Classic Album Review – Randy Travis “Old 8 X 10”

Classic Album Review – Randy Travis “Old 8 X 10”

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. By 1988, Randy Travis had established himself as the hottest act in country music. In his first two years, he’d scored eight top ten hits, with six peaking at number one. Plus, his first two albums, Storms of Life … Continue reading

Ronnie Milsap “Inside” Classic Album Review

Ronnie Milsap “Inside” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review looks back at a work from Ronnie Milsap. In an era when the Country-Pop sound was the dominant force, a significant portion of the music was good, but not special. There was nothing that … Continue reading

Jerry Wallace “Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome” Classic Album Review

Jerry Wallace “Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today, we look at the 1973 Jerry Wallace album Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome. You might remember Jerry for his Pop successes in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with songs such as “How The Time … Continue reading

Leroy Van Dyke “Movin’ Van Dyke” Classic Album Review

Leroy Van Dyke “Movin’ Van Dyke” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today, we look back at a 1962 release from Leroy Van Dyke. Leroy, still active as of this writing, has been a fixture in country music since his first hit in 1956 with “Auctioneer. His biggest hit came … 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

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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