The Stampeders – Sweet City Woman

Song: Sweet City Woman (1971) Artist: Stampeders Writer: Rich Dodson Sweet City Woman was released in 1971 by a Canadian Band out of Calgary, Alberta, the Stampeders. They were together for eight years before they had a huge number one rock hit in Canada on their debut album called Against the Grain. The song also reached … Read more

Always On My Mind: Who Did It First Before Willie Nelson?

Willie Nelson Always On My Mind album cover

Song: Always On My Mind (1982) Artist: Willie Nelson Album: Always On My Mind (Columbia) Despite the likes of Elvis, Brenda Lee, and The Pet Shop boys having recorded it, Willie Nelson’s version of ‘Always on My Mind‘ is still considered the definitive version, not to mention the song for which he is most known. … Read more

Amy, What You Wanna do, I Think I Could Stay With You: What Song Is It?

Song: Amie [not spelled Amy] (1972) Artist: Pure Prairie League (1972) Album: Bustin’ Out (RCA) Amy, what you wanna do, I think I could stay with you are the main lyrics to the 1972 song, Amie, which is one of those timeless songs that appeal to both rock and country fans. Most of us recognize … Read more

Please Come To Boston: Who Did If First?

Song: Please Come to Boston (1974) Artist: Dave Loggins Album: Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop) – (Epic) Having just wrote about Danny’s Song, by Kenny Loggins, I couldn’t help but think of another heartfelt song by his kin. If you’re a country fan, you have probably heard one or another country star sing the lyrics “I’m … Read more

What Song Goes “In 1814 We Took a Little Trip”

Spectacular Johnny Horton album cover

Song: The Battle of New Orleans (1958) Artist: Johnny Horton Album: The Spectacular Johnny Horton (Columbia) The Battle of New Orleans was a huge country/folk hit in 1959 for Texas-born Johnny Horton, sometimes known as the “singing fisherman.” After an already successful singing career, he had been signed to Columbia in the late 1950s and in 1957 … Read more