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I had the pleasure of speaking with Levi Coby today, a songwriter based in Scotland. In the office, and on Facebook, a bunch of us were just talking about traditional country music in other countries, so it was a perfect time to hear from this talented singer and songwriter.
From the desk of Ritchie Ritchison: I am a traditional country songwriter. My style is basically twang x humor. I write very straight country music with humorous lyrics.
From the desk of Teresa Burleson: This Saturday my husband and I are going to a Victorian Ball. It is the annual Gala/Fundraiser for The Cowtown Opry and is held in conjunction with the celebration of Texas Independence Day. I have never been to a Victorian Ball but since I am a member of the Cowtown Opry and I believe in the mission, which is to preserve and promote our Western heritage music, I feel that I should be there. (for more info go to www.cowtownopry.org)
Many people work very hard promoting and helping traditional country music artists. Richard Booth is one of those people. His dedication to traditional country music is an example for us all, but Richard works behind the scenes like so many of us. For example, Richard recently produced Landon Dodd’s music video “Call Of The Wine”, seen here on Youtube. As you can see Richard did an outstanding job. The CD is now available on CD Baby.
We have a cattle auction here in Windsor Missouri every Wednesday. Over the last two weeks the weather made things more difficult, the ground was frozen at times, and some days the thaw brought nothing but mud. Regardless, the cattle trucks keep rolling and ranchers keep hauling their cattle trailers. That’s life in this small Mid-West town.
“Just Dance” is the title of Bode Barker’s CD and this star of Texas music is a gifted songwriter and artist. Only featured twice so far on season one of Tru Country on RFD TV, we certainly hope to see more of him. Every song on his “Just Dance” CD is spectacular and listeners fall in love with Bode Barker’s voice. “Just Dance is The Country Classics featured CD of the week.
“Under A Neon Halo” by Bill Green is a honky tonk song from Bill Green’s album “Dang These Texas Honky Tonks”. I had the video in the queue yesterday, and then I saw it on Facebook today. My facebook crowd is a good group of country music traditionalists, and we must be on the same sheet of music – no pun intended.
My good friend Carol Lynn at WQAH in Hartselle Alabama plays some great bluegrass, traditional country music, and the country classics. She pointed out Dailey & Vincent when I needed a bluegrass article for today. Carol Lynn played “Years Ago” by Dailey and Vincent.
One nice benefit of writing “The Roundup – Whats Happening in Traditional Country Music” is we get to hear from many of our friends. Let’s turn the spotlight to one of those friends today – Mr. Jody Nix.
Earlier today we went to Australia for an article, and before that we were in Norway. Today we visit Red Jenkins, and we are stuck somewhere between Stockholm Sweden and Texas. Red Jenkins is called The Honky Tonk Man, and for good reason.