Today in Country Music, June 28, featuring Ol Waylon
Today in Country Music, June 28.
On this day in 2011, Justin Moore topped Billboard's country albums chart with his new release, Outlaws Like Me… Justin is currently touring with Eric Church on his "Blood, Sweat And Beers Tour."
Today in 2000, Lee Ann Womack had the #1 single on the Radio And Records chart with "I Hope You Dance."
Reba Mcentire and Brooks & Dunn teamed up for the top tune in the country today in 1999 with their duet "If You See Him/If You See Her."
And on this day in 1977, "Waylon, Willie and the boys" continued their ride at #1 with "Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)."
"Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" recorded by Waylon Jennings and released in April 1977, at the height of outlaw country on the hit album Ol' Waylon. It was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.
The song talks about a couple whose position in "high society" has placed strains on their marriage ("this successful live we're livin' got us feudin' like the Hatfields and McCoys") and finances ("four-car garage, and we're still buildin' on"). Jennings suggests that the couple return to "the basics of love" and relocate to the small town of Luckenbach, Texas.
References in the song include: Hatfields and McCoys, Hank Williams, Mickey Newbury, Jerry Jeff Walker, and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain".
The final refrain of the song features a guest vocal by Willie Nelson.