Roddis Franklin "Pete" Drake (October 8, 1932 – July 29, 1988) was a Nashville-based American record producer and pedal steel guitar player.
One of the most sought-after backup musicians of the 1960s, Drake played on such hits as Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors"' Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay"' and Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man".
The single, "Forever", charted in March 1964 and reached #25 in the Billboard Hot 100, eventually sold over one million copies, an
Country music parodists Homer and Jethro had a hit when they parodied "The Battle of New Orleans" with their song "The Battle of Kookamonga". The single was released in 1959 and featured production work by Chet Atkins. In this version, the scene shifts from a battleground to a campground, with the combat being changed to the Boy Scouts chasing after the Girl Scouts.
"I Ain't Never" is a song co-written by American country music artists Webb Pierce and Mel Tillis. Each co-writer recorded the song separately, with Pierce's 1959 recording and Tillis's 1972 version both becoming major country hits.
Pierce's version was released in 1959, eventually spending nine weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot C&W Sides chart that year (held out by "The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches)" by The Browns). The pop market accepted the Webb Pierce version, crossing it into the Bill
"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" is a 1952 country song written by J. D. "Jay" Miller, and originally recorded by Kitty Wells. It was an answer song to the Hank Thompson hit "The Wild Side of Life."
The song — which blamed unfaithful men for creating unfaithful women,became the first No. 1 Billboard country hit for a solo female artist. In addition to helping establish Wells as country music's first major female star, "It Wasn't God..." paved the way for other female artists, particula
Mar 7, 1964,Lefty Frizzell begins a four-week stay atop the Billboard country chart with "Saginaw, Michigan," written by Bill Anderson
"Saginaw, Michigan" is a 1964 song performed by Lefty Frizzell. The single was Lefty Frizzell's sixth and final number one on the U.S. country chart."Saginaw, Michigan" spent a total of twenty-three weeks on the country chart and peaked at number eighty-five on the Billboard Hot 100.The song earned Lefty Frizzell a Grammy nomination.
"Don't Let Me Cross Over" is a song made famous as a duet by Carl Butler and Pearl, a husband-and-wife country music duo. Originally released in November 1962, the song needed just four weeks to reach the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Singles chart, and spent 11 (non-consecutive) weeks at #1."Don't Let Me Cross Over" has become a country-music standard.
"Hello Walls" is an American country music song first recorded by Faron Young. It became a massive hit in 1961, reaching # 1 country and spent 23 weeks on the chart.On other charts, it peaked at # 12 pop, and was Young's only top 40 pop hit in the United States. "Hello Walls" introduced its songwriter - Willie Nelson - to a national audience
"Charlie's Shoes", also known as "(I'd Like to Be In) Charlie's Shoes", is a song written by Roy Baham released as a single in 1962 by Billy Walker. It was the only number-one country hit of Walker's career, spending two non-consecutive weeks at the top spot and 23 weeks on the chart.
Guy Mitchell also released a version in 1962. It failed to make Me the Billboard Hot 100 stopping well outside the chart at # 110. The song has also been cut by other artists such as Eddy Arnold's version in 1962
George Hamilton IV performs "Fort Worth, Dallas Or Houston" on movie,Second Fiddle To A Steel Guitar 1965.
This song is by George Hamilton IV and appears on the album Fort Worth, Dallas Or Houston (1964).
Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar.
There are plenty of highlights, including Homer & Jethro (who do their hit “Battle of Kookamonga” and an hilarious spoof on “Jambalaya”), Johnny Wright (“Move it on Over”), Pete Drake, who performs “Forever” with a talking guitar (a weird device that includes a long tube he has to stick in his mouth), Lefty Frizzell (who plays guitar right-handed; what up wi’ THAT? Anyway, he does “If You’ve Got the Money, Honey” and “Saginaw, Michigan”), Bill Monroe and his Blue