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  • Student op-ed: Country music is ‘toxic trash’ that ‘hyper-sexualizes young women’

    09/13/2017 9:51:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 13, 2017 | Staff
    Country music is “toxic trash” with lyrics that only serve to “validate the fragile masculinity of a male-dominated industry” in a genre that “is an insipid soft-served white-centric suburban utopia that thrives on phoned-in mediocrity and lazy writing.” That’s the argument a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student makes in an op-ed recently published in The Vermilion, the campus newspaper. In his column, George Clarke bemoans country music for having what he considers sexist lyrics while also lamenting that the genre is “ideologically rooted in the 1950s.”
  • Country Star Don Williams Dead at 78

    09/08/2017 4:10:43 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 18 replies
    Billboard ^ | 9/8/17 | Chuck Dauphin
    Texas native Don Williams, who forged his own musical identity in the 1970s with a unique and low-key style of country that earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” passed away on Friday (Sept. 8). A press release from the singer's PR team confirms his death "after a short illness," saying that funeral arrangements are pending. He was 78 years old.
  • Don Williams, Laid-Back Country Legend, Is Dead At 78

    09/08/2017 4:05:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NPR ^ | September 8, 2017
    Don Williams, who began a long career in country music as a Nashville songwriter in the early 1970s and who entered the Country Hall of Fame in 2010, died today following a short illness at his home in Alabama, a publicist confirmed to NPR. He was 78. Williams topped country charts with regularity through the '70s, in songs characterized by an easygoing, Sunday-afternoon air and delivered with a smooth voice that walked the seam of a porch-front baritone and stage-ready tenor. The sentiment that drove much of Williams' country was a rakish positivity, best remembered in his biggest song, 1981's...

    09/08/2017 1:26:30 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 22 replies
    It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey.
  • Troy Gentry Killed In Copter Crash BREAKING

    09/08/2017 1:25:04 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 31 replies
    CBS/Loaal ^ | 9-8-17 | Local
    Troy Gentry Killed In Copter Crash
  • Johnny Cash - God Bless Robert E. Lee

    08/30/2017 11:01:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Johnny Cash on YouTube ^ | This song of Johnny Cash's was released in 1983 in the album Johnny 99. | Johnny Cash
    God Bless Robert E Lee Johnny Cash When Robert E Lee surrendered the Confederacy Jefferson Davis was upset about it He said how dare that man resent an order From the president of the Confederate States of America Then somebody told him that General Lee had made the decision himself In order to save lives because he felt that the battle comin' up Would cost about twenty thousand lives on both sides And he said two hundred and forty thousand dead already is enough So this song is not about the North or the South but about the bloody brother...
  • Country Music Legend Compares Tearing Down Statues To ‘What ISIS Is Doing’

    08/18/2017 10:04:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ford Springer
    Country music legend Charlie Daniels isn’t in favor of people tearing any of the Confederate statues down and even compared the act to what ISIS is doing. “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” singer joined Rita Cosby on Newsmax on Wednesday to discuss the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend and the events that have followed since then. Daniels started off his argument about why the Confederate statues should stay standing by comparing those who mean to tear them down to ISIS. “That’s what ISIS is doing, There were pieces of history over there they didn’t like, they’re taking ’em...
  • I Clean My Gun and Dream of Galveston

    08/11/2017 11:17:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 04 December 2012 | Bill Kauffman
    Is there a better antiwar pop song than “Galveston,” which Jimmy Webb wrote and Glen Campbell sang in the Vietnam-hued year of 1969? Therein, a young soldier daydreams of his Texas home by the Gulf and the girl he left behind. He describes the things he misses—“seawaves crashing,” “seabirds flying in the sun”—and confesses, “I am so afraid of dying” without seeing girl or Galveston again. There is not a single note of preachiness or abstraction in the song. Yet in elevating home over foreign crusades, “Galveston” borders on sedition. It really ought to be banned under the Patriot Act....
  • Glen Campbell And The Wrecking Crew

    08/10/2017 5:21:48 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | 08/06/2017 | staff
    With the passing of Glen Campbell comes an opportunity to share one of the best tidbits of American music history. In the 1960s and early 1970s a group of highly skilled "session" musicians played in the recording studios of Los Angeles. They did more than back singers who were not part of bands, they were the musicians we heard on many of the top recordings of the day, ---snip--- he was, like the other members of the Wrecking Crew, one of the most talented musicians in the country when it came to backing famous artists of the day in each...
  • Glen Campbell Music Videos - Miami Vice - Galveston; Alias - Wichita Lineman

    08/09/2017 3:26:04 PM PDT · by mairdie · 38 replies
    Galveston, for Miami Vice's Sonny Crockett and his first wife Caroline. Two other music videos by Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman, for Alias' computer geek Time, for Callan's spymaster
  • Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Dies at 81

    08/08/2017 2:00:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    Variety ^ | 08/08/2017 | Andrew Barker
    Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” forged a lasting bridge between country and pop music, died Tuesday. He was 81. In 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and mounted a well-publicized farewell tour. His official Twitter posted the news.
  • Glen Campbell dead at 81

    08/08/2017 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 170 replies
    Breaking now.
  • Country Star Miranda Lambert: I Won't Preach Politics at My Concerts

    07/31/2017 7:17:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 7/31/2017 | Melissa Mullins
    In a recent Billboard magazine interview, country singer Miranda Lambert was given the opportunity to explain why she doesn’t use her music or the stage as a political platform. Billboard’s Max Hendrickson reported “When I ask Lambert if she thinks that at this moment in history — with, among other things, this particular president in office — there is an opening for her to make the kind of issue-oriented songs [Loretta] Lynn became known for, Lambert is quick to dismiss the idea.”
  • Glen Campbell Is the Most Underappreciated Musician in America

    07/21/2017 4:43:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    The Week ^ | July 18, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    It's been nice to see that with the release of Adiós, his new — and almost certainly final — album, Glen Campbell is finally getting his dues from critics. Campbell has always been a hard critical sell, especially among people steeped in the Whig Interpretation of Pop History who don't own copies of Southern Nights but think that, say, Brian Wilson was some kind of genius because he introduced animal noises into mediocre pop songs. (Clearly these are people who have never browsed the racks at their local Goodwill, where roughly 50 percent of the records are goofy but very...
  • Country-rock superstar warns Schumer of Democrat scandals

    05/29/2017 6:17:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 5/28/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Country music superstar Charlie Daniels, whose criticism of politicians is legend – just last month he blasted them for being willing to “kiss a flatulent skunk’s posterior” before allowing the “other party” to look good – has issued a warning to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Those Democratic Party scandals still could make a few waves. Such as the the cash that flowed to the Clinton Foundation amid the State Department’s approval of a deal to give Russia control of 20 percent of America’s uranium reserves. Or the time four American citizens died in a planned terror attack in Benghazi,...
  • Melania Trump Banned From Toby Keith Concert in Saudi Arabia

    05/20/2017 6:16:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 5/20/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    As Donald Trump and the First Lady get ready to visit Saudi Arabia, where the president is expected to announce an arms deal valued at $100 million or more, the nation has planned “male only” entertainment that Melania will not be allowed to attend — including a Toby Keith concert.Toby Keith, who played during the celebration prior to Trump’s inauguration in DC, will be performing in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The concert will be free and open to the public — as long as you have a penis. No women will be allowed to attend the event. Popular Saudi...
  • Trump rolls by Toby Keith concert in a golf cart with Saudi King Salman

    05/20/2017 6:08:14 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Keith was part of the festivities meant to entertain guests during Trump's official visit to the desert kingdom. But according to a pool report, Trump was riding in a golf cart right past the performance, pausing briefly to take in the show on a large television screen amid evening festivities which included a banquet. Trump "was wheeled into the atrium where the men-only Toby Keith concert was playing on the large screen," the report said. "He was riding in a large-sized golf cart with a roof, seated next to the King, and took a long stare at the concert screen...
  • Friends in Safe Spaces

    03/18/2017 4:48:03 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/8/17 | Steve "Mudflap" McGrew & Chad Prather
    A great remake of a Garth Brooks classic.
  • Garth Brooks finally explains why he turned down Trump inauguration gig

    01/18/2017 4:07:29 AM PST · by foreverfree · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/17 | Fox News
    President-elect Donald Trump still has a friend in Garth Brooks despite the country singer turning down the opportunity to sing at his inauguration. Brooks explained he's all about "People Loving People" and is "praying" for Trump but due to a scheduling conflict, he ultimately had to turn down performing on January 20.
  • Garth Brooks Explains Why He’s Not Performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    01/18/2017 8:17:28 AM PST · by Fido969 · 85 replies
    MSN ^ | Today | MSN
    After initially indicating that he’d be open to the idea of performing at Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration ceremony this week, Garth Brooks is now explaining why he won’t be on hand for the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States.