Good morning and welcome to the 98.1 Country Classic Show.  You can join me from 9 am to 1 pm for the best in country classic music at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.  Today we’re offering you a bonus of the most requested songs from the radio show featuring The Kendalls, Sammy Kershaw, Chris LeDoux, Ronnie Milsap and Tanya Tucker.



The Kendalls – “Sweet Desire” -- 1978



A number one song by The Kendalls written by Jeannie Kendall.

In the news in 1978:

  • Jim Jones followers commit suicide in Jonestown, Guyana November 18th
  •  Due to poor cold war relations United States bans sale of latest computer technology to the Soviet Union

Sweet desire carried me away, warmed my heart and I just had to stay, tempting feelings just led me astray.



Sammy Kershaw – “Queen of my Double Wide Trailer” -- 1993



Dennis Linde wrote this song.  Sammy Kershaw took the song to number seven on Billboards Hot Singles Chart.

In the news in 1993:

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg is appointed to US Supreme Court on June 14
  • Islamic fundamentalists bomb World Trade Center.

Well, I met her out at Murphy’s Restaurant, she said she was fresh from the farm and I remember thinkin’ for a country girl.




Chris LeDoux – “Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy” -- 1992



“Whatcha Gonna do with a Cowboy” is written by Garth Brooks and Mark D. Sanders, recorded by Chris LeDoux and Garth Brooks.  The song topped the country chart at number seven.

In the news in 1992:

  • US forces leave Philippines ending nearly a century of American military presence
  • Casper W. Weinberger indicted in Iran Contra affair on June 16th

I can see you got your eye on this old cowboy and I can tell you’ve never had one for your own or you’ve never been around one.



Ronnie Milsap – “Stranger in my House” -- 1983



Mike Reid wrote this song and it topped the chart at number five.  In the news in 1983, the US invades Grenada October 25

In the news in 1983:

  • The US invades Grenada October 25th
  • The final episode of M.A.S.H. airs before a record 125 million television watchers

There’s a silence here between us I’ve never heard before and I can’t find the love in her eyes anymore.




Tanya Tucker – “Lizzie and the Rainman” -- 1975



A number one hit for Tanya Tucker, a song written by Kenny O’Dell and Larry Henley.

In the news in 1975:

  • President Ford escapes assassination attempt in Sacramento, California on September 5th and second attempt on September 22nd
  • “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” sweeps the top Oscars winning Best Picture, Director, Actor and Actress

He came ridin’ in on the sunrise of a hot west Texas day, a fancy man in a painted wagon with some fancy things to say.




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