Remembering Earl Thomas Conley The Great Singer - Songwriter Has Died at Age 77.

Remembering Earl Thomas Conley The Great Singer - Songwriter Has Died at Age 77.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Tonight, that good music is being supplied by Earl Thomas Conley. The country music world was saddened, today, to learn that he passed away at age 77. He had been battling a dementia-like illness over the past couple of … Continue reading

Remembering Bonnie Guitar and Whitey Shafer. This weekend has seen the passing of two icons of music history.

Remembering Bonnie Guitar and Whitey Shafer. This weekend has seen the passing of two icons of music history.

Bonnie Guitar and Sanger D. “Whitey” Shafer. If you are a big fan of classic country music (what we call real country music), you no doubt are familiar with both. If you’re a more casual follower, perhaps you aren’t familiar with them, but you have very likely been touched by their contributions. This … Continue reading

10 (+ More) Artists Who Should Be In The Country Music Hall Of Fame, Pt. 2 And A Couple Who Maybe, Possibly, Should Be.

10 (+ More) Artists Who Should Be In The Country Music Hall Of Fame, Pt. 2 And A Couple Who Maybe, Possibly, Should Be.

In part one of our look at country music artists who do, or don’t belong in the Hall of Fame, we looked at a list published by the country music website, TheBoot.com. If you haven’t read that part of the article, you can see it, here. Here’s a quick refresher. I … Continue reading

10 (+More) Artists Who Should Be In The Country Music Hall Of Fame, Part 1 Plus A Couple Who Really Shouldn't Be

10 (+More) Artists Who Should Be In The Country Music Hall Of Fame, Part 1 Plus A Couple Who Really Shouldn't Be

Every so often in my various social media feeds, I get an article that comes up from TheBoot.com, about 10 Artists Who Should Be in The Country Music Hall of Fame. If curious, you can read their article, here. I admit, whenever these articles appear, or for that matter, anything … Continue reading

Indianapolis, Indiana, What A Concert You Had! Who Wouldn't Want To Be At This Concert!

Indianapolis, Indiana, What A Concert You Had! Who Wouldn't Want To Be At This Concert!

During the Summer of 2015, a good friend of mine, John, sent me this photo of a 1957 concert ad from Indianapolis, Indiana. And what makes this ad even more fascinating, are the two side stories on the page. One is about a new local group, and the other is the top … Continue reading

Artists Passings: 2 Greats Gone Too Soon

Artists Passings: 2 Greats Gone Too Soon

Tragedy has struck country music, again, the past three days, with the passing of two well-remembered names of the past; Holly Dunn and Leon Russell. You’ll hear music from both artists, on this coming Thursday’s Ultimate Twang program. Holly Dunn’s passing was first announced by Nashville, Tennessee TV station, WSMV, … Continue reading

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