Kern County Honors Bakersfield Legend With Merle Haggard Drive
- Today Merle Haggard gets his own road. California’s Kern County approved the renaming of Seventh Standard Road to Merle Haggard Drive. The ceremony will take place at the Bakersfield Harley Davidson and will also mark the beginning of an initiative to create a greenway next to Haggard Drive to be known as Hag’s Place.
- Hector Saldaña says when Sara Evans broke into a twangy, a cappella three-part harmony with her two sisters on “In the Pines” at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, it was as genuine a highlight of any rodeo in recent memory.
- Miranda Lambert helps raise funds for the Humane Society of East Texas and even adopted her own dog from the pound. She says one of her dog’s quirks is that she won’t pee anywhere except on perfect grass.
- For an artist that has many No. 1s as George Strait I imagine it’s hard to get excited about much in the music industry anymore, but his newest single, “I Saw God Today”, is the highest single debut of his career at nineteen on the R&R and Billboard charts. His next album, Troubadour, is due out on April 1st.
- A topic that never loses its buoyancy: Dolly Parton nicknamed her boobs. GAC joins the fun by calling her tour “a bust.”
- The Big Rock Candy Mountain blogger asks for your perfect albums and offers up The Trinity Sessions by The Cowboy Junkies as his perfect album.
It’s that kind of album. Spare and intimate, hushed and built for radio static, the angelic and sleepy voice of Margo Timmins. And I’m obsessed with voices, not the “perfect” voice, but the voice that sounds the most human, or contains the most humanity. Margo Timmins is both, and she melted my teenage heart, sad, sultry, and sublime.
- Carrie Underwood says she doesn’t really know what to do with babies, but says motherhood and babies “are probably inevitable at some point.”
- Songwriter Bob McDill set a schedule of writing one song a week for three decades and was rewarded with dozens of No. 1s and hit songs such as: “Amanda”, “Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)”, and “Good Ole Boys Like Me”. On March 1st he’ll be at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the quarterly series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. He’ll participate in an in-depth, one-on-one interview, perform briefly, and sign autographs.
- Paul W Dennis: This album is next on my must-acquire list. I remember listening to Mac on the WWVA Big Jamboree in the …
- Paul W Dennis: I don't usually agree with Luckyoldsun but he's right - "Girl In A Country Song" reeks. On the other …
- andythedrifter: "It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines"
- Donald: LOS, I need to second your mention of Ballad of Forty Dollars.
- Paul W Dennis: Best wishes for Jim Ed Brown - there's very few left from his generation of country singers John Morthland's article on …
- Paul W Dennis: That looks like Harold Morrison playing the dobro behind Jeannie C Riley on "Harper Valley PTA"
- luckyoldsun: Got to go with "The Ballad of Forty Dollars." Funny, if you saw the title and started listening to that song …
- Randy Prewitt: I would have to say my favorite Tom T.Hall song is "The Day Clayton Delaney Died.He has so many great …
- KathyP: "Faster Horses." Which reminds me I need to add it to my digital library.
- Leeann Ward: "Me and Jesus" and "Harper Valley PTA" are my favorites, I think. But I agree with Paul that it's not …