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  • Patsy Cline – “Faded Love” (1963)

    09/23/2019 6:11:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/20/2009 | DavidClynch247
    "Faded Love" is a Western swing song written by Bob Wills, his father John Wills,[1] and his brother, Billy Jack Wills. The tune is considered to be an exemplar of the Western swing fiddle component of American fiddle The song was a hit for Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, reaching number eight on the Country charts in 1950. The song had even greater success when Patsy Cline covered it in 1963. Her version became a hit, reaching number seven on the U.S. Country charts. Due to the airplane crash that ended Cline's life, her version was never released...
  • “Country Music” Episode 4: I Cant Stop Loving You 1953 To 1963

    09/22/2019 12:30:54 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 53 replies ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ken Burns
    “Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.” As the 1960’s began Country & Western music was being heavily influenced by the rock & roll sound. A new generation of artists, songwriters and shrewd producers would record some great American music during this transitional era.
  • ‘A Cowboy Has to Sing’: Scenes From a Chuck Wagon Jamboree

    09/15/2019 7:34:11 PM PDT · by rintintin · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sep 15 2019 | Benjamin Rasmussen
    DURANGO, Colo. — Every summer night throughout the American West, hundreds of tourists and western music fans sit down to a meal and a show at a modern-day chuck wagon. At these venues, a throwback to the covered wagon kitchens that were part of cattle drives, audiences polish off plates loaded with meat, baked beans, a potato, applesauce, a biscuit and cake, and then watch a house band tell corny jokes and play cowboy songs popularized by people like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in the 1930s and ’40s. The bands are not just the entertainment; they are the main...
  • What Ken Burns’ 16-Hour ‘Country Music’ Epic Leaves Out

    09/15/2019 1:40:34 PM PDT · by cowpoke · 130 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 9/15/2019 | Frank DuBois
    Country music has been having an identity crisis since it crawled out of the cradle. Call it diffuse or call it elastic, but it has always run on two tracks: one was rough and one was slick, one rooted in tradition, the other more modern. Think about that serendipitous August in 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, when, two days apart, both Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family auditioned for the Victor Talking Machine Company (which would ultimately become RCA Records). Ralph Peer, the record company’s producer and talent scout, immediately signed both acts. That was a big week for country...
  • Country Music Artists Urge Gun-Control: 'Somebody F***ing Do Something'

    08/05/2019 8:25:29 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 97 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 5, 2019 | Gabriel Hays
    A couple of country music’s prominent female singer/songwriters came out for gun control legislation in the wake of both the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio shootings, which claimed the lives of 29 people total.
  • Country music icon Lee Greenwood helps gift double-amputee veteran a customized home [Texas]

    07/08/2019 10:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies ^ | July 8, 2019 | Anna Hopkins | Fox News
    Country music star Lee Greenwood was especially proud to be an American over the holiday weekend, after working with a nonprofit to provide a specialized home for an Afghanistan war veteran who lost his legs overseas. Greenwood teamed up with Helping a Hero to provide wounded warrior Matt Deatherage with a home equipped for him to live independently, and the two men appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Monday to talk about the new house and the organization that made it happen. ..." The Army veteran was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010, and stepped on a land mine in...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    06/02/2019 4:22:31 PM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 6/2/2019 | myself
    Well, my internet is finally back up, so here is our gospel tune for today: R.W. Hampton - Letting Go 2014. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/30/2019 4:37:48 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/30/2019 | myself
    Today we jump up to 1964 for Blue Train (Of The Heartbreak Line) by John D Loudermilk. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/29/2019 7:05:00 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/29/2019 | myself
    Its 1949 and Eddy Arnold says Don't Rob Another Man's Castle. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/28/2019 11:16:45 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/28/2019 | myself
    I'm Sending You Red Roses by Jimmy Wakely (1943) is our tune today. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/26/2019 5:34:13 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/26/2019 | myself
    Jim & Jesse McReynolds, with the unmistakable voice of Mac Wiseman, performing Little White Church. The tune is on their 1981 album Music Among Friends. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/24/2019 3:40:30 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/24/2019 | myself
    TGIFF! Its Fiddle Friday and we have Chinquapin Hunting by the Rocky Face Ramblers (2019). THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/23/2019 8:03:53 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/23/2019 | myself
    Our tune today is the 1940 recording of Lulu from Honolulu by the Sweet Violet Boys, better known as the Prairie Ramblers. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/22/2019 5:44:57 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/22/2019 | myself
    Jim Boyd & His Men of the West perform Will You Be Mine (1951). That is Terry Lee joining in on the vocal. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/21/2019 3:56:38 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/21/2019 | myself
    Today's selection is Cotton Mill Man, a 1964 recording by Jim & Jesse McReynolds. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/20/2019 3:03:51 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/20/2019 | myself
    ts Swingin' Monday and we have Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies with their 1934 recording of Oh, You Pretty Woman. These are the guys who pretty much got it all started (Milton Brown-v, Derwood Brown v-g-x, Ocie Stockard v-g-bj, Wanna Coffman-b, Cecil Brower-f, Fred Calhoun-p). THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/19/2019 3:30:53 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/19/2019 | myself
    Our gospel tune this Sunday is Too Much Trouble by Barry Ward. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/17/2019 6:04:03 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/17/2019 | myself
    TGIFF! Its Fiddle Friday and we have Chubby Wise and his 1973 recording of Blues On My Mind. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/16/2019 2:12:31 PM PDT · by cowpoke · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/16/2019 | myself
    Today we feature the 1959 recording of No Love Have I by Webb Pierce. THE WESTERNER
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/14/2019 6:20:53 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/14/2019 | myself
    We'll keep things moving and dust off an old 78: Sunshine Sue & Her Rangers (featuring Joe Maphis) - Barn Dance Boogie 1947. THE WESTERNER