Archive for February, 2009
H.W. Longfellow wrote, “Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day’s occupations, That is known as Children’s Hour.” Fifty years ago it was during that time, whether an hour, or the time before sleep took over, that I listened to country music on the radio. As technology improved, I heard beautiful songs once relegated to AM stations and a four inch radio speaker.
Just like NFL players who say, “The Ohio State University” during player introductions, when talking about our website we like to say, “The Country Classics.” It’s hard to confuse Western Swing music and real classic country music with equestrian events and other things. I would look silly in one of those outfits anyway.
By Tracy Pitcox
The Mason Country Opry will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets will be available at the door.
If you would like to include your new single in the March CD TEX Music Delivery releases, the deadline for the March 2 delivery date is this Thursday, February 26, 2009. For other upcoming delivery dates, see the schedule below. More detailed information is found below and on the CD Tex web site. If you have any questions or would like to have your single included on any of the upcoming delivery dates, just give CD Tex a call at 210-654-8773, or email them at [email protected] .
Larry Butler is a country music star, movie star, and a legend. Larry Butler’s experience spans the decades, and his voice is just as smooth and wonderful today as it always was. Perhaps you heard him on Willies Place singing “Big Balls In Cowtown” or “Window Shopping,” or maybe you saw him in the movies. Larry was in “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Another Pair of Roses,” Only The Dead Are Free,” and “Asylum of the Scorpion.”
Country music Hall of Famers and Texas buddies Willie Nelson and Ray Price return to London, Ontario Canada to play the RBC Theatre at the John Labatt Centre on April 11, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Nelson headlines, while Price is a special guest. Ray Price played Centennial Hall on his 2007 visit to London.
A last-minute deal with Liberty Media saved the floundering satellite radio company Sirius XM from bankruptcy or acquisition. Embattled Sirius XM Radio, facing an imminent deadline to pay $172 million in debt, was rescued through a deal with Liberty Media that will give Liberty and its billionaire Chairman John Malone, owner of DirecTV, shares of preferred stock and two seats on the Sirius XM board in exchange for $430 million in loans, to be doled out in two phases.
With the addition of Bill Mack on Willies Place, XM-13/Sirius-64, many listeners are confused. I read all of your emails and take your calls. Yes, there was a period of confusion before Bill Mack arrived at Willies Place. Now that a schedule is starting to stabilize many of you want to know when our friends are coming home. Clearly Kilroy in the mornings, Bill Mack on Clarence’s swing shift, and Catfish in the afternoons would be a good combination.