Select Page

Nation music was round approach earlier than 1948. Jimmy Rogers and the Carter Household had been promoting 78 RPM data within the 1920s. However Nation music break up off from “Hillbilly” music within the years after WWII. Billboard Journal began a rustic chart primarily based simply on juke field performs from 1944 to 1948. After that “Nation and Western” and ultimately simply “Nation” had a chart of it is personal. With the assistance of an incredible e book, “Joel Whitburn’s High Nation Singles”, Listed below are the primary nation tunes of every yr.

Merle Haggard as soon as stated he felt actual nation music stopped about 1975 so I’ve given a bit of leeway to that and listed the highest tunes as much as 1985. The highest music of every yr relies on a mix of  most weeks at #1, most weeks within the prime 10, most weeks within the prime 40 and most weeks charted.  Do you bear in mind these?

1948   Bouquet  of Roses – Eddy Arnold

1949   Slippin’ Round – Jimmy Wakely & Margaret Whiting

1950   I am Movin’ On – Hank Snow

1951   Gradual Poke – Pee Wee King

1952   The Wild Facet of Life – Hank Thompson

1953   Kaw-Liga – Hank Williams

1954   I Do not Damage Anymore – Hank Snow

1955   Within the Jailhouse Now – Webb Pierce

1956   Loopy Arms – Ray Worth

1957   Gone – Ferlin Husky

1958   Metropolis Lights – Ray Worth

1959  The Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton

1960  Please Assist Me I am Fallin’ – Hank Locklin

1961   Stroll on By – Leroy Van Dyke

1962   Do not Let Me Cross Over – Carl & Pearl Butler

1963   Love’s Gonna Reside Right here Once more – Buck Owens

1964   As soon as a Day – Connie Smith

1965   Earlier than You Go – Buck Owens

1966    Virtually Persuaded – Davis Houston

1967   All of the Time – Jack Greene

1968   Skip a Rope – Henson Cargill

1969   Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Money

1970   Rose Backyard – Lynn Anderson

1971   Kiss an Angel Good Morning – Charley Pleasure

1972   My Cling Up is You – Freddy Hart

1973   If We Make it By way of December – Merle Haggard

1974   A Very Particular Love Music – Charlie Wealthy

1975   Convoy – C W McCall

1976   Good Hearted Girls – Waylon and Willie

1977   Luckenbach Texas – Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson

1978   Mamas Do not Let Your Infants Develop as much as be Cowboys – Waylon & Willie

1979   Each Which Means However Free – Eddie Rabbitt

1980   Coward of the County – Kenny Rogers

1981   Love within the First Diploma – Alabama

1982   All the time on my Thoughts – Willie Nelson

1983   Islands within the Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

1984   Why Not Me – Judds

1985   Have Mercy – Judds

You will hear all of those and plenty of extra on WKDQ “COUNTRY CLASSICS” each Saturday 6-10 AM central time.

Supply hyperlink