98.1 Country Classic Bonus – 5 Most Requested Country Classic Hits [Videos]
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Today we’re featuring Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, a duet with Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius, Crystal Gayle and Tracy Lawrence.
Johnny Cash – “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” -- 1959
This number one hit stayed at the top spot for six weeks. Written and performed by Johnny Cash.
In the news in 1959:
- The St. Lawrence Seaway is completed
- On TV -- “Rawhide,” “Bonanza” and Twilight Zone”
A young cowboy named Billy Joe grew restless on the farm, a boy filled with wonderlust who really ment no harm.
Rosanne Cash – “Runaway Train” -- 1988
This song written by John Stewart, it became Rosanne Cash’s ninth number one country hit.
In the news in 1988:
- Republicans sweep 40 states in general election, Bush beats Dukakis on November 8th
- Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
I’m worried about you, I am worried about me, the curves around midnight aren’t easy to see.
Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius – “I Don’t Want to Have to Marry You” -- 1976
This song was the most successful single for both Brown and Cornilus as a duo and as solo artists. The single went to number one, written by Fred Imus and Phil Sweet.
In the news in 1976:
- The great USA celebrates its Bicentennial on July 4th
- Eccentric American billionaire Howard Hughes who had been a recluse for 20 years dies at age 70
I don’t want to have to marry you, I don’t want to say I do, I want our love to be free.
Crystal Gayle – “When I Dream” -- 1979
A top ten hit written by Sandy Theoret topping out at number three on the country chart.
In the news in 1979:
- An American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including two on the ground
- Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels dies at 91 on January 3rd
I could have a mansion that is higher than the trees, I could have all the gifts I want and never ask please.
Tracy Lawrence – “Time Marches On” -- 1996
This song was the fifteenth chart single for Tracy Lawrence's career. It spent three weeks at number one and was written by Bobby Braddock.
In the news in 1996:
- The first flip phone -- the Motorola Startac -- goes on sale
- Ella Fitzgerald, former Vice President Spiro Agnew and George Burns pass away
Sister cries out from her baby bed brother runs in feathers on his head.
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