Tag: country music
Wow, what a huge loss. Just a few thoughts here for now. With the loss of Loretta, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton are basically the last major artists standing from the country music of the 1960s. The
“If ‘freedom’ coerces you into living a particular way that others have determined ‘correct,’ well that is a highly conditional freedom indeed:” A Discussion With Music Critic and Author David Cantwell about Manly Footwear, Fightin’ Sides and Listening to Merle Haggard
A very few songwriters have ever as fully inhabited the consciousness of the American mind quite like Merle Haggard. The endless compassion and simmering anger of his greatest songs trace the competin
This is the grave of Billy Jack Wills. Born in 1926 in Memphis, Texas, Wills was the little brother of the great Bob Wills by a solid 20 years. Like Bob, Billy Jack grew up around music. He was with h
This is the grave of Don Gibson. Born in 1928 in Shelby, North Carolina, Gibson grew up dirt poor. Like, his family had absolutely nothing. Sharecroppers. His last year of school was the second grade.
I’ve been reading a couple of music books and since I don’t have any gigantic stories to tell today or any shows I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks, seems like a good idea to disc
This is the grave of Johnnie Lee Wills. Born in 1912 in Jewett, Texas, Wills was born into what became one of the most important musical families of the first half of the twentieth century. This was a
This is the grave of Hank Snow. Born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia in 1914, Clarence Snow grew up dirt poor. His parents had a bad marriage and they had no money at all. His father worked in sawmills, many
On Roy Clark Grave Day, this was inevitable. At least we get some Loretta and Conway in this 1974 episode.