Nobody in country music has topped the charts more than King George.
And on this date in 1982, he released what would become his very first #1 single, “Fool Hearted Memory,” from his second studio album, Strait from the Heart.
Of course, it was the very first of a whopping (and record-setting) 60 #1’s for the King, but “Fool Hearted Memory” was the tune that started that incredible 30-plus year one of chart-topping singles. It was written by Byron Hill and Blake Mevis.
The song also appeared on the soundtrack to the movie The Soldier (which he had a part in), and went on to win an ASCAP award as one of the most-played songs of 1982.
And how ’bout his performance live on Austin City Limits back in the day… heart melting: