The 101 number one song of the day was a landmark song in several ways and it hits very close to home.
It was the first number one song of the sixties, it also topped the country charts and became the first country song to win a Grammy. It was also the longest song – to date – to go to number one. It’s a song about a place – a place, according to the singer and songwriter where the west begins, a place he hadn’t visited but was always fascinated by. It’s a place not very far away and it was the number one song on January 14th 1960 for Marty Robbins (El Paso)