by Amos White How Important Is Authenticity? Most country music fans, and certainly the classic country fans, will remember Tammy Wynette’s heartbreaking song “Til I
by Donald Jacobs Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which
Robbins saw himself as a drifter, a man always searching for self-fulfillment and inner peace. Born Martin David Robinson to a hardworking mother and an abusive alcoholic father, he never fully escaped the insecurities burned into him by a poverty-stricken nomadic childhood in the Arizona desert. In 1947 he got his first gig as a singer and guitar player and soon changed his name to Marty Robbins, where he cultivated his magnetic stage presence, and established himself as an entertainer, songwriter, and successful NASCAR driver…
Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville the moniker “Music City USA” as well as a rich tradition of music, news, and broad-based entertainment. With the rise of country music broadcasting and recording between the 1920s and ‘50s, WSM, Nashville, and country music became inseparable, stemming from WSM’s launch of the Grand Ole Opry, popular daily shows like Noontime Neighbors, and early morning artist-driven shows such as Hank Williams on Mother’s Best Flour. Join us as we sit down with Craig Havighurst and talk all things Nashville, radio, and country music in American culture.
We are all our parents children, for better or for worse. We all must come to terms with this at some point. I never did until listening to Stephen Wilson Jr. Sometimes in topics this deep and difficult, having a wise guide will help you understand the relations of parent and child. Stephen Wilson Jr. is deceptively simple, but he can turn a phrase that can grasp your soul and squeeze; the tree never grows to far from the apple…
by Donald Jacobs …shuffle…shuffle…shuffle…THUD! Hello wall… I didn’t see you standing there… Thus begins the song Hello Walls no 2 (a parody of the hit
What do goat testicles and a radio station in Mexico in the 1930’s have to do with country music legends The Carter Family, the popularization
by Aaron Bartmess 4/5 I’ll be honest and say that Tyler Childers’ latest album, Rustin’ In The Rain, is my first exposure to his work,
by Amos White Emmylou Harris moved to New York in the mid sixties and began singing folk music on a local circuit to mild fanfare.