All Twangs Considered- Sing Me Back Home: A Tribute to Merle Haggard
Apr23

All Twangs Considered- Sing Me Back Home: A Tribute to Merle Haggard

  I was blessed to be able to attend the sold out Sing Me Back Home: A Tribute to Merle Haggard a couple weeks ago. Featuring rock and country artists’ renditions of songs made famous, and mostly written by Merle. The event was emceed by W. Earl Brown (Deadwood). The performances were recorded, likely to be released in a special. Set List Ben Haggard and The Strangers – “What Am I Gonna Do (with the rest of my...

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Gotcha Cover’d Bob Seger #TurnThePage
May23

Gotcha Cover’d Bob Seger #TurnThePage

“Turn the Page” is a song that was originally released by Bob Seger in 1973 on his Back in ’72 album. Although it was never released as a single, Bob Seger’s live version with the Silver Bullet Band on the 1976 Live Bullet album is a benchmark play at most classic rock/AOR (album-oriented rock) radio stations, and it still gets significant spins nearly 40 years lately! Additionally this song is a staple cover...

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO: “It’s All Going to Pot” from Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard (+ Lyrics)
Apr21

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: “It’s All Going to Pot” from Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard (+ Lyrics)

In case you missed it, two of the highest one-namers in the history of country music, Willie and Merle, released “It’s All Going to Pot” on 4-20,  Marijuana’s unofficial official “get high” Day. This is the first hit from their new album Django and Jimmie, a tribute to one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Django Reinhardt and “The Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers. Available June...

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.@GrangerSmith & @EarlDibblesJr Double the Pleasure at @DNDTucson #YeeYee
Feb09

.@GrangerSmith & @EarlDibblesJr Double the Pleasure at @DNDTucson #YeeYee

Sometimes you go to a show and are transported into another world — one where the artist and his/her/their fans are the only ones in existence. That’s exactly what happened when Granger Smith along with his alter ego, Earl Dibbles, Jr., brought his show to Tucson, Arizona’s Denim & Diamonds last week. Texas born opening act, Sam Shupak, prepped the crowd for the excitement that only Granger Smith and his band can...

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Celebrity Cameos in #CountryMusic Videos – 7 Quick Clicks
Nov22

Celebrity Cameos in #CountryMusic Videos – 7 Quick Clicks

While they already may be television, movie, and music stars, they also gave the whole music video thing a stab. Aside from walking red carpets and gracing the covers of magazines, they took on small, wordless roles to the tune of a good ole country song. In this edition of Country Music #CMchat’s 7 Quick Clicks, we may surprise you a bit as we show you some of today’s big stars who got their starts in country music videos...

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