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Gary W
11-12-2011, 04:05 PM
This singer/songwriter was born (in the 30s) in one of the four U.S. states that is a commonwealth. The state is not Virginia, Pennsylvania or Massachusetts.
He has written more than 10 #1 hit songs with more than 25 that went top 10.

The song I am looking for was written by him and has been covered by a lot of folks. That is the bare truth.
The song mentions a city in Shelby County.

I have said enough for now. If I write too much you might consider me a storyteller.
Who is the singer and what is the song title?
Nov-13: Hint - Get yourself to Shelby County.
Nov-13: Another hint - see what is underlined above. This is where Google can help you.
Nov-14: Another hint - the song title is not "How I Got To Shelby County".

reddevils
11-12-2011, 08:33 PM
Hi Gary, I'm not much good on quizzes but Bobby Bare was born in 1935 in Ohio.

Best regards reddevils

Gary W
11-12-2011, 08:45 PM
Hi reddevils, It is not Bobby Bare I am looking for but you are on the right track. Bobby Bare did a cover of the song. The singer I am looking for is the person who wrote the song.
The singer was not born in Ohio. In the USA, four states are known as Commonwealth states. I gave three (in my first post) where he wasn't born. Here is another hint. The state has a Derby.

sparky
11-12-2011, 08:54 PM
I am pretty sure the state is Kentucky

Gary W
11-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Sparky, Yes the singer was born in Kentucky. Now who is he and what is the song? Be sure to read what I put in for reddevils. There is a good clue there.

Gary W
11-14-2011, 12:05 PM
Check first post for hints.

woodman
11-14-2011, 12:38 PM
Gary,

Is it Tom T Hall's How I Got To Memphis?

Woodman

Gary W
11-14-2011, 12:47 PM
Woodman, Way to go! It is Tom T Hall - That's How I Got To Memphis.
It can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDHV4PUZvgY

I f you need the mp3, let me know.