One of the more interesting albums during the 1980’s was Dan Fogelberg‘s High Country Snows. Dan was a staple of Top 40 and adult contemporary radio, during the early 1980’s. so it may seem a bit unusual to consider one of his works on a classic country blog. But one … Continue reading →
Today’s Classic Album Review is a 1966 release from fellow Hoosier Bobby Helms. In 1957, Bobby burst onto the scene with two big hits, “Fraulein” and “My Special Angel”. Both would spend 4 weeks on top of the Country charts. They also appearing in the Pop Top 40, where “My … Continue reading →
While doing some research, I ran across a comment that Crystal Gayle was “The Shania Twain of the seventies”. They both brought beauty and sexiness into country music, and enjoyed crossover success. That said, the comparisons stop there. Vocally, Crystal is stronger, and has had much stronger material. And that brings … Continue reading →
Valentines Day is almost here. You’ve got the flowers, the candy, the dinner reservations, and the card. And all the necessary items to set the romantic mood, afterwards, including the perfect playlist of songs that say exactly what you want to convey to your loved one. Or maybe you don’t … Continue reading →
Ernest Tubb is one of the most unique individuals in the history of country music. Starting out singing in a style like his hero, Jimmie Rodgers, his singing forever changed, following a tonsillectomy. The procedure left him with a singing style unlike anyone else (though Junior Brown might be kind … Continue reading →
Who compares to George Jones and Vern Gosdin, pouring emotion into their music? Not too many, admittedly, but one that I rank highly on the emotion spilling level is Jack Greene. If you’re scratching your head at my opinion (that’s okay, my wife does, all the time), take a listen … Continue reading →
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