Today is my final day filling in for Colin Lovequist on Number 1’s at 1. We’ll take a look at today’s milestones and look ahead to some of the big songs in country music history throughout the weekend.
Here’s just a sample of what you can expect on today’s show.
Starting it all off is a 90’s Canadian classic. This song not only reached number one on the RPM Country Tracks chart here in Canada, it hit #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart in the United States. “26 Cents” from the Wilkinsons took the top spot on this day in 1998.
Diving further back to 1991, George Strait reached number one on this day with his second single from the album “Chill of an Early Fall. “You Know me Better Than That” stayed at number one for three weeks.
Taking a peak at tomorrow’s number 1 songs. I think this is quite possibly the best song to play on a Friday afternoon in the summer. Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet landed at number 1 with a song we can all relate too. It went on to win vocal event of the year at the 2003 CMA Awards. “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” was number 1 on this day in 2003 and it stayed there for 8 weeks.
August 18th, 1977 Waylon Jennings learned his album “Ol’ Waylon” reahed number 1 on the album charts. From that album came a number 1 song for him, “Luckenbach, Texas.”
Looking ahead to Sunday. August 19th, 1996 Michelle Wright went to number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks Chart here in Canada with “Nobody’s Girl.”
We’ll also here milestones from David Ball, Jo Dee Messina, the Highwaymen, and more. Join me at 1:00.