You know, Country & Western!
This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either. This is where you'll find what I consider the best in Country (Classic and Alt), Folk, and Americana.
George Jones - Still Doin’ Time
Heckuva service for George today. If they archive it and you’re interested, put it on in the background.
Nashville, Tenn. (May 1, 2013) – George Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 10 am (Central) and will be open to the public. Doors will open at 9 am.
In addition, national television networks CMT, GAC, RFD, and FamilyNet, as well as local Nashville stations WKRN 2, WSMV 4, WTVF 5, WZTV 17 will broadcast the funeral service “LIVE”, with radio partners WSM 650AM and SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 56) broadcasting the service. Fans around the world can listen online at wsmonline.com or watch online at opry.com.
George Jones - A Picture of Me (Without You)
What country music fans look like today.
Bob Dylan - I Want You
You ever listen to a song? I mean really get deep into it and become aware of how all the instruments fit together to create the song? I’ll confess, I don’t do it much. I mean there’s Clapton’s guitar on While My Guitar Gently Weeps, which you normally don’t hear until he solos, but it’s there the entire time.
Then there’s your Nashville session musician, like Hargus “Pig” Robbins, who did a ton of work on well known songs. He’s really apparent in say, White Lightning or the signature sound of Behind Closed Doors, but Dylan keeps his bouncy tone as part of the whole ensemble so you don’t really hear it unless you listen for it. But it’s this essential professionalism that got him inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last year.
All of this just to say Happy 75th Birthday to ol’ Pig.