Posts Tagged ‘country music hall of fame’

Gayle Force: A Crystal Gayle Exhibit Takes The Country Music Hall of Fame by Storm

Gayle Force: A Crystal Gayle Exhibit Takes The Country Music Hall of Fame by Storm

Crystal Gayle has enjoyed a career of superlatives, including 22 #1 singles, becoming the first woman in country music to have a platinum record (1977’s We Must Believe in Magic) and, of course, her trademark hair which could leave Rapunzel suffering from an inferiority complex. So, it is little surprise that the Country Music Hall […]

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

We were saddened today to hear the news of Charlie Louvin’s passing. He was 83. We feel privileged, however, to have spoken with him briefly from his home in Wartrace, Tennessee, just days before his cancer surgery last July. Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful. In his honor, we’re re-running the short interview and review of […]

Q&A with Emmylou Harris at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

Q&A with Emmylou Harris at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

By Jim Simpson/Jason Estopinal Emmylou. Like Elvis, Dolly, Liza and Frank, she’s attained single-name recognition. It seems as though she’s been around forever, but she arrived in Nashville in 1970, driving a beige Ford Falcon that she bought from her uncle for $400. She was waited tables at a Polynesian restaurant and then played and […]

Q&A with Taylor Swift at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

Q&A with Taylor Swift at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

By Jason Estopinal/Shannon Hutchison When one sees a fundraiser entitled “All for the Hall” held for the County Music Hall of Fame, one’s first thought may be “I think the Country Music Hall of Fame is doing okay. I mean, it’s a Hall of Fame; I don’t see the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto […]

When legends return: Jason & The Scorchers

When legends return: Jason & The Scorchers

When Jason Ringenberg strutted into Nashville in 1981, he didn’t imagine his idea of combining modern punk rock and traditional country would later land his band, Jason & The Scorchers, one of country music’s most prestigious awards. “It could have gone in a lot of different directions,” Ringenberg told Country Music Pride. Touted as the […]

Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Melissa Ethridge, and that one Judge from American Idol – Country Music Hall of Fame "All for the Hall" Fundraiser and Guitar Pull

Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Melissa Ethridge, and that one Judge from American Idol – Country Music Hall of Fame "All for the Hall" Fundraiser and Guitar Pull

Last night I think I overheard Emmylou Harris talking about a guitar pull in New York that she sat in on with Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. There’s always such good country lovin’ on the East, but alas, for us West Coasters we don’t get quite as many sessions like the one […]

George Strait New Album "Twang" set to release 8/11/09

George Strait New Album "Twang" set to release 8/11/09

The King of Country returns with TWANG, the follow-up to his #1, platinum-certified Troubadour, which was named “Best Country Album” at the 2009 Grammy Awards. George has sold over 67 million albums throughout his record-breaking career and currently sits in third place on the all-time platinum/multi-platinum album certification list, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. […]