Hot Country Songs 1944-2008
7th edition of the book formerly titled Top Country Songs
An All-Encompassing, Artist-by-Artist Listing of Every Artist & Song That Made Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" Charts!
The Complete Story Of Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" Charts...From January 8, 1944 Through August 30, 2008!
Complete Chart Data On Every Country Single...
• Peak chart position • Chart debut date • Total weeks on the charts • Original label and record number • RIAA Gold or Platinum certification • Peak position(s) on Billboard's multiple weekly 1944-1958 Country singles charts ("Juke Box," "Disk Jockey" and "Best Sellers") • Peak position on Billboard's weekly 1984-88 and 1995-05 "Country Sales" charts • an easy-to-spot symbol marks all #1 hits • The biggest chart hit of any artist with 10 or more hits is underlined • All #1 hits are highlighted • Special recordings, such as Christmas, novelty and live songs are indicated with a letter symbol
Complete Song & Record Info....
• Grammy and CMA Award song winners • Alphabetical song listing following chronological listing for artists with 60 or more hits
Returning to this edition by popular demand:
Complete Artist Info...
• At least one line of biographical information on every artist • All-new artist biographies on newly charted artists • Updated bios on previously charted artists • Top 200 Artists photos •All duet name and name variations • Artist's Decade and All-Time Rankings • Country Music Hall Of Fame induction year • Grand Ole Opry induction year • CMA Award year • Artists whose names appear in the bios or title notes who have their own chart discographies elsewhere in the book are highlighted in boldface type
Complete Special Sections ...