September 20 – This Day in Country Music



Kitty Wells at #1 on the U.S. Country Charts with her signature single “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angel.”


Merle Haggard was at the top of the Country charts with Mama Tried from the album of the same name. It was Haggard’s 5th #1 and stayed at the top of the chart for 4 weeks.  In 2021, it was ranked at No. 376 on Rolling Stone’s “Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”

Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the US Country album charts with You’re My Man her fourth studio album for Columbia Records. The album stayed at #1 for a total of seven weeks.

Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”. Written by Tim DuBois the song is a satire on divorce, and became Reed’s third and final #1 country hit, and one of his signature tunes.

Alan Jackson was at #1 on the Country charts with his seventh studio album, High Mileage. It produced four hit singles on the Hot Country Songs charts for Jackson: “I’ll Go on Loving You”, “Right on the Money”, “Gone Crazy”, and “Little Man”.