Featuring hits from Patsy Cline, George Jones, Hank Snow, and more!
Featuring hits from Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall, George Jones and more!
Worlds collide in this edition of Pop Goes The Country
One of country music’s biggest hits has an … interesting history behind it
Featuring hits from Porter Wagoner, Roger Miller, Eddy Arnold and more!
Pop Goes The Country is an ongoing feature where I discuss country music’s biggest crossover hits. As previously mentioned, we’re in the rockabilly era of ‘Pop Goes The Country.’ Thus far, while we’ve discussed how certain country singers like Sonny James and Marty Robbins adapted nicely to this new trend, we’re now going to look… Continue reading Pop Goes The Country Vol. 11: Carl Perkins – “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
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 Country Songs Of 1959
The ’80s were a strange time period for country music. In some ways, I’d argue it mirrors country music today, namely in how it’s all over the place. The outlaw movement was over, and with country music’s Hollywood exposure through movies such as Urban Cowboy, Honeysuckle Rose, 9 to 5 and Coal Miner’s Daughter, country… Continue reading The Best Hit Country Songs Of 1981
In a special turn of events, this edition of The Musical Divide’s “best hit songs” feature will feature a second opinion! This week, I’m joined by Nathan Kanuch of Shore2Shore Country to help count down what we believe are the best hit songs of 1973. As an aside, I will say that two songs on… Continue reading The Best Hit Country Songs Of 1973 (w/ Shore2Shore Country)
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 Country Songs Of 1968