Willies Place Foreclosed and Sold to TCA

By Mike Copeland Tribune-Herald staff writer Willie’s Place is not Willie’s place anymore. Travel Centers of America will turn the iconic truck stop at Carl’s Corner north of Hillsboro into a Petro Stopping Center for motorists. Country music legend Willie Nelson and partners opened Willie’s Place there in 2008. It served as a combination fuel …

Get to know Johnny Bush

From the desk of Tracy Pitcox: Johnny Bush was born in the blue-collar neighborhood of Kashmere Gardens in Houston, Texas. Bush listened to the western swing music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the honky-tonk sounds of artists like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson. Thanks to a disc jockey uncle, Bush …

Traditional country music news for Monday April 12th

Tracy Pitcox, president of Heart of Texas Records said “We are on our way back to Texas after a successful run in Scotland. Amber Digby and Leona Williams did an outstanding job during four shows over here. The first day drew just over 850 and last night topped at over 1,000. Traditional Country Music is …