jeudi 13 août 2015

Mark O'Connor - Restless

Interpète: Mark O'Connor feat. Vince Gill, Ricky Scaggs & Steve Wariner
Titre: Restless
Année: 1991
Billboard: #25

Mark O'Connor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is an American classical, bluegrass, jazz and country violinist, fiddler, composer and music teacher. O'Connor's music is wide-ranging and critically acclaimed, and he has received numerous awards for both his playing and his composition. As a teenager he won national string instrument championships for his virtuoso playing of the guitar and mandolin as well as the fiddle. His mentors include Texas old-time fiddler Benny Thomasson who taught O'Connor to fiddle as a teenager, French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli with whom O'Connor toured as a teenager, and guitarist Chet Atkins.

mercredi 12 août 2015

Patti Page - Money, Marbles And Chalk

Interprète: Patti Page
Titre: Money, Marbles And Chalk
Année: 1949
Billboard: #15

Clara Ann Fowler (née le à Claremore, Oklahoma et morte le à Encinitas), connue sous le pseudonyme Patti Page, est une chanteuse américaine. Elle est la chanteuse qui a vendu le plus de disques au cours des années 1950.

Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six decade long career. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti".
Page signed with Mercury Records in 1947, and became their first successful female artist, starting with 1948's "Confess". In 1950, she had her first million-selling single "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming", and would eventually have 14 additional million-selling singles between 1950 and 1965.
Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is recognized today as one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee. It spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard magazine's Best-Sellers List in 1950. Page had three additional No. 1 hit singles between 1950 and 1953, "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window".
Unlike most pop music singers, Page blended country music styles into many of her most popular songs. As a result of this crossover appeal, many of Page's singles appeared on the Billboard Country Chart. Towards the 1970s, she shifted her career towards country music and began having greater success on its charts, ending up one of the few vocalists to have made them in five separate decades.
With the rise of Rock and Roll in the second half of the 1950s, traditional pop music began to wane. Page was among a small number of traditional pop music singers able to sustain success, continuing to have major hits into the mid-1960s with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".
In 1997, Patti Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013.

mardi 11 août 2015

Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade - Ladies Love Outlaws

Interprète: Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade
Titre: Ladies Love Outlaws
Année: 1976
Billboard: #80

mercredi 5 août 2015

SSgt Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets

Interprète: SSgt Barry Sadler
Titre: The Ballad Of The Green Berets
Année: 1966
Billboard: #2

Barry Allen Sadler (November 1, 1940 – November 5, 1989) was an American military veteran, author, actor, and singer-songwriter. Sadler served as a Green Beret combat medic with the rank of Staff Sergeant of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Most of his work has a military theme, and he credited himself as SSG Barry Sadler, although his music credits read SSgt Barry Sadler. He is most famously known for his hit song "Ballad of the Green Berets."

lundi 3 août 2015

Russ Taff - Love Is Not A Thing

Interprète: Russ Taff
Titre: Love Is Not A Thing
Année: 1995
Billboard: #53

Russell Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise The Lord". He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem "We Will Stand".

mercredi 29 juillet 2015

Uncle Kracker & Kenny Chesney - When The Sun Goes Down

Interprète: Uncle Kracker & Kenny Chesney
Titre: When The Sun Goes Down
Année: 2004
Billboard: #1

Kracker ou Uncle Kracker, alias Matthew Shafer, né le 6 juin 1974, à Mount Clemens (Michigan) est un musicien américain de rock et de musique country.
Une chanson très populaire de Uncle Kracker est Follow Me (Everything Is All Right). Un petit nom de Uncle Kracker est Krockpot. Son ami Kid Rock l’appelle « Krack ».

 Matthew Shafer (born June 6, 1974), better known by his stage name Uncle Kracker, is an American musician, singer, lyricist, rapper and guitarist. He is influenced by fellow musician Kid Rock.

Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By

Interprète: Leroy Van Dyke
Titre: Walk On By
Année: 1961
Billboard: #1

Leroy Frank Van Dyke (born October 4, 1929) is an American country music singer best known for his hits "The Auctioneer" (1956) and "Walk On By" (1961).

Chuck Wagon & The Wheels - Beauty's In The Eye Of The Beerholder

  Interprète: Chuck Wagon & The Wheels
Titre: Beauty's In The Eye Of The Beerholder
Année: 2000
Billboard: #75

Chuck Wagon and the Wheels was a country music group with a professional wrestling theme. It was composed of three members: Chuck Wagon (lead vocals), Carl "Cal" Pyle (background vocals), and Sid Sequin (bass guitar, vocals), pseudonyms of brothers Gordon Kennedy, Bryan Kennedy and Shelby Kennedy. The group signed to Lyric Street Records in 2000, releasing their album Off the Top Rope that year. It included the single "Beauty's in the Eye of the Beerholder," which peaked at 75 on the Billboard country singles charts.This band is not to be confused with the original Chuck Wagon and the Wheels from Tucson Arizona. The original group was formed in 1977 by Chuck Maultsby (vocals) and Scott Bish (bass guitar) and currently includes Eric Mellen (guitar).

Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks - Just Because

Interprète: Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks
Titre: Just Because
Année: 1948
Billboard: #7

Frankie Yankovic (, Davis, Virginie-Occidentale - , New Port Richey, Floride), était un musicien de polka, vainqueur d'un Grammy Award. Connu comme le "Roi de la Polka ", Yankovic est le premier artiste à avoir joué dans le style Slovène (également appelé Cleveland style) pendant une longue et brillante carrière.
D'ancêtres slovènes, il était de Cleveland, Ohio. Yankovic a réalisé près de 200 enregistrements dans sa carrière. En 1985, lors de la 28e cérémonie des Grammy awards, il est le premier à se voir décerner un prix dans la catégorie Meilleur enregistrement Polka.
Yankovic s'égarait rarement de la polka, mais il a enregistré avec le chanteur de country Chet Atkins, le chanteur pop Don Everly et fait une version de “Too Fat Polka” avec le comédien Drew Carey, également de Cleveland. Frankie Yankovic a eu une relation de longue date avec le virtuose de l'accordéon Joey Miskulin.

Frank John "Frankie" Yankovic (July 28, 1915 in Davis, West Virginia – October 14, 1998 in New Port Richey, Florida) was a Grammy Award-winning polka musician. Known as "America's Polka King," Yankovic was considered the premier artist to play in the Slovenian style during his long career.

Zaca Creek - Ghost Town (Live)

Interprète: Zaca Creek
Titre: Ghost Town (Live)
Année: 1989
Billboard: #58

Zaca Creek was an American country music group formed in 1989. The band consisted of brothers Gates, Scot, Jeff and James Foss. Their debut single, "Sometimes Love's Not a Pretty Thing," was their only song to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, peaking at No. 38. It was included on their eponymous debut album, issued in 1989 on Columbia Records. The group was signed by Giant Records in 1992, who released their second album, Broken Heartland.

mardi 21 juillet 2015

Zaca Creek - Sometimes Love's Not A Pretty Thing

Interprète: Zaca Creek
Titre: Sometimes Love's Not A Pretty Thing
Année: 1989
Billboard: #38

Zaca Creek was an American country music group formed in 1989. The band consisted of brothers Gates, Scot, Jeff and James Foss. Their debut single, "Sometimes Love's Not a Pretty Thing," was their only song to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, peaking at No. 38. It was included on their eponymous debut album, issued in 1989 on Columbia Records. The group was signed by Giant Records in 1992, who released their second album, Broken Heartland.

Yankee Grey - All Things Considered

Interprète: Yankee Grey
Titre: All Things Considered
Année: 1999
Billboard: #8

Yankee Grey was an American country music group originally composed of six members: David Buchanan (bass guitar), Matthew Basford (lead guitar), Joe Caverlee (fiddle), Kevin Griffin (drums), Jerry Hughes (keyboards), and Tim Hunt (lead vocals), all of whom met in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Founded in 1986, the band toured throughout the state of Ohio before being signed to a record deal with Monument Records in 1999. The same year, they made their debut on the Billboard country music charts with the Top Ten single "All Things Considered", followed by the release of their debut album Untamed, which produced two more hit singles on the country charts. After exiting Monument, the band signed to the independent Stonewall label in 2002.

Norman Wade - I'm A Long Gone Daddy

Interptète: Norman Wade
Titre: I'm A Long Gone Daddy
Année: 1979
Billboard: #97

Vince Vance & The Valiants - All I Want For Christmas Is You

Interprète: Vince Vance & The Valiants
Titre: All I Want For Christmas Is You
Année: 1999
Billboard: #31

Vince Vance & The Valiants are a country pop and rock and roll musical group from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Andy Stone is the last original member of the Valiants. He was born Andrew John Franichevich Jr. The group is known primarily for the singles "All I Want for Christmas Is You", which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts on six separate occasions, reaching its peak of number 31 in 2000, and "Bomb Iran."
On November 20, 2010, Vince Vance was surprised during his performance at a "Louisiana Legends" fundraiser at New Orleans Rock'n Bowl venue, with induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding career, including the Christmas icon "All I Want for Christmas is You" and his most current "I Am New Orleans."

Donna Ulisse - Things Are Mostly Fine

Interprète: Donna Ulisse
Titre: Things Are Mostly Fine
Année: 1991
Billboard: #75

Donna Ulisse (born in Hampton, Virginia) is an American country music and bluegrass singer-songwriter. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1991, she released her debut album, Trouble at the Door, that year and two singles which charted on the lower part of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. In 2007, Ulisse returned to recording, releasing six albums on her own label, Hadley Music Group.

lundi 13 juillet 2015

Marlow Tackett - Would You Know Love

Interprète: Marlow Tackett
Titre: Would You Know Love
Année: 1980
Billboard: #95

Sammy Sadler - Tell It Like It Is

Interprète: Sammy Sadler
Titre: Tell It Like It Is
Année: 1989
Billboard: #70

dimanche 12 juillet 2015

Eddie Rabbitt - You Get To Me

Interprète: Eddie Rabbitt
Titre: You Get To Me
Année: 1974
Billboard: #34

Edward Thomas "Eddie" Rabbitt (November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His career began as a songwriter in the late 1960s, springboarding to a recording career after composing hits such as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap in 1974. Later in the 1970s, Rabbitt helped to develop the crossover-influenced sound of country music prevalent in the 1980s with such hits as "Suspicions" and "Every Which Way but Loose." His duets "Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)" and "You and I", with Juice Newton and Crystal Gayle respectively, later appeared on the soap operas Days of Our Lives and All My Children.

Jack Quist - Memory Machine

Interprète: Jack Quist
Titre: Memory Machine
Année: 1982
Billboard: #52

samedi 11 juillet 2015

Bob Pack - The Request

Interprète: Bob Pack
Titre: The Request
Année: 1988
Billboard: #74

mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Oak Ridge Boys - Y'all Come Back Saloon

Interprète: Oak Ridge Boys
Titre: Y'all Come Back Saloon
Année: 1977
Billboard: #3

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was officially changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s, when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.
The lineup which produced their most world famous and most well-known country and crossover hits (such as "Elvira", "Bobbie Sue", and "American Made") consists of Duane Allen (lead), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). Golden and Allen joined the group in the mid-1960s, and Sterban and Bonsall joined in the early 1970s. Aside from an eight-year gap (1987–95) when Golden left the group and was replaced, this lineup has been together since 1973 and continues to tour and record.

David Nail - Memphis

Interprète: David Nail
Titre: Memphis
Année: 2002
Billboard: #52

David Brent Nail (born May 18, 1979) is an American country music artist. In 2002, he debuted the single "Memphis" from an unreleased album for Mercury Records Nashville. Five years later, he signed with MCA Nashville, for which he has released three albums: I'm About to Come Alive, The Sound of a Million Dreams, and I'm a Fire, plus one extended play, 1979. His studio albums have produced seven chart entries on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, including two that have reached No. 1: "Let It Rain" (featuring Sarah Buxton) and "Whatever She's Got", plus the top 10 hit "Red Light".

Byron MacGregor - Americans

Interprète: Byron MacGregor
Titre: Americans
Année: 1974
Billboard: #59

Byron MacGregor (March 3, 1948 – January 3, 1995) was a Canadian news anchor and news director.

Sleepy LaBeef - Every Day

Interprète: Sleepy LaBeef
Titre: Every Day
Année: 1968
Billboard: #73

Sleepy Labeef est un chanteur américain de rockabilly de rock'n'roll et de country. Il est né le 20 juillet 1935 à Smackover dans l'Arkansas.

 Sleepy LaBeef is the stage name of Thomas Paulsley LaBeff (born July 20, 1935), an American rockabilly musician.

Kalin Twins - When

Interprète: Kalin Twins
Titre: When
Année: 1958
Billboard: #13

The Kalin Twins (born February 16, 1934) were a pop music recording duo, comprising twin brothers Hal and Herbie Kalin (d. August 24, 2005 and July 21, 2006, respectively). The Kalin Twins remain the archetypal one-hit wonders. Their only Top 10 chart hit was "When".

samedi 27 juin 2015

Alan Jackson - Blue Blooded Woman

Interprète: Alan Jackson
Titre: Blue Blooded Woman
Année: 1989
Billboard: #45

Alan Eugene Jackson (né le 17 octobre 1958 à Newnan , Géorgie) est un chanteur américain de musique country ayant vendu plus de 50 millions de disques. Il est influencé par la country traditionnelle, et il est l'un des plus populaires dans ce genre, pendant les années 1990, mélangeant le honky tonk et les sonorités country classiques. Il a composé lui-même plusieurs de ses succès. Dans sa carrière, il a enregistré une vingtaine d'albums et plusieurs compilations, tous sous le label Arista Nashville. Plus de 50 de ses singles ont atteint le Top 30 (dans la catégorie country) selon le classement du magazine Billboard, dont 25 ont atteint la première place. Il a reçu de nombreuses récompenses dans le domaine de la musique country. Il participe également au programme Grand Ole Opry, et a été intronisé au Georgia Music Hall of Fame en 2001.

Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 15 studio albums, three Greatest Hits albums, two Christmas albums, two Gospel albums and several compilations.
Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, with more than 50 of his singles having appeared on Billboard's list of the "Top 30 Country Songs". Of Jackson's entries, 35 were number-one hits, with 50 in the Top 10. He is the recipient of 2 Grammys, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and nominee of multiple other awards. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
In August, 2014 the Country Music Hall of Fame opened an exhibit celebrating Jackson’s 25 years in the music industry. It was also announced that he was an artist in residency as well, performing shows on October 8 and 22. The exhibit highlights the different milestones in his career with memorabilia collected over the years. His 25th Anniversary "Keeping It Country" Tour began January 8, 2015, in Estero, FL.

Frank Ifield - No One Will Ever Know

Interprète: Frank Ifield
Titre: No One Will Ever Know
Année: 1966
Billboard: #42

Francis Edward Ifield (born 30 November 1937) is an Australian easy listening and country music singer who was born in England. He achieved considerable success in the early 1960s, especially in the UK Singles Chart, where he had four No. 1 hits in 1962 and 1963.

Durwood Haddock - Angel In An Apron

Interprète: Durwood Haddock
Titre: Angel In An Apron
Année: 1974
Billboard: #67

Byron Gallimore - No Ordinary Woman

Interprète: Byron Gallimore
Titre: No Ordinary Woman
Année: 1980
Billboard: #93

Byron Gallimore (born in Puryear, Tennessee) is an American record producer known for more than two decades of work in the field of country music. He has worked with artists such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland, Lee Ann Womack, Jo Dee Messina. Faith Hill's 1999 album Breathe won him the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Gallimore also produced the single "Breathe" from the album.

Barbara Fairchild - Love Is A Gentle Thing

Interprète: Barbara Fairchild
Titre: Love Is A Gentle Thing
Année: 1969
Billboard: #69

Barbara Fairchild (born November 12, 1950) is an American country and gospel singer, who is best known for her hit 1973 country song "The Teddy Bear Song." After the success of the song, she continued to have success on the country charts.

dimanche 21 juin 2015

The Eagles - Lyin' Eyes

Interprète: The Eagles
Titre: Lyin' Eyes
Année: 1975
Billboard: #8

Eagles est un groupe californien formé en 1970, aux influences country et Bluegrass, pionnier du country rock.

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone‍ '​s list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies of Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. "Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and highest-selling American band in U.S. history. No American band sold more records than the Eagles during the 1970s.
The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy", "Witchy Woman", and "Peaceful Easy Feeling". Their next album, Desperado (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album contained two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise". They released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love".
It was not until 1975's One of These Nights that the Eagles became arguably America's biggest band. The album included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", and "Take It to the Limit", the first hitting the top of the charts. They continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California". They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", and "I Can't Tell You Why", the lead single being another chart-topping hit.
The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They have toured intermittently since then and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles.

Ted Daffan's Texans - No Letter Today

Interprète: Ted Daffan's Texans
Titre: No Letter Today
Année: 1944
Billboard: #2

Theron Eugene "Ted" Daffan (September 21, 1912 – October 6, 1996) was an American country musician noted for composing the seminal "Truck Driver's Blues" and two much covered country anthems of unrequited love, "Born to Lose" and "I'm a Fool to Care".

Cactus Choir - Step Right Up

Interprète: Cactus Choir
Titre: Step Right Up
Année: 1998
Billboard: #62

Cactus Choir was an American country music group from San Francisco, California composed of Marty Atkinson (vocals), Gary Hooker (guitar), Dave Ristrim (steel guitar), Tim Hensley (banjo), Shane Hicks (keyboards), Cal Ball (bass) and Eric Nelson (drums). The group's self-titled debut album was released by Curb/Universal on March 24, 1998. Jesse Mullins of American Cowboy gave the album a favorable review, writing that the musicians "come from varied musical backgrounds but have blended their talents well." Mullins compared their "wistful harmonies" to Restless Heart and Blackhawk.
The group's first single, "Step Right Up", was released on December 9, 1997. It peaked at number 62 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. A music video for the song aired on CMT.
In 2011, Atkinson formed the duo Blue Cactus Choir with Katy Boyd.

Backtrack feat. John Hunt - Mexico

Interprète: Backtrack feat. John Hunt
Titre: Mexico
Année: 1985
Billboard: #94

Jerry Abbott - I Want A Little Cowboy

Interprète: Jerry Abbott
Titre: I Want A Little Cowboy
Année: 1978
Billboard: #63

Jerry Bob Abbott (born April 8, 1944) in Abilene, Texas, is a country music songwriter and record producer from Pantego, Texas. He is also the father of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and Vinnie Paul Abbott, both of Pantera, Rebel Meets Rebel and Damageplan. Abbott appeared on Pantera's Behind the Music in May 2006, where he spoke about his younger son, Darrell, mostly about how he used to be in the Kiss Army as a child.
He was also the producer on the early Pantera albums Metal Magic (1983), Projects in the Jungle (1984), I Am the Night (1985) and Power Metal (1988). He produced Bugs Henderson Group's "Still Flying".