Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Coca Cola Cowboy – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..as seen performed live on stage at Austin City Limits in this video herewith….as it was released in June 1979 as the first single from Tillis’s album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the…

Music – 1979 – Theresa Brewer – Honky Tonkin – Sung Live On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Special

“Honky Tonkin’“ is a 1948 country music song, written and recorded by Hank Williams….as the song went to # 14 on the Billboard country music charts…..and in 1982 it became the sixth chart topping single for Williams’ son, Hank Williams Jr.  Hank Williams released two versions of “Honky Tonkin’” ….with the first being cut at his second and final recording session for Sterling…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis Medley – I Ain’t Never + I’ll Sign The Papers + I Wanna Go Stateside + I Love Just The Same

Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter….and although he recorded songs since the late 1950’s….his biggest success occurred in the 1970’s….with a long list of Top 10 hits.  Tillis eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and began writing songs full-time….after which he wrote “I’m Tired”, a # 3 country hit for Webb Pierce in 1957…..and “Honky Tonk…

Music – 1979 – Theresa Brewer – Your Cheating Heart – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Special

Teresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American singer whose style incorporated pop, country, jazz, R&B, musicals and novelty songs…..as she was one of the most prolific and popular female singers of the 1950’s….while recording nearly 600 songs. An agent, Richie Lisella, heard her sing and took her career in hand….and soon…

Music – 1979 – Gail Davies – Live At Austin City Limits

Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in country music….who was the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson….and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies…..while Gail’s son, Chris Scruggs, is a former co-lead singer and guitarist for the roots-country band BR549….and is currently on tour with Marty Stuart as a member of his Fabulous Superlatives. Gail Davies established herself…

Music – 1979 – Kris Kristofferson – I Am So Lonesome I Could Cry – Sung At Tribute To Hank Williams

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” is a song recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1949….which according to Colin Escott’s 2004 book Hank Williams: A Biography….Williams was inspired to write the song when he found it on a schedule of upcoming MGM releases….as the song was recorded on August 30, 1949, at Herzog Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio…..when Escott observed, the plaintive despair in…

“You Win Again“ is a 1952 song by Hank Williams….which is in the style of a blues ballad that deals with the singer’s despair with his partner.  Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one day after his divorce from Audrey Williams was finalized…..and like “Cold, Cold Heart”….the song was likely inspired by his tumultuous relationship…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Operator Get Me Jesus On The Line – Performed Live In Concert

Every now and then, as I sit at my desk today….while hard at work posting more videos onto my site here at ImaSportsphile….and as is typical when posting, I have music playing while I am working….and today’s music actually moved me to write this copyy as a Happy Birthday note to me….as I turn 73…

Music – 1979 – Gail Davies – The Fox Hunting Song + Song For Grandma – Sung At Austin City Limits

“Grandma’s Song” is a song written and recorded by American country artist Gail Davies….which was recorded for Davies’ self-titled 1978 debut album….and a re-recorded version from her 1981 album I’ll Be There was released as the album’s third single in July 1981. The song was written by Gail Davies as a tribute to her grandmother, Frances Marion Whitten. Davies features her…