As much as we’ve been ballyhooing what a big year 2010 was for great music from independent and up-and-coming artists we love to champion around here, January 2011 might be a bigger month than any one 2010 can boast about. And it is especially big for the female artists, and artists taking a step up from burning CD’s out of the back of their car to more legitimate and professional releases.
About this time last year, every website and periodical that regularly does these type of things put out their “Best of the Decade” lists. Problem is, they were all wrong. All of them. And not just for country music. For ALL of music, and for movies, TV shows, whatever. Why? No, not because I’m a raging culture snob, because officially the decade does not end until tonight.
.357 String Band, Cockadoodledon't, Dale Watson, Fire & Hail, Hank III, Home, Jack White, Jamey Johnson, Joe Buck, Johnny Cash, Justin Townes Earle, Legendary Shack Shakers, Live in London, Loretta Lynn, Lovesick Broke & Driftin', Midnight at the Movies, Straight to Hell, That Lonesome Song, The Dixie Chicks, Van Lear Rose, When The Man Comes Around
Well it’s Sunday, and I know a lot of you spend your Sunday’s with a brat in one hand and a foam finger over the other, eyes affixed to the boob tube. But here’s a cool story I was just alerted to on the Saving Country Music Message Board, where two of your passions collide […]
We like to rag on people around here like Jennifer Love Hewitt and 80’s pop star “Tiffany” for “Going Country.” This has prompted a few to criticize me and others for thinking anyone that didn’t start in country cannot “go country” or dabble in the music, or that I have some predisposed problem with rock […]
We always talk about Nashville and pop country being ‘fake’ or ‘plastic’ and I’m sure some people see these words as being figurative. But no, pop country is fake, FAKE! In the truest sense of the word. Don’t believe me?? From an article about ‘Pro Tools’ from the Nashville Scene: /“So what is this demon […]
This is Big Wayne: Big Wayne likes beer. He also likes Hank Williams and Hank Williams III. But Big Wayne is confused. He doesn’t understand why Hank Williams is not a member of the Grand Ole Opry, even though they use his image, likeness, and songs to promote themselves. He doesn’t understand why a man […]
Brenda Lee, Don Helms, Drifting Cowboys, Ernest Tubb, Grand Ole Opry, Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell, Loretta Lynn, Louvin Brothers, Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Red Foley, Reinstate Hank, Steel Guitar, Twangtownusa.com
Before I get into the meat of this post, I need to do some house cleaning: For those of you that did not see the bulletin from the Hank 3 music page the other day, they announced that the much delayed Damn Right, Rebel Proud album will have additional tracks on it when it is […]
.357 String Band, 1972, Billy Joe Shaver, Country Music Woodstock, David Allan Coe, Doug Kershaw, Dripping Springs Reunion, Fourth of July Picnic, George Jones, Hank III, Joe Buck, Kris Kristofferson, Leon Russel, Lollapalooza, Loretta Lynn, Murder in the Mountains, Shooter Jennings, Tex Ritter, Those Poor bastards, Tom T. Hall, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson