Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Country Music Hall Of Fame and the Bakersfield Sound

The Country Music Hall Of Fame held a special program yesterday to coincide with the closing of their Bakersfield Sound exhibit at the end of the year.  My friend Carco Clave got my daughter and I passes to the show! And we loved it!

Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys played
and hosted several special guests.  Guests included Suzy Bogguss, Deke Dickerson and James Burton.

If you don't know who these folks are click on their names to learn more they are all awesome!

I asked Aly what her favorite part of the show was and she said "the end."  "No no dad I didn't mean it like that..."

What she meant was the finale was spectacular after 90 minutes of great music.  All of the performers on one stage was pretty awesome.

An added bonus got to catch up with Nic Abston front man for Hillbilly Casino who also brought his daughter to the show.  Great minds think alike.

To top it off today, my heart melted while driving around Nashville Aly asked me if I could turn on some Merle Haggard music.

Thanks Carco Clave for the passes and thanks Country Music HOF for putting on this event. We have to continue to let people know this music is still around and still loved by all.

-Honky Tonk Dave

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lee Ann Womack Nominated For Grammy. Good For Country!

Lee Ann Womack has just been nominated by the Grammy's for best Country Album.  So glad to see an actual country record getting some recognition. Oh and I think I inspired her album cover :)

The music is great and here's a Spotify link to her nominated album.
Lee Ann Womack – The Way I'm Livin'

Friday, December 5, 2014

I Love Country Music Or Do I?

I read an article from that was very interesting and I agree with the writer. First of all the music is not that good but even if it was good just stop calling it Country.

Listen to the tunes for yourself. Sam Hunt is a very successful artist.  I have no problem with that.  I have a problem that Country Radio plays his music.
-Honky Tonk Dave