Tag Archives: country music

The Quarantine Blues

At 81, Ray Stevens is still at it.  😀

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Sorry to dissapoint you, but

William Shatner’s albums are wonderful.  There’s nothing else like them. For this song, he’s joined by country singer Brad Paisley.

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Pure Imagination

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Falls

Lyrics available HERE. Unfortunately, John Prine is currently in critical condition battling the coronavirus. He had part of a lung removed several years ago as treatment for cancer, so he is at a particularly high risk. You can follow his wife’s Twitter account for updates, HERE.

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Nothin’s ever gonna be alright no-how

“I’ll never get out of this world alive” sounds more like Jim Morrison than Hank Williams, but there you go. Full lyrics HERE.

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’til you find the window

Full lyrics HERE. I like loving songs that aren’t necessarily love songs.

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Well I suppose I’m happy as a clam…

The signature of a Kris Kirstofferson song is really, really long lines. Full lyrics HERE.

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Ah-haaa

Excerpted from Nashville’s Mother Church:  The History of Ryman Auditorium by William U. Eiland, ©1994: One such act gaining nationwide exposure was Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, whose song San Antonio Rose (YouTube Link) was the best-selling record of 1939. One of his guest appearances at the Opry caused an incident which Minnie Pearl …

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Two Daughters of the Devil

Excerpted from Nashville’s Mother Church:  The History of Ryman Auditorium by William U. Eiland, ©1994: None was more famous or gifted than preacher Billy Sunday, who led revival meetings in the Tabernacle (later Ryman Auditorium) in the 1920s and 1930s. Once, as prominent Nashville attorney and author Jack Norman, Sr., relates, the Reverend Sunday held …

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ETC

One of my first dates with Mona was to an Earl Thomas Conley concert.  We heard about it at the last minute, dropped everything and took off.  I’m so glad we did. It was an unforgettable night. Mona took an album with her, and he signed it for us after the show.  It’s framed and …

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Playing

“I have found that in life, playing dumb and innocent can get you a long way.”  ~Howard Bellamy

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Where have all the flowers gone?

We tried to go to a Bellamy Brothers concert last night. The evening began with a rousing tribute to our brave and glorious troops, after which the crowd burst into spontaneous applause because they, too, love our brave and glorious troops. Then we were compelled to rise and recite the pledge of allegiance (I declined), …

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