98 Country Classic Bonus – 5 Most Requested Classic Country Hits [VIDEOS]
Welcome to the 98 Country Classic Show! You can join us 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 Country Classic radio show. Today we are featuring Mac Davis, Del Reeves, Lynn Anderson, Merle Haggard and Lorrie Morgan.
Mac Davis – “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” - 1972
Mac Davis wrote this song and recorded the pop and modest country hit. The song reached number 26 on the country chart.
NEWS & EVENTS FROM 1972:
- the Act that felled President Nixon two years later was committed in June of 1972, the Watergate Burglary.
- On July 1, 1972 President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX. It became the single greatest force for full participation of females in education, both academics and sports.
- HBO subscription cable TV was launched.
Girl you’re getting’ that look in your eyes and it’s startin’ to worry me.
Del Reeves – “Girl on a Billboard” - 1965
Hank Mills wrote Girl on a Billboard and the song recorded by Del Reeves. The tune is about a truck driver who falls in love with a picture of a beautiful young woman whose scantily clad likeness is plastered as part of a roadside billboard along Route 66. This song scored a number one position on the country chart.
NEWS & EVENTS OF 1965:
- The war in Vietnam continues to worsen, the anti-war movement grows and on November 13th 35000 march on Washington against the war.
- The latest craze in kid’s toys was the skate board.
Who is the girl wearing nothing but a smile and a towel in the picture on the billboard.
Lynn Anderson – “You’re My Man” - 1971
This song is written by Glenn Sutton, one of the husbands of the late Lynn Anderson. The song was very successful reaching the top of the country chart in June of 1971.
NEWS & EVENTS OF 1971:
- The 26th amendment to the US Constitution lowers voting age to 18.
- 1971 marked the start of the digital age when the microprocessor was invented
- Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty.
For once in my life I know the meaning of happiness and what it means to have a dream come true.
Merle Haggard – “Hungry Eyes” - 1969
Hungry Eyes is a song written and recorded by Merle Haggard. The song was one of Haggard’s most famous. The song topped Billboard Magazine Hot Country Chart at number one.
NEWS & EVENTS OF 1969:
- The FCC bans all cigarette advertising on television and radio.
- Children’s television workshop introduces Sesame Street and Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Alderin become the first humans to set foot on the moon.
A canvas covered cabin in a crowded labor camp stand out in the memory I revived.
Lorrie Morgan – “What Part of No” - 1993
What Part of No is a song written by Wayne Perry and Gerald Smith and recorded by Lorrie Morgan. The song was released in December 1992 and reached number one the week of February 27, 1993.
NEWS & EVENTS OF 1993:
- President Clinton agrees to compromise on military’s ban on homosexuals.
- The first human’s cloned cells taken from defective human embryos that were to be discarded in a infertility clinic are grown in vitro and developed up to 32 cell stage and then are destroyed.
- The cost of a gallon of gas was $1.16.
Sir I’ve told you once, I’ve told you twice, I’m just here to unwind.
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