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Today we’re featuring Travis Tritt, a duet with Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens, Willie Nelson, Wynn Stewart and Lynn Anderson.

 


Travis Tritt – “Put Some Drive in your Country” -- 1990

Written and recorded by Travis Tritt, reaching number 28 on the country chart.

In the news in 1990, John Poindexter former National Security Advisor is convicted on multiple felony counts and Mayor of Washington D.C. Marion Barry Jr. is arrested by the FBI in a drug sting, later convicted of misdemeanor drug passion.

Well I was raised on country classics like Roy Acuff and George Jones, Lord, I loved to hear’em.


Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens – “Streets of Bakersfield” -- 1988

This song was originally written by Homer Joy.  Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam released their version of the song in June of 1988. It topped the chart at number one.

In the news in 1988, US space shuttle program resumes 2 ½ years after the Challenger disaster and the Hubble telescope is put into operation.

I’ve spent a thousand miles of thumbin’, yes, I’ve worn blisters on my heels, tryin’ to find me something better, here on the streets of Bakersfield.


Willie Nelson – “City of New Orleans” -- 1984

Steve Goodman wrote this song, Willie Nelson covered the song in 1984.  The song reached number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles Chart.

In the news in 1984, the Supreme Court rules that taping television shows at home on VCRs does not violate copyright laws.  Apple introduces the user-friendly Macintosh Personal Computer.

Ridin’ on the city of New Orleans, Illinois Central, Monday morning rail fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders.


Wynn Stewart – “It’s Such a Pretty World Today” -- 1967

This song was Wynn Stewart’s highest-charting hit, peaking at number one for two weeks, the songwriter was Dale Noe.

In the news in 1967, Riots in Newark, NJ kills 26 and injures more than 1,500, race riots in 125 other cities including Detroit where 43 died.  Mickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run.

It’s such a pretty world today, look at the sunshine and every day’s the same since I met you.


Lynn Anderson – “Top of the World” -- 1973

This song topped the country chart at number two. It was a pop hit for The Carpenters also in 1973.  It was written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis.

In the news in 1973, a ceasefire is signed, ending involvement of American ground troops in the Vietnam War on January 28th and the Watergate hearings begin in the United States senate.

Such a feelin’s coming over me there is wonder in most everything I see, not a cloud in the sky got the sun in my eyes and I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream.

 


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