Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day – Peggy Sue “I’m Dynamite” Peggy Sue is one of four Webb siblings to appear on the country charts

It’s true. Peggy Sue Webb is one of four Webb siblings who have scored hits on the country charts. Her brother Jay Lee had a couple in the late sixties. And two of her sisters have had hall of fame-type careers, Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. While Peggy’s success didn’t rival that … Continue reading

Eddy Arnold “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” Single Of The Day December, 1954 saw Eddy Arnold on the charts with some Christmas sounds.

December, 1954, and Eddy Arnold charting with two singles. “This Is The Thanks I Get” is still top ten in both Billboard and Cashbox, where it’s been since late summer. In December by Eddy’s latest Christmas release, “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” debuts. “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” was a longtime part … Continue reading

George Jones “A Good Year For The Roses” Single Of The Day One of the last big hits for George Jones before he left Musicor for Epic

As 1970 wound to a close, an era in country music was ending, as well. Since 1954, George Jones had been working with producer and record label owner Harold “Pappy” Daily. The combination had produced many classics; “White Lightning”, “Why Baby Why”, and “She Thinks I Still Care”, to name a few. … Continue reading

Single Of The Day: Webb Pierce “The Good Lord Giveth (And Uncle Sam Taketh Away” The last charge up the chart for Webb Pierce

Webb Pierce is truly one of the all-time legends in country music. Between 1952 and 1971, his name was seldom out of the country music top 40.  However, by 1975, times had changed. 8 years had passed since Webb had seen any top 10. He had changed labels, leaving MCA for … Continue reading

Dean Dillon “I’m Into The Bottle (To Get You Out Of My Mind)” Single Of The Day Dean Dillon, Hall of Fame Songwriter, Could Sing, Too

Mention Dean Dillon, and most people will think, songwriter. Not just songwriter, but one of the greatest songwriters country music has had. Dean’s pen has turned out hit after hit for the past 35+ years, for many of the top artists, including many of George Strait’s biggest hits. Classics he’s wrote … Continue reading

Kathy Mattea “Love At The Five And Dime” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day 1986 and Kathy Mattea finally breaks into the top 10.

Hard to believe it’s been over thirty years since Kathy Mattea‘s first top ten appearance. If you were listening to country radio in the late 80’s and early 90’s, you’ll remember her hits. If you are a newer listener, you may not be familiar with her music. Do yourself a … Continue reading

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