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...George Strait's First Number One Hit
From: "Strait From The Heart" - George Strait - June 1982
> "Strait from the Heart" is the second studio album from
American country music artist George Strait & certified
platinum by the RIAA.
> George Strait (King George) has sold more than 70 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is "Pure Country" (1992), which sold 6 million (6× platinum).
His highest certified album is "Strait Out of the Box" (1995), which sold 2 million copies (8× Platinum due to being a box set with four CDs).
According to the RIAA, Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall. Strait's singing and acting career has earned
him a net worth of $300 million so far...
From: 'Paper Airplane' - 2011 - Alison Krauss' 14th album
and the band's follow-up to 2004's triple Grammy winning
'Lonely Runs Both Ways' (Rounder). It's Krauss' first
release since her 2007 internationally acclaimed,
multi-platinum collaboration with Robert Plant,
'Raising Sand', which won six Grammys including
"Record Of The Year" and "Album Of The Year."
One of my Favorite Rascal Flatts songs. - c.f.
From: "Feels Like Today" - Rascal Flatts - 2004
The single was co-written by Rascal Flatts'
lead singer Gary LeVox, along with Wendell Mobley
and Neil Thrasher and became their 4th number one
When I first heard Rascal Flatts it was their first single from their first self-titled album back in 2000 "Praying For Daylight" (It peaked at No. 3 on country Billboard charts) which led me to HAVE to purchase the entire album - & I too was blown away. The vocals were amazing as were the songs !! I remember trying to get people to listen to that first album and no one really seemed all that interested. - And Now look what they've become !! - c.f.
Rascal Flatts' founding was at Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar in Nashville, Tennessee. Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus are second cousins from a musical family. (DeMarcus's brother-in-law, James Otto, is also a country music artist.) DeMarcus moved to Nashville in 1992, earning
his first record deal as part of a Christian group called East to West. In 1997, DeMarcus called LeVox, and convinced him to come to Nashville and provide some
harmonies on Michael English's album "Gospel", for which he was producing. They engineered the album together, and became English's back-up band.
At the same time, DeMarcus had become the bandleader of Chely Wright's band, where he met Joe Don Rooney, the guitarist in that band. DeMarcus and LeVox were working in a Printer's Alley nightclub, and when their part-time guitarist could not make it one night, DeMarcus invited Rooney to sit in. The crowd's
reaction was a positive one, and many asked the trio what their band's name was. They told the crowd that they did not have a name, and according to Gary, a man approached them and told the trio that he had a garage band when he was younger, named Rascal Flatts. The trio liked the name, and began performing together.
Singer Mila Mason recommended the group to record producers Mark Bright and Marty Williams, who played Lyric Street Records A&R Doug Howard a three-song demo and Howard thought they were "just incredible". After he'd heard the demos, the band went into the Lyric Street offices the next day, sat down with acoustic guitars and played a couple of songs. According to Howard in an interview with HitQuarters: "The vocals and harmonies, it was all there—I was just blown away. The lead singer has such a unique and compelling voice."
The band was signed to Lyric Street in late 1999.
From: "Tornado" - Little Big Town - 2012
- As you may know...I took a few weeks off, this last summer, from Curt's List (2012) and spent some time on the Florida Coast... everywhere I went - the whole time I was there - "Pontoon" was constantly playing! I only wish I had immediately added it to this music page as planned...as it may be Little Big Town's biggest career hit - ever !! - c.f.
"Pontoon" is the title of a song recorded by American
country music group Little Big Town. It was released in
April 2012 as the first single from their fifth studio album, Tornado. The song – written by Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean – became the group's first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 15, 2012. The song has been nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Laird said that the idea for "Pontoon" came about when a publisher asked about a song that he and Hemby wrote for Miranda Lambert called "Fine Tune", but the publisher thought that it was called "Pontoon". After Hemby corrected him, the two thought that they should write a song called "Pontoon".
From "High Top Mountain" - Sturgill Simpson - 2013
- Formerly the leader of 'Sunday Valley', an energetic roots outfit that made some waves in the early years of the new millennium, Sturgill Simpson gained greater renown as a solo artist, thanks in large part to his muscular 2013 solo debut "High Top Mountain".
An outlaw country record in form and feel, it's debt to Waylon Jennings clear and unashamed, "High Top Mountain" became a word-of-mouth hit in 2013, thereby establishing Simpson's country credentials and opening the door to a wider future.
- "High Top Mountain" tells the story. He started recording it in mid 2012, laying down tracks at Hillbilly Central and other studios in Nashville with players
like “Pig” Robbins on piano and Robby Turner on pedal steel. Simpson says the record is an effort to “capture the music my grandfathers played.”
"Whoa....." was all I could say when I heard the first cut off of this OUTSTANDING Album...It's definitely Waylon. ...And some Jones. ...And even a little Strait - all mixed together...and...it's...AWESOME !! Play this album for the Old-School Country Lovers that you know & watch em pick their jaws up off the floor !! - c.f.
From: "16 Biggest Hits" - George Jones - 2011
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist George Jones that has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time.
It was released in April 1980 as the lead single from the album "I Am What I Am". The song was Jones' first No. 1 single in six years. The melancholy song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman.
The week after Jones' death the song re-entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 21. As of November 13, 2013, the single has sold 521,000 copies in the United States. Since 2008 it has been preserved by the
Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry.
Alan Jackson sang the song during George Jones' funeral service on May 2, 2013.
Another great Brad Paisley song that I actually like & the
Title Cut from his 9th Studio Album - 2011
Brad's a great country artist but to me...most of his songs tend to be either completely goofy or just lack that "hit" ingredient.
He also seems to have a nack of massively overdoing that awesome Guitar playing in almost every song. I'm especially pleased that he took it easy on this song.
This joins "Waiting On A Woman" & Whiskey Lullaby" as another of my favorite Brad Paisley songs. - C.F.
From The Eric Clapton of Country Music: Vince Gill
Guitar Slinger - Deluxe Edition - 2011
(Deluxe edition released with three bonus tracks)
All Original Songs Written &/or Co-written by Vince.
- The Oklahoma singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist has recorded more than 17 studio albums, sold more than 26 million copies and won 20 Grammys and 18 CMA Awards. The two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year is the only man to ever win five consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards and the only songwriter to win Song of the Year four times.
From: "Carolina" - Eric Church - 2009
I just like the sound of this song...acoustic guitars with some kind of vibrato effect is a sound I had never heard - quite like this - before ! Awesome ! - c.f.
Kenneth Eric Church is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records in 2006, his debut album "Sinners Like Me" produced four singles on the Billboard country chart, including the Top 20 hits "How 'Bout You," "Two Pink Lines," and "Guys Like Me." His second album, 2009's "Carolina", produced three more singles: "Smoke a Little Smoke" and his first Top 10 hits, "Love Your Love the Most" and "Hell on the Heart." 2011's "Chief", his first No. 1 album, includes the singles "Homeboy," "Drink in My Hand," which became his first No. 1 single in January 2012, and "Springsteen," which became his second No. 1 single in June 2012.
Eric Church was born and raised in Granite Falls, North Carolina. At 13, he bought a guitar and began writing songs of his own. By his senior year of high school, he had found a gig at a local bar, which occupied most of his time. He played many Jimmy Buffett cover songs and
a few of his own original songs in some dive bars but after a little while he was playing all over North Carolina.
From: "What Goes Around Comes Around" - Waylon Jennings - 1979. "I Ain't Living Long Like This" was recorded in 1978 by Emmylou Harris for her album, "Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town" and in 1979 by Waylon Jennings for his album "What Goes Around Comes Around". Written by Rodney Crowell & The Title Track of his very first Album (1978)
From: "Speak Now" - Taylor Swift - 2010
One of Taylor's songs that I really like...especially for
her use of the banjo which she strums like a guitar...plus the fact that this song has a somewhat hidden message about overcoming domestic violence with a little pay-back. - c.f.
Winner of multiple awards including (2) 2011 Grammy awards for Best Country Song & Best Country Solo Performance...writtem by Taylor.
Dwight Yoakam's début album & was also the first of three consecutive No. 1 Billboard Country Albums for him. - 1986..Mr. George Strait ("King George")
in front of Gruene Hall
Texas' Oldest Dancehall