This week in country music: 1985 The Judds - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

This week in country music: 1985 The Judds

(KFVS) -

Let's take you back in time and check out the country music scene from  31 years ago.

In 1985, the New York Times published a story declaring country music "dead".  But newcomers Randy Travis and Dwight Yoakam are credited with bringing it back from the grave.

Bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

At the CMA's Ricky Skaggs was named Entertainer of the Year.  A new award was also handed out. The first Video of the Year trophy went to Hank Williams Jr. for All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.

And these were the songs being played on the radio this week in '85. Billboard Magazine's Hot Country Hits had Sawyer Brown at number five with Used to Blue.

In the number four spot was The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Modern Day Romance.

Rosanne Cash was holding down the number three position with I Don t Know Why You Don t Want Me. Cash wrote the song with her husband at the time, Rodney Crowell.

At number two was Janie Frickie with She's Single Again. 

And in the top spot was Love is Alive by The Judds.  It was the mother-daughter duo's fourth of their 14 number one singles.

And that's the country music roundup from the final week of August, 1985.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly