Loretta Lynn, a singer who greatly expanded the opportunities for women in the male-dominated world of country-western music, is born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Born Loretta Webb in a log cabin nestled in the backwoods hills of Kentucky, she was the daughter of a coal miner who worked long hours to keep his family fed and clothed. They married a year later, and she gave birth to her first child when she was 14 years old. Lynn had three more children before she was 21 and was a grandmother at Lynn seemed destined for a hard life raising her growing family in a three-room house with no running water or indoor plumbing. By the mids, Lynn was one of the most successful female performers in country-western music.
Graduation marks the end of one chapter of your life and the start of an exciting new one! And while you’re so looking forward to the journey ahead , saying goodbye to the friends and teachers who have been by your side isn’t easy. To help you get through all the nerve-racking, totally scary, completely exhilarating moments of graduation , here are 25 songs that capture exactly what you’re feeling.
Check them out and add ’em to your playlist as you count down the days until it’s time to rock that cap and gown. Drake’s greatest masterpiece, Take Care , has a song for almost every mood and celebrating, including graduation.
1 song “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and later published a book by the same name, and A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Lynn reinvigorated her career in In , Lynn had her highest-charting single to date with the No.
One of country music’s most compelling rags-to-riches figures, American singer and songwriter Tammy Wynette — rose from dire poverty to become the first female performer to sell a million albums in her genre. Dubbed the “First Lady of Country Music,” she racked up 57 Top 40 country hits between and and won dozens of awards from her industry peers. Despite worldwide acclaim and riches, the singer-songwriter did not enjoy a particularly happy life and her death remains a controversial subject.
When Wynette was only eight months old, her father died of a brain tumor. Subsequently her mother, Mildred, left her with grandparents while she took a wartime factory job in Birmingham, Alabama. Chopping cotton and baling hay on her grandfather’s farm for spending money, the youngster discovered her musical inclinations at age nine when she began picking out little melodies on her father’s old instruments.
She first sang publicly in church and liked it so well that she began attending two different churches so she could sing even more. Teaming with high school friend Linda Cayson, she sang gospel tunes at church events, on local radio, and even attempted a little Everly Brothers style rock’n’roll on local television. However, at age 17, she married Euple Byrd, an itinerant carpenter, and the routine of a housewife and mother temporarily buried her career ambitions. By all accounts, the marriage was a rocky one, heavy on financial burdens and light on luxuries, and it ended five years later in a nasty divorce and an even nastier child custody battle.
Supporting children on her salary as a beautician proved tough, especially when her third child developed spinal meningitis. Hoping to raise money to pay doctor bills, she began to sing locally again. After suffering rejections from United Artists, Hickory, and Kapp, producer Billy Sherrill took pity on the desperate singer-songwriter and signed her to Epic Records. Sherrill is best known today as the architect of the “Countrypolitan” sound, a country music hybrid that employs large dollops of adult contemporary strings and vocal chorus.
From Florida Georgia Line to Dolly Parton, these superstars have been shaping the country music scene for years — and their incredible talent and hard work have earned them equally incredible fortunes. Click through to read more about the richest celebrities in every state. In just six months, the record clocked million streams and then million streams faster than any other country song in history.
The track broke a record when it spent 25 consecutive weeks in the No. During an August road tour, Jon Pardi celebrated at a Sacramento concert stop near where he grew up. The reason for the party?
Charles Elliott Wicks (born June 20, ) is an American country music artist and radio In August , Wicks began dating fellow country singer Julianne Hough, who is a Fulmer said the song “hit [him] like a ton of bricks,” so he contacted Wicks, arranging a private performance at his daughter Courtney’s wedding.
What are the best country songs about family? Family is everything for many people. Though sometimes families get on our nerves, at the end of the day, you know they love you. These country songs are all about families and the ups and downs that come with them. Songs have the ability to make us feel. We often feel an emotional connection to songs, particularly country songs. The southern and country way of life has a long history of family values, and good country songs reflect that culture.
Many families even perform together as country groups, sometimes even performing family songs. The best of these family country songs are the ones we listen to on repeat, and feel the strongest connection to. Country family songs are often the most moving of these songs because they tell happy and familiar stories. These best country songs about family provide kind of emotional connection that musicians hope people seek in their music.
The old joke about country music is that if you play a song backwards, you get your job and your spouse back, and your dog comes home. Here are 10 moments that rank as some of the saddest country songs of all time. Still, the song made an impact with future generations.
Well, some of the most romantic stories become country love songs. Their first crack at dating didn’t last, but they remained friends. The “You Look Like I Need A Drink” singer and his wife now have three daughters.
Of all the things in life that I am looking forward to the most, one day becoming a dad is at the top of my list. One of the people who I look up to most is my dad and if I can become half the man he is then I know that I will make it in this world. Speaking from my own experience my dad taught me things that my mom never could have. Country music has a lot to say about dads and how they teach their kids. In addition, Country music speaks to the uglier parts of fatherhood like divorce and absenteeism, and the love as well as the fear that comes with raising a child.
The ten songs on this list were chosen to represent different aspects of fatherhood. In addition, each song has some sort of lesson or moral in regards to being a father. The majority of Country songs about dads are from the perspective of sons because the majority of Country Music artists are male, but in this classic by Reba McEntire we get the perspective of a daughter growing up with an emotionally unavailable father.
So, fathers, while showing love by providing financially for a family is important, some dads might forget to tell their kids that they love them. In the second geographic heartbreak song of the list, based on the experiences of one of the band members, this father talks to his kids on the phone as he is on the road. Navigating a divorce with children is tough, and getting back on the market and dating with kids can be just as hard.
In this moving song Brad Paisley sings from the perspective of a son who learned to become a man with the help of his step-dad. Every father reminisces to when their child was small and they were were the hero in their lives. Being a father is preparing your kids for the world and feeling a little heartbroken when they are ready to go.
Dads guide us through life the best way they can, whether that be by sharing memorable moments, teaching us valuable lessons or just giving us butterfly kisses before bed. With Father’s Day upon us, The Boot has compiled this list of tunes — from both a poppa’s perspective and a child’s — that run the gamut of emotions we feel about fatherhood. In , Allan showed the country world his paternal side, as “Tough Little Boys,” the first single from his platinum-selling See If I Care album, became his second No.
This father of three and stepfather of three assured fans everywhere that even a tough guy can have his heart melted by fatherhood. Strait is no stranger to songs about the relationship between a father and his kiddos, but perhaps the most understated of these is “The Best Day,” the only single from his compilation, Latest Greatest Straitest Hits , which gave the icon his 36th No.
In the tune, the narrator takes pride in the moments a son describes as the “best” of his life.
Brown is the eldest daughter of former U.S Senator Scott Brown, who served in the Senate from and Gail Huff, a former WCVB.
For Tamala Georgette Jones, her pedigree has been very much a mixed blessing. Much of her childhood was about divorce. Tammy and George divorced when Georgette was 4. They were living in Florida, where George was busy restoring an old plantation house and building a country music theme park around it. His dream was to be able to stop touring, get off the road for good and stay home and play shows there. Unfortunately, his business sense and acumen never kept pace with his dreams.
And although he and Tammy continued to love each other and to tour and play concerts together, they were unable to remain a couple. All George really wanted in life was to be able to be left alone to pursue his interests, writes Georgette. And all Tammy ever sought throughout her life was a Prince Charming of her own, a strong champion to take care of and protect her.
Neither of them was able to achieve those goals. Tammy died of an apparent prescription drug overdose before she could, and George seemed to finally get his wish after his marriage to his wife Nancy. After Tammy divorced George, she ran through a number of unhappy marriages — disastrously for Georgette and her sisters from previous marriages.
In fact, with his new album in tow, just ask him: he’s only just begun! Over the past few years, the country crooner has received an armful of Canadian Country Music Association Awards, including two straight wins for Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Fans’ Choice. With diversity and excitement as two of Kissel’s key words when describing the new album, he delivers two mega duets, first with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and country music icon Charley Pride, and second with Megadeath’s founder and frontman: Dave Mustaine.
This record is designed to disarm the listener of any previous perceptions they may have had of Brett Kissel and his music. As the only Canadian to ever tour with Garth Brooks, one of planet earth’s top selling artists, Kissel notes, “Playing with Garth is impossible to effectively describe.
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David McClister. Old Yellow Moon is just one in a long string of duet discs from Emmylou Harris. I started as a harmony singer, that was his way to kind of sneakily turn me onto this extraordinary body of music, and in singing country music I really found the place that my voice was supposed to be. Emmylou Harris is fond of telling a story about the time in the ’60s when she wrote a six-page letter to folk icon Pete Seeger, asking him whether she could authentically sing his style of music if she didn’t come from a truly rustic, hardscrabble background.
Seeger wrote back, telling her that she shouldn’t worry about suffering, life will happen and there’s nothing she can do about it. The earnestness and authenticity that a young Emmylou expressed in that letter says an awful lot about Harris as a singer, one of country music’s all-time greats. Harris’ heartbreaking vibrato doesn’t soar. It cuts like a knife.