Welcome to the 98 Country Classic Show on this last Sunday in November, the 29th!  You can join me every Sunday between 9 am and 1 pm for the very best in classic country music.  We're on air at 98.1 FM Minnesota's New Country, online and on your mobile device.  Today we're going to offer you a bonus five of the most requested songs from the 98.1 classic radio show and we are featuring Mel Tillis, Jeanne Pruett, Eddie Rabbitt, Tracy Lawerence and Pam Tillis.



Mel Tillis - "Coca Cola Cowboy" - 1979



This song was written by Steve Doriff, Sandy Packard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain and recorded by Mel Tillis.  The song was featured in the film Every Which Way But Loose, starring Clint Eastwood.  Coca Cola Cowboy was Mel's fifth #1 country single.

News & Events from 1979:

  • The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan stirs world protests on December 27th.
  • For the first time in history a woman, Margaret Thatcher, is elected Prime Minister in the U.K.
  • Sony released the Walkman which cost $200.00 and at the time that was a significant amount.

I called collect on the phone, you say you're tired and alone, but it sounds like someone else is lying there.



Jeanne Pruett - "Satin Sheets" - 1973



This song was Pruett's only number one country hit, written by John Volinkaty and released in February of 1973.

News & Events from 1973:

  • Roe vs. Wade abortion law is decided by the Supreme Court, this overturned state laws prohibiting first and second trimester abortions.
  • The Sears Tower in Chicago was finished, the world's largest building at the time.
  • Skylab the first American Space Station is launched on May 14th.

Satin sheets to lie on, satin pillows to cry on still I'm not happy don't you see.




Eddie Rabbitt - "Step by Step" - 1981




Step by Step was co-written and recorded by Eddie Rabbitt.  It was his ninth #1 on the country chart.

News & Events from 1981:

  • The year of the first flight of US space shuttle Columbia
  • Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales
  • The first American test-tube baby is born in the US

She seems a million miles away, when she walks by you don't know what to say.



Tracy Lawrence - "Time Marches On" - 1996




Time Marches On is written by Bobby Braddock and recorded by Tracy Lawrence. The song was released in March of 1996 from the album of the same name.  It spent three weeks at number one on the country chart in mid-1996.

News & Events from 1996:

  • In the U.K. Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales get divorced.
  • Internet Explorer 3 Web Browser is released
  • The Ozone layer over the artic continues to be depleted.

Sister cries out from her baby bed, brother runs in feathers on his head, momma's in a room learning how to sew, daddy's drinking beer listening to the radio.



Pam Tillis - "Maybe it was Memphis" - 1992




Maybe it was Memphis is a song written by Michael Anderson and recorded by Pam Tillis on two separate occasions.  Pam first recorded the song in the late 1980's and her second version was recorded on her 1991 album, Put yourself in my Place.  The song was released as a single in November 1991 and it became a top ten hit, peaking at number three on the country chart in 1992.

News & Events of 1992:

  • Minnesota experiences it's busiest tornado day ever with 27 recorded twisters on June 16th. The largest tornado in this family was an F5 that struck Chandler, MN killing one.
  • Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida on August 22nd
  • TWA declares bankruptcy.

Looking at you through a misty moonlight, Kat did sing like a symphony.



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