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The Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan - Final Archive Entry (By: Megan Florer)

Wikipedia: The Nashville Sound

This article is missing several aspects having to do with the history of the Nashville sound and Countrypolitan. What is not talked about is what else was going on in the music industry in the late 1950s/early 1960s that created a shift in country music from a honky tonk sound to a more smooth style. 682 more words

Son! (My Journey to Jerry Reed)

In 1986, I was a freshman at The University of Texas and had just undergone something akin to a religious awakening after hearing a little-known local guitarist named Eric Johnson. 1,597 more words

Avrel Seale

Pre and post Elvis Imitators

Hi readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read so damned early in this year we’re stuck inside.  I tried looking forward into it and couldn’t see a thing I recognized.  583 more words


Jim Reeves

James Travis “Jim” Reeves (August 20, 1924 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music). 854 more words


Where To Start

I suppose I have to start at the beginning, as per my last post.

In the very beginning it was listening to my dad’s records in the late fifties, this was mainly Jim Reeves records, Kathy Kirby and a few country artists. 173 more words