Ramblin' Rhodes: Luke Bryan stays true to his roots with annual Farm Tour

...it didn't quite happen just like that as Bryan told me:"My brother, Chris, and I about that time went to see Hank Williams Jr. at the Savannah Civic Center. That day was kind of neat, because my brother and I were just starting really to...

Ramblin' Rhodes: 7th Augusta Amusements season brings in big band, country, rock, more

...production consists of dancers, singers and Nashville musicians paying homage to the hits of Music City stars ranging from Hank Williams and Patsy Cline to Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift. GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: (Friday, Jan. 22, $43) Bandleader Glenn...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Morris' paradise found performing?'Trop Rock'

...Morris was known as 'Hank' to those who knew him in Grovetown (Harlem High class of 1970)."His father was an avid Hank Williams fan, and Hank spent a lot of time picking and learning the guitar. The last I heard of him, he was living on St...

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: 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.

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...

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...