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Classic Country

March 17, 2018

Larry and his two younger brothers grew up in Texas, singing together at church and sometimes on the radio.  Larry led the group, and sometimes included his brothers names, Steve and Rudy, on his recordings. He had an early and influential connection with Dottie West, who helped Larry and the boys get started.  She bought...

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Old Enough to Know Better

March 10, 2018

At the age of 11, Wade received his first guitar, and was signed to his first record label.  He also had lots of encouragement from his Dad, a professional Country musician. It was a performance by Ricky Skaggs on the 1991 CMA Awards show that gave Wade Hayes the final inspiration he needed to move...

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His father could see an early interest in music, and gave Clayton his first guitar at the age of nine, and young Clay was entering talent competitions as a teen.  After a few blue collar jobs, he became the house singer at a local bar, and the rest, as they say, is history. Clay Walker...

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Country Love

February 24, 2018

He proposed to her on stage in London, Ontario in February, 1968, and they were married March 1, 1968 in Franklin, Kentucky. They remained together thirty five years, until her death in 2003.  It is said he died partly of a broken heart, just four months later. The love story of Johnny Cash and June...

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Twenty Five Number One Hits!

February 17, 2018

Tim McGraw learned to play guitar in college, and played some local bands, but when his hero, Keith Whitley died in 1989, McGraw quit college and moved to Nashville. It turned out to be a great move, because McGraw has become one of the best known Country Music artists of all time.  He has three...

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Outlaw Highwayman

February 10, 2018

He had his first guitar at the age of six, a gift from his grandfather, wrote his first song at seven, and was playing in a band at ten. He became one of the best known songwriters in the world of Country Music.  “Hello Walls” was a hit for Faron Young, and “Crazy” was the...

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Texas Talent

February 3, 2018

All five original members of Lonestar were natives of Texas, and they started out calling themselves Texassee. Lonestar charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs Chart including 9 that went to number one.  They also had the top Country songs of both 1999 and 2003. Despite several changes in their talent line...

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Top Country and Pop

January 27, 2018

With five Grammy nominations, an ACM Award and two Billboard Album of the Year Awards, Juice Newton was one of the top musical stars though the 80’s and 90’s. Her musical talent was noted early, and with encouragement from her Mom, and a guitar given to her during high school, Newton crafted a career that...

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More than 25 Million Sold!

January 20, 2018

He believed in his own style, even though it was out of style in Nashville.  Dwight Yoakam moved to Los Angeles to hone his style and play his music his way. His first album, “Guitars, Cadillacs” was self financed, and on an independent label.  It was a big risk, but it paid off and Yoakum’s...

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The top of the Country Music world is a select place.  The best of the best. When the Queen of Country Music is mentioned, it’s Loretta Lynn’s name that comes to mind. She is the most awarded female Country Music artist and is the only female to receive the Artist of the Decade Award from...

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