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Say What? – Merle Haggard

March 5, 2009 Kevin John Coyne 9

Today’s Say What? comes courtesy of country music legend Merle Haggard, who recalled a salty conversation with a label executive in the 1980s. The memory was prompted by Emmylou Harris performing “Kern River”, a Haggard

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Themed Albums

February 13, 2009 Guest Contributor 7

Kathy Mattea’s brilliant album released last year, Coal, reminded me of how much I love themed albums.  There is something unique and special about an album that addresses a single topic from varied angles or

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Review: Doug Stone, "Don't Tell Mama"

January 8, 2009 Dan Milliken 17

There are some singers you generally shou ldn’t touch if you don’t want to your rendition to be remembered for second-bestness. You shouldn’t touch Patsy, you shouldn’t touch Connie, you shouldn’t touch Merle, you shouldn’t

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Discussion: Sad Christmas Songs

December 8, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 37

I can’t get this one out of my head this year: Merle Haggard, “If We Make it Through December” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-IJxTd8dCo I love sad Christmas songs.  Give me “Blue Christmas over “White Christmas” any day. What

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Six Pack: Dolly Parton, Songwriter

December 2, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 7

With more than a hundred chart hits to her name, including 25 #1 singles and 57 top tens, Dolly Parton is the most successful singles artist in country music history.     But even before she was

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