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. 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

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

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

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

Single Of The Day: Webb Pierce “The Good Lord Giveth (And Uncle Sam Taketh Away” The last charge up the chart for Webb Pierce

Webb Pierce is truly one of the all-time legends in country music. Between 1952 and 1971, his name was seldom out of the country music top 40.  However, by 1975, times had changed. 8 years had passed since Webb had seen any top 10. He had changed labels, leaving MCA for … Continue reading

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