Tag Archives: Country Music Hall of Fame

The music of McDill

Amanda. Good Ole Boys Like Me. Don’t Close Your Eyes. It is hard to read those song titles without their melodies and the voices of the singers who made them famous coming to mind. The songwriter who built those works … Continue reading

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Sun shines

August 22, 2015 started cloudy in Memphis, Tennessee. As I left my hotel downtown on Union Avenue and made my way to Overton Square, a light drizzle got more intense. By 11:00 a.m., the rain began to fall so loudly … Continue reading

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Phone call from Hank

“Hello?” I said when I picked up the telephone receiver. “Is this Les Kerr?” drawled the voice I heard. “Yes, it is,” I said. “This is Hank Snow.” Stunned, I took a deep breath and said, “Hello, Mr. Snow. I’m … Continue reading

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Nashville Blues

Johnny Jones’ red Gibson guitar stood on stage alone as a symbol of its late owner and others who cut their blues teeth in Nashville during the city’s R&B glory days. Jones was a fixture in the Music City blues … Continue reading

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“Doctor” Dr. John in Nashville

It must have been the right time. I was definitely in the right place. Dr. John entered the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater for a one-hour interview and performance in conjunction with the Americana Music Association Conference in … Continue reading

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Needed: a little more Jack

Knowing that I am in the music business, an air-conditioning service technician once asked me if I knew Cowboy Jack Clement, one of Nashville’s great music industry personalities. I said, “No, but I see him around town, now and again.” … Continue reading

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Bob Loflin – Volunteer of the Year

Bob Loflin, a friend to so many in Nashville, was named 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at the annual volunteer appreciation dinner held in the rotunda of the Hall November 5, … Continue reading

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