Tag: Max Country Saturday

Monday 2/21/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Mary Chapin Carpenter Top 30 Hits

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American rock, folk, and country music singer-songwriter.[1][2] Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter’s first album, 1987’s Hometown Girl, did not produce any charting singles, although 1989’s State of the Heart and 1990’s Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts.

Carpenter entered the 2000s with her seventh studio album Time* Sex* Love* (2001), debuting at number six on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The release was nominated by the Grammy Awards in 2002 for Best-Engineered Album. Three years later, Between Here and Gone (2004) was issued. The record was co-produced by Carpenter and pianist Matt Rollings. She returned in 2007 with her 10th studio album The Calling on Zoë Records. The project debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and sold 100,000 copies within its first few weeks. After recording a holiday album, Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas in 2008, Carpenter entered the next decade with The Age of Miracles in April 2010. Among other entries, The Age or Miracles debuted within the top 10 of the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. She followed with her 13th studio album Ashes and Roses (2012). Carpenter then collaborated with arranger Vince Mendoza to issue Songs from the Movie (2014), an album of orchestral music. In May 2016, The Things That We Are Made Of marked a return to traditional roots music and debuted a number eight on the Top Country Albums chart. Carpenter’s fifteenth studio album Sometimes Just the Sky (2018) contained new versions of previously-recorded material and debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard folk albums chart.

1Passionate Kisses
2I Feel Lucky
3Shut Up and Kiss Me
4He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
5I Take My Chances
6Tender When I Want to Be
7Down at the Twist and Shout
8Romeo (Dolly Parton & Friends)
9Never Had It So Good
10Quittin’ Time
11Let Me into Your Heart
12Something of a Dreamer
13You Win Again
14The Hard Way
15Going Out Tonight
16Not Too Much to Ask (with Joe Diffie)
17Right Now
18The Bug
19House of Cards
20Almost Home
21How Do
22I Want to Be Your Girlfriend
23Why Walk When You Can Fly
24The Way I Feel
25Wherever You Are
26Better to Dream of You
27Simple Life
28Keeping the Faith
29I Put My Ring Back On
30Soul Companion (with James Taylor)

Saturday 6/12/21 12pm ET: Country Artist Countdown: Waylon Jennings Top 30 Hits

Waylon Arnold Jennings (born Wayland Arnold Jennings; June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as one of the founding pioneers of the Outlaw Movement in country music. A total of sixteen Jennings’ singles have reached number one on music charts.

1Good Hearted Woman (with Willie Nelson)1976
2Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)1977
4Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (with Willie Nelson)1978
5Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)1980
6Take It to the Limit (with Willie Nelson)1983
7Just to Satisfy You (with Willie Nelson)1982
8Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way1975
9This Time1974
10Can’t You See1976
11I Ain’t Living Long Like This1979
12Rose in Paradise1987
13Brown Eyed Handsome Man1969
14Suspicious Minds (with Jessi Colter)1976
15Lucille (You Won’t Do Your Daddy’s Will)1983
16Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand1978
18The Taker1970
19There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang (Johnny Cash with Waylon Jennings)1978
20Pretend I Never Happened1972
22I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain’t Used Up)1984
23Never Could Toe the Mark1984
24You Can Have Her1973
25Sweet Dream Woman1972
26Are You Ready for the Country1977
27Women Do Know How to Carry On1982
28Will the Wolf Survive1986
29Working Without a Net1986
30Breakin’ Down1983

Saturday 6/5/21 12pm ET: Mac Country Saturday: Country Artist Countdown: Brooks & Dunn Top 30 Hits (Twitter: @BrooksAndDunn)

Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo composed of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. Signed to Arista Nashville, Brooks & Dunn has released twelve studio albums and seven compilation albums for the label. The duo has also charted 55 singles on the Billboard country charts, including twenty Number One hits. Two of their Number Ones have been declared by Billboard as the country single of the year: a cover of B.W. Stevenson’s “My Maria” in 1996.

We have tried to rank the Top 30 and it was one of the more difficult to do.

1Cowgirls Don’t Cry (with Reba McEntire)2008
2Put a Girl in It2008
3Proud of the House We Built2007
4Husbands and Wives1998
5Play Something Country2005
6That’s What It’s All About2004
7Boot Scootin’ Boogie1992
8I Can’t Get Over You1999
9It’s Getting Better All the Time2004
10That’s What She Gets for Loving Me2004
11You’ll Always Be Loved by Me2000
12Building Bridges (with Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill)2006
13My Maria1996
15God Must Be Busy2007
16Missing You1999
17Rock My World (Little Country Girl)1993
18Brand New Man1991
19Neon Moon1992
20She Used to Be Mine1993
21She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind1994
22Little Miss Honky Tonk1995
23You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone1995
24If You See Him/If You See Her (with Reba McEntire)1998
25How Long Gone1998
26We’ll Burn That Bridge1993
27Indian Summer2009
28My Next Broken Heart1991
29That Ain’t No Way to Go1994
30Hard Workin’ Man1993

Saturday 5/29/21 12pm ET: MaxCountry Saturday: Artist Countdown: Wynonna Judd – Top 30 Hits

Wynonna Judd has released nine studio albums, four compilation albums, two video albums, one live album, 43 singles, 11 music videos and one other-charting song. She achieved success as one half of the mother-daughter duo, The Judds. In 1991, the duo split and Wynonna signed a solo recording contract with MCA Records that year. In March 1992, her debut studio album entitled Wynonna reached number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number four on the Billboard 200. The album spawned three number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart: “She Is His Only Need,” “I Saw the Light” and “No One Else on Earth.” The album also sold over five million copies. In 1993, it was followed by Tell Me Why, which certified platinum in the United States. It also topped the country albums chart and reached number five on the Billboard 200 It spawned five more top ten country hits, including the title track and “Rock Bottom.”

In 1996, her third studio album Revelations was issued. It produced the number one hit “To Be Loved by You” and reached number two on the Billboard country albums chart. It was followed by 1997’s The Other Side, which debuted in the Billboard country top five. It spawned two top 20 hits, including “When Love Starts Talkin’.” In 2000, Judd released her fifth studio album, New Day Dawning, which produced no major hit singles. In 2003, Judd returned with her sixth studio effort, What the World Needs Now Is Love. It reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number eight on the Billboard 200. It produced Judd’s final top 20 country hit: “What the World Needs.” In 2005, she released her first live effort entitled Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime. Its only single, “Attitude,” is her final country top 40 hit to date. In 2006, her first holiday album reached number ten on the country albums chart. In 2009, she issued an album of cover songs entitled Sing: Chapter 1. The title track reached number four on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. In 2016, Judd released her eighth studio offering called Wynonna & the Big Noise on Curb Records.

1Tell Me Why1993
2No One Else on Earth1992
3She Is His Only Need1992
4To Be Loved by You1996
5A Bad Goodbye (Clint Black with Wynonna Judd)1993
6I Saw the Light1992
7Only Love1993
8Rock Bottom1994
9My Strongest Weakness1992
10Is It Over Yet1993
11When Love Starts Talkin’1997
12Girls with Guitars1994
13Heaven Help My Heart1996
14Come Some Rainy Day1997
15I Want to Know What Love Is2004
16My Angel Is Here1996
17Can’t Nobody Love You (Like I Do)1999
18What the World Needs2003
19Always Will1998
20Going Nowhere2000
22Somebody to Love You1996
23Flies on the Butter (You Can’t Go Home Again) with Naomi Judd2004
24Woman to Woman1998
25Heaven Help Me2003
28Let’s Make a Baby King1993
29Father Sun1993
30Cool Ya!2016

Saturday 4/24/21 1pm ET: Max Country Feature Artist – Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Lee Lawrence (born January 27, 1968) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Atlanta, Texas and raised in Foreman, Arkansas, Lawrence began performing at age 15 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1990 to begin his country music career. He signed to Atlantic Records Nashville in 1991 and made his debut late that year with the album Sticks and Stones. Five more studio albums, as well as a live album and a compilation album, followed throughout the 1990s and into 2000 on Atlantic before the label’s country division was closed in 2001. Afterward, he recorded for Warner Bros. Records, DreamWorks Records, Mercury Records Nashville, and his own labels, Rocky Comfort Records and Lawrence Music Group.

Lawrence has released a total of 14 studio albums. His most commercially successful albums are Alibis (1993) and Time Marches On (1996), both certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He has charted more than forty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including eight songs that reached the number one position: “Sticks and Stones”, “Alibis”, “Can’t Break It to My Heart”, “My Second Home”, “If the Good Die Young”, “Texas Tornado”, “Time Marches On”, and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”. Of these, “Time Marches On” is his longest-lasting at three weeks, while “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” set a record at the time for the slowest ascent to the top of that chart. His musical style is defined mainly by neotraditional country and honky-tonk influences, although he has also recorded country pop, Christmas music, and Christian country music. He has won Top New Male Vocalist from Billboard in 1992 and from Academy of Country Music in 1993, and Vocal Event of the Year from the Country Music Association in 2007.