ricky skaggs jack greene there goes my everything


If you love someone and make them your world watching them walk away is painful. It’s like your whole world is shattered and you don’t know how to live again. That is the thing about love, there will be happy times but there will also be sad times.

Ricky Skaggs CMA Cover

Two years ago CMA celebrated their 50th anniversary by inviting country stars to cover songs that are popular in the past. Ricky Skaggs is one of those country singers who was invited to sing, and he covered Jack Greene’s “There Goes My Everything.” Ricky performed the song alone with his guitar. Ricky played an acoustic version, it was simple, and it’s soothing to the ear. It sounds like real country.

“There Goes My Everything” By Jack Greene

“There Goes My Everything” was recorded by Jack Greene for his same-titled album in 1966. Dallas Frazier wrote the song in 1965. This was Greene’s first song to enter the Billboard chart, and it was also his first No.1 song on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. “There Goes My Everything” was so famous that it won the CMA award for Single of the Year and Song of the Year. Not only did the song win during the CMA award the album also won CMA Album of the Year. Furthermore, Jack Greene won his first CMA Male Vocalist of the Year.

Cover Versions

The award-winning song was covered by various artists. This included the following artists:

Elvis Presley covered the song in 1971 for his album Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old). Presley’s version of the song peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Tammy Wynette covered the song for her album Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad in 1967. Her version of this song wasn’t able to enter the Billboard chart. Another artist who covered the song was Anne Murray in 1968. Lastly, in 1967 Engelbert Humperdinck, a pop singer made a pop version of this song. His version peaked at No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Here’s Ricky Skaggs’ cover of “There Goes My Everything.”

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