Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Irrelevant White Guy Country "Post" Crooners of the 70's




1. This Post Crooner has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and racked up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of his 74 trips up the country charts, 27 landed in the Top 10. His hits include "Gentle on My Mind", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights".

[Glen Campbell]

2. A country music singer, songwriter, and actor originally from Lubbock, Texas who has enjoyed much crossover success. His early work writing for Elvis Presley produced multiple number one hits (including "Memories", "In The Ghetto", and the latently popular "A Little Less Conversation"), and a subsequent solo career in the late 1970's made him a well-known name in pop music. He has starred in his own variety show, a broadway musical, and various films.

[Mac Davis]

3. This chicken hawking entrepreneur is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, and actor, Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. His most famous hit was probably "Coward of the County" from his album "The Gambler"

[Kenny Rogers]

4. An American singer-songwriter and musician. His career began as a songwriter in the late 1960s, springboarding to a recording career after composing hits such as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap in 1974.

[Eddie Rabitt]

5. Mostly known now as an actor, this country music singer, innovative guitarist, and songwriter whos songs included "Guitar Man," "A Thing Called Love," "Alabama Wild Man," "Amos Moses", "When You're Hot, You're Hot", "Ko-Ko Joe", "Lord, Mr. Ford", "East Bound and Down","The Bird," and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)".

[Jerry Reed]

6. Musician, actor, and writer. He is known for hits such as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". He is the sole writer of most of his songs, but he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein.

[Kris Kristopherson]

7. A country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It". He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a major force in country music's "Outlaw Movement" popularized by artists such as David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard.

[Johnny Paycheck]

8. This singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country/pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me" and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era.

[Roger Miller]

9. An outlaw country music singer who achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. As a singer, his biggest hits were "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile," "The Ride," "You Never Even Called Me by My Name," "She Used to Love Me a Lot," and "Longhaired Redneck." His best-known compositions are the #1 successes "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)," which was covered by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It.

[David Allen Coe]

10. An American country music singer and pianist, He was one of country’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became country music's first well-known blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country "crossover" singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music music markets with successful songs that incorporated popular, R&B, and rock and roll stylings. His biggest crossover hits include "It Was Almost Like a Song," "Smoky Mountain Rain," "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me," "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World," "Any Day Now," and "Stranger in My House," among others.

[Ronnie Milsap]


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