Ramblin' Rhodes: Newman changed way we listen to Cajun, bluegrass

...bluegrass and Cajun music are so big."Early musical influences for Newman were Jimmie Rogers, the Carter Family and Gene Autry.By the late 1940s, Newman was recording for an independent label owned by J.D. Miller. Dot Records signed Newman...

Augusta bluegrass musician, mentor, Ed Hurt, remembered

...military in Hawaii sent him a Hawaiian ukulele.His father, seeing his son's serious musical interest, got him a Gene Autry guitar. That led him also to becoming focused on his primary life instruments the guitar and fiddle.Hurt loved playing...

Former Phillies and Angels manager, All-Star and Braves executive Jim Fregosi dies at 71

...with the Angels.The Angels, who retired Fregosi's number in 1988, said he was a personal favorite of former owner Gene Autry."Jim's induction into the Angels Hall of Fame and the retiring of his uniform No. 11 were among the prouder moments...

Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Here Comes Santa Claus' has Georgia connections

...including blues legend Bessie Smith and gospel legend Mahalia Jackson.In 1930, Satherley produced the first big hit of Gene Autry's called That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine, and it was Satherley who convinced Herbert Yates, the president of Republic...

AMPED Music Contest finalists set to take the stage

...her husband was at the top of the list.Teston's entry in the AMPED competition is called Gene & Roy and is about Gene Autry and Roy Rogers."In the '60s, the world was in a mess. The president was assassinated; Martin Luther King was assassinated...

Christmas time is here -- and gone

...case every room is loaded like this.Images wherever I turn. A partridge in a pear tree. Nat King Cole. Chestnuts. Gene Autry. Rudolph. The Grinch. Scrooge. Frosty. Yes, Virginia. A little drummer boy. Miracles, in the manger and on 34th...

Tradition shapes holiday music

...grandmother bought sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Those sets don't feature Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra or even Gene Autry's red-nosed classic. They were dense choral pieces and some stiffly sung carols. They were the kind of music people...

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Merry holiday classic tops all the others, baby

...and Silent Night eventually gave way to material from secular writers and performers. Some of the first to do so were Gene Autry and his own Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which was recorded in 1949.Five years later, the Drifters covered...

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Not many singers have had military slant on patriotism

...military. Here's a glance at several country performers who did put on military uniforms in service to their country: GENE AUTRY: He was a major Western music and movie star when World War II broke out. During a live broadcast of his network radio...

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British cowboy visits Augusta for barrel horse competition

...Lester Alvin "Smiley" Burnette, Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter, Walter "Dub" Taylor, Sky King (Kirby Grant), Gene Autry and the legendary William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Annie Oakley. "One of the regrets of my life is that I never...

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