Finding a remedy for an ache that goes beyond a song.
A great week for the series, thanks to hits from Michael Monroe Goodman and Chris Stapleton and ESPECIALLY Brit Taylor and Dee White.
In the early 1980s, country music benefited from the release of the film Urban Cowboy, enough to where one could label it a boom era for the genre. Commercially, the movement was great, but stylistically, artists may have dressed the part (almost too much), but the actual music was too syrupy and glossy to resemble anything… Continue reading The Best Hit Country Songs Of 1982
The ’80s were a strange time period for country music. In some ways, I’d argue it mirrors country music today, namely in how it’s all over the place. The outlaw movement was over, and with country music’s Hollywood exposure through movies such as Urban Cowboy, Honeysuckle Rose, 9 to 5 and Coal Miner’s Daughter, country… Continue reading The Best Hit Country Songs Of 1981
This is a re-uploaded post from Swamp Opera. While many would not label Out Among The Stars as Johnny Cash’s all-time best work, I consider it a landmark moment in my life. You see, I never got to be “excited” for a new Cash album, and I’m guessing a few of you out there know the same… Continue reading Album Review: Johnny Cash and Various Artists – ‘Forever Words’