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|Birth name||Nathan Stuckey|
|Born||December 17, 1933|
Cass County, Texas
|Died||August 24, 1988(aged 54)|
|Labels||Paula, RCA, MCA|
Nathan Wright Stuckey (December 17, 1933 – August 24, 1988) was an American country singer. He recorded for various labels between 1966 and 1978, charting in the top 10 of Hot Country Songs with "Sweet Thang", "Plastic Saddle", "Sweet Thang and Cisco" and "Take Time to Love Her"
Reared in Atlanta in Cass County, Texas, Stuckey attended Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington, from which he earned a radio and television degree. Nat established himself as a radio announcer, first at KALT in Atlanta, Texas, and then at KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he worked alongside legendary announcer Frank Page and Louise Alley, a pioneer woman broadcaster and owner of an advertising agency. Along with Jim Reeves, Stuckey became a member of the former KWKH Country music show known as the Louisiana Hayride.
Another of Stuckey's compositions, "Pop a Top", was recorded by Jim Ed Brown on RCA Records in 1967. A year later, Stuckey signed with RCA himself. Among his hits for RCA were "Plastic Saddle" and "Sweet Thing and Cisco".
Stuckey teamed with Connie Smith on the duet of "Young Love", followed by another single and two albums. The duo was in the final nominations for a Grammy for their version of "Whispering Hope".
After seven years with RCA, Stuckey signed with MCA Records. With Conway Twitty and David Barnes producing, his single "Sun Comin' Up" made the top 20, but none of his other MCA releases did. He last charted in 1978 with the number 26 single "The Days of Sand and Shovels".
Stuckey also went on to direct in producing sessions, along with announcing and singing jingles on hundreds of regional and national commercials. He wrote two jingles for Coca-Cola in the 1970s, recorded twenty-two spots of McDonald's, and was the singing voice on the last Spuds MacKenzie commercial for Budweiser. He continued recording jingles into the 1980s.
Another project was the ownership of Music Row Talent, Inc., a booking agency in Nashville, Tennessee, which was in business for twelve years. Through his Texas Promise Land Development Company, Nat began acquiring land in both Tennessee and Texas.
On August 24, 1988, Stuckey died of lung cancer in a Nashville, Tennessee hospital.
|1966||Nat Stuckey Really Sings||6||Paula|
|1967||All My Tomorrows||28|
|Nat Stuckey Sings||37||RCA Victor|
|1969||Keep 'Em Country||27|
|Young Love (w/ Connie Smith)||29|
|New Country Roads||27|
|1970||Sunday Morning with Nat Stuckey & Connie Smith (w/ Connie Smith)||—|
|Old Man Willis||—|
|1971||She Wakes Me with a Kiss Every Morning||20|
|Only a Woman Like You||—|
|1972||Forgive Me for Calling You Darling||37|
|Is It Any Wonder That I Love You||40|
|1973||Take Time to Love Her / I Used It All On You||37|
|1974||The Best of Nat Stuckey||33|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1965||"Hurting Again"||—||—||single only|
|1966||"Don't You Believe Her"||—||—||Nat Stuckey Really Sings|
|"All My Tomorrows"||27||—||All My Tomorrows|
|"You're Puttin' Me On"||67||—|
|1968||"My Can Do Can't Keep Up with My Want To"||17||—||Stuckey Style|
|"Leave This One Alone"||63||—||single only|
|"Plastic Saddle"||9||8||Nat Stuckey Sings|
|1969||"Joe and Mabel's 12th Street Bar and Grill"||13||—|
|"Cut Across Shorty"||15||—||New Country Roads|
|"Young Love" (w/ Connie Smith)||20||—||Young Love|
|"Sweet Thang and Cisco"||8||4||Country Fever|
|1970||"Sittin' in Atlanta Station"||33||16||single only|
|"If God Is Dead (Who's That Living in My Soul)" (w/ Connie Smith)||59||—||Sunday Morning|
|"Old Man Willis"||31||31||Old Man Willis|
|"Whiskey, Whiskey"||31||—||Country Fever|
|1971||"She Wakes Me with a Kiss Every Morning
(And She Loves Me to Sleep Every Night)"
|11||5||She Wakes Me with a Kiss Every Morning|
|"Only a Woman Like You"||24||—||Only a Woman Like You|
|"I'm Gonna Act Right"||17||34||Forgive Me for Calling You Darling|
|1972||"Forgive Me for Calling You Darling"||16||6|
|"Is It Any Wonder That I Love You"||26||—||Is It Any Wonder That I Love You|
|"Don't Pay the Ransom"||18||28|
|1973||"Take Time to Love Her"||10||14||Take Time to Love Her / I Used It All On You|
|"I Used It All On You"||22||14|
|"Got Leaving On Her Mind"||14||36||singles only|
|1974||"You Never Say You Love Me Anymore"||31||95|
|"It Hurts to Know the Feeling's Gone"||42||—|
|"You Don't Have to Go Home"||36||—|
|1975||"Boom Boom Barroom Man"||85||—|
|1976||"Sun Comin' Up"||13||33||Independence|
|"The Way He's Treated You"||46||—|
|"That's All She Ever Said Except Goodbye"||42||—|
|1977||"The Shady Side of Charlotte"||48||—||singles only|
|"Buddy, I Lied"||63||—|
|"I'm Coming Home to Face the Music"||62||—|
|1978||"That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)"||66||—|
|"The Days of Sand and Shovels"||26||29|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 410. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Nat Stuckey at Find-A-Grave
- "Frank Page Obituary". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
- "Louise Frances Koury Alley". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- "Nathan Wright "Nat" Stuckey, II". Find A Grave. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
- Nat Stuckey at Allmusic.com