Writer’s Block

SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO ALBUM BY THE BYRDS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS It was a landmark album 50 years ago and it continues to be so today as The Byrds celebrate the 50th anniversary of their “Sweetheart of the...

Writer’s Block

By Vernell Hackett MASS SHOOTING AT COUNTRY FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS Unfortunately, it’s not an uncommon occurrence these days, hearing that someone has entered a public place and shot one, two or more...

DON WILLIAMS GONE…

  COUNTRY MUSIC LOSES TWO OF ITS FINEST By Vernell Hackett Don Williams It was the day the music died for country music last Friday, with the loss of Country Music Hall of Fame member Don...

CMA FEST 2017 AIRED ON ABC

By Vernell Hackett Right about now, somebody who attended the CMA Fest in Nashville this past June is going, “Man, I wish CMA Fest was going on now. I had such a good time.” Thomas Rhett and Kelsea...

Country Music Hall of Fame

New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees: Back Row, The Oak Ridge Boys: Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall; Front Row The Browns: Bonnie, Jim Ed and Maxine The Elvis...

Janie Price Remembers Husband, Ray Price

Ray Price died just a year ago at the age of 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Before his death, he recorded his final album, “Beauty Is...,” a stunning collection of love songs that entered the Billboard country albums chart last spring at No. 22, the country icon’s highest debut in 32 years.