Browsing articles tagged with " Stonewall Jackson"
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.

Feb
15

10 Badass Marty Stuart Moments

February 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  38 Comments

When it comes to the preservation of the history and sound of country music, you can make the case there is nobody who does it better and with more passion and dedication than Marty Stuart. Tireless and true to his convictions, from his music, to his archive of memorabilia, to his presence on television and the Grand Ole Opry stage, and to some of the thankless things he does well out of the public eye…

Sep
29

The 10 Best Country & Roots Songs From Breaking Bad

September 29, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  10 Comments

Did you know the first song to ever be featured on Breaking Bad was a classic country tune by Stonewall Jackson? They may not play real country on the radio anymore, but there’s many different ways you can skin a cat. As popular and critically-acclaimed TV series like Breaking Bad breathe new life into television, they have become an invaluable market for showcasing quality country and roots music from the past and present.

Jun
24

Most Embarrassing Moments in Country Music History

June 24, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  89 Comments

When looking at the historical timeline of country music, many times it is big events that set the wheels of change in motion, for the good and the bad. Whether it is intrusion of pop or rap into country, or the ill-treatment of country music greats, here are some of the most embarrassing moments in country music history.

Apr
30

Why The Country HOF Should Own The Grand Ole Opry

April 30, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  10 Comments

The problem with The Grand Ole Opry is that it is owned by a public company, Gaylord Entertainment, who is beholden to shareholders and profit margins before the Grand Ole Opry’s charter of preserving the roots and traditions of country music. The Country Music Hall of Fame on the other hand is a private, not-for-profit institution.

Oct
10

Stonewall Jackson Back on the Opry & Bunch of Other Stuff

October 10, 2008 - By Trigger  //  Causes, Free Hank III, News  //  No Comments

First off some house cleaning stuff:If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the Hank 3 music blog about Hank III Listening Parties happening around the country. […]

May
9

Pissin’ Off The Opry

May 9, 2008 - By Trigger  //  Causes, Outlaw History  //  1 Comment

If you think that Hank Williams Sr. is the only person to get crossways with the Opry, check out this sordid history: DeFord Bailey: DeFord Bailey was […]

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