Country Music

Sparks on Chicks and dicks; Chicks respond

September 25, 2003
Sparks on Chicks and dicks; Chicks respond

Dixie Chicks’ controversial bi-musicality: Natalie wears Jimi Jack Sparks takes a report that The Dixie Chicks might be changing teams and runs with it: From LAUNCH Radio Networks: The Dixie Chicks want out of the country music scene, according to comments group member Martie Maguire made to German magazine, Spiegel. She said, “We don’t feel [...]

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Wear black today

September 12, 2003
Wear black today

Johnny Cash, Singer Known as ‘The Man in Black,’ Dies at 71 Johnny Cash, a towering figure in American music spanning country, rock and folk and known worldwide as “The Man in Black,” died Friday. He was 71.

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Jack Sparks continues his list

June 28, 2003

Jack Sparks has been posting a list of top country songs… HIS version, to counter that lame-ass countdown that the Country Music Channel is or was doing (it’s hard to tune in to that station for long enough to determine exactly what’s on.) Shania Twain is the single most damaging thing ever to happen to [...]

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Top Country Songs?

June 19, 2003

Jack Sparks continues his good list of top 100 country songs: There’s a certain amount of irreverence involved in this list. That is to say, there are acts that I like that I don’t revere, and vice versa. Second, this list is about to get really weird now that we’re out of the top 20. [...]

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New Country Music Bible?

June 11, 2003

Jack Spark’s The Other Side of Country is smoking, as usual, this week. He is reviewing a new book, Heartaches by the Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles, by David Cantwell (DC) and Bill Friskics-Warren (BFW), which he actually likes, despite the tone of this quote: To whit…Number 358, “Any Man of Mine,” by Shania [...]

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