Rod Hart

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Rod Hart
Origin Beulah, Michigan[1]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar/Vocal
Years active 1976–77
Labels Plantation

Rod Hart was a one-hit wonder who scored a minor hit single in 1977, "C.B. Savage", which charted on both the Billboard magazine pop and country charts. The song was a gay-themed takeoff on the citizens band radio fad[1][2] and featured a "smokey" (highway patrolman) pretending to be a gay truck driver over the CB radio; the patrolman's masquerade distracts the lead trucker in a convoy who is listening to him, allowing the highway patrol to bust the 5-truck convoy for speeding. Allmusic called it "one of the most bizarre country novelty hits of all time."[3] It appeared on his album Breakeroo!

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1977 Breakeroo! 31 Plantation

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US CAN Country CAN
1976 "C.B. Savage" 23 67 10 87 Breakeroo!

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 183. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Gay ballad is joined by 'savage'". Billboard 88 (46): 54. November 13, 1976. 
  3. ^ Adams, Greg. Allmusic review of Hart's album Breakeroo!