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  1. Elizabeth Cook Breaks Through Past Demons On Brilliant 'Exodus of Venus'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Houston Press

    Many of country music's legendary artists Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings and on down the line have used the hard times and hard luck present in their own lives as a crucible to create great music.


  2. See Hayes Carll, John Doe's Moving Merle Haggard CoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | RollingStone

    ... Powers, along with Gary Church and Tex Whitson, the song was covered by Haggard in 1981. Two years later, George Jones took it to Number One. Doe and Carll, while emulating the sweet spirit of the original versions, add mournful vocal touches that ...


  3. Concert review | Jim Lauderdale: Singer-songwriter lets his work shineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... drained or his inspiration lagged and the ways he used to bargain more music for a little bribe: "No Patron, no George Jones; no crystal meth, no more Megadeth; no spliff, no Taylor Swift." But he also sang of ache and loss, quite profoundly in "I ...


  4. Cody Canada and Departed roll into Charlie B'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... hange, not necessarily for the worse or the better. It just started to change. We have like Johnny Paycheck and George Jones and songs he wants to honor his grandmother with."


  5. Shortlist album reviews: Mourn, Jeff Jensen, Gordon Lightfoot, Chris Cody, Tom OdellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Canberra Times

    ... 77, stretches way back to the mid 1960s. He started out crooning in a country-politan style, a sort of Canadian George Jones, typified here by It's Too Late, He Wins , a real tears-in-yer-beer weepie. That didn't last long. This 88-track (including ...


  6. Songwriter Freddy Powers Dead at 84Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 |

    Freddy Dale Powers , the jazz-country artist and songwriter whose compositions enriched the charts and repertoires of Willie Nelson , Merle Haggard and George Jones , among others, died Tuesday , reportedly of complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was 84. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Seminole, Texas, Powers began his career playing in a family band.


  7. Rewinding the Country Charts: In 1996, Tracy Lawrence Marched to No. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Billboard

    ... to the 2000s, starting with Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" in 1968. Other leaders on his songwriting resume: George Jones' iconic "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (1980), Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me" (2001) and Billy Currington's "People Are ...


  8. The Avett Brothers Turned Gexa Into a Country Hoedown Saturday NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | Dallas Observer

    ... of "Laundry Room" came out sweet and soft, before the band got back to business. The whole band belted out George Jones' "The Race is On" and their new album's title track, before reveling in the controlled chaos of Dashboard Confessional drummer ...


  9. California Sunrise - Jon PardiRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Watersblogged

    ... part to his grandmother's country karaoke machine. Falling under the spell of traditional country artists like George Jones and George Strait, and with a special affinity for Hank Williams Jr., Pardi was playing guitar as a child, and was only seven ...


  10. Your responses: Saddest songs in country music historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | Alabama Live

    ... Facebook page and to me personally. We went with the video of Gill and Patty Loveless singing the song at the George Jones tribute at the Grand Ole Opry. It's probably one of the most emotional moments on that hallowed stage, and the country great ...


  11. Hear Elvis' Rare 'She Thinks I Still Care' From Last SessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | RollingStone

    ... is an outtake of one of the first tunes the singer recorded in the Jungle Room, "She Thinks I Still Care." George Jones had made the Dickie Lee-penned cut a country chart topper in 1962, and Connie Francis and Anne Murray both recorded subsequent ...


  12. Exclusive: Luke Bell Premiers New Self-Titled AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Southern Living

    From Robert Ellis to Margo Price, many of Nashville's current voices are channeling and reinterpreting a collective fascination with those of the past - Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, George Jones. But, Luke Bell has grabbed ahold of the throwback country dial and turned it all the way to 11 with his big, well-deep baritone and traditional arrangements that sound like they've been out all night at a honky tonk and haven't bothered to clean up.


  13. Bonnaroo 2016: 5 Best Country and Americana MomentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | RollingStone

    ... when you can make make up mini-verses about each musician, then segue the whole thing into your cover of George Jones' "Tennessee Whiskey"? Best Guitar Heroes: Jason Isbell and Sadler Vaden Jason Isbell has been swapping guitar solos with his ...


  14. Tales from MusicFest: Cris Derksen puts the 'wow' in pow-wowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... themes. "He's the finest pure country singer to ever come out of Canada," declares Cox. "He's as good as George Jones or Merle Haggard - plus he's a hell of a good songwriter." A whole different world of indigenous experience and musicality comes ...


  15. Shenandoah lead singer enjoying group's revivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | Lincoln Times-News

    Closing out her fifth studio album 20 months ago, Miranda Lambert needed a track that hearkened back to simpler times. The platinum blonde Texan craftily inserted lyrics from country legends Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire, Clint Black and George Jones into "Another Sunday in the South," the 16th and final song on "Platinum," a critical and commercial success.


  16. The Stroller: Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... the guests, and also join in the wailing from time to time." The lyrics to a country music song by the late George Jones ask: "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" The song refers to country singers who have gone on. a We have a similar question relating ...


  17. John Cessac holds on to his country rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... to school in Vidor. He has always been influenced by family. His uncle, Bob Mathews, played steel guitar for George Jones, and Cessac described another uncle, Gilford Baker, as a genuine singing cowboy. Cessac, who has been working hard for the ...


  18. DuQuoin adds Aaron Lewis, Pat Green to grandstand lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 |

    ... He is a Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum singer who has worked with greats such as Charlie Daniels and George Jones. Green is best known for his hit songs, "Wave on Wave," and "Lucky Ones." He's collaborated with stars such as Willie Nelson ...


  19. Brandy Clark's 'Big Day in a Small Town' resurrects real country writingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 7 | The Plain Dealer

    Gone were the days of songs like George Jones' "Honky Tonk Song'' and its refrain of "She took my keys away / and now she won't drive me to drink.' ' In short, the turn of phrase had become a lost art, swapped for the most part for lyrics about trucks, tailgates, Daisy Dukes and beer.


  20. American Beauty NYC Presents: Austin Lucas w/ Matt Woods, Bonehart Flannigan on 7/20Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 5 |

    ... eventually emerged from the darkness with Between The Moon And The Midwest. Citing influences Buck Owens and George Jones , Lucas had wanted to record a straight-up country album since 2011's A New Home In The Old World. So he enlisted the help of ...