Crazy Joe Presents 133 – yet another Hillcrest Special country music chart. “Hallo! Hier sind die neuen Sendungen der Country JuX Box 327.”
01 Jannecke – Cowboy Cowboy
02 Andy Martin – Blue Trail of Sorrow
03 Wesley Parker – Send Some Rain
04 Cliffy Short – I Can Read Between the Lines
05 Vicki Lee – Somewhere Tonight
06 Bonita Mercer Tennessee Waltz
07 John Miller (Scot) – Take It From Somebody Who Knows
08 Waylon Thibodeaux – Riding on These Roses
09 Belle Cannon I Wanna Be the Woman
10 Sherry Kennedy – The Legend of Rainbow Powers
Crazy Joe Presents 133 Hillcrest Special
11 Vannatta – Brick By Brick
12 Mel Gibson – To Make You Feel My Love
13 Robb Moss When Someone Goes Away
14 Craig Moritz – You
15 Rachel Williams – Breaking All The Rules
16 Justin McGurk Feat. Sinead Taggart – The Price (feat. Sinead Taggart & Sinead Taggart)
17 Pig Farmer – Catch His Name
During the mid-1970s, Dolly Parton, a successful mainstream country artist since the late 1960s, mounted a high-profile campaign to cross over to pop music, culminating in her 1977 hit Here You Come Again, which topped the U.S. country singles chart and also reached No.3 on the pop singles charts.
Parton’s male counterpart, Kenny Rogers, came from the opposite direction, aiming his music at the country charts, after a successful career in pop, rock and folk music with The First Edition, achieving success the same year with Lucille, which topped the country charts and reached No. 5 on the U.S. pop singles charts, as well as reaching Number 1 on the British all-genre chart.
Parton and Rogers would both continue to have success on both country and pop charts simultaneously, well into the 1980s. Artists like Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap and Barbara Mandrell would also find success on the pop charts with their records. In 1975, author Paul Hemphill stated in the Saturday Evening Post, “Country music isn’t really country anymore; it is a hybrid of nearly every form of popular music in America.” Wikipedia
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