Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson (1975)
For our LCM Classic this week we have one of our favourites from Willie Nelson which was first released in 1975. 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain' is taken from his excellent 'Red Headed Stranger' concept album. It is a song written by songwriter Fred Rose, originally performed by Roy Acuff, then Hank Williams and later recorded by Willie. Both the song and album would become iconic in country music history, and would jump start Willie's success as a singer and recording artist. In October 1975, the song became Willie's first No. 1 hit as a singer, and at year's end was the third-biggest song of 1975 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.