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Harlan Howard

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Remembering Tompall Glaser: An Outlaw Just Beyond the Spotlight

    Tompall Glaser, one of the original and most confrontational Nashville outlaws, passed Tuesday morning after a long illness, according to the singer's nephew. The flannel-throated Glaser, whose upraised middle finger to the Music Row establishment was even bigger than Willie's or Waylon's, was 79. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Two Tons of Steel Unafraid to Cuss While Coming Unraveled

    Two decades and 11 albums later, Two Tons of Steel is still out tearing up the Texas blacktop with a hefty touring schedule that currently includes road-testing some new material from their soon-to-be released album, Unraveled. "It's really the best thing Two Tons has ever done and Lloyd Maines pro ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Remembering Patsy Cline, 50 Years After Her Fatal Plane Crash

    On March 5, 1963, country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Camden, Tennesee, about 90 miles west of Nashville. Around 6:20 p.m., their Piper Comanche PA-24 aircraft slammed into the ground, killing everyone on board instantly and leaving a six-foot-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Connie Smith: Classic Country Queen Returns With New Heartaches

    Photos by Russ Harrington/Sugar Hill Records​People often get a bit confrontational with Lonesome Onry and Mean about "country music," like the last time we went to the bank in our father's little ranching town in Central Texas. As soon as we were introduced as a "music writer," one fellow - t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    R.I.P. Hank Cochran, Author Of "I Fall To Pieces"

    ​Hank Cochran, one of the elite songwriters in country music, died earlier today. He was 74. Born in Mississippi, Cochran worked for a while with rocker Eddie Cochran (no relation) in a California band styled The Cochrans. In 1960, Cochran moved to Nashville and teamed up with songwriting le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Robert Ellis & The Boys Back In Full Swing At Mango's

    Zoe CorsonMike Stinson and Pamela Des Barres dodge the dancers at Mango's.​Mango's was packed last night for the return of Robert Ellis & the Boys' Wednesday-night Montrose barn dance. Ellis recently got back into town from a three-week solo tour that took him New York City and Chicago. Only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Bartender, Pour the Wine: Ten Great Country Breakup Songs

    The late, great Harlan Howard, the songwriter behind “Heartaches by the Number,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Streets of Baltimore” and “Why Not Me” (among countless others), once famously said country music is “three chords and the truth.” And the truth is that many relationships – mo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    This Charming Man

    The ballad, and ballads, of Billy Joe Shaver

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Pinmonkey

    Thursday, May 25, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2524 Norfolk, 713-528-5999

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Shawn Camp

    Fireball

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    February 2, 2006

    Mercy Eventually

    More than 20 years down the road, Mary Gauthier is finally an emerging artist

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Bucking the Trend

    Former Houstonian Chris Cagle hits the charts at a time when Nashville prefers not to see new faces

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Behind the Music (City)

    Is she rock? Is she soul? Jonell Mosser keeps 'em guessing

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Outside Looking In

    Jim Lauderdale is a living lesson in how to profit from Nashville's fringes

  • Music

    May 15, 1997
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    July 25, 1996
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