Daily Archives: April 7, 2020

TONIGHT The .357 String Band Plays Half Cocked….LIVE!


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Man I gotta tell you when I heard this I HAD to whip up this piece really fast for these two old friends of mine.  Mr. Jayke Orvis and Mr. Joseph Huber, whom both helped open my own floodgates to MANY more bands of so many genres. THIS to me is so personal, and I have a strong appetency  for these old classics.

I want to say this outright to these two guys and to all of you. Bands like this one MADE ME into the intense journalist I am, and they are my core of being.  Sam Bush, Old 97’s, Dale Watson, Jason And The Scorchers..and these guys.  They are always very welcoming and accept EVERYONE into their crowd.

Also, on a personal level I was adopted and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin where they came from. I didn’t know them but possibly could have been around them, as I’m 50. When I left in 1996 to come to Nashville to pursue a songwriting career, they came around.

They had no designated front man, and they blazed through local bars with their own style of Bluegrass or Streetgrass…or WHATEVER the fuck you want to call it…I haven’t been THIS excited for anything in a while. For me to make an article about a live stream is unheard of…but so was this ( I thought ).

The .357 String Band has released three albums  that turned me onto an entirely whole new world of bands and artists, 2006’s Ghost Town, featuring performances by Lonesome Wyatt from Those Poor Bastards, Rebecca Manthe from the Tossers, as well as co-production from JD Wilkes of Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers. Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers were another band that inspired me as well..and in my opinion Col. J.D. Wilkes is a Legend.

2008’s Fire & Hail is one of local music’s most iconic and important albums and that one  features performances by Andy Gibson of Hank III’s Damn Band, and performances by Donnie Herron of BR549. I’m going to tell you what folks, Mr. Andy Gibson produced some DAMN FINE albums in my time.

2010’s Lightning From The North, also recorded by and featuring performances by Andy Gibson. Right around 2011 they disbanded and went about their separate ways, be that good or bad. Because each one of them have blessed us with some DAMN FINE solo music, and Mr. Jayke’s contributions to the Goddamn Gallows is beloved by me and many others.

PLEASE join me on the LIVESTREAM and let’s donate a TON of money for them to live through this virus crap, and return to life. Here’s how YOU can see this tonight:

Hey everyone…Jayke and I will be playing at a a safe distance from each other while attempting to bring you all some sweet temporary relief with some olden .357 songs. It’ll be my first time playing some of these songs in a decade. Join us if you’d like at 5pm central from…I believe either of our music fb pages (not the .357 site). Be safe out there WI voters and all you good people!

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Legacy Recordings Re-Releases Lynn Anderson’s Classic Albums ‘Cry’ and ‘Listen To A Country Song’ To All Digital Providers

Lynn Anderson: Cry Lynn Anderson: Listen To A Country Song


Through Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Entertainment)
Nashville, Tenn. – For the first time since her passing in 2015, Lynn Anderson fans now have access to two of her iconic albums that have just been re-released to all digital platforms through Legacy Recordings. Anderson’s digitally remastered album ‘Cry,’ was released on March 6th and ‘Listen To A Country Song’ will be released on March 20. The fan-favorite ‘Top Of The World’ has been confirmed for release, with a street date still to be determined.

Ranked among the most admired and trailblazing entertainers in America throughout her six-decade career, Lynn Anderson’s sparkling vocals brought a new level of sophistication and glamour to country music. Her groundbreaking pop-country sound helped her become one of the first female country artists to achieve mass crossover appeal. Many firsts were achieved throughout Anderson’s career; some of which broke social barriers. Anderson was the first female country singer to perform on The Tonight Show, first to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden and the first female to win an American Music Award. Lynn repeatedly delivered chart topping songs, such as “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden,” and was named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade for the 70s. Too timeless to be forgotten, events and celebrations are in the works to honor the classic hits and sweet southern personality that Anderson engraved in hearts across the world.

“Lynn Anderson was an icon to millions around the world, but to me she was mom,” says daughter, Lisa Sutton. “It is so exciting to have two of her classic albums re-released through Sony Legacy during a time when we need it the most. Until now, they were only available on vinyl. This is a wonderful way for old fans and new ones to come together through music. Just stay tuned, because this is only the beginning!”

‘Cry’ Track Listing:
01. Cry
02. Never Ending Song Of Love
03. Ask Any Woman
04. Bedtime Story
05. I Won’t Mention It Again
06. Tonight My Baby’s Coming Home
07. Cotton Jenny
08. Kiss Away
09. When You Say Love
10. We Can Make It
11. We’ve Got To Get It On Again

‘Listen To A Country Song’ Track Listing:
01. Listen To A Country Song
02. Reason To Believe
03. There’s A Party Going On
04. Everybody’s Reaching Out For Someone
05. If I Can’t Be Your Woman
06. Just Keep It Up
07. Fool Me
08. Take Me To Your World
09. You’re Everything
10. It Don’t Do No Good To Be A Good Girl
11. That’s What Loving You Has Meant To Me

About Lynn Anderson:
Lynn Anderson’s six-decade career charted 12 #1 singles and a total of 18 Top 10 hits, with more than 50 Top 40 hit singles total. Aside from being named “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music twice and “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the Country Music Association, she also won a Grammy Award for her signature song “Rose Garden.” Anderson later won a People’s Choice Award, and was the very first female artist to win an American Music Award. In 1974, she became the first female country act to sell out Madison Square Garden. Record World, a major music trade magazine of the 1950s to the 1980s, honored Anderson as ‘Artist of the Decade’ for 1970-1980. Lynn Anderson died at age 67 on July 30, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Anderson’s memory continues to live on through her legions of fans from around the world.

Hats Off To The 80s & 90s – The Music Continues Presented By The 615 Hideaway Event Draws A Crowd Of Over 260,000 Viewers

Hats Off To The 80s & 90s


Acoustic concert featured artists T. Graham Brown, Bryan White, Wade Hayes, Tim Rushlow, David Frizzell, Ronnie McDowell, Tim Atwood And Lulu Roman 

 Aired by WWTW ShortWave Radio And Live Streamed By CDX, Do You Remember?, Nashville.com, The Heartland Network, RFD-TV, Country Rebel, Visit Music City  and more!

Hosted by Megan Alexander of Inside Edition

Nashville, Tenn. – On Monday, March 23, the acoustic live-stream concert “Hats off to the 80’s and 90’s- The Music Continues” presented by the 615 Hideaway took over the internet drawing in over 260,000 country music fans from around the world to enjoy live country music from the comfort of their homes. The special event was hosted by Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander and arranged by country hit maker T. Graham Brown in an effort to keep spirits high, hearts strong and bring optimistic entertainment to those stuck inside during times of social distancing. Brown, joined by fellow artists Bryan White, Wade Hayes, Tim Rushlow, David Frizzell, Ronnie McDowell,Tim Atwood and Lulu Roman put on a show that left fans counting down the days until the next live-stream concert.

“It was so much fun getting to be with friends during these tough times,” says Brown. “Music heals the heart and right now, we need a lot of heeling. So, when I started calling all of these guys – they all said yes! Hopefully we helped ease some minds and bring some happiness into some homes. Now, are you ready for us to do it again? You just never know…”

The two hour event aired live via social media platforms as well as WWTW ShortWave Radio, CDX, Do You Remember?, Nashville.com, The Heartland Network, RFD-TV, Country Rebel, Country Road TV, Visit Music City and many more. T. Graham Brown kicked the evening off with his legendary chart topping hits, “Hell or High Water,” “Wish I Could Hurt That Way Again” and “Wine Into Water.” The show continued with light-hearted jokes, hit songs and legendary performances from all the artists.

Please go to Visit Music City on Facebook to watch the full show: facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity/videos/550110802275943/.

To view off Facebook, click here.

To keep up with “Hats off to the 80’s and 90’s” tour announcements visit tgrahambrown.com.

About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number one hits in country, gospel and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots.

In early 2015, Brown released his latest Grammy nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune and more. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as “Larry’s Country Diner” and “Country’s Family Reunion.” Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.