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

Thursday, June 25, 2009

* * * Happy 30th Birthday! * * *

reached a major milestone this month...
that's right, turning the BIG 30 in mid-June!

Stay tuned for plenty of CD and ticket giveaways, special in-studio guests and a few surprises, too!

Can a Big Birthday Bash be far behind?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

**** Direct from Nashville, TN -- 1 Night ONLY **** DAVID PETERSON IN BOSTON - 6/22! ****

You've heard plenty from David Peterson's great new CD, "Comin' On Strong" played on Sunday Morning Country!

Come out and hear him for yourself,
MONDAY, June 22 at 7pm sharp!

An early show, plus great beer, BBQ and N'Awlins style specialties with your music at Smoken' Joe's!

DO NOT miss this rare opportunity to catch the man that everyone is scrambling to play with in Nashville!
LIMITED Seating - Get Here EARLY - Don't be left out (on the sidewalk) lookin' in!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Raise that flag!

Drape that bunting!

Say the Pledge of Allegiance!

It's National Flag Week and all thangs patriotic are encouraged.

Not sure what to do? Read up on Flag Day history and associated activities.

Help celebrate our nation's Stars & Stripes!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

>> Birthday Boy - Lester Flatt - 6/19/14 <<

Lester Flatt born in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee.

Along with partner Earl Scruggs, he rises out of Bill Monroe's band to become a leading figure in the development of bluegrass, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985.

Here's a terrific video of Lester on lead for "Go Home." (click on the image)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

<< Remembering Arthur Alexander 6/9/93 >>

On a warm, humid, love-bug filled, glorious Nashville summer afternoon, way back in 1993, I witnessed what would ultimately be Arthur Alexander's last performance -- on the Bug Music Stage during Summer Lights - June 6, 1993.
As anyone who was there can attest, he sounded wonderful and the crowd was beaming!

Hearing "Anna," "You Better Move On" and "Soldier of Love" from the man himself was beyond belief!

Sadly, three days later he was gone forever.

"Lonely Just Like Me" was reissued a few years back with plenty of extra stuff to make your purchase worthwhile. There are some decent collections out there, too. If you already own everything available, do a friend a favor and turn them on to his rich, country-soul sound.

They will be forever grateful --- "ahh ahhh......go with him!"