Every week day morning at 6:55 we bring you a look back at Country Music History with KLAW Classic. Every day we bring you our favorite number ones from that day in country music history. Here's are your look back at some of the other songs that hit the top of the country charts, this week in history:

  • Monday

    March 2nd

    After Tammy Wynnette's signature song, "Stand by Your Man", dominated the country charts in 1968, Wynette became known as  the "First Lady of Country Music", The song became one of the best-selling hits in the history of country music.

    Many of Wynette's hits dealt with classic themes of loneliness, divorce, and the difficulties of man-woman relationships. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Wynette charted 23 No. 1 songs.

    Along with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton., she is credited with having defined the role of women in country music during the 1970s.

    "Another Lonely Song" was co-written by Wynette and was her fourteenth number-one solo hit, residing at number one for a two weeks in 1974, spending a total of twelve weeks on the chart.

  • Tuesday

    March 3rd

    Starting on September 25, 1961, Leroy Van Dyke spend 19 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the country charts, with the final week being that of the week of March 3rd, 1962.

    Van Dyke's run was twice interupted. For the two weeks of October 2nd and 9th, George Jones returned to the top spot with "Tender Years". Jones had held the top spot with the song until VanDyke nocked him off the top of the charts on September 25th.

    The, after a second run of five weeks, Van Dyke was replaced at #1 by Jimmy Dean and "Big Bad John", on November 20th, remaining there for 2 weeks. Van Dyke would then retake the #1 position and remain there for 13 more weeks. The song spent 37 total weeks on the chart.

    "Walk on By" crossed over to the pop chart peaking at number five, and was named by Billboard magazine as the biggest country music record in history.

  • Wednesday

    March 4th

    "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" was the song that brought Merle Haggard country stardom. Although it sounds autobiographical (Haggard had done time at San Quentin), it was actually written by Liz Anderson and her husband Casey while driving cross country. The song was inspired by the popular television show The Fugitive.

    Haggard felt a connection to the song immediately and when it was released it became his first number one country hit. When Anderson played the song for Haggard, she was unaware about his prison stretch.

    The song spent one week at number one and fifteen weeks on the chart in 1967.

  • Thursday

    March 5th

    "I Just Wanted You to Know" was written by Tim Mensy and Gary Harrison, and was released in December 1993 as the third single from Mark Chesnutt's album, Almost Goodbye.

    The song spent 19 weeks on that chart, and reached Number One on the chart dated March 5, 1994. It remaining there for one week, becoming Chesnutt's fifth Number One single overall and  his third consecutive Number One single.

  • Friday

    March 6th

    Released in December 1964, "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" became one of Buck Owens' signature songs and showcases of the Bakersfield sound in the genre.

    In the liner notes to The Buck Owens Collection: 1959-1990, Owens recalled that he and songwriter Harlan Howard had gotten together to write songs, but things were going slowly. Then, Owens saw an Esso gas station sign with the company's slogan at the time, "Put a tiger in your tank" ... and got the idea for the tune.

    Released in December 1964 (just weeks after he had recorded it), "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" became Owens' and the Buckaroos sixth No. 1 hit on the country chart in February 1965. The song is Owens' and the Buckaroos biggest (and only) top-40 hit, where it peaking at No. 25. Its five weeks atop the chart made it far from Owens' biggest hit on the country charts; several of his other No. 1 songs spent anywhere from six to 16 weeks at No. 1.

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