Wayne's Music 25/26 June 2011 … Country Music. The best shrink that 15 bucks can buy!
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire Suzy Bogguss from Illinois, built upon her local club experience working in Dolly Parton's theme Park, "Dollywood" at Pigeon Force in East Tennessee prior to embarking on a very successful solo career.
BOP The late Dan Seals, the younger brother of Seals and Crofts member Jim Seals, was the "England Dan" half of the soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley.
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again one of the wonderful old Country Duets - probably from the 1950s - when The Singing Ranger (Hank Snow) teamed up with the youngest of Country's most famous Family, Anita Carter; Six Days On The Road Dave Dudley, the king of the truck driving anthems in the 60s.
He Thinks I Still care Anne Murray with what was a huge hit for George Jones in the early 60s
I've Seen It Go Away Merle Haggard - at 72 years of age, is still hell-bent on revealing unspoken thruths in his songs Hey Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song Billy Joe Thomas better known onm the pop charts, but he became the 60th member of the Grand Ol Opry in 1985.
San AntonioRose Bob Wills and His texas Playboys - the pioneers of western swing
The Dance Garth Brooks' signature song - a key number when his career was developing - setting a strong foundation for superstardom which was just around the corner in the 80s.
Detroit City Bobby Bare - had his big break into country music when Chet Atkins signed him up, and eased him into The Nashville Sound he was creating
Pure Love pure country from Ronnie Milsapbecame country music's first well-known blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country crossover singers of his time.
I Sang Dixie Dwight Yoakam as the world was moving towards Urban Cowboy sounds, Dwight was thrashing out a hip brand of honky tonk, which wasn't really considered marketable, but he kept at it, in rock and punk night clubs around Los Angeles until his flavour of "new country" took off.
Oklahoma Swing Vince Gill emerged from the Pure Prairie league in the 70s to become one of the biggest names in the country music business
Long Haired Country Boy this was the first song I heard from The Charlie Daniels Band - but he started out back in the 50s, played bass on at least 3 of Bob Dylan's albums, and on early Leonard Cohen records.
Folsom prison Blues Johnny Cash performed this song at The California State prison in the town of Folsom, January 13th 1968.
Shut Up And Kiss Me Mary Chapin Carpenter - from her highly acclaimed 1994 album "Stones In the Road".
Wayne's Music Sunday 26 June 2011 … keeping it country! PART ONE
New WayHome K T Oslin ( Kay Toinette to her friends) - the Country Diva who rose from jingle singer to the Top new female Vocalist in 1987.
For The Good Times a song I remember from Kris Kristofferson's first album in 1970 - and Ray price released a version that spent a total of 19 weeks on the chart after spending a few weeks at #1.
When The Rain Tumbles Down In July the Australian National treasure - from his Golden Anniversary album (yep Number 50). At the time of his death at the age of 76 in September 2003, SLIM DUSTY had been working on his 106th Album for EMI records.
Please Remember Me one of my favourite writers/performers in country music is Rodney Crowell who started out in Emmy Lou Harris's Hot band, and then got his own songs recorded by Waylon Jennings, Bob Seger, Oak Ridge Boys and many more.
Who Will The Next Fool Be a Charlie Rich recording of the country-soul hybrid with Hank garland on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, Buddy Harman on drums and Charlie's tw-fisted piano accentuating his soaring vocal.
Boot Scootin' Boogie Brooks and Dunn - the hottest duo in country released 50 singles, 20 or which went to #1, and from 1992 until 2006, they won the Duo Of The Year Award every year but one during that period.
Tumbling Tumbleweeds from the Sons Of The Pioneers, formed in 1933 by Leonard Slye (better known by his later screen name Roy Rogers).
I'm Not Lisa Here's the gal who married the man with the twang when she was still a teenager - and it was during her marriage to Duane Eddy that Jessi Colter became a songwriter in her own right out touring with The Shirelles and Chubby Checker, recording with Phil Spector and Chet Atkins - and then she met Waylon Jennings, and - well … you know the rest.
Old Dogs And Children And Watermelon Wine Tom T Hall - the Nashville Storyteller - who maintains that simplicity in storytelling remains the most effective manner of communicating to his audience.
I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool Barbara Mandrell - a wonderful entertainer - she played steel guitar for Patsy Cline when she was thirteen, and toured also with Johnny Cash and George Jones before teaming up to travel the world with The Mandrell Family band.
Amanda Waylon Jennings from The album that was released at what was still considered to be the height of the outlaw movement in country music;
El Paso Marty Robbins with his all time great song recorded in Nashville in 1959 he had Grady Martin and Jack Pruett on guitars and Bob Moore on the bass Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, completed in one day, became a landmark LP. Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash in 1981 working with her then husband, Rodney Crowell
Some Broken Hearts Never End Don Williams, with a voice that has improved with age
Any Man Of Mine Shania Twain's first #1 hit at Country radio which really got things cracking for her in 1995.
Old Friends Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Roger Miller - old friends - how far back do they go? Willie Nelson used to play bass in Ray prices' Band in 1960 …Ray and Roger have been singing on radio and TV programmes forever … and they recorded this together in 1982.
There's Your Trouble The Dixie Chicks.
Blue LeAnn Rimes - rose to fame at the age of 13, the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Kiss An Angel Good Morning Charlie Pride with the BIG baritone voice which has featured on 39 #1 hits
Don't It make My Brown Eyes Blue Crystal Gayle with her signature number - a brown-eyed song from a blue-eyed gal, Loretta Lynn's younger sister by 19 years.