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Worley goes to hospital, finishes show

Friday, May 15, 2009 – What started as a harrowing day for Darryl Worley trying to get from Nashville to a concert in Miles City, Mont. ended with a trip to the hospital and a storm-shortened set.

Worley arrived home from a show in Chattanooga, Tenn. at 12:30 a.m. Thursday and was back up a scant few hours later to catch a 6 a.m. flight from Nashville to Billings, Mont. and a 140-mile ride to the southeastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City. When he arrived at the Nashville airport, he was informed his plane had been struck by lightning and the flight was canceled. Never one to miss a show, a private jet was arranged to fly him straight to Miles City.

He hit the stage just as a large storm blew in. Worley had just started his second song when a 40-50 miles per hour gust of wind lifted the lid off a road case and hurled it in his direction. Before he had a chance to react, the lid hit his microphone stand and then struck him on the head.

Emergency personnel rushed to the stage and bandaged a gash in his head as well as they could. As he was being transported to the emergency room, Worley was coherent enough to tell his tour manager, Joe Morris, he would come back and finish the show for any fans who stayed. He received seven stitches at the hospital, signed autographs, took pictures with the staff and headed back to the fairgrounds.

More than 800 people weathered the storm, and Worley returned to the stage and played another 50 minutes for the appreciative audience before the rain and wind finally shut down the show.

Worley performs at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena, Mont. tonight before heading to Detroit for a date at the WYCD Downtown Hoedown on Saturday. His Sounds Like Life To Me music video debuted at number 6 on GAC's Top 20. His debut album for Stroudavarious Records, "Sounds Like Life," hits stores June 9.

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Here and Now CD review - Here and Now
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Darryl Worley gets dark on his fourth and deepest album. The dozen songs often focus on the hardscrabble small town Southern life, murder, facing death and difficult relationships. This is not easy subject matter to digest even when Worley applies a lighter side musically (the well done "I Love Her, She Hates Me"). "If Something Should Happen" is sung in the voice of a cancer victim who may not survive. Not exactly the typical major label country fare these days. "Facing Death" describes the »»»
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: Three years late(r), wait for Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon was worth it – The album, "Solstice," coming out this Friday from Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, took "only" three years to be released by New West. The recording sessions were an outgrowth of a few friends getting together and recording music. Those friends would be folks like Birds of Chicago and Amy Helm (on the album,... »»»
Concert Review: Guthrie brings welcome vibe of sweetness – Before launching into "This Land is Your Land," Arlo Guthrie recalled how his father taught him this song when he was just eight or nine. His father, however, wasn't just any father, but the father of protest folk music, Woody Guthrie. Then when Arlo's daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie, took the stage midway through the first half of the... »»»
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