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 ...

In 1965, “Once A Day” by American Country artist, Connie Smith made its way to the top of the US Country Music Chart. This broke the boundaries for female country artists as it was the first debut single by any ...

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 ...