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Today we’re featuring Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker.



Waylon Jennings – “I’m a Ramblin Man” -- 1974


It was 43 years ago this month that this song became Waylon Jennings' second number one hit.  Written by Ray Pennington.

In the news in 1974, following impeachment hearings started on May 9th, President Richard Nixon becomes the first US President forced to resign after the Watergate scandal on August 9th.  President Ford announces an amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft invaders.


I’ve been down the Mississippi down through New Orleans, Yes, I have, I’ve played in California.



George Jones – “Windows up Above” -- 1960


Written and recorded by George Jones, this song peaked at number two.  It spent a total of 34 weeks on the country chart.

In the news in 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy, wins the US the presidential election after defeating the Republican candidate Richard Nixon.  The organization of petroleum of export countries (Opec) is created.


I’ve been living a new way life, that I love so, but I can see that the clouds are gathering. 



Marty Robbins – “El Paso City” -- 1976


This song is written and record by Marty Robbins, it’s an indirect sequel of Robbins 1959 smash hit “El Paso.”  “El Paso City” became Robbins 15th number one hit on the country chart.

In the news in 1976, a tidal wave in the Philippines kills 5,000.  In a nation embroiled in political scandals, Jimmy Carter a one term governor and peanut farmer in Georgia, emerged as the ultimate political outsider and one of the political upsets in the history of the United States elections over President Gerald Ford.


From thirty thousand feet above the desert floor, I see it there below, a city with a legend. 



Travis Tritt – “Nothing Short of Dying” -- 1992


This song is written and recorded by Travis Tritt, it peaked at number four on the Billboard Country Music Chart.

In the new in 1992, an F5 tornado struck Chandler, Minnesota, killing one person. And Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida on August 22nd.


I should have told her more that I love her, I should have spent more time at home.



Tanya Tucker – “Can I See You Tonight” -- 1980


Written by Deborah Allen, and Rafe Vanhoy, from the album ‘Dream Lovers.’  Reaching number four on the Billboard’s Hot singles chart.

In the news in 1980, camcorders, fax machines and Pac Man arcade games appear.  3M begins sales of its recent product sticky notes, invented by Arthur Fry and Spencer Silver.

I don’t know where to start now, that we’re falling apart, how can we talk heart to heart, you’re so far away, what can I say.



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