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It’s that time again! Comin’ atcha with some throwback hits. The ladies of this week bring a wild variety of sounds and themes, perfect for your growing COWGIRL Throwback Playlist! Who knows, maybe you’ll be opened to a whole new world of classic tunes!
“Country Sunshine” by Dottie West
Dottie West co-wrote the 1973 song “Country Sunshine,” which is remembered both as one of her biggest chart hits, and also as the jingle from a classic Coca-Cola television ad. The song is about a contented country girl whose love interest hopes to coax into relocating with him to an urban area. She sings, “it’s inviting to go where life is more exciting, but I was raised on country sunshine.”
“Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad” by Tammy Wynette
This single was released in February 1967, followed by the the album’s release a few months later. This was Tammy Wynette’s first top ten single, peaking at Number 3. It was originally written by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton. Taste Of Country named it one of their “Top 10 Tammy Wynette Songs.”
“Breathe” by Faith Hill
“Breathe” became Faith Hill’s seventh number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in the U.S. It was released on October 4, 1999, and spent six weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in December 1999 and January 2000. It also peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 2000. Despite not peaking at number one, it was the number-one pop single of 2000, becoming only the second single at the time to top the year end charts despite never spending a week at the top of the weekly charts. This marked the first time this had happened in 35 years.
“Wayfaring Stranger” by Emmylou Harris
“Wayfaring Stranger” is a famous American folk and gospel song probably coming from the early 1800s about a soul on the journey through life. There are many versions of the song, but Emmylou Harris covered it in 1980. During a period during and several years after the American Civil War, the lyrics were known as the Libby Prison Hymn (named after a Confederate prison).
“I’ll Fly Away” by Alison Krauss
“I’ll Fly Away” is a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley and published in 1932 by the Hartford Music company in a collection titled Wonderful Message. It has been called the most recorded gospel song, and it is frequently used in various worship services. It appears in many hymnals where it is listed under the topics of eternal life, heaven and acceptance. A contemporary recording by Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch was chosen for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.