Johnny Paycheck “I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)” Classic 45 – 1977 Hit Single That Helped Johnny Paycheck Develop The "Outlaw Image"

Johnny Paycheck “I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)” Classic 45 – 1977 Hit Single That Helped Johnny Paycheck Develop The "Outlaw Image"

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is on the turntable.  This Classic 45 is a 1977 release that helped enhance the Johnny Paycheck image as an outlaw.  Johnny Paycheck had been scoring hits since the mid 1960’s, and many of those were in the smoother veins of the Nashville Sound, under … Continue reading

Marty Robbins “All Around Cowboy” Classic 45 This Marty Robbins Record Takes Me Back To Radio Listening in 1979.

Marty Robbins “All Around Cowboy” Classic 45 This Marty Robbins Record Takes Me Back To Radio Listening in 1979.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable, and today that good music is courtesy of the late, great Marty Robbins. We’re going Classic 45, today, with Marty’s 1979 hit, “All Around Cowboy”. “All Around Cowboy” was a country radio staple during the summer. Marty’s second single … Continue reading

Tammy Wynette “He Loves Me All The Way” Classic 45

Tammy Wynette “He Loves Me All The Way” Classic 45

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music lives on the turntable. Today’s Classic 45 comes from the discography of one of country music’s all-time top vocalists, Tammy Wynette. By 1970, Tammy Wynette was already one of the genre’s top female vocalists; on the same level as Loretta Lynn. Tammy’s rise … 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

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

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