Good morning Country Classic Fans and loyal online listeners. It’s another edition of the 98.1 Country Classic Show. We’re on air at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.

Today we’re going to offer you a bonus of five of the most requested songs from the 98.1 Country Classic Show. We are featuring Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Ronnie McDowell, Steve Wariner and Trisha Yearwood.

 


 

Waylon Jennings – “Luckenbach Texas” -- 1977

 

This song debuted on April 16, 1977 reaching number one on the country chart on May 21, 1977.  It was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.

In the news in 1977:

  • Not only do gas stations attendants no longer wash your windows or check your oil, soon you will be expected to pump your own gas we accept this now as the norm, how times change
  • The first Star Wars movie opens, written and directed by George Lucas

 

The only two things in life that make it worth livin' is guitars that tune good and firm feelin women.

 


 

George Jones – “He stopped Loving Her Today” -- 1980

 

This song has been named in several surveys as the greatest country songs of all time.  The song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman topping the chart at number one.  It also won the CMA Award for Single of the Year.

In the news in 1980:

  • Failed US rescue attempt to save hostages in Tehran
  • John Lennon is assassinated
  • The Rubik’s Cube becomes popular

 

He said I’ll love you till I die, she told him, “You’ll forget in time” as the years went slowly by.

 


 

Ronnie McDowell – “Older Women” -- 1981

 

Written by Jamie O’Hara and was Ronnie McDowell’s eleventh country hit topping the chart at number one.

In the news in 1981:

  • Pope John Paul II is wounded by a gunman on May 14th
  • IBM introduces its first personal computer

 

Older women are beautiful lovers, older women they understand I’ve been around some. 

 


 

Steve Wariner – “Small Town Girl” -- 1987

 

This song became Wariner’s fifth number one hit song on the country chart.  Written by John Barlow Jarvis and Don Cook.

In the news in 1987:

  • Prozac makes its debut in the United States
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker brought down by scandal

 

Cold City like the eyes in the subway station, it’s ten stories to my desk in the smoggy sky.

 


 

Trisha Yearwood – “That’s What I Like About You” -- 1992

 

This song was written by Kevin Welch, Wally Wilson and John Hadley.  Trisha Yearwood covered the song in late 1991, became a top ten hit reaching number eight.

In the news in 1991:

  • Democratic convention nominates Bill Clinton and Al Gore for President they went on to win the national election
  • Compact discs surpass cassette tapes as the preferred medium for recorded music

 

I like a man who’s crazy about me, I like a man who can live without me too, that’s what I like about you.

 


 

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