A few years back one of my favorite Country stars from the 80’s and 90’s Mr. John Anderson released his first all new album in years called Goldmine, which was VERY well received by the media, like mine. The album was absolutely amazing in every fashion and strengthened my faith in both him and also my notions.

What’s my notion you ask? Well let me continue to elaborate my hypothesis of the situation currently at hand about the state of Country Music here on not only a local level but a mainstream level as well. I have often heard that everything comes and goes in cycles, and that statement right there goes against what the pop country people claim that everything evolves. I do not believe things evolve in any fashion, I believe they change and then old becomes new again.

Things indeed come in cycles, and the recent triumphant return of vinyl record sales in stores and online PROVE that things DO return back around. Also, let’s take a look at the format of traditional local music that is currently slaying venue sales right now. I mean look at Mr Tyler Childers and Mr. Cody Jinks selling out the Red Rocks Amphitheater in minutes, and him bringing along Mr. Mark Chesnutt to return to glory as well.

I recently wrote about Miss Tanya Tucker and Mr. Tracy Byrd making new albums and touring in 2019. I have a whole list of names that will ring your bells from that wonderful era of 1983-1993 when the radio was playing that GOOD Country Music like Mr. Randy Travis and THIS MAN…Mr. John Anderson.

He now returns to the studio to start things fresh as he embellishes his own four decade career with remakes of many of his old classic songs only he could make fresh again. There are a few new songs on these two albums that were actually previously recorded and never made the final albums in the past. Now, we will able to hear them as they are finally brought to light.

“This year has started out on fire for us and no sign of slowing down,” says John. “I feel great and am enjoying this part of my 40-year career more than any other time I remember. This two-disc set as long overdue and has the hits you’d expect, but also includes a few previously unreleased songs that didn’t make it onto past albums for one reason or another, but I felt they deserved a chance to be heard. It’s always nice to walk down memory lane, but we aren’t resting either

40 Years and Still Swingin’ Track Listing
Disc 1
1. I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal
2. I’ve Got It Made
3. Freedom Isn’t Free
4. Straight Tequila Night
5. Would You Catch a Fallen Star
6. Magic Mama
7. When I Get Down
8. Money in the Bank
9. I Loved You a Thousand Ways
10. Chicken Truck
11. I Will Cross Over the River
12. Small Farm in Kentucky
13. Bend It Till It Breaks
14. Somebody Slap Me
15. Long Black Veil
16. Goldmine
17. Peace in the Valley
18. She Just Started Liking Cheatin’ Songs
19. I Just Came Home to Count the Memories
20. Seminole Wind

Disc 2
1. Black Sheep
2. Your Lyin’ Blue Eyes
3. Song the Mountain Sings
4. When It Comes to You
5. Back Home
6. Let Somebody Else Drive
7. Wish I Could’ve Been There
8. Walkin’ in the Shadows
9. Wild and Blue
10. Mississippi Moon
11. Tokyo, Oklahoma
12. 1959
13. Louisiana Son of a Beast
14. Someday I’m Gonna Go Fishin’
15. Down in Tennessee
16. On and On
17. Goin’ Downhill
18. The Rain
19. Occasional Eagle
20. Swingin’


Sat, MAY 4
The Apopka Amphitheater
Apopka, FL
Thu, MAY 16
Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland
Roland, OK
Fri, MAY 17
Casino Cherokee
West Siloam Springs, OK
Sat, MAY 18
Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Tulsa
Catoosa, OK
Sat, MAY 25
Florida folk festival
White Springs, FL
Fri, JUN 7
Kewadin Casinos – St. Ignace
St Ignace, MI
Sat, JUN 8
Kewadin Casinos – St. Ignace
St Ignace, MI
Fri, JUN 21
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Mt Pleasant, MI
Sat, AUG 10
Mason County Fair Inc
Point Pleasant, WV
Sun, AUG 11
Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center
Clarksburg, WV
Sat, AUG 31
Millersport Sweet Corn Festival
Millersport, OH
Fri, SEP 6
Riverwind Casino
Norman, OK
Sat, SEP 7
Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino
Lake Charles, LA
Sat, OCT 26
Texas Country Reporter Festival
Waxahachie, TX


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