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Red Sovine, born Woodrow Wilson Sovine in July of 1918 was a Country Music singer most noted for his (often sentimental) recitations which earned him the title "The King of Narrations". His most famous example is the heart wrenching 1976 number one hit "Teddy Bear".
Red's talents as a country music artist earned him five top ten singles (3 of which went number 1). He charted 19 songs in the top 100 in the US and Canada and several hits that crossed over to the pop charts. But far greater than his chart performance is that he was a "fan favorite" performer who's career spanned over 40 years.
He had a unique talent that made us laugh, made us cry, and made us stomp our feet! Lets not forget his contribution to this wonderful artform. In an age where the recited songs are nearly gone, I would love to see a renewed interest in Red's wonderful work!
This petition calls for the induction of country music legend, Wynn Stewart, to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Stewart was one of the forefathers of the legendary Bakersfield sound, using the classic honky tonk style while borrowing stylistic elements of rock 'n roll to create one of the most recognizable sounds in country music.
With songs like "Playboy," "Big, Big Love," "Another Day, Another Dollar," and the 1968 ACM song of the year, "It's Such A Pretty World Today" Stewart influenced legends Buck Owens and Merle Haggard and other artists such as Dwight Yoakam, Dale Watson, and Alan Jackson.
Despite his untimely death, Stewart's career spanned over three decades and helped create one of the most popular sub-genres of country music that has continued to influence artists well into the 21st century.
Ronnie Milsap is a legendary Country Music Artist who has earned a place in the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
He's been credited with 6 Grammy Awards, 40 #1 hits of which 35 reached top spot on the Billboard charts, Most Promising Male Artist in 1975, Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1976 & into the North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame in 2002, Awarded the Career Achievement Award by Country Radio Seminar in 2006, Awarded the 2007 Rocketown Legend Award.
Can We Get Chris Young to come to Decatur Civic Center to put on a Concert?
Christopher Alan "Chris" Young (born June 12, 1985 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee) an American country music artist was in 2006 declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network. After winning, he was signed to RCA Records Nashville, releasing his self-titled debut album that year. It produced two chart singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and "You're Gonna Love Me".
A second album, The Man I Want to Be, was released September 1, 2009. It includes the singles "Voices", "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)", and "The Man I Want to Be"; the latter two have reached Number One on the country singles chart.
David Allen Coe has many timeless country singles and has influenced many generations of country music fans he deserves his place in the country music hall of fame.
Born September 6, 1939 in Akron, Ohio, he is an American Outlaw country music singer who achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. He has written and performed over 280 original songs throughout his career.
As a singer, his biggest hits were "You Never Even Called Me by My Name", "The Ride", "If That Ain't Country" and "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile". His best-known compositions are the #1 successes "Would You Lay With Me (in a Field of Stone)" by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It", which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck that was later a hit movie (both Coe and Paycheck had minor parts in the film).
The Oak Ridge Boys deserve to have their new songs played on the radio.
The Oak Ridge Boys, are probably best known for hit songs such as “Y’All Come Back Saloon” from 1977 A year later, Paul Simon recruited the Oaks to sing on his million-selling pop smash “Slip Slidin’ Away.”, “Elvira”, from 1981, as well as several other number one and top five hits.
However, they are so much more than that! They are one of the longest-running groups in country music. They are also the only country quartet still touring. They were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001. Their music spans decades. They have won many awards. They are humanitarians and friends of Presidents. They endlessly tour around 150 dates or more a year (still), throughout the United States and beyond. During the Christmas season they do their yearly Christmas tour, which even includes a visit from Santa Claus himself, some of their Christmas songs are original, and they also sing some traditional favorites.
The Oak Ridge Boys are made up of Joe Bonsall (tenor), Duane Allen (lead), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass) These four incredible men, bring to their fans, a family friendly show that rocks, with the most incredible 4 part harmonies. This quartet came together back in 1973 as a Gospel group, then they reinvented themselves as country stars with 1977’s. Their fans are very loyal, most of them have been coming to see their live shows for over 30 years, with one big difference from 30 years ago, now they bring their children, and grandchildren when they come to the shows, who have been raised on the music of The Oak Ridge Boys.
They put out new music almost EVERY YEAR! Their newest CD, released on September 19, 2011, The Oak Ridge Boys’ It’s Only Natural CD was released through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program. It features a rerecording of the signature song "Elvira" along with six other hits, plus five new songs. In addition to the new CD, The Oak Ridge Boys are the newest members to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry®, the revered home of country music.
Before that in 2009 was The Boys Are Back, features re-imagined versions of songs by John Lee Hooker, Neil Young, and the White Stripes. The title song “The Boys Are Back”, was written for The Oak Ridge Boys by Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter. They do also do the song “Seven Nation Army” by White Stripes, Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker (in this song, the bass singer Richard Sterban takes the lead) and brings to us a most truly incredible version of this popular rock song, one that John Lee Hooker could never have imagined! Richard rocks out the house as he belts out the words of the song in his deep, vibrating voice, Beautiful Bluebird, by Neil Young, (featuring William Lee Golden), and Mama's Table by Jamey Johnson (the ACE, Duane Allen, takes the lead.).
Also more than worth mentioning would be a song from their album Colors, put out in 2003. The song, GI Joe and Lillie, (written by and features Joe Bonsall), in which he talks about his parents, who served in the military. This song has had over a million views on YouTube, so many people value it's message. These songs rock! This group rocks!
Johnny PayCheck was a contributor to the country music world. He has an impressive catalog of music and helped to lead the outlaw image in country music that many artists took part in.
To this day you can still see elements of the outlaws in current artist. Many artists have rerecorded my fathers music and asked my father to be a part of their recordings. You can see his vocal influence in many artists as well, however the old man had a very unique voice. He is not a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame today, but I want to raise the fans and artists voices to a level that the country music industry can hear. I think my father influenced country music to a degree that he should be honored for.
He has yet to be entered in to the CMHoF, after all this time I had hoped to see his name on the distinguishable list of country music hall of famers. Please help out and let the country music industry hear your voice. By entering your information below you will be added to a petition that will help to get my father into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The fans understand it, other country music artists understand it, why doesn't the industry understand it?
A lot of Fans Have Been Requesting New Country Music From Older Artist and in reply we get They only play NEw Country Not Just NEw Music But New artist as well.
A lot of us feel that new country would not be here if it wasn't for our legends and some are still working hard to give us New music and if country radio doesn't play them We Loose Our Legends.
I like NEw Country But i like Old Country as well.
So let's Lobby FOR A MIXTURE of both.
Founded in 1972, Florida's Outlaws released their self-titled debut in 1975.
The band took elements from other Southern rock bands - the tight harmonies of the Eagles, the free-form feel of the Allman Brothers Band and the hard-rocking punch of Lynyrd Skynyrd - and incorporated them into their own unique sound.
Longtime Eagles producer Bill Szymczyk, who also produced the "Hurry Sundown" album, made a nonmusical contribution by coining the nickname that's long been associated with the Outlaws - "Guitar Army."
"He came into the studio one day, listened to us doing some guitar work and said, 'You guys like sound like a guitar army,' and it stuck with us," Thomasson said.
After a string of successful albums in the late '70s and early '80s, frequent line-up changes and a changing musical climate halted the band's hot streak, though they periodically continued to tour and release albums. Founding member Henry Paul resurfaced as a member of contemporary country group Blackhawk, while Thomasson spent a decade as part of the reformed Skynyrd.
The Outlaws reconvened last year to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their first album and decided to keep going. The current roster consists of Thomasson, guitarist Chris Anderson, bassist Randy Threet and original drummers Monte Yoho and David Dix.
"I put the band on vacation in 1995 after I got a call to come and play with Skynyrd," Thomasson said. "I knew the original line-up of that band, and it was an honor to have been a part of what they do, but I'm also glad to be back playing with the Outlaws. It took a while to build up a head of steam, but we did and we're not going away."
While the Outlaws were originally firmly entrenched in the rock world (they frequently toured with acts like the Eagles and Foghat), their Southern rock sound helped inspire "New Country" artists like Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts and Brooks and Dunn. "Green Grass and High Times" was recently featured on Country Music Television as one of the Greatest Southern Rock Songs of all time.
The Outlaws recorded over 13 albums, three (3) going Gold. Hughie Thomasson was a founding member of the southern rock band and was inducted into the Forida Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well as, the Fender Hall of Fame. Hughie died on 9 Sept 2007, at the age of fifty five (55). Hughie wrote, performed, and produced music for the last 38 years, as an Outlaw and as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd (1996 - 2005).
Marty Stuart started his musical career by playing mandolin with Lester Flatt in 1972 at the age of 12. After Flatt's death in 1979, Stuart released two albums that were left on Flatt's contract, and has played with such legends as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, among others.
He has been a constant mainstay in the country music industry, with album releases "This One's Gonna Hurt You", "Country Music", "Busy Bee Cafe", "Hillbilly Rock", "The Pilgrim", and "Tempted". He has written the score to the feature films "Waking Up In Reno", "All The Pretty Horses", and "Daddy and Them".
He recently started an imprint under Universal South Records, called Superlatone Records, and will release three albums, one in which is a gospel album, one is a tribute to the music of the American Indian, and the other will be of his music. He has released a photography book, and has six more on the table.
Well, it all started waaaay back when i was in grade 3. That is when my friends and i really started to get interested in music... but there was one thing wrong. Everybody seemed to be listening to "rap" or "pop" music...when people asked me what i listened to, they laughed at me! What on god's green earth is wrong with country music?! Their burning insults and lame comments did not however discourage me from listening to country music. But ever since then, i have never found another person that listens to it! What ever happened to country music?
This petition calls for the reinstatement of Opry legend, and country music star, Hank Williams. Fifty years have passed since the tragic and untimely death of country music's greatest performer, who made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on June 11th, 1949.
A few years later, in 1952, Hiram Hank Williams was asked to leave the Opry -- with the intention that he would sober up and make a return to the stage that he loved so much. Before he could make that return, he passed on, in the back seat of a car on the way to an Ohio show. Even now, Hank Williams has yet to be reinstated to the Opry.
Hank Williams has been one of the most influential artists to ever record; changing the face of music, and the way that we view country music. Since his passing in 1953, he has posthumously achieved numerous rewards and achievements. In 1961, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a few years later, he was added to the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars.
In 1973, he was the recipient of the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music. He received a Grammy for 'Your Cheatin' Heart' in 1983, and was then inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. That same year he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Life Magazine even ranked Hank Williams #1 on the 'Most Important People in Country Music' list. Within his short years with us on earth, he had 11 #1 singles, including 'Lovesick Blues,' 'Kaw-Liga,' as well as 25 other Top 10 Singles.
We, the undersigned, feel that it is past due for Hank Williams' reinstatement to the Grand Ole Opry. Hank Williams was one of the most influential people to ever record or write music, and his untimely death made it impossible for his to 'redeem' himself in the Opry's eyes, but after 50 years we feel that his legacy has more than made up for any objections that the Opry may have had about his personal life. His lyrics and music helped create everything traditional country music became.
The fans of Hank Williams, Sr.