Jerry Lee Lewis
Hall Worthy: 2021 Expanded Edition
A Country Music Conversation: Sirius Top 1000 Country Songs of All Time, #790-#781
A Country Music Conversation: Sirius Top 1000 Country Songs of All Time, #830-#821
Sunday Selections: October 23, 2016
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, and it isn’t even Halloween yet.
Sunday Selections: February 7, 2016
We just kind of can’t with this year’s ACM nominees.
100 Greatest Men: #21. Elvis Presley
In Memoriam: Cowboy Jack Clement, 1931-2013
Album Review: Marty Stuart, <i>Nashville, Vol. 1: Tear the Woodpile Down</i>
Nashville, Vol. 1: Tear the Woodpile Down
The casual listener may remember Marty Stuart for the string of country radio hits he enjoyed in the late eighties and early nineties. However, Stuart’s legacy was cemented by groundbreaking projects released after his commercial heyday had drawn to a close, particularly 1999’s landmark The Pilgrim as well as 2010’s career-best effort Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions. Through such critically lauded work Stuart has built up a reputation as an elder statesman of country music, acting to preserve country music’s heritage and traditions, while simultaneously working to move the genre forward.
100 Greatest Men: #97. Collin Raye
He broke through to stardom singing love ballads in the style of Vince Gill, but it was his turn toward more adventurous topical material that cemented the musical legacy of Collin Raye.
Born Floyd Collin Wray in Arkansas, he is the daughter of Lois Wray, a professional musician who often opened for the big acts of the fifties, including legends like Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Growing up, Collin and his brother Scott would often perform on stage with their mother. As the boys got older, they struck out on their own, forming the Wrays Brothers Band. They soon became popular local performers across Texas, and also had success performing in Reno, Nevada.