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  2. WHM Day 31: Come On Take The Torch and Run

    Well WHM is over- Haha!! NO it’s NOT because you’ll celebrate women all year long, right? And men too, right? But sadly it is the end of our musical journey through country music and while we had a GREAT look back at some fantastic artists I will leave you with the future, at least the future that I think will be burn’ down the barn proper in the years to come. Acts takin’ the torch onward and takin’ the torch to the roots to grow something new.

    And to be CLEAR this barn burnin’ WILL NOT be spearheaded by Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, or Miranda Lambert… because seriously, “The country you hear on the radio feels poppy but without the originality of pop.” to quote Emmylou Harris. So we go out with a blowout!!! Enjoy, dance you asses off, and thanks for listening!

    Carolina Chocolate Drops - Country Girl

    Alabama Shakes - Always Alright

    Shovels and Rope - O’ Be Joyful

    Ashley Monroe - Weed Instead Of Roses

    The Trishas - Trouble All About My Soul

    Holly Williams - Drinkin’

    The Stairwell Sisters - Sugar Hill

    Cherryholmes - I Can Only Love You (So Much)

    Miss Leslie and her Jook Jointers - Wrong Is What I Do Best

    Ruby Jane - Ticket Out

    Valerie June - Working Woman’s Blues

    Eileen Jewel - Whenever They Say Your Name

    Samantha Crain - For The Miner

    Mozella - Amnesia

    Rachel Harrington - Love Him Or Leave Him To Me

    Nicole Atkins - Girl You Look Amazing

    Hurray For The Riff Raff - Look Out Mama

    Lindi Ortega - Waitin’ On My Luck To Change

    Sarah Jarosz - Come On Up To The House

     

  3. Two legends… wow YouTube users once again bring to light some great live footage!

     

  4. From L to R T to B we have the next generation of icons and legends in country music:

    Kathy Mattea
    Shelby Lynne
    Suzy Bogguss
    Trisha Yearwood
    The Dixie Chicks
    Chely Wright
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Rosanne Cash
    Nanci Griffith
    Wynonna Judd
    Rosie Flores
    Laurie Morgan
    Pam Tillis
    Carlene Carter
    Patty Loveless

     

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  10. WHM Day 30: Sunday Morning Heartache

    Awwww… this is our second to last day of WHM and what a ride! Wow! Looking back over this music it is just criminal more people don’t listen to or play these acts, especially on country radio! And with that angry and dour note let’s kick off our heartbreak with the greatest Patsy Cline…

    Patsy Cline - Crazy

    Mary Chapin Carpenter - He Thinks He’ll Keep Her

    Mary Chapin is one of those country acts like Nanci Griffith that often flies under most country fans radars but musicians LOVE HER like crazy. She is a great songwriter, one of my recent favorites for sure.

    Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache

    Rosanne Cash is from country royalty and is country royalty. It would impossible for anyone to get out from under the all powerful shadow of Johnny Cash and June Carter but somehow Rosanne did it and paved for herself a highly respected career.

     
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