Kimberly Roads Of Little Big Town Gave Birth To Daisy Pearl
- In the wake of Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner says he never had the desire to go beyond what he is–a good country singer and a good country songwriter. The Wall Street Journal on Wagoner:
Porter Wagoner has been, very arguably, the most significant, surprising, emotionally penetrating country music performer of the past 50 years who’s nevertheless remained a cipher, or even a rhinestone-festooned comic caricature, to audiences outside of the stone country core. The Country Hall of Famer looks at that career path, so different from the crossover pop moves of his late friend Johnny Cash and protégée Dolly Parton, with the same observant frankness that marked his hit renditions of such lasting, unblinking ballads as “Satisfied Mind,” “Green Green Grass of Home” and the tellingly titled “The Cold Hard Facts of Life.” (via GAC)
- Listen: The first single, “Long Line of Losers”, from Kevin Fowler’s upcoming album is currently available to listen to on his MySpace.
- Edward Morris doles out the secret to becoming a country music expert.
- In the first entry on his blog Adam Hood gives some of his own advice to singers/songwriters just getting started: “screw the guitar lessons and go to business school!”
- Michael Martin Murphey says that his lifestyle and music have come together in recent years:
I’ve sang more about what I’m living day to day. Not that my music before wasn’t based on my personal experience. It was more psychological, poetic music about relationships. Now I’m talking about day to day life as a rancher and cowboy and the values that come from that.”
- Kimberly Roads of Little Big Town gave birth to a baby girl last Friday. She named her Daisy Pearl.
- Andrew Dansby lists 20 songs that he considers great Last Songs (the last song on an album). Coming in at the end is “Let Him Fly” from the Dixie Chicks’ album Fly. What are some of your favorite Last Songs?
- City Girl, Country Girl uses adjectives like “less enthralling” and “disappointing” to describe the latest Waylon Jennings release, Never Say Die: The Complete Final Concert.
- A sweet concert poster.
- Described as one of the fastest rising stars in Texas, Rich O’Toole answers 20 questions for Galleywinter.
- 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."