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Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Grand Ole Opry' music star Hamilton was a class act

...early 1960s hit single Abilene.Dave Laing, writing for The Guardian newspaper in London, noted that Hamilton was the first artist to record a song of Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell with Urge for Going in 1967 and frequently appeared on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-09-24/ramblin-rhodes-grand-
Ramblin' Rhodes: Rudeness of audience can ruin concert experience

...recognized Page with its Pioneer Award for being the first artist to use over-dubbing on her recordings and for being the first artist to use a wireless, hand-held microphone.In our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-01-16/ramblin-rhodes-rudene
Vincent has to defend cooking skills before Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival

...She saw as many star entertainers growing up as she could, including the Augusta-area's own Terri Gibbs, the first artist to win the Country Music Association's Horizon Award."I went to see her in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and got her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-04-23/vincent-has-defend-co
Ramblin' Rhodes: Southern Soul & Song to bring back bluegrass favorites

...Morris Museum of Art's Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series since it began in 2003.Ricky Skaggs was the first artist to perform that October for the 2003-04 inaugural season, followed by Mountain Heart, Robert Earl Keen and the Nashville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-06-05/ramblin-rhodes-southe
Jackson will be remembered for music, not behavior

...did Michael Jackson revolutionize the way music sounds, but also the way it was marketed. Mr. Jackson wasn't the first artist to produce music videos, but he certainly was the most successful. An artist always conscious of music's visual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/26/liv_528969.shtml
Life & style
Author/poet works to put r-e-s-p-e-c-t back into art

Nikki Giovanni isn't the first artist to adapt Aesop's The Ant and the Grasshopper. James Joyce reworked the fable, The Muppet Show took a swing at it and, in 1934...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/20/met_476390.shtml
Metro | Paine College
He made us feel good

...the primary architect of the music style known as funk. The style was born out of jazz, but Brown was one of the first artists to coax its rhythms so successfully onto the pop charts. His 1965 hit Papa's Got a Brand New Bag gave R&B fans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/26/edi_109948.shtml
Editorials | James Brown
Western stars rode musical trails to CMA Hall of Fame

...TEX RITTER (1905-74): Inducted 1964. Woodward Maurice Ritter, born in Panola County, Texas, was one of the first artists signed to Capitol Records, in 1942. He's known for songs including Rye Whiskey, Deck of Cards, I Dreamed of Hillbilly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/19/rho_47459.shtml
Ramblin' Rhodes
Jazz singer's affinity for Augusta brings him back to city, friends

For jazz singer A. London Arrington, being the first artist with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon's Coup de Cone Music Productions is about much more than a business deal. It's about a friendship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/25/mus_435489.shtml
Music
Young rapper is set to wow crowd during end-of-school block party

...studio, free-styling over instrumentals with such hunger and skill, the producer decided to make Mr. White the first artist on his new label. "Jody was hot. He had the look, he was raw talent, just needed to be refined, and I'm the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/20/mus_416187.shtml
Music