Dec 032013

20.Little David Wilkins
19.Glenn Douglass Tubb
18.Autrey Inman
17.Ralph Mooney
16.Elton Britt
15.Grant Turner
14.Johnny Russell
13.Bobby Edwards
12.Sonny Burns
11.Big Al Downing
10.Riley Puckett
09.George D Hay
08.Vestal Goodman

THIS ONE is indeed a rare find much like George Riley Puckett.
She started in the 1920’s and is argued by many of us history buffs to be THE QUEEN of Country Music.
THIS IS Molly O’ Day.
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She was born Lois LaVerne Williamson in Pike Co. Ky on July 9th 1923.
Although she had a short career in country music is said to have been THE
TRUE QUEEN of country music.
Even though Kitty Wells was the first woman to ever chart a single
Molly was surely the first female to ever RECORD country music.

In 1939 she and her two brothers formed Skeets And Duke. And began performing
dances in Ky.
In 1940 they moved to West Virginia to join the Happy Valley Boys.
Which quickly disbanded.

The world was getting to know her as Dixie Lee and in 1941 she married Lynn Davis
whom led the Forty Niners.
In 1941 she changed her name to Molly O’ Day because there already was a Dixie Lee.
And Lynn Davis renamed his band the Cumberland Mountain Folks.

The new band was a HOT act and in 1946 the head of Acuff Rose had TWO big deals going
THEM and a man named Hiram King Williams…Hank.
They signed with Columbia Records and made their first recording on December 16th 1946.
However in 1951 to 1960 she did little recording and worked in churches.

Both Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Smithsonian Institute tried to coax her into
returning to the stage..she declined.
And in 1974 she began a Christian Radio Station.

Country Music lost her December 5th 1987.

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Tonight I learned my good friends Kara Clark and Brittany Avery (AKA Six Gun Britt)
will be touring together in January of 2014.
I’ll be watching them CLOSELY and posting ALL THE INFO on here that I can.
I’ll be helping them find some venues to play ANYONE with booking info help
can email them I’m sure they would LOVE to come to YOUR town.

I know Miss Kara has a new album in the works as well.
I so greatly enjoyed BOTH her albums and Iv’e been a HUGE
supporter of hers for years.

Brittany Avery is from Georgia/Alabama line area and has
been my personal friend for MANY years going back to the
mighty “Myspace” days.
I watched her get older and more talented as the years went on.
I remember when she started playing fiddle and banjo on Youtube.
She is SPECIAL to me. And she does the “Six Gun Britt” outlaw country
as a side act.
Which act she does I’m not sure yet…like I said MORE TO COME!

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Folks I may have to take the night off for THIS!
My HERO and my good friend Glenn Douglass Tubb has been
asked to host the 100th birthday of Ernest Tubb, his uncle
on the evening of Feb 8th which will turn Feb 9th at
The Midnight Jamboree at the Texas Troubador
Theater in Nashville Tennessee.

I WILL report MORE on this as I learn about the artists involved with this show.
Mr. Glenn said he would like to see a HUGE representation from the country music
community there to honor this fine man,and what he has done for country music.

He was indeed personally responsible for MANY artists to grace the Opry stage
and helped break them into the country music scene and being broadcast on
WSM all over the world.
When he started the Midnight Jamboree in 1947 it provided a “way in” for so
many people I couldn’t name them all.
This is STILL being done today with the help of David McCormick
Who is ONE HELL of a GREAT guy and keeps the Ernest Tubb Record Shop open.
He owns and operates them all and keeps them open so WE ALL can get the
hard to find country music AND the independent country music as well.

Without the E.T Record shop we wouldn’t have an ACTUAL STORE to go buy
Whitey Morgan or Hank 3 or Teea Goans or MANY of the artists I feature
on this website on a regular basis.

When someone asks me “What is country music?”
I tell them this: It is family, and it is representation of the common man.
Family being the Tubbs and the Williams and the Whitleys…generations upon
generations of different music all deeply rooted in country music.
Steve Earle and Justin Townes Earle..WHATEVER your preference it’s all
deeply rooted in family.
The common man’s music..where a convict can become forgiven and become a
Country music REAL country music has always represented the working man
and his blue collar.

I’ll be in contact with Mr. Glenn in the NEAR future concerning
the artists involved with this show.
I’m PRETTY SURE I’ll be there!