Country Crossovers are in the spotlight this week on Rock and Roll 101 at SKY 7

From the mid-1950s through the early 1980s, many C&W hits became across-the-board hits.
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - March 17, 2021 - PRLog -- This Sunday night on SKY 7, Rock and Roll 101 - hosted by Daniel the Musicologist - features country crossovers – songs that were hits on both the rock and country charts.

Many stations had what was called block programming in the early days of the rock era, often splitting their broadcast day between country-western, easy listening, and rock and roll. As a result, many recordings landed on playlists for each format.

The lineup in the first hour includes Johnny Horton, Jimmy Dean, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and more, leading off with the Ol' Pea Picker himself!

In the second hour, "Games People Play" is the Cover of the Week, and there's a three-song salute to Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas.

The Vintage Tunedex spotlights the Tiger Tally - Official No. 1 Survey from WMAK 1300 AM, Nashville, Tenn., for the week of March 7, 1966. In the 1960s and 1970s, WMAK was a popular Top 40 station in Music City.

Rock and Roll 101 is heard every Sunday on SKY 7 at 6 p.m. (reboot at 8 p.m.) Arizona/Pacific Time. To listen, log on to, then click on Classic Hits and Awesome Variety. Or, download the SKY 7 app.

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