Connie Smith rose to fame with this hit single, released in the late summer of 1964. The song details a woman who yearns for her lover "once a day / every day / all day long."
"Once a Day" rose to #1 on the country charts that fall, and turned Smith -- a then-unknown -- into one of country music's best loved female singers. This year, her searing alto has scheduled her for entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and if anyone is wondering why, they'd do well to take a listen:
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