Perhaps you’ve known the state as the home to the popular pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, but there’s actually a number of male country singers from South Carolina too. Keep on scrolling below to find out, and you’ll be ...

In 1958, Ray Price recorded his version of “City Lights,” and it climbed on the No. 1 spot of the Billboard Hot Country Songs singles chart and remained in that position for thirteen weeks. But there’s more to that! “City ...

In 1963, Bill Anderson got his second No. 1 on the country chart with his song “Still.” It remained on top of the chart for seven non-consecutive weeks. The song was a crossover success on the pop charts peaking at ...

Connie Smith’s record-breaking song “Once A Day” made her one of the most influential country artists in the ’60s. For a debut single, she really did well as it topped the Billboard country charts for 8 consecutive weeks. The song ...

Over a decade before the legendary artist Lefty Frizzell passed away, he recorded what would become his final No. 1 single on the country chart. The song was entitled “Saginaw, Michigan” after a town of the same name. The said ...

How wonderful it is to find someone who will change everything in your life. How great would it be if someone will make you into a better person? If you found that person, never let them go for they will ...

Bill Anderson did not only have success for writing and recording his own songs. He also achieved success by supplying hits for his fellow country artists. Eight of his compositions actually became No. 1 in the hands of other artists. ...

Don Gibson and Conway Twitty | Country Thang Daily Archives Written by good friends, Bill Anderson and Buddy Killen, “I May Never Get to Heaven” was originally recorded by Don Gibson in 1960. Anderson came up with the song because of ...

Conway Twitty in his youth. Photo from YouTube via screengrab The Scribes Behind the Song Unlike the Baseball Hall of Famers, Nashville has the Songwriters Association that honors songwriters when they can still enjoy the fruits of their labor. It ...

Connie Smith Photo Credit: www.youtube.com If someone you love left and promised you that they will return, will you patiently wait for them? Will you hold on to the promise even if they left you? Or will you go on with ...

Probably, this might be one of the best duets in country music. The storytelling, mixed in recitation and singing, is what the song is all about. Both country music legends Bill Anderson and Roy Acuff sang together in great harmony, ...

Chad Brock | Photo credit: lyrics.wikia.com It seems that most of the songs with gloomy feel are more likely to become major hits for many artists we’ve already featured here on Country Thang Daily. There’s “Still” by Bill Anderson for ...

Mary Lou Turner. Photo Credits: historyforsale.com A Star in the 70’s, Mary Lou Turner Born on June 13, 1947, American country music artist Mary Lou Turner grew up in a home rule-class city in Kentucky called Hazard. She is very ...

The Tunesmith Bill Anderson was noted by Billboard Magazine as the third-most-prolific songwriter in country music history. He also forged a great career as a singer, scoring 37 Top Ten singles between 1960 and 1978. Seven of those landed at ...

Brief Info About the Song and Its Performers This 1975 Bill Anderson penned song named “Sometimes” was a recorded with his fellow country music artist Mary Lou Turner. It was the most successful song performed by the duo. Their duet ...

Anderson’s Last No. 1 Song As a Solo Artist Bill Anderson recorded the song that became his last number one on the charts as a solo artist in 1973. That song was the one entitled “World of Make Believe” which ...

Another Signature Song of Bill Anderson In 1969, the “Whispering” Bill Anderson has written and recorded another hit that became the No. 1 song of that year. His fourth single that topped the chart, “My Life (Throw it Away if ...

Bill Anderson and Jan Howard have performed duets on a number of top 10 hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The most successful of which was their number one song “For Loving You”.  At that time, two great ...

Brief Song History On June 23, 1966, the ‘Whispering’ Bill Anderson first recorded the song entitled “I Get the Fever”.  Fortunately, it took less than two months to complete the tune’s recording. Then, on August 1, 1966, the song was ...

Writing of the Song “A Lot of Things Different” is a tune penned by Bill Anderson and Dean Dillon. The song centered on two things: having regrets in life and the yearning for second chances to make different choices. The ...

The Song: In Brief In 1962, the American country music singer, songwriter, and television personality Bill Anderson recorded a song that earned him his first big hit. Titled “Mama Sang A Song”, this tune was penned by Anderson, himself. The ...

Born Lula Grace Johnson, Jan Howard’s discovery as a country music singer was quite accidental. Her then husband and songwriter Harlan Howard heard her singing while washing dishes in the kitchen one night. He then thought she has talent and ...

A Little Background of Mo Pitney Born in Rockford, Illinois, Mo Pitney began playing the drums at six and the guitar at the age of twelve. He began playing in a bluegrass band with his brother and a friend. When ...