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.
Don Gibson - Blue Blue Day
If you feel like running away from it all.
In honor of the rockin’ dessert I made tonight…from scratch.
Stoney Edwards - She’s My Rock
Recorded a good 10 years before the George jones version.
A top 5 Waylon favorite.
black rose || waylon jennings
the devil made me do it the first time,
the second time I done it on my own.
Go Cat Go - Please Mama Please
Hope you called whoever you call mama. Here’s another Mom song, which happens to be one of the finest contemporary* rockabilly tracks you’ll ever hear. Read the story of Go Cat Go here.
*It’s already “vintage” since it was recorded in ‘92.
Merle Haggard - Hungry Eyes
Here’s to all Mom’s getting exactly what they want today.
PS - Don’t forget to call.
Johnny Paycheck - I’ve Seen Better Days
I played the George and Tammy version on my radio show, but don’t have a real copy of it here. The Paycheck version is just as good, if not better.Edit: I think this just shot up into the top 100 country songs of all time I’ve slooooowly got going in my head.
Clifton Hicks - Marching Through Georgia
[Banjo march celebrating Gen. Sherman’s march from Atlanta to the sea.]
Needs more scorched earth and unassailable victory.
John Anderson - Seminole Wind
Never noticed how similar John and Levon sound - not quite audio dopplegangers, but similar twangs in there.
Also, the 90s.
Ernie Marrs & The Marrs Family - Plastic Jesus
Willie Nelson - Me and Paul
George Jones - A Picture of Me (Without You)
What country music fans look like today.
Don Gibson - Oh Lonesome Me
Happy Birthday to Don Gibson, who would have been 85 today.
(4/3/28 – 11/17/03)
Emmylou Harris - Bluebird Wine
66 years old today - tweet her a Happy Birthday!