“Near You”, a song written by Francis Craig and first recorded by Francis Craig & His Orchestra for the Bullet Records label, recorded in early 1947 and released on March 15, 1947, “Near You” first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on August 30, 1947, and lasted 21 weeks on the chart, peaking at # 1. It eventually sold over 2.5 million copies. “Craig's version of the song was the first pop hit record ever to come out of Nashville, Tennessee.”
Recorded at Epic in August 1973, “We’re Gonna Hold On” . Written by George Jones and Earl Montgomery. Had their first of three number-one songs on the U.S. country chart. Single from George Jones and Tammy Wynette 19193 album “We’re Gonna Hold On”. On the original 45 record, The B-Side was “My Elusive Dreams” from the pen of B. Sherrill and C. Putman.
The song was released not long after the couple’s reconciliation after Tammy filed for divorce on August 1, 1973 due to George’s increasing bouts
A song written by Bobby Braddock & Rafe VanHoy, was recorded by Tammy Wynette & George Jones for the Epic label, and produced by Bill Sherrill, in May 1976, released in June 1976, reaching number one on country charts on August 7 of the same year, it was the second duo George Jones-Tammy Wynette that reached the number 1 in the list of Billboard Hot Country Singles. The song would be included on the album, Golden Ring (Epic 1976), they recorded the song in 1994 for the album, The Bradley Barn Se
Written by Tom T. Hall. It was originally released by The Blue Boys in 1968, whose version peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
The song was covered by American country music artist George Jones on his 1980 album I Am What I Am. It was released in August 1980 as album’s second single following the monster smash “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Jones’ version peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
On the original 45 record, it was paired with ano
Song written by Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes, was recorded by George Jones, for the Epic label, recorded in April 1985, in Eleven-Eleven Sound Studio, Nashville, TN, with the production of Billy Sherrill, was released in July From 1985, on October 26, it reached # 3 on the US lists. Billboard Hot Country Singles, and he stayed 20 weeks in the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists, I get to number # 2.
The song was included in George Jones’ 45 studio album, Who’s Gonna Fill Their Sh
George Jones recorded the song three times, the first was for the album, “The Crown Prince of Country Music” (Starday Records 1960), re titled the song as, One Woman Man.The second recording was made with the original title, I’m a One-Woman Man, recorded in November 1988 and released in December 1988, for the Epic label.Despite the lack of radio successes when the 1990s began, I record The third recording, was a duo with Marty Stuart, for the album, The Bradley Barn Sessions (MCA 1994).
The song written by Bobby Braddock & Curly Putman, was recorded by George Jones for the Epic label, between December 1979 and January 1980, with the production of Billy Sherrill, it was released on April 14, 1980. On July 5, In 1980, the song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles, and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks, would reach number 2. It would be the tenth number one of George’s career. The week after Jones’ death, the song re-entered the Hot Country song list at numbe
Song written by Dickey Lee & Steve Duffy, George Jones recorded the song on March 3, 1962, and was released on April 14, 1962, for United Artists label, the song included on the album, The New Favorites Of George Jones (United Artists Records 1962), the song reached number one on May 4, 1962, remained 6 weeks in a row in number one until June 29. The whining of Dickey Lee-Steve Duffy would become one of the longest-running country hits of all time thanks to Jones’s memorable performance, combin
The song was written by the rockabilly artist, JP Richardson, known by the nickname of the Big Bopper.JP was the first to record the song in 1958, George Jones recorded it in January 1959, for the Mercury label with the production of Pappy Daily, it was released on February 9, 1959. On April 13, it reached number one on the country charts, and remained five weeks in a row, it became the first number one for George Jones, at the age of 27 years.
George Jones grew up in Beaumont, Texas and, as a
Bartender's Blues, a song written and recorded for the first time by James Taylor for the Columbia label, was recorded between March 15 and April 24, 1977, at The Sound Factory, Hollywood, California. The son
In 1974, “Country Bumpkin” received Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
On the original 45 record, it was paired with another good song: The B-Side was “It’s Not the Miles You’ve Traveled” from the pen of Dave Hall and Louis Red
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