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Story Behind the Song

Randy Travis
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Story Behind the Song: ‘It’s Just A Matter Of Time’

It was first a rhythm and blues hit in the 50's, then three major country artists had hits in the 70's and 80's, two of which went to number one

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Loretta Lynn
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Story Behind the Song: ‘Rated X’ by Loretta Lynn

Loretta wrote and recorded some controversial songs, and this was right at the top for both controversy and chart ranking

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Story Behind the Song: ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ by Johnny Cash

The Country Music Association named it the Song of the Year for 1970

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Johnny Paycheck
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Story Behind the Song: ‘Take This Job And Shove It’ by Johnny Paycheck

If there ever was a working man's anthem, this would be it

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White Christmas
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Story Behind the Song: ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby

It's the all time number one best seller of songs.

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Charley Pride
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Story Behind the Song: ‘Kiss An Angel Good Morning’ by Charley Pride

The biggest hit of Charley Pride's career, was "Kiss An Angel Good Morning". The song spent five weeks at number one, longer than any of his other recordings.

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Willie Nelson's song "Family Bible"
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Story Behind the Song: ‘Family Bible’ by Willie Nelson

This is the very song that started it all for Willie. He quit his job and moved to Nashville.

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Okie From Muskogee
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Story Behind the Song: ‘Okie From Muskogee’ by Merle Haggard

Besides it's status of being the inspiration for his biggest career hit, Muskogee, Oklahoma is very important to Merle Haggard and dear to his heart.

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Donna Fargo
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Story Behind the Song: ‘The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.’ by Donna Fargo

“The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.” was a huge hit song for Donna Fargo. The story behind this song is quite interesting.

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Garth Brooks
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Story Behind the Song: ‘Friends In Low Places’ by Garth Brooks

The song spent four weeks at number one and won both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards for 1990 Single of the Year.

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