Matt Powell
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Paul M. Harty commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker'
"Great article."
May 29
Kyla Fairchild commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker'
"Thanks for another gem Matt. I enjoyed reading every word."
May 27
Stina commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker'
"Excellent - well written. Saving the videos so I can add him to my list of artists to dig into later."
May 24
Denis Leroux commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker'
"I'm always impressed by what I learn musically at No Depression. Excellent article on a musician I barely knew. Thanks for this Matt."
May 23
Joe Coffee commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker'
"Great article.  Very informative.  Pointed in at least 5 directions for further exploration."
May 23
Hillbilly Haiku commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker'
"I think this is a well written piece and I thank you for it. "
May 23
Michael Helwig commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker'
"I think that Cross The Brazos At Waco is a lot better than you imply"
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Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker

Billy Walker was killed eight years ago today--May 21, 2006--when he lost control of his van and slid off I-65 near Fort Deposit, Ala. The one-car crash also killed Walker’s wife Bettie, bassist Charles Lilly Jr., and guitar player Daniel Patton, and injured his grandson. Billy Walker was on his way back to Nashville from one of the many countless road gigs in his life to appear on the Grand Ole Opry that Saturday night. He was 77.Country music is rife with tragedy. Many of its brightest stars…See More
May 21
Ken Schmierer commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Most Men Only Dream: Merle Haggard, Saban Theater, December 11, 2013'
"Who will replace these giants of the earth:  Price, Cash, Nelson, Jones and Haggard.  No one ever can or will and I am sorry to even have to think that......  "
Dec 23, 2013
Christopher Coolidge commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Touch My Heart: The Artistry of Ray Price'
"I had the pleasure of seeing him a few years ago on a triple bill with Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, Ray did his set, then Hag did his, then Willie did his, then there was a series of songs where two of them duetted together(Willie and Hag did…"
Dec 22, 2013
Michael Helwig commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Touch My Heart: The Artistry of Ray Price'
"as I recall, Wills' drums weren't allowed on the stage at the Opry...they had to hide behind a curtain...thanks for the clarification"
Dec 20, 2013
Matt Powell commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Touch My Heart: The Artistry of Ray Price'
"Thank you all for the nice words. Linda: fantastic "City Lights" anecdote - have never heard that! Michael: Tubb probably was not literally the first country musician to use an electric guitar, but he was certainly one of the first…"
Dec 20, 2013
Des McMahon commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Most Men Only Dream: Merle Haggard, Saban Theater, December 11, 2013'
"Great article about a really iconic American musician. Hag is a true genius."
Dec 20, 2013
Michael Helwig commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Touch My Heart: The Artistry of Ray Price'
"Matt, a moving and insightful piece on one of my all time favorites as well as one of the all time giants...I am curious about your remark that Ernest Tubb was the first superstar to plug in...thanks for your superb effort"
Dec 20, 2013
Linda Hill commented on Matt Powell's blog post 'Touch My Heart: The Artistry of Ray Price'
"Thanks so much for this beautiful eulogy and tribute to a true Country Legend.  I was lucky enough to attend the Songwriting Workshop at the Hank Williams Museum led by the one and only "Whispering" Bill Anderson and to hear him speak…"
Dec 20, 2013

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Funny How Time Slips Away: Remembering Billy Walker

Billy Walker was killed eight years ago today--May 21, 2006--when he lost control of his van and slid off I-65 near Fort Deposit, Ala. The one-car crash also killed Walker’s wife Bettie, bassist Charles Lilly Jr., and guitar player Daniel Patton, and injured his grandson. Billy Walker was on his way back to Nashville from one of the many countless road gigs in his life to appear on the Grand Ole Opry that Saturday night. He was 77.

Country music is rife with tragedy. Many of…

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:00am — 7 Comments

Touch My Heart: The Artistry of Ray Price

Ray Price died yesterday afternoon, one day after initial false media reports surfaced, creating a sort of accidental vigil as tributes flowed upon hearing the erroneous news of his passing on Sunday. I think the error, while certainly distressing to his family, was a wonderful gift. Having literally watched loved ones pass away before me, I am fully aware of the power of sending energy to those on the threshold. All that energy and love does make a difference in the comfort of the…

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Posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Most Men Only Dream: Merle Haggard, Saban Theater, December 11, 2013

Merle Haggard is a national treasure; an artist whose weight and importance rank him among the icons of country music: Hank, Cash, Jones. His oeuvre is a testament to American music, rooted in an authenticity that seems born of great fiction: his birth in a boxcar in Oildale, CA, his migrant childhood of cotton fields and freight trains, his incarceration in San Quentin State Prison, right down to his name - Merle Haggard is practically mythical.

He opened strong with "Big…

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Posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

An open letter to the CMA and Country Music Hall of Fame on behalf of Johnny Horton

Last week the newest members to the hallowed Country Music Hall of Fame were officially inducted. The three artists selected by the CMA for induction this year are all unquestionably deserving of the honor. And yet I find myself, as with every year, in utter disbelief at a continuing, inexcusable oversight. One of the most popular, influential, innovative, and lasting country music stars of the 1950’s and early 1960’s remains excluded. That artist is Johnny Horton.

Johnny Horton died…

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Posted on November 4, 2013 at 6:00am — 20 Comments

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