Merle Haggard

There’s More to Life Than Jokes

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Golf and Guitars 2015: Boys and Girls

Were it not for radio-ready Southern rock(ish) ensemble A Thousand Horses' trio of sashaying background vocalists, you wouldn't have seen one female performer take the stage at last Tuesday night's Golf & Guitars Children's Charity Concert at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento. There were plenty of women in the audience, though, and plenty of men eager to sing to them from the stage. A Thousand Horses professed true, non-inebriated love with "(This Ain't No) Drunk Dial." The … [Read More...]

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Talking Golf & Guitars with Ken Morton Jr.

One neat thing I've been able to do as a result of running this site is attend the annual Golf & Guitars Charity Concert at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento.┬áHere's my write-up on the 2014 event. This year's Golf & Guitars is just ahead on May 18-19 (the golfing and general admission show happen on the 19th), with performers set to include Josh Turner, Love & Theft, Jon Pardi, Jason Michael Carroll, A Thousand Horses, Old Dominion, Swon Brothers, Michael Ray, One Flew South, Joel Crouse, … [Read More...]

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Backtrack: Steel Magnolia, “Keep On Lovin’ You”

Review originally published at the late, great The 9513 in September 2009. The couple has since split up and parted ways creatively, but its female half - Meghan Linsey - is included in the batch of new, undiscovered (cough) talent competing on the current season of NBC's The Voice. Never mind that Linsey was previously Taylor Swift's labelmate and Blake Shelton's opening act. As past Nashville Star and American Idol contestants can attest, winning a television singing competition isn't the … [Read More...]