Remembering The Race Is On by George Jones

“The Race Is On” was the first single released from George Jones’s 1965 album of the same name. Released as a single in late 1964, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1965.

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Traditional country music videos

We just received a report on our music video libraries, all three of which are filled with traditional country music from around the world. As of today, the libraries had 13,781 page views. By our estimates that represents a healthy serving of traditional country music, with almost 200 page views per day. Analytics show an average of five videos watched per person.

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Discussing the Wreck of the Old 97

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.

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Traditional country music and international air play

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.

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Justin Trevino and Heather Myles on Tru Country episode 12

Episode twelve of Tru Country from the Circle T Arena in Hamilton Texas, a television show on RFD TV that is growing in popularity every week, featured Heather Myles and Miss Leslie Sloan with the first song of the night, “Right Or Wrong”. The two sound beautiful together and their voices blend beautifully.

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Jeanette Cooke nominated for SGM Living Legend Award

It is our pleasure to announce that Jeanette Cooke of The singing Cookes has been nominated for the Southern Gospel Music “Living Legend Award” and she has made it to the top 5. Janet needs your vote. Ballots must be submitted no later than March 31, 2010 to qualify.

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Richard Booth produces Landon Dodd video “Call Of The Wine”

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.

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James Taylor sings George Jones classic “She Thinks I Still Care”

Our readers seem intrigued by a previous article and video about the Rolling Stones performing “Bob Wills Is Still The King“. Equally intriguing is James Taylor performing a George Jones hit “She Thinks I Still Care.” Here are some of James Taylor’s credits:

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