Browsing articles tagged with " Kitty Wells"

Kelsey Waldon’s “The Gold Mine” Delivers Traditional Country Gold

August 27, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  26 Comments

If you’re looking for the country music female revolution’s representative for true neotraditional country, Kelsey Waldon might just be your perfect match. If this album was released in the 70’s, it would have birthed a slew of indelible country standards. Such inconsolable heartbreak, such sorrow-drenched insight is captured on these tracks and then embellished with tasteful production…


Slaid Cleaves Offers Perspective On What Music Is All About

November 5, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  53 Comments

This is a guest post from Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves. Slaid recently was featured on Saving Country Music after making some critical comments about modern country music in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, and he wanted an opportunity to elaborate on his statements. Slaid’s latest album, the critically-acclaimed “Still Fighting The War” was released in June.


1952: Country Music’s Original “Year Of The Woman”

June 12, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  14 Comments

The general consensus amongst country music pundits in 2013 is that we are in the midst of the ‘Year Of The Woman.’ But this isn’t the first year in country when the women deserved the lion’s share of attention. Rose Maddox of The Maddox Brothers & Rose, Goldie Hill, and the woman who would later rise to be known as the Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells became pioneers for women in country.


Kellie Pickler: “I Don’t Need To Be Manufactured”

July 15, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  25 Comments

Think what you want about former American Idol contestant Kellie Picker’s latest album 100 Proof and its striking traditionalist approach, but what may be even more interesting and inspiring than the album itself is the story behind it. After recently parting with her label, Kellie’s narrative is becoming similar to the one of Waylon Jennings, the country music Outlaw that Kellie cites as a primary influence.


Album Review – Lydia Loveless “Indestructible Machine”

September 22, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  16 Comments

From Columbus, OH, the lovely and talented 21-year-old Lydia Loveless offers up her first album with international aspirations in Indestructable Machine, through the Bloodshot Records imprint. Rest assured, I like this album more than I don’t. But as legendary football coach Bill Parcells once said after one decent game by a young, promising quarterback, “Put the anointing oil away.”


Up With The Louisiana Hayride, Down with the Opry

June 5, 2008 - By Trigger  //  Causes, Outlaw History  //  No Comments

This weekend many devoted hellibillies will be showing their support for the Reinstate Hank movement at the CMA Fan Fair, including Cathy and Wayne who’ve been great […]

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