Archive for February, 2015

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 25 February 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

As the biographer of Faron Young (whose birthday we remember today) and Marty Robbins, I bring you these newsletters to connect classic country music fans around the world. Feel free to forward this message to your friends, and tell them to email me if they want to be added to the list. I welcome your comments and ideas.

“I never worked a day in my life,” Jerry Kennedy says about his many years as record producer and session guitarist in Nashville. “I looked forward to every day. The greatest thrill was sitting in a room with a guitar in my hands, surrounded by the greatest talent in the world. That includes vocalists and all the talented musicians. Or looking through the glass from the producer’s chair–what a great seat I had.” (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 11 February 2015

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Larry Fullam (1941-2015)
Larry Fullam (former bass player and vocalist with George Jones, Bill Anderson, Connie Smith, Tex Ritter, Johnny Duncan, Tommy Cash & Charlie Louvin) died January 30, from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed in September. He and Diane Jordan (former singer and Columbia Records artist who appeared frequently on The Ralph Emery Show) were married 43 years. Larry was part of Bill Anderson’s syndicated television show for five years. He left music in 1990 and spent the next 22 years as a professional coach driver. (more…)