Charlie Daniels Suffered Mild Stroke While Snowmobiling; Halfway To Hazard Cancels Concerts; Alan Jackson’s Beard
- Charlie Daniels suffered a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado last Friday. Fortunately, he’s reported to be doing well and will not have to cancel any concert dates.
- Meanwhile, Halfway to Hazard postponed all concerts and appearances indefinitely while one-half of the duo, David Tolliver, deals with personal issues.
New releases for the week of January 19, 2010 include:
- In this week’s Take 6 Tuesday, Blake Shelton lists the six people in country music that have actually made him giddy.
- Where was Ryan Bingham when he won an award at the Golden Globes? At the bar having a beer.
- San Antonio Express-News‘ Jim Beal Jr. on the new Adam Carroll & Michael O’Connor record Hard Times:
The pair has hammered together a collection of songs that take unvarnished looks at not-so-beautiful losers who populate the margins: the has-beens, the never-will-bes. With songs such as the title track, “Gulf Coast Losers,” “New Year’s Eve” and “Throw a Nickel,” the duo effectively nails hardscrabble reality while occasionally leavening looks at tough subjects and rough people with dark humor. With the line “a bar tab twice as long as Billy Gibbons’ beard,” even losers win.
- It’s that time again: Farce the Music’s Country Day. This month’s targets include Reba, Sarah Buxton, Trailer Choir, and more.
- Reba McEntire dispenses the secret to George Strait‘s longevity: “He’s got great songs.”
- Country California Fake News: Hank III’s First Draft of New Monday Night Football Theme Deemed Inappropriate
- Tune in to WSM tomorrow from 8-11 p.m. for a radio tribute to Carl Smith. Eddie Stubbs will play many of Smith’s most important records along with excerpts from an interview he conducted with Smith in 1997.
- Country Haiku:
Tough little boys grow
And become babies again
A few wear diapers
- CMT posted an excerpt from the book True Adventures With the King of Bluegrass in which the author discovers Jimmy Martin‘s whiskey preference.
- Listen to an interview with, and performances by, Carolina Chocolate Drops.
- The year 1994 might have been a good year for the roses, but Alan Jackson apparently thought it was a good year for a beard, too.
- This week in country music history according to Country California:
1974 – Tom T. Hall tops the Billboard country singles chart with a list song called “I Love.” A whole generation of soon-to-be Nashville songwriters takes note.
- Bruce: LW, Don't apologize for your Bryant comment. You were more gracious than I would have been.
- Bruce: My vote is for Marty Stuart for his exhaustive body of work that is directional yet diversified.
- Leeann: Dang! Let me write my above sentence again!: Kelley MicKwee’s album is sounding good so far too. I really like “Beautiful …
- paul w dennis: The Kershaw album is really noteworthy for its song selections. Other than "I'll Share My World With You", it omits …
- Leeann: The Sammy Kershaw tribute to George Jones is pretty good on first listen. Of course, Sammy's no George, but their …
- Jeremy Dylan: I did a podcast on Joni Mitchell's BLUE album recently and was wondering if there was a good bio of …
- Leeann Ward: Well, that was a mighty unnecessarily flippant comment I just made there and the better angels of my nature make …
- Leeann Ward: As for me, I'd realize I'd written a crappy song if Luke Bryan ended up being the one who wanted …
- luckyoldsun: You say Marx is very gracious--again implying that he should feel aggrieved. Well, apparently, he DOESN'T feel aggrieved--He feels gratitude …
- Leeann Ward: I know that Marx seems to be very gracious about it and I also know that that's how the business …