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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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WATCH: Yodelling Cowgirl Patsy Montana Takes Us Back with "I Want to Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" in 1939

Over the years, the song has been reimagined by various artists, each adding their own unique flair while paying homage to Montana's original masterpiece.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 29 2024

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A Classic American Beat: Floyd Tillman's "I Love You So Much It Hurts" Pays Tribute to the Trials of Affection

With heartfelt sincerity, he confesses, "I'm so afraid to go to bed at night, afraid of losing you," laying bare the vulnerability that comes with deeply caring for another.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 27 2024

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Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden": A Chart-Topping Anthem in Post-Vietnam America

Originally written by Joe South in 1967, Anderson's version of the song faced initial skepticism from her producer Glenn Sutton, who doubted its suitability for a female artist.

By: S.L. Rachel

February 27 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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