JANUARY 2019 NEWS

Wild! Alan Jackson & Lee Ann Womack! Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man!

Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack shared the stage on April 1, teaming up to sing "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man." The song was originally recorded by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, and was the title track of their 1973 duets album.

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Hee Haw’s Kornfield Friends set to appear and perform on February 2nd and 3rd.

Hee Haw’s Kornfield Friends Lulu Roman, Misty Rowe, Jana Jae, and Buck Trent will be bringing a bit of Kornfield Kounty to the stage of TBN’s Huckabee on February 2nd and 3rd. 

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Randy Travis announces long-awaited memoir: Forever and Ever, Amen

Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins, announced the cover for the upcoming memoir by country music legend Randy Travis yesterday in an exclusive with People.com. 

 

(Cover of Book Revealed by People.com, On Sale May 14)

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DeFord Bailey. The contribution of African Americans to Country Music.

-By Cowboy Anton

 

"An accomplished harmonica player, as well as a banjoist, guitarist, and vocalist, he became one of the first stars of the Opry, and in the 1920s and '30s he made a handful of fantastic recordings (by himself and with guitarist Sam McGee) that showed both blues and country influences." 

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Country Music Hall of Fame Member Maxine Brown Russell Passes

Maxine Brown Russell, the vivacious entertainer, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend passed yesterday at Bowman Hospice in Little Rock, Arkansas from complications of heart and kidney disease at the age of 87. Her family was by her side.

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Why did Johnny Cash name his signature song I Walk The Line?

-By Cowboy Anton

 

Johnny Cash was one of the most inspiring country music singers of all time. But why did he decide to change the name of one of his best songs and call it I Walk The Line?

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Alan Jackson 2019 Tour Wild Card Contest

Wild Card Contest to join Alan Jackson on his 2019 Tour is now open!  Vote for your favorite AJ's Band to win one of two more coveted slots on Alan's new tour.

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American Music Icon Loretta Lynn celebrates birthday Friends at Nashville´s Bridgestone Arena on April 1

Music icon Loretta Lynn will celebrate her birthday this April with a once-in-a-lifetime music event. 

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Mel Street and the tragic aftermath of success

Borrowed Angel
Mel Street

-by Cowboy Anton, Jackson, TN.

 

The other day, while looking through our record collection, we stumbled upon a compilation of Mel Street's hits from the 1970s. His was a story of short-lived success and of a fatal gunshot that tragically ended the career of a magnificent country vocalist.

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