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  • Songwriter John D. Loudermilk Dead at 82

    09/23/2016 2:20:40 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 12 replies
    CMT ^ | 9-22-16 | EdwardMorris
    http://www.cmt.com/news/1771190/songwriter-john-d-loudermilk-dead-at-82/
  • Glenn Yarbrough Dies

    08/12/2016 5:29:10 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 29 replies
    Glenn's daughter ^ | 8-12-16 | Holly Yarbrough
    Friends - I wanted to let you know that Dad died very peacefully last night about 9:30. He was here at home surrounded by people who love him. My dear friend Julie Adams and I were flanking him in bed, my husband Robert was nearby and Gertie was curled up next to the bed. Dad was listening to Baby the Rain Must Fall when his breaths spaced out and he drifted up and out during the last chorus - catching a ride on the Perseids to his next Great Adventure. It was a very good death. More stories to tell...
  • Question

    04/22/2016 10:40:39 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 04-23-16 | Vanity
    Not sure how this will turn out. This was something I saw earlier today that I thought was important. When I went back through threads, I couldn't find it. When I searched online and found this image, it said Free Republic had removed it. What I need to know is - was it removed because it was proven false, or because it was a Getty image or some other copyright issue? Very important to know. Thank you.
  • Lonnie Mack, July 18, 1941 - April 21, 2016

    04/21/2016 11:41:18 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 10 replies
    Alligator Records ^ | 4-21-16 | Alligator Records
    Groundbreaking guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes, died on April 21, 2016 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee. His early instrumental recordings – among them Wham! and Memphis -- influenced many of rock's greatest players, including Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was 74. Rolling Stone called him “a pioneer in rock guitar soloing.” Guitar World said, “Mack attacked the strings with fast, aggressive single-string phrasing and a seamless rhythm style that significantly raised the guitar virtuoso...
  • Ray Price Cancer Diagnosis Hasn't Slowed Legend Down

    11/06/2012 7:02:17 PM PST · by smalltownslick · 8 replies
    The Boot (and others) ^ | 11-06-12 | The Boot
    Ray Price has revealed he's battling pancreatic cancer, but the 86-year-old country legend refuses to let the disease stop him from entertaining his adoring fans. "The doctor said that every man will have cancer if he lives to be old enough," the singer tells the San Antonio Express-News. "I don't know why I got it -- I ain't old." This is Price's second cancer scare. In 2009, he underwent surgery to remove polyps from his colon. The music icon's latest diagnosis came after gallbladder surgery revealed a tumor. He endured six months of chemotherapy and is happy to report the...
  • Bobby Vee Announces He Has Alzheimer's

    04/30/2012 8:00:18 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 8 replies
    Bobby Vee website ^ | 04-30-2012 | Bobby Vee website
    OK - you want something to scare you to death, put things into perspective? BOBBY VEE? Everything about him SCREAMS teenager.
  • AFL-CIO guy on my porch

    07/01/2010 5:21:20 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 36 replies
    Vanity | 7/01/10 | smalltownslick
    I've never done a vanity before, and I looked at a bunch of threads hoping to avoid doing one. But nothing I found matched up with what I wnat to post about. About half an hour ago, someone came up on my porch to my front door. (I am now in VERY small town Ohio, and people don't just come walking up on your porch like that.) I went to the door to see who it was and what he wanted. He was wearing a red T-shirt and carrying a clipboard. He mentioned the name of an organization that went...
  • Is Texas Trying To Rewrite History?

    05/24/2010 6:36:25 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 18 replies · 670+ views
    How ridiculous is this? Trying to re-write history???? The only ones trying to re-write history are the ones opposing this.
  • Ray Stevens - We the People

    11/22/2009 5:15:28 PM PST · by smalltownslick · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    Ray Stevens Twitter Page ^ | 11/20/09 | Ray Stevens
    WOW! Just came across this on the Twitter page of Ron Smith from oldiesmusic.com. Ray is always interesting - most of the time funny, sometimes serious, always worth listening to. But I never knew him to get political like this, and what a joy that he is on our side! This will never get airplay, of course, but we need to spread it around as much as we can.
  • (Vanity) Anyone see Fred on Hannity and Colmes?

    06/19/2008 7:27:30 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 29 replies · 161+ views
    Did anyone see Fred on Hannity and Colmes tonight? He was eating Allen's lunch for sure. And when they went to commercial, he was LAUGHING!!!
  • Big Hugh Baby

    05/31/2008 7:59:45 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 2 replies · 59+ views
    A former Gainesville radio personality, Elvis Presley backup singer and emcee at Lanierland Music Park in Cumming has died. Hugh Jarrett was the bass singer for Elvis Presley’s back up quartet, the Jordanaires from 1954 to 1958. Hugh’s voice can be heard on over 50 of Elvis’ recordings including the $10 million seller Don’t Be Cruel. During part of his career, when rock 'n' roll was in its heyday, Jarrett was a radio disc jockey, known as "Big Hugh Baby." That was when he was heard virtually coast-to-coast on WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee, and when he worked for WPLO in...
  • Statement By the IBMA Board of Directors

    11/09/2006 2:45:54 PM PST · by smalltownslick · 14 replies · 474+ views
    Press Release to twangtownusa.com ^ | November 5, 2005 | IBMA Board of Directors
    STATEMENT BY THE IBMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS In recent weeks, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has been embroiled in a controversy concerning its annual Awards Show and the resignation of Board of Directors Chairperson/President David Crow after the US Navy's bluegrass band, Country Current, performed on the Show a medley of US military service branch anthems the group had previously agreed to omit at the request of the Board's Executive Committee. Following these events, the Committee conducted interviews with relevant parties in order to better understand how and why these events occurred, and to consider the issues raised by...