Country music saw numerous great artists come through in the 1970's. John Denver and Charlie Rich were dominant in the early 70's with songs including "The Most Beautiful Girl" and "Annie's Song." Glen Campbell was a household name to fans with hits like "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights." Ray Stevens was tickling everyone's funny bone with "The Streak" and being serious with the hit "Everything is Beautiful."
The mid- to late 70's were conquered by Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Crystal Gayle, and the Bellamy Brothers. Some of the biggest songs of the era included " Coward of the County" and "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers. John Denver continued to crank out popular tunes with "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads." Dolly Parton was no stranger to the charts and released "Here You Come Again," "Sweet Summer Love" and the smash hit "I Will Always Love You," later made even more famous by Whitney Houston. Ricky Nelson offered take us all to a "Garden Party" while Crystal Gayle accused you of "Talking In Your Sleep." Want to know more? Go ahead: REVIEW: Kenny Rogers at State Theatre not what he was, but still Kenny Rogers, still good