Both Kinds of Music

Both Kinds of Music

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.
- The Blues Brothers

This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either.

Both Kinds of Music digs deep to find musical ephemera from Country Legends, Seasoned Pros and Fresh Upstarts.

Started in 2009, BKOM has over 4,000 unique posts related to country music, including western wear and folk art. Explore the archives to find your favorites.
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Mel Tillis - Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love To Town)

Before Kenny Rogers went and fucked it up.

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Down on the Bikini Line

Jonny “Corndawg” Fritz - Chevy Beretta


Danny reed tattoos Asheville, NC

Starring George Jones as the Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon


Can’t wait for the weekend! Poster by Neal Williams

The best thing about HSB is that it’s free. The worst thing about HSB is that…it’s free, if you know what I mean.


Todd Snider playing Mr. Bojangles + the story of him and Jerry Jeff seeing a guy playing it on an empty street in New Orleans.

With Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and…

Shucks, this beats everything I’ve posted so far today. Just about the best thing I’ll see all week.

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Barbi Benton - Brass Buckles

While I knew the former Playboy model was a regular on Hee Haw, I didn’t know she also sang/recorded country music.

This gem reached the top 5 in 1975.

"She outgrew brass buckles on her shoes. By 12 she was fillin’ out her jeans."

Different times.

Dave “Stringbean” Akeman: wore his pants like that before it was even a thing. Notice though, his pants are tailored to be down that low. 

Merle Haggard - Misery and Gin

The return of Mondatory Merle might be the first “music video” I’ve ever seen of his. And man, that’s a bad mustache.

Oooh, I bet this had ol’ Jean Shepard in a tizzy.

Personally, the Opry needs a swift kick in the ass like this every now and then. I didn’t know what to think of Lorde at first, but when Nirvana had her sing All Apologies at their Hall of Fame induction, I said good enough for them, good enough for me.



There’s a laundry list of stars who have played the Grand Ole Opry House: Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and, now, Lorde. The 17-year-old Kiwi made her Nashville debut last night in what was likely one of the venue’s more unorthodox billings, though you wouldn’t know it from the sold out, surprisingly diverse crowd (teenage girls, as it turns out, were not the majority).

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Loretta Lynn “Bargain Basement Dress”

Now an AMA Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting award winner, Loretta continues to prove how deserving she is, with this self-penned song.

I wouldn’t wear that dress to a dogfight, if the fight was free.


Hurray for the Riff Raff on Mountain Stage. On your radio in just a few more days.

With a big ol’ hornet’s nest or somethin’.

Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark.

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Emmylou Harris by Ed Peristein, 1975


Emmylou Harris by Ed Peristein, 1975

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