The Best Hit Songs Of 1982

In the early 1980s, country music benefited from the release of the film Urban Cowboy, enough to where one could label it a boom era for the genre. Commercially, the movement was great, but stylistically, artists may have dressed the part (almost too much), but the actual music was too syrupy and glossy to resemble anything… Continue reading The Best Hit Songs Of 1982

The Best Hit Songs Of 1959

Since John Anderson had my favorite hit song of 1981 with “1959,” I figured we should rewind the clock to see what his soundtrack was for that particular year. 1959 is an example of country music being caught in the midst of it all – honky tonk, western, rockabilly and the Nashville Sound. In some… Continue reading The Best Hit Songs Of 1959

The Best Hit Songs Of 1968

It’s always interesting investigating earlier years in country music for these features. They’re easier to assemble than you may think, mostly because the best songs of the year were also the biggest hits (which is sadly an extinct concept today). Culturally, 1968 was a year that shattered American history. It was a year filled with… Continue reading The Best Hit Songs Of 1968