Monday, April 21, 2014

George Jones one-year anniversary of his death


George Jone's widow, Nancy, will mark the one-year anniversary of his death by planting trees in his honor.  She will plant two dogwood trees at the monument in Nashville's Woodlawn Cemetery on April 26th.  Nancy Jones says the day will be bittersweet but she wants fans to be there to keep her husband's legacy alive.  As for myself, being born in Nebraska, where Arbor Day was founded, I'd suggest she plant some trees all over Nashville.  

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, has doubled in size, but sill had no trouble packing the house as it celebrated the completion of its $100-million expansion plan.  Vince Gill was on hand to help out among hundreds who assembled in the museum's new Event Hall.  "I came here for the first time 40 years ago," Gill said, "and none of this stuff was here then.  I was a typical musician, I came here chasing a girl, and fell in love with this place.  Ricky Skaggs was also on hand to help out, and he drew from his own travels to talk about Nashville.  "You know, there are a lot of great cities in the world.  I've been to a bunch of them, but there's only one that can call itself Music City."

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

George Strait Top & Blake Shelton Down


After more than 30 years in the music industry, George Strait is still at the top of his game.  Nearly 17,000 fans showed up for his show in Des Moines.  He's had 60, yes that's right, SIXTY number one hits.  No wonder Blake Shelton is so 'down' on traditional and classic country music.  He wouldn't be able to do that if his life depended on it.  Anyway  back to the 'King of Country Music' these days, even though that is a tenable title in today's world, that is how he was known as he performed his "The Cowboy Rides Away" final tour.  "You know we had to come back here," Strait told the crowd after being greeted with a deafening roar.  "I hope you don't have anywhere to go anytime soon, because we have a lot of songs to do tonight."  And he did.  Strait has been playing more than 30 songs a night on this tour, which is still only half of the singer's 60 number-one hits.  We have some personal insight into the country career of George Strait too.  Paul Maloy, one of our regular attendees at LeMars, along with wife Mattie and the Horn Twins, contributed "Ocean Front Property in Arizona" for George Strait.  Paul is a great writer, as well as a gifted guitarist and vocalist.  Bob Everhart even had a 'relate' with George Strait in 1984.  We were both booked on a huge country music festival in Indianapolis during the Indy-500 at the Shriner's Temple there.  I was with Bluegrass Playground at the time, Danny McElroy's great band from Omaha (he and his band will be at the Oak Tree on May 16, come early for a special treat).  We actually 'followed' George Strait on stage when we played.  It was startlingly, to say the least to walk on the stage after him, and see the immense crowd of about 15 people in the audience.  apparently the Shriner's thought since there was so many people at the Indy-500 during the daytime hours, they could persuade many of them to come to a super-concert featuring tons of well known celebrities, in the evening.  Didn't happen, it was a complete flop.  Danny McElroy and I watched in utter amazement as the Nashville stars started screaming at the Shriner's for their money, as well as screaming on their phones to their attorneys in Nashville.  We never did get paid, nor did they I fear, but we had one of the best times of our lives, not only working with George Strait, but also with our favorite Bluegrasser Jimmy Martin.  Wow, what memories.  Good luck to George Strait as he slows down his musical career, in a couple of years he may even let us put him in our Hall of Fame.

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

Collin Raye not happy about Country Music


Collin Raye recently became the latest country singer to speak out about the country music genre and why he's not happy about its progression.  He says talking about the genre and what it has come to these days is something he's very passionate about.  "I'm passionate about it because I love our genre," he told Fox News.  "I got into country music not to make a buck, I did it because I love it.  I love the poetry.  I grew up at a time when Merle Haggard was writing stuff like "Mama's Hungry Eyes, "Sing Me Back Home" and Kristofferson was writing "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and "Me And Bobby McGee."  It was poetry.  Collin Raye is best known for "If You Get There Before I Do" says country music has been 'dumbed down' and that is depressing for him.  "I'm really depressed at how it has dumbed down to basically just a one dimensional 'let's party in the truck, gonna drink some cold beer.'  Raye says it is the record labels who are to blame.  "It's the gatekeepers... that we used to have in Nashville which are the label heads who used to decide what was good enough to put out and what was not.  And now they have just totally given in to that."  I really like Collin Raye's reference to country music song lyrics as 'poetry.'  That's exactly why we are going to endeavor to have some 'poetry' at LeMars this year.  We've even invited Iowa's Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, a professor at the University in Ames to be with us, and she has accepted. We want to build on this opportunity, so we'll not only have well recognized poets doing their thing, we'll have some amateurs too.  Add to that some Carl Sandburg readings, and a few other 'quiet' things, and we'll have another 'first' at our festival.  This will all take place in the tipi village at a very nice staging area just in front of the windmill and the old cement watering trough.  We'll also have a little time set aside for authors who have new books out, hopefully relative to old time music.  One for sure is Dr. Stuart Frank whose book "Jolly Sailors Bold - Ballads and Songs of the American Sailor should be very interesting.  It will be great fun, wish us luck.

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

Ray Price against Blake Shelton


The late Ray Price (who took a stand against Blake Shelton's outrageous discrimination against older country music genres and fans) titled his final studio recording "Beauty Is....." after an opening duet with Vince Gill that draws on the axiom about the eye of the beholder.  Music is similarly subjective, but it would be hard to imagine anyone not recognizing the sublime beauty of the late Ray Price's singing.  He owned one of the richest voices and most emotionally expressive styles in country music history.  Price died in December, and when he entered the studio earlier in 2013 with producer Fred Foster, he realized "Beauty Is...." quite likely would be his last.  At age 87, he had spent a couple of years battling cancer and other ailments.  Live, and on record, Price's voice had remained a remarkable instrument, yet there are moments on "Beauty Is...." where age, for the first time appears to limit his breath and range.  "Beauty Is...." for Sheila and myself was the incredible opportunity to open for Mr. Price on the RFD-TV television show "Midwest Country" which is televised in Sandstone, Minnesota.  Mr. Price was such a gentleman, talking and visiting with us, letting us have a photo, and even commenting later about how much he still liked old-time or traditional country music.  This was before the Blake Shelton scandal, when Shelton called Ray Price an old fart and a jackass because older generations of country music fans weren't buying Shelton's records.  At any rate, it's precious to me that Ray Price's very last recording, is graceful to the end, and Mr. Ray Price takes a final bow with an elegant collection that nicely extends a great musical legacy.

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

Allen Karl television show from Nashville


Allen Karl is thinking about bringing his entire television show from Nashville to LeMars this year. You might remember him, he's a gifted country singer from Baltimore, Maryland, but he also started a television show in Nashville.  He invited Sheila and I down to be on it, as did Joanne Cash and her husband Dr. Yates to be on their world-wide Cowboy Church radio program.  We tried like crazy to find a gig or two in the area, but that was next to impossible, so we are hedging on going down, we're still 'playing' musicians and that means we need help.

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

Slim Forsyth into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame


It's Easter morning and I just received a telephone call from Slim Forsyth who lives in Pittsburg, PA.  He's one of the distinguished traditional country artists that has been nominated for induction into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame by Howard Vokes, a mover and shaker of 'real' country music in Pennsylvania.  Slim Forsyth took his name 'Slim' from one of his heroes, Slim Bryant.  He not only knew Bryant well, he met him several times, photo ops, all that goes with meeting a hero.  Bryant if you might not remember, was the guitarist that recorded with Jimmie Rodgers, including the last session Rodgers cut.  He was also a very close friend of Juanita McMichen (Clayton McMichen's daughter) who was a good friend of Sheila and myself.  Clayton McMichen was a fantastic fiddler, formed a group called the Georgia Wild Cats, of which Slim Bryant played guitar in.  McMichen is also the guy who wrote "In The Pines," one super neat old-time country song.  Juanita came to our festival right up to the time she passed away.  Slim Bryant lived past his 100th birthday, but he too is now gone.  What fantastic memories these are of a musical art form that has been so maligned.  At any rate, Slim Forsythe is going to be at LeMars, Aug 29-30.  He also talked to me a little bit about one of his projects, a local television show in Pittsburg, devoted to traditional and classic country and bluegrass music.  He's been working with 'Kickstarter" to raise $10,000 to make the pilot, and apparently has raised $4,800 of his desired amount.  I'm not sure exactly how that works, but there must be some 'good' in it.  Expect to see a super good traditional Slim Forsyth at LeMars.

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter April 19. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter April 19. 2014

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CD: Ricky Nelson – The Ballades Of Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson – The Ballades Of Ricky Nelson


1. Poor Little Fool Track 2. I´LL Walk Alone 3. Lonesome Town 4. I´m Feeling Sorry 5. Teenager´s Romance 6. Someday (You’ll Want Me To Want You) 7. You´re My One And Only 8. Don´t Leave Me This Way 9. Have I Told You Lately That I Love 10. Trying To Get To You 11. Never Be Anyone Else But You 12. I Can´t Help It 13. Sweeter Than You (Version2) 14. Honeycomb 15. I Wanna Be Loved 16. Young Emotions 17. Unchained Melody 18. I´m Not Afraid 19. I´m Confession`20. You Are The Only One 21. Half Breed 22. A Wonder Like You 23. True Love 24. Everlovin´ 25. Restless Kid 26. Young World 27. Proving My Love 28. Teenage Age Idol 29. Everybody But Me 30. It´s Up To You

Ricky Nelson was a real teenage legend, his real name was Eric Hilliard Nelson born in Teaneck, New Jersey; on May 8th, 1940. He died in December 31th, 1985 in De Kalb Texas.
Ricky started his career with the TV and Radio show of his parents Oswald George “Ozzie” Nelson; his father had a big band and his mother Harriett Hilliard Nelson, was the singer of that band. The Show called “The adventures of Ozzie and Harriett. Most of his songs were played in these shows until 1966.
A few years before the show stopped Ricky Nelson started his career as a Rock´N´ Roll singer and in between those days he already recorded a few country songs. After a few cross over hits in the charts, was the album “Bright Lights And Country Music” released in may 1966. With his own band, there has been Glen Campbell and Clarence White bound in this scenario. Next to a original composition, there had been a composition of Glen Campbell in this album and the rest only cover hits, but this was the switch for Ricky from a Rock´n Roll singer to a country singer. Ricky created his own music style and you can say that it had been the forerunner to country rock.

Track 1 – Poor Little Fool
Track 2 – I´LL Walk Alone
A song about solitude – easy song
Track 3 – Lonesome Town
A song about heartbreaking feelings – sad song, full of loneliness
Track 4 – I´m Feeling Sorry
Feeling, sorry feeling blue, that he didn´t told the truth, he should known better – a bit more beats, easy fluffy, sounds good
Track 5 – Teenager´s Romance
A song about a teenager romance – nice intro, nice song, a good instrumental piece
Track 6 – Someday (You’ll Want Me To Want You)
Track 7 – You´re My One And Only
Singing about his only Love - beautiful song, nice vocal, nice instrumental interface
Track 8 – Don´t Leave Me This Way
Singing about not leaving him alone
Track 9 – Have I Told You Lately That I Love
He is singing about how he loves a woman, and ask her , if he ever told her, that she is the one and only for him
Track 10 – Trying To Get To You
Singing about travelling to his love – nice and smooth
Track 11 – Never Be Anyone Else But You
That there would be anyone else but that special woman for him – with a little bit more beat, nice song
Track 12 – I Can´t Help It
It is about a long lost love - nice song
Track 13 – Sweeter Than You (Version2)
Song about a certain girl and about desire
Track 14 – Honeycomb
That life is nice and he loves his darling, he calls her honeycomb
Track 15 – I Wanna Be Loved
About a girl that he is dreaming of - a little bit different from the other songs
Track 16 – Young Emotions
A song about a lot of feelings
Track 17 – Unchained Melody
A song about his love, that he needs her love – a very beautiful well known song – lovely – a very good one A+
Track 18 – I´m Not Afraid
Song about that love came to him
Track 19 – I´m Confession`
About confessing that he loves that special woman
Track 20 – You Are The Only One
About telling that a woman, that she is his only one
Track 21 – Half Breed
Song about a half breed – a little bit more beats in celerity
Track 22 – A Wonder Like You
A song about being around a lot, but never seen a woman like her
Track 23 – True Love
Track 24 – Everlovin´
About a ever Love – quicker sound, good song
Track 25 – Restless Kid
A song about a cowboy came around a lot - well-known song, with a quicker beat, great song A+
Track 26 – Young World
A song about young Love
Track 27 – Proving My Love
He is singing, that he would do everything for a woman – with a bit more beat
Track 28 – Teenage Age Idol
About a lonesome guy that needs to have a special someone
Track 29 – Everybody But Me
About that everybody has somebody to love, but not him – with a little bit more beat
Track 30 – It´s Up To You
A song about that he did everything he could for a woman and that she has to make up her mind – with a little bit more beat

The CD Album “The Ballades of Ricky Nelson” is nice and cozy, mostly with a lot of heartache, vocalized in a melodic way, on a look alike level. Good choice for sentimental moments.

Reviewed by Gaby Agrikola for Country Music News International

Friday, April 18, 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter April 18. 2014

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