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All time top country hits
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MikeT    Posted 12-29-2004 at 09:05:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Seting here playing the top 50 all time country hits.

What performer is the only one to appear 3 times on the all time top 50 list???

Who's #1? #2??


MikeT    Posted 12-29-2004 at 15:43:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hank Williams Sr. has 5 in the top 50. (miscounted)
#3 - Your Cheatin Heart
#6 - I'm so lonesome I could cry
#8 - Lovesick Blues
#22 - Jambalaya
#37 - Hey Good Lookin

George Jones is #1 with "He Stopped Lovin Her Today".

Patsy Cline is #2 with "Crazy"

George Jones and Patsy Cline both had two in the top 50. Bob Wills, my favorite, also had two (San Antonio Rose and Faded Love).

Garth Brooks "The Dance" is #10.


DD    Posted 12-29-2004 at 19:31:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the answer MikeT, I've been to the cemetery and seen the grave of Hank Williams Sr. It's near where my Moms Aunt lives in Alabama : )


~Lenore    Posted 12-29-2004 at 11:33:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willie Nelson!! my pick.
If you counted all the songs he wrote ,
it would be even more.


screaminghollow    Posted 12-29-2004 at 11:09:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends on how you define country and what criteria is used to determine the "greatest". Some folks view Elvis as a country star. Are you going by record sales, play time on the radio, requests for playing on the radio, some poll taken by someone or income from music. The list could easily change based on what criteria.

Record sales is an odd bird because folks buy more records, CD"s or downloads now than 30 yrs ago. Superstars of the 50's and 60's may have more total play time on the radio, simply because there is more competition from many more artists now.

In 1970, Eddy Arnold was exponentially wealthier than any other country star, yet probably had far less in record sales. My preference was always for some of the less than "top" stars, Don Williams, Tom T Hall, Eddy Arnold, Janie Fricke, etc.


Mike Taylor    Posted 12-29-2004 at 09:08:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OOPS! 4 times!!!!!!!


DD    Posted 12-29-2004 at 09:34:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmm, of all time huh? I'm thinking maybe Conway Twitty or Dolly Parton? Give us a hint...male or female...older or more recent. There's just waaaayyy too many good singers out there past and present if you don't narrow it down a lil bit. And are you going by record sales for this list or what? : )


MikeT    Posted 12-29-2004 at 10:11:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
By record sales. and it was a male singer.


DD    Posted 12-29-2004 at 10:21:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Garth Brooks? : )


MikeT    Posted 12-29-2004 at 10:31:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lord no! He's only on the list once, thank goodness!

ps- my daughter used to live 2 doors from Garth Brooks up in Stillwater OK when she was going to college there. Back when he was poor.


DD    Posted 12-29-2004 at 11:06:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't say he was MY all time favorite but he surely had some astronomical record sales when he was at the top of his game. I lost alot of respect for him when he let it all go to his head and walked away from the woman who had been by his side since day one. Still thinking on the answer here then....hmmmm. I'll check back in this evening to see who it was now that you've got my curiosity up. And you say it's a Country singer too huh? : )


midway    Posted 12-29-2004 at 14:53:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Eddie Arnold at one time, not sure if its still him


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