Thursday, October 26, 2017
Along 66, September 2017: Charlie's Back
SEPTEMBER 10-- Charley Pride, 83, returns to Route 66 with a new song from his new album "Music in My heart." In it he does a cover of an obscure Merle Haggard song, "The Way It Was in '51.
He had a big hit with "Is Anybody Going to San Antone" in 1970 where he mentioned Route 66
He had 29 #1 country hits.
I've always been a big fan of Charlie Pride, but had never picked up to the mention of Route 66 on his song "Anybody Going to San Antone." After Liz and I got "hooked" on Route 66 in 2002, (thanks to running into Rich Henry, Tom Teague and Bill Shea on our first cruise on it), I really perked up when listening to the song and heard him "walkin' down Route 66.' Hey, that's our road in his song.!
"Here I am walkin' down Route 66, wish she hadn't done me this way." This was originally a Merle Haggard song and also has been recorded by the Texas Tornadoes who do it live on You Tube with Freddie Fender looking a lot like David Crosby.