Last week as I was traveling through Tennessee, I took some time to visit downtown Nashville, where I hadn’t been in a few years, and I brought along one of my best friends named Pointer. Pointer goes wherever I go. Funny thing is, we don’t always like the same things. I thought it might be fun and informative to share Pointer and my pictures of our downtown Nashville trip for those who’ve never been there.
Country Music Hall of Fame
On October 4th, The Lost Notebook of Hank Williams will be released. As far back as October of 2008, I’ve had serious questions about the origins of these songs, the ethics behind the project, and the artists chosen to flesh out songs that do not include music. Now I have a new concern: why we are being given wrong information.
Judd Films and Neltner Creative have just launched the website louvinfilm.com in support of the upcoming documentary Charlie Louvin / Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage, now targeted for a July 15th release date. In breathtaking cinematic quality, the film covers the final concert, and final days of the Country Music Hall of Famer, and interviews with notables such as Marty Stuart, George Jones, John McCrea of Cake, and Emmylou Harris.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has just announced that on April 16th, 2011, they will honor Hank Williams in a special presentation called “I Saw The Light, Songwriters Salute Hank.” I Saw the Light, which is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy…will feature Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, the Secret Sisters and Steve Young. During the program, which will be hosted…
When the Family Tradition exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame opened in March of 2008, covering the lives and careers of Hank Sr., Jr., III, Hilly, Holly, and Jett, it was scheduled to close on Decemeber 31, 2009. Nearly a year later it is still going strong, kept alive by popular demand and critical acclaim, and now it is expanding.
Earlier this week it was announced that Omni Hotels would be participating in a new massive convention center project in downtown Nashville, and that this project would include an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame, doubling the size of the Hall.
A day before the big CMA Awards Show in Nashville, a local Nashville television station, News Channel 5, has released the results of a 7 month investigation that implicates Keith Urban and Ticketmaster in a HUGE scalping scam. And even worse, the events in question include a benefit concert for The Country Music Hall of […]
According to the Country Music Hall of Fame Website, Hank III will be performing there on Oct. 10th at 1:30 PM. Admission is free, or is included in the admission to the Hall. Here is the official info: “Hank Williams III, like his father, blends the honky-tonk and country blues of his grandfather with the […]
It’s rare you can pull out the term “Hard Country” and have it make sense and fit like a glove on an artist, but that is exactly what describes Johnny Paycheck. And he’s was an Outlaw too, in the truest sense of the word. It is for all of these reasons that Johnny Paycheck fans want him considered for the Country Music Hall of Fame, and have started an online petition.
Recently, especially after the Newsweek article decrying pop country came out, I’ve seen an uptick in blogs and articles wondering if the pop influences in the genre have gone too far. We all know my opinion on the matter, but I have been encouraged in this uptick in commentary. Even if the majority of people […]
(This is a guest article written by Cliff England.) Vern Gosdin, known as “The Voice” by his country peers, and heralded by Tammy Wynette as “the only man that can hold a candle to George Jones” died late April 28 in a Nashville hospital at the age of 74, due to complications from a stroke. […]
Well, it’s been just over a week since I suffered through watching the whole CMA Pop Country Award Infomercial, and I am happy to report that I am finally able to keep solid foods down, and I finally achieved my first solid bowel movement since Kid Rock took the stage with “Lil Wayne,” making me […]
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Real quick: A Hank III tour announcement is imminent. According to hank3.com it’s gonna start on the 23rd. But remember last Spring there was a big brewha when a bunch of tour dates surfaced and they turned out to be false. So nothing is official until it’s official, and let’s not go chasing rumors. I’m […]
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Holy shit. I just got done watching one of the best underground music documentaries I’ve ever seen. It Features: –Hank III, including live performances, commentary, and a TOUR OF THE HAUNTED RANCH !!! –Joe Buck commentary and live performances. — Joe Buck Giving a tour of downtown Nashville, including Music Row, The Country Music Hall […]
I wanted to write some stuff about the AMCA’s that happened on Sunday, but to be honest, I can’t find the passion to. We all know that Kenny Chesney has no dick, and that the fact that he’s won ‘Entertainer of the Year’ the last three years is a joke. And there’s a reason that […]