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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Country

Big Jim

From behind the scenes at his Oklahoma-based talent agency, Jim Halsey helped change the face of modern music. A new exhibition of memorabilia is proof positive.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Starmaker: Jim Halsey and the Legends of Country Music
through April 5
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
1400 Classen Drive
oklahomaheritage.com
235-4458
$5-$7
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

At bat

Curtis Grimes abandoned a sure shot at a baseball career for a risky one in country music. The diamond’s loss is your ears’ gain.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Curtis Grimes
9:30 p.m. Saturday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$5
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

’Wood burning

Ramsay Midwood scorches with a flammable mix of psychedelia, country and blues. Listen with caution.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Ramsay Midwood
10 p.m. Friday
The Blue Bonnet
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
$5
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blake not-so-placid


CFN

Gazette staff
Okie country music superstar Blake Shelton upset some of his industry peers recently — and this time, it wasn’t because they’re jealous he gets to do naughty things with Miranda Lambert.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Radio gets ‘Red’ again

‘The Red Dirt Radio Hour’ returns to airwaves, thanks to KOSU.


Music

Alyssa Grimley
After more than five years of silence, The Red Dirt Radio Hour has returned to the airwaves. The show, which features artists of the Red Dirt genre, has found a new home at 9 p.m. Sundays on KOSU. Based in Stillwater, the public radio station also airs on 91.7 FM in Oklahoma City and streams online at kosu.org.
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mama's getting punchy


CFN

Gazette staff
In Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” video, the country star portrays someone ravaged by torment, who eventually dabbles in mind-altering substances, cuts her own hair and deviously inspects a kitchen knife. Basically, it’s about being crazy.
 
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nash bridges

It all starts with a song, but where does the song start? For some OKC songwriters, it’s a Nashville-based nonprofit.


Music

Alyssa Grimley
Ever think about what percent of a song purchase actually goes to the artist? Local songwriter Curtis Stover makes it his business to, as a coordinator for the Oklahoma City chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
 
Friday, April 5, 2013

No Justice — America’s Son


Country

Louis Fowler
When something really catches my ear, I tend to imagine it in the closing credits of a movie, and then I work backward, formulating a plot and actors. “Never Gonna Be Enough,” the opening track on Red Dirt rockers No Justice’s latest, America's Son, had me doing that within 10 seconds.
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Friends in litigious places


CFN

Gazette staff
Did you know that tornadoes are so prevalent around these here parts that they often appear in the guise of country music superstars? According to a lawsuit filed by Lisa Sanderson, Garth Brooks’ business partner of 20 years, we have an F5 cyclone residing in this very state.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

KKNG of kings

The transformation of KKNG to religious radio is just the latest gain for the Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Network.


Features

Jerry Bohnen
Larry Sousa had wanted to work in radio news since he was a child. Things didn’t work out that way for the 71-year-old — until now. Decades later, the Norman resident and devout Catholic isn’t just working in radio, but Catholic radio: Oklahoma City’s KKNG 97.3 FM.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
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