Good morning on this biggest day in football -- Super Sunday! 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 featuring Roger Miller, Charlie Pride, John Conlee, John Anderson and Tanya Tucker.



Roger Miller – “Dang Me” -- 1964


This novelty song was written and recorded by Roger Miller.  It became a Grammy Award winner for Best Country Song and topped the chart at number one.

In the news in 1964:

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by LBJ
  • Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton the first time
  • The average cost of a new house was $13,050


Well here I sit high getting’ ideas ain’t nothing but a fool would live like this out all night and runnin’ wild.



Charlie Pride – “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” -- 1970



This song is written by Glenn Martin and Dave Kirby and reached number one on the country chart, his third in a row.  In the news in 1970,

In the news in 1970:

  • An earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Peru May 31st
  • Kansas City defeats the Vikings 23-7 in the Super Bowl
  • The World Trade Center is completed


Rain dripping off the brim of my hat, it sure is cold today and here I am a walking down sixty six.



John Conlee – “Friday Nite Blues” -- 1980



Written by Sonny Throckmorton and Rafe VanHoy.  Throckmorton recorded the song hit number 89 on the country chart.  Conlee released his version of the song and reached number two on the chart.

In the news in 1980:

  • A failed operation by the US to free hostages in Iran
  • The latest US Census reveals nation's population is 226,504,825


He's been working all week he's got mental fatigue and that old couch sure looks fine
All week he's been gone she's been sitting alone slowly going out of her mind




John Anderson – “Would You Catch a Falling Star” -- 1982



This top ten hit is written by Bobby Braddock and reached number six on the country chart.  In the news in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans memorial in Washington D.C. is dedicated and Equal Rights Amendment fails ratification June 30th.

You know the crowd was very small for a country music show, but he faked a curtain call just like it was years ago.



Tanya Tucker – “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” -- 1992



This song scored at number two on the country chart.  Written by Mark Springer.

In the news in 1992:

  • South Florida devastated by Hurricane Andrew
  • Serial killer Jeffery Dahmer pleads guilty to 16 murders


She’s fifteen and he’s barely driving a car, she’s got his ring and he’s got the keys to her heart, it’s just a matter of time.





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