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)

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)