News like this never grows old. Willie Nelson’s new studio album, God’s Problem Child, (and 9th for Sony/Legacy Recordings) has entered the Billboard Country chart at #1, making it the artist’s second US country chart-topper in less than two years. His 6th Legacy release, Django and Jimmie, an unforgettable musical collaboration with Merle Haggard, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country chart in June 2015. ... read more!
The family of Merle Haggard, Blackbird Presents and Willie Nelson will host an all-star concert event taping, called, “Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard,” at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, April 6, 2017 honoring what would have been Haggard’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing. ... read more!
We had the gift of seeing Collin Raye this past Thursday night in our hometown of Long Beach, California. It’s been about 8 years since I’ve seen him in concert, so I was really excited for the show. He certainly lived up to my excitement, as every second of the 90-minute show was thoroughly entertaining. In this life, I’ve seen hundreds of concerts, but there’s hardly been anyone else who put on as good of a show as Collin did. ... read more!
Sometimes I think there isn’t much Toby Keith has not succeeded at. His tour of 2016 was remarkably similar to his 2015 tour. And the year before that. And the years preceding. 2015 was the year Toby was rightfully inducted into the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the most meaningful honor of a career anchored in songwriting. As an entertainer, musician, recording artist and philanthropist, however, Toby Keith again has proven himself a model of consistency at the highest levels of performance in 2016. ... read more!
Mark Chestnutt is a Country traditionalist who names Merle Haggard as his biggest influence on his career, listing him at the top of his list of several others. To pay tribute to Merle’s life and music, he has released an emotionally charged tribute video. ... read more!
Labor Day is coming up on Monday September 5th and I have selected three songs to honor the working men and women. ... read more!