Ten Things You Need to Know About Ernest Tubb

He’s not the greatest country singer who ever lived, but he may be my favorite.  It’s hard to say why I love Tubb’s music so much, but I responded powerfully the first time I ever heard his voice (duetting with Loretta Lynn on “Sweet Thang” (1967), though I heard it on a Lynn collection that … Continue reading Ten Things You Need to Know About Ernest Tubb

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Music for Grownups

My first blog post, back in February, was titled “What Is Country Music?”  That question—or, rather, its kissing cousin, “What is it that you like so much about country music?”—is in my mind again today. It’s been there since July 10, actually, when I had a brief conversation with a young friend, herself a brilliant … Continue reading Music for Grownups