Posts Tagged ‘country music’

Jesus and Bartenders

January 29, 2023

“Jesus and Bartenders,” written by Larry Cordle and Leslie Satcher, recorded by Daryle Singletary, 2007.

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Sleepless Nights

January 28, 2023

“Sleepless Nights,” written by Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant, performed in Nashville by Swedish singers Jill Johnson and Magnus Carlson, 2014.

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She Left Me For Jesus

January 15, 2023

“She Left Me For Jesus,” written by Hayes Carll and Brian Keane, recorded by Hayes Carll, 2008.

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I’m Over You

January 7, 2023

“I’m Over You,”  written by Tim Nichols and Zack Turner, recorded by Keith Whitley, released posthumously in January 1990.

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Lonely Christmas Call

December 29, 2022

Lonely Christmas Call,” written by George Riddle and George Jones  and performed by Mr. Jones.

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It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me

December 27, 2022

“It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me,’ written by Dixie Dean and Ray King, best known for their truck driving songs. Performed here by Buck Owens, king of the Bakersfield Sound. Don’t get confused by the Hank Ballard R&B tune with a similar name.
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Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas

December 22, 2022

“Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas,” written by John Tichy, recorded by him with his group Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen. The pedal steel player is probably Bobby Black.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

October 30, 2022

“Satisfaction Guaranteed,” written by Fred Wise, Kay Twomey, and Ben Weisman, recorded by Carl Smith, 1953.

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Tubthumping in the Country, Y’All

October 8, 2022

The Brits of Chumbawamba interpreted their big 1997 hit, “Tubthumping,” as a Country & Western song for the Japanese market in this 1998 recording. Yee-hah.

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Loretta Lynn, 1932 – 2022

October 5, 2022

Loretta Lynn 1932 – 2022

Country music legend Loretta Lynn died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, at the age of age 90. She was born in the coal mining town of Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932, one of eight children. A mother of six as well as a singer and songwriter, Ms. Lynn began singing professionally in 1956, and recorded her song, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl”, in 1960. She is probably best know for her 1970 song “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” also the title of her 1976 autobiography and a 1980 movie biography. Loretta Lynn recorded for six decades, winning three Grammy awards.

More:

“Loretta Lynn, ever a ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ dies at 90,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Loretta Lynn, Country Music Star and Symbol of Rural Resilience, Dies at 90,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Loretta Lynn, country singer of love and hardship, dies aged 90,” Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian

“Country Legend Loretta Lynn Braved Controversy to Tell the Truth About Women’s Experiences,” Daily Correspondent, Smithsonian Magazine

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