Gunter Gabriel

German country singer Gunter Gabriel has passed

Gunter Gabriel can be found on Spotify. by  A. Michael Uhlmann   German country & trucker songs singer Gunter Gabriel is dead. He died from complications falling down stairs, a day before his 75th birthday. According to German tabloid “Berliner Kurier” Gabriel fell on the eve of his birthday in a hotel in Herburg after celebrating…

Mark J. Lee

2 From Mark J. Lee

Mark J. Lee is coming, The GTC has two clips. by Walter Price   Real-deal Alt-country ‘star on the rise’ is a misnomer of sorts, see, Lee has been around forging a solid career for years. Touring, producing and playing with Howlin’ Lord, Screamin’ Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya’ Mama Big Band among others. And…

Dwight Yoakam 3 Pears

Dwight Yoakam Explains Dim Lights

Dwight Yoakam and the Buck Owens connection “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke” by Walter Price   Joe and Rose Lee Maphis’ 1953 classic honky-tonk classic “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)” has always had a stranglehold on my authentic country heartstrings. Originally written in ‘52 and first recorded by legendary bluegrass duo Flatt & Scruggs;…

Emilio Navaira

Luego me abraza, Me siento muy contento, Me dice tu eres mi amigo, Se me acaba la fe… by A. Michael Uhlmann Emilio Navaira: August 23, 1962, – May 16, 2016   According to news reports, a massive heart attack – an autopsy was ordered – ended the live of Tejano singer Emilio Navaira. The 2003 Grammy winner…

country legends

Ned Miller From A Jack To A King

If you love shows and like to perform, it’s a great business,” by A. Michael Uhlmann   “I’ll get an idea for a song,” Ned Miller is quoted on his 1991 Bear Family retrospective, named after his biggest hit “From A Jack To A King” and it goes on “but then I think, ‘Who wants…

willie nelson

The Willie Nelson Incident

by Walter Price I found this album in 1977, I was a small young lad with huge loves for Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson. Nelson although American perfection some of his lyrics probably not kid’s stuff. But it was a different time and when the need for me to learn a song for the school…

music of 1977

It Was 1977

by Walter Price   Fire-up your mental time machine and let’s get to the most commercially successful music of 1977!   TOP 5 Country Songs WAYLON JENNINGS – Luckenbach, Texas DOLLY PARTON – Here You Come Again CRYSTAL GAYLE – Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue GLEN CAMPBELL – Southern Nights KENNY ROGERS –…

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Willie and Merle

  Merle and I were buddies from way back. I first met him at a poker game at my house in Nashville in the early Sixties, before he went back to Bakersfield and I went back to Texas. We always had a lot in common. We both hopped trains as kids. We both got our…

merle haggard tribute

Merle Haggard

  “He was my brother, my friend. I will miss him.” – Willie Nelson by Walter Price   The passing of the legendary songwriter and voice that was(is) Merle Haggard was devastatingly expected, not this soon but just the same his passing has generated a wide variety of social media posts from fans and contemporaries.…

Bart Budwig Damn Good Start

Walking out the door is a damn good start… by Walter Price   The thing about  Enterprise, OR’s troubadour Bart Budwig is he does move in songwriting directions of Willie and Waylon but his equally powerful attributes are much older in style and/or texture. His voice and playing are more in the tradition of the…