Dust Bowl era
Posts By: Steve Crawford
“A man who lived his dreams.”
Go, Johnny, go.
“He whupped my butt. He said he was king of rock ‘n’ roll. I said I was.”
“Chuck” was dedicated to his wife Themetta “Toddy” Berry
How do you define a traditionalist in modern country music – a person who sings about alcohol in terms of heartbreak instead of a good time.
Finally, a Metallica reference
a pop singer/songwriter core and often lush instrumentation
a dire song of romantic rejection
a sharp stick in the eye
such a reverence
You know what they say about people from Oklahoma: They’ll steal your hat and help you look for it.
written as an email/computer software collaboration
embracing technological innovations and, gulp, multi-culturalism
the fairytale embodiment of their most escapist dreams
a new era of unrepentant country bad girls
a raging slab of cathartic goodness
“it just seemed like a good time to kick it out of the closet.”
“Bill, you were just licking blood out of my head”
a lot of talent lurking
her most recognizable song in decades
Fare thee well, John R. Cash.
He left such a huge mark on the world
a love song of support
pure aural oatmeal
The Dixie Chicks conquer the world
The timing was fortuitous for Prine
both a softer and more tragic reading
upping the tempo and giving it a strong fiddle hook
feeling “alright” was enough to be a triumph.
Twain’s breakthrough hit
George plays the raging sexist and Wynette declares that God is a woman
the humor shines through
It gave Cash a new, younger audience
Dolly doesn’t question for a second whether the circle will be unbroken
DeMent’s declaration to believe in love while alive
“I think Buddy Holly would be proud to endorse that song himself.”
oh well, whatever
Vince Gill dances and then gets sad. Everybody else dies
#1 single on the 24th of April in 1989. Whitley gave his last breath on May 9th
Al late career return
how to avoid an unwanted ex-lover on “Changed the Locks.”
“truly shows everyone involved to their best advantage”
Did you tell her she was sleeping in the bed you made for me?
written by David Hidalgo and Louis Perez