BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #367: “THANK GOD I’M A COUNTRY BOY”- JOHN DENVER – JUNE 7, 1975

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Billboard #1 Hits: #367: “Thank God I”m A Country Boy”- John Denver. June 7, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Thank God I”m A Country Boy”- John Denver
  • Record Company-RCA Records
  • Genre: Country
  • Written by John Martin Sommers
  • Time: 3:40
  • B-side: “My Sweet Lady”
  • Album-An Evening With John Denver
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.#1 in Canada, #1 in Yugoslavia.

When I hear this song- it takes me back to the late 70’s early 80’s- Three River Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA whenever they would bring in pitcher Don Robinson to pitch they would play this song. He was a big old farm boy from southern West Virginia. So that is a good memory- and probably why I sort of like this song- by association to baseball.

“Thank God I”m A Country Boy” was written by a member of Denver’s back-up band- John Martin Sommers. It was originally released on a studio album by Denver but the #1 hit single was recorded live. 1975 was a big year for country hits crossing over to the pop charts- six singles were #1 on both the country and pop charts.

3 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #367: “THANK GOD I’M A COUNTRY BOY”- JOHN DENVER – JUNE 7, 1975

    • I think I told the John Denver story- a buddy of mine worked security out at the local outdoor shed- denver was there for a concert. he went out for a run when he came back there was a fella at the gate who wouldnt let him in without ID–and he didn’t know what John Denver looked like. My buddy came over to Denver’s rescue. Denver got a kick out of the guy not knowing who he was.

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