Pop Goes The Country Vol. 20: Stonewall Jackson – “Waterloo” (1959)

Pop Goes The Country is an ongoing series where I explore country music’s biggest crossover hits. Last time on ‘Pop Goes The Country,’ we discussed the advent of “saga songs” in the country music format. In short, they were story songs that stretched the limits of imagination, or, in some instances, put a new spin… Read More Pop Goes The Country Vol. 20: Stonewall Jackson – “Waterloo” (1959)

Pop Goes The Country Vol. 6: Pee Wee King – “Slow Poke” (1951)

Pop Goes The Country is an ongoing feature where I explore country music’s biggest crossover hits. When I said in volume four of this feature that I wouldn’t have a lot to say about every single crossover hit, little did I know what awaited me in volume six. After weeks of researching this particular volume… Read More Pop Goes The Country Vol. 6: Pee Wee King – “Slow Poke” (1951)

Pop Goes The Country Vol. 5: Red Foley – “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” (1950)

Pop Goes The Country is an ongoing feature where I explore country music’s biggest crossover hits. If you were to read any country music history book, you’d find a lot of parallels between the end of World War II and country music’s growth as a genre. Freed from wartime restraints, Americans were now looking for… Read More Pop Goes The Country Vol. 5: Red Foley – “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” (1950)