Music · 10/10/2018
Jackie Keith Whitley (July 1, 1955 – May 9, 1989) was an American country music singer. During his career, Whitley only recorded two albums but charted 12 singles on the Billboard country charts, and 7 more after his death. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Whitley grew up in nearby Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Whitley began his career there in 1970, performing in Ralph Stanley's band. Establishing himself as a lead singer in bluegrass music, Whitley moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1983 and began his reco
Music · 10/10/2018
"The Way We Make a Broken Heart" is a song written by John Hiatt. It was recorded by Ry Cooder in 1980 on his album Borderline. "The Way We Make a Broken Heart" was covered by both John Hiatt and Rosanne Cash in 1983 as a duet. The single was produced by Scott Mathews and Ron Nagle, however, Geffen Records did not release the single. Willy DeVille performed this song twice in Berlin 2002; once in an unplugged version and once with his electric band. This is documented on his 2002 album Live in
Music · 10/10/2018
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" is a song written by Kris Kristofferson that was recorded in 1969 by Ray Stevens before becoming a number one hit for Johnny Cash. he biggest success for the song came from the Johnny Cash performance, which had been taped live at the Ryman Auditorium during a taping of The Johnny Cash Show as part of a "Ride This Train" segment, with filmed background visuals showing a down and out wanderer roaming around the Public Square area of Shelbyville, Tennessee. Cash intro
Music · 10/10/2018
"Guitar Man" is a 1967 song written by Jerry Reed, who took his version of it to number 53 on the Billboard country music charts in 1967. Soon after Reed's single appeared, Elvis Presley recorded the song with Reed playing the guitar part, and it became a minor country and pop hit. According to Peter Guralnick in his two-volume biography of Presley, the singer had been trying unsuccessfully to record the tune, but wasn't happy with the groove. He said something to the effect of: "Get me that re
Music · 10/10/2018
"I'll Go on Alone" is a song written and performed by Marty Robbins. The song reached #1 on the country chart in 1952. It was Robbins' first hit single. Performers on the song include Slim Harbert on bass, Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Floyd Lanning on guitar, and Harold Carmack on piano. The song was recorded at Jim Beck's studio.
Music · 10/10/2018
"Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring" is a single co-written and originally recorded by Little David Wilkins. It was released in 1974, peaking at number 50 on the U.S. country singles charts. It was later covered American country music artist Conway Twitty. Released in October 1977, it was the first single from his album Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
Podcasts · 10/10/2018
Colorado Bill Barwick From Somewhere Out West When The Work’s All Done This Fall Red Steagall The Cowboy Code [Disc 1] Wagon Wheel Waltz Ann Brown Riding High Ole Faithful/The Last Round-up Prickly Pair Romance with the Range Shelly Winters Love R.W. Hampton Always In My Heart Before The Rain Turns To Snow Andy Wilkinson Storyteller, Part Two St. Olav’s Gate Tom Russell Old Songs Yet To Sing At The End Of A Long, Lonely Day Don Edwards West Of Yest
Music · 10/09/2018
Hank Williams Jr.'s version is a duet with his father created using electronic merging technology. As the song had been previously recorded with Hank Williams playing the guitar as the sole instrument, his son and his band simply "filled in the blanks" and recorded additional vocals. The music video for the song combined television footage that had existed of Hank Williams performing, onto which electronic merging technology impressed the recordings of Hank Jr., which then made it appear as if h
Music · 10/09/2018
"The Bottle Let Me Down" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in August 1966 as the second single from the album Swinging Doors. The song peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles. Hank Williams III recorded his version of the song, although it was never released in a studio album. It was, however, released in 2012 without Williams' permission by his former label, Curb Records. Williams had become
Music · 10/09/2018
"Kaw-Liga" is one of just a handful of songs that Williams wrote with Fred Rose, who produced his records and published his songs through his company Acuff-Rose. Rose often "doctored" the songs Hank composed, making suggestions and revisions, with biographer Roger M. Williams noting that Rose's contribution to Hank's songs was probably craftsmanship, whereas Williams' was genius. Roy Acuff later recalled: "Hank would come up with the ideas, and Fred would say, 'Well, write it down and let me

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