Kitty Wells, RIP

One of the pioneers of country music passed away yesterday. You don’t hear much about Kitty Wells, but before Patsy, Loretta, Dolly, or any of the other great voices of country music, she was the first solo woman artist to have a number 1 country hit. The song was “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk [Read More...]

Saturday Song: “All My Tears”

Listen to Emmylou a bit. Jars of Clay also did a fine take on this song, which was written by Julie Miller. [Read more...]

A Musical Interlude

Sorry folks, but I have to put an issue of Games Magazine to bed, so no real posting until it’s done. In the meantime, watch the amazing Zac Brown Band do “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” [Read more...]

Saturday Song: “Down to the River to Pray”

One of the most flawless musical instruments on Planet Earth: the voice of Alison Krauss. The song itself is, far as I can tell, a bit of a mystery. It’s traditional, 19th century, and may well have been a slave song. [Read more...]

Saturday Song: Wayfaring Stranger

The awesome Trace Adkins gives us one of the great traditional country songs of all time: Wayfaring Stranger: Every country, folk, or bluegrass singer worth his or her strings takes a pass at Wayfaring Stranger. Trace’s powerful baritone and bluesy approach is one of my favorites. [Read more...]


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