Mel McDaniel

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Notable 2011 deaths in country music

    It's an annual tradition to look back at year's end to those who've passed on in the previous twelve months. Whether it's just filler for the year's final broadcast of Entertainment Tonight, or Americans really do feel a need to reflect with sadness on the deaths of celebrities, I do not know. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    10 country fiddle songs for St. Patrick's Day

    ​So, what's the difference between a fiddle and a violin? "Well, when you're buyin' it, it's a fiddle; when you're sellin' it, it's a violin." Another difference? "About $10,000." How 'bout another? "The difference is in the nut that holds the bow." And: "No one cries when they spil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Cabooze presents all your favorite country clich├ęs this weekend

    Hoobstank? Tape player hatin'? Who is this guy, and is he married? (I checked; yes, he is, and with a child. Dang.)

  • News

    September 29, 2004

    Okie from Okmulgee

    The roots of Ron Gardenhire