January 22

Little Southern Charmer Sings “Tiger by the Tail” by Buck Owens

Did Cutter roam the world to expose his talent? No. He first shared it with Cash, his brother. Just the name itself echoes like a spectacular country artist.

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The Other Wing of Cutter

Cash Singleton is the younger brother of Cutter Singleton. He enjoys singing, guitar, football, basketball, and gathering rocks. Cash loves to perform bluegrass and classic country songs in front of his classmates. He began playing guitar at the age of 5, but his love for singing showed at age 3 when he would frequently sing anywhere – around his home and through the walkways of the local grocery store. He first performed unprepared at the Fohs Hall BBQ Benefit in the Fall of 2015. Cash has competed in the 2017 Kentucky Opry Talent Search and he is the First place winner in the Beginner Division. Cash’s favorite musicians are Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt. Cash also desires to be a geologist when he grows up.

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Inspired By a Gas Station

Country music band Buck Owens and the Buckaroos made “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail” famous. It was released in December 1964 and the band’s sixth No. 1 hit on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart in February 1965.  It was one of Owens’ signature songs and showcases of the Bakersfield sound in the genre. The idea for the single came during a drive with his legendary songwriting partner, Harlan Howard. Upon spotting a sign with the Esso gas slogan “Put a Tiger In Your Tank,” Owens told Howard,

“How about ‘Tiger by the Tail’ for a title?”

Howard noted some lyrics in the backseat while Owens spontaneously made a melody on the spot. The song was complete before the trip was over. Howard, who measured “Tiger” a novelty tune, was doubtful of the song’s potential. But, “Tiger by the Tail” proved to be Owens’ biggest hit. In the long run, it provided the Nashville institution outsider with the first and utmost charting crossover pop single of his career.

Relive Buck Owens’ songs by listening to this 7-year-old charmer, Cash Singleton!

 


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