Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Sam Houston Folk Festival

    The General Sam Houston Folk Festival is coming to Huntsville Friday, May 3rd, through the 5th. Festival Committee member Mel Strait tells us that Committee Chair Ruth Samuels has “literally secured continuous entertainment for the…

  • Commissioner Paulsel Comments on Tree Cleanup

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was Walker County Precinct #4 Commissioner Tim Paulsel. We asked him about how the clearing of dead trees in the county was going. I told him I…

  • HOT DISH: George Jones’ Death Saddens Country Community

    HOT DISH: George Jones’ Death Saddens Country Community

    (CMT Hot Dish is a weekly feature written by veteran columnist Hazel Smith. Author of the cookbook, Hazel’s Hot Dish: Cookin’ With Country Stars, she also hosts CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks With Hazel Smith and…

  • An Afternoon at George Jones’ House

    An Afternoon at George Jones’ House

    I’ve been thinking about that steak since George Jones died. Oh, it’s not that I’m that much of a steak eater. Being a freelance journalist is more of a hamburger existence. Secondly, a steak sits…

  • Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Top Country Albums, Airplay Charts

    Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Top Country Albums, Airplay Charts

    Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story bounces back to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard country albums chart, while Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown” wears the country airplay crown for the second week. Lots of new…

  • George Jones: 10 Prime Hits

    George Jones: 10 Prime Hits

    George Jones will always be remembered for his magnificent, evocative voice. That golden throat graced dozens of country classics across six decades of recording. Here are 10 prime hits (listed alphabetically) that helped define his…

  • George Jones Tributes Continue to Pour In

    George Jones Tributes Continue to Pour In

    As George Jones’ passing became a major news story for the national media, country stars continued to tweet condolences, stories and pictures of the legendary singer. Here’s what they wrote: “God bless the gift George…

  • George Jones: The King of Broken Hearts

    George Jones: The King of Broken Hearts

    His was a voice of kerosene teardrops about to burst into a raging fire. When George Jones sang a song, there was never any doubt that he committed completely to whatever emotion — usually one…

  • George Strait: George Jones Was a "Hero and Friend"

    George Strait: George Jones Was a "Hero and Friend"

    George Strait is not alone in his appreciation of George Jones or the influence he had on countless country singers. “It’s a sad day for me,” Strait said Friday morning (April 26) in an interview…

  • George Jones: Country Stars Reflect on His Legacy

    George Jones: Country Stars Reflect on His Legacy

    “The world may have lost the greatest country singer that ever lived,” Merle Haggard said Friday (April 26) after learning of the death of fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones. Jones, 81,…