Archive for February, 2010

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 17 February 2010

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Faron was born in a little two-bedroom rental house on Hoadley Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 25, 1932. The family soon moved around the corner to Seymour Street. Here’s a photo of the corner of Seymour and Hoadley today. The pole is in the location where Faron’s house stood. Well, I say today. It’s been ten years already since my sister and I visited Shreveport. Faron birthplace (more…)

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 10 February 2010

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

This periodic newsletter commemorates the lives of Faron Young and Marty Robbins. Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story was published in 2007 by the University of Illinois Press, and the publication goal for Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins is 2012. Today I completed the first draft of Marty’s biography–30 chapters. I’ll take a break while a friend reviews the manuscript, and then I’ll start on the rewrite and a publishing contract. (more…)