cindy walker

Cindy Walker – A Songwriter Who Knew An Artist’s Personality

When discussing country music history, it’s easy to focus on the biggest artists of every era as well as the significant events and trends. Writers, producers and other affiliates working in the background are sometimes only mentioned if they go on to have their own successful careers (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson for example). Thankfully, history has shined a spotlight on one particular songwriter who broke … Continue reading Cindy Walker – A Songwriter Who Knew An Artist’s Personality

dave akeman

A Literal Murder On Music Row: The Story Of Dave Akeman (Stringbean)

Editor’s note: I originally published this on May 30, 2018 on another outlet. If you’ve read it before, it’s the exact same piece from before. Unlike other posts I’ll be re-uploading, I chose to keep this as it was since I already went as far with my research as I possibly could (with the resources I have that is). This was my first attempt at … Continue reading A Literal Murder On Music Row: The Story Of Dave Akeman (Stringbean)

clayton mcmichen

Swamp Opera: The Story Of Clayton McMichen

Last edited July 20, 2018 This blog is dedicated to covering country music’s history, so why the heck is it called “swamp opera” of all things? Well … meet Clayton McMichen. Despite him smiling up there with his hat and fiddle, McMichen didn’t care much for the “country” image. Born in Allatoona, Georgia on Jan. 26, 1900, McMichen developed his fiddle playing skills from his father … Continue reading Swamp Opera: The Story Of Clayton McMichen