The first real “album” I remember owning was Elvis Pure Gold. It was not long after Elvis’ death in 1977 when I asked my grandmother to buy it for me. Unlike most of my nine-year-old friends who were obsessed with either Shaun Cassidy or Andy Gibb, I was
In the eight years filmmaker Ken Burns and his production staff spent crafting the 16-hour documentary series Country Music, they conducted over one hundred interviews, and with Marty Stuart, they found a tour de force.
Six string spirit, small town soul. That’s how Lyn Avenue describes themselves.
Black Label Country? What’s that? Turns out, it’s a pretty good description for the Holman Autry Band. These guys are country with a kick.
September 7 Event Marks Sweet Homecoming for the International Star
“Who’s the young girl? That’s Chyann Rose, she’s a country singer from Statesboro. How old is she? 17 or 18 maybe? Cool guitar, but how does she sound? Hey, she’s really good! Let’s give her a call.”
Right on time Scott pulled up in his bright, red, Country Cadillac (that’s a pickup truck for you city folks). This guy was all country. We were definitely in the right place.
They were a very traditional sounding country band with a bit of western swing thrown in. What a great mix, especially when you add Kris Youmans’ voice.
Get a primer on country history from some of its most celebrated musicians as Ken Burns hosts “Country Music: Live at the Ryman.”
In this series of blogs inspired by Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music, premiering Sunday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on GPB, I’m taking a look back at some of my favorite interviews and experiences while working at the Country Music Association (CMA) in Na
Amy found Faith Jackson from a link on a country music website. We did some digging and Faith kept showing up everywhere. We thought we gotta check this girl out.
We crossed paths with Jackson County Line a few years back and knew they’d be a natural fit for our country music project.
This was, as Lizzy put it, the “original” country music and Little Roy’s 77 years of experience shined through.
New Series Captures the History of Country Music
Our goal was to showcase the rich musical history, and some of the incredible country music artists in our great state.