About the song Written and performed by John Denver in 1975, “Fly Away” featured the vocals of English-Australian artist Olivia Newton-John. Released as a single from the Windsong album, “Fly Away” peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It spent two weeks atop ...

American country and western singer, songwriter and guitarist Merle Travis is fond of writing songs about the lives and exploitation of American coal miners. This is very evident in one of his compositions entitled “Sixteen Tons.” Basically, the tune discusses ...