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Post by Dee » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:36 pm

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Eighty-three-year-old Loretta Lynn, another artistic peer of Glen Campbell's, recently released her 118th* album, "Full Circle", earlier this year, her 56th year in the music business. According to her daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, Full Circle has been the "highest debuting album of the year", and hope is high for an ensuing Grammy Award. Full Circle is Loretta's first new studio album in over 10 years and is comprised of a mixture of recordings inspired by Appalachian folk songs Lynn learned as a child and newer versions of past hits. Produced by Patsy and John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, the album includes duets with Elvis Costello and the venerable Willie Nelson. Spin Magazine describes Full Circle as "an afternoon on the front porch listening to Lynn tell you her life story, a trajectory with an impact that no single disc could ever fully sum up.”

One of the album's tracks, "Who's Gonna Miss Me?", written by LL and Lola Jean Dillon, is a sad lament about mortality; different and yet similar to Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You". Loretta's penned song was based on her devastating life experiences with losses of loved ones; Loretta has outlived her husband and two of her children.

I recently saw Loretta Lynn in concert. I felt she truly embodies the title many people use when referring to Loretta: "Queen of Country Music". Seated onstage throughout her concert, she sat regally in a chair, her back straight, her head held up high, dressed in a long red-sequined dress; sans guitar. She was quick to give her band, "The Coal Miners", commands but also joked with them at length. Loretta sang hit after hit including her mega hit song "Coal Miner's Daughter". At one point, she mentioned to the audience that for the last four years on or around the 4th of July holiday, she has held a "Remember Conway Twitty Weekend" at her home in Tennessee. Artists and family members gather to sing Conway Twitty songs and share memories about Twitty; this event means a lot to her. (Twitty passed away in 1993.)

Loretta's daughter Patsy is a twin, and Patsy and her sister, Peggy, opened the concert with a couple of songs. They are pictured below. Loretta's grandson, Anthony, helped to work the merch table in the lobby. Similar to Willie Nelson on tour, Loretta's tour is a family affair.

Below are a few pictures I took. The coal miner logo photos are from Loretta Lynn's tour bus; a strong logo for a strong woman.
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*according to Patsy and Loretta's count of albums

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Post by Dee » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:19 am

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KENNY ROGERS ANNOUNCES FIRST SET OF FINAL WORLD TOUR DATES

After more than 50 years in the music business and 120 million albums sold world-wide, Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers is now embarked on his final tour “The Gambler’s Last Deal”. In concert, Kenny performs his hit songs and shares historical film footage, photographs and stories from his successful career as an entertainer.

He also pays homage to the early country stars that paved the way for other musicians. Kenny explains:
“I’m doing a song in the new show that’s so perfect — Jimmy Webb wrote it — he wrote all of Glen Campbell’s songs — and it’s called ‘They Just Don’t Make ’Em Like You Anymore,’ ” he said. “And I’m doing it all with pictures of the old artists in there to show my respect.”
Kenny explains the importance of music to him:
“Music is the great memory maker of all times. You remember the songs you heard that you loved and you remember where you were when you heard them.” . . . “The journey is what makes the career so exciting, not the songs,” he said. “The songs are how I remember the journey.”
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Source: Kenny Rogers and ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ / Ventura County Star (CA) - June 24, 2016

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Post by Dee » Tue May 24, 2016 3:39 pm

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Jeff Dayton was Glen Campbell's bandleader for 15 years and credits Glen for a "deep education in every part of being an artist". After working with Glen, Jeff continued to tour with Lee Greenwood and Kenny Chesney and has remained active in the music industry, writing, recording, performing, touring and more. Earlier this year, we posted about Jeff's new tribute concerts to Glen.

Jeff has now released a new album titled "Back To You" with 12 original songs. At this time, the album is available in digital format on CD Baby. Below is CD Baby's link if you would like to listen to excerpts from his songs and learn more about this new release. Congrats, Jeff Dayton!

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Post by Dee » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:56 pm

What a perfect line Glen gave you, Randy. (Also true!) And it makes for a great story!
Thank you for sharing your fireman story, too. Glen's remembering you as a firefighter showed a tremendous sign of respect for you and for your profession.
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Post by Cowpoke » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:44 am

Great stories Randy. Moments to cherish for sure!


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Post by Randy » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:32 am

All of Glen's show's were great Dee. No standout, but I do remember the time , after I stood and applauded after almost every song and the most of the rest of the audience didn't, that he turned right to me, and said " Now there's a man with good taste". And one , I shook hands with him and he remembered me from the shirt's I had wore up there in the past that said "firefighter" and he called me fireman and that made me proud that he remembered as I wasn't wearing one that night. Glen Campbell was flat out the best of the best and I'll always cherish those memories!



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Post by Dee » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:11 pm

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"I've often played Pet Sounds and cried." - Paul McCartney
"Without Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper wouldn't have happened... Pepper was an attempt to equal Pet Sounds." - George Martin
Thirty years ago, Brian Wilson put his soul right on vinyl, and nobody...not even Brian has ever been able to consistently recapture the special moment that was is and always will be Pet Sounds. - David Leaf
Brian Wilson continues to add concert dates to his 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds Tour.
At least two concerts were added to the already jamming schedule just this week!
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BTW, I discovered a cool website with session information identifying the Pet Sounds tracks that Glen Campbell played on as well as other detailed information related to the album.
The information may or may not be completely accurate, according to the site; however, I believe the website is worth a visit if "Pet Sounds" is an album you already dig or one you want to learn more about.
See also the footnotes on the bottom of this page regarding documentation / research / AFM contracts.

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Post by Dee » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:53 pm

A friend of mine mentioned that he is seeing Johnny Rivers on tour, Randy. Next weekend actually.
Maybe Rivers will be in your area this year?
You are fortunate to have seen Glen Campbell in concert so many times, probably seeing most or all of the arc ("ARK" :)) of his career.
Does any one concert stand out for you?
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Post by Mike Joyce » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:07 pm

I agree with you on that Randy, B.J. Thomas was a great performer. Did he sing a lot of gospel songs in his shows or am I thinking of someone else.



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Post by Randy » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:11 pm

Two of Glen's musical peers that I have never seen live but wish I would have or hope to in the future is Johnny Rivers and BJ Thomas.

I consider myself lucky and fortunate to have attended as many of Glen's shows as I did.... He performed in Branson for years, then after that was able to catch him in Arkansas three more times I think it was. Probably around a dozen total shows.



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