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98 Country Classic Bonus: 5 Great Country Classic Gents [VIDEO]

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Good morning and welcome to the 98 Country Classic Show online and over the air. This week the focus is on five great videos on your favorite country gentlemen.

Stick around till 1 p.m.  And remember, your requests are always welcome at 320-252-9897 or by e-mailing dick@98country.com.

 


 

Dave Dudley, “Six Days on the Road”

 

 

Dave Dudley truly is the father of truck driving country music. With his 1963 hit, “Six Days on the Road,” he founded a new genre of country music. It’s a variation of honky-tonk and rock-inflected country.  Dudley was born in Spencer, Wisconsin in 1928.  He passed away in December 2003 at age 75 after suffering a heart attack at his home on Staples Lake, near Danbury, Wisconsin.

 


 

John Conlee, “Domestic Life”

 

 

John Conlee was born and raised in Kentucky farm country. He grew up plowing fields, slopping the hogs and harvesting grain.  He lives a domestic life with his wife, Gale and three children. And I think Conlee is like the songs he sings.

 


 

Johnny Duncan, “She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed Anytime”

 

 

Johnny Duncan wasborn into a musical family in the farm town of Dublin, Texas in 1938.  His cousins were Dan and Jimmy Seals of “England Dan and John Ford Coley.”  Duncan scored big with two number hits in 1976 and 1977.  In 1978 he had his last number one hit, “She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed Anytime.”  Duncan passed away August 14, 2006.

 


 

Johnny Lee, “Lookin’ For Love”

 

 

Johnny Lee rose to fame in 1980 with the success of the movie, “Urban Cowboy.”  It was the soundtrack from the movie that catapulted Lee to fame.  The record spawned several hit singles, one of which was Lee’s “Lookin’ For Love.” That song spent three weeks at number one on the country charts.  The movie stared John Travolta.


 

Sawyer Brown, “The Race Is On”

 

 

One of those rare acts who actually became stars directly from winning star search.  Sawyer Brown wound up enjoying a long hit-filled career. In 1989, Sawyer Brown released “The Race Is On,” a top ten hit topping-out at number five.

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