Friday, March 18, 2011
Ferlin Husky "Gone"
Ferlin Husky was born in Flat River, Missouri on December 3rd 1925. As s a Merchant Marine, he entertained the troops on his ship in World War II. His official website states that his ship participated in the D-Day invasion of Cherbourg. After the war, Husky became a DJ in Missouri and Bakersfield, California, where he began using the moniker Terry Preston to hide his rural roots. As a honky tonk singer, Husky signed with Capitol Records in 1953 under the guidance of Cliffie Stone, also the manager for Tennessee Ernie Ford. With Capitol Records, he reverted to his given name. A few singles failed before "A Dear John Letter" with Jean Shepard became a No. 1 hit. The follow up was called "Forgive Me John".
In 1955, Husky had a solo hit with "I Feel Better All Over (More Than Anywheres Else)"/"Little Tom", and developed "Simon Crum" as a comic alter ego. As Crum, Husky signed a separate contract with Capitol Records and began releasing records, the biggest of which was 1959's "Country Music Is Here To Stay".
In the late 1950s, Husky had a long string of hits, including the No. 1 "Gone"; in 1957 . He had earlier recorded the song as Terry Preston in 1952, but the earlier version lacked the strings and backup singers of the newly-emerging Nashville sound. "Gone" was a crossover success, also reaching No. 4 on the pop music chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. He then began an acting career, appearing on the Kraft Television Theatre program, and in the film Mr. Rock & Roll . His website states he has had bit parts in 18 films. Bob Ferguson's "Wings of a Dove" became his biggest hit in 1960, topping the country charts for ten weeks and attaining No. 12 on the pop chart. Husky was also known for his ability to mimic other popular country singers.
He briefly retired in 1977 following heart surgery but resumed touring. He remained a popular concert draw, performing at the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. Husky has suffered from heart problems for many years and was hospitalized several times since the late 1970s. , most recently for heart surgery in 2005 and blood clots in his legs in 2007. He was admitted to
On January 16, 2011, Husky was honored at West St. Francois County High School in Leadwood, MO where local singers and the high school choir sang some of his hits. Husky also donated several items of memorabilia, including his country music hall of fame award, to the city of Leadwood. They will be permanently stored at the High School.The street that runs through the city park in Leadwood, Missouri is named for him
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Lisa McHugh home for benefit dance
Lisa lost a cousin at the turn off the year, at the age of 32. He had recently emigrated to Australia to start a new life with his wife, and two young boys. Shortly after they settled there, he sadly took ill on Hogmanay, and passed away shortly after. His family have now came home to Glasgow, and the dance is a benefit to support them as they try to rebuild their lives.
Tickets for the event will be on sale from Thursday 17th March at the cost of £15 each, by contact either Joe McHugh on 07831222908 or Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa will talk to Stewart Fenwick about the event on Celtic Music Radio on Sunday, March 27th.
Acoustic Nights @ The Meeting Place
Spring Into Country
The event runs from 2pm to 11pm, and features music from Jolene & Barry, Niorman Borland, Lemon Grass, Tequilla and Stillwater.
Tickets are £14 before April 20th, or £16 on the door.
Full details here.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Jewel and baby Ok after collision
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Secret Sisters Chart
Stirling date for Jill Jackson
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Brad & Alan Europe bound, but not for us
Brad's dates include London's O2 Arena on August 17,and Dublin's Olympia on the 19th . He then plays V Fest's in Chelmsford and Staffordshire on Aug 20/21.
The week before, Alan Jackson returns to Scandinavia, with dates in Eskilstuna, Sweden on the 10th ; Skien, Norway on the 12th , and Stavanger on the 13th.
What's Norwegian for "Chattahoochie"?
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Under 50 days until Caithness
If that wasn't enough, Canada's South Mountain will be there, plus Dominic Kirwan and Sharon Nicon from Ireland, and the best of Scottish Country acts, including The Jacks, Manson Grant, Kate Bain and Slange Ava.
More info at http://www.nncmc.co.uk/2.htm
Chris Cook for Dunbar
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Trio for Hall of Fame
Braddock, 70, was named in the new songwriters category. He has written songs, including He Stopped Loving Her Today, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, Golden Ring, I Wanna Talk About Me, Time Marches On and People Are Crazy. Braddock also discovered Blake Shelton and has produced his albums. He also was the piano player for Martin Robbins, starting in 1965.
Shepard had a slew of hits including A Satisfied Mind with Ferlin Husky. Her first hit, A Dear John Letter, a 1953 duet with Husky, was the first post-World War II record by a woman country artist to sell more than a million copies. The song stayed number one for six weeks and was the only chart topper of her entire career on the Billboard chart. Shepard, 77, had 45 charted hits between 1953 and 1978 and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years.
Reba was not present because she was in Tulsa, Okla. where her father fell into a coma and was in a hospital.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning in Nashville in a webcast. Induction will be later this year during a medallion ceremony
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