Fred Foster, Hall Of Fame Producer, Record Label Owner, Had Died at 87. Gave Dolly Parton Her First Contract; Produced Roy Orbison's Biggest Hits.

Country Music Hall Of Fame member Fred Foster has died at the age of  87. A legend in the music world, he was known as a producer and record label owner, among other things. Fred founded the Monument label in 1956, and in 1958, his label scored it’s first major … Continue reading

Classic Single “Ballerina” or “Dance Ballerina Dance” One Of The Biggest Hits Of 1948, With 4 Versions Charting

Classic Single “Ballerina” or “Dance Ballerina Dance” One Of The Biggest Hits Of 1948, With 4 Versions Charting

This time around, we are going pop for this classic single. Also, it’s not a classic 45, but rather a classic 78. The song “Ballerina” was one of the top hits of 1948, with four versions becoming hits. Vaughn Monroe, Buddy Clark, Bing Crosby, and Jimmy Dorsey. Up through the … Continue reading

Here’s A Couple Of Racing Records for Classic 45’s From Marty Robbins and Dave Dudley Just In Time For This Weekend's Daytona 500

Here’s A Couple Of Racing Records for Classic 45’s From Marty Robbins and Dave Dudley Just In Time For This Weekend's Daytona 500

With the Daytona 500 this weekend, here’s a couple of classic country 45’s to help get you in the mood, from Dave Dudley and Marty Robbins. Stock car racing and country music have always had a close association, with both coming the rural areas of the South. Musicians and record … Continue reading

Classic Album Review – Vern Gosdin “Chiseled In Stone” The 1987 Return To The Top For Vern Gosdin, "The Voice"

Classic Album Review – Vern Gosdin “Chiseled In Stone” The 1987 Return To The Top For Vern Gosdin, "The Voice"

Any discussion of 1980’s country music cannot be complete without bringing up the name Vern Gosdin. Known as “The Voice” for his smooth vocal style, Vern could almost immediately demand your attention within the first three or four notes of a song; he was that good. And of all his … Continue reading

Ultimate Twang Classic 45 – Marie Osmond with Dan Seals “Meet Me In Montana” Marie Osmond Announces She's Back In A Big Way in 1985.

Ultimate Twang Classic 45 – Marie Osmond with Dan Seals “Meet Me In Montana” Marie Osmond Announces She's Back In A Big Way in 1985.

Today, we take a look back at the comeback hit of Marie Osmond. I say comeback, because, while she had been releasing singles for most of the previous ten years, she had not appeared anywhere near the Country top 40, much less number one, since “Who’s Sorry Now” briefly appeared … Continue reading

Bob Nolan “The Sound Of A Pioneer” Classic Album Review The Last Works Of A True Pioneer

Bob Nolan “The Sound Of A Pioneer” Classic Album Review The Last Works Of A True Pioneer

I say that Bob Nolan did as much as anyone to popularize western music. Bob is a legend in Country (and western) music; a member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame; prolific songwriter; founding member of one of the most famous groups of all-time, The Sons Of The Pioneers. … Continue reading

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