The ballad continued Rogers' chart-topping country form and went on to win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
On Friday The 13th, uDiscover presents a playlist of the 13 unluckiest singles of all time in UK chart history, whose chart supremacy was thwarted.
The vastly experienced guitarist, who played on classic country hits such as 'Stand By Your Man' and 'The Gambler,' tells his own story.
The 20-track retrospective honours a figurehead of country and pop.
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.
Loretta Lynn made a surprise appearance in Nashville, inducting Alan Jackson into the Country Music Hall Of Fame despite her recent stroke
Three landmark albums in the early solo career of one of R&B-pop crossover superstar Lionel Richie will be released on vinyl on 8 December 2017.
Kenny Rogers has announced a star-studded final Nashville concert, at the Bridgestone Arena, as part of his farewell tour of 2017
This week in 1987, 'Rock & Roll Rebels' placed Steppenwolf on the Billboard 200 chart for the final time.
Van Morrison has confirmed the late September release of Keeps Me Singing, his first album of new material since Born To Sing: No Plan B in 2012.
uDiscover celebrates a enduring ballad that connects Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Rick Nelson, Norah Jones and the Rolling Stones, 'The Nearness Of You,'
The death has been announced of one of the greatest producers in recording history, Sir George Martin, at the age of 90.
On 12 November 1983, one of the many hits from the mega-platinum 'Can't Slow Down' album completed its climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.