Archive for June, 2014

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 18 June 2014

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The two-year Cowboy Rides Away Tour concluded Saturday night, June 7, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas–home of the Dallas Cowboys. George Strait drew 104,793 fans, the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North American history. He broke the record set by The Rolling Stones at the Louisiana Superdome in 1981. Asleep at the Wheel performed a one-hour set prior to his show. Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, and Faith Hill all performed with George and then joined him on stage for the encore. He closed with “The Cowboy Rides Away.” (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter – 4 June 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

I’m the biographer of Faron Young and Marty Robbins, bringing you these newsletters to connect classic country music fans around the world. Feel free to forward this email to your friends, and tell them to send me an email if they want to be added to the list. I welcome your comments and ideas.



Rex Allen, Jr., has found a new way to be creative, thanks to computer technology. As well as recording in his home studio, he is packaging singing cowboy videos from old movies and posting them on his YouTube channel to bring them to a new audience: (more…)