Tag Archives: country music

Sausage King Jimmy Dean Dead At 81

Country music star, Grammy winner, and Christian activist Jimmy Dean, who gained his greatest fame as the advertising pitchman for his own line of sausages, died yesterday at the age of 81. His wife, Donna Meade Dean, said her husband died at their Henrico County, Va., home. She told The Associated Press that he had some health problems but was …

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Chely Wright Talks Gay With Oprah

On Wednesday newly out country music singer Chely Wright told Oprah that only two of her industry colleagues have reached out to her since her revelation. “And they all have my email.” She also expressed shame for having once told a young gay friend to “get his sin out of my face.” Wright said she had to come out because …

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Country Star Chely Wright To Come Out

TMZ has broken the news that the big celebrity coming out scheduled for this week by PR king Howard Bragman is country star Chely Wright, who has a memoir and new album both debuting this Tuesday. I never heard of her until today, but apparently she’s a big deal and has had a lot of hits, including the below, which …

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Court Yard Hounds – Ain’t No Son

Two of the Dixie Chicks have created the sub-group Court Yard Hounds for this song about a son coming out to his father. Lyrics here. Well this ain’t no fun for me/ This ain’t no fun for me/ Oh boys should be boys/ That’s how it should be/ You ain’t coming home/ No you ain’t coming home/ Til you walk …

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Happy Belated, Dolly

I meant to mention Dolly Parton’s 64th birthday on Friday as an excuse to post this, her first appearance on the Porter Wagoner Show in 1967, where she performed her first chart hit, Dumb Blonde. Dolly has scored 59 Top 40 hits on the country chart, including 21 #1’s.

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NC: Country Singer Banned After Anti-Gay Song At City Festival

Pam Spaulding reports that country singer Matt Boswell and his Hillbilly Blues Band have been banned from future performances by the city of Reidsville, North Carolina after a live broadcast from a city festival where he performed an altered version of a Merle Haggard song that included the anti-gay lyric, “And you can’t get married, you stupid gays and queers, …

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The New Redneck Anthem

Cletus and Maybelle Hillbilly of Slack Jaw, West Virginia give us their musical opinion on same-sex marriage. You just have to laugh. Note the Sarah Palin lookalike playing the teacher. Here’s their site. (Warning: autoplay nincompoopery.)

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Phil Vassar – Bobbi With An ‘I’

(Via – Towleroad)

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#1 This Week In 1966

This week in February 1966, Loretta Lynn scored her first of eleven #1 songs on Billboard’s country chart with Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind). Her album of the same title went on to be the first by a female country artist to be certified gold. Although Lynn hit the country Top 40 almost fifty times in …

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