Today in Country Music, July 17, featuring Waylon Jennings.
Today in Country Music, July 17.
On this day in 2011, Keith Urban told philly.com that he came to Nashville from Australia when he was young because of his father. Urban said, "I just wanted to get my dad's attention. Whatever he was into, I was going to do that."
Today in 2002, Tim Mcgraw’s uncle, Dennis Mcgraw, was charged with the murder of a neighbor... Dennis is the younger brother of Tim's dad, Tug .
Clint Black scored his 12th Billboard #1 today back in 1998 with "The Shoes You're Wearing."
And on this day in 1979, Waylon Jennings captured the top spot on the chart with "Amanda."
"Amanda" was written in 1973 by Bob McDill and recorded by both Don Williams (1973) and Waylon Jennings (1974). "Amanda" would be Waylon Jennings's eighth solo number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for three weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
As recorded by Jennings, "Amanda" had been a track on his 1974 album The Ramblin' Man, but was not released as a single at that time; two other tracks, "I'm a Ramblin' Man" and "Rainy Day Woman," were. More than 4½ years later, new overdubs were added to the original track and placed on his first greatest hits album. In April 1979 the song was issued as a single, and it soon became one of the biggest country hits of 1979.