BOBBY BRADDOCK DEMOS and WORK TAPES 1966-2015 UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, POSTION IS FOR U.S COUNTRY CHARTS. AT LEFT IS YEAR DEMOED. IF SONG IS IN THE BOOK, PAGE NUMBER OF FIRST MENTION IS IN PARENTHESES. The very early demos were terrible.  My singing got better as did my arrangements, especially when I stopped playing the awful Moog bass and started hiring a real bass player.  By the late 1980s I had quit singing most of my demos, and was using some of Nashville's best singers for the vocals.
1966 BEFORE THE BIRD FLIES Full demo, me vocal, first Tree demo session.
Recorded by Jack Scott.(p.36)

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1967 D-I-V-O-R-C-E (co-writer Curly Putman) Full demo, me vocal.
Original version before Curly Putman came on board and made the melody sadder and better. #1 by Tammy Wynette in 1968. Billy Connolly parody verson #1 in UK 1975. Nominated CMA Song of the Year. (p.49)

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1970 DID YOU EVER Full demo, vocals by me & Arlene Hardin.
#15 by Charlie Louvin & Melba Montgomery, 1971. #2 in UK by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood in 1971. (p.74)

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1972 NOTHING EVER HURT ME (HALF AS BAD AS LOSING YOU) Me piano/vocal.
#7 by George Jones in 1973. (p.94)

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1973 (WE'RE NOT) THE JET SET Me electric piano/vocals.
#12 by George Jones and Tammy Wynette, 1974. Chevy commercial, made the Super Bowl. (p. 98)

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1974 WEST MEMPHIS SERENADE Me playing organ parts.
Recorded by Chet Atkins with me playing organ on session. (p.99)

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EVANGELINE Stacked demo, me vocals and all instruments except drums.

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YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO ROCK 'N' ROLL Me vocals/Wurlitzer electric piano.

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1975 TWIDDLE Me vocals/everything but drums.
Recorded on Mercury by me. (demo is better)

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THINKING OF A RENDEZVOUS (Co-writer Sonny Throckmorton).
Full demo, Sonny, vocal. #1 by Johnny Duncan in 1976. (p.125)

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1976 GOLDEN RING (Co-writer Rafe Van Hoy).
Rafe all vocals and guitars. #1 by George Jones and Tammy Wynette in 1976. (p.124)

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1977 I FEEL LIKE LOVING YOU AGAIN (Co-writer Sonny Throckmorton).
Full demo, Sonny vocal. #1 by T. G. Sheppard in 1981. (p.171)

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COME ON IN Full demo, me vocals and playing everything but drums.
I wrote this as a poem to Sparky and taped it to my door for her to read when she came back to me. #10 by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1978. (p.140)

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HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY (Co-writer Curly Putman).
Stacked demo, me singing and playing everything but drums. Original "first draft," before the recitation verse was written. #1 by George Jones in 1980. Won CMA Song of the Year two years in a row. (p.136)

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1978 WOMANHOOD Stacked demo, Sparky and me, duet, me playing everything but drums.
#3 by Tammy Wynette in 1978. "Good girl" struggles with losing virginity. (p.143)

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THEY CALL IT MAKING LOVE Full demo, Sparky and me duet, me playing piano
#6 by Tammy Wynette in 1979, me singing on her record. (p.157)

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1980 ATLANTIC (suite) Full demo, me vocals, keyboards.

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1981 A MARRIED MAN Full demo, Sparky vocals.
#74 by Judy Tayler, 1982. (p.176)

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I DON'T REMEMBER LOVING YOU (Co-writer Harlan Howard).
Full demo, me singing, playing piano. #4 by John Conlee in 1982. (p.185)

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WOULD YOU CATCH A FALLING STAR Full demo, me singing, playing piano.
#4 by John Anderson, 1982. (p.189)

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SO GLAD TO BE HERE Full demo, me vocal and piano.
Dennis W. Wilson's amazing background harmony.

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DEAD Full demo, me vocals, electric piano, and "string machine."
This is a song I wrote about my breakup with Sparky, who is singing harmony on it!!! One of my first sessions with guitar genius Brent Rowan, who I would use for the next thirty years, including the three albums and six hit singles I produced on Blake Shelton. (p.185)

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YOU WEREN'T LISTENING Full demo, Sparky vocals, me electric piano.
About our breakup from what I thought was Sparky's point of view. Sax solo Bluejay Patton. Intense pain disguised in rock 'n' roll fun. (p.185)

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1982 FAKING LOVE (Co-writer Matraca Berg).
Full demo, Matraca Berg vocals, me piano. Matraca was eighteen. #1 by TG Sheppard & Karen Brooks, 1983. (p.189)

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1983 UNWED FATHERS (Co-writer John Prine).
Full demo, vocals by Rachel Peer. #63 by Tammy Wynette in 1983, #56 by Gail Davies in 1985. Also recorded by Johnny Cash, John Prine. (p.198)

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ARTHUR AND ALICE Full demo, me vocal and piano.
Recorded by John Conlee, TG Sheppard. (p.201) When I asked guitarist Brent Rowan what it would sound like if The Police did a waltz, this is what he came up with.

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THE GREAT NASHVILLE RAILROAD DISASTER (Co-writer Rafe Van Hoy).
I was on RCA, so Rafe and I recorded this hoping it would be a master record. It's about America's worst train accident, and we interviewed three survivors and one witness of this 1918 tragedy, using their ancient voices on the recording. (p.204)

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1984 SLOW DANCING AS FAST AS WE CAN Full demo, me vocal, piano, and synthesizer strings. Harmonica by Mark Casstevens.

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COCAINE CRAZY COUNTRY BOY Full demo, me vocal and piano.

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1985 JUST FRIENDS ON FIRE Full demo, me vocal and piano, background harmonies Sue Powell and Dennis W. Wilson.
Song I wrote and sang to Wendy Parker (see p.210) to let her know how I felt about her.

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Co-writer Sue Powell)
Full demo, Sue Powell vocal.

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ANIMAL LOVER Full demo, me vocal. Sue Powell & Dennis W. Wilson, background harmonies.

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1986 I'D RATHER BE CRAZY Full demo, Dana McVicker vocal, me organ.
#64 by Dana McVicker in 1987. (p.216)

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1989 VALENTINE MAN Stacked home demo, me vocal and all instrumentation.

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EYES Full demo. Gerald Boyd vocal.
Recorded by Asleep at the Wheel. (p.228)

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1991 OLD FLAMES HAVE NEW NAMES (Co-writer Rafe Van Hoy).
Full demo, John Wesley Ryles, vocal. #1 by Mark Chesnutt, 1992. (p.232)

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1992 STRANGERS Full demo, Tami Jones vocal.
Recorded by Martina McBride. (p.247)

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1994 NASHVILLE TEARS Full demo, John Wesley Ryles vocal.
Recorded by John Anderson. (p.248)

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TEXAS TORNADO Full demo, John Wesley Ryles vocal.
#1 by Tracy Lawrence in 1995. (p.250)

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SMALL Y'ALL Full demo, John Wesley Ryles vocal.
Recorded by George Jones, Kenny Chesney. (p.337)

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1995 WE'RE ALL GOD'S CHILDREN Full demo, John Wesley Ryles, vocal.
Recorded by Alan Jackson. (p.262)

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TIME MARCHES ON Full demo, Ron Wallace vocal.
#1 by Tracy Lawrence in 1996. Nominated CMA Song of the Year twice (p.261)

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1996 THE NERVE Full demo, Ron Wallace vocal.
Recorded by George Strait. (p.259)

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2000 I WANNA TALK ABOUT ME Stacked home demo, me all vocals and instrumentation.
#1 by Toby Keith in 2001. Applebee's commercial. (p.277)

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2008 PEOPLE ARE CRAZY (Co-writer Troy Jones)
Full demo, Troy Jones vocal. #1 by Billy Currington, 2009. Nominated CMA Song of the Year (p.322)

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2012 BLACKABILLY (co-writer Alice Randall)
Full demo, Matt Dame vocal, me on harmonica. Song about Chuck Berry's country influences and Elvis's R&B influences. (p.300)

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2013 MY MAMA'S DECISION Stacked demo, Kaci Bolls vocals, me on keyboard patch. In the voice of an aborted fetus. (p. 331)

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2015 LIKE I USED TO Stacked demo, Matt Dame vocal.

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