Stone Cold Country
We feature New Traditional Country, Folk and Americana.
Good music needs to be heard! We love hearing the legacy Hank,Waylon, Lefty, and others have left in the voices, and songwriting craftsmanship of today's up, and comers.
It is truly about the music, and moving forward in a fresh, authentic, and inspiring way. We believe authenticity can be defined in a phrase coined by noted songwriter Harlan Howard "Three chords, and the truth".. Our aim is to bridge the old with the new, on these pages, you will find interesting stories about the golden years of honky tonk music. Additionally, we share our passion concerning artists that are holding the torch high for traditional forms of country music right now.
There is still some amazing country music to be heard. We hope we can bring more to you, and maybe learn a thing or two along the way.
Also don't forget to check out our show on Mondays from 12-2:30 PM (EST).
It also re-aires on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7-9:30 PM (EST).
I had a chance to chat with Honky Tonk legend Ken Mellons: The Jukebox Junkie. Deeply influenced by Keith Whitley, Ken was fortunate enough to meet the Kentucky Bluebird early in his budding career. Keith placed his stamp of approval on Ken when he told him, he had one of the best voices he ever heard.
This was after Ken had been turned down at an audition in Nashville. He took those words to heart, and went on to sell over 1 million copies of Jukebox Junkie. He also won multiple songwriting awards, and toured with George Jones!
Those of us that have loved Ken's music for over two decades can tell you that the Jukebox Junkie sure knows how to sing a tear jerkin' stone cold country song. His latest release "Perfect Place For The Blues" finds Ken's voice in top form with a deeply heartfelt delivery.Echoes of Whitley, and Vern throughout Ken's voice is akin to a fine wine that gets better with time.
In this podcast episode, we talk about one of my favorite subjects Lefty Frizzell. We also talk about the current state of country music, and how we can potentially move forward.en said this was one of the most fun interviews he's done.
Check it out, and don't forget to subscribe, and spread the best music around by sharing this episode with your friends, and family. Let's keep the music alive!
Here you will find the latest episode of our podcast streaming on Spotify, ITunes, Sound Cloud, and all major platforms. Our featured artist for the month of August is Georgia boy Chase Crawford.
If you are a Johnny Cash fan, you'll want to add this one to your music library. We keep our ears close to the ground for New Traditional Country music.. We came across Chase Crawford whose impressive debut EP is a cross between Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, and a lot of Johnny Cash. As a matter of fact, Chase has persevered over similar struggles, and was saved by love like Johnny. If you like old school Steve Earle or Merle Haggard, you'll be adding this one to your playlist. Give it a listen below.
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We are happy to report that traditional country music is alive, and well! These are the hand-picked artists we feel are keeping it real. The songs are short story narratives about life's many ups, and downs. Some don’t have a happy ending just like in the real world. For many of us there’s that one song that helped pull us through, nursed our broken heart, and gave us hope for the future.. You know what I’m talking about.
Please listen through, and support these artists that are writing, recording, and playing honest music with heart. Many are independent, and make a living from their craft. Visit their websites, and buy direct, if you can. We are always adding new artists to the list, so check back weekly. If you have any suggestions feel free to drop us a line here.