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Buck Owens, Mickey Newbury, The Whites join Texas Country Hall of Fame

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 – Buck Owens, Mickey Newbury and The Whites will join the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 16 in Carthage, Texas.

Ralph Emery will serve as special guest emcee. Other inductees that evening will be legendary country star Buck Owens and influential singer-songwriter Mickey Newbury. In addition to tributes to each honoree, The Whites will perform some of their own country and bluegrass music.

CD reviews for The Whites

A Lifetime In The Making
The Whites are among the most underrated and perhaps, underappreciated family group in country music. Though they had some Top 10 success in the 1980's, they have not done much recording lately. Buck White plays piano, mandolin and sings, and daughters, Sharon (guitar) and Cheryl (bass) handle most of the lead vocals. This is a very pleasant and comfortable album that showcases the groups' many talents, most notably their fine harmonies. Songs range from a bluegrass instrumental, "Old Man Baker," »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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