In my original article I spotlighted “Honey (Open That Door)“, a straight forward country Mel Tillis song recorded by Webb Pierce.“Don’t Stay If You Don’t Love Me” – Patsy Sledd Stardom never really happened for Patsy, who was a good singer marooned early in her career on a bad label.Sammi only had three top ten hits but made many fine records. “Hasn’t It Been good Together” – Hank Snow and Kelly Foxton The last chart record for the ‘Singing Ranger’.
Bobby Lee was both too country and too rockabilly for what was charting at the time. Newman, Jimmy Fortune, Jo-El Sonnier, Joe Stampley, Joe Sun, Johnny Horton, Johnny Tillotson, Judy Rodman, Karen Staley, Karen Taylor, Karen Taylor-Good, Keith Stegall, Kelly Foxton, Kristine Arnold, Leah Kunkel, Lefty Frizzell, Leroy Van Dyke, Les Taylor, Lew De Witt, Linda Ronstadt, Linda Shafer, Little Jimmy Dickens, Livingston Taylor, Loretta Lynn, Margo Smith, Marsha Thornton, Marty Stuart, Mel Street, Mel Tillis, Michael Martin Murphey, Moe & Joe, Moe Bandy, Orleans, Pablo Cruise, Pam Tillis, Patsy Cline, Patsy Sledd, Patty Loveless, Phase II, Phil Balsley, Randy Travis, Ray Pennington, Ray Price, Ray Stevens, Reba Mc Entire, Red Steagall, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Roy Acuff, Roy Drusky, Sammi Smith, Sandy Powell, Sanger D, Shafer, Sissy Spacek, Slewfoot, Southern Pacific, Statler Brothers, Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, Swing Shift Band, Sylvia, Sylvie and Her Silver Dollar Band, T. Sheppard, Tammy Wynette, The Doobie Brothers, The Shoppe, Thrasher Brothers, Tommy Cash, Tommy Duncan, Travis Wammack, Vince Gill, Webb Pierce, Whitey Shafer, Wynn Stewart, Zac Brown Band has nothing to do with the 1991 film of the same title.
Starting with 1981’s “You May See Me Walking” and ending with 1986’s “Love’s Gonna Get You Some Day“, Skaggs ran off sixteen consecutive top ten singles with ten of them reaching number one, This 1982 classic was the first chart topper.
Eventually Ricky returned to straight bluegrass, but I like the hybrid recordings better.
Margo had a brief run of top ten hits in the middle and late 1970s but the string was about over.
In my prior article I featured “He Gives Me Diamonds, You Give Me Chills” but The Shuffle song is actually my favorite 80s hit from Margo.