Buck Owens recorded “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail” and “Cryin’ Time” during recording sessions at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. Owens later said he got the idea for “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail” after seeing an Esso gas station sign with the company’s slogan at the time, “Put a tiger in your tank.”
Charley Pride was at #1 on the Country charts with “She’s Too Good to Be True”. Written by written by Johnny Duncan, it became Pride’s tenth #1 single.
Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the Country charts with his eleventh solo studio album Eyes That See in the Dark. The album features “Islands in the Stream” written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees, (whose title is taken from the Ernest Hemingway novel), which became a #1 hit for Rogers and Parton.
George Strait was at the top of the US Country charts with his fifteenth studio album Lead On. The album includes the singles “The Big One”, “You Can’t Make a Heart Love Somebody”, “Lead On”, and “Adalida”, which all became top 10 hits.
Shania: Still the One by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain started a 91 show residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show became a box office hit grossing over $43 million from a total of 346,021 sold tickets during the two-year run.