Number 1’s at 1 – Jan 2

Welcome to the first edition of Number 1’s at 1 for 2020! I’ll be filling in for Colin Lovequist for the remainder of the week and I’ve got a another big show plotted out again today as we travel back in time through country music history.

Here’s what you can expect for January 2nd, 2020:

Ten years ago today Reba McEntire got her 24th number 1 hit with “Consider Me Gone.” The song would go on to be her longest running number 1 at four weeks.

This week back in 1983 Larry Gatlin and Gatlin Brothers started their second and final week at number 1 with their third number 1 hit on the country Chart. “Houston” would end up becoming their final chart topper.

Marty Robbins was in the middle of a seven week ride at number 1 on this day in 1960 with “El Paso.”

Jack Greene was at number 1 with a smash hit. For 7 weeks (Dec 24th 1966 to Feb 10th 1966) “There Goes my Everything” dominated the country singles chart. He ended up getting Single of the Year and Song of the Year for it the CMA’s that year.

Charley Pride started his 5th and final week at number 1 on this day in 1972 with a song that became his first cross over hit. “Kiss and Angel Good Mornin” would go on to reach number 21 on the Billboard pop chart. That same year George Jones, Roy Clark, Conway Twitty, and Gene Stuart would all record versions of it.

On the Canadian Albums chart this week back in 1979 Anne Murray was at number 1 with “I’ll Always Love You.” It was her 14th studio album and two number 1’s came from it, “Daydream Believer,” and “Broken Hearted Me.”

LeAnn Rimes was at number 1 this week back in 1997 with a song she recorded in one take. Rimes became only the fourth teenage country singer to have a number 1 and incidentally “One Way Ticket” would be her only number 1 hit song in the US.

Country Music Birthdays:

Roger Miller

Don Von Tress (wrote Achy Breaky Heart)

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