Articles Posted in the News Category

  • 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,…

  • George Jones Dead at 81

    George Jones Dead at 81

    George Jones, undisputedly one of the greatest singers in the history of American music, died Friday morning (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at age 81. Jones announced in August 2012 that…

  • First Responders and Others Remembered at Ceremony in Waco

    Thursday, upwards of 10,000 people gathered at Baylor University in Waco to remember first-responders and others killed in the recent West Fertilizer Plant explosion. In speeches–President Barak Obama, Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn and…

  • Bush Library Dedicated

    The George W. Bush Presidential Library was dedicated Thursday on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. The ceremonies were attended by President Barak Obama and Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton.…

  • Economic Development Coming to Precinct #4

    Precinct #4 Walker County Commissioner Tim Paulsel will be our guest on “Around Town” this weekend. Tim tells us that some economic development is headed for his precinct. He said, “Recently a 13-acre tract of…