Remembering Johnny Dollar And His Lone Hit “Stop The Start (Of Tears In My Heart)” One Of Country's One Hit Wonders

If the name Johnny Dollar doesn’t sound familiar, don’t worry, you’re likely in the majority. It’s been well over fifty years since his lone hit, and well over thirty years since his last recordings. His name is virtually forgotten in the country music world. Texas native Johnny Dollar had been … Continue reading

It’s Webb Wednesday! What is Webb Wednesday? Read On.

In the Ultimate Twang world, Wednesday has been dubbed “Webb Wednesday”. Every week on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages, I post a photo of a Webb Pierce record, sometimes two. It’s all in fun, but also salutes one of my all-time favorites and a true country music icon. So, … Continue reading

Bobby Bare – “I Don’t Believe I’ll Fall In Love Today” Single Of The Day We look back at an early Bobby Bare release, from 1962.

Bobby Bare, the country music hall of famer, has scored 59 appearances on Billboard‘s Country Top 40, between 1962 and 1983. Thirteen made the top ten, and one, “Marie Laveau” hit number one. With all of that success, why am I saluting one of his long-forgotten singles? Simple. Despite it’s … Continue reading

Ray Price “Night Life” – Classic Album Review Ultimate Twang remembers one of country music's greatest albums, this 1963 release.

I’m excited to talk about this Ray Price album. It’s a classic, and arguably one of the greatest albums ever made in country music. “Night Life” deserves classic status, boasting twelve powerful performances from a true stylist. Listening to these tracks, the listener is reminded, why Ray is one of … Continue reading

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

Kitty Wells – “I’ll Repossess My Heart” Single Of The Day One Of Kitty Well's Big Hits From 1965.

Kitty Wells has our first Single Of The Day for 2019. We look back at one of her 35 Billboard top ten hits. Kitty’s story is well known. She recorded in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, with little success, before finding gold with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky … Continue reading

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