#6 Pop, #6 Ac, #39 Country
Before Kenny Rogers went solo in 1976 and earned massive crossover success in the world of music, he performed as a member of both “The New Christy Minstrels” and “The First Edition”.
It was while with “The First Edition” that Rogers sang lead on a cover version of “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town” — the hit Mel Tillis penned tune – originally performed by Country artist Johnny Darrell in 1967. Here is the original.
Life got in the way of me posting this last week, so this week not only will there be three posts instead of two — here is a bonus version of “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” sung by the composer: Enjoy Mr. Mel Tillis singing the song he wrote based on neighbors of his.
- Kenny Rogers performs with Phish at Bonnaroo…happy to sing for the 70,000 rock fans (nashvillegab.com)