Ahead of the release of Johnny Cash’s lost album Out Among The Stars due on March 25th, the Johnny Cash Official website has made available the opportunity for you to listen to the title track of the album by signing in either through Facebook or email. And then if you wish, you can make a birthday wish to Johnny Cash and light up a star on the background of the website.
I noticed this for the first time last year, that as the birthday of Hank Williams approached, people were looking at it more than just a bulletin you would pass along on social network sites. It felt like a full blown observance, maybe even a quasi-holiday. And the days leading up to it, there was anticipation.
(For details on the Hank Williams birthday contest, click here.) A lot of us involved in the Reinstate Hank Williams movement talk at length about his importance to The Grand Ole Opry and country music. But we may not emphasize his importance on music as a whole, or on American culture and even the culture […]
The birthday of the King of Country Music is coming up on Thursday (Sept. 17th), and to commemorate it I am running a contest. The winner will get a spanking new copy of the three disc set Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings. No kidding! The winner will also get a bumper sticker from Big G’s […]