Willie Went to #1 with One of His Biggest Singles 35 Years Ago Today
Willie Nelson celebrated his 8th Number one song Thirty-five years ago today...May 8, 1982...
The song was “Always on My Mind” which was the title track of and debut single from Nelson’s 30th studio album.
Several other artist had success with that song as well...including Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, and even the Pet Shop Boys.
“Always on My Mind” stayed on top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart for two weeks, before Nelson’s duet with Waylon Jennings, “Just to Satisfy You,” bumped it out of the top spot instead. Pretty cool when you can replace your number one song with another of your songs!
The Always on My Mind album earned Willie 'Album of the Year' at both the ACM Awards and CMA Awards, and the song took home trophies for 'Single of the Year' as well. Nelson also won a Grammys for 'Best Country Vocal Performance, Male'.
What a great song, and Willie sings it so well! Check out the above video of Willie Nelson and 'Always on My Mind'.