Ricky Skaggs was joined by the Swon Brothers on stage during a Grand Ole Opry show on May 18, 2018. Together, they performed a Skaggs song “Crying My Heart Out Over You.” It was a beautiful performance as you can feel the country vibe in the air. This is what you call real country music. Zach Swon of the Swon Brothers took the lead and was the first one to sing. Skaggs came in during the chorus and the second stanza of the song. Let’s admit that their performance was astonishing. This is what we all want, some real country music.
The First Recording of “Crying My Heart Out Over You”
“Crying My Heart Out Over You” is not a recently written song. Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Carl Butler, and Earl Sherry first wrote the song in 1960. The original recording of the song was also in the same year by two of the songwriters, Flatt and Scruggs. Their song reached number twenty-one on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Ricky Skaggs Version
The song became popular when Ricky Skaggs recorded the song in 1981. The song was not only popularized by Skaggs, but it also gave him his first number one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Moreover, he was able to make his song reach number three on the Canadian chart. “Crying My Heart Out Over You” was part of Skaggs third studio album, Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine.
Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine was Skaggs’ first country album to enter the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album sat at number two on the chart. In addition, it also entered the Billboard 200 at number seventy-seven. This album was his first be Gold-certified by RIAA. Aside from his song “Crying My Heart Out Over You,” there were also three more singles in his album that entered the Billboard chart. “You May See Me Walkin’,” “I Don’t Care,” and “Don’t Get Above Your Raising” were the three songs from his album that was able to secure a spot on the chart.
Here you have it folks, real country music that we truly love.
Crying My Heart Out Over You, Ricky Skaggs, Swon Brother