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Prince, The Country Music Artist

We couldn’t believe it, the Purple One being associated with the rather strict musical environment that Nashville… by A. Michael Uhlmann   I’m not trying to invoke that Prince who passed away so unexpectedly was a country music artist at all, but his genius definitely left a mark even in country music. I remember in…

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Country Is the Last Frontier

Don’t get me wrong there are some great artists out there. Some fantastic songwriters who craft their songs with pride and pour their heart and soul in to the stories they tell. By J.P. Kallio   I have gone through most musical genres in my self-inflicted musical discovery/ education. Stacks of CD’s lineup my office walls…

Happy Birthday George Jones

The George Jones (1931-2013) Today The GTC would like to celebrate the day of birth for one of the greatest voices to be etched into vinyl, George Glenn Jones. Sometimes know as “No Show Jones” or even “The Possum’. We prefer, simply, George Jones. Jones has charted over 140 times in his extraordinary career going back…

Happy Birthday Queen Patsy Cline!

Today the GTC would like celebrate the birth of Virginia Patterson Hensley or as she preferred to called in public, Patsy Cline. Or as we now know her, ‘The Queen of Country Music’ and the Queen Of self preservation hustle. Born in Winchester, VA on 8 September 1932, Patsy went on to be the most iconic female voice…

NEWS: 2014 Country Music Hall Inductees

By Walter Price   This year’s Country Music Hall Of Fame names have been announced and, well, interesting threesome. Ronnie Milsapwas huge in the 70’s and 80’s but was always a bit too pop for my taste and Mac Wiseman’s name has always, in my opinion, been overshadowed by names like Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe but…