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    The country music thread

    Here we go: a long-overdue thread devoted to country music. Most of the threads I start wind up becoming my own personal blogs because hardly anyone else ever posts anything. I would love for other Sirius Buzz members to participate here. This is a discussion site, after all.

    Bakersfield post office is named for hometown boy Merle Haggard

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...407-story.html

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    For your amazement and amusement, here is a small sample of the playlist for the online Red White & Booze channel. In many instances, the channel is playing only three or four songs by artists who have had dozens of big hits. If a song isn't likely to be on a jukebox in a barroom, forget it! Chart positions are from the Billboard country chart.

    SiriusXM Online
    Channel 350 - Red White & Booze


    Act Naturally - Buck Owens (1/1963)
    Ain't Going Down Til The Sun Comes Up - Garth Brooks (1/1993)
    American Honky Tonk Bar Association - Garth Brooks (1/1993)
    As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band/Alan Jackson (1/2010)
    Big City - Merle Haggard/Leona Williams (1/1982)
    Blowin' Smoke - Kacey Musgraves (31/2013)
    Beer Run - George Jones/Garth Brooks (24/2001)
    Born On The Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival (--/1969)
    C C Waterback - George Jones/Merle Haggard (10/1982)
    Calling Baton Rouge - Garth Brooks (2/1993)
    Celebrity - Brad Paisley (3/2003)
    Chasin' That Neon Rainbow - Alan Jackson (2/1990)
    Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson (1/1993)
    Country Boy - Alan Jackson (1/2008)
    Cowboy Cadillac - Garth Brooks (52/1997)
    Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood (1/2009)
    Crazy - Patsy Cline (2/1961)
    Cryin' Time - Buck Owens (B/1965)
    D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette (1/1968)
    Daddy's Moonshine Still - Dolly Parton (LP/1971)
    Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away - Vince Gill (1/1992)
    Don't Rock The Jukebox - Alan Jackson (1/1991)
    Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time - Mickey Gilley (1/1976)
    Don't You Think Outlaw Bit's Out Of Hand - Waylon Jennings (5/1978)
    Down On The Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival (-/1969)
    Fancy - Reba McEntire (8/1991)
    Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (--/1969)
    Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks (1/1990)
    God Blessed Texas - Little Texas (4/1993)
    Good Ride Cowboy -- Garth Brooks (3/2005)
    Good Time - Alan Jackson (1/2008)
    Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival --/1969)
    Hello Trouble - Buck Owens (LP/1964)
    Hello Walls - Faron Young (1/1961)
    Honky Tonk Attitude - Joe Diffie (5/1993)
    Honky Tonk Night Time Man - Merle Haggard (B/1974)
    I Don't Even Know Your Name - Alan Jackson (1/1999)
    I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline (1/1961)
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival (LP/1970)
    I Like It I Love It - Tim McGraw (1/1995)
    I Think I'll Just Stay Here & Drink - Merle Haggard (1/1980)
    Indian Outlaw - Tim McGraw (8/1994)
    It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett (1/2003)
    Little Bitty - Alan Jackson (1/1996)
    Living In Fast Forward - Kenny Chesney (1/2005)
    Long As I Can See The Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival (--/1970)
    Longneck Bottle - Garth Brooks/Steve Wariner (1/1997)
    Louisiana Saturday Night - Mel McDaniel (7/1981)
    Mama Tried - Merle Haggard (1/1968)
    Mexicoma - Tim McGraw (LP/2013)
    Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde - Travis Tritt (8/2002)
    Papa Loved Mama - Garth Brooks (3/1992)
    Playing Dumb - Tom Petty/Heartbreakers (LP/2014)
    Pop A Top - Alan Jackson (6/1999)
    Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival --/1969)
    Reasons To Quit - Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson (6/1983)
    Redneck Woman - Gretchen Carlson (1/2004)
    Rodeo - Garth Brooks (3/1991)
    Sam's Place - Buck Owens (1/1967)
    Set 'Em Up Joe - Vern Gosdin (1/1988)
    She's Got The Rhythm - Alan Jackson (1/1992)
    Something Like That - Tim McGraw (1/1999)
    Southern Voice - Tim McGraw (1/2009)
    Standing Outside The Fire - Garth Brooks (3/1993)
    Summertime Blues - Alan Jackson (1/1994)
    Suzie Q - Creedence Clearwater Revival --/1968)
    Swinging Doors - Merle Haggard (5/1966)
    Tall Tall Trees - Alan Jackson (1/1995)
    The Bottle Let Me Down - Merle Haggard (3/1966)
    The Fightin' Side Of Me - Merle Haggard (1/1970)
    The High Cost Of Living - Jamey Johnson (34/2009)
    The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia - Reba McEntire (12/1992)
    The Redneck Side Of Me - Jamey Johnson (LP/2006)
    Two Of A Kind Workin' On A Full House - Garth Brooks (1/1991)
    Two PiƱa Coladas - Garth Brooks (1/1997)
    Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline (2/1957)
    When Will I Be Loved - Everly Brothers (8/1960)
    Why Haven't I Heard From You - Reba McEntire (5/1994)
    Wrap It Up - Fabulous Thunderbirds (--/1986)
    Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad - Tammy Wynette (3/1967)
    4th Of July - Shooter Jennings/George Jones (26/2005)

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    This is from the Taste Of Country website, April 8:

    Jo Dee Messina releases brand-new inspirational song, Bigger Than This

    When Jo Dee Messina was diagnosed with cancer last year, the 47-year-old singer admitted the ordeal seriously tested her faith. However, thankfully, she's now feeling better and she has a new song that came out of that intense struggle. The singer shared the song April 7 during a world-premiere performance on Huckabee, which you can hear at http://tasteofcountry.com/jo-dee-mes...ger-than-this/

    The lyrics speak of being overwhelmed, with "waves crashing in" and "darkness surrounding," before going into the uplifting chorus: "My God is bigger than this. His love is greater." Messina's song is available for download at https://jodeemessina.selz.com/item/b...-song-download

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    Even Kenny Rogers knows you can't be a gambler when it comes to your health.

    Kenny Rogers cancels remainder of farewell tour over health issues

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.3916224

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    Last night's ACM Awards ceremony took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, not far from the site of the country music festival where 58 died and 851 were injured October 1 when a gunman opened fire. Jason Aldean, who was performing when the shooting started, opened the Awards telecast -- not with a song but with a message about the healing power of music and the strength of country artists and fans coming together as a community in the wake of the shooting. Here are the award nominees and winners:

    Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton win big at 2018 ACM Awards

    http://www.tasteofcountry.com/2018-a...-winners-list/

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    Today is Memorial Day. We should honor and thank our veterans every day, not just on the last Monday in May. Here are two must-read articles from the Taste Of Country website:

    Brantley Gilbert hopes we all remember the meaning of Memorial Day

    http://tasteofcountry.com/brantley-g...litary-troops/

    10 songs that honor fallen soldiers

    http://tasteofcountry.com/songs-abou...-memorial-day/

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    Here is a small sample of the playlist of SiriusXM's Bakersfield Beat channel, which is curated by Dwight Yoakam and, not surprisingly, plays a lot of Dwight Yoakam songs. Chart positions are from the Billboard country chart or, if followed by an "h," the Hot 100. Leonard Sipes' first record is on the list. On all his subsequent records, he called himself Tommy Collins. (He was the subject of Merle Haggard's 1981 hit Leonard.) And the Farmer Boys' song was co-written by a 27-year-old up-and-coming singer named Alvis "Buck" Owens.

    The Bakersfield Beat
    SiriusXM Channel 349


    A New Love - Wynn Stewart (--/1957)
    A Thousand Miles From Nowhere - Dwight Yoakam (2/1993)
    Act Naturally - Beatles (47h/1965)
    Act Naturally - Dwight Yoakam (LP/2007)
    Ain't That Lonely Yet - Dwight Yoakam (2/1993)
    Beneath Still Waters - Emmylou Harris (1/1980)
    Close Up The Honky Tonks - Buck Owens (LP/1964)
    Don't Let Your Goodbye Stand - Rick Nelson (LP/1972)
    Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife - Glen Campbell (3/1968)
    Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye - Charlie Daniels Band (8/1986)
    Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam (2/1993)
    Flash Crash & Thunder - Farmer Boys (--/1957)
    Floyd County - Dwight Yoakam (B/1988)
    Fool Me Again - Buck Owens (LP/1962)
    Girls Night Out - Judds (1/1985)
    Goodbye Good Luck God Bless You - Buck Owens (LP/1962)
    Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton/Trace Adkins (1/2009)
    Honky Tonk Night Time Man - Merle Haggard (B/1974)
    Hotel California - Eagles (1h/1977)
    How Long - Rick Nelson (LP/1970)
    I Ain't Living Long Like This - Emmylou Harris (B/1978)
    I Can't Stop My Lovin' You - Buck Owens (17/1962)
    I Don't Need It Done - Dwight Yoakam (LP/1990)
    I Sang Dixie - Dwight Yoakam (1/1988)
    I Was There - Dwight Yoakam/Buck Owens (LP/2000)
    I'd Trade All Of My Tomorrows - Merle Haggard (LP/1965)
    I'll Be Gone - Tommy Collins (--/1955)
    I'll Love You Forever & Ever - Buck Owens (LP/1966, B/1968)
    I'm Layin' It On The Line - Buck Owens (LP/1966)
    I've Got A Tiger By The Tail - Buck Owens (1/1965)
    If You Fall Out Of Love With Me - Buck Owens (LP/1965)
    If You Gotta Go - Flying Burrito Brothers (--/1970)
    Little Sister - Dwight Yoakam (7/1987)
    Little Ways - Dwight Yoakam (8/1987)
    Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival (52h/1969)
    Look Over Me - Merle Haggard (LP/1968)
    Love House - Rank & File (LP/1987)
    Memphis - Buck Owens (LP/1965)
    Mental Revenge - Linda Ronstadt (LP/1970)
    Mental Revenge (Live) - Nashville West (UR/1967, LP/1978)
    Money Tree - Merle Haggard (LP/1968)
    No More Me & You - Buck Owens (B/1966)
    One More Name - Dwight Yoakam (B/1988)
    Population: Me - Dwight Yoakam (LP/2003)
    Pretty Horses - Dwight Yoakam (--/2018)
    Rain Rain - Wynn Stewart (UR/1959, LP/1988)
    Rebels - Tom Petty/Heartbreakers (74/1985)
    Silver Stallion - Highwaymen (25/1990)
    Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard (1/1967)
    Streets Of Bakersfield - Dwight Yoakam/Buck Owens (1/1988)
    Take Me Home - Wanda Jackson (LP/1965)
    Take Me In Your Arms - Joe Carson (--/1957)
    Tequila Sunrise - Eagles (64h/1973)
    The Road Goes On Forever - Robert Earl Keen (LP/1989)
    Then Here Came Monday - Dwight Yoakam (--/2018)
    There Never Was A Fool - Buck Owens (LP/1966)
    This Time's The Next Time - Wanda Jackson (LP/1967)
    Too Beautiful To Cry - Leonard Sipes/Rhythm Oakies (--/1951)
    Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus - Owens/Haggard (LP/1966)
    When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt (2h/1975)
    Wings Of A Dove - Ferlin Husky (1/1960)
    Yes Ma'am He Found Me In A Honky Tonk - Leona Williams (--/1970)

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    I wonder if she'll be working 9 to 5.

    Dolly Parton is making an eight-episode Netflix series based on her songs

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand...s-based-songs/

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    Today The Washington Post published a story detailing why so many country singers nowadays sing drinking songs and why country singers who crave "authenticity" look to Hank Williams, who died of drug abuse and alcohol abuse at 29. Ummm.....maybe there are better role models than ol' Hank.

    'The Hank Williams syndrome': How alcoholism destroyed some of country music's greatest stars

    https://www.al.com/entertainment/ind...drome_how.html

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    I wonder if Naomi and Wynonna would have been equally as successful if they had used their real names: Diana and Christina. By the way, Wynonna adapted her stage name from the Lakota word winona, which means "first-born daughter."

    Judds exhibit set to open at Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum

    http://tasteofcountry.com/judds-exhi...-hall-of-fame/

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