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Mike Sudhalter  |  April 30, 2007

I recently purchased a Hank Williams album and listened to it on the way back from the record store. On the way home, I couldn't help but wondering which young country singers would be able to measure up during the golden era of country music. First of all, let me say that none of them [...]

Continue reading "In Another Time?"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 30, 2007

Some people cringe. Others just roll their eyes or cover their ears. I turn it up. I'm talking about the development of hot new country a.k.a "HNC" that dominated the country airwaves during the 1990's and peaked in the middle portion of the decade. Most of these artists [...]

Continue reading "The Hot New Country era"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 27, 2007

I listen to dozens of country songs every day, but there were a few that have stood out in my mind recently. "Outside Savannah, spring of 1844," Todd Fritsch sings. The Texan is singing a ballad about faith from the perspective of a church. It's an excellent song where you can [...]

Continue reading "The Rock and more"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 26, 2007

Just about every country music fan has some friends who like to give them some good-natured ribbing about the genre. And many of these folks will utter the sentence I don't like country music, but I do like (fill in the blank). Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, Shania [...]

Continue reading "Common Country"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 17, 2007

I've always been a casual fan of bluegrass music, but I'd never attended a bluegrass concert until last Friday. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect, but I was pretty sure I'd picked a good initial bluegrass show, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, one of the genre's premier [...]

Continue reading "Bluegrass experience"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 11, 2007

One of the enjoyable parts of being a country music fan is hanging out in country bars or as we call them, "honky-tonks". Fortunately, I've been able to attend some great honky-tonks in my time and even met my wife at one of them (Orlando's in Olathe, Kan.) We now live in [...]

Continue reading "Rodeo clubbin'"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 6, 2007

I'm currently living in California, but I've been spending a lot of time in Carolina, virtual radio-land Carolina that is. I recently discovered an online radio station Carolina Country Radio that plays mostly classic country as well as independent country artists. While the [...]

Continue reading "Carolina Country worldwide"

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