Today in Country Music. June 22, fearturing George Jones.
Today in country music, June 22.
On this day in 2011, while promoting a new album, Dolly Parton said, "I was on the cover of Playboy! I wasn't naked; all you saw was me in my bunny suit, with my boobs sticking out a little. I wouldn't do a layout. I'm not that brave, nor do I look that good!"
Today in 2001, New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani declared it "Reba McEntire day" ... She had been performing Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway.
Tim Mcgraw's album A Place In The Sun was certified triple platinum in 2000.
And on this day in 1962, George Jones' "She Thinks I Still Care" was spending the last of its six weeks at #1.
"She Thinks I Still Care" was written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy and became the third #1 hit for George Jones, spending six weeks at #1 in the spring/summer of 1962. The B-side: "Sometimes You Just Can't Win", reached #17.
Connie Francis recorded the song as "He Thinks I Still Care" in a June 18, 1962 session at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville TN which was produced by Danny Davis & Jim Vienneau. The track had a September 1962 single release as the B-side to "I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You)" but garnered enough attention to reach #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 (#51 on the Cash Box Pop 100).
Anne Murray remade "He Thinks I Still Care" for her 1973 Danny's Song album and in 1974 this track was issued as the B-side to Murray's cover version of the Lennon–McCartney-penned "You Won't See Me." While "You Won't See Me" was a No. 8 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Easy Listening Singles chart, "He Thinks I Still Care" was shopped to country radio. In July, just as "You Won't See Me" peaked in popularity at Top 40 stations, "He Thinks I Still Care" became Murray's first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
In early 1977, the song became a hit for Elvis Presley, as the B-side to his No. 1 country hit "Moody Blue."
James Taylor often covered the song in concert, including a recording of it on his 1993 Live album.