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Today we’re featuring Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Dave and Sugar, Tracy Lawerence and Loretta Lynn.

 


 

Randy Travis – “On the Other Hand” -- 1986

 

This song was written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz. This song was re-released in April 1986 and became Travis first number one hit.  In the news in 1986, Mike Tyson wins his first ever boxing title.  He is the youngest heavyweight champion of the time.  “Top Gun” was the highest grossing film of the year.  In its first

In the news in 1986, Mike Tyson wins his first ever boxing title.  He is the youngest heavyweight champion of the time.  “Top Gun” was the highest grossing film of the year.  In its first weekend it made over 8 million dollars.

 

On one hand I count the reasons I could stay with you, and hold you close to me all night long.

 


 

 

Johnny Cash – “Rock Island Line” -- 1970

 

Many artists have recorded this song.  Johnny Cash’s 1970 version scored a 35 on the country chart. In the news in 1970, 100,000

In the news in 1970, 100,000 demonstrate in Washington DC against the Vietnam War, Boeing 747 makes its first commercial passenger trip to London and Hurricane Celia makes landfall near Corpus Christie, Texas leaving 15 dead and nearly $400 million in damages.

 

Now this here’s a story about the Rock island line, well the Rock Island she runs down into New Orleans.

 


 

 

Dave and Sugar – “I’m Knee Deep in Loving You” -- 1977

 

Written by Sonny Throckmorton and scored a number two on the country chart.

In the news in 1977, Jimmy Carter is elected President of the United States and the first All-In-One computer, the Commodore PET was introduced as a prototype at the consumer electronics show during January of 1977.

 

Well I'm knee deep in loving you, done got deeper than I wanted to.

 


 

 

Tracy Lawrence – “If the Good Die Young” -- 1994

 

This became Lawrence fourth consecutive number one hit, it was written by Craig Wiseman and Paul Nelson.

In the news in 1994, Casey a 400 pound Gorilla, scales a 15 foot concrete wall and wanders around the Como Zoo in St. Paul while kindergartners, their chaperones and other visitors are ushered to safety.  The visitors are freed after Casey is shot with a tranquilizer gun and returned to his indoor enclosure.  Netscape Navigator is released and quickly becomes market leader for browsing the web.

 

It was Sunday morning I was seven years old in the backyard playing in big mud hole.

 


 

 

Loretta Lynn – “The Pill” -- 1975

 

This is most controversial recording of her career, written by Lorene Allen, Don McHan and T.D. Bayless.  The song reached number five on the country chart.

In the news in 1975, Jimmy Hoffa ex teamsters boss disappears never to be seen again, cost of first class stamp was 10 cents and a quart of milk was 46 cents.

 

You wined me and dined me when I was your girl, promised if I’d be your wife you’d show me the world.

 


 

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