Archive for October, 2014

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 22 October 2014

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

More than 2,000 items from the estate of Waylon Jennings were auctioned off last week. Waylon’s widow, Jessie Coulter, donated the proceeds to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Charities. The highest-priced item was Buddy Holly’s 1958 Ariel Cyclone motorcycle. It sold for $457,500. Next was the $70,000 paid for a desk Johnny Cash had given Waylon. The braids Willie Nelson cut off and gave to Waylon brought $31,250. (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 8 October 2014

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

“My calendar for October and November is totally insane,” Jeannie Seely said when I called to see what’s happening in her life. “I tried to slow down this year, but so many opportunities came in.” She’s reached the point in her career to be able to choose what she wants to do. “I finally worked my way up to a ‘senior position’ and I’m enjoying it,” she says. In addition to her regular Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Nightlife shows, she’s going to North Carolina with Bill Anderson and to Wisconsin Dells. She’ll be doing a new-style acoustic show in Houston, at a small intimate theater called the Dosey Doe, with Tim Atwood singing harmony and playing keyboard. Right before Thanksgiving is a tour to Ireland. “Gene and I will be celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary in Wexford, Ireland,” she says. (more…)