Pop Goes The Country Vol. 23: Marty Robbins – “Don’t Worry” (1961)

Pop Goes The Country is an ongoing series where I explore country music’s biggest crossover hits At this point in this series, we’ve already covered Marty Robbins in fairly good detail. As the music industry tried to figure out how they could catch up with rockabilly in terms of targeting teenagers, they found at least… Continue reading Pop Goes The Country Vol. 23: Marty Robbins – “Don’t Worry” (1961)

Pop Goes The Country Vol. 19: Marty Robbins – “El Paso” (1959)

Pop Goes The Country is an ongoing series where I explore country music’s biggest crossover hits. When we last discussed Marty Robbins on ‘Pop Goes The Country,’ we looked at his foray into teenage love songs with “A White Sport Coat.” But as previously mentioned in that piece, Robbins was one of the most versatile… Continue reading Pop Goes The Country Vol. 19: Marty Robbins – “El Paso” (1959)

Pop Goes The Country Vol. 10: Marty Robbins – “A White Sport Coat” (1957)

Pop Goes The Country is an ongoing feature where I explore country music’s biggest crossover hits Last week on ‘Pop Goes The Country,’ we explored the beginning of the rockabilly movement and its effects on country music. The next few volumes of this series will be split between talking about big rockabilly numbers and big… Continue reading Pop Goes The Country Vol. 10: Marty Robbins – “A White Sport Coat” (1957)

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