Country Music - 06/03/14

I can remember singing Patsy Cline with my mom as a little girl.  My mom loved listening to the Forester Sisters and I would sing those with her too.  I remember Ray Stevens songs and how often my grandfather would play them.  I can sing almost every word to "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival."  My great grandparents were banjo pickers.  I've known some level of country music for as long as I can remember. 

It's funny because my dad is all rock-n-roll and I've listened to every Steve Miller, Allman Brothers and Boston album.  Dad plays the guitar and drums.  My uncle plays a mean Hammond b3.  I've been known to pick up a microphone or pick up sticks and sit down at the drums.  (Confession: I played the french horn in school)

Moving to Nashville has been an amazing experience on a music level and a coming home of sorts.  Of course country music has changed since Patsy but I still love it.  I dig everything from Jake Owen to Carrie Underwood - Blake Shelton to Little Big Town. 

"Pontoon" isn't a new song but it's my summer anthem.  Every time I hear it, I go to a happy place:  boat, water, sun, laughs... and maybe a cold beverage :)

 

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TOFURKY PARDON

SEATTLE (AP) -- Turkey pardons are common this time of year, as even the president gets in on the act. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is sparing something else -- a tofu turkey. The Seattle Times reports his honor pardoned a Tofurky at City Hall. The mayor's spokesman says it's an effort to draw attention to hunger in the community and to poke a little a fun at Seattle's granola image. But the faux turkey won't be sent to a tofu farm. It's being donated to a local food bank.

PRISON CHAPEL SEX

ROCKVIEW, Pa. (AP) -- It sounds like a scene from "Orange is the New Black." A female prison guard trainee in Pennsylvania is charged with having sex with a male inmate. According to the state Department of Corrections, 27-year-old Rebecca Zong hooked up with the inmate in a prison chapel. Authorities say while the sex was consensual, it's illegal for guards to have sexual contact with prisoners.

BOURBON AUCTION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- It's one expensive bottle of booze. The first bottle of bourbon by Kentucky's Boundary Oak Distillery has sold for more than 28-grand. It likely ranks among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever. Boundary Oak plans to fill its first bourbon barrel in December, and the whiskey will age for two years before bottling. The winning bidder gets the first bottle from that barrel. The distillery says the buyer is from Hardin County but is asking to remain anonymous. The money is going to charity.

MODEL DRIVE-IN

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) -- The days of Bower's Drive-In are long gone in Goshen. Folks will be able to revisit the popular Indiana restaurant, but on a much smaller scale. Dain Morehouse and Jim Mauer are recreating the drive-in for the Indiana Model Train Visitors Club. Morehouse tells The Goshen News Bower's was a popular date spot, and place for cruisers to turn their cars around. The detail on the model includes Bower's menu that ran along the top of the building.

 
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