(Paul Brandt at the 2018 Memorial Cup in Regina. Photo by Cody Glydon)
Today (Aug 15) through to Friday I will be guest hosting Number 1’s at 1 while Colin Lovequist broadcasts from the Foam Lake Combine Lottery.
On Today’s show:
The 1980’s were big years for Michael Martin Murphy, Reba McEntire, and Kenny Rogers. Find out which songs hit number 1 for them!
Also on this day:
Alan Jackson’s “Angels and Alcohol” reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart August 15th, 2015. Jackson wrote seven out of the ten songs on that album, including “Jim and Jack and Hank.”
We’ll play a song about the simple things in life. It talks about the fancy things the narrator doesn’t want or need and sings about what he does have, which he thinks is “alright.” Darius Rucker reached number 1 on the billboard country chart on this day in 2009.
Heading back to 2007, Kenny Chesney was right in the middle of a five week number 1 ride with “Never Wanted Nothing More.”
We’re going to travel back to the 1998 for three songs. That was the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated news headlines around the world, The Winter Olympics were held in Japan where Canada got 15 medals, 6 of which were gold, the Google search engine was launched, and the Dixie Chicks started their second week at #1 on this day in 1998 with “There’s Your Trouble.”
August 15th, 1998 a young Canadian by the name of Paul Brandt made his debut at the Grand Ol’ Opry. He sang two songs that day including the one that got it all started for him “My Heart has a history.”
While Paul Brandt was performing at the Grand Ol’ Opry, Shania Twain and Bryan White held the number 1 spot on the RPM country tracks chart here in Canada with “From This Moment on”
I’ve even got a big number 1 song from Brooks and Dunn back in 1992 on the show. It all starts at 1 p.m. on 620 CKRM.