Faron Young - Occasional Wife
In this episode, we're featuring a 1970 album from one of country music's smoothest honky tonk voices , Faron Young: "Occasional Wife". While still influenced by the 60s sounds in country music, this is a hard country album as you'd expect from The Singing Sheriff, with plenty of uptempo numbers to make listening a breeze. "Occasional Wife" was a precursor to Faron's peak in popularity (the following year "It's Four In The Morning" was his last number one), so he's in fine form vocally. Highlights include the title track, "If I Ever Fall In Love With A Honky Tonk Girl" and the Robbins-esque western story song in "The Guns Of Johnny Rondo".