Taking her cue from musician Charlie McCoy’s flawless harmonica intro, McBride graced the stage in a a deep purple gown as her angelic vocals pierced her audience. “I remember wearin’ straight leg Levis/ Flannel shirts even when they weren’t in style/ I remember singin’ with Roy Rogers/ at the movies when the West was really wild,” she passionately sang, painting a vivid picture of the genre’s humble beginnings.
A montage of photos and clips filled the screen behind McBride, showcasing old memories pertaining to the classic artists that both earned a reference in the tune and aided in the trailblazing of country music. An eager Mandrell was seen in the audience, her eyes glistening with pride as her song assisted in recognizing the greats, including herself.
The tune was released in 1981, featuring an epic guest appearance from country music royalty George Jones.
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