It’s that seemingly relative level of obscurity that has allowed Emmylou Harris to retain the right to record anything and everything she wants to record without a backlash from record companies and stalwart fans. I actually discovered Emmylou Harris in 1980, shortly after her Roses in the Snow album was released. I was a die-hard rocker making my first forays into country music and I was fascinated with her vocal interpretations of these songs. This album buoyed new found fascination with how all music was related and how easy it was to hear strains of rock in what was so clearly a bluegrass medium. After delving into Emmylou’s bluegrass album, I began digging into her previous albums and found myself mesmerized by this voice, once described by Linda Ronstadt as “cracked crystal”.
For those of you who feel you could never make any cold calls, you will have to get over it, or have a friend do the calling for you. Getting through the first phone call is always tough, but then you will see, as you make more and more calls, that it gets easier every time. You are in competition with a lot of people who are making the calls. If you don’t call, the chances are very slim that you will ever be heard.
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Heading into Sunday’s 48th Annual Academy of countrymusicsongs.org Awards, fellow singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is up for the nights’ biggest honor, Entertainer of the Year. If the 23-year-old songstress nabs the title, it will be her third consecutive win and mark her as the only female in history to do so.
What’d I Say – 1959 – His only Top 10 pop hit for Atlantic Records, this single, divided into two parts, was recorded after Ray, with time on his hands at the end of a concert, improvised it and the crowd went wild. The popularity of the song was due in part to the controversial lyrics and sexual innuendo. Ray ended all his concerts with this song.
Beautiful Barbara Mandrell is one of my favorites because of her distinctive voice and feminine strength. My daughter loves Taylor Swift, another talented and inspirational country star.