“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Wishing you a joyous,
music-filled holiday season
and all the best in 2009!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

** SMC Christmas Show 12/21 **

Feel the spirit!
The big show of the season, the Sunday Morning Country 2008 Holiday Hoedown, chuck-full of country goodness!
Tune in early, you won't want to miss a thang...plus it's a great reason to put off shoveling for 4 BIG hours!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

* The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer! New Sleepy LaBeef *

The bull, the big guy,
the human jukebox...

has a NEW CD -- "Roots"
and it's one heck
of a record.

"Completely Destroyed" will
make you a believer,
trust me!
<-- Only Available Online -->

Friday, November 28, 2008

** The Bee Is Back **

Visit/donte to the
Seabees Museum &

Memorial Park
in Davisville,
Rhode Island

Read all about the
Quonset Hut
in this
great book!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

** Remembering JFK **

(click on the image for the JFK Presidential Libray & Museum - BOSTON, MA)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

* Happy 80th Birthday Mickey! *

One of my favorite cowhands celebrated a big birthday this week, click on the image to view his first full-length feature.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

** His Record Speaks for Itself **

"So Long It's Been
Good To Know You"
The NEW Phil Lee CD
Out Now On Palookaville Records!

Monday, November 17, 2008

* Mariachi Madness *

As unlikely as this sounds, there is plenty of live Mariachi happening in the Boston area on a weekly basis. Mostly FREE music, while you eat & drink, at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Here are a few...call ahead for performance days and times:

> Paisano Restaurant, Waltham
Mexico Lindo, Melrose
> Ixtapa Cantina, Lunenburg

Sunday, November 16, 2008

** Pre-Thanksgiving Day Bonus **

I use Garnet Yams (twice baked to bring out the extra sugars).
This recipe is "easy as pie" and fit for a KING, of course!
>> Tip: click on the recipe to print <<

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

* DOUG SAHM 1941-1999 *

A few minutes before taking the stage at Tipitina's -- New Orleans, LA 1995 -- what a night!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

** Taking Care of the Boys! **

The "Even Better Live Series" brought to you by Thayer's Natural Remedies -- who generously provide all Sunday Morning Country guests with their local, vocal treatment supplies.....naturally!

Please pay
them a visit at:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

** 11/2 - STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS - 12:30pm LIVE & ON-AIR **

Vermont's Starline Rhythm Boys will be making a long-overdue appearance in the Boston area this weekend, playing The Plough & Stars on Saturday 11/1 AND stopping by Sunday Morning Country the next afternoon (12:30pm) to chat and play a few tunes. Somebody pinch me!

Monday, October 20, 2008

* * * THANK YOU! * * *

To everyone who called in and contributed mightily to our fundraiser, a huge THANK YOU! for showing your support with all your donations and kind words!

Premiums will be be mailed out as soon as we sort through reminder postcards, checks and charges; I'm told 6-8wks. I will keep you posted.

For those who missed our 2008 fundraiser, you can STILL call in your donation or send me an email and I will enter your information into our database. It's never too late....KatesCountry@aol.com

Thanks again and stay tuned for more "good stuff" on Sunday Morning Country!

Friday, October 10, 2008

* * * SMC Premiums * * *
from the Plenty-O-Swag Department . . .

Cool T-Shirts! & Wild SMC Messenger Bags!

Family Tradition & Kitty Wells: Queen of Country Music coffee mugs courtesy of the CMHoF!

Is there any better way to enjoy your

Sunday Morning Country

fix each week?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

* * * Call Early & Often * * *
WZBC Fundraiser

A heads up that the big WZBC Biennial Fundraiser (every other year like Foxglove!) will be taking place October 10th thru October 19th! That means Sunday Morning Country listeners have TWO opportunities (12th & 19th) to show your love for all thangs country!

In addition to the fabulous WZBC premiums being offered this year, there'll be plenty of CDs from artists heard each week on SMC! Yepper.... The Youngers, The Derailers, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Jim Lauderdale, The Hacienda Brothers, Kasey Chambers, George Strait, The Duhks, The Austin Music Sampler Vol. 7, Josh Turner, Johnnie Mac, Patty Loveless, Lucinda Williams, Charlie Haden, Golden Smog, Justin Townes Earl, The Band of Heathens, Arty Hill & the Long Gone Daddys, The Dixons, The Starline Rhythm Boys, Lyle Lovett, Hayes Carll, Shelby Lynne, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Tift Merritt, The Spicewood Seven (fea. Tommy Spurlock) and many, many more!!

I'll also be offering The Williams Family Tradition & Kitty Wells: The Queen of Country Music coffee mugs from the current exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, as well as, CMHoF museum admission tickets!

Special LIMITED EDITION Sunday Morning Country swag, T-shirts and messenger bags, is being offered for those wanting to wear their Country on their sleeve! Bah-dah-boom....

NEWS FLASH! Remember, Sunday Morning Country is now in its 30th year on air & will be celebrating its anniversary next June, so don't miss out on getting your SMC swag early! It won't last long!

As always, thanks for listening and making Sunday Morning Country and the Z a big part of your weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

RIP Danny Roy Young, 1941 - 2008 "Lord of the Board"

Austin will never be the same!

Friday, April 18, 2008

* 4/17/08 R.I.P. Chris Gaffney *

Hacienda Brothers w/Dan Penn

The Iron Horse