|Single by Faron Young|
|from the album The Young Approach|
|B-side||"Let It Slip Away"|
|Faron Young singles chronology|
|Single by k.d. lang|
|from the album Absolute Torch and Twang|
|B-side||"Trail of Broken Hearts"|
|k.d. lang singles chronology|
"Three Days" is a song written by Willie Nelson. It was originally recorded by American country music artist Faron Young on his 1961 album The Young Approach . Young's version was released as a single in January 1962 and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.
Faron Young was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including "If You Ain't Lovin' " and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning" showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young's singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Nelson recorded his own version of the song on his 1962 debut album, ...And Then I Wrote . He later re-recorded the song for his 1998 album Teatro with backing vocals by Emmylou Harris.
...And Then I Wrote is the debut studio album by country singer Willie Nelson, recorded during August and September 1962 and released through Liberty Records.
Teatro is the forty-fifth studio album by Willie Nelson, released in September 1998 via Island Records.
Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Three Days" was also recorded by Canadian country music artist k.d. lang on her 1989 album Absolute Torch and Twang . lang's version was released in October 1989 as the album's second single. It peaked at number 9 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in January 1990.
Kathryn Dawn Lang, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.
Absolute Torch and Twang is the third album by k.d. lang and the Reclines, released in 1989.
RPM was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||7|
|Canada Country Tracks ( RPM )||9|
|US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard )||55|
"It's Just a Matter of Time" is a popular song written by Brook Benton, Clyde Otis and Belford Hendricks. The original recording by Benton topped the Billboard rhythm & blues chart in 1959 and peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 pop chart, the first in a string of hits for Benton that ran through 1970.
"A Satisfied Mind" is a song written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. Hayes explained the origin of the song in an interview: "The song came from my mother. Everything in the song are things I heard her say over the years. I put a lot of thought into the song before I came up with the title. One day my father-in-law asked me who I thought the richest man in the world was, and I mentioned some names. He said, 'You're wrong; it is the man with a satisfied mind.'"
If You Ain't Lovin' " is a song written by Tommy Collins and originally recorded by country music artist Faron Young.
"Drinking Champagne" is a song written by Bill Mack. He released the first version of the song on Pike Records in the mid-sixties. The song grabbed nationwide attention when the version by Cal Smith reached #35 on the country music charts in 1968.
"I Don't Hurt Anymore" is a 1954 song by Hank Snow. It was written by Don Robertson and Jack Rollins.
"New Fool at an Old Game" is a song first recorded by Canadian country music artist Michelle Wright. Wright's version was released in 1987 as the second single from her album Do Right by Me and peaked at number 11 on RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. American Country Music Hall of Fame artist Reba McEntire released her version in December 1988 as the third single from her album Reba. It was her twelfth number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart. "New Fool at an Old Game" was written by Steve Bogard, Rick Giles, and Sheila Stephen.
"Full Moon Full of Love" is a single by Canadian country music artist k.d. lang. Released in 1989, it was the first single from lang's album Absolute Torch and Twang. The song reached #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in September 1989 and #22 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
"Crazy in Love" is a song by songwriters Even Stevens and Randy McCormick; it was first recorded by Joe Cocker on his 1984 album Civilized Man. The song was covered by American artist Kim Carnes in 1988 and released as the second single from her album View from the House, it peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and number 68 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
"She's My Rock" is a song written by Gene Dobbins. It was first recorded by Stoney Edwards on his 1973 album She's My Rock. Edwards' version peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
"Some Days Are Diamonds " is a song written by Dick Feller, and quite different from the humorous and novelty songs he's best known for writing. Feller was the first artist to record the song, in 1976, but his version failed to chart.
"There You Are" is a song written by Mike Reid and Kye Fleming, and recorded by American country music artist Willie Nelson. It was released in September 1989 as the second single from his album A Horse Called Music, and his last release in the 1980s. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
"Bonaparte's Retreat" is the name of two related songs. The original was a wordless melody that existed as various fiddle tunes dating back to at least the late 1800s and probably well before that. In 1950, American country music artist Pee Wee King recorded a modified version of the song, with lyrics added, which he also called "Bonaparte's Retreat". This latter song has been covered by many country artists.
"Cotton Jenny" is a song written and recorded by Gordon Lightfoot for his 1971 album Summer Side of Life. The song was later released as a single by Canadian country-pop artist Anne Murray.
"Blistered" is a song recorded by American country music artist Johnny Cash. It was released in October 1969 as the first single from his album Hello, I'm Johnny Cash. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. The song was written by Billy Ed Wheeler.
"The Days of Sand and Shovels" is a song written by Doyle Marsh and George Reneau, and recorded by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. It was released in April 1969 as the second single from his album The Best of Waylon Jennings. The song peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
"I Just Came to Get My Baby" is a single by American country music artist Faron Young. Released in July 1968, it was the second single from his album Here's Faron Young. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" is a song written by Chris Gantry and recorded by American country music artist Glen Campbell. It was released in July 1968 as the first single from his album Wichita Lineman. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
"She's Gone Gone Gone" is a country music song written by Harlan Howard and originally recorded by American singer Lefty Frizzell. Frizzell's version of the song reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
"Hopelessly Yours" is a song written by Keith Whitley, Curly Putman, and Don Cook. The song was originally recorded by George Jones on his 1986 album, Wine Colored Roses.
"Wine Me Up" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Faron Young. It was released in May 1969 as the first single from his album Wine Me Up. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and reached number 3 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
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