Classic Album: Connie Smith – Connie Smith

On the surface it was a classic show-business fairy tale… the blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty, from small town Nowheresville, becomes an overnight country sensation. But as Randy Fox discovers, the truth was far more complex for Connie Smith… On a sultry summer day in July 1964, Connie Smith, a petite, young blue-eyed blonde stepped up to the More...

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By Country Music On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Classic Album: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt by Townes Van Zandt

Despite the troubled singer’s sixth album garnering acclaim and status since its release, it tragically never brought him success, says Randy Fox. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, © Getty Images In More...

By Country Music On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Classic Album: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. by Dwight Yoakam

Dismissed by Nashville as “not ready for radio”, Dwight Yoakam found a sympathetic ear in the LA punk scene, cranked up the volume… and made a classic debut album that turned the country world on its ear, More...

By Country Music On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Classic Album: Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson

The album wasn’t what Columbia Records wanted to hear. Having decided to get into country, they managed to snap up Willie Nelson, as Atlantic had just dropped their entire country roster, Nelson included, More...