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  • Country Music’s New Leaders Struggle to Get on Right Side of History

    04/04/2018 5:16:53 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 87 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/4/18 | Chris William
    The abrupt ouster last month of Mike Huckabee from the Country Music Association’s charitable board just 24 hours after his appointment sends a strong signal that Nashville’s cultural revolution is in full swing. An organized right-wing backlash against the removal of the conservative gadfly and presidential aspirant quickly fizzled, and Music City breathed a sigh of relief. The swiftness of the forced departure of Huckabee, who has been vocal about his support for the NRA and objections to same-sex marriage and parenting, underscores how the country music industry has become a nexus of discussion for two of America’s hot-button topics:...
  • Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter.1971

    08/27/2016 12:32:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/27/2016 | Loretta Lynn
    Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter.1971
  • lefty frizzell the one and only lp

    12/02/2015 12:42:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1962 | Lefty Frizzell
    Lefty Frizzell ‎– The One And Only Lefty Frizzell
  • Inside the Burger Restaurant Where Hank Williams Uttered His Last Words

    08/26/2015 12:03:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Munchies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Mason Adams
    They placed Hank Williams in a wheelchair and hauled him from the Knoxville hotel to his powder-blue Cadillac convertible, where his driver, a college freshman named Charles Carr, waited. Loaded on booze, morphine, chloral hydrate, and vitamin B12, Williams crawled into the back seat, wrapped a blanket around himself, and laid down. Tasked with ferrying Williams to a New Year’s Day gig in Dayton, Ohio, Carr drove out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and into legend. Near midnight, Carr stopped in downtown Bristol, Virginia, to get gas and look for a relief driver. He went to a cab stand and noticed a...
  • Little Jimmy Dickens, Oldest Opry Member, Dies at 94

    01/02/2015 5:13:30 PM PST · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | January 2, 2015 | AP
    Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. Dickens, who stood 4-foot-11, had performed on the Opry almost continuously since 1948. His last performance was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday celebration. He sang "Out Behind The Barn" and delivered his trademark comedy. He had turned 94 a day earlier. "The Grand Ole Opry did not have...
  • Is country music dead?

    05/16/2014 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 345 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 ^ | 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...