Country Music’s Greatest Year: 1977
What’s been the greatest year in Country Music history? There is no answer to that question. Everyone has their favorite and it probably depends on your age and the artists you love.
But 1977 would have to be included in the discussion. 1977 gave us the last two Elvis Presley Number One country hits (“Moody Blue” in February, “Way Down” in August), Kenny Rogers introduced us to “Lucille” in April, Ronnie Milsap topped the charts for three weeks in July with “It Was Almost Like A Song”, while Dolly owned the month of December with “Here You Come Again”.
What great hit was Number One the longest in this great year of Country Music? Well, we have to turn to the Outlaw. Ol’ Waylon topped the charts for 6 weeks in a row beginning in May as he (along with a little help from Willie) took us all down to “Luckenbach, Texas”.
The greatest year in Country Music History? Yep, I believe it was.