Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cookie-Cutter Country?

An aspiring Nashville songwriter named Gregg Todd noticed obvious similarities in music, structure, and lyrics among six ‘bro-country’ radio tunes, took them to Pro Tools audio software on his computer, and ‘mashed up’ all six, to create a sort of … Continue reading

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Little Jimmy Dickens (1920–2015)

I have to admit that, for a long time, I thought of Little Jimmy Dickens only as one of the many minor characters who inhabited the Grand Old Opry roster, a singer of novelty songs reduced to reprising his few … Continue reading

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