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.
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.
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 Smiley Wilson, close friends of his wife Jean Shepard.”
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.
Among today’s press releases I saw this one: “Kid Rock is putting on his country music hat and will host this year’s Country Music Television Awards June 9 in Nashville. “The rumors are true,” Rock said in an announcement on his website Thursday, confirming the gig. “All I can promise is I will be awesome.”"
Traditional country music is a favorite of many people around the world, and no one works harder than Margaret (Maggie) Penn, founder of the Traditional Country Music Foundation. The Foundation accepted the first member January 1, 2004, and has been a huge influence in traditional country music. Margaret (Maggie) Penn realizes that traditional country music fans appreciate history and knowledge of the music, and strives to fill the thirst for knowledge. Speaking of artists Penn said “We have lost so many, and that is just more reason to keep the music and their memories alive.”
This is a discussion from Facebook. Initially I said “The Wreck of The Old 97″ is a true story. Initially recorded commercially by Virginia musicians G. Grayson and Henry Whitter, when it was released by light-opera singer Vernon Dalhart, it became the first million-selling record in the United States, and then the lawsuits started.
Recently we asked our international traditional country music viewers about music delivery. Specifically we said “Next, we will build a secure WORLDWIDE system for CD-to-radio station distribution, from and to EVERY COUNTRY.” After many emails and comments we prepared our findings, presented in this document.
From the desk of Bobbe Seymour: I have been getting many questions lately about an oddity of style guitar that Sho-Bud built in the early seventies. David Jackson built several of them on an experimental basis for players in Nashville.