Tornados Rip Apart Branson; Davy Jones Passes Away and Carrie Underwood Has Top Single
Ken Morton, Jr. | March 1st, 2012
Devastating tornados tore through Missouri’s country music and entertainment capital of Branson early yesterday. The EF2 tornado had winds of up to 130 mph and was on the ground for about 20 miles according the National Weather Service. It smashed seven miles of the town’s commercial strip, hop scotching and demolishing different theater venues along the way. Five or six of the theaters have substantial damage. 33 people were reported with injuries.
The Monkees’ Davy Jonespassed away from a sudden heart attack this week at the age of 66. While he was most associated with the pop-rock band, he and the band did have country music connections. Anne Murray hit #3 in 1979 with their “Daydream Believer” and The Grascals just recently covered “Last Train to Clarksville.”
Whitney Self has an interview with Jessi Colterover at CMT.com. On her husband Waylon Jennings, “His vision, his determination, was just indefatigable. You couldn’t stop him. He stayed under the radar even though he was huge and broke records. He wasn’t out there for fame, and there were many opportunities and managers, many things that just didn’t all line up. He believed in lining up the signs. If something was presented to him and he ran into say, three obstacles, he’d drop it because he would want to change the chain of events.”