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.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …
- nm: Agreed. A good job by three very smart women.
- Deremy Jylan: The Hight piece is tremendous reading.
- Juli Thanki: Much like the music of Aldean and FGL, Michelob Ultra is favored by college kids and too much exposure will …
- Tom: ...michelob ultra seems to be a brew from hell.