Classic Album Review: Loretta Lynn – ‘Van Lear Rose’

If it wasn’t clear that certain country legends were on their way out of the mainstream by the time the class of 1986 showed up, it was more than clear by the time the class of 1989 came around. Sure, Garth Brooks could make statements such as, “George Jones needs to be on the radio,”… Continue reading Classic Album Review: Loretta Lynn – ‘Van Lear Rose’

“Almost Home” – A Song With Multiple Meanings

Country music has its fair share of common themes. Drinking, cheating, speaking to the downtrodden … even murder is a fair bit more common than it should be. Plights of the homeless and dream sequences aren’t quite as common, but they came together beautifully on Craig Morgan’s breakthrough hit, “Almost Home” back in 2002. Another… Continue reading “Almost Home” – A Song With Multiple Meanings

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