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Country Music Legends Turned Off By Radio But They Won’t Be Silenced

Originally published in the October 28, 1997 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  Story by Richard Haydan and Catharine Rambeau Their names come up in any argument about the greatest country singer of all time: George Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton. These legends of country music are part of a generation that’s still recording…MORE

Glen Campbell’s Star-Studded Road to Success—Thanks to Uncle Dick

Glen Campbell’s Star-Studded Road to Success—Thanks to Uncle Dick

Originally published in the February 25, 1997 issue of Country Weekly magazine. It’s a long way from playing for ice-cream cones to recording with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Nat “King” Cole. And it’s a long way from there to becoming a star. Just ask Glen Campbell, who went from sharecropping to sharing studios with…MORE

Merle Haggard: From Convict to King of the Hill (1994)

Merle Haggard: From Convict to King of the Hill (1994)

Originally published in the Oct. 18, 1994 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  Once, Merle Haggard could see no further than the walls of San Quentin prison. Today he views life from the top of the world of country music—the newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. A star-studded tribute album and a television special add to…MORE

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New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.