Archive for November, 2021

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 17 November 2021

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville opens the Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See exhibit on December 3; it will run through March 19, 2023. Bill Anderson turned 84 on November 1. According to The Tennessean, the exhibit begins with his Georgia youth as a baseball player, radio DJ, and budding musician and follows his 60+ years in Nashville. The exhibit title comes from a line in the song “City Lights,” which Bill wrote at age 19 in Commerce, Georgia. Bill says in a press release, “I grew up dreaming of the day they’d put my ball glove into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, never dreaming that one day it would end up in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.” (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 3 November 2021

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021


“What’s A Guy Gotta Do (To Get a Girl in This Town)” is my favorite Joe Nichols song. It’s wonderful dance music and pleasing to my ears. Joe’s three quite-familiar number one Billboard hits are “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That Girl.” When I requested a phone interview, it took three attempts before we finally connected. “It’s been a really busy year,” Joe said when he called from Pueblo, Colorado, where he was doing a show that night. He’s been on tour mostly since June. He’s looking forward to having “a little bit of peace and quiet” in December, with his family.