Third Day to play greatest hits for Joy tour's final shows

...an influence on us and such a great songwriter, a great singer and musician."Powell...way and I think helped me grow as a songwriter."The decision to take a shot at a solo...I've still got to do this for me, as a songwriter, get these songs out of mind and onto...

Giving a present of music can be a personal gift made easy by technology

Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically.Armstrong makes a CD that he shares with friends and family each Christmas, containing songs...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bogguss to celebrate season with show at Imperial

...The Christmases then seemed longer than they are now," Bogguss remarked. "I was just talking with my husband (hit songwriter Doug Crider) about that. The Christmas season seems to go by so fast these days, especially if you don't start on what...

KEM's music focused on love

...comes from the heart and speaks to the heart, and that's what I try to do when I'm writing songs."The Detroit singer-songwriter creates tunes by sitting down at the piano, and "really just moving around until I find something that piques my interest...

Sturgill Simpson is country guy in disguise

...story originally gave the wrong birthplace for the singer-songwriter. Simpson was born in Jackson, Ky. The story has been changed...support from the star-making machine of Nashville, singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson expected to be labeled "the acid-country...

Kelley Brothers invite friends for golf, music benefit

...Antebellum.It'll all be worth it.The Kelley Brothers ? Charles, of Lady A, and Josh, a well-regarded singer-songwriter in his own right ? are giving back to their hometown through the inaugural Kelley Brothers and Friends Golf Tournament and...

Edwin McCain happy to take musical career in own hands

...the vehicle to keep it in excellent running shape.Having to be bus driver, mechanic and roadie ? as well as performer, songwriter and guitar player ? is part of the life McCain chose after he had the chance to be a bona-fide pop star with a major label...

Paul Simon cooperating for biography

...After decades of telling his story through music, Paul Simon is ready to rely on words alone.The celebrated singer-songwriter has agreed to cooperate with author and music critic Robert Hilburn for a biography. Simon & Schuster, the winner of a recent...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Jones sings holiday tune; fiddler O'Connor to perform

...about the Tuskegee Airmen, have been working for two years on a documentary about nature expert and country music songwriter Okefenokee Joe (also known as Dick Flood) and recently filmed country star Loretta Lynn talking about Flood.

Ramblin' Rhodes: With five country concerts, you'll be pickin' and grinnin'

...their particular tribes and cultures.Particularly poignant was famous naturalist Okefenokee Joe (also known as country hit songwriter/singer Dick Flood) giving what he says was his final-ever reptiles demonstration on Sunday afternoon.He still plans...