Posts Tagged ‘traditional country music’
In August it will be three years since I started writing about real traditional country music and new traditionalists. When I started writing this blog Willie’s Place was going stong on XM Radio. Kilroy and Catfish played great music 24/7.
Carol Lynn is a DJ on WQAH, Addison / Hartselle / Huntsville Alabama. A life-long friend of traditional county music, Gospel, and bluegrass, Carol Lynn is a consummate professional. Skilled and accomplished in every aspect of broadcasting, this is a partial playlist from her show on the afternoon of April 8, 2010.
How do we, as a group, address the need for marketing on a worldwide scale? How do we get traditional country music back into the mainstream? Will the Internet suffice as the groundwork for such an effort, and is there a need and demand in the first place?
According to the Birmingham News, Ricky Scaggs answered a few hard questions recently. In an interview for Washington City Paper Skaggs was asked if country music can outlast the “Taylor Swifting of the genre of Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb. Read More
Rosanne Cash says there is a legacy to preserve — and it isn’t just her father’s. Country music has a legacy to preserve and traditionalists are doing their best. This is what Rosanne said:
Many of you watched the premier of TruCountry on RFD TV. Judging by the number of web searches after the show it seems many of you want to know more about what you saw. I’m glad to see so much interest in traditional country music.
With a voice as beautiful as Patsy Cline and songs that rival the best in country music The Country Classics welcomes Tracey K. Houston.
There are many choices for country music listeners. At The Country Classics we are not limited to music by the legends of country music. We like to feature traditionalists, both young and not so young. My main concern is the ability to keep the music alive. Texas seems to be the place for honky tonk, with new songs and great cover songs. However, as I research musicians, and their songs, I can confirm that Nashville is alive and well. The key is in the promotion.