Ray Davies Goes Country

Yahoo Music’s Rock’s Backpages post “Cry Me A River: The 20 Most Heartbreaking Songs Of All Time!” a while back. Aside from how ridiculous and random a list like this is, I have to agree with their #1 choice, George Jones: “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”* (thanks to my lovely wife, Barbara for this find.)

From Dave Paulson at the The Tennessean: It looks like the brit-pop legend and Kink’s front man Ray Davies is following the lead of his ex-wife, the Pretenders Chrissie Hynde’s, by channeling his inner cowpoke on his next release. Davies’ new album Working Man’s Café was recorded in Hermitage (near Nashville) with producer Ray Kennedy and a top notch teamof Nashville session players over 14 days — in what he calls “classic Nashville style.” Davies says he was taken by the musical culture of Nashville by a visit to the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in 2001.

You know you’ve achieved immortality when you have a knife designed for you. Gerald Myatt, owner of Standing Stone Cutlery in Cookeville, Tennessee, has been commissioned to create a collectable knife for the family of A.P. Carter, the founder of the legendary country music group, the Carter Family.

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