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Melody? What Melody? or, Yes, But Can You Hum It?

It’s funny what simple, accidental things can trigger a thought (or a blog post).  I was sitting in the living room and heard a song being played on my wife’s computer in the next room.  The song was “How Great Thou Art” by Alan Jackson and I couldn’t make out the words but recognized the melody instantly. This triggered the… Read more »

Look What They’ve Done To Our Songs, Ma

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Do you love country music?  Or do you prefer what Nashville is trying to palm off on us these days? Remember when a country song told a story – or had feelings? Does it seem that modern country is mostly songs about getting laid?  Remember when country singers could sing and nobody had heard about auto-tune? Do you miss hearing… Read more »

Hooked? Not Much.

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I’ve given up on watching CMT.  For those who don’t get CMT on your cable  (oh fortunate people!) the initials USED to stand for Country Music Television.  They don’t mention that fact any more for a good reason…  there’s little or no country on the network these days.  What we get is so called “new country”. How can you tell… Read more »

Gimme That Ol-Time Country

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Somebody once asked me, “Do you think real country music will ever be a big craze again?”  My honest reply was, “Lord I hope not!”  I know that sounds opposite to what I’m supposed to think, but let me explain…. We survived (barely) that whole Urban Cowboy thing years ago but it was a near thing.  If you’re old enough… Read more »