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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 grandmother’s singing voice at the beginning of the track….while singing part of “The Fox Hunting Song”….which was a popular old folk song.  “Grandma’s Song” was recorded in April 1980 at the “Producer’s Workshop” recording studio in Hollywood, California….as Davies produced the session herself….and recorded the rest of her third studio album, I’ll Be There, during this one session.

“Grandma’s Song” was released as a single via Warner Bros. Records in July 1981….which peaked at # 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart later that year…..as the single became Davies’ fourth  Billboard top-ten hit….and her third top-ten single from her album I’ll Be There….and additionally, the single peaked within the top-twenty on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart in 1981.

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