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Biggest Country Hit of 50 Years Ago – 1963

Buck Owens
Capitol Records

What was the biggest Country Hit 50 years ago? Four years before the CMA would host its first ever awards show, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, and Bill Anderson were sitting at No. 1 on the Billboard country charts with some of country music’s biggest hits.

According to Billboard, Buck Owens had the No. 1 record of the entire year with ‘Love’s Gonna Live Here.’ The bouncy little tune spent 16 weeks at No. 1. Ironically, that same year, Owens also hit No. 1 with his signature song ‘Act Naturally,’ but the tune only remained at No. 1 for four weeks.

1963 had very few Number One records, as the tunes that hit the top stayed put for several weeks. Here are the No. 1 records of the entire year.

Ruby Ann- Marty Robbins

The Ballad Of Jed Clampett- Flatt and Scruggs

Still- Bill Anderson

Lonesome 7-7203- Hawkshaw Hawkins

Act Naturally- Buck Owens

Ring Of Fire- Johnny Cash

Abilene- George Hamilton IV

Talk Back Trembling Lips- Ernest Ashworth

Love’s Gonna Live Here- Buck Owens

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