Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Only One You" by T.G. Sheppard

Song#:  0891
Date:  01/30/1982
Debut: 96
Peak:  68
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Country

Pop Bits:  Sheppard's previous chart entry, "I Loved 'Em Every One," was his best effort at pop reaching #37. His next album, "Finally!" featured this first single that went on to become his ninth #1 country hit. It couldn't make much progress at pop staying in the bottom third of the chart for a couple months.

ReduxReview:  While not as interesting as "I Loved 'Em Every One," this is a good country song with some rock-leanings. This style of country was never a favorite, but I can appreciate a well-done tune and I think this is one.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Early on while trying to get his music career going, Sheppard also was a successful artist promoter at RCA Records. He developed a relationship with Elvis Presley who encouraged Sheppard to drop promotions and go out on the road. To help things along, Presley gave Sheppard a tour bus. It wasn't long before Sheppard's music career kicked in and he was able to ditch promotions for good.


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