Archive for May, 2009
Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy are announced as the 2009 inductees of the Country Music Hall of Fame at a press conference hosted by the Country Music Association on in February at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
No collection of honky tonk hits is complete without the great Charlie Walker and his album “Greatest Honky Tonk Hits. He had help on the album from Ray Price and the Jordanaires. The list of song titles brings back memories.
Amid jokes about being fired and expiring, Gene Williams and his co-host Katie Lynn returned to the studio this week to update the weekly television show taped live in Branson, Mo., the Gene Williams Country Television Show.
Submitted by Tracy Pitcox: The Llano Country Opry will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, June 6, with two special performances at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. Grand Ole Opry Star John Conlee will headline the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Llano Country Opry.
Country Music Entertainer Fiddlin Frenchie Burke will headline the Marble Falls Opry on Saturday, May 23, 2009. The show will begin at 7:30 pm at the Uptown Theater in Marble Falls . Admission is $10.00 per person and tickets can be reserved by calling (830) 693-9996 or visit www.uptownmarble.com.
This editorial has nothing to do with country music. It is about America’s children, fathers, mothers, and friends. I hope you allow me the time to write about a subject near and dear to my heart. This is a subject that needs to be addressed. I hope you re-tweat it, link to it, and spread the news.
Submitted by Tracy Pitcox: The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, May 9, (2009) at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $12.00 per person. Tickets are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland, KNEL radio in Brady or by phoning (325) 247-5354.
The Best of Gene Williams Country Music TV Show returns with one of the Telly Award-winning show’s most historic guests, Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Three, on this week’s telecast of the weekly television show based in Branson Missouri. Read More
Martin Delray is a very popular artist in North Alabama where people remember those who brought a smile to their face long ago. Martin Delray is still in Nashville, but his original recording of “Lillies White Lies” is now the title track of Johnny Bush’s latest CD.
Almost everyone knows the economy is hurting CD sales. Country music album sales fell 24 per cent last year, second only to classical music in overall decline and compared to an overall decline of 14 percent, according to Forbes Magazine. Is it because it is country music, where country fans are feeling the pinch? Take the claims of another country-style venue – Professional Bull Riding. Ticket sales are unaffected. Nancy and I went to a PBR event in Kansas City, where four hours cost us $265. Two tickets cost $224.