SHE THINKS I STILL CARE

A traditional Country & Western blog. A counterpart to Old Soul.

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-Ricky

The Archive

7th September 12

Anonymous said: Just discovered your blog, and am extremely impressed. Any chance of some (or indeed lots) Carl and Pearl Butler. Particular favourites of mine. The world needs to be re-acquainted with them. To start with "Heartaches for Lunch", a majestic song.

Thanks! Wish I posted more. I will!

13th January 12

Charley Pride - Kaw-Liga

11th January 12
They’re cute together.
jugtownradio:

JUSTIN TUBB & SKEETER DAVIS

They’re cute together.

jugtownradio:

JUSTIN TUBB & SKEETER DAVIS

(via countryhixs)

27th December 11
countryhixs:




via Tim Napalm Stegall
Now, how can you LIVE without owning a genuine Conway Twitty Tribute Pistol? I know I wanna be firing off some live ammo when I hear “It’s Only Make Believe….”

countryhixs:


Now, how can you LIVE without owning a genuine Conway Twitty Tribute Pistol? I know I wanna be firing off some live ammo when I hear “It’s Only Make Believe….”

6th December 11
That Christmas Spirit - A Both Kinds of Music Mixtape

countryandwestern:

As promised, here are all the tunes I posted over the past couple weeks. A manic-depressive mix that’ll go swell with your Christmas Eve. Share and enjoy!

1.     Marty Robbins - One of You (In Every Size)

2.     Buck Owens - Blue Christmas Lights

3.     Loretta Lynn - To Heck With Ole Santa Claus

4.     Jack Scott - There’s Trouble Brewin’

5.     Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - When It’s Christmas On The Range

6.     The Barnstompers - Christmas Boogie

7.     George Jones & Tammy Wynette - Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

8.     Merle Haggard - If We Make It Through December

9.     Red Simpson - Truckin’ Trees For Christmas

10. Bill Monroe - Christmas Time’s A-Coming

11. Trailer Trash - Mele Kalikimaka

12. Loudon Wainwright III - Suddenly It’s Christmas

13. Mike Ireland & Holler - Christmas Past

14. Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas From The Family

15. Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours - I’ll Be Walkin’ The Floor This Christmas

16. Caitlin Rose - Pretty Paper

17. BR-549 - Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up Our Christmas

18. John Denver - Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)

19. Johnny Cash - Christmas As I Knew It

20. Hank Snow - Reindeer Boogie

21. Buck Owens - Jingle Bells

22. Trailer Trash - You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

23. Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa

(Source: bothkindsofmusic)

28th November 11
Mainstream country, as in top 40, is not country music, it’s pop music.  Simple as that.  The package it comes in, laden with a cheap, deliberate drawl, trite twang and cheesy thematic material is simply there to make the consumer feel like they’re participating in a particular of culture or tradition.  It’s simply a branding, a label, a consumer identity.  Make no mistake, modern country music is pop music.  As pop as Lady Gaga.  Designed and focus group-tested to sell. -Ricky

Mainstream country, as in top 40, is not country music, it’s pop music.  Simple as that.  The package it comes in, laden with a cheap, deliberate drawl, trite twang and cheesy thematic material is simply there to make the consumer feel like they’re participating in a particular of culture or tradition.  It’s simply a branding, a label, a consumer identity.  Make no mistake, modern country music is pop music.  As pop as Lady Gaga.  Designed and focus group-tested to sell. -Ricky

(Source: country-confessions)

7th October 11
merlin:

ilovecharts:

Hank Williams - Move It On Over

Awesome song
Totally ripped off for “Rock Around the Clock”
The More You Know™

merlin:

ilovecharts:

Hank Williams - Move It On Over

  1. Awesome song
  2. Totally ripped off for “Rock Around the Clock”

The More You Know™

(via spenceacola)

21st September 11

The Davis Sisters - Come Back To Me

A true heartbreaker.

28th July 11

wtf Unknown Hinson 21 Chart-Toppers (by yamtastic)

11th July 11

countryandwestern:

George Jones - The Window Up Above

(Source: bothkindsofmusic)