May 6 – This Day in Country Music


Marty Robbins was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife”, his fourteenth #1 hit on the country chart. The song won Robbins a Grammy Award for Best Country Song the following year.

Merle Haggard appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in the US.

Alabama released “Take Me Down” the second single from their album Mountain Music. Written by Exile band members Mark Gray and J.P. Pennington, the song was originally recorded by Exile in 1980 but failed to become a hit. The track was the seventh in a string of 21 consecutive #1 singles for Alabama in as many releases, a string that spanned from 1980 through 1987.

Canadian singer Shania Twain scored her third #1 country hit with “You Win My Love”, the fifth single released from her 1995 album The Woman in Me. The song was written solely by producer Mutt Lange, making it one of the very few Shania songs which she did not co-write.

Kenny Chesney released “The Good Stuff” which became his fifth #1 hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. The track stayed at the top of the charts for seven weeks.