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  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/14/2018 4:47:39 AM PST · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/14/2018 | myself
    Early in his career Eddy Arnold could swing. Here is his 1946 recording of Can't Win, Can't Place, Can't Show. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/13/2018 5:45:43 AM PST · by cowpoke · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/2018 | myself
    today we have Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers with Ridin' Old Paint and Leadin' Old Ball. The tune was recorded at their first recording session in San Antonio in 1934. THE WESTERNER Ranch Radio on Facebook
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/12/2018 4:18:27 AM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/12/2018 | myself
    For Swingin' Monday we have Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys - Ragtime Annie Lee. Recorded at RCA studio A in Chicago on Nov. 4, 1951. That's Redd Stewart on fiddle and vocals, Shorty Boyle on fiddle and Gene Engle on piano. The Westerner
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/11/2018 6:14:22 AM PST · by cowpoke · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/11/2018 | myself
    Our gospel tune today is Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There by Red Foley & His Log Cabin Boys. The tune was recorded in Nashville on December 24, 1947.
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/09/2018 4:37:27 AM PST · by cowpoke · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/9/18 | myself
    TGIFF! its Fiddle Friday and Billy Garland, the brother of legendary guitarist Hank Garland, has requested another Tommy Jackson tune where Garland is playing the mandolin. The tune is the 1957 recording Tomahawk, which Billy says was written by Jackson and Garland. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/07/2018 11:42:26 PM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 11/7/2018 | cowpoke
    Recorded in Hollywood on 6/6/1946 here is Spade Cooley & Tex Williams with You Better Do It Now.
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/07/2018 11:18:36 PM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/8/2018 | cowpoke
    Recorded in Hollywood on 6/6/1946 here is Spade Cooley & Tex Williams with You Better Do It Now. THE WESTERNER Ranch Radio on Facebook
  • Swamp Rock Icon Tony Joe White Dead at 75

    10/25/2018 5:19:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Oct, 25, 2018 | Stephen L. Betts
    Singer-songwriter Tony Joe White, a prolific tunesmith whose swamp-soaked 1968 pop hit “Polk Salad Annie,” reflected his Louisiana upbringing, died yesterday, Wednesday, October 24th, of natural causes at his home in Leipers Fork, Tennessee, just outside Nashville. He was 75. White, who had a Top Ten record with “Polk Salad Annie,” also saw it popularized by Elvis Presley. He was also perhaps best known as the writer of the deeply atmospheric and soulful “Rainy Night in Georgia,” a Number Four pop hit for Brook Benton in 1970 and covered by a number of other acts including Hank Williams Jr., B.J....
  • Ricky Skaggs to Be Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

    10/21/2018 6:22:44 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 47 replies ^ | 10/21/2018 | Olivia Rowe
    Congratulations to my first cousin, Ricky Skaggs who will be inducted into the Country Musc Hall of Fame this evening in Nashville, Tennessee. ... "I was totally shocked, and I burst into tears when I heard that I was gonna be the newest inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame," Skaggs said, according to his website. "When I came to Nashville in 1980, I came to play music and hopefully get a record deal. All of that happened, but I never dreamed that I'd ever be a member of this hallowed Hall. Why me, and why now was going...
  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • Taylor Swift Breaks Political Silence, Endorses TN Democrats

    10/07/2018 5:52:13 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 215 replies
    Variety ^ | 10-7-18 | Nyren
    Taylor Swift has broken her long-held public political silence in an Instagram post encouraging her followers to vote in the November midterm elections and slamming Republican Tennessee representative Marsha Blackburn. “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift began the post, which was accompanied by a moody, black-and-white photo of the superstar. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the...
  • Willie Nelson attacked by fans online over upcoming Beto O'Rourke rally appearance in Austin

    09/13/2018 10:31:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | 09/13/2018 | Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Some Willie Nelson fans are seeing red after learning the country musician will be headlining a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. Dozens of people weighed in on Willie's Facebook page Wednesday after he shared a story about the upcoming rally in Austin. While some people told Willie he needs to stay out of politics, others threw insults at the music legend. Still others applauded Willie's contribution to the 2018 campaign. The event is set for Sept. 29 at Austin's Auditorium Shores. Nelson is scheduled to perform alongside Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and...
  • Music superstar warns about 'establishment Pharisees'

    05/09/2018 7:24:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 5/9/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Country music superstar Charlie Daniels is comparing today’s political power structure in Washington to the Pharisees of biblical times. But he’s warning their agenda – right now to attack President Trump because he’s an outsider and is disrupting their plans – won’t stop there. In fact, he’s warning that average “rank-and-file” Americans soon will be facing “dangerous precedents” because of the establishment war against the president. He posts his opinions on the Soap Box page of his band’s website. In a new commentary he said American needs to think of the “establishment politicians” as Pharisees, who, “regardless of what party...
  • Social Media Mob Attacks Shania Twain After She Walks Back Pro-President Trump Comments

    04/23/2018 2:12:41 PM PDT · by ethom · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 April 2018 | by Charlie Nash
    Canadian singer Shania Twain is still being attacked by the left, despite her apology for saying she’d have voted for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain had previously declared. “Do you want straight or polite?” Twain also described President Trump as “transparent,” adding, “and politics has a reputation of not being that, right?” However, the singer has since apologized for her comment, claiming it wasn’t “representative of my values.” “My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my...
  • Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

    04/22/2018 10:05:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 86 replies
    .msn ^ | 4/22/2018 | Hilary Hughes
    Shania Twain apologized for her comments and clarified she does "not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President": I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President...
  • Garth Brooks Tears Up Supporting March for Our Lives

    03/21/2018 9:15:23 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 72 replies
    Entertainment Tonight via Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | 3/20/2018 | Leena Tailor‍
    Garth Brooks got emotional while performing a song for students taking part in March for Our Lives during his Inside Studio G weekly Facebook Live show on Monday. The country legend was shown a letter by Parkland, Florida, student Emma Gonzalez during the session for fans. Gonzalez is a student advocate and activist for gun control, who survived the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
  • What in the Name of Minnie Pearl is Wrong with Country Music?

    03/06/2018 7:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 178 replies ^ | March 6, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    One of country music’s most powerful executives, says gun-toting, Bible-clinging fans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are no longer welcome. The controversy started when the Country Music Association triggered a massive outbreak of microaggressions after they appointed Huckabee to the board of its charitable foundation. Huckabee has been a longtime supporter of music education so his appointment to a charitable board that supports music programs for young people was a perfect fit. However, a mob of social justice warriors, led by openly gay country music executive Jason Owen, protested – calling Huckabee’s appointment “grossly offensive” and “heartbreaking.” “This man...
  • ABC Desperately Tries to Get Dolly Parton to Call Trump the Face of Modern Sexism

    03/03/2018 7:04:02 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 3/2/2018 | Scott Whitlock
    Nightline correspondent David Wright on Thursday night desperately attempted to get actress and singer Dolly Parton to label Donald Trump as the face of 21st century sexism. Talking to the entertainer about her role in the iconic film 9 to 5, Wright played a clip of Jane Fonda deriding her character’s boss as a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.” Wright sneered, “The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in that movie by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture. We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus.” Accusations of sexual...
  • Mike Huckabee Says ‘Hate Wins,’ Publishes Resignation Letter to CMA Foundation

    03/02/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 102 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/1/18 | Shirley Halerin and Chris Willman
    To the CMA Foundation Board From Mike Huckabee March 1, 2018 Dear Board Members: I hereby tender my resignation effective immediately. I hope this will end the unnecessary distraction and deterrent to the core mission of the Foundation which is to help kids acquire musical instruments and have an opportunity to participate in music programs as students. Since I will not be able to continue in what I had hoped to be useful service in this endeavor, I wanted to at least put some things on the record. I have no expectation that it will change the irrational vitriol directed...
  • Huckabee resigns from country music board over his "grossly offensive" anti-LGBT views

    03/01/2018 7:28:59 PM PST · by ZagFan · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-01-2018
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation, one day after he was appointed the position. Within 24 hours, Huckabee's appointment faced harsh criticism with a prominent artist manager sending a letter to the foundation calling Huckabee's election 'grossly offensive' due to his political opinions and associations with the National Rifle Association. 'Huckabee speaks of the sort of things that would suggest my family is morally beneath his and uses language that has a profoundly negative impact upon young people all across this country,' Owen wrote. Owen and his husband have...