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Today we’re featuring Ricky Skaggs, Margo Smith, Statler Brothers, Pam Tillis and Aaron Tippin.


 

 

Ricky Skaggs – “Country Boy” -- 1985

 

This song is written by Tony Coulton, Albert Lee and Ray Smith.  “Country Boy” was released in February 1985. The song became Ricky Skaggs' ninth number one country hit.

In the news in 1985, TWA Flight is hijacked by Hezbollah on June 14, the Unabomber kills his first victim and Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows 1.0.

 

I may look like a city slicker, shinin’ up through his shoes, underneath I’m just a cotton picker, pickin' out a mess of blues.

 


 

 

Margo Smith – “Don’t Break the Heart that Loves You” -- 1978

 

Songwriters for this song were Benny Davis and Ted Murray, a number one country hit in February of 1978.

In the news in 1978, The US stops production of the Neutron Bomb and Pope Paul VI dies at age 80.

 

Don’t break the heart that loves you, handle it with care, don’t break the heart that needs you.

 


 

 

Statler Brothers – “Bed of Roses” -- 1970

 

This song peaked at number nine on the country chart in the winter of 1971, released in October 1970.  The song was written by Harold Reid from the album of the same name.

In the news in 1970, President Abdel Nasser of Egypt dies and five million turn out to honor him.  100,000 people demonstrate in Washington D.C. against the Vietnam War.

 

She was called a scarlet woman by the people who would go to church but left me in the street.

 


 

 

Pam Tillis – “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)” -- 1994

 

Pam Tillis co-wrote the song with Jess Leary.  The song was released as a single in November of 1994 topping the chart at number one.

In the news in 1994, PLO Leader Yasser Arafat returns to Palestine after 27 years in exile and the Winter Olympic Games are held in Lillehammer, Norway.

 

If you’re coming with me you need nerves of steel, cause I take corners on two wheels, it’s a never-ending circus ride.

 


 

 

Aaron Tippin – “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio” -- 1992

 

A song co-written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock.  A number one hit on the country music chart.

In the news in 1992, in New York, Mafia Boss John Gotti is convicted of the murder of Mob Boss Paul Castellano and of racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.  Born this year was Miley Ray Cyrus on November 23rd.

 

Sometimes she runs, sometimes she don’t, more than once she’s left me on the side of the road, the older she gets the slower we go.

 


 

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