After a decade of hard work, the Los Angeles native was on her way, as the 'Mistaken Identity' album followed 'Bette Davis Eyes' to the US chart summit.
The links between the American band and the British guitar hero go deeper than you might think.
'The Gambler' single and album found the entertainer in the hottest form of his life.
'Coward Of The County' became a rare UK country No. 1 on 16 February 1980.
With the right song, at the right moment, great film soundtracks can sear a cinematic moment into your mind forever. Here are just a few of our favourites.
On both of Billboard’s main surveys for 27 December 1980, John climbed to No. 1.
The vastly experienced guitarist, who played on classic country hits such as 'Stand By Your Man' and 'The Gambler,' tells his own story.
This Christmas’ best country music gifts include never-before-heard songs by the Rhinestone Cowboy, and some new upstarts showing us how it’s done.
The 20-track retrospective honours a figurehead of country and pop.
The rock favourites hit the UK top ten with their version of the Russ Ballard song.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
Kenny's UK No. 1 arrived as he was in the early stages of redirecting his career into the country arena.
The star said there is "no question" he would have loved to have shared this special day with his brothers.
The immortal soul landmark 'My Girl' by the Temptations, written by Smokey Robinson, is among 2018's new additions to the National Recording Registry.
Mel Tillis, who rode the country charts for more than 30 years with such No. 1s 'I Ain't Never' and 'Good Woman Blues,' died 19 November 2017 at 85.