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

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.

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

Single Of The Day – Faron Young “Alone With You” "Alone With You" was a big hit for Faron Young in the summer of 1958

Single Of The Day – Faron Young “Alone With You” "Alone With You" was a big hit for Faron Young in the summer of 1958

1958 was a great one for Faron Young and country music. In country music, it was a year that gave us many great classics. Among the artists scoring big hits; Johnny Cash, Carl Smith, The Everly Brothers, Kitty Wells, Don Gibson, Hank Snow, and Marty Robbins, among others. Several crossover … Continue reading

Benny Barnes – “Poor Man’s Riches” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day for November 27, 2018

Benny Barnes – “Poor Man’s Riches” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day for November 27, 2018

Today, we look back at the only major hit for Beaumont, Texas singer Benny Barnes. His 1956 hit “Poor Man’s Riches” is our Single Of The Day. First, a bit about Benny. Benny Barnes was born in Beaumont, Texas on January 1st, 1936. He started adulthood as an oilfield worker, but … Continue reading

5 Perfect Valentines Day Songs These 5 Should Be on Any Valentines Day Playlist.

5 Perfect Valentines Day Songs These 5 Should Be on Any Valentines Day Playlist.

Valentines Day is almost here. You’ve got the flowers, the candy, the dinner reservations, and the card. And all the necessary items to set the romantic mood, afterwards, including the perfect playlist of songs that say exactly what you want to convey to your loved one. Or maybe you don’t … Continue reading

Lost Singles: 3 Hit Singles You Should Hear

Lost Singles: 3 Hit Singles You Should Hear

From time to time on this blog, I like to talk about single records; i.e.: 45 rpm’s and 78 rpm’s, and yes, on occasion, even a rare 33 1/3 rpm single, too. Now if you go out and look for old records in thrift shops, used record stores, record shows, … Continue reading

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