Naughty Or Nice, May You Find Coal In Your Stockings This Christmas
USA Today‘s Ken Barnes and Brian Mansfield singled out Kathy Mattea‘s Coal as one of their picks of 2008. Mansfield also gave a nod to Jamey Johnson‘s That Lonesome Song. After counting down the best country music of 2008 at
PopMatters yesterday, Juli Thanki returns with the best bluegrass. Two different Vincents make the list along with the progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers, who are led by ex-Nickel Creeker Chris Thile.
Daily Trivia: The oldest current Opry member, Little Jimmy Dickens, was born on this day in 1920. Unfortunately he’s absent from this weekend’s Opry lineup. Other notable birthdays are Bill Carlisle, born in 1908, and Janie Fricke, who was born in 1947.
For example, he chose Country California‘s C.M. Wilcox scoured the book section at Amazon and perfectly matched several titles to different country stars as suggested gift ideas. How to Love Your Retirement: Advice from Hundreds of Retirees as reading material for Garth Brooks.
Chris Parton calls attention to the new Jack Ingram video for “That’s a Man” on the CMT Blog.
The staff at Country Universe reached the top ten in their countdown of the top 40 singles of 2008.
Faith Hill filled in as a celebrity guest writer on About.com to share the Christmas traditions that she and husband have started with their daughters. Who knew that Tim McGraw could make homemade spaghetti and sauce? Tim McGraw
The SteelDrivers, Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll and Justin Townes Earle are speckled throughout American Songwriter‘s top 25 albums of 2008.
Listen to “Country Boy” from , who mixes the surf music of Southern California and the traditional conjunto and rock of San Antonio to form her own brand of rockabilly. Rosie Flores
Make today a Photocrap Country Christmas day. Our latest winner is
Anna K, who picked up a copy of Joe Nichols’ holiday album in yesterday’s . 12 Days of Christmas drawing