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While it only reached #21 on the pop charts, this was #1 on the country singles charts. It was Nelson's first Country #1 as a performer. He had written "Hello Walls" for Faron Young, which hit #1 on the Country charts in 1961.
Fred Rose wrote this in 1945. He wrote a bunch of Country hits, many with the help of Roy Acuff, including "Crazy Heart," "Tennessee Waltz," "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Slow Poke."
Willie won a Grammy in 1975 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for this song. (thanks, Crystal - Springfield, MO)
This was the last song Elvis Presley played before he died. In the early morning of August 16, 1977, he played it on his piano in Graceland. Later that day, he died from an overdose of prescription drugs. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
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On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.