Faron Young

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Willie Nelson is 80

    Willie Nelson neither looks nor seems 80 years old. This is an age reserved for, well, old people. The unhip, those not in-the-know, not totally with it. And yet, Willie turns 80 today. What's his secret? We doubt it's the weed -- sorry -- but think that it likely has more to do with his totally Z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Nashville Network premiered 30 years ago today... and now it's back

    Thirty years ago today, something big happened in country music. On March 7, 1983, just two years after MTV and the Buggles ushered onto our television sets a consistent -- well, for a time -- rotation of pop music programming, The Nashville Network premiered. It revolutionized the country music vid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Ten George Strait songs that define his 30-year career

    In a press conference streamed live last week from his website, country legend George Strait announced his farewell tour, aptly coined "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour." Is he sick? Don't think so. Gettin' too old? Nah, some of the old fellers still touring have got at least two decades on him. Wants to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    David "Stringbean" Akeman's murderer up for parole

    ​Today, we remember the gone-but-not-forgotten star of the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw David "Stringbean" Akeman, whose murderer came up for parole this week.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    American Idol losers and their Nudie Suits

    ​I just watched seven minutes and 52 seconds of American Idol. By my count, that's 472 seconds I'll never get back. Your turn.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Faron Young, on this day in country music history

    ​What becomes of country singers when their glory days are but a distant memory? The narrative offered by Jeff Bridges tells the tale of a decline into and subsequent ascent from alcoholism paired with a fat songwriting check that, because you're such a good guy, you end up signing over to som ... More >>

  • Arts

    December 3, 1997

    Southern Culture on the Skids

    A new autobiography tells how Johnny Cash has walked the line for a disappearing country--and how that line may end with him.