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Sweet Dreams

October 24, 2015

Some people are able to pack a lot of living during a short life, and Patsy Cline would have to be included in that list. She was just 30 when she died in a plane crash, but the mark she left on Country Music is astounding.  Patsy was the first female solo artist to be...

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Act Naturally

October 10, 2015

At the age of 3, Alvis Owens announced to his family, that his name was “Buck”, after a donkey on their farm.  The name stuck with Owens for the rest of his life. Buck Owens had 21 number one hits, co-hosted, “Hee Haw” with Roy Clark, and toured the world with his distinctive Country sound....

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When you look at the list of top hits from T. G. Sheppard, you hear a polished professional sound.  Sheppard, who’s real name is William Browder, knew from an early age, the music business was for him.  He was so sure, he ran away from home and dropped out of high school at the age...

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Mr. Grand Ole Opry

September 26, 2015

With 81 chart hits and more than 20 years as host of his own TV show, Porter Wagoner became a household name.  He worked as a butcher in Missouri, and some of his earliest radio performances were broadcast from the butcher shop.  In 1957 he joined the Opry as some of his songs became hits...

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When “Alabama” sings about the 40 hour week, they know it first hand.  Jeff Cook worked for Western Electric, Teddy Gentry was laying carpets and Randy Owen was in the military.  These three cousins knew there was music in their history, and in their future, and they got together when they could to practice, perform...

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CCMA Winners

September 14, 2015

Jess Moskaluke was at the Harrow Fair just days ago. Now she’s just been named Female Vocalist of the Year at Canada’s biggest country music awards! See more winners…...

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September 12, 2015

Ray Price grew up in both the city and the country.  Could it be this mix helped form the classic, “Ray Price” sound?  His earlier hits, such as “Crazy Arms”, had a honky tonk influence, through the 1970’s, his sound had mellowed somewhat with hits such as, “She’s Got to be a Saint”, then through...

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KIng of the Road

September 5, 2015

“King of the Road” was Roger Miller’s biggest hit.  Inspired by a billboard sign, “Trailers for Sale or Rent”, and by a hobo Miller had met, the song took months to write.  “Dang Me”, another number one hit, was written in just four minutes.  Miller listened to the “Grand Ole Opry”, and was inspired to write...

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Kacey Musgraves just did something incredible for a sick little girl. Check it out…...

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White Lightnin

August 29, 2015

With more than 150 hits to his name, George Jones was a household name.  During the last 20 years of his life, he was known as the greatest living country singer.  He grew up listening to the “Grand Ole Opry” with his parents.  In the mid fifties, he was a member of the “Louisiana Hay...

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