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This week in country music-1981

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Let's travel back to the 1980's and check out the country music scene from this week in 1981.

These were the songs topping Billboard Magazine's country chart.  At number five was Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers with What Are We Doing Lonesome? 

At number four was Fourteen Carat Mind by Gene Watson. Despite a career which spanned from 1974 to recent years.  This was the only song Watson took to the top of the country charts.

Steve Wariner checked in at number three with All Roads Lead to You. It was Wariner's 3rd chart hit and his first number one.

The hottest band at the time was Alabama.  They were charting singles on both the country and the pop charts.  Among them was Love in the First Degree which was in the number two spot. It was the biggest crossover single and remains one of the group's most popular hits.

And in the top spot was country legend George Jones with Still Doin' Time. The song is considered an autobiography of sorts for Jones.  It's about a man who is a prisoner to alcohol.  During the late 1970's and early 80's, Jones would disappear for weeks and miss show dates due to alcohol and drug binges.  Those antics even led to his nickname "No Show" Jones.

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