Today in Music History - January 18, 1947, “Rainbow at Midnight” by Ernest Tubb tops the Billboard Country chart
(Technically, it was the “Billboard Most Played Juke Box Folk Records” chart, which is a bit much this morning.)
I have always felt I’m not paying enough attention to country music - aside from the obvious things - when I make these blog posts. This year I hope to remedy that, because frankly (after listening to this song) I’ve been missing out on some greatness. I mean, this one song here sums up the post-WW2 feeling in the US like nothing I’ve ever heard…. And I think Randy Travis was listening to Ernest Tubbs at some point in his formative years.