March 30 – This Day in Country Music


Eric Weissberg was at #1 on the country music album chart with Dueling Banjos. The song “Dueling Banjos” was made famous by the 1972 film Deliverance, (starring Jon Voight andBurt Reynolds), which also led to a successful lawsuit by the song’s composer, as it was used in the film without his permission.

Garth Brooks was featured on the cover of Time magazine billing him inside as a “jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life’s compromises.”

Clint Black was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Nothin’ but The Taillights” the third single and title track from his album of the same name. This single became Black’s eleventh #1 single, twenty-sixth Top Ten single, and twenty-seventh Top Twenty single.

Carrie Underwood was at #1 on the US country charts with her debut album Some Hearts. It is the best selling debut album by a solo female country music artist in history. The album contains the #1 singles “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”, “Wasted”, and “Before He Cheats”.