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WATCH: 1981 Live Performance of "The Lord Made a Hobo Out of Me" by Boxcar Willie

Beyond its musical merits, "The Lord Made a Hobo Out of Me" holds cultural significance as a tribute to the enduring legacy of the American hobo.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 15 2024

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Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Redneck Mother": A Country Americana Anthem From 1978

"He's thirty-four and drinkin' in them honky tonks, just kickin' hippies' asses and raisin' hell"

By: S.L. Rachel

March 8 2024

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Travel Back to 1955-Style Grace and Hospitality with Porter Wagoner's "Company's Comin'"

As the beat kicks in, listeners are swept up in the narrator's breathless excitement as he rushes to inform Mama of the impending arrival of guests.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 8 2024

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Hi-Rez and Baste Records Release "Hometown": A Story of Personal Growth Rooted in Traditional Values

Artists like Hi-Rez and music companies like Baste Records champion and create music that dares to defy the status quo of leftism in the entertainment business.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 8 2024

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American Beat Cultural Review: George Jones' 1962 Rendition of "Waltz of the Angels"

George Jones proves once again why he is hailed as the "King of Country Music." 

By: S.L. Rachel

March 6 2024

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Classic Country Love Songs: Johnny Lee's Epic 1983 Live Performance of "One in a Million"

The lyrics of "One in a Million," penned by Chick Rains, paint a vivid picture of a protagonist navigating the tumultuous landscape of life, searching for solace and meaning amidst chaos. 

By: S.L. Rachel

March 6 2024

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WATCH: Skeeter Davis Mesmerizes with "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" Live at the Grand Ole Opry in 1961

Originally penned by Cecil Null, this haunting ballad first soared to the top of the charts in 1953 as a #1 country hit for The Davis Sisters, comprised of Skeeter and Betty Jack Davis.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 5 2024

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Johnny Cash's "What Is Truth?" is a Prophetic Anthem Amidst Today's Era of Fake News and Misinformation

In an era marked by fake news and misinformation, Cash's song serves as a timely reminder of the importance of discerning truth from falsehood and standing up for what is right.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 4 2024

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Finding Grace: Porter Wagoner's "A Satisfied Mind" Offers a Musical Guide to Inner-Peace

At its core, "A Satisfied Mind" encapsulates the concept of inner peace and contentment, akin to the principles of Zen Buddhism or the grace found in Christianity.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 4 2024

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Epic 1971 Live Performance of "Ko-Ko Joe" by Jerry Reed with Glenn Campbell and Larry McNeely

Jerry Reed's masterful storytelling combined with his signature guitar licks make this song a timeless classic in the annals of country music history.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 4 2024

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WATCH: Legendary 1959 Performance of Johnny Horton's "The Battle Of New Orleans" on The Ed Sullivan Show

As the performance unfolds, we're regaled with the exploits of Colonel Jackson and his ragtag band of soldiers as they outsmart and outgun the British invaders.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 1 2024

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LISTEN: Merle Travis' Forgotten 1947 Classic "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed"

The lyrics, adorned with references to iconic brands and products, evoke a sense of nostalgia and Americana.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 1 2024

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Step Back in Time with Waylon Jennings' Electrifying 1989 Live Performance of "I'm a Ramblin' Man"

In a time when country music was becoming increasingly polished and commercialized, Jennings remained a steadfast rebel, staying true to his roots while pushing the genre forward.

By: S.L. Rachel

March 1 2024

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Step Back in Time to 1962: Ray Price's Captivating Live Performance of "City Lights"

Throughout the years, "City Lights" has been reimagined by a myriad of artists, each adding their own unique spin while honoring the song's rich heritage.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 29 2024

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