About sixteen years ago, in 1996, a man from Humble, Texas named David Kersh released his debut album, entitled “Goodnight Sweetheart”. The album produced two Top 10 singles on the US Country Charts. One of these singles was the song “Another You”. It was the first of two hits that, in 1997, charted the highest in his career, at Number 3 (the second one would be “If I Never Stop Loving You”, which came from his sophomore album of the same name.)
“Another You” was written by an unknown songwriter at the time named Brad Paisley, who now is a worldwide known country megastar. He mentions this song in his book Diary of a Player, which was released last fall.
In 1999, Kersh was forced to put his singing career on hold, due to a strain on his vocal chords. In 2005, he announced he was walking away from the music business. explaining that his “heart is just not in the music business anymore”.
An actual video was never made for this particular single, but below is a “fan-made” video with the audio track. Take a listen and see if you agree that Paisley should definitely consider recording his own song. What do you think?
Our first “Flashback Friday” video is a 20-year-old cover hit performed by the one and only Reba McEntire. “Fancy” is a song written and originally performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969. McEntire recorded it in 1990 for her “Rumor Has It” album and it peeked at Number 8 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks. Gentry’s version peeked at Number 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts and Number 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks. An interesting fact for you: Reba had always wanted to record it since 1984, but producer Jimmy Bowen felt it was too closely associated to Gentry and was against the idea. When Reba switched producers to Tony Brown, she was able to record it for the 1990 album “Rumor Has It”.
Enjoy watching this classic video from one of country music’s classiest ladies! What videos would you like to see on “Flashback Friday”? Let us know!