Willie Nelson, George Jones and Billy Ray Cyrus!
1962, Jones is in the middle of a 6 week run atop the country charts with “She Thinks I Still Care”.
1978, Willie tops the chart with his take on Hoagy Carmichael’s classic “Georgia on my Mind” from one of favorite albums of all time…”Stardust” which is an entire collection of standards recorded by the Red Headed Stranger. “Georgia…” earned Willie a Grammy in 1979.
1989, “A Better Man” becomes Clint’s first #1.
And in 1992, we’re all on the dance floor learning how to dance to Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Achy Breaky Heart”…don’t deny it…I saw you…in line…right next to me…
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