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USA Today
Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard diesShepard — and her nine siblings — grew up singing in the church, and was drawn
Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard dies
USA Today / Posted 3 days ago
Shepard — and her nine siblings — grew up singing in the church, and was drawn to the music of Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. She grew up in a home without electricity or running water. And every year, her parents... Read more
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cmt.com
Grand Ole Opry Star Jean Shepard Dead at Age 82when she was a teenager. By that time, she had already been strongly influenced
Grand Ole Opry Star Jean Shepard Dead at Age 82
cmt.com / Posted 3 days ago
when she was a teenager. By that time, she had already been strongly influenced by the music of Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills. She formed her first band, the Melody Ranch Girls, in 1947. Hank Thompson “discovered” Shepard when her band... Read more
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Philly.com
Jazz guitarist John Scofield brings his modern sounds in country and western to ArdmoreAppalachian country sound. I thought it was like the blues." There's certainly
Jazz guitarist John Scofield brings his modern sounds in country and western to Ardmore
Philly.com / Posted 9 days ago
Appalachian country sound. I thought it was like the blues." There's certainly precedent for blending jazz and country. Bob Wills' Texas swing put a western twist on the then-popular big band sound in the 1920s and '30s, while Sonny Rollins... Read more
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cmt.com
The Time Jumpers Honor Dawn Sears on Kid SisterSears’ ability to sing, the album starts with two songs that feature her voice,
The Time Jumpers Honor Dawn Sears on Kid Sister
cmt.com / Posted 16 days ago
Sears’ ability to sing, the album starts with two songs that feature her voice, “San Antonio Rose” and “I Miss You.” The Bob Wills opener is the last song Sears ever recorded before she lost her voice, and there were some parts she wanted to... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inducteesAllison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 J
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inductees
KXXV Waco / Posted 16 days ago
Allison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 Joe Ely Roy Orbison 1990 Gatlin Brothers Bob Wills 1991 "Snuff" Garrett 1993 Maines Brothers Band 1994 Virgil Johnson of the Velvets Buddy Knox 1995 Glen D... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inducteesAllison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 J
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inductees
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 16 days ago
Allison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 Joe Ely Roy Orbison 1990 Gatlin Brothers Bob Wills 1991 "Snuff" Garrett 1993 Maines Brothers Band 1994 Virgil Johnson of the Velvets Buddy Knox 1995 Glen D... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inducteesAllison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 J
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inductees
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 16 days ago
Allison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 Joe Ely Roy Orbison 1990 Gatlin Brothers Bob Wills 1991 "Snuff" Garrett 1993 Maines Brothers Band 1994 Virgil Johnson of the Velvets Buddy Knox 1995 Glen D... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inducteesAllison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 J
Civic Lubbock, Inc. announces 2016 West Texas Walk of Fame inductees
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 16 days ago
Allison Sonny Curtis Joe B. Mauldin Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 Joe Ely Roy Orbison 1990 Gatlin Brothers Bob Wills 1991 "Snuff" Garrett 1993 Maines Brothers Band 1994 Virgil Johnson of the Velvets Buddy Knox 1995 Glen D... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Local icon ‘Joltin’ Jim McCoy dies at 87by Tubb's modern amplified sound, McCoy formed a band called the Melody Playboy
Local icon ‘Joltin’ Jim McCoy dies at 87
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 16 days ago
by Tubb's modern amplified sound, McCoy formed a band called the Melody Playboys, taking the name in part from Bob Wills' Texas Playboys. He and his band played all over southern Pennsylvania, western Maryland, West Virginia and... Read more
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Billboard
The Time Jumpers Say Their Final Goodbyes to Late Member Dawn Sears on 'Kid Sister'might play Western Swing, but they didn’t play it the right way. They never pla
The Time Jumpers Say Their Final Goodbyes to Late Member Dawn Sears on 'Kid Sister'
Billboard / Posted 22 days ago
might play Western Swing, but they didn’t play it the right way. They never played it with the dance and the bounce that Bob Wills and those guys played it with. It lacked that swagger, that dance hall sawdust, Texas roadhouse vibe. That’s what... Read more
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The Austin Chronicle
35 Years of Chronicle Music CoversThunderbirds (2/28/86) Bill Carter, Jimmie Vaughan, Marcia Ball (12/5/86) Ale
35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
Thunderbirds (2/28/86) Bill Carter, Jimmie Vaughan, Marcia Ball (12/5/86) Alejandro Escovedo (9/4/87) Bob Wills (3/25/88) Butch Hancock (5/20/88) The Huns (9/23/88) Glass Eye (1/13/89) Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Walsh,... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
September concerts in Phoenix: Drake, Black Sabbath, 5 Seconds of Summer, Luke Bryan, Blink-182, Demi LovatoAnd I'm kinda shocked they didn't add another Grammy to the pile with last year
September concerts in Phoenix: Drake, Black Sabbath, 5 Seconds of Summer, Luke Bryan, Blink-182, Demi Lovato
The Arizona Republic / Posted 29 days ago
And I'm kinda shocked they didn't add another Grammy to the pile with last year's “Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.” It’s their third such tribute to the king, this one boasting guest appearances by Merle... Read more

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