|Tags:||country louisiana hayride under 2000 listeners|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
Nathan Wright Stuckey II, 17 December 1933, Cass County, Texas, USA (his date of birth has been variously given as 1933, 1934, 1937 or 1938), d. 24 August 1988. After studying for and obtaining a degree in radio and television, he worked as a disc jockey, first on KALT Atlanta, Texas, and then moving to KWKH Shreveport, Louisiana. He began to entertain and between 1958 and 1959, fronting his own band the Cornhuskers, he played the local clubs until his performances won him a spot on KWKHs The Louisiana Hayride, which he played from 1962-66. After first recording for Sim, he joined the Paula label and in 1966, Sweet Thang, which reached number 4, gave him his first US country chart entry. He named his band after the song and during the late 60s, he registered further hits on Paula before moving in 1968 to RCA Records, when he also relocated to Nashville. His Top 20 hits included Oh Woman, My Can Do Cant Keep Up With My Want...