Gary Stewart “In Some Room Above The Street” Classic 45 One of those "should've-been" top 10 hits.

Gary Stewart “In Some Room Above The Street” Classic 45 One of those "should've-been" top 10 hits.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable, including today’s Classic 45. As I type this, I am listening to that 45, Gary Stewart’s “In Some Room Above the Street”. Country music the WAY IT SHOULD BE. A superb Gary Stewart performance. To begin, I’m a big … Continue reading

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

Earl Thomas Conley “Angel In Disguise” Classic 45 "Angel In Disguise" was one of Earl Thomas Conley's 18 #1 Hits.

Earl Thomas Conley “Angel In Disguise” Classic 45 "Angel In Disguise" was one of Earl Thomas Conley's 18 #1 Hits.

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is always on the turntable. Classic 45 time, and today, we remember one of the 18 number one hits that Earl Thomas Conley scored during the 1980’s. “Angel in Disguise” from 1984. By the time of the single’s release, Earl had established himself … Continue reading

Clint Black “A Better Man” Classic 45 In 1989, Clint Black Became The First Artist In 13 Years To Hit #1 With A Debut Single.

Clint Black “A Better Man” Classic 45 In 1989, Clint Black Became The First Artist In 13 Years To Hit #1 With A Debut Single.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable.  Today’s Classic 45 is one of the records that contributed to the seismic shift in Country music, that occurred in the 1986-1990 era, where the sound rolled away from the Pop strains back to the traditional styling, courtesy … Continue reading

Waylon Jennings “Will The Wolf Survive” Classic 45

Waylon Jennings “Will The Wolf Survive” Classic 45

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable.  We are digging into the Waylon Jennings stax for today’s Classic 45, pulling out one of his later MCA hits.  Of course, Waylon’s greatest success had come during his time at RCA, with the string of big hits … Continue reading

Classic Album Review – Christmas Time With The Judds A look back at a refreshing interpretation of Christmas favorites from 1987

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

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