Why Were The Dixie Chicks Banned From Country Radio?

  “Because of the Bush comments.” Well, yeah, but then how come country artists were allowed to have differing opinions during the Vietnam War? How come Merle Haggard could release “America First” with little reception? If anything, the banning of Dixie Chicks from the country music establishment had more to do with an unfortunate sign… Read More Why Were The Dixie Chicks Banned From Country Radio?

Country Music In One Painting, And Thomas Hart Benton’s Final Piece

To open with a cliché, a picture paints a thousand words. In Thomas Hart Benton’s case, his final painting not only spoke a thousand words, but also captured country music’s spirit and its history. I remember coming across this picture randomly on Google around a year ago. To tell the truth, I was looking for a… Read More Country Music In One Painting, And Thomas Hart Benton’s Final Piece

A Literal Murder On Music Row: The Story Of Dave Akeman (Stringbean)

Country music has never really been a “family-friendly” genre so to say. With its themes of heartache, drinking, smoking and cheating … well heck, I don’t need to say much else. I just proved my point. But murder? That’s taking things to a whole other level, and with that, we introduce the story of Dave… Read More A Literal Murder On Music Row: The Story Of Dave Akeman (Stringbean)