1974. The United States is still in a gas shortage which began in October of the previous year. President Nixon had to resign in disgrace in August. His successor, Gerald R. Ford gave him a full pardon the following month. Rubik's cube was the puzzle craze. Milk only cost $1.57 and to mail a letter would take a mere $0.08. On the radio, country was as strong as ever. Artists like Ronnie Milsap, T.G. Sheppard, Conway Twitty and Freddy Fender were on the charts and coming out of the speakers in cars, homes and in the transistor radio's on the go.

That is where we are today. Classic Country Saturday revisits the top songs of 1974.

  • 1. Ronnie Milsap - Legend In My Time

    Ultimate Ronnie Milsap
  • 2. Conway Twitty - Linda On My Mind

    Conway Twitty: The #1 Hits Collection
  • 3. Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Freddy Fender
  • 4. Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy

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  • 5. Tanya Tucker - Lizzie And The Rainman

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tanya Tucker