Josh Turner and more
Mike Sudhalter | September 30, 2007
Maybe the folks at the Grand Ole Opry read the CM blog entry about Josh Turner and how he should be invited to join - Country Mike article.
Turner received the invitation last night and will be inducted on Oct. 27 by Opry member Vince Gill.
This is a step in the right direction for the Opry with one of the best young traditionalists to come along in a while. Turner will be playing the historic venue for decades to come.
He appeals to both traditional and contemporary country listeners as evidenced by his Cracker Barrel Live At The Ryman album.
Sammy Kershaw is running for Lt. Governor of Louisiana, and I must admit that I like his platform of bringing back the Shreveport-based Louisiana Hayride radio show. According to Country Weekly, the LG position has a great deal to do with "overseeing tourism". Traditional country and tourism. Sounds good to me, so I hope Louisiana's voters go for it as well. If elected, Lorrie Morgan will be the second lady of Louisiana.
Nashville and Texas both produce some great music, but let's keep the Texas stuff inside the Lone Star borders. If not, it loses its originality and edge. That causes the independent-minded Texas sound to lose its identity.