Tribute Albums To Shed Light On Buck Owens’ Influence
Brody Vercher | July 25th, 2007
John Goodspeed wrote an article about the self-proclaimed “Cowboy Capital of the World,” Bandera, TX, and how some want it to become the next Branson. The McKay Brothers “are just hoping it’s not a victim of its own success.”
Dwight Yoakam is paying tribute to Buck Owens with with an album due out on October 23rd. The album titled Dwight Sings Buck, will include covers of all 11 of Owens’ top five country hits. The Derailers also recorded a tribute to Buck titled Under the Influence of Buck. Their album will be released next Tuesday.
Red Cross awarded Pat Green for all the hard work he’s done to promote the importance of donating blood. He was presented a Crystal Cross on Tuesday which he followed-up with a special performance for the volunteers, employees, and supporters of Red Cross. I like to hear about charitable acts being carried out, especially when they’re not being done for publicity. Green has been donating blood since college. It’s a welcome change from the onslaught of arrests, divorces, and negativity that’s so prevalent in the news these days.
In a feature titled “Yesterday’s Songs,” Kevin from Country Universe takes a look back at the Top 20 country songs from July 20, 1991 to give each one a grade. He ends up handing out a lot of A grades, which is quite impressive if you’ve been following his blog.
EW.com has an interview with Taylor Swift in which she talks about walking away from a major record deal at 13 or 14 because they wanted her to record other people’s material, being a role model, and the impact that MySpace has had on her success.