Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Country Music Month: The Texas Connection - Halls Of Fame, Texas Style

I am going to spare you of my usual bullshit wit and expertise on Country Music in this post. The reasons are twofold - 1) the links I am embedding in this article don't need any nitwit expert opinion because it's hard to improve upon their content and 2) the Texas Rangers made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 and I can actually watch the games as long as they are in the playoffs! We don't see the Rangers on the tube much here in Maine, so I am pretty stoked about it.

Today is the sixth day of Country Music Month and would have been my Dad's 72nd birthday. Today also marks the 28th anniversary of my Grandma's (Dad's Mom) burial, so it's a bit of a melancholy day to say the least. I was very close to Grandma and there has not been a day in the last 28 years that I haven't thought about her. I love and miss you both, Dad and Grandma.

I am going to post some links for you to explore at your leisure. I looked at all the sites that will be linked and they all are outstanding places to learn more about country music history and your favorite artists and maybe some favorites of your Dad or Grandma.

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame - located in Carthage in East Texas, this facility is an outstanding tribute to the best of Texas country music. Wikipedia has a list of the Best of the Best.

Texas Music Office - this site has a list of names representing the Cream of the Crop in Texans who have made a name for themselves in the field of Country Music. Each name is clickable and will re-direct you to a page with more info on that artist.

I've gotta run - the game is on. :)  Thanks for stopping by!

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