Archive for April, 2015

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 22 April 2015

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Randy Travis is married! He wed Mary Davis in Denton, Texas, on March 21, 2015, with the Rev. Tommy Nelson of Denton Bible Church officiating. The Cooke County Marriage Licenses Office issued the license last month to Randy B. Travis, 55, Tioga, and Mary D. Beougher, 55, Tioga.

A surprise attendee at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Dallas was Randy Travis. According to Taste of Country, “Travis was wearing a black jacket with white collar. He nodded and took in the thunderous applause when Lee Brice pointed him out after singing a verse and chorus of his 1987 hit, ‘Forever and Ever, Amen.’ ” (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter – 8 April 2015

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

I first saw The Quebe Sisters Band (kway-bee) at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., the summer of 2008. I’ve been a fan ever since. I called Hulda Quebe Stipp the other day and said I wanted my readers to know who they are. Hulda told me about three little girls in Texas who had been taking violin lessons but not seriously. She was only seven and practiced about fifteen minutes a day. Then their parents took her and big sisters Grace and Sophia to a fiddle contest in 1998, and their lives were changed. (more…)