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  • Country Music Legend Charley Pride Passes Away at 86

    12/12/2020 5:22:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Country music legend Charley Pride has reportedly died from complications from COVID-19. The pioneering black country music star was a legend in the country music industry with over two dozen number one hits. Born in Mississippi in the 1930s, Pride picked cotton before playing baseball in the then-segregated leagues. Pride served in the U.S. Army and worked in a Montana smelting plant before breaking out as Nashville's first black superstar, Rolling Stone reported. While accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, Pride addressed his experience as a black singer in the country music industry. "My older sister one time said,...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version A "Jew", A "King", "Moms And Kids" For Liberty, Deborah Birx and...

    11/21/2020 6:50:55 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/21/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    I've been working like crazy 'in the front line' of coronavirus transmission this week and forgetting to accurately chronicle the tyranny imposed on us using COVID-19 as an excuse. Today is Day 251 of the Dictatorship of COVID-19 as measured here in Pennsylvania. And here he is the man who would have been America's first President of Jewish heritage had he been elected in 1964. A man whose ancestors were Russian Jews demonized as a "hater" and an "anti-Semite" and an admirer of Hitler's Germany, a "racist" Barry Goldwater speaks of defending "liberty" and "justice". "extremism in the defense of...
  • Texas-Raised Country Singer Doug Supernaw Passes Away At 60 After Cancer Battle

    11/13/2020 10:36:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CBS Dallas ^ | November 13, 2020
    Country singer Doug Supernaw, who had hits in the early ’90s with “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” and “Reno,” died on Friday, Nov. 13. He was 60 years old. A representative from his management team said Supernaw passed away in Texas. The Houston-raised singer announced in February 2019 that he had lung and bladder cancer and he entered hospice care in October after the cancer spread. After working on oil rigs and as a concert promoter in Texas, Supernaw moved to Nashville in the late ’80s to work as a staff writer for a music publishing company, but moved back...
  • Johnny Cash drummer, Sun Records veteran, WS 'Fluke' Holland dead at age 85

    09/24/2020 10:16:35 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 4 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | September 23, 2020 | Bob Mehr
    WS “Fluke” Holland, the man who provided the backbeat for some of rock and roll’s most iconic artists and songs, has died. Holland passed away on Wednesday at his home in Jackson, Tenn. following a short illness. He was 85. A native of Middle Tennessee, Holland played drums on Sun Records star Carl Perkins’ historic early recordings, including Blue Suede Shoes,” “Matchbox,” and “Honey Don’t.” He would become most identified with another Sun alumnus, Johnny Cash, playing behind the Man in Black for more than four decades and cementing his own status with his work on classic recordings including “Ring...
  • Report: ESPN Removes Hank Williams Jr. From 'Monday Night Football' Intro

    09/09/2020 1:38:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sep 8, 2020, | Jason Owens
    For the second time since 2011, ESPN is reportedly removing Hank Williams Jr. from its “Monday Night Football” intro. This time, the network claims it’s not about Williams’ controversial points of view, according to Sports Business Journal. Instead of Williams’ iconic “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” that became the anthem for weekday football in 1989, ESPN will air a rendition of Little Richard’s “Rip It Up,” mashing the late artist’s vocals with instrumentation from Virginia-based band Butcher Brown, per the report
  • Chris Stapleton says Black lives 'absolutely' matter, feels America he was living in is a 'myth'

    09/08/2020 10:46:42 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 Days ago | Tyler McCarthy
    Chris Stapleton said recent protests against systemic racism and police brutality have made him realize that the America he thought he was living in is a “myth.” The country singer spoke with “CBS This Morning” to discuss his recently completed album “Starting Over.” During the interview, he was asked about the controversial and widespread protests that have been happening throughout the nation following the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody. Stapleton told host Anthony Mason that the current moment has given him a “broad awakening” about what’s really going on in the country. "I think everybody...
  • Remembering Country Music Legend And Patriot Charlie Daniels

    07/07/2020 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2020 | Madeline Osburn
    With a career that spanned both generations and genres, Charlie Daniels will be remembered for his musical genius and his freedom-loving heart. >Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, country music legend, and pioneer of Southern rock, died Monday at the age of 83. Musically, Daniels was best known for his song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but beyond his legendary musical talent, he was an outspoken patriot, veterans advocate, and man of faith. Doctors said Daniels died of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. Monday morning.Born and raised in rural North Carolina before moving to Nashville, Daniels started his career as...
  • Country Music Group Lady Antebellum Announces Politically Correct Name Change: Call Them 'Lady A'

    06/12/2020 6:11:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/12/2020 | Matt Margolis
    <p>The hypersensitive and politically correct culture that is currently handicapping the nation has taken its next victim: country music group Lady Antebellum, which announced on Thursday that for the first time in the fourteen years they’ve been a band that the word “antebellum” might offend people. The term “antebellum” is typically used as a reference to the pre-Civil War American South, during which there was still slavery.</p>
  • How Waylon Jennings Became The Voice of 'The Dukes of Hazzard'

    04/30/2020 10:25:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Wide Open Country ^ | 4/30 | COURTNEY CAMPBELL
    The Dukes of Hazzard theme song is nearly as iconic as the classic TV show itself. Having a country music legend kick things off before watching Luke and Bo Duke (Tom Wopat and John Schneider) race around in their custom Dodge Charger, potentially joined by their cousin Daisy (Catherine Bach) in her signature "Daisy Duke" shorts, really helped set the tone for the show as a whole. Waylon Jennings was the narrator of the 1975 film Moonrunners which starred James Mitchum and Kiel Martin as two cousins running bootleg liquor for their Uncle Jesse. Warner Bros hit up writer and...
  • Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research after learning about 'exciting advancements'

    04/06/2020 12:27:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/6/2020 | Tyler McCarthy
    Dolly Parton announced that she’s donating $1 million to help find a “cure” for the coronavirus and is encouraging her fans to donate if they can as well. The 74-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a note in which she revealed that she’s been talking with a friend who is involved with research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She explained that she was inspired to donate after hearing positive things from him as the world continues to hope for an end to the ongoing pandemic. “My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at...
  • Time for Merle...

    04/03/2020 5:48:57 PM PDT · by Bullish · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4-3-20 | Bullish
    Chill out and listen to one of the all-time great country music songwriters of our era... Sorry about the YouTube adds...
  • Country singer Jan Howard, Grand Ole Opry member for 49 years, dies at 91

    03/29/2020 3:55:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MAR 29, 2020 | Peter Sblendorio
    Jan Howard, a longtime singer who spent nearly five decades as part of country music’s famed Grand Ole Opry, has died. She was 91. Howard died Saturday in Gallatin, Tenn., the Grand Ole Opry announced. “Jan Howard was a force of nature in country music, at the Opry, and in life,” said Dan Rogers, the musical institution’s vice president and executive producer. “We were all so lucky so many nights to hear her voice on stage and to catch up with her backstage. We’re all better for having had her in our lives.” The Grand Ole Opry, which Howard joined...
  • Flashback: Charley Pride Sings Hank Williams’ ‘Lovesick Blues’ on ‘Lawrence Welk’

    03/25/2020 12:34:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Stephen L. Betts
    Country Music Hall of Famer, who turns 86 today, made a return appearance to show and sang Lead Belly’s “Cotton Fields”Born March 18th, 1934, singer Charley Pride, left his birthplace of Sledge, Mississippi, at age 16 and later became one of the most successful country artists of all time. But that wasn’t exactly what he had first planned. The son of a sharecropper, Pride first left his family’s 40-acre cotton farm 50 miles south of Memphis to play professional baseball in the Negro American League. Pride would go on to work at a smelter in Montana, playing ball and also...
  • Life In the Key of Hank Williams Jr.

    03/23/2020 8:03:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2020 | Stephen Smoot
    The preacher man says it’s the end of time And the Mississippi River, she’s goin’ dryThe interest is up and the stock market’s downAn’ you only get mugged if you go downtownI live back in the woods ya seeMy woman and the kids and the dog and meI got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four wheel driveAnd a country boy can surviveThese lyrics came from a Hank Williams Jr. hit from almost 40 years ago, portraying the point of view of those who “came from the West Virginia coal mines,” the Rocky Mountains,” “north California and south Alabam, and...
  • Kenny Rogers, country music icon, dies at 81.

    03/21/2020 5:01:04 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3.21.2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Kenny Rogers, a longtime star of country music, died Friday night, according to a statement posted by his family. He was 81. Known for such hits as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “Lucille,” Rogers died peacefully at home in Sandy Springs, Ga., of natural causes at 10:25 p.m., the statement said.
  • Kenny Rogers, country music icon, dead at 81

    03/20/2020 11:55:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2020 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    Kenny Rogers, a longtime star of country music, died Friday night, according to a statement posted by his family. He was 81. Known for such hits as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “Lucille,” Rogers died peacefully at home of natural causes at 10:25 p.m., the statement said.
  • Country Music Is ‘Dead’: Icon Loretta Lynn Trashes Modern Hits

    02/02/2020 10:28:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 178 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 31, 2020 | Mike Stunston
    Loretta Lynn voiced her displeasure with current country music during a recent podcast, and she didn’t hold back. The 87-year-old country music pioneer told Martina McBride that she thinks country music is “dead.” “I think it’s a shame,” she said on the ‘Vocal Point with Martina McBride’ podcast, according to WhiskeyRiff.com. “I think it’s a shame to let a type of music die. I don’t care what any kind of music it is. Rock, country, whatever. I think it’s a shame to let it die, and I’m here to start feeding it.” She later told McBride, who is also a...
  • Patsy Cline – “Faded Love” (1963)

    09/23/2019 6:11:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/20/2009 | DavidClynch247
    "Faded Love" is a Western swing song written by Bob Wills, his father John Wills,[1] and his brother, Billy Jack Wills. The tune is considered to be an exemplar of the Western swing fiddle component of American fiddle The song was a hit for Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, reaching number eight on the Country charts in 1950. The song had even greater success when Patsy Cline covered it in 1963. Her version became a hit, reaching number seven on the U.S. Country charts. Due to the airplane crash that ended Cline's life, her version was never released...
  • “Country Music” Episode 4: I Cant Stop Loving You 1953 To 1963

    09/22/2019 12:30:54 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 55 replies
    pbs.org ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ken Burns
    “Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.” As the 1960’s began Country & Western music was being heavily influenced by the rock & roll sound. A new generation of artists, songwriters and shrewd producers would record some great American music during this transitional era.
  • ‘A Cowboy Has to Sing’: Scenes From a Chuck Wagon Jamboree

    09/15/2019 7:34:11 PM PDT · by rintintin · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sep 15 2019 | Benjamin Rasmussen
    DURANGO, Colo. — Every summer night throughout the American West, hundreds of tourists and western music fans sit down to a meal and a show at a modern-day chuck wagon. At these venues, a throwback to the covered wagon kitchens that were part of cattle drives, audiences polish off plates loaded with meat, baked beans, a potato, applesauce, a biscuit and cake, and then watch a house band tell corny jokes and play cowboy songs popularized by people like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in the 1930s and ’40s. The bands are not just the entertainment; they are the main...