Browsing articles tagged with " George Jones"

ACM Awards: “Here Taylor Swift, a Milestone Award! Please Show Up!”

March 26, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  55 Comments

Even though Taylor Swift has 86’d country and said she wants nothing to do with the awards specifically, the ACM’s have minted a special 50th Anniversary “Milestone Award” crafted by noted jewelry designer David Yurman to be handed out to Swift and a few select others. The Milestone Award trophy is made up of more than 1,010 grams of sterling silver, with the top edged with 4.16 carats of black diamonds.


Dale Watson to Release New Album “Call Me Insane”

March 18, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  12 Comments

Dale Watson has been slaving away at his Ameripolitan Studios in Austin, TX, working on his followup to 2014’s Truckin’ Session Vol. 3, and 2013’s El Rancho Azul, and just announced Wednesday (3-18) he’ll release his latest record Call Me Insane on June 9th. The news comes as Dale will make an appearance on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE from SXSW sitting in with Kimmel’s band.


Review – Whitey Morgan Covers Van Zandt’s “Waitin’ ‘Round To Die”

March 10, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  18 Comments

Whitey has been telling fans to not expect the similar Waylon vibe of his last albums on Sonic Ranch, and we see this coming to fruition in this Townes cover. Expansive, epic, dynamic, and moving, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s really delve into the spirit of the song and make it sound new. And most importantly from a lead single, it gets you really excited about what Whitey has in store with the new release.


Charlie Louvin Film Streaming Free Online Through March

March 8, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  6 Comments

In celebration of The Louvin Brothers being honored by the Grammy’s with a Lifetime Achievement Award, JuddFilms has made the 2011 Charlie Louvin documentary Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage available to stream free online. The 45-minute film features interviews with many country greats, including Charlie Louvin himself, his son Sonny Louvin, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Alison Krauss, and Marty Stuart.


Wayne Mills Murder Trial is Turned Over to the Jury

March 6, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  1 Comment

The matter of the 2nd Degree Murder Trial of Christopher Michael Ferrell in the killing of Gerald Wayne Mills has been turned over to the jury for deliberation. After the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments, Judge Steve Dozier read the jury instructions and ordered them into deliberations. The jury is currently in deliberations.


Opening Statements Read at the Wayne Mills Murder Trial (#3)

March 3, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  4 Comments

The 2nd Degree Murder case against Christopher Ferrell commenced in the court of Judge Steve Dozier Tuesday morning. Before opening statements, former police detective and private investigator Larry Flair took the witness stand to determine what lines of testimony would be permissible from him in court…


New Details Revealed in Wayne Mills Murder Trial Early Motions (#1)

March 2, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  24 Comments

Though Monday is to be primarily focused on jury selection, in pretrial motions before jury selection, some previously-unknown details about the case were revealed to the public, along with some of the stances the defense is likely to take in attempting to prove Chris Ferrell acted in self-defense. We also learned about some of the witnesses likely to be called in the trial.


The Wayne Mills Murder Trial – A Complete Preview

February 28, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  16 Comments

Country music artist Wayne Mills was shot in the back of the head at a far range by Chris Ferrell on the morning of November 23rd, 2013 at the Pit & Barrel bar in Nashville, TN. The shooting happened near 5:00 AM. Both men were at the Pit & Barrel attending an after hours party held after the memorial ceremony and concert held for George Jones at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville.


The Oldest Living Links to Country Music’s Golden Past

January 20, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  28 Comments

With the passing of the 94-year-old “Little” Jimmy Dickens at the beginning of 2015, it’s a reminder for us to cherish the final living links to country music’s most legendary past who can still tell stories of how country music once was. The amount of performers who were important in forming the very foundation of country music are quickly fading away.


George Jones “White Lightning” Moonshine Raises Questions

January 14, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  44 Comments

Unveiled as part of the presentation of George Jones’ new museum was the plan to have the name and likeness of George Jones used on his own line of flavored moonshine and vodka, branded after his first #1 hit from 1959 written by The Big Bopper, “White Lightning.” The beverage line will be made in a partnership with the Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin, KY.


Odie Blackmon Talks Teaching George Jones College Course

January 9, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  16 Comments

Around the passing of The Possum in 2013, I remember the news of his widow Nancy setting up an endowment and scholarship fund for MTSU in the name of George Jones. What I didn’t know, and what has gone somewhat under-reported, is that the passing of George and the endowment encouraged the faculty of MTSU to enter a class on the life of George Jones into the school’s curriculum.


Album Review – Roger Alan Wade’s “Bad News Knockin'”

January 3, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  37 Comments

Once again Roger Alan Wade makes his case for being one of the most criminally-underrated songwriters of our generation, releasing his newest album Bad News Knockin’ right before the end of 2014 through Johnny Knoxville Records, and rocketing himself near the top for the most notable songwriting efforts for all of last year.


Roger Alan Wade to Release New Album “Bad News Knockin'”

November 30, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  4 Comments

Songwriter, Sirius XM DJ, and country music elder Roger Alan Wade will release his sixth studio album Bad News Knockin’ via Johnny Knoxville Records. Produced by Knoxville and recorded by Dan Creech at Revolving Blackbird Sound in Santa Monica, CA, like most of Wade’s music the new album will feature just Roger, his guitar, and his original songs.


Caleb Klauder Offers “Just A Little” EP After Vocal Cord Surgery

November 23, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  9 Comments

If you’re populating a list of criminally-underrated country music talent, Caleb Klauder has to be somewhere near the top. The Pacific Northwest’s best kept country music secret is beloved by those who know about him, and revered by his fellow musicians. Caleb’s fortunes turned for the worse this summer though when he was diagnosed with vocal cord polyps.


The Death of Wayne Mills – One Year Later

November 23, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  5 Comments

One year ago today, Outlaw country artist and songwriter Wayne Mills was shot in the back of the head at the Pit & Barrel Bar in Nashville, TN at approximately 5:00 AM after an altercation erupted with the bar’s owner, Chris Michael Ferrell—a friend of Wayne’s who was hosting an after hours gathering following a tribute concert to George Jones earlier in the evening at the Bridgestone Arena.


Album Review – Jason Aldean’s “Old Boots, New Dirt”

October 9, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  89 Comments

Bad mouth Jason Aldean’s previous accomplishments all you want, but heretofore his career has been defined by the defiant spirit of interior America’s lost populous—disenfranchised and forgotten in the age of technology as they unflinchingly continue on with their way of life inherited down from generations. Now what do we get? A simple enumeration of his sexual conquests one after another.


Trial in the Wayne Mills Murder Case Delayed

October 5, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  6 Comments

Friends, fans, and family of slain country music artist Wayne Mills will have to wait a little longer to attempt to get the answers and justice they seek in the songwriter’s death. The 2nd Degree Murder trial for the man accused of killing Wayne, bar owner Chris Ferrell, has been pushed back nearly five months from its originally scheduled date.


George Jones Museum Coming To Downtown Nashville

September 29, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  7 Comments

The George Jones Museum and Event Center is coming to downtown Nashville. This is the news relayed from George’s widow, Nancy Jones, who announced today that she has spent $4.35 million on two pieces of adjacent property. Early plans call for a 44,000 sq. ft. facility that would include event space, a music venue, restaurant, and gift shop, all to commemorate the legacy of George Jones.


Did Blake Shelton Really Compare “Neon Light” to George Jones?

August 25, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  70 Comments

On August 18th, he released his latest single called “Neon Light” from his upcoming Bringing Back The Sun album. As a rather sedated, nondescript, somewhat country, but ultimately sort of boring offering, it was really hard to get worked up about it one way or the other. Sure it has a banjo and a somewhat country setting, but it’s no “Tear In My Beer.”


Sammy Kershaw: “Country Music Hates Itself”

August 7, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  106 Comments

It’s been a working theory for years here at Saving Country Music that country is constantly trying to apologize for itself, and explain away all of the stereotypes of the genre to garner wider acceptance. Country spends all of its energy trying prove that it’s not a bunch of rednecks and racists and old people’s music, instead of educating people on the beauty of country

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