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Merle Haggard | January 10, 2016

 

JANUARY, 1981 NUMBER 1 SONG - MERLE HAGGARD - 'I THINK I’LL JUST STAY HERE AND DRINK'

JANUARY, 1991 NUMBER 1 SONG - GEORGE STRAIT - 'I’VE COME TO EXPECT IT FROM YOU'

JANUARY, 2001 NUMBER 1 SONG - TIM MCGRAW - 'MY NEXT THIRTY YEARS'

JANUARY, 2010 NUMBER 1 SONG - REBA - 'CONSIDER ME GONE'

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In an industry that’s congenitally prone to patting itself on the back, 2015 was an especially congratulatory year for country music artists. Several ascended the various halls of fame.

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One thing can be said about country artists — they have seriously great senses of humor.

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Garth Brooks earned more money than anyone else in country music this year, and it wasn’t even close. Forbes has released its list of the top moneymakers in the music business, and Brooks checks in at No. 3 overall.

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Adieu to Some of the Best and Brightest

2016 

Longevity. It’s a quality that is prevalent in the country music genre, unlike many other arenas of the music industry. 

This week’s listener requests come from Amanda in Alberton, Montana

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Loretta Lynn | December 27, 2015

 

DECEMBER, 1970 NUMBER 1 SONG - LORETTA LYNN - 'COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER'

DECEMBER, 1981 NUMBER 1 SONG - ALABAMA - 'LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE'

DECEMBER, 2001 NUMBER 1 SONG - ALAN JACKSON - 'WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING'

DECEMBER, 2007 NUMBER 1 SONG - TAYLOR SWIFT - 'OUR SONG'