Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the inaugural episode of Country History X. We start by telling the crazy story of how a box of unheard and currently-unpublished George Jones reel-to-reel master tapes ended up being used as the bond collateral for two international drug smugglers.
Getting into the Texas theme (or at least, a country one), Post Malone threw everyone for a curve ball by borrowing Dwight Yoakam’s band, and busting out a few country songs at Matthew McConaughey’s Texas benefit Sunday night.
A week ago, the international television audience tuning into see the 2021 Grammy Awards got to see a little slice of country music history when the presentation cut to the acoustic room in Nashville, Tennessee known as The Station Inn, and its owner JT Gray.
Bust out the black eyeliner and get ready to party like it’s 1999, because the G-man has promised that some new, unreleased Chris Gaines material is on the way along with a re-release of the previous stuff. This is what Garth Brooks promised recently.
Every once in a while a song comes along that so transfixes people, it becomes part of their DNA henceforth. You remember the first time you heard it. You travel back to that time and place when you first heard it when you hear it again. “Elvira” by the Oak Ridge Boys is one of those songs.
Let’s make something patently clear: Kenny Wayne Shepherd is not a “motherf______ racist” as was accused by the daughter of Muddy Waters, Mercy Morganfield, which led to Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s nomination for a Blues Music Award to be rescinded.”
Country and Southern rock band The Steel Woods just made their first live appearance back after the tragic death of their guitarist and founding father Jason “Rowdy” Cope on January 16th, and one of the band’s closest friends was there to offer his support.
This new album by Melissa Carper entitled Daddy’s Country Gold is not just the blossoming of a songwriter, singer, and entertainer, it’s one of those few and fleeting moments where everything comes together to present music in its perfect, most ideal form.
Sorry all you “Flattheads,” Rascal Flatts is done. Do not pass ‘Go.’ Do not collect $200. It’s finito. Curtains. Even their supposed “farewell tour” that they announced in January of 2020 to drive up tickets sales that was delayed due to COVID-19 won’t be happening at all now.
Wall’s performance on March 11, backed by the Scary Prairie Boys and billed as “Live in Front of Nobody,” was the first proper concert since his most recent album ‘Western Swing and Waltzes’ came out last August, except for a couple of solo livestreams and a few stray songs from his bunkhouse.
Broken Bow artist Jimmie Allen is continuing to be one of the few artists in mainstream country who is willing to speak out and stick up for Morgan Wallen in the aftermath of Wallen getting caught on camera saying the N-word on February 2nd.
‘Dark Side of the Mountain’ is just that: transmissions from the seedier side of life where the sun doesn’t shine—meaning the hollers where the moonshine is brewed, blood is spilled, and pills are consumed as folks who’ve struck out in life look for a way up and out.
Many consider the 2015 album Adobe Sessions by Cody Jinks as his masterpiece. And now it’s receiving two new editions to commemorate the album’s success, while a special tribute album to country legend Lefty Frizzell from Cody Jinks is also on the way.