Today we’re featuring Ricky Skaggs, Charly McClain, Jeanne Pruett, Randy Travis and Trisha Yearwood.

 


 

Ricky Skaggs – “Honey (Open that Door)” -- 1984

 

Mel Tillis wrote this song, it was originally a non-charted single by Webb Pierce in 1974.  Ten years later in 1984, Ricky Skaggs made the song his seventh number one country hit.

In the news in 1984, a gallon of gas was $1.83, the average income per year was $21,600.00 and the Apple Macintosh Personal Computer went on sale during January.\

 

Honey, honey, honey won’t you open that door, this is your sweet daddy, don’t you love me no more?

 


 

Charly McClain – “Radio Heart” -- 1985

 

A number one hit written by Stephen Allen Davis and Dennis Morgan.  Recorded by McClain, it was her second top of the chart hit.

In the news in 1985, volcanic eruption in the town of Armero, Columbia kills 25,000 and Nintendo releases the NES in American markets in October.

 

Married at 16, 2 kids by 21, but he couldn’t take it, now she’s raisin’ them on her own.

 


 

Jeanne Pruett – “Satin Sheets” -- 1973

 

This song was Pruett’s only number one country hit.  Written by John Volinkaty, from New Ulm, Minnesota.  It was released in February from the album of the same name.

In the news in 1973, the Supreme Court rules on Row vs. Wade on January 22nd.   It makes abortion a US constitutional right.  The World Trade Center in New York becomes the tallest building in the world and Secretariat wins the Triple Crown -- the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

 

Satin sheets to lie on, satin pillows to cry on, still I’m not happy, don’t you see, big long Cadillac, tailor-made upon my back.

 


 

Randy Travis – “Diggin' up Bones” -- 1986

 

Paul Overstreet, Al Gore and Nat Stuckey wrote this number one country hit for Randy Travis.

In the news in 1986, a Soviet nuclear reactor at Chernobyl explodes on April 26th causing the release of radioactive material across much of Europe.  Mike Tyson becomes the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history. And Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.

 

Last night I dug your picture out from my old dresser drawer.  I see it on the table and I talked to it til four.

 


 

 

Trisha Yearwood – “Thinkin' about You” -- 1995

 

This song became Trisha Yearwood’s third number one country hit in April.  Written by Tom Shapiro and Bob Regan.  In the news in 1995, January 4

In the news in 1995, January 4th, the 104th United States Congress, the first controlled by Republicans in both houses since 1953 to 1955, convenes.  On May 27th, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from a horse in a riding competition.

 

I’m not quite sure what’s goin' on but all day through and all night long I’ve been thinking about you.

 


 

 

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