The Country Classics Remembers Wynn Stewart

Today we remember Wynn Stewart, a man who pioneered the harsh hard-driving telecaster sound of country music in the 1960’s. Wynn Stewart, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and many others enjoyed great success back then. In February 1954, Wynn signed a recording contract with Intro Records. During a recording session with the label he …

About The Jimmie Rodgers Stamp

From the desk of Everett Corbin: A few days ago in cleaning out my upstairs music room, I found a photo of a man by the name Henry Young, at one time a locomotive engineer on the railroad, dressed in similar garb as I have seen Jimmie Rodgers wear. And so this brings me to …

Remembering Kitty Wilson and the Loudermilks

It started as a simple statement, and became one of the most touching conversations. David Smith started by saying “Tim – I own one of Hawkshaw Hawkin’s Stetson hats, still in the original Box. Inside the brim it says Beaver Stetson custom made for Hawkshaw Hawkins. It was a gift to me from Kitty and …

Narrowcasting to traditional country music fans

Narrowcasting has traditionally been understood as the dissemination of information (usually by radio or television) to a narrow audience, not to the general public. Social networking sites like Facebook narrowcast to groups of like-minded people, and The Country Classics is no exception. In an extended interview, Peter Francese of Ogilvy & Mather told a trade …