Folks, if you like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard…then you’re in luck!
This week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show is a tribute to the Bakersfield Sound! We’ll be featuring the music of Buck and Merle, Wynn Stewart and Jean Shepard…and all the great artists that they inspired…
It’s going to be a great one folks…make sure to tune in and we’ll see you on the radio!
This past week has been one full of sorrow and celebration over the life of Country Music Great George Jones!
Hey fans we have an early sneak-peek at our upcoming George Jones tribute radio show. And it’s not just part of the show — it’s the entire tribute show! Jim Ed, along with other favorite Country artists, share their thoughts on The Possum. The only thing we’ve had to edit are the songs. You’ll find smaller, 30-sec snippets of each song in the show instead of the entire song due to broadcast restrictions. We’ve also listed and linked each of the songs from the show below to our sister site PureCountryMusic.com.
On Tuesday, April 16th, Willie Nelson and Family will be releasing a brand new album on Legacy Recordings. This is just the first in what looks to be many events coinciding with Willie’s 80th birthday.
He’s rolling out a batch of some great tunes by the likes of Spade Cooley, Django Reinhardt, and Carl Perkins.
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Willie Nelson and Family
1. Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin, 1935)
2. Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson, 1989)
3. You’ll Never Know (Mack Gordon, 1943)
4. Vous Et Moi (Claude Francois-Jean Bourtayre)
5. Walking My Baby Back Home (Fred Ahlert-Roy Turk, 1930)
6. Matchbox (Carl Perkins, 1957)
7. Twilight Time (Al Nevins-Morty Nevins)
8. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh)
9. I’ll Keep On Loving You (Richard Coburn-Vincent Rose)
10. I Wish I Didn’t Love You So (Frank Loesser, 1947)
11. South Of The Border (Jimmy Kennedy-Michael Carr)
12. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
13. Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking)
14. Shame On You (Spade Cooley, 1944)
Tomorrow (Jan. 22nd) will see the release of a new collection of Buck Owens tunes. It’s called Honky Tonk Man: Buck Owens Sings Country Classics. They’re all the standards you’ve come to know, and love. Buck’s taking a turn on “Oklahoma Hills,” “Hey, Good Lookin’,” and “I’m Moving On.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be picking this one up for sure. And if that wasn’t enough…legendary Buck Owens lead guitarist and harmony vocalist Don Rich is also being honored with a release of his own. It’s called Don Rich Sings George Jones, and if that doesn’t get your blood pumping, you need to have your pulse checked!
Don, of course, was instrumental in helping Buck develop the Bakersfield Sound…but was tragically lost in a motorcycle accident after leaving a recording session in 1974. He was 32 years old.
He was taken too early, but man, what a talent! Do yourself a favor and pick up both of these albums tomorrow and let us know what you think! In the meantime, I’ll try and spin a couple of the tracks on our upcoming shows!