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Texas Country Music Junkie received this letter from Shannon Cain when we asked on facebook if anyone would like to add some words to a post we were writing about Aaron Watson after he played at Cowboy Country in Long Beach, CA…I believe it is a post on it’s own.

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I had just lost my father by his choice 10/31/07. My best friend Mark Moore is always introducing me to Texas Music. So he made me a CD and on it, it read Aaron Watson. I put it in my CD player and listened to a few songs. Not til Barbed Wire Halo came on did I stop and truly listen. That song made me cry and I believe it was on repeat for the next year.

I finally got to see Aaron live 2009 at NFR [National Finals Rodeo]. After the concert he goes to his merch booth and takes pictures and signs for every single person in line. So that night we just went to say hello and thank him for the impact he made on my life after my father passed. But that’s not where my story ends.

The next couple months into 2010 my mom relapsed and passed from cancer. I was devastated and hated the world and the God I loved and believed in. How could He take both my mom and my dad. I was in a really bad place. So one day as I normally do I signed in and read Aaron Watson‘s Barbed Wire Halo blog. He and his wife Kim were to have their 4th child and they found out there was to be complications and the baby would pass away. As I sat there and cursed even more at the LORD. I kept reading Aaron Watson’s blog post.

It was then announced that Aaron Watson would be playing a local bar that I use to frequent. So I drove down and watched him. Something just struck a cord in me, how does this beautiful person lose a child and still praise the LORD? So as much as I was still held anger in my own life, after the concert I bought every single CD [see list below] he had there. I hugged him and we talked for a bit.

I drove all the way home feeling something wasn’t quite right but I was not sure what. So I got home and typed out a letter to Aaron asking him how he still believes and loves the LORD after Julia Grace. I never thought he would read it or respond.

But a few days later he responded and wrote a beautiful blog about me and what I asked him and how much the LORD means to him still after losing Julia Grace. He helped me get back on my path with the LORD. He is a amazing human being. He is a wonderful artist, a great husband, father and Christian. He inspires me and everyone that sees his pictures or hears his music. Someone asked me how many times I have seen Aaron Watson? I responded too many to count.

As an avid concert goer I will say Aaron Watson is THE only artist that I have ever seen or met that goes above and beyond for his fans.

One concert sticks out for me, I drove all the way to Texas to see Aaron Watson on Near Years Eve. The concert started and he spotted me right away in the audience, he pointed at me and was super excited to see us there. After that concert he hugged me so tight and told everyone I was his number one fan. He made me feel so special in his state where he plays every weekend. As a person you can see he is doing God’s work.

So as a fan/concert goer…I normally listen to music a few times and get burned out on it. But not Aaron Watson. I can listen to him all day everyday and never get burned out. The best part to Aaron Watson is he sounds exactly the same on his CDs [see below] as he does live.

He writes beautiful songs, treats every single person at his concerts like they mean the world to him and he gives the best concerts. His fans mean the world to him and he takes requests he changes his set list to make us smile. He takes pictures during the concert with fans. After the concert he stays and signs anything and everything. He talks to each person as long as they are engaged in conversation. He stays until every single person in line gets to see him, talk to him or get a signature from him.

The other thing I like about Aaron Watson is that he will never conform to Nashville pop radio music. He is truly a Texan and plays real country music. As soon as the first cord is played you are transported to another place and time. I feel like Bob Wills is going to come out, like dirt should be on the ground and everyone should be two stepping or swinging. Its a “REAL GOOD TIME”!

Again he is like no other human being I have ever met. I am truly blessed to have seen him as many times as I have and he truly has touched my life. No other artist has ever done that. I will look forward to his new CD The Underdog that drops Feb 17 2015 and cant wait to see whats next from him ….

Written by One True Aaron Watson Fan: Shannon Cain

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Aaron Watson’s latest single – “That Look”

Aaron Watson CDs

Real Good Time

The Road And The Rodeo

Angels And Outlaws

Shutupanddance

San Angelo

Deep In The Heart Of Texas: Live

Honky Tonk Kid

Barbed Wire Halo

Live At The Texas Hall Of Fame

 


 
 
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Published on December 13, 2014, by in Uncategorized.


 
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Texas Country Music Junkie looks at The Rankin Twins

 

On Friday March 22, 2013, Texas Country Music Junkie was able to give away
all kinds of Signed CDs and Photos, T-Shirts, Koozies, and Ball Caps.

The promo merchandise was provided by Rankin Twins the Texas based band out of Portland, TX.

Identical Twins Amy and April Rankin are a band whose popularity continues to grow throughout Texas. The band have two EPs and a forthcoming CD due out soon.

They have had hit songs and currently have a song moving up on the Texas Music Chart entitled “Holdin’ Pattern”.

Comprising the band are:

Amy & April Rankin- Lead and harmony vocals
Etan Sekons- Lead Guitar
Erik Frankson- Drums
Tony Senser- Bass
Michael Davids- Keys/Mandolin/Harmony

The Rankin Twins’ “Holdin’ Pattern” is currently #27 and #30 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and the Texas Music Chart respectively.

The Give Away happened in Orange County CA, at In Cahoot’s Fullerton. Over
the course of the night the clubs attendees were offered a chance to win by
texting in a Keyword to a Short Code using their Mobile Device.

Randomly, winners were chosen by the SMS Platform software and received a text
inviting them to come up to the DJ Booth to receive their prize.

A picture of the winner was taken and they provided their first name and
mentioned by DJ Jeremy over the PA.

People sure do enjoy winning prizes, and some came running up excited to see
what they won. Overall, dozens of prizes were given away, including The Rankin
Twins CDs “Headaches & Heartbreaks” and “Silver Lining” EPs.

Rankin Twins Artist Spotlight on The Texas Music Scene

“Headaches & Heartbreaks” EP released Feb 26, 2010 has some great tunes as well.

“Headaches & Heartaches”

“I’m Ready”, “Monday Blues”, “Gypsy Girl”, “Breakdown”

The “Silver Lining” EP released May 17, 2011 has
“You Make It Good”, “You Can’t Have It All”, “Million Miles”, “Talk About It”

They also have a forthcoming CD entitled “Moonshine and Maybes” set to release April 23rd.

The Rankin Twins explain what their new “Moonshine and Maybes” album is all about.

“Rain”

“Holding Pattern”

“West Texas Girl”

You can get a FREE download on the song “West Texas Girl” on their website here. You can also pre-order the new CD “Moonshine and Maybes” bundle here.

The Rankins Twins Website

The Rankin Twins Social Connections:

Be sure and “Like” their facebook page and follow them on twitter and other Social sites listed below.
Youtube
facebook
twitter
Pinterest
MySpace
ReverbNation
OurStage
iTunes

facebook.com/TexasCountryMusicJunkie
More Giveaways update: Text TCMJ to 55678

Giveaways at In Cahoots Fullerton

Know of a Texas Artist interested in providing promotional CDs, etc.? Drop us a note in the comments section.

Our next Texas Artist Spotlight will be on Friday April 12. 2013 at In Cahoots in Fullerton and we will be giving away John Slaughter (see our previous post) CDs, as well as Tiffany Houghton CDs and more.

 


 
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John Slaughter Needs a Little Something; and that is for
more people to hear his outstanding CD “Stay For A While”.

TCMJ did a Google search on John Slaughter to see what info could be found,
and then put together a short overview of John Slaughter with links to where
you can find more about him. There are many references to John Slaughter, but
only a few of which are the John Slaughter we are reviewing. To differentiate
himself from some other known John Slaughters, his website is accessed under
JohnSlaughterMusic.com so as not to confuse with the John Slaughter Blues Band.

His facebook page has just under 1,450 “Likes”. And you can listen to his latest
single here, along with some of the other tunes off the CD.

He also has over 1,260 friends on myspace.

He has a small number of followers on twitter: 125. This might be
because all his tweets are promo oriented…no real engagement
with his followers, and Fans want to hear from the artists they like.

John’s youtube channel has a few videos of his performances and some in
studio accoustic perfomances, but no produced music videos at all.

John Slaughter was born in Houston, and now lives in Huntsville, Texas,
and has played with the Roger Creager Band before launching out on his own.
John can play violin, mandolin, guitar, sing harmonies, which he did with Roger
Creager.
He now sings in his own band.

I first found John on the Texas Music Chart. The song was “Need A Little
Something”. I found a free download of the song just for giving my email.
Liked the song so much I went and sampled the whole CD and liked very
much what I heard, so I purchased and downloaded the CD. ( I have since
bought a hard copy….like to read the credits and liner notes.) He has some
writing credits around town, but on his own CD he has writing credits on all
ten of the songs, four of which were written with Jody Booth, four with
Cody Johnson, one with Jody Booth and Doug Deforest, and one he wrote
himself.

This CD is so good! I thoroughly enjoy every single song on it. My favorites
are the title track and current single “Stay For A While”. What a song, can’t
stop listening to it! “Hasn’t Everyone” is another outstanding tune, along with
the afore mentioned tune, “Need A Little Something”. Hard to put them in any
order; they are all so good. From “Single Rose Kind Of Girl”, “You Thought
I’d Never Be”, and “The Broken White Line”, to “Pray For Rain”, “Timbertown”,
and “Back To Me”

John has a great voice, and the musical arrangements are well constructed, and
very well produced. This CD is one of those that after listening to a few times,
had the feeling that I had been listening to it for years. It just resonates with
great lyrics put to great music.

According to an August 16th tweet on his twitter account, “Our new single ‘Stay
for a while’ was released to Texas radio today!” This is no doubt one of if not
the best song on the CD! Just a well written and executed song. Put this on repeat
please!

You can request his current single be played on all the great radio stations that affect
the chart. To see a list of Radio Stations here see downloads tab here on the TMC

This song should make it to the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report,
which give listings of Texas Music Artists and their current singles position.

Be sure and “Like” John’s facebook page, and follow him on twitter…say hi, and listen
on myspace.

Tell him Jeff Willis and TexasCountryMusicJunkie.com told you to.


You can click on any of the blue hyperlinks in this post to go directly to the sites.

Be sure to leave your info in the form up on the
right and I’ll keep you posted on the next post.

Please be sure and help Texas Country Music Junkie by posting a comment.

And be sure to “Like” our facebook page.

See you Junkies around.

John Slaughter’s music can be found at: reverbnation

and itunes and amazon and RFT

Pleas let us know of any broken links or other such things in the comment area. Thanks!

 


 
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And the new #1 on the Texas Music Chart is…
“Interstate” by Randy Rogers Band. (#4)

Hey Jeff Willis here once again at Texas Country Music Junkie .com.
Every Monday TCMJ looks at about 12 songs that are moving up on
the Texas Music Chart, as well as first time appearances on the chart.
(The # in parenthesis is where the song was last week on the chart and
N means it didn’t appear in the top 50. Also some song titles have a link
to the song or video. TCMJF = Texas Music Junkie favorites artist)

Now to the rest…

“Let Me Love You” by Casey Donahew Band is #3. (#5) Song

Reckless Kelly’s “I Hold The Bottle, You Hold The Wheel” is #5. (#7) Video

Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl” jumps to #8. (#14). Video

Outside the top ten we like to look at who is jumping 2 or more spots when possible.

Rich O’Toole’s “The Cricket Song” jumps to #13. (#20) Video

“KMAG YOYO” by Hayes Carll moves to #14. (#19)
Hayes Carll on The Tonight Show performing this song

Aaron Watson leaps to #15 with “Best For Last”. (#24)

“Lie Baby Lie” by Sean McConnell is #16. (#21) Video

“Sounds Like An Angel To Me” by Jason Cassidy is #17. (#23) Video

Outside the top twenty we like to look at who is jumping 5 or more spots when possible.

Rob Baird’s “Blue Eyed Angel” leaps to #21. (#28)

Bart Crow Band’s “She’s The Only Reason” moves to #24. (#29)

“Jesus And Johnny Cash” by Jarrod Birmingham is #27. (#34)
Jarrod Birmingham Feat. Kevin Fowler— Jesus And Johnny Cash

John David Kent & The Dumb Angels’ “My Girl” is #34. (39) Video

“For A While” by Ryan Beaver is #35. (#42)

The Pear Ratz’ “Ozona” is #43. (#48) Video

Below are some songs that were not in the top 50 last week:
#37 No Justice “Gone Ain’t Far Enough”.
#41 Bleu Edmondson “Blood Red Lincoln”.
#42 Mike Ryan “Won’t Let It Show”.
#48 Nick Verzosa “Look Back To Texas”.

Congrats to all.

You can view the Texas Music Chart here.

And Texas Regional Radio Report here.

TRRR gives slight variations on chart positions.

TexasCountryMusicJunkie.com has some big plans coming
up later this year, be sure and stay tuned.

Please be sure and help us get our numbers up on our TCMJ
facebook fanpage by letting your friends know about us by
leaving a comment below, as well as “Like”ing, commentting,
and sharing our facebook page and posts.

Follow us on twitter here.

Join our TCMJ notification list in the upper right of the page.

Until next time this is Jeff Willis and Texas Country Music Junkie .com

P.S. As always, if you find anything that needs correction, or perhaps

a broken link, please let us know.


 
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Hey Jeff Willis here at Texas Country Music Junkie .com.
Every Monday TCMJ looks at about 10 – 12 songs that are
moving up on the Texas Music Chart, as well as first time
appearances on the chart. (The # in parenthesis is where
the song was last week on the chart and N means it didn’t
appear in the top 50. Also some song titles have a link to
the song or video. TCMJF = Texas Music Junkie favorites artist)

We have a new #1!
Jason Boland & the Stragglers’ “Outlaw Band” is #1 (#2) Video

Brandon Rhyder’s “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” is #2. (#4)

“Let Me Love You” by Casey Donahew Band is #5. (#6) Song

#8 is “You’re Not Lookin’ For” by Deryl Dodd (#10)

Granger Smith moves to #9 with “5 More Minutes”. (#11) Video

Rounding out the top 10 is TCMJ Favorite, Jamie Richards at #10
with the song “Easier By Now”. (#12)

Outside the top ten we like to look at who is jumping 2 or more spots when possible.

“Long Way To Get”, by Max Stalling is #11. (#15) Video

Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl” jumps to #14. (#24). Video

TCMJF Sunny Sweeney moves up and is #16 with “From A Table Away” (#17) Video
(Be sure and check out TCMJF Artist Profile here.)

Jake Kellen’s “If Love Was A Road” is #17. (#19)

“KMAG YOYO” by Hayes Carll is #19. (#20)
Hayes Carll on The Tonight Show performing this song

Rich O’Toole’s “The Cricket” is #20. (#25)

Outside the top twenty we like to look at who is jumping 5 or more spots when possible.

Eleven Hundred Springs’ “This Ain’t The First Time” is #27. (#34)

Tejas Brothers’ “Say It Again” is #32. (#39)

“Bar, Guitar & A Honky Tonk Crowd” by Whiskey Myers is #33. (#40)

“Jesus And Johnny Cash” by Jarrod Birmingham is #34. (#46) Video

Kyle Park’s “Heart Of You” is #38. (#42)

John David Kent & The Dumb Angels’ “My Girl” is #39. (47)

Below are some songs that were not in the top 50 last week:

#36 TCMJF James Lann “Halfway To Houston”
#48 Pear Ratz “Ozona”

Congrats to all.

You can view the Texas Music Chart here.

And Texas Regional Radio Report here.
TRRR gives slight variations on chart positions.

Texas Country Music Junkie .com has some big plans coming
up later this year, be sure and stay tuned.

Please be sure and help us get our numbers up on our TCMJ
facebook fanpage by letting your friends know about us by
leaving a comment below, as well as “Like”ing, commentting,
and sharing our facebook page and posts.

Follow us on twitter here.

Join our TCMJ notification list in the upper right of the page.

Until next time this is Jeff Willis and Texas Country Music Junkie .com

P.S. As always, if you find anything that needs correction, or perhaps

a broken link, please let us know.


 
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Hey Jeff Willis here at Texas Country Music Junkie .com.
Every Monday TCMJ looks at about 10 – 12 songs from the Texas Music
and the Texas Music Artists that are moving up on the Texas Music Chart
as well as first time appearances on the chart. (The # in parenthesis is
where the song was last week on the chart and N means it did not appear the
previous week in the top 50. Some song titles have a link to the song or video.)

Once again “Girl In A Truck” by Kevin Fowler, is #1 on the
Texas Music Chart. (#1) Video

(Fans of Kevin Fowler can get a FREE download of this unreleased
song on a special Letter To Fans web page just for fans here.
While there take advantage of Kevin’s upcoming album package.)

Jason Boland & the Stragglers’ “Outlaw Band” is again #2 (#2) Video

Randy Rogers Band’s “Interstate” makes it to #3. (#7) Video

Brandon Rhyder’s “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” is #4. (#6)

“Let Me Love You” by Casey Donahew Band is #6. (#10) Song

“I Hold the Bottle, You Hold the Wheel” by Reckless Kelly is #7. (#12) Video

Rounding out the Top Ten at #10 is “You’re Not Lookin’ For” by Deryl Dodd (#14)

Outside the top ten we like to look at who is jumping 2 or more spots when possible.

Jamie Richards is #12 with the song “Easier By Now”. (#15)

“Long Way To Get”, by Max Stalling is #15. (#17) Video

Sunny Sweeney moves up and is #17 with “From A Table Away” (#18) Video
(Be sure and check out last weeks TCMJ Artist Profile here.)

Outside the top twenty we like to look at who is jumping 5 or more spots when possible.

Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl” jumps to #24. (#43). Video

Bart Crow Band’s “She’s The Only Reason” is #30. (#38)

Eleven Hundred Springs’ “This Ain’t The First Time” is #34. (#39)

“Bar, Guitar & A Honky Tonk Crowd” by Whiskey Myers is #40. (#47)

“Jesus And Johnny Cash” by Jarrod Birmingham is #46. (#50) Video

Below are some songs making their first appearances on the chart:
#42 Kyle Park “Heart Of You”.
#47 John David Kent & The Dumb Angels “My Girl”.
#48 Six Market Blvd. “Silence In Me”.
#49 Jon Brewer¬† “Texas Corn”.

Congrats to all.

You can view the Texas Music Chart here.

And Texas Regional Radio Report here.
TRRR gives slight variations on chart positions.

The Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Show Round 2 is closed.
To vote You MUST be a TRR Music Association Member!
Final Round coming up! Find out more here.

(You might ask why I only cover the Texas Music Chart and not
Texas Regional Radio Report? It has been because of the day
of release is more convenient for me…late Friday vs late Sunday)

TexasCountryMusicJunkie.com has some big plans coming
up later this year, be sure and stay tuned.

Please be sure and help us get our numbers up on our TCMJ
facebook fanpage by letting your friends know about us by
leaving a comment below, as well as “Like”ing, comentting,
and sharing our facebook page and posts.

Follow us on twitter here.

Join our TCMJ notification list in the upper right of the page.

Until next time this is Jeff Willis and Texas Country Music Junkie .com

P.S. As always, if you find anything that needs correction, or perhaps

a broken link, please let us know below.


 
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She grew up plain and simple in a farming town.
Her daddy played the fiddle and used to do the calling when they had hoedowns.
She said the neighbors would come and they’d move all my grandma’s furniture ’round.
And there’d be twenty or more there on the old wooden floor, dancin’ to a country sound.

Hi, Jeff Willis here, Texas Country Music Junkie .com.
Our artist spotlight is on…

Sunny Sweeney, the Next Big Something

Although she has a song entitled “The Next Big Nothing”, Sunny Sweeney
is anything but. With one CD out, a new song from a current EP on the
Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report, and a song on
the recently released Waylon Jennings Tribute, Sweeney has caught
her audiences attention and promises to be the Next Big Something.

Born in Houston, Texas, Sunny has played the Grand Ole Opry, the
first time being March 2, 2007; she recently played her 18th time there.

While she has had many jobs she “just isn’t the 8 to 5 kind of person”.
After giving improve and stand up a go in New York, Sweeny returned
to Texas and began playing to audiences after chating with a friend,
and hasn’t let up since.

TCMJ did a Google search to see what info can be found and then
put together a short overview of Sunny Sweeney with links to where
the reader

can find a bit more. The Info we found are as follows:

Unfortunately, her domain name is not currently working. The domain
name used to redirect to her myspace page.

There are well over 15,000 “Like”s to her facebook page.

Over 14,000 friends on myspace.

She has a little over 2,000 followers on twitter.

Sunny Sweeney’s youtube channel has a couple of production videos.

You’ll get a whole bunch of fan videos when you type in
Sunny Sweeny youtube on Google or click here

She can also be found on Radio Free Texas and you can request
and listen to her music there, as well as a great number Texas Artists.

According to examiner.com “These days, she has been busy songwriting
with the likes of Pam Tillis, preparing for a new album, playing the
Grand Ole Opry, and recording a cut on the upcoming Waylon Jennings
tribute album. Having an influence of Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard.
Kitty Wells, Dolly Parton, and many other traditional artists, it
is evident that she is helping preserve traditional country music.

Recently, she was asked to sing “Good Hearted Woman” with Jessi
Coulter with Jessi Colter on a Waylon Jennings Tribute. She is
also singing with Randy Houser on “Ramblin Man” on the tribute
album. Houser is one that she would love to co-write a song with
one day and has been brought up several times through other
connections.The tribute album will be released later in 2010.”

Volume one of the Tribute was released on February 8, 2011.

Click here to see the full Examiner article.

Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame, Sunny’s only full CD so far, was
released in March of 2007, is a thoroughly refreshing CD of great
songs, three of which were releashed as singles; “If I Could”, “Ten
Years Pass”, and “East Texas Pines”. Although good songs, none of
these singles charted.

TCMJ favorite cuts are the cover of “Mama’s Opry” and “Lavender
Blue”. Other stand outs are “Refresh My Memory”, “Here Lately”,
“16th Avenue”, “Next Big Nothing”, “Slow Swinging Western Tunes”,
the title track “Heartbreakers Hall Of Fame”, and the released
“If I Could”.

“Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame” is a must have CD for any serious country fan.

Sunny Sweeney was signed to Republic Nashville as the first artist of the
joint venture between a couple labels, with her first single from the EP,
“From A Table Away”, released June 28, 2010 debuting #58 on the
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for that same week.

And is currently #18 on the Texas Music Chart, and #26 on TRRR.

Her second release is Sunny Sweeney Ep and was released January 18, 2011,
Reportedly produced by Brett Beavers featuring a track co-written by Radney
Foster, although I haven’t seen the credits. My purchase was Mp3…No liner notes.

Every song on the 5 cut Ep is great. “Amy”, “Drink Myself Single”,
“Helluva Heart”, and “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving” round out
the EP. Sunny Sweeney EP, another must have for any country collection.

Sunny Sweeny’s “From A Table Away” on My Kind of Country

A few additional places to read on Sunny are as follows:

A Taste of Country – lots of good articles on country music.

A good review of “Heartbreaker’s Hall Of Fame” at MyKindOf Country

Sunny on wikipedia

Sunny Sweeney on Opry.com.

Sunny’s latest song “From A Table Away” is #18 on the Texas Music Chart.

If you like her music, then you can help her by requesting her current

single be played on all the great radio stations that affect the chart.

See the Radio Station Info here.

You can also see Sunny Sweeney (at #26) and other Country Music Artists on the Texas Regional Radio Report which gives a listing of the¬† Texas Country Music Artist and their current single’s position.

Be sure to become a fan of Sunny on facebook, and follow her on twitter.

Tell her Jeff Willis and TexasCountryMusicJunkie.com told you to.

You can click on any of the blue hyperlinks in this post to go directly to the links.

Mama’s Opry lyrics by Iris Dement

She grew up plain and simple in a farming town.
Her daddy played the fiddle and used to do the calling when they had hoedowns.
She said the neighbors would come and they’d move all my grandma’s furniture ’round.
And there’d be twenty or more there on the old wooden floor,dancin’ to a country sound.

The Carters and Jimmy Rodgers played her favorite songs.
And on Saturday nights there was a radio show and she’d sing along.
I’ll never forget her face when she revealed to me,
That she’d dreamed about singing at The Grand Ol’ Opry.

Her eyes, oh, how they sparkled when she sang those songs.
She was hanging the clothes on the line, I was a kid just a hummin’ along.
Well, I’d be playing in the grass, to her, what might’ve seemed, obliviously.
There ain’t no doubt about it: she sure made her mark on me.

She played old gospel records on the phonograph.
She turned them up loud and we’d sing along, how those days have passed.
Just now that I am older it occurs to me,
That I was singing in the grandest opry.

And we sang Sweet Rose of Sharon, Abide With Me,
‘Til I ride The Gospel Ship to Heaven’s Jubilee.
And In That Great Triumphant Morning my soul will be free,
And My Burdens Will Be Lifted when my Saviour’s face I see.

So I Don’t Want to Get Adjusted to This World below,
But I know He’ll Pilot Me ’til it comes time to go.
Oh, nothing on this earth is half as dear to me,
As the sound of my Mama’s Opry

And we sang Sweet Rose of Sharon, Abide With Me,
‘Til I ride The Gospel Ship to Heaven’s Jubilee.
And In That Great Triumphant Morning my soul will be free,
And My Burdens Will Be Lifted when my Saviour’s face I see.

So I Don’t Want to Get Adjusted to This World below,
But I know He’ll Pilot Me ’til it comes time to go.
Oh, nothing on this earth is half as dear to me,
As the sound of my Mama’s Opry


 
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Hey Jeff Willis here at Texas Country Music Junkie .com.
Every Monday TCMJ looks at about 10 – 12 songs that are
moving up on the Texas Music Chart, as well as first time
appearances on the chart. (The # in parenthesis is where
the song was last week on the chart and N means it didn’t
appear in the top 50 previously. Also some song titles
have a link to the song or video.)

Congrats to Kevin Fowler, “Girl In A Truck” is #1 for the 2nd
week in a row on the Texas Music Chart. (#1)
Video
(Fans of Kevin Fowler can get a FREE download of this unreleased
song on a special Letter To Fans web page just for fans here.
While there take advantage of Kevin’s upcoming album package.)

Right behind Kevin Fowler’s #1 song is “Outlaw Band” at #2 by
Jason Boland & the Stragglers. (#5) Video

Brandon Rhyder’s “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” is #6. (#10)

Randy Rogers Band’s “Interstate” makes it to #7. (#13) Video

Rounding out the top 10 is “Let Me Love You” by Casey Donahew Band. (#11) Song

Outside the top ten we like to look at who is jumping 5 or more spots.

After 2 weeks on the chart, Aaron Watson makes a big jump to #25
with “Best For Last”. (#46)

Jackson Taylor’s “Boys In The Band” is #34. (N) Video

“Tomorrow Is Gone” by Charlie Montague is #33. (#40) Video

Tejas Brothers jump up to #36 with “Say It Again”. (#45) Video

And “Breakin’ Stuff” by George Ducas is #40. (#49) Video

Below are some songs making their first appearances on the chart:

#26, Rich O’Toole jumps into the chart “The Cricket Song”.
#38, Bart Crow Band pops in with “She’s The Only Reason”.
#39, Eleven Hundred Springs’ with “This Ain’t The First Time”.
#43, Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl”.
#46, Ryan Beaver’s “For A While”.
#47 is “Bar, Guitar & A Honky Tonk Crowd” by Whiskey Myers.
And #50 is “Jesus And Johnny Cash” by Jarrod Birmingham.

Congrats to all.

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