Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mel McDaniel – September 6, 1942 – March 31, 2011

There is a whole swath of country music out there that isn’t classic like Hank or Patsy or outlaw like Waylon and Willie or alternative like Uncle Tupelo or crappy like Trace Adkins and Rascal Flatts. Most of the 1980s … Continue reading

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Anita Carter

Anita Carter was the youngest of the Carter Sisters and in her own way a link between the early heady days of her parents and the first backlash of the outlaw movement with her duets with Waylon Jennings. What a … Continue reading

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The Action Hero We Want Isn’t Always The One We Deserve

The following blog spells out many things that could spoil these movies for delicate flowers. Assuming of course, they could be spoiled. With every generation comes a new action hero. Usually, it is the one we want. Rarely, however, is … Continue reading

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Buddy Miller’s Majestic Silver Strings

In 1934 cowboy and cowboy singer Tex Owens was watching snow flakes fall and feeling a little sorry for all the creatures who would be stuck out in the cold that night. He told his wife, Maude, that he wished … Continue reading

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A Great Old Picture of Ralph Mooney

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The Wild Man From Alabam

Fresh off of a pop country rant about authenticity and honesty in art, it should be pointed out that art and entertainment need not be separate. Who better to illustrate that point then Mr. Jerry Reed. Art and entertainment are … Continue reading

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Bad Songs Are Selling This Year; or Yes, Trace Adkins Thinks You’re Stupid

I listen to just enough pop country to be dangerous. I don’t often comment on it though, it’s not my thing, but hey, live and let live right? Now, I will say I don’t expect much from pop country so … Continue reading

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