The Roys sing “Grandpa’s Barn”

The Roys sing “Grandpa’s Barn”  The Roys are a bluegrass and songwriting duo comprised of siblings Lee Roy and Elaine Roy. They were born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts but grew up north of the border in Coal Branch, New Brunswick, Canada, where they were exposed to bluegrass and old-time music. By the age of nine, […]

Nadine “Born to Be Riled”

Nadine “Born to Be Riled”  Have you ever wondered the story behind Nadine, the sassy church lady on the hit RFD-TV show “Larry’s Country Diner?” Who is she, REALLY?? The character of Nadine, played by Mona Brown, began as something of a “shtick” at her local Tennessee church. Mona employed the character of Nadine […]

Ferlin Husky sings “Wings of a Dove”

Ferlin Husky sings “Wings of a Dove”  Born in Missouri on December 3, 1925, Ferlin Eugene Husky grew up the son of a sharecropper on a small farm. Ferlin learned to play guitar at an early age from one of his uncles. During World War II, he served in the US Merchant Navy. His […]

Margo Smith sings “Take My Hand Precious Lord”

Margo Smith sings “Take My Hand Precious Lord”  Country singer Margo Smith, sometimes referred to as “The Tennessee Yodeler,” was born as Betty Lou Miller on April 9 1942. Remarkably, Margo’s over four-decade music career began in a kindergarten classroom as a teacher–she had always dreamed of a career in country music–so she wrote […]

The Grascals sing “Up This Hill and Down”

The Grascals sing “Up This Hill and Down” The Grascals are a Grammy award-winning, cutting-edge, modern bluegrass band that has captured the attention of the mainstream media regularly throughout the history of the band. Their music is immersed in the traditional values of soul and musicianship while remaining relevant to modern listeners and fans. Members […]

Norro Wilson sings “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”

Norro Wilson sings “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”  Norris Denton Wilson, affectionately known as “Norro” to most, was a vastly underrated country music icon. He was born to a barber and a factory worker in the small town of Scottsville, Kentucky in 1938, and, despite his humble beginnings, Wilson went on to […]

Joe Stampley sings “Red Wine and Blue Memories”

Joe Stampley sings “Red Wine and Blue Memories”  Joe Stampley pioneered what came to be known as “New Country,” about a decade before the genre had been officially named. He was one of the first musicians to bridge the gaps between rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and country music. Stampley began his career […]

Lorrie Morgan sings “A Picture of Me (Without You)”

Lorrie Morgan sings “A Picture of Me (Without You)”  Lorrie Morgan, born Loretta Lynn Morgan on June 27, 1959, is the daughter of Grand Ole Opry legend, George Morgan. Morgan made her professional debut at 13 years old at the Opry with her rendition of “Paper Roses,” which received a standing ovation. When her […]

Dierks Bentley sings “Rovin’ Gambler”

Dierks Bentley sings “Rovin’ Gambler”  Dierks Bentley grew up in Phoenix Arizona. He did not come from a musical family so he began his own musical journey by listening to records. He moved to Nashville when he was 19 years old. The lack of professional and public interest in his music, however, made him […]

Larry Gatlin sings “All the Gold in California”

Larry Gatlin sings “All the Gold in California”  Larry Gatlin is an American Country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter. He was born in Seminole, Texas in 1948, the son of a driller in the oil field. Larry had two younger brothers, Steve and Rudy, and by the time he was seven years old, […]