Archive for January, 2015

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 28 January 2015

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Tommy Cash is celebrating fifty years as a recording and touring artist. His first single, released in January 1965, was “If the World Don’t End, I Guess I’ll Live.” He worked over 225 dates a year with his band, the Tomcats, for 25 years, much of it traveling in the Tomcat Special, a 1973 Silver Eagle bus he purchased brand new. Now he flies to show dates, using either his current band, the Cash Crew, or one of several bands he works with around the country. (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 14 January 2015

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Little Jimmy Dickens 1920-2015
Little Jimmy Dickens died January 2, 2015, of cardiac arrest, after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day. His last Opry performance was December 20, a day after his 94th birthday. Born in Bolt, West Virginia, he was the eldest of 13 children. He is survived by his wife, Mona Dickens, two daughters, and three of his sisters. Brad Paisley presided over the two-hour celebration of life at the Grand Ole Opry House on January 8. (more…)