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

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

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

Classic Album Review: Lynn Anderson “How Can I Unlove You” It Was One of Three Top Five Albums in 1971 for Lynn Anderson.

This Classic Album Review looks back at one of the most popular albums of 1971. Lynn Anderson was arguably the hottest act in country music in 1971. Three trips to number one on the singles chart, plus 3 top 5 albums, as well. “How Can I Unlove You” was one … Continue reading

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