On this day in music history: December 15, 1973 - “The Most Beautiful Girl” by Charlie Rich hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, also topping the Country singles chart for 3 weeks on November 24, 1973, and the Adult Contemporary chart for 3 weeks on November 10, 1973. Written by Billy Sherrill, Norris Wilson and Rory Michael Bourke, the song is the biggest hit for the legendary country music performer nicknamed “The Silver Fox”. Having started his career out as a session musician at Sam Phillips’ legendary Sun Records in the late 50’s, Rich carves out a recording career for himself during the 60’s, recording singles for RCA and Smash Records. One of which, titled “Mohair Sam” is a sizable hit for him in 1965. In the late 60’s, Rich signs with Epic Records and is paired with producer Billy Sherrill (Tammy Wynette, George Jones). Together with fellow songwriter Norris “Norro” Wilson the trio pens what becomes Rich’s biggest hit and one of his signature songs. Entering the Hot 100 at #83 on September 29, 1973, it climbs to the top of the chart eleven weeks later. The success of “Girl” and his previous hit “Behind Closed Doors” wins Rich a number of honors including Male Vocalist Of The Year awards from both the Academy Of Country Music and the Country Music Association. “The Most Beautiful Girl” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
From their article about their Fall updates and stuff. I got really excited until I realized they probably count the pinto Arabians as a new breed :’’)) WAH but. Anyway. I’m so excited to see what breed they make/update next. Please. Please be Lusitanos. Please. PLEASE