Ramblin' Rhodes: Musical homecoming weekend filled with family ties

...Augusta.Prior to that performance, Sledge told me how much he loved country music."I grew up with the music of Hank Williams Sr. and Marty Robbins," said Sledge. "You see, where I was growing up in north Alabama, all I could hear was...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Paths crossed with stars now gone

...all over that county telling people to listen to me crow every morning."He also recalled his close friendship with Hank Williams: "I met him when he first came to the Opry in 1949. I really wasn't impressed with his singing at first."Minnie...

Music by Turner: Wrap up year with musical gifts

...Newberry, S.C.I was in elementary school when I first heard Thomas' extraordinary voice on his first hit, a cover of Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. Thomas still has the pipes, and fans can expect to hear classics such as Hooked...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Interviews during 2014 touched on numerous topics

...same if not for Ed Hurt. Many of the mandolin tunes I play are ones that he taught me." JETT WILLIAMS: Daughter of Hank Williams about performing with George Jones just a few weeks before he died in April 2013."I did the last duet with George...

Ramblin' Rhodes: New Wiseman CD is diary of country classics

...Fame along with Ronnie Milsap and Hank Cochran.It is an honor that is long overdue for a guy who began recording Hank Williams' songs as the bass player for Molly O'Day in 1946 before Williams himself became famous; who was an original member...

Georgia is set at center again with David Andrews

...final season with Andrews, who took a Fourth of July trip to do some shark fishing in Apalachicola, Fla. and still enjoys listening to country music his father played growing up like Hank Williams Jr., Keith Whitley and Johnny Paycheck.

Augusta Amusements brings in Blind Boys of Alabama, Jim Brickman

...MALPASS BROTHERSRaised on a diet of classic country music from their grandfather's records, the sounds of greats like Hank Williams Sr. and Merle Haggard are part of Christopher and Taylor Malpass' musical DNA. The duo, both in their 20s, have taken...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Waldon offers new voice singing about small towns

...Bill Monroe from Rosine, Ky.; Loretta Lynn from Butcher Hollow, Ky.; Tammy Wynette from Bounds, Miss.; and Hank Williams from Georgiana, Ala.Current songs about small towns have included Kenney Chesney's I'm A Small Town and Back...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hayes's opening acts are rising country music stars

...The Voice changed her life for the better. HANK WILLIAMS FESTIVAL: The 2014 Hank Williams Festival honoring the late country music legend...Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana, Ala.Grand Ole Opry...

Country legend Loretta Lynn back at Bell again

...the door for adults and $1 for children.She would be back in Bell Auditorium on Nov. 12 of that same year with Hank Williams Jr., Ernest Tubb (who had become her duet partner on Decca Records), Claude King, "Mrs. (Hank) Audrey Williams...