Kitty Wells “My Big Truck Driving Man” – Single Of The Day
Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable, in the CD player, or in the MP3 player. Today’s Single Of The Day put the wraps on a long Country 40 list from one of the legends of Country music, Kitty Wells. Kitty had been performing since the late 1930’s, and began recording in the late 1940’s, but it wasn’t until 1952’s “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” that the listening world, at large, was introduced to Kitty Wells. From that point, Kitty would make sixty-four Country 40 appearances, with thirty-five top ten hits, and three number ones. Today’s Single was the sixty-fourth of those Country 40 singles.
Released by Decca in January, 1968, “My Big Truck Drivin’ Man” made it’s Country 40 debut in March, where it would spend a month, with a peak of thirty-five. A bouncy track about a relationship between a waitress and her truck driving man, whose return from the road, she’s waiting for. A decent track, it’s too bad that it didn’t fare a little better for Country music’s Queen.
Saving vinyl, one record at a time.