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A Gift from a Friend

March 16, 2019

Two musically talented sisters, and two of their friends,  formed a band in Texas in 1989.  They were playing mostly Bluegrass, and Country music.  They played festivals and small venues for six years without attracting...

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Alberta Country

March 9, 2019

He was raised near Cochrane, Alberta on a cattle ranch, and Country music has been part of his soul, and his life. His debut single, ‘Angelina’ was a top ten hit, and since then has...

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Country Outlaw

March 2, 2019

He was eight years old when his mom taught him to play, “Thirty Pieces of Silver”, on a borrowed guitar.  He eventually bought a used guitar, and young Waylon continued to hone his skills. In...

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Traditional and Main Stream

February 23, 2019

As a teenager, he listened to Gospel music, and not much else, until a friend introduced him to Gene Watson, John Anderson and Hank Williams Jr. Alan was hooked.  He started a band after high...

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Pilot and Performer

February 16, 2019

His debut LP, ‘Forever Took Too Long’ was released in 1999, and the first two singles reached top ten on the Canadian Country Singles chart.  ‘There You Were’ and ‘Bit by Bit’ were the singles,...

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Thirty Eight Number Ones

February 9, 2019

Merle had a troubled youth.  His father died before he was ten, the depression kept money tight, and his mom was away a lot to make ends meet.  When he was twelve, his brother Lowell...

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Fill in for Eddie Rabbitt

February 2, 2019

He was raised by his dad, and helped with the family’s two thousand acre cattle ranch.  During high school, he was part of a garage band, playing rock and roll, until Country music attracted his...

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From Down Under to Up Top

January 26, 2019

Gord was born in Australia and moved to Alberta with his mother when he was just five.  He was fortunate to have lots of musical influence from an early age.  His mom was a singer...

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Hank is known as one of the most influential American singers and songwriters of the twentieth century.  He recorded thirty five top ten singles, with eleven reaching number one. He was born with spina bifida...

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Keeper of the Stars

January 12, 2019

Tracy was studying business at Texas State University, and sang with a local band called, “Rimfire”. One of his friends convinced him to record, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, at a mall recording studio.  The owner of...

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