Jan 242015
 

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Well folks I am starting to feel like I been kicked in the private parts tonight as I am
hearing rumors of Ernest Tubb Record Shop might be closing IF WE DO NOT act
upon stopping that from happening! ONLY THE PEOPLE can prohibit this from taking place with support. Now I’m NOT one hundred percent saying it’s closing BUT the threat looms for SURE.

This is the time to act and stop “sharing stuff” on social media and start supporting this institution with financial support. YES social media is great and helping promote things with word of mouth is indeed good but the digital era and younger generation that does not spend money on records is killing yet another needed avenue.
Folks it comes down to the nitty gritty here, are you willing to let this disappear because WE CANT actually BUY MUSIC?

It is my understanding that the Midnight Jamboree is in jeopardy as well as attendance has sloped after the Opry. YOU SEE THIS is what I have been saying all along about this younger generation that the Opry managment is trying to attract…they do NOT GO to the Opry nor do they spend money on Cd’s or records like the Traditional fans do! The Roots music crowd DOES and will continue to, here is a classic example. I spoke with Whitey Morgan backstage not long ago and he told me his LIVE album SOLD OUT on vinyl almost overnight. There ARE some exceptions like my friend Cole who almost knows more about Country Music than me! And he’s YOUNGER BY FAR!

I’m NOT going to war with ANYONE or trying to badmouth anyone but I’m telling you if WE as a group DO NOT financially support this it WILL be gone and the legacy that is Ernest Tubb will be gone too. WILL YOU allow this to happen? Folks I IMPLORE YOU to NOT let this happen and besides financial support WE MUST share this legacy with our children. WE MUST imbed with them the dignity and love for Country Music that our loved ones did.

Whether you love the old Bluegrass or old Country or Gospel…it is in severe trouble and the ONLY WAY to save the record shop is to support it by BUYING the music it offers. I surely do not have to introduce the intentions
of Ernest Tubb to you my reader or the intention of this shop?…do I?

Jan 242015
 

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Those fine folks at the Florabama lounge and oyster bar are hosting the Second Annual Wayne Mills Benefit on March 13th and 14rth 2015. I could honestly go on and on about how meeting Wayne Mills has affected my life, and how many COUNTLESS people I have met through him. In 2013 I covered the Outlaws and Icons event in Altamont Tennessee and it all fell into place from there.

I relaunched this website from the Kara Clark portion of the Altamont event that cold weekend and from then on I have featured literally thousands of events and performers from all over the world. I met Wayne Mills that weekend and became friends with him there. It was an honor to cover that event for everyone and I really had a lot of fun and was turned on to so many other performers too. We all had a wonderful time up there on that mountain and came down with a new lease on life and music as well. I really knew these artists were indeed going to make an impact on the music scene and Nashville in general.

Then..it happened…a few months later I got a text from someone that Wayne Mills was killed. I was taken aback in my thoughts it was some kind of sick ass joke or a mistake. Upon making a ton of phone calls and hours on social media I found out it was NOT a joke but indeed a fact, the man I just became friends with and just began to admire
was shot and killed inside a Nashville bar. This isn’t a gossip website or News site where I try to analyze or dissect anything, so I’m not going into details or other craziness about who did what or speculate what happened. He was killed by a bar owner for reasons unknown to us and you cannot give me a decent reason why he was. It was completely unnecessary and I do not believe there will ever be an answer to close the situation out.

This is the second year of the benefit concert and several other activities tied in with it to honor and celebrate the legacy Wayne Mills left behind. I always challenge myself in that aspect…if I die today what will my legacy be?
Who would remember me or be affected by my website or memories I left behind? Would there be benefit shows for my legacy? Ask yourself those questions and strive to make a difference in people’s lives and their hearts like Wayne Mills did.

These are the performers I have been reported will be on the roster for this event:
Dallas Moore
Kyle Wilson
Brasher Bogue
Josh Newcome
Hal Bruni

Those fine folks at Dat Sauce will be raffling off a 2003 100th
edition softail Harley motorcycle and there will be a rally and above stated many other events tied in with the concerts.