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  • Is country music dead?

    05/16/2014 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 342 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/16/2014 | Collin Raye
    As a platinum-selling country music artist and, more importantly, a lifelong fan of the genre, I’d like to send out this heartfelt plea to the gatekeepers of the industry: Enough already. I’d like to think that I am expressing what nearly every artist, musician and songwriter (with perhaps a few exceptions) is thinking when I contend that the Bro’ Country phenomenon must cease. It has had its run for better or worse and it’s time for Nashville to get back to producing, and more importantly promoting, good singers singing real songs. It’s time for country music to find its identity...
  • Hank Williams III - Louisiana Stripes (outlaw country music... YouTube 3m28s)

    05/08/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Holy cow, never heard of this guy. Hank's grandson. Kind of refreshing to hear outlaw country again.
  • Country Singer Ray Price Dead at 87

    12/16/2013 3:49:35 PM PST · by Doogle · 53 replies
    AP via ABCNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | AP
    Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. Price was discharged last week from the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he had been in and out in recent months...
  • Top News Ray Price, 'The Cherokee Cowboy,' dies at 87

    12/15/2013 3:45:55 PM PST · by iontheball · 27 replies
    Rock Island Headlines Examiner ^ | December 15, 2013 | Greg Geary
    Country music's Ray Price, "The Cherokee Cowboy," would have turned 88 on January, 12. The Perryville, Texas born Price, died Sunday from complications of pancreatic cancer. USA Today and country music dj's Crook and Chase have posted on his passing. Price scored a Grammy Award for his song "For The Good Times" in the 1970's. His country classics still play on radio stations across the United States.
  • Country music legend Ray Price leaving hospital for Mount Pleasant home, leaves final message...

    12/12/2013 12:22:32 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    KLTV ^ | Updated: Dec 12, 2013 12:02 PM | Marshall Stephen
    From East Texas Medical Center: Country Music Hall of Fame member and American country music singer Ray Price, 87, plans to leave East Texas Medical Center in Tyler today to go to his home in Mt. Pleasant for home hospice care. Price was diagnosed in 2011 with pancreatic cancer, and despite aggressive treatment, the cancer has recently spread to his liver, intestines and now his lungs. He has been in and out of hospital care for the past few months and was recently readmitted with complications. Price and his wife of 45 years, Janie, have decided to not pursue any...
  • Original song: HONEST REDNECK SWEAT

    12/06/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 48 replies
    12/6/2013 | HTRN
    ==================== HONEST REDNECK SWEAT ==================== [Verse 1] It's been another hard workin' day With my neck burned from the sun Out in these fields of the north forty And I know I must work before having fun; I plowed, I planted, and I pulled weeds Looking to the harvest that will come, And now I'm home to my dear family And embrace my wife and daughter and son! [Chorus] Oh Lord, when it's time for my reward Look at this honest redneck sweat; I may not have been the world's big shot But I tried not to forget That my...
  • Saturday Night Country Music Thread

    10/12/2013 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Windflier · 67 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12 October 2013 | Windflier
    Alright y'all. Enough with the politics. Let's party. I'll start: Boondocks - Little Big Town
  • Getting closer...Hank Williams...[ video - 2:12 min }

    08/23/2013 7:47:08 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 12 replies
    "Oh, dont you know that Jesus died to wash your sins away Oh, please heed His call, in sin dont fall Were getting closer to the grave each day Were getting closer to the grave each day Mortal man, wont you stop now and pray Leave the road of sin alone, let Jesus lead you home Were getting closer to the grave each day They nailed His hands, they pierced His sides On His head the thorns did lay Be prepared to go, one thing we know We're getting closer to the grave each day On the judgment day, when...
  • Shoot Him High, Pa. We need his britches, and his shoes.{2:22 song]

    07/23/2013 3:43:49 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Rosalie Allen
    "Rosalie was affectionately known as the "Queen of the Hillbillies" "...."Country Music History Books may fail to mention her name. And hardcore honky tonks may scoff at this northeastern gal who based her cowgirl career in New York City. But Rosalie Allen made a splash well over half a decade ago that still manages to send in ripples to those lucky enough to have found her. Before country music decided to pack up and move to Nashville, Rosalie took it to the Big Apple hosting an immensely popular radio show ("Prairie Stars"), opening the city's first country music store and...
  • EDDIE DEAN ~ western classic music-----

    06/07/2013 7:48:33 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 14 replies
    "Eddie Dean Was an American Western Singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time." A great musical style was 'western' music like Marty Robbins but first there was Eddie Dean who mset the standard for all who would follow. Listen to 'cool water'....
  • Blake Shelton Calls Classic Country Fans “Old Farts” & “Jackasses”

    01/24/2013 9:52:52 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 49 replies
    Saving Your Country Music ^ | January 23, 2013 | Trigger (Thanks to Greg Morris for the tip on this story.)
    The reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and reality TV personality Blake Shelton made some disparaging remarks about traditional country fans in a recent interview with GAC as part of their Backstory series. The “Hillbilly Bone” singer and judge on NBC’s The Voice made the remarks as part of an update to the original GAC Backstory episode to include more information on Blake Shelton’s continued success. In connection with Blake’s first CMA for “Male Vocalist of the Year” award in 2010, Blake Shelton said, If I am “Male Vocalist of the Year” that must mean that I’m one...
  • 95.9 The Ranch Is The Greatest Radio Station Ever.

    01/01/2013 8:15:02 PM PST · by Drew68 · 33 replies
    Streaming available. I just can't believe how incredibly awesome this radio station is!!!! Yes, I've had several beers tonight...
  • Hurricane - Leon Everette

    08/29/2012 12:16:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    "Hurricane" is the title of a song co-written by Thom Schuyler, Keith Stegall and Stewart Harris, and recorded by American singer Leon Everette. It was released in July 1981 as the lead single from Everette's RCA Records album Hurricane. It is Everette's highest-charting single, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in September 1981.
  • Jim Reeves + A Beautiful Song = Perfection

    11/08/2011 7:55:29 AM PST · by sussex · 10 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 08/11/11 | The Aged P
    I thought I knew most of his recordings but only recently discovered this track from an album released in 1959….the unmistakable voice of Jim Reeves singing one of the most beautiful and tender of songs, music to touch any parent’s (or grandparent’s) heart…
  • Heartache Anthem [book on George Jones' He Stopped Loving Her Today]

    08/27/2011 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 31 replies
    The Wall ST Journal ^ | AUGUST 27, 2011 | EDDIE DEAN
    George Jones fans are a loyal, jealous bunch, and they brook no pretenders to the throne of their golden boy, now a white-haired icon still performing, just weeks shy of his 80th birthday. "There's a quote from Frank Sinatra, who says, 'Second-best singer in this country is George Jones,' " Keith Richards wrote in his recent memoir. "Who's the first, Frank?" Nashville Banner Archives Tammy Wynette, George Jones (center) and producer Billy Sherrill. Many hail Mr. Jones's crowning glory as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," a magnificently maudlin country hit that resuscitated his career in 1980, when he seemed locked...
  • What's your favorite Hank Williams Sr song?

    05/17/2010 8:54:13 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 56 replies · 766+ views
    Youtube ^ | May 17, 2010 | MT
    Do you believe Hank Williams Sr was one of the best country musicians? If so, what are some of your favorite songs? My favorites are Lost Highway and Cold Cold Heart.
  • First Muslim country singer performs in Rome

    10/06/2008 10:58:42 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 38 replies · 680+ views
    AKI/Adnkronos ^ | July 21, 2008 | NA
    America's first Muslim country music singer has shown that Middle-Eastern and Western music can form an exciting new hybrid that builds bridges between cultures. Kareem Salama, born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma in the southern US, is the son of Egyptian immigrants. He began to get into country music while studying in graduate school. He performed in front of a mostly Italian crowd at the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival held in Rome on Sunday. His songs were well received by the crowed, which energetically clapped after every song. "People in Europe have strong stereotypes about what country music is,"...
  • Good Medicine for all FReepers, especially Jim Robinson

    05/20/2008 12:42:00 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 10 replies · 38+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 16, 2006 | Aaron Wilburn
    Knowing laughter is some of the best medicine, and knowing too that Jim Robinson (and possibly many other FReepers) could use it as well as prayers right now, take a moment and enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCeIwjIuZM
  • Bagpipes cryin' by Rushlow Harris (Musical tribute to our fighting men)

    01/30/2007 12:59:57 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 476+ views
    Haven't seen this posted before... You'll probably enjoy it more if you like Country & Western music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbLYinhHZM
  • May 13, 1975: Fiddler Bob Wills dies

    05/13/2006 3:36:08 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 35 replies · 1,192+ views
    Handbook of Texas ^ | May 13, 2006 | unknown
    May 13, 1975: Fiddler Bob Wills dies http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/daybyday/05-13-002.html On this day in 1975, Texas swing musician James Robert (Bob) Wills died. He was born in 1905, near Kosse, Limestone County, Texas. In 1913 his family moved to Hall County, where Wills learned to play the fiddle; in 1915 he played at his first dance. He played for ranch dances in West Texas for the next fourteen years, and his life and career were greatly influenced by that environment. During that time he brought together two streams of American folk music to produce western swing. He had learned frontier fiddle music...
  • AN APPRECIATION: Tracing the Line Cash Walked

    09/13/2003 7:57:32 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 12 replies · 213+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9-23-03 | JON PARELES
    Johnny Cash in 1999 Johnny Cash was as down-home as they come. Born in a shack in Arkansas to a family of farmers and living most of his life in the vicinity of Nashville, he sang about venerable country subjects like trains, work, cowboys, jail, temptations, guitars and God. But what made him an American icon were the ways he was like no country singer before or since. Long before M.B.A.'s began advising pop acts about branding, Mr. Cash set out to make himself a symbol. His wardrobe as the Man in Black — for perpetual mourning and perpetual sympathy...
  • We Can't Help It (If We're Still in Love With Hank)

    12/31/2002 10:05:50 AM PST · by Revolting cat! · 16 replies · 594+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 12/31/2002 | EARLE HITCHNER
    Tonight the cast of the musical "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" in New York's Manhattan Ensemble Theater will offer a memorial toast to the country legend. Half a century ago, at age 29, Williams's heart stopped sometime between New Year's Eve and the next morning in the back seat of a Cadillac taking him to a show in Canton, Ohio. Let's hope the musicians now atop the country charts will also pay tribute to the singer-songwriter who, above all others, paved the way for their success. If Jimmie Rodgers was the father of commercial country music, then Hank Williams was its...
  • Jennings remembered at memorial - Waylon Jennings

    03/24/2002 6:14:06 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 19 replies · 1,261+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2002 | A/P Staff
    Jennings remembered at memorial 03/24/2002 Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Waylon Jennings got a send-off worthy of an outlaw Saturday, with friends like Kris Kristofferson and Travis Tritt singing the praises and songs of the iconoclastic country music star. Tritt praised Jennings' "refusal to do anything other than his own way, his ability to put one foot firmly in the realm of traditional country music, and the other in the middle of rock 'n' roll, and stand his ground." AP The ornate guitar and signature hat of country music legend Waylon Jennings are surrounded by red rose petals as...