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Aaron Lewis Releases New Patriotic Ballad: "Lord Knows I Ain't Made in China, I'm American as it Gets"

The song is about highlighting the importance of domestic production and the preservation of American manufacturing.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 23 2024

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Hank Thompson's 1952 Country Classic: "The Wild Side of Life" Revisited

From Burl Ives to Rod Stewart, artists across genres paid homage to Thompson's timeless masterpiece, each adding their own unique flair to its enduring melody.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 22 2024

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Unmasking the Spooky Irony of the 1945 Western Swing Classic "Shame On You" by Spade Cooley

Penned by the very man whose life took a dark turn into infamy, this Western Swing classic is a banger but also serves a haunting echo of Cooley's own tumultuous journey.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 22 2024

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WATCH: Buck Owens and the Buckaroos' Legendary 1966 Live Performance of "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail"

Inspired by an Esso gas station sign bearing the slogan "Put a tiger in your tank," Owens and songwriter Harlan Howard transformed a simple idea into a chart-topping hit that continues to captivate listeners decades later.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 21 2024

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LISTEN: Eddy Arnold's 1955 Country Classic "That Do Make It Nice"

The song's lyrics, penned by Arnold along with Fred Ebb and Paul Klein offer a glimpse into the tender nuances of a loving relationship, from meeting the parents to contemplating marriage, all underscored by a deep sense of appreciation for one another.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 21 2024

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Epic Americana: Ferlin Husky's 1960 Rendition of "Wings of a Dove" Live at the Grand Ole Opry

This timeless spiritual draws its inspiration from the story of Noah and the dove, as recounted in Genesis 8:6-12. The title itself is a nod to Psalms 55:7, evoking the image of wings akin to those of a dove.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 20 2024

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WATCH: Lefty Frizzell's Unforgettable 1950 Live Performance of "If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)"

Released on September 14, 1950, this honky-tonk tune quickly ascended the charts, eventually claiming the number one spot for three consecutive weeks.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 20 2024

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Lainey Wilson Delivers with "Country's Cool Again", Tapping into the Heartbeat of Authentic American Music

This song comes at a time when many artists are starting to venture into the genre, like Beyonce, Post-Maloné and Lana Del Ray.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 20 2024

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WATCH: Epic 1976 Performance of David Allan Coe's Outlaw Country Classic, "Longhaired Redneck"

Released in January 1976 as the lead single from his album of the same name, this song showcases Coe's unapologetic embrace of his outsider status within the country music establishment.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 19 2024

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Eternal Faith: The Louvin Brothers' "The Family Who Prays" Champions American Religious Traditions

The lyrics depict the strength of prayer in keeping families together despite challenges like the influence of Satan or the impact of war and natural disasters.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 19 2024

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Nikki Haley's Presidential Campaign Song Hits All the Wrong Notes: Dubbed "Cringetastic" and "Painful" by Listeners

Crafted by Larry Dvoskin and backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper, the song is a disaster from the first note.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 16 2024

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WATCH: Legendary Performance of "Freeborn Man" from Tony Rice and the Bluegrass All-Stars

Joined by luminaries such as Mark O'Connor on violin, Jerry Douglas on dobro, Sam Bush on mandolin, Mark Schatz on bass, and Bela Fleck on banjo, Rice leads this all-star ensemble with his masterful guitar playing and soulful vocals.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 15 2024

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WATCH: Waylon Jennings' Stirring Performance of His Country Gospel Classic "I Do Believe"

"I Do Believe" stands as a testament to Jennings' songwriting genius and his ability to challenge conventional beliefs while embracing personal spirituality.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 15 2024

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The Legacy of Hank Snow's "Movin' On": A Cultural Review with Rare 1958 Live Performance

The song catapulted Snow to stardom, reaching the number one spot on the charts and staying there for a record-breaking 21 weeks. Its success not only solidified Snow's position as a leading figure in country music but also paved the way for a string of consistent number-one hits.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 13 2024

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