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.
- bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
- Barry Mazor: It may be over-stated, in arriving at practically a single explanation of everything, but Adam Gussow's book on lynching and …
- Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
- Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
- luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …
- Ron: Sky Above, Mud Below by Tom Russell is another.
- Jack Williams: Another Othis Taylor song from White African is "My Soul's in Louisiana."