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14 Thoughts Real Country

We wanted lots of fiddle. Lots of steel. And lots of duets, obviously. – Randy Rogers by Walter Price That’s Randy Rogers talking about his album, Hold My Beer, with Wade Bowen.   Railing against something for no other reason than to hear yourself speak is a waste of time. There are subject matters that…

Pop Isn’t Country: Meet Eleven Hundred Springs

By Walter Price   Eleven Hundred Springs is a serious band of good ol’ boys making good time honky tonk gems. Formed from the ashes of Dallas rockabilly outfit Lone Star Trio, EHS has been one of the hardest working and most respected Texas road bands of the past decade or so. They produce the…

Honky Tonk Daily: Dys-fun-ctional Christmas

By A. Michael Uhlmann Not always is Christmas happy and merry.   Conflicts with the law, broken relationships, loneliness or simply dysfunctional families can put a burden on these holy Holidays. Good part about it is, that they also inspire songwriters to tell about it. It’s basically a reality show wrapped in the soothing sounds…

Dwight Yoakam Still Hillbilly Deluxe At 57!

Dwight Yoakam (New West Records) By Walter Price The GTC would like wish a hip-swiveling & twang tinged Happy 57th Birthday to The Masterful Renaissance Man, Dwight David Yoakam! I have always found it intriguing the way you delivered music to country radio in the 80’s in the grand authentic stylings of Buck Owens, Elvis, Johnny…

Meet Brian Milson Pt. 2

OUT NOW By Walter Price Brian Milson is the name to follow in contemporary country music. Not only is he writing and recording sounds and verses in the same league as Aaron Watson, George Strait, Blake Shelton or Josh Turner but he is also using his work for the good.  Brian has recently released Nothing Grows In Shadows, a track that puts the…

Day Of The Possum

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…