Classic Album Review – Christmas Time With The Judds A look back at a refreshing interpretation of Christmas favorites from 1987

Classic Album Review – Christmas Time With The Judds A look back at a refreshing interpretation of Christmas favorites from 1987

Today, we take a look back at The Judds‘ 1987 release, “Christmas Time With The Judds”. This release featured refreshing takes on eight Christmas classics, plus one newer track. Released in October, the album has been available every Christmas, since. I hadn’t listened to this album in it’s entirety for quite … Continue reading

Hugh X. Lewis “Everything I Love” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day A largely forgotten, low-charting single that is worth remembering.

Hugh X. Lewis “Everything I Love” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day A largely forgotten, low-charting single that is worth remembering.

Hugh X. Lewis. Remember the name? Maybe not, unless you were a serious listener of country music during the 1960’s. And that’s unfortunate, because here was a guy who sang well. He charted five singles on the country top 40 during the late 1960’s, but never was able to find … Continue reading

Ultimate Twang Christmas Single Of The Day; Skip Ewing “Christmas Carol” Was labeled the B side (with Steve Wariner as the A side), but became a country Christmas classic

Ultimate Twang Christmas Single Of The Day; Skip Ewing “Christmas Carol” Was labeled the B side (with Steve Wariner as the A side), but became a country Christmas classic

One of the things I always looked forward to, both as a country music listener, and later, as a radio air personality was the Christmas music. And part of that included the anticipation of the new releases that came, each year. Sometimes, artists released whole albums, and often, those that … Continue reading

Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day – Peggy Sue “I’m Dynamite” Peggy Sue is one of four Webb siblings to appear on the country charts

Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day – Peggy Sue “I’m Dynamite” Peggy Sue is one of four Webb siblings to appear on the country charts

It’s true. Peggy Sue Webb is one of four Webb siblings who have scored hits on the country charts. Her brother Jay Lee had a couple in the late sixties. And two of her sisters have had hall of fame-type careers, Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. While Peggy’s success didn’t rival that … Continue reading

Eddy Arnold “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” Single Of The Day December, 1954 saw Eddy Arnold on the charts with some Christmas sounds.

Eddy Arnold “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” Single Of The Day December, 1954 saw Eddy Arnold on the charts with some Christmas sounds.

December, 1954, and Eddy Arnold charting with two singles. “This Is The Thanks I Get” is still top ten in both Billboard and Cashbox, where it’s been since late summer. In December by Eddy’s latest Christmas release, “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” debuts. “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” was a longtime part … Continue reading

George Jones “A Good Year For The Roses” Single Of The Day One of the last big hits for George Jones before he left Musicor for Epic

George Jones “A Good Year For The Roses” Single Of The Day One of the last big hits for George Jones before he left Musicor for Epic

As 1970 wound to a close, an era in country music was ending, as well. Since 1954, George Jones had been working with producer and record label owner Harold “Pappy” Daily. The combination had produced many classics; “White Lightning”, “Why Baby Why”, and “She Thinks I Still Care”, to name a few. … Continue reading

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