Leslie Sloan and Leona Williams on RFD TV’s Tru Country

Tru Country, this year’s hottest traditional country music show on RFD TV, featured Miss leslie Sloan and Leona Williams this weekend on episode thirteen. This week’s show started with Leslie Sloan singing “Honky Tonk Hangover” from her CD “Between The Whisky And The Wine”. Leslie writes her own blog where you can always keep up …

‘Legends of Country Music’ returns to Arizona

“Legends of Country Music” will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday and on February 25 at Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, in Apache Junction Arizona. “Legends of Country Music” is a 90-minute tribute to music from 30 Nashville greats, including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, George Strait …

Merle Haggard’s Makeup And Faded Blue Jeans

This is part 2 of our series about Merle Haggard and Bakersfield. Part 1 told you about Merle at The Blackboard nightclub. This song is a fairly simple song, titled “Makeup and Faded Blue Jeans”. Merle sings about a gig in downtown Modesto California, and a young lady that could get him into trouble. I …

Remembering Merle Haggard with A Bar In Bakersfield

This Merle Haggard song is from his “Blue Jungle” album. It gives you some insight into getting started in Bakersfield, back before Muscogee came along. At the end of the song Merle mentions playing at the Blackboard, and later that night at Lu-Tal studios (Lu-Tal Records). You can read or download this PDF file to …