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Monday, June 23, 2008

Merle Haggard: Today's CountryMania Artist

The look at that face and you know he has lived a life truly worthy of some of the greatest country music made. To our mind, Haggard for some reason is given the short shrift when compared to contemporaries like Willie Nelson, George Jones & Johnny Cash.

The question we have is why? He is a better singer than Nelson, he has been far more prolific than Jones, and much more versatile than any of the aforementioned trinity of Country Music.

Merle gets his props here...for never getting in a rut creatively and simply being one of the greats of ALL TIME. God Bless Merle...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Today's CountryMania Artist: Willie Nelson

We are beginning a series of regular artist spotlights, and who better to begin with than Willie Nelson!

Willie started his legenday career as a songwriter with such classics as "Crazy", after the Nashville music machine tried to cast him in their traditional mode, he broke out in the 70's leading the Outlaw movement that changed Nashville forever.