Country Star Charlie Rich Takes Us Back With Country Hit 'The Most Beautiful Girl'

This song was originally released by Rich in 1973. The classic rocketed all the way to the top of three separate Billboard charts, reaching number one on the country chart, the pop chart, and the adult contemporary chart.

This amazing accomplishment was the perfect testament to the song's wide appeal.

Here is your opportunity to either hark back or be introduced to this memorable tune. 

The song was written by Rory Bourke, Norro Wilson, and Billy Sherrill. What many people do not know is that the song was a beautiful merge of two different songs written by Wilson. The two original songs that inspired 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' were 'Hey Mister' and 'Mama McCluski.' The song has been covered by various artists, including Andy Williams, Slim Whitman, and many more.

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Rich passed way in 1995 after suffering from a sudden pulmonary embolism. The world will remember Rich for both 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' and 'Behind Closed Doors.' The legendary singer was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2015, as detailed here on his website Charlierich.com.

To his family, Rich will be remembered for his successful 43-year marriage and for being the doting father of two sons and two daughters. To his fans across the world he will forever be one of country music's greatest stars.

You can watch this classic performance now. Do you have fond memories associated with this song? After you have enjoyed Rich perform his magic on stage, be sure to experience the nostalgia to everyone else in your social network.