Reference to previous thread: Every Billboard #1 country hit of 1975 discussion thread. And still open: EVERY Billboard #1 country hit discussion thread 1944-1949. Now with that out of the way, we move on to the next sequential year in our look at the top country hits of the bicentennial year. Along with some of the hits on here or that "just missed," one record I remember hearing frequently on WHN 1050 in New York was Red Sovine's 1967 oldie "Phantom 309." Which didn't sound so out of place given much of what was being issued contemporaneously. But in this year, there were 37 country #1's - not as much as the 43 of the prior year, but still a sizeable lot, enough to warrant a singular thread for one year. As usual, I will emphasize strongly that this is a linear exercise in watching the process of a number one hit taking its turn and then making way for another. No jumpin' ahead now, ya hear? I take a little break to give one time to be acquainted to this here new thread - and also because C.W. McCall's "Convoy" which first hit the top in the last two weeks of the prior year had continued at the summit for the first four weeks of this. After a bit, I will come forth with the first new topper of the new year.