Browsing articles tagged with " George Jones"
Mar
3

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

March 3, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  2 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…

Mar
2

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

March 2, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  23 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.

Feb
28

The Wayne Mills Murder Trial – A Complete Preview

February 28, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  11 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.

Jan
20

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.

Jan
14

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.

Jan
9

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.

Jan
3

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.

Nov
30

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.

Nov
23

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.

Nov
23

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.

Oct
9

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.

Oct
5

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.

Sep
29

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.

Aug
25

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.”

Aug
7

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

Jul
26

Blackberry Smoke “Leave A Scar” On North Carolina

July 26, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  17 Comments

Man. If you want to make a live music DVD, get yourself a Southern rock band. And if you’re looking for a Southern rock band, you best be looking in the direction of Atlanta, GA’s Blackberry Smoke. If you’re looking for the band that defines what Southern rock is in the modern day world, Blackberry Smoke is your poison. Blackberry Smoke is back with a double live album and DVD called “Leave A Scar”…

Jul
25

Randy Travis to Release New Album Despite Health Issues

July 25, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  7 Comments

The health status of Randy Travis still remains very much in question, but that is not stopping the Randy Travis camp and Warner Bros. from releasing the second installment of his Influence: The Man I Am series on August 12th. The first album in the series was released on September 30th, 2013—a few months after Randy suffered a serious heart condition and subsequent stroke.

Jul
21

Legendary Performer & Songwriter George Riddle Has Passed Away

July 21, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  8 Comments

George Riddle, a songwriter and musician whose music and influence can be heard throughout the classic country music world, passed away on Saturday night, July 19th after battling with throat Cancer. he might be best known as the very first and original Jones Boy, backing George Jones up in what would later become George’s legendary band.

Jul
17

Tom Petty Is Critical of “Game Show” Stars, & “Plastic Computer” Music

July 17, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  28 Comments

Tom Petty has been known to speak his mind from time to time, including in August of 2013 when he criticized modern country as “Bad rock with a fiddle.” Now in a new interview with Canada’s CBC news organization, Petty has relayed some pointed opinions about what he characterizes as stars that have “won a game show” and that make “plastic computer music.”

Jun
15

Vintage Review- Marty Stuart’s ‘The Pilgrim’ 15 Years Later

June 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  22 Comments

Lost among country music’s great concept albums was the 1999 offering from Marty called “The Pilgrim” released 15 years ago today. A commercial flop that was poorly-promoted but well-received by all the critics who happened to receive a copy, The Pilgrim produced no singles and no awards, but it wasn’t meant to. This was Marty Stuart flexing his creative muscles…

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