Oct 272018
 

I have been trying my best to assist different music communities come together and at least TRY to enjoy one an others music , and help every venue that wants to book bands from other areas. There has been a silly and pointless war between Austin and Nashville transpiring for some time now, and I personally made it my onus to promote the Red Dirt music as much as possible. Do you think I can convince the purists on either side the ramifications of maintaining this squabble?

One of the more prominent artists in the Texas and Red Dirt genre is none other than Mr. Aaron Watson who in his eighteen year career put forth eleven albums and just recently, his third live album at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show. Here Is More News on the video that was released and finally the live album has hit the shelves to enjoy.

AAaron Watson Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show

  1.    “These Old Boots Have Roots” (Aaron Watson)
  2.    “Freight Train” (Aaron Watson, Troy Olsen, Tim Nichols)
  3.    “Real Good Time” (Aaron Watson)
  4.   “Raise Your Bottle” (Aaron Watson)
  5.   “That’s Why God Loves Cowboys” (Aaron Watson, Troy Olsen, Sarah Buxton)
  6.   “That Look” (Aaron Watson)
  7.   “Outta Style” (Aaron Watson)
  8.   “Bluebonnets” (Julia’s Song) (Aaron Watson)
  9.  “They Don’t Make Em Like They Use To” (Aaron Watson)
  10.  “Fence Post” (Aaron Watson)
  11.  “Wildfire” (John Mayer)
  12.  “Getaway Truck” (Aaron Watson)
  13.  “July in Cheyenne” (Song for Lane’s Momma) (Aaron Watson)
  14.  “Higher Ground” (Acoustic Bonus Track) (Aaron Watson)

 

My friends over at Texas Music Pickers Website had this to say:

And Watson’s outpour of support for the largest city in his home state doesn’t stop with the last track. $1.41 from each album sold will go towards the Rebuild Texas Fund, which supports the economic recovery of Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Originally Watson had plans of releasing the album late last year, but after Hurricane Harvey hit, he decided that it wasn’t the right time. Instead, he chose to hold on to it and release it on the one year anniversary in hopes of reminding people that there’s still a lot of work left to do.

This live album represents so much more than one night in Houston. And it is more than another project Watson can put under his belt…

Back to me now!

Personally I myself rather salivate over live albums, because you just never know what to expect even if you are familiar with the tracks, or the band itself. There are so many crowd interactions and mannerisms that help me get more acquainted with them as people. Researching this stuff and learning about it is my passion…meeting people is my passion. I LOVE to sit here and do my website and listen to my records or podcasts or what not.

My goal as a writer is to make YOU feel like YOU WERE THERE right with me, and LIVE albums do just that for me. They make me close my eyes and sit back and pretend I am there in the front row. This new Aaron Watson album does JUST THAT…until this week! BOY DO I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU RED DIRT FANS!

 

From the Ryman Auditorium page:

Amidst a string of sold out shows coast to coast and overseas, Aaron Watson is set to make a rousing return to Music City’s iconic Ryman Auditorium on January 24, 2019, marking his first marquee concert of the new year. Tickets to “A Night of Texas” at the Ryman start at $25 and may be purchased HERE beginning Friday, October 26.  To access tickets before they are on sale, fans can use presale code OUTTASTYLE starting today.  Additional artists to be announced.

“It is such an honor to headline the iconic Ryman stage again.  What a way to kick off the new year,” says Watson.  “We had such a great time last year and we are excited to bring another night of Texas to Nashville in 2019!”

Dubbed “triumphant” (Music Row)  and  “critic’s pick….arena ready country and Southern soul” (Nashville Scene), Watson’s debut headlining date at country music’s Mother Church was hugely successful, leading to the January 24 reprise.  With headlining ticket counts nearing the half million mark and 100+ sellout shows covering 40 states and 8 countries, Watson is gearing up to reveal of a full 2019 tour announcing soon

Oct 272018
 

My regular readers know all about the Grand Opening Of The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame that is currently transpiring in Owensboro Kentucky (home of ROMP). There is a lot of partying up there with bands and workshops, I haven’t had the chance to go visit YET….oh do not worry folks I have BIG PLANS to cover this institution, and other happenings there in the future, but with all of the things happening at BOTH this one and the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, Mr. Ricky Skaggs has a LOT to be proud of!

So allow me to backpedal into the spring of this year while I was concentrating on Memphis and the Ameripolitan Awards the Hall Of Fame was bustling as to WHO would be inducted in 2018?
The time finally came to see Mr. Ricky Skaggs, Miss Dottie West and Mr. Johnny Gimble inducted.

He was heralded and honored this year at the Hall Of Fame as he was handed Mr. Bill Monroe’s actual mandolin, a sixty five year old pillar of the very foundation of the father of Bluegrass that permanently resides within the walls of the Hall Of Fame. He and Mr. Garth brooks began trading vocals on the versus of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, which is the traditional song that closes said event yearly.

Being a former member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys at a VERY YOUNG age, he personally promised the Legend that he would do all he could to uphold and maintain the genre of Bluegrass music after Mr. Bill passed away. I firmly think that he would be extremely proud of Mr. Ricky after his 2018 accomplishments.

Then just a few months after this happened it was announced on Sirius XM during alive broadcast of the Bluegrass Junction program that he had been also inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame Calls Of 2018. Along with Mr. Paul Williams, and Mr. Tom T. And Miss Dixie Hall.

In 1997 he founded and formed his own label called Skaggs Family Records and has released MANY great Bluegrass albums, after a short stint in the Country Music genre. Much like Mr. Ernest Tubb did for Country Music, Mr. Ricky Skaggs is nurturing the careers of many artists on his label.

Fast forward to today where he is playing two dates at the IBMA Hall Of Fame in November for tickets please click the link below!

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is thrilled to announce 15 -time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs will perform two dates in Woodward Theatre:
  • Friday, November 16th, 2018
  • Saturday, November 17th, 2018
A life full of music.  That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs.  By age 21, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music.  His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.
Skaggs, a Kentucky native, is part of the recently announced 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Hall of Fame induction class, in addition to his recent induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  
Doors open at 7 pm, shows begin at 8 pm.
Tickets are on sale now!
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