I had put this on in the background and was then doing something else, as is so often the case in our tab-intensive world these days, when I was suddenly caught short by the realization that, hey, that is a very pretty song playing in the background there, you should pay more attention to it. So I did. Turns out it's by Awl pal Ryan Adams and it is from the new version of Walter Mitty that will come out soon no matter what your worries about it are. Give a listen.
It is the rare video that is confident enough in its song to relegate it to the background, but that is what we have here and I believe that it works. Watch and share. [Via]
"Country Music Hall of Famer Noble Ray Price, who pioneered a shuffling, rhythmic, honky-tonk sound that has had an impact on country music since the mid-1950s, died Monday, Dec. 16, confirmed Bill Mack, a spokesman for the family.... Through hits including 'Crazy Arms,' 'City Lights,' 'My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You' and many others, Mr. Price’s full, round voice became one of country’s most beloved and instantly identifiable instruments. His expansive musicality allowed him a 65-year career that changed country music and inspired artists including Willie Nelson, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings." If you're looking for a good place to start this is about the best collection of the early stuff you'll find. Price was 87. READ MORE