Hank Thompson

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Trailer Trash's Nate Dungan: "Honky tonk music comes right up out of theĀ ground"

    When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Notable 2012 deaths in country music

    Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    RIP, Kitty Wells: An appreciation of a banned star

    By all appearances, she was the sweetest thing in the world, with her affable and rarely rowdy singing voice, her hoedown-ready ginghams, and her marriage to a cabinet-maker when she was just 18, a union that would last nearly 74 years and which would see Nashville undergo multiple musical transitio ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2009
  • Music

    September 30, 2009
  • Arts

    May 30, 2001

    Damned Ole Opry

    With their croaking vocals and enormous belt buckles, Nashville's neglected veterans seek shelter at the Midwest Country Music Theater-- a little bit of Branson back home

  • Music

    October 11, 1995