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  • “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.
  • Stalin Kicked the Bucket (March 5, 1953)

    03/05/2019 7:59:08 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1953 | Ray Anderson
    Stalin Kicked The Bucket: Ray Anderson [1953] Old Joe kicked the bucket, he's long gone. He won't worry us from now on. He lived in a place they call Moscow. His number came up and he had to go Yes, old Joe's dead and gone. He stayed around too long. And nobody now can save his hide, 'Cause old Joe lay right down and died. Old Joe won't worry us no more. He killed the helpless by the score. Now I hope he's satisfied, Since old Joe's taken his last ride Yes, old Joe's dead and gone. He stayed around...
  • The 12 Best Country Songs of All Time

    01/19/2019 5:26:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 273 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 19, 2019 | Chris Queen
    Country music is the most American of musical idioms, alongside jazz. With a longer history than rock and roll or hip-hop, country has produced a powerful pantheon of memorable artists, albums, and songs. Growing up, I pretended not to like country music, even though it was the music I heard my dad listen to the most (while my mom turned me on to the incredible pop and rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s). Nowadays, I’ve shaken that youthful pretension and will admit to enjoying most types of country’s many subgenres. I also have to admit that compiling a list...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    12/19/2018 8:35:32 AM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/19/2018 | myself
    Today we have George Jones and his 1957 recording of A New Baby For Christmas.
  • Fans turn on country stars pushing gun bans, but conservative John Rich issues (T)

    12/09/2018 10:05:43 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 12/8/2018 | Vivek Saxena
    Proud conservative country music singer John Rich posed a challenge this week to those of his peers in the industry who believe gun bans are the only solution to gun violence: He asked them to think outside of the box and come up with a real solution that’d satisfy everybody. In a video for Fox News, he explained that the problem with simply banning certain guns is that it’d leave families — including his own — less prepared to protect themselves from actual criminals.
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/13/2018 5:45:43 AM PST · by cowpoke · 3 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
  • NYT Annoyed Country Music Not Aboard Gun-Control Bandwagon Like Other Entertainers

    11/11/2018 9:24:18 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 11/10/2018 | Clay Waters
    Perhaps annoyed that “jingoistic” country music is not yet as infested with left-wing promotional politics as other musical and entertainment fields, a major newspaper again used the annual Country Music Association Awards to push gun-control politics onto the industry, Reporter Elizabeth Harris garnered the front page of the New York Times Arts section for her Saturday piece “Singing About Pain, But Not Its Source -- A country awards show may discuss its slain fans, but guns and politics are unlikely topics”: The Country Music Association Awards are supposed to be a celebration of one of America’s enduring art forms, a...
  • Why are there helicopters circling over Pittsburgh?

    07/31/2018 8:48:11 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 51 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 31, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Monday night several helicopters were seen flying low over the city, causing many Pittsburghers to question what was happening. At Channel 11 we received several calls, and got many more messages on the WPXI Facebook page. Viewers reported as many as six helicopters over the city, sometimes flying at heights that appeared to be just a few hundred feet above the ground. Channel 11 reached out to public safety officials and we're told it is part of a military training exercise "This is a planned exercise in cooperation with local authorities and is not in response to any...
  • Arrowverse Crossover: Quantico's Russell Tovey Cast as Gay Superhero

    09/25/2017 9:41:15 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 22, 2017 | Michael Ausiello
    Where there’s a will, there’s… The Ray: Quantico and Looking vet Russell Tovey has been tapped to play gay superhero The Ray in The CW’s four-part Arrow-verse crossover, TVLine has learned. What’s more, Tovey will also voice the role of The Ray in CW Seed’s forthcoming animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray. The official character description for The Ray is as follows: Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head...
  • Hank Williams Jr.'s iconic song returning to Monday Night Football

    06/05/2017 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | 06-05-2017 | Staff
    Hank Williams Jr. will be bringing his rowdy friends back to ESPN on Monday nights this fall. Williams will debut a new version of "All My Rowdy Friends," featuring its "Are you ready for some football?" catchphrase, before the first Monday night game of the season, between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sept. 11. ESPN pulled the song midseason in 2011, following controversial comments made by Williams on Fox News that compared then-President Barack Obama golfing with then-Rep. House Speaker John Boehner to a meeting of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler. Williams...
  • 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
  • Two New Polls Show Good News For Texas Senator Ted Cruz

    03/24/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Hannity ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    A pair of new polls are showing good news for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. In a new Fox News poll of 388 likely GOP primary voters, frontrunner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are now in a statistical dead heat nationally. The poll shows Trump and Cruz polling at 41%-38% respectively, a slight edge for the real estate mogul, but within the poll's +/- 5 point margin of error. Governor John Kasich is running in third place with 17%. A second poll, this one from Emerson College, is spelling good news for Ted Cruz in the April 5th, winner-take-all...
  • Who Is More Hardline On Immigration: Ted Cruz Or Donald Trump?

    03/09/2016 12:22:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 9, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    As Donald Trump is presenting himself as the presumptive nominee, he has described himself as “flexible” on immigration. This now has Ted Cruz  positioned as the Republican candidate with the most hardline position on immigration. NumbersUSA, a prominent immigration restriction group, keeps an ongoing scorecard on 2016 presidential candidates and since updated on March 4, Ted Cruz has an “A” and Trump a “B+”. Roy Beck, founder and executive director of NumbersUSA, spoke to The Daily Caller Tuesday about the differences between the two candidates and how he feels both will return America to policies that benefit the citizen...
  • Ted Cruz Is Ready To Fight For Florida

    03/05/2016 12:22:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | March 4, 2016 | Streiff
    Marco Rubio backers had been hoping after two debates in which Rubio and Ted Cruz tag-teamed Donald Trump and played rather nice together that Cruz would take a pass on campaigning in Florida in order to give Rubio a better chance of winning his first primary election. The polls, for what they are worth seem to make this feasible: [interactive polling graphic] Florida is a closed primary state which means that many of the independents and disaffected blue-collar Democrats who have helped out Trump will not be allowed to vote. And, as we saw on Super Tuesday, the polling, generally,...
  • Cruz Triumphant

    03/04/2016 11:31:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 151 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 4, 2016 | David French
    Tonight was the night when I could clearly see Ted Cruz as President of the United States. He made the right moral judgment — dealing with Donald Trump was far more important than jockeying for position with Marco Rubio or John Kasich. He made the case against Trump in the right way — he was civil even as he eviscerated Trump again and again. And he connected with the audience not just with his command of the facts, but also by making his case in an effective, human way. When he asked the audience how many had been waiters or...
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome Turns Into Treason - The real threat we face is not from Trump's rhetoric

    02/28/2016 11:40:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The stakes in 2016 are huge and the party is fractured. The rhetoric reflects a Trump Derangement Syndrome in which Trump is either a monster or a savior, instead of a politician. On the left, Bush Derangement Syndrome expressed itself in the conviction that he was unalterably and uniquely worse than every other president and would get around to declaring martial law and ruling forever. The danger of exaggeration is that previously unacceptable views suddenly become acceptable. Bush Derangement Syndrome made it acceptable for Democrats to descend into open treason by making common cause with Saddam Hussein, the Sunni terrorist...
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 1:00:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have released their tax return information while both attacking Donald Trump, who refuses to release his. On Saturday the Florida senator and the Texas senator made public up to fiver years previous tax information hoping to shame Trump into letting voters see his, too. Rubio released summaries of five tax years Saturday and Cruz later released summaries of four years, from 2011 to 2014, according to NBC News. Cruz accused Donald Trump of hiding his tax returns from voters during Sunday's broadcast of 'Face The Nation'. Cruz said Trump could be hiding as many as...
  • Negligent in Nevada?

    02/24/2016 1:14:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    Reports from Nevada tonight have indicated potential administrative failures at caucus locations around the state, which threaten to further marginalize its role in the Republican nominating process. The most damning allegations are that precinct officials failed to properly certify voters, and that because of it some participants were voting twice. There also is outrage over the fact that at one location, a precinct official was wearing pro-Donald Trump gear. It's important to note that caucuses, unlike primaries, are party-run affairs without governmental oversight. They are administered by the state party and the Republican National Committee, neither of which enforce...
  • 'He's a fool': Trump fires back at 'tough guy' Romney

    02/24/2016 11:38:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 335 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Donald Trump fired back at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for wondering Wednesday if a "bombshell" was sitting in his unreleased tax returns. Fresh off his victory in Nevada, Trump fired off a trio of tweets at Romney, calling him a "fool" and a "tough guy" for his attack, adding that he should have beaten President Obama as the Republican nominee in 2012. >>>Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpWhen Mitt Romney asked me for my endorsement last time around, he was so awkward and goofy that we all should have known he could not win!<<< >>>Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump "@Ward_II: Oh great...
  • Ted Cruz slams Donald Trump: ‘We can’t be fooled by P.T. Barnum

    02/24/2016 12:57:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 249 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Taking aim at businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz said at a campaign rally Wednesday that too much is riding on the 2016 presidential election to get fooled by a showman that is more bluster than substance... "We can't be fooled by P.T. Barnum," Mr. Cruz said, alluding to the late founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. "The time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears has past."......