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Country Pioneer

July 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The theme from, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, brought main stream success to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, as they sang and picked their way into the hearts and minds of millions of fans.  Flatt was a member of Bill Monroe’s, “Blue Grass Boys”, before he and Earl Scruggs formed, “The Foggy Mountain Boys”.  Lester Flatt wrote...

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Hank Williams Biopic Sets Release Date.

July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

A date for the release of the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light has been announced. The movie, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, will premiere on Nov. 27, Variety reports. It also stars Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones and Maddie Hasson, and was directed by Marc Abraham. Read More: Hank Williams Biopic Sets Release Date ...

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  Songwriter Red Lane, whose works have been recorded by Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Roger Miller, among many others, died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76. More here.  ...

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Country Outlaw

June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you hear the name, “Johnny Paycheck”, you think of his biggest hit, “Take This Job and Shove It”. Just about everybody has thought that about their own job, and maybe that’s why the song connects so well.  His real name is Donald Lytle,  he performed under the name of “Donny Young”, but he changed it...

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Ever wonder how artists react when they get the news they have their first #1 hit? Check this out…...

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Ever wonder how artists react when they get the news they have their first #1 hit?...

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June Carter Cash – A Comedian!

June 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you think of June Carter Cash right away you remember her as the wife of Johnny Cash.  Her performing career was well established before she married Johnny.  She wrote, “Ring of Fire”, one of Cash’s biggest hits. June was part of, “The Carter Family”, she played several instruments and won 5 Grammy Awards.  Her...

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Multi Talented and Military

June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

You recognize his face, and you know Kris Kristofferson’s music.  His career has taken him on many turns, including the rank of Captain in the US military, a helicopter pilot, singer, songwriter, actor, teacher, and the list goes on.  It is his role as songwriter that gives Kristofferson real depth as a performer.  Almost all the...

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Canada’s Sweetheart

June 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to imagine Canada without Anne Murray.  She’s been on our musical landscape nearly 5 decades, and has won many awards, and achieved many “firsts”.  She is the first female solo singer to hit number 1 on the U.S. charts with “Snowbird”, from 1970.  She is the first woman, and the first Canadian to...

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The Duke

May 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Waylon Jennings had his first recording session arranged for him by Buddy Holly, and later Holly hired him to play bass.  Waylon was to fly on the plane that crashed and killed Holly, but he gave up his seat for J. P. Richardson. Jennings had numerous jobs as radio DJs during the late 50s and...

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