Archive for July, 2014

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 30 July 2014

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

“I feel inundated these days with music that’s telling me how country it is. What I long for more than anything is to hear how country it is.” — Vince Gill, 2012 ACM awards show






As the biographer of Faron Young and Marty Robbins, I bring 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. (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 16 July 2014

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

“What I see in my future is exactly what I’m doing right now,” Janie Fricke told me when she called the other day in response to my request for an interview. “I get surprised all the time with new offers and new possibilities.” She credits Kirt Webster with finding those opportunities for her. She started working with him years ago when he came to Nashville as a new young publicist. He now owns Webster & Associates LLC and represents many top artists. (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter – 2 July 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

“I have a lot of goals in front of me,” Gene Watson says. “I’ve got a whole lot more scheduled in my mind than I can see over the top of.” At age 70, this Texan is not slowing down. “I’m working more now than I was twenty years ago,” he told me yesterday on the phone. He attributes the increased performance demand to the Internet, mostly Facebook posts and websites that advertise his music and his shows. In addition, “Sirius XM helps us so much; it’s heaven sent. Another one I am thrilled to be involved with is Larry Black’s Country Family Reunion. It’s just tremendous.” He and his band are on the road full time, and “we have no intentions of retiring.” (more…)