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Forty Three Years Ago: Charlie Rich’s ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Album Hits #1

Forty Three Years Ago: Charlie Rich’s ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Album Hits #1

On this date, December 21st, in 1973, Charlie Rich hit #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song written by Kenny O’Dell. The album also went gold. Rich won the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, and he took home four Academy of Country Music awards.

Rita Ballou

December 21st, 2016

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