Country Catalyst – A Kentucky Keepsake

Regular visitors to the GMC might remember that the Special Feature known as Country Catalyst is my humble effort to bring new fans to the genre by spotlighting a classic song. Today's choice might be familiar to many because it's been a hit in several different styles, but "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" has kept its … Continue reading Country Catalyst – A Kentucky Keepsake

Country Catalyst – Remembering A Dreamy Song

Seems to me that we're overdue for another edition of Country Catalyst. For those who don't know or remember, CC is the newest of our Special Features, and it offers the chance to spotlight classic country songs that had something extra -- the ability to make new fans among folks who usually don't care for … Continue reading Country Catalyst – Remembering A Dreamy Song

The Sixth Passenger – Hawkshaw Hawkins

I've written before about the 1959 plane crash at Clear Lake, which claimed the lives of three rock and roll stars -- Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. I've also written about an eerily-similar accident that occurred a few years later, one involving country music headliners Cowboy Copas and Patsy Cline. But there … Continue reading The Sixth Passenger – Hawkshaw Hawkins