By this time the high school football field had given "Crash"
Craddock his unusual nick name; one that would stick on and off
the playing field for the rest of his life. Craddock got his first
recording contract with Colonial Records in Durham, NC shortly after
high school and he was on his way. It wasn't too long until
Craddock signed with Cartwheel Records and released the fateful
record, "Knock Three Times." That song was to become the
first of 9 number one singles for Craddock and literally paved the
way for his phenomenal worldwide success. Other number ones include
"Rub It In," "Ruby Baby," "Broken Down
In Tiny Pieces," "Easy As Pie," "Sweet Magnolia
Blossom," "Ain't Nothin' Shakin'," "Still Thinkin'
'Bout You" and "Dream Lover." Additionally,
there have been countless top ten charted singles.