Tuesday, August 9, 2011
SWEET MUSIC MAN ~ KENNY ROGERS
"Sweet Music Man" is the title of a song written and recorded by American singer Kenny Rogers. It appears on his 1977 album Daytime Friends, from which it was released as the final single. In 1977, the song reached number 9 on the country music charts published by Billboard, and number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a number one hit on the Canadian country and adult contemporary charts published by RPM, reaching its peak on both charts for the week of December 31, 1977. Rogers used the song as a b-side to two of his later singles: "Lady" in 1980 and "You Were a Good Friend" in 1983. Reba McEntire covered the song in 2002 on her album Greatest Hits Volume III: I'm a Survivor. Her version was also released as a single, reaching number 36 on the country music charts. At the time, it was her lowest-peaking single since "(I Still Long to Hold You) Now and Then" in 1980.