Don’t call it a comeback, John Anderson has been here for years.
But in 1991, John was in a bit of a creative drought. It had been eight years since his last No. 1 song, “Black Sheep,” topped the charts in 1983.
All of that changed with the release of “Straight Tequila Night” in 1991, the second single from his Seminole Wind album. The tune, which was written by Debbie Hupp and Kent Robbins, topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in March 1992. John was back, baby!
Over the next couple of years, John had a string of Top 5 hits, including “When It Comes to You” (No. 3), “Seminole Wind” (No. 2), “Money in the Bank” (No. 1), “I’ve Got It Made” (No. 3), “I Wish I Could Have Been There” (No. 4) and “Bend It Until It Breaks” (No. 3).
In honor of John’s 62nd birthday today (Dec. 13), let’s throw it back to the tune that re-energized his career in 1991, “Straight Tequila Night.”
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