Archive for February, 2014

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 26 February 2014

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

My Faron Young/Marty Robbins e-mail newsletter now contains a variety of country music bits. Please forward to anyone who might like to read this. Today would have been the 82nd birthday of Johnny Cash, tomorrow would be Elizabeth Taylor’s 82nd, and yesterday was Faron Young’s 82nd.

Penny DeHaven died Sunday at age 65 after a long struggle with cancer.  (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 19 February 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Country Weekly reports that Suzy Bogguss has a new album, Lucky, that covers her favorite Merle Haggard songs. The album’s title was inspired by “I Always Get Lucky With You.” She chose “If We Make It Through December” as a favorite since her teen years, when her dad gave her his old car and that song was in the 8-track tape player. (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 12 February 2014

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

My Faron Young/Marty Robbins e-mail newsletter now consists of a variety of country music bits. Please forward this to anyone who might like to be added to the mailing list.

Randy Travis is “getting his voice back now, little by little,” Randy’s dad, Harold Traywick, told Closer magazine last week. An unidentified friend was quoted as saying Randy is starting to play his guitar and is anxious to get back to work. (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 5 February 2014

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Garth Brooks sold 240,000 tickets in 90 minutes last Thursday. Tickets for two July concerts in Dublin, Ireland, went on sale at 9 am. They sold out so fast a third date was scheduled, and those tickets went on sale at 9.30 am, both online and at Ticketmaster outlets around the country. Police had to be called in Limerick after most of the 200 fans who had camped for up to two nights outside one store failed to secure tickets. Due to a computer glitch, only 49 fans at the store received tickets. An angry crowd converged on the shop. Backup officers were called, but no arrests were made. Tickets for the concerts have already been put up for sale on eBay for four times their original price. (more…)