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Garth Brooks likely to pass Elvis in digital world →

For many years now, he’s sold more records than Billy Joel, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna, but now Garth Brooks likely to finally surpass Elvis Presley and become the best selling solo artist in U.S. history and the 2nd best selling artist overall.

Garth Brooks’ current U.S. sales is 134 million albums and Elvis Presley’s current U.S. sales is 134.5 million. The Beatles rank #1 with 177 million albums sold.


Remember when Jason Aldean made good music? “Relentless” is a great example of good years, but his new single “Burnin’ It Down” sounds like shitty early ’90s R&B music. There’s not even a single attempt to make it sound country. It’s a shame to see the sell-out he has become. Jason does have talent, but he wastes it on garbage that has ruined country music for me and many, many others. 


James Garner, who died yesterday at age 86, was the star of the 1994 film Maverick, which had one of the best soundtracks of the 1990s. This video for the song “Amazing Grace,” features Garner, Mel Gibson, and some of the biggest country stars of the time including Billy Dean, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Hal Ketchum, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Kathy Mattea, Reba McEntire, Restless Heart, Suzy Bogguss, Tammy Wynette, Tracy Lawrence, Waylon Jennings, and several others.


This Day in Country Music History (July 18)

Today 33 years ago, “Unwound” became the first of 84 singles by George Strait to enter the top 10 of Billboard’s country chart. Here’s a look at the top 10 country singles on July 18, 1981.

  1. Alabama — Feels So Right
  2. Tompall & The Glaser Brothers — Lovin’ Her Was Easier
  3. Hank Williams, Jr. — Dixie On My Mind
  4. Crystal Gayle — Too Many Lovers
  5. Kenny Rogers — I Don’t Need You
  6. Dave & Sugar — Fool By Your Side
  7. Johnny Lee — Prisoner of Love
  8. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn — I Still Believe in Waltzes
  9. Earl Thomas Conley — Fire and Smoke
  10. George Strait — Unwound

Here’s the top 10 country albums in the same issue

  1. The Oak Ridge BoysFancy Free
  2. AlabamaFeels So Right
  3. Hank Williams, Jr.Rowdy
  4. Kenny RogersGreatest Hits
  5. Rosanne CashSeven Year Ache
  6. Juice NewtonJuice
  7. Anne MurrayWhere Do You Go When You Dream
  8. David Frizzell & Shelly West Carryin’ On The Family Names
  9. Ronnie MilsapOut Where The Bright Lights Are Glowing
  10. SylviaDrifter

I should point out that this was during the infamous Urban Cowboy era when the country music’s popularity exploded to the highest it had ever seen. Pretty much every artist listed here vanished from the charts after the late ’80s and early ’90s when the industry purged all the aging 40/50 year old country stars.


90sjamz:

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Classic.

(Source: ruinedchildhood)