Tag Archives: George-Jones

10 Country Music Awards Moments to Remind Us It Didn’t Always Suck

Remember when Loretta Lynne won CMA Awards with Loretta Lynn announced as Entertainer of the Year? How about when johnny Cash hosted the event. Of course you don’t. It was decades ago and most of…

George Jones’ First Album, ‘The Grand Ole Opry’s New Star,’ to be Re-Issued For The First Time

In 1956 The Grand Ole Opry invited a young country singer named George Jones to perform on their popular radio show.The 25 year-old Marine Corp veteran was already picking up momentum in his home state…

George Jones Posthumous Album “Amazing Grace” To Be Released

Before he could complete his final “The Grand Farewell Tour” tour, country music legend George Jones died last April. Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Vince gill and others paid tribute to Jones during his…

A Song of Perseverance – An Interview With Jim Lauderdale

If you’re a struggling musician I suggest you take a look at the career of Jim Lauderdale. Between early setbacks as a Bluegrass banjo player, and being marginalized in Music Row there were plenty of…

Twang Nation Podcast Episode 13 – Jason Isbell , Patty Griffin , Shonna Tucker , George Jones

No overt themes in this episode, just great music. One of my favorite bands Durham, North Carolina’s Hiss Golden Messenger kicks things off with the raucous Red Rose Nantahala from their new album Hawwe also…

George Jones’ Funeral – Vince Gill & Patty Loveless “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” Alan Jackson “He Stopped Loving Her Today” [VIDEO]

They laid the greatest voice in country music to rest today. I checked in to the online stream on and off and , truth be told, it got to me. But the emotional performance below…

Music Review: Daniel Romano – Come Cry With Me Normaltown Records]

People often wondered why Gram Parsons, a member of a 60’s generation that cast off the past so dramatically, would choose to perform music so informed by country music clad in the garish uniform of…

I Was Drivin’ Home Early Sunday Morning Through Bakersfield – Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons and Country Music

In the summer of ’71 The Rolling Stones took exile in the South of France in Villa Nellcôte– a 16 room waterfront mansion that once served as Gestapo headquarters for the Nazis during WWII. The…