Member Monday January 2017


Join us on our social media channels every Monday as we explore the life and careers of the members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. #MemberMonday


          


Johnny Bond scored a #2 hit at age 50 in 1965, with the comedic talking story of “Ten Little Bottles.” The hit spawned a series of drinking themed album from Bond with titles like Bottles Up, Ten Nights in A Barroom, Sick, Sober, and Sorry, and Drink Up and Go Home.

Johnny Bond had small parts in many movies, mostly westerns, in the 1940s and 50s. Here is his featured along with fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Tex Ritter.​

​Johnny Bond was a successful songwriter penning “Love Gone Cold,” “Your Old Love Letters,” “Tomorrow Never Comes,” “Those Gone and Left Me Blues,” “Cimarron,” and “I Wonder Where You Are Tonight.”

 

Johnny Bond was a regular on the Town Hall Party, Ranch Party, and Melody Rach TV shows. Here he is from Melody Ranch to sing “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter.”

 


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Today we are honoring #CMHOF member Charley Pride . At age sixteen, Pride left home to play professional baseball in the Negro American League. This early baseball card shows Charley as pitcher for the Memphis Red Socks. ​

Who has this album in their record collection? In the 1970s, Charley Pride was one of the top selling artists on RCA. ​

This 1971 issue of JET magazine shows a successful Charley Pride on the cover. That year he was named Entertainer of the Year by the CMA Country Music Association.​

 

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Charley Pride talks about some of his biggest hits.

 

Charley Pride sings “(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone ”


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Boudleaux and Felice Bryant made the January 1978 cover of Songwriter magazine boasting “200,000,000 Records Later.” ​

“Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream” are just a few of the hits the Everly Brothers scored with songs written by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant.​

​Boudleaux and Felice Bryant wrote early hits for Country Music Hall of Fame member Little Jimmy Dickens including “Country Boy” and “We Could.”

ROCKY TOP

Today we are celebrating Country Music Hall of Fame Members Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. They wrote a song that would become one of the state of Tennessee’s official state songs. “Rocky Top” was recorded first by the Osborne Brothers and released in 1967. The song has since become an anthem for the University of Tennessee.

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​“White Lightning” by George Jones, “Almost Persuaded” by David Houston, and “Behind Closed Doors” by Charlie Rich are just some of the hit records featuring the piano playing of this week's #MemberMonday spotlight subject......#CMHOF member Hargus “Pig” Robbins.

​Aside from playing on recordings for hundreds of artists, Hargus “Pig” Robbins released several albums as an artist.


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Hargus “Pig” Robbins was honored as part of our Nashville Cats series on May 19, 2007.

​Hargus “Pig” Robbins was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 22, 2012, along with Garth Brooks and Connie Smith.