Tommy Jackson: The Songs That Brought Those Familiar Names To Dance | Community


It’s not rocket science to say that the revolutionary success of an artist is essential to the start of his career. That said, we’re going to take a look at some early hits from several artists today that you always hear when you see them in concert. (Most of these songs, but not all, went No.1, but we’re sure you’ll recognize them regardless of where they stand on the charts).

Brooks and Dunn: “A Brand New Man”

Diamond Rio: “Meet in the middle”

Tracy Lawrence: “Sticks and Stones”

Mickey Gilley: “Room full of roses”

Alabama: “Tennessee River”

Bellamy Brothers: “If I said you have a beautiful body, would you blame me”

John Conlee: “Lady lies down”

Exile: “I woke up in love”

Gatlin Brothers: “I just wish you were someone I love”

Crystal Gayle: “I’ll get over you”

Lee Greenwood: “Someone is going to love you”

Johnny Lee: “In Search of Love”

Loretta Lynn: “Don’t come home drinking with love on your mind”

Reba McEntire: “I Can’t Even Get The Blues”

Ronnie Milsap: “Pure love”

Willie Nelson: “Blue eyes cry in the rain”

Oak Ridge Boys: “I’ll Be True to You”

Dolly Parton: “Joshua”

Sawyer Brown: “take this step”

TG Shepard: “The devil in the bottle”

Ricky Skaggs: “I cry my heart for you”

Strait of George: “Insane Memory”

Tanya Tucker: “What’s your mom’s name”

Steve Wariner: “All roads lead to you”

Gene Watson: “fourteen-carat spirit”

Hank Williams Jr.: “All for the love of the sun”

Dwight Yoakam: “The Streets of Bakersfield”

Lots of memories on this list.

Tommy Jackson is a former newspaper editor who now writes a weekly entertainment column. Contact him at [email protected]


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