About six weeks ago, I was in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., I went down for Dolly’ Parton’s 25th annual parade. Of course Dolly was there, and the weekend proved to be a really fun time for all the visitors to both Dollywood, and the surrounding Smoky Mountain tourist towns as well. I went to Gatlinburg, which [...]Tags: Dolly, doobie brothers, Jim Croce, jim croce song, Johnson City, Knoxville, Lee Ann Womack, Logan, logan murrell, Market Street, N.C., night, Patsy Cline, Pigeon, pigeon forge tenn, Shallotte, show, Smoky Mountain, Tenn.
Rockie Lynne, who I remember best for “Lipstick” (You Can Put Your Lipstick on While I Drive), “I Love You More” and “I Can’t Believe It’s Me,” has a new album. It’s called “Songs For Soldiers”. I did listen to the clips he has on his web site, I like what I heard. And while [...]Tags: Afghanistan, album, America, Andrew, Andrew W. Griffin, battle hymn of the republic, Cary, dirt report, God, I, instrumental medley, Iraq, Jimi, Lynne, N.C., North Carolina, Rockie, Songs, star spangled banner, Steve Wariner, U.S. Army, Wariner
I get a lot of e-mail from country music fans, telling me about concerts they are going to – or perhaps one they went to. Sometimes they send pictures and tell me about their experience. Sometimes I put it up here to share with all of you. I’m usually not the envious type … usually. [...]Tags: Charlotte, country, country music fans, Dan, David Nail, Don, Eddie, Eddie Montgomery, Emily West, eric church, Gary Allan, Gary Allen, Grove, Heidi Newfield, Jack, Jack Ingram, Johnson City, Jon, Jonathan Singleton, Josh Turner, N.C., Pike County, pike county ky, quot, Throwdown, tour, Troy Gentry
I love Matt Stillwell. I think I’ve told you all that before. I get to see Matt from time to time, he’s pretty much a regular at Capone’s in Johnson City, Tenn. He’s got a great band, and he puts on a great show. WXBQ radio plays Matt a lot – but it’s usually “Shine,” [...]Tags: Alabama, american cancer society, Angel, Asheville, Carolina, Dirt Road, Erwin, Florida, Johnson City, Matt, matt stillwell, Mississippi, Music Park, N.C., North Carolina, Rain, Randy Houser, show, site, South Carolina, Summer, Suwanee River, suwanee river music park, sweet sun angel, Tenn., Tennessee, time, video, Virginia
I guess there’s always a fair somewhere. Around here we have them in July, August and September… in Greeneville, Gray and Knoxville, Tenn., Abingdon, Wise and Lebanon, Va., and Maggie Valley, Cary and Charlotte, N.C., just to name a few of them. I start getting really excited about fairs sometime around the beginning of May. [...]Tags: Ariz., Arizona, arizona daily star, article, Charlotte, E. Burch, Fair, Ferris, Gray, Jake, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Knoxville, Lebanon, Maggie Valley, N.C., Owen, Pima County, pima county fair, quot, stage, Tenn., Tucson, Va., Washington County, washington county fair, washington county fair in abingdon va, Waylon Jennings, Wise