Connie Smith recorded her classic hit "Once a Day" on July 16th, As unfolded for the young wife and mother, she garnered yet another invitation — this time a spot on the popular Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, which followed the Grand Ole Opry on WSM radio. That was in March. On July 16th, , 54 years ago today, Smith recorded one of the songs Anderson had written for her. It would become a record-setting single, until two future country singers would shatter those records decades later.
Her vocal style has been described by music writers as significant and influential to the women of country music. Other performers have cited Smith as influence on their own singing styles, which has been reflected in quotes and interviews over the years. Her debut single " Once a Day " reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in November and remained at the top position for eight weeks. In the early s, Smith began recording Gospel music more frequently as she became more serious in her Christianity. As she focused more heavily on religion, Smith became known for her outspoken religious demeanor at concerts and music venues. At the same time, Smith spent more time raising her five children than focusing on music. She eventually went into semi-retirement in Smith would return to recording briefly in the mid s with Epic Records. However, it was not until her collaboration with Marty Stuart in the s that she returned permanently.
Once a day once a day A-all day long all day long And o-once a night once a night From dusk till dawn dusk till dawn The only time I wish you weren't go-one Is once a day Everyday All day long. I'm so glad that I'm not like A girl I knew one time She lost the one she loved Then slowly lost her mind She sat around and cried her life away-ay Lucky me I'm only cryin' once a day. Once a day once a day A-all day long all day long And o-once a night once a night From dusk till dawn dusk till dawn The only time I wish you weren't go-one Is once a day Everyday All day long Once a day Everyday All day lo-ong. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds.
It was produced by Bob Ferguson for her self-titled debut album. The song was released in August , topping the Billboard country music chart for eight weeks between late and early This song peaked at number one for the week of November 28, , and it stayed at number one for eight consecutive weeks, a record for a female solo artist for nearly 50 years, until it was surpassed by Taylor Swift 's " We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together " in December Although the woman explains that she has limited her grieving to "once a day," it is later found out that she is grieving, "once a day, every day, all day long. While also singing lead vocals on "Once a Day," Smith was also featured playing the song's guitar accompaniment.