Archive for September 21st, 2011

The always entertaining country music newsletter by Doug Davis has been away for a while but is now appearing again, ¬†although not on a daily basis. Davis tells me he’s hoping to get back to once a week.

I think Davis has had some health problems but is feeling better.

His newsletter is available by subscription. He has a website where you can sign up for the newsletter:


The newsletter features the  Story Behind the Song feature, a question and answer section on country music history and trivia, and my favorite, the number one song on this date for six different years in country music history.

There are also columns by Jack Blanchard and Bill Morrison who writes on country music history.

As his readers know, Davis is: owner/publisher/managing editor/writer/gopher/chief cook and bottle washer.

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Here’s a little homily I’m sure some of you will like. I found it on the Facebook website for the movie ‘The Last Ride’. It was posted by someone called Christopher Townsend. Here’s the page: ‘The Last Ride’.

And here’s the quote with a brand new twist on Hank in heaven.

And on the seventh day as he rested, God longed to hear some music. He called the singer of this music “Hank Williams”, and as God listened, he saw that what he had created was good. Then, after many years of listening, God decided to share the music with the people on Earth.

29 short years later, God longed to hear Hank Williams sing once again, and brought him back into Heaven, leaving the people on Earth with only the recordings, and the memory of a man who was much more than just a country singer.

Hope you liked it.

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