Since his stroke last year, legendary Country artist Randy Travis hasn't been seen in public much, if at all. That changed when Dolly Parton published a photo on Facebook of herself and 80's country hit-maker Janie Fricke with Randy, smiling and looking not much worse for all his health issues. Randy was in the audience at Dolly's show this past Saturday in Thackerville, OK, and Dolly gave a special shout-out from the stage to the "Forever And Ever, Amen" singer.
Being a drummer, I've heard all of the jokes. I've also been told at times that my brain wasn't "quite right." Well, according to a scientific study, it's apparently true...but in a good way. I've always tried to be a problem-solver, and this study shows that trait is part and parcel with being able to lay a solid groove "in the pocket." But, hey...don't take my word for it; read the article and see why I have just gotten a nice, big shot of self-esteem.
You've gotta hand it to Brad Paisley. He can find the humor in just about any situation. It seems the Westboro "Baptist" Church folks (you know, those loving folks who protest at fallen military personnel's funerals, among other things) decided to protest one of Brad's concerts recently. Brad took a hilarious selfie that you've just got to see!
Have you checked out OutnumberHunger.com yet? Please do. It's a very easy way to help fight the issue of hunger in America, and especially right here in the Crossroads region. Outnumber Hunger is a unique partnership between Feeding America, Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and Townsquare Media
Here's a video from the Flag City Opry performance on 5/20/14. It's one of my favorite old Willie Nelson songs, "You Ought To Hear Me Cry." Willie wrote and recorded this one back in the 1960's, when he was signed to the RCA Victor label. I wasn't released as a single until 1977. Two years prior, in 1975, Willie had released "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" from his Columbia Records smash debut album, Red-Headed Stranger.
Your Essay Topic: share an experience communicating your appreciation or love of the art of music. Essay length is 400 – 650 words. The winner will receive 4 months of free class music lessons on his or her instrument of choice (piano, drum or guitar) plus 2 additional months of lessons at a discounted rate. This contest is open to grades 7-10.
Think you know your Country music forwards and backwards? If you do, you could be a winner weekday mornings at 8:20 with Skeeter Nash! Listen for the "Bass-Ackwards Song of the Day" clue...it's a portion of a big Country hit song played backwards. If you guess the right song title, you WIN!!
Some tech blogs are speculating on the possible discontinuation of the product that launched Apple into the stratosphere, and sparked a revolution in both the personal electronics and music industries: the iPod. Unit sales have declined over the last couple of years, as more and more smartphones (with music storage and playing capabilities) make up a larger and growing share of the market. Could the venerable iPod's days be numbered?
Get moving and have fun by taking advantage of the free weekly Clogging Classes at Englein Haus 115 N. Main St. Hallettsville! Clogging class is held every Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m. Contact: Nancy Braus at 361-798-9295 for more information, then get ready to kick up your heels!
Kyle Park is returning to Schroeder Hall this Saturday, May 17th. I'll have ticket info for the show at the end of this blog post. Kyle's new single, "Long Distance Relationship," is a beautifully-written song; but the accompanying video is sure to touch your hear, and maybe even bring a tear to your eyes (it did that to me).
As part of the Crossroads Community Band's 2014 Spring Concert Series, this concert will feature both the Victoria Civic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, and the Crossroads Community Band
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