Posts By: Steve Crawford
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Satan Is Real
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty
Entries from George Jones, Ray Price, and Johnny Cash
#12 pop hit/#2 country single.
The Everly Brothers first hit
Presley’s third #1 country hit of the year
World meet Cash And Jones
death, alcoholism, and Slim Whitman
Hank, Hank, Hank, and Hank
“She was my hero. If I had never heard of Kitty Wells, I don’t think I would have been a singer myself.”
Ernie penned this ode to his own inadequacy
His confidence and enthusiasm as a singer are at his peak.
Lefty’s first single and his signature tune
Hank Williams skyrocketed to stardom in 1949
World War II and his own battles with the bottle delayed his success
“The Cow Cow Girl.”
There was a reduced availability of shellac
Many of these songs were written for movies
the first gay hillbilly song
Business won’t pick up appreciably until after WWII
A Western swing standard
In other news…
Another Jimmie Rodgers imitation
A talent void
When dollars are tight, you go with the safe bet
Rodgers merging Delta blues into the country tradition
A mixture of jazz, blues, and Southern Appalachian fiddle
He’s a major figure in the history of country music who deserves more respect
Music about loss of dignity, loss of innocence, and loss of loved ones
More like a labor of love than a vanity project
Shot a man in Waco, just to watch him bleed.
He gave me a warm smile and did not shoot me
Rhyming “rose petals” with “death metal.”
Morris takes the reader on a personal journey
No speculation on what Gary Glitter might do
Worst band ever
The star power of Tubb most likely brought more attention to the Opry than the program did for the singer
They have a deeply dedicated and passionate fanbase
They have aggressively staked their claim to a vivid Southern gothic landscap
He lived fast, loved hard, and while he didn’t die young, he died on Faron Young’s terms.
He made people laugh, dance, and think at the same time
More Songs About Whiskey And Heartbreak
He lived life on his own terms and we are all much richer as a result of his idiosyncratic journey.
He went from a legitimate to a fading superstar
They display his ability to simultaneously be a historian, traditionalist, and, at the time, a major country music superstar.
Universally respected for his talent, his honesty, and his steadfast underdog empathy
I literally wept
As good as people pretended the last Jason Isbell album was.