Number 1’s at 1 for June 7th

Today is my final day hosting Number 1’s at 1 for Colin Lovequist. He’ll be back from Mossbank on Monday with a brand new lineup of hits!

On today’s show we’ll feature the country music milestones of today and look ahead to the weekend as well. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect starting at 1 p.m.

Toby Keith hit number 1 on the albums chart with Honky Tonk University. This was his last album with Dream Works because they ended up closing their country division. The biggest song from that album was “As Good As I Once Was,” spending 6 weeks at the top.

June 7th, 1999 Paul Brandt climbed up to the top spot on the Canadian country RPM chart with “That’s the Truth,” a song that got him the 2000 CCMA video of the Year award.

This week back in 1993 the Rankin Family was number 1 on the RPM Country Albums chart with their Fare Thee Well Love album. The album was actually self released by the family in 1990 and then re-released by Capital Records in 92 and was certified 5X platinum. The title track ended up getting the Rankins the 1994 Juno Award  for Single of the Year.

Johnny hit number 1 on this day in 1976 with a novelty song that ended up becoming another iconic song for him. “One Piece at a Time was that song.”

Dolly Parton reached the top of the chart June 8th 1974 with a song she wrote for her friend Porter Wagoner. After she left his show he was a bit upset and hurt over the departure. So, to smooth things over she dedicated “I will always Love You” to him.

Looking ahead to Sunday, it’ll be 40 years since Kenny Rogers hit number 1 with “She Believes in Me,” a song that became a massive crossover hit for him, reaching number 5 on the pop charts for him. Kenny, by the way, shared an an encouraging health update earlier this week saying he’s doing well after spending some time in the hospital for dehydration.

(pictured: Paul Brandt at the 2018 Memorial Cup. Photo by Cody Glydon)

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