Hampton the Hampster performs a cover of the song on Hampsterdance Hits in Artists like Travis, Dwight Yoakamand Ricky Van Shelton were indirectly responsible for nudging hjs country artists off the charts during this time as country radio became obsessed with tapping into a younger market. He's too good and too original George was equally complimentary in his memoir I Lived to Tell It All, singling out Travis for praise while lamenting how country radio had turned its back on older country artists: "If Randy Travis had come to town last month, he probably wouldn't have gotten a record deal.
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The single was ificant because it made Jones the only country artist in history to have a Top 10 song in five consecutive decades. Background[ edit ] ByRandy Travis was country music's hottest star and the face of the " new traditionalist " movement, a movement that sought to bring back the honky-tonk sound and classic vocals to country music that George Jones had done so much to pioneer.
Canadian country music artist Brad Johner did a cover on his album Free.
Branson, Missouri -based band The Haygoods covered the song Dolly Parton has occasionally performed a bluegrass arrangement of the song in her concerts; she also performed the song on an episode of her mids variety show Dolly! Cover versions[ edit ] A cover version was released by country music artist Billy Dean in ; Dean's cover peaked at No.
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Denver performed it in person atop the Orioles dugout in Game 1 of the World Series and again fourteen years later during a 12—8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on September ccountry,just 22 days prior to his death. The song was used during a scene in Son in Law when Pauly Shore 's character, "Crawl", has a combine go out of control and spell his name on the farmland while singing along to the 8-track tape playing in the cab.
Travis has cited Jones as a primary influence and the song reflects bo, alluding to the younger singer's troubled past Travis had been a juvenile delinquent and how he drew inspiration from Jones. Ann B.