Oct 042014
 

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Folks I got a pretty long list of bands and artists to check out, but I have been
so busy with festivals and covering other things I haven’t had much time
to dwell on them.
So right now while I have some downtime between covering festivals I would like
to write a few articles featuring their work.
These are NOT new bands just bands I have never featured on here before
and I’ll tell you how to support them.

Shot Time And Cigarettes is a southern rock band based out of Bowling Green Ky.
Their lead singer David Vaughn Lindsey is an avid supporter of my work
and I just wanted to extend the sentiments back to him.

They often play Spillway Bar And Grill and on September 20th they play Tidball’s.
They have an October 20th date at Spillway.
They are talking about shooting videos and recording more music.

They formed in 2012 and blend Southern Rock with a little New Age sound.
Their current lineup from their website is
David Vaughn Lindsey(Lead Vocals)
Paul Lowe(Lead Guitar-Backup vocals)
Ashley Smith(Drums)
Jonathan Newton(Bass)
J.T. Gregory(Rhythm Guitar -Backup Vocals)

They recently opened for Shooter Jennings and I plan to stop up there in Bowling Green
which is pretty close to me and catch their much acclaimed live show.
Which I’m doing right now at Spillway Bar and Grill in Bowling Green.

They opened their set with “Let Go Again” and one I’m familiar with
called “Burn It Down”.
They have really good harmonies together.

“Fool Like Me” was a really good song and they also did one for
veterans called “Fighting Man”.

BUT NOW they playing a song called “Mr. Jones” which was certainly
showcasing their Country influences off really well.
With southern rock guitar solos mixed in with it.
But the lyrics are really really well done on this song.

They played a song called ‘Heathern’ and they closed their set with
“Shotgun Fever”.
The song “Heathern” had a story to it that he explained on stage.
It was written for an old drunk man in the back of the bar and there was a
really good line in the song about some cigarettes in his pocket and on
his breath…really good song.

‘Shotgun Fever was a song about being in love with a dope man’s
daughter. REALLY GOOD SONG!

I really enjoyed their set.
Now there will be an article following this one for the main act
of tonight.

Oct 032014
 

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Well folks I been busy lately preparing for outlaw Fest right here in my community in Kentucky.
I have several side articles going on and going up for this event, I also have
tons of things going at once.

I have so many “side articles” I lost count…ok I got three Hahaha.
All jokes aside I want to officially announce the release of
Country Legend Billie Gant’s “Vigilante Still At Large”.

Billie Gant has been a prominent fixture in the Ohio Country Music scene
for several decades and I know folks like Dallas Moore consider him
a role model.
I look forward to talking more with Mr. Billie next week..he always says
I work too much. He always looks over my shoulder and says “Gary’s always working”..

Heck…I am just beginning to work folks…you just wait!

I finally got to meet him last year at Altamont, when they brought him
out of the car. And ever since then he has always been very good to me.
He does shows with Whey Jennings Son of Terry Jennings and Country Music
Songwriting Legend Tom Ghent.
I’ll write about ALL these guys here again soon.

There are TWO MORE albums being released at this festival….YOU WILL SEE!

Oct 022014
 

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Folks tonight I was writing an article about another Country Legend during
Outlaw Fest 2014 and my phone rang and I was told that Steel Guitar Legend
Dickey Overbey was being called home to Heaven very soon.
At the time I write this article HE IS still with us and I would like to
write about his awesome life and what he has given to Country Music.
As of right now he is resting at home under hospice care and is comfortable
and being loved on.

Dickey Overbey arrived in Nashville at 17 to begin a career as a writer.
Shortly after he developed an interest in the Steel Guitar and began
working for Faron Young.
He Played for Faron during his Capitol years from 1954 to 1962 and
began playing for Connie Smith, Darrell McCall, Johnny Bush, Ronnie Milsap
and Hank Williams Jr.

He wrote such songs as “Sally Bryson” and “Hide And Go Cheat” both
cut by Darrell McCall in 1968 and 1970 respectively.
His Steel Guitar work appears on some of George Jones United artists recordings
and Johnny Paycheck’s early works from 1966-1979 when he was “The Little Darlin”.

He appears on Justin Trevino’s album “Too Many Heartaches” and on
some of Darrell McCall’s albums “Reunion” and “Old Memories And Wine”.

He has been unable to play since spring of this year and was last playing with
Tommy Hooker and has also played with his step daughter Amber Digby and The Midnight Flyer.
Bobby Flores, Tommy Alverson, Tony Booth, Curtis Potter.
And folks the list goes on and on.

Much like Dallas Frazier he also became a minister as well
spreading the word of God all over the area.
I’ll be adding to this article as time passes and arrangements are made.

Oct 012014
 

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Well folks I am going to steer off my main focus this week for just a moment.
And this weekend I got some more way cool stuff to tell you.
But right now let’s focus on this GREAT SHOW!

This past June we had the first installment of this show at the Nashville Palace.
Now this time it will be at Mickey Roos 509 Hillsboro Road
in Franklin Tn THIS FRIDAY October 3rd.

These series of shows are VERY important to us Country Music fans because of
all the stories that are told while the children of the Legends perform.
Shows like this to me are like reading books and researching this genre of music.
And for a great price you get one hell of a show and some good food.
I personally would LOVE to see the venue sold out for this event
and some really great stories and memories of George Hamilton IV told
this night. What a blessed individual he was indeed and Heaven is brighter
with him in it.

My personal friend Donnie Winters son of The Yodeling King Don Winters will perform
as well as:
Robyn Young son of Faron Young.
Melissa Luman daughter of Bob Luman
George Hamilton V son of George Hamilton IV
Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr. son of Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard
Chrystie Wooley daughter of Sheb Wooley
Dean Smith and Lori Lynn Smith children of Goldie Hill and Carl Smith.

I’m also told there will be surprise unannounced guests and special
additions that will be last minute.
Seating IS limited so you need to call NOW and reserve your seats.