It’s another edition of the 98.1 Country Classic Show.  We’re on air at 98.1 Minnesota’s New Country, online or on our mobile app.

Today we’re featuring David Allan CoeJohnny Duncan, T.G. Sheppard, Johnny Lee and Tom T. Hall.

 


 

 

David Allan Coe – “The Ride” -- 1983

 

Written by Gary Gentry and J.B. Detterline, "The Ride" was released in February 1983 and peaked at number four on the country chart.

In the news in 1983, The US Embassy is bombed in Beirut, Lebanon killing 63 people and a 5.2 Earthquake hits Central New York.

 

When I was thumbing from Montgomery I had my guitar on my back, when a stranger stopped beside me in an antique Cadillac.

 


 

 

 

Johnny Duncan – “She Can put Her Shoes Under my Bed Anytime” -- 1978

 

This song became Johnny Duncan’s third and final number one on the country chart.  Written by Aaron Schroeder and Bob Halley.

In the news in 1978, American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia and on May 25th a bomb explodes in the security section of Northwestern University wounding a security guard, the first Unabomber attack.

 

She can put her shoes under my bed anytime, matter of fact she can move right into my life and stay.

 

 


 

 

T.G. Sheppard – “I Loved ‘Em Every One” --  1981

 

Phil Sampson wrote this song, topping the chart at number one.  The song is about a man’s tribute to all the women he had encountered through the years.

In the news in 1981, Scientists identify the aids virus, the term internet is first mentioned and born this year, Britney Spears on December 2nd and Justin Timberlake on January 31st.

 

I’ve known some painted ladies that sparkled in the light, country girls that loved the lovers moon.

 


 

 

Johnny Lee and Lane Brody – “The Yellow Rose” -- 1984

 

Written by Johnny Lee, Lane Brody and John Wilder.  The song was used for the theme song to the NBC television series “The Yellow Rose,” starring Cybill Shepherd.  The song went on to become a number one country hit.

In the news in 1984, January 24 Apple Computer places the Macintosh Personal Computer in the United States and on March 25th, Pope John Paul II consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fatima, Portugal.

 

There’s a yellow rose in Texas I’m going home to see, though other men have held her, her heart belongs to me.

 


 

 

Tom T. Hall – “I Like Beer” -- 1975

 

A song written and recorded by Tom T. Hall released in August of 75’, it scored a number four on the country chart.

 

In the news in 1975, The US pulls out of Cambodia, one of the very first blockbuster films, “Jaws” is released in June.

 

In some of my songs I have casually mentioned the fact I like beer.  This little song is more to the point.

 


 

 

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