Cindy Watts Nashville Tennessean Published 6:01 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 Holly Gleason’s feminism is we — not me. A music industry veteran who has held jobs in fields ranging from music journalism to publicity and brand development for today’s biggest stars, Gleason funneled her decades of experience and connections into her book “Woman Walk The Line: How The Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives.” The book, a compilation of inspirational essays penned by female writers about the female artists who shaped them, is the recent recipient of the 2018 Belmont Book Award — an honor that recognizes the best writing in the area of country and roots music. Saturday Gleason will join Brenda Lee, Jeannie Seely and Aubrie Sellers at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for Woman Enough: Loretta Lynn’s Legacy, a panel discussion tied to the conclusion of Lynn’s year-long exhibit in the museum. The discussion starts … [Read more...] about ‘Woman Walk the Line’: Holly Gleason shares stories of empowerment in country music
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The second time proved the charm when it came to getting Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess on the National Register of Historic Places, where it has belonged for some time. But according to James Gabbert, the bureaucrat who bears the formidable title of National Register Historian: “The original nomination form presented a wealth of information about Cash and his family, and simply needed to be tweaked to justify listing it for that significance. The property has two separate but related and intertwined areas of significance—the association with the FERA [Federal Emergency Relief Administration] and the Dyess colony, and the effect that being a part of that colony had on Johnny Cash’s development as an artist.” In the first nomination, it was Johnny’s folks who were mentioned first: “Farm No. 266, Ray and Carrie Cash Home (Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.)” But in the second and successfully tweaked nomination, the property was more properly … [Read more...] about Arkansas walks the line
By Andrew Bowen | KPBS California Republicans gathered in San Diego this weekend for their state convention, as the party prepares to defend at least seven congressional seats in the November midterm elections.Congressional incumbents and candidates walked a fine line between voicing support for President Donald Trump, who is deeply unpopular in California, and trying to keep the focus of their campaigns on other issues.Congresswoman Mimi Walters of Irvine acknowledged in her opening night speech that Trump was not her first choice for the presidency in the 2016 primaries. But she also praised the president’s ability to connect with and energize rural and small town voters, some of whom had previously voted for Democrats.Speaking to reporters after her speech, Walters freely admitted she faces a difficult re-election campaign."I've never seen the left, in Orange County specifically, be this energized," she said. "And I think it's because, you know, it's a midterm election and … [Read more...] about Congressional Republicans Walk The Line On Trump At California Convention
Dismissed as a warmonger during the Obama presidency, the defense secretary may be the only reliable voice of caution left in an administration inching closer to the brink. By ROBERT F. WORTHMARCH 26, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story One morning in mid-November, while answering routine press questions about aircraft carriers off the Korean Peninsula and de-confliction zones in Syria, Jim Mattis quietly hinted at something far more important. The United States would not be withdrawing its forces from Syria after the anticipated defeat of ISIS, as President Trump had been promising since his inauguration. Instead, the defense secretary suggested that American forces not only would remain but could even expand their role. “We’re going to make sure we set the conditions for a diplomatic solution,” Mattis said. “You need to do something about this mess now. Not just, you know, fight the military part of it … [Read more...] about Can Jim Mattis Hold the Line in Trump’s ‘War Cabinet’?
Country artist Teri Clark relaxes in her dressing room backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004. Each track on Terri Clark's greatest hits package, released last month, represents a story in her 10-year career _ some serious, some humorous, all part of her path from obscurity to country star. (AP Photo/John Russell)June Carter Cash attends the CMA Awards in Nashville, 1977. (AP Photo)American pop singer Brenda Lee belts out a song during a music festival in Madrid, April 20, 1985 where such names as Rita Coolidge, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Bellamy Brothers also performed. (AP Photo)k.d. lang performs at the Bridge School Benefit Concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Mountain View, Calif. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)June Carter Cash performs "Ring of Fire" with guitarist Marty Stuart during the taping of "An All-Star Tribute To Johnny Cash" Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. She … [Read more...] about ‘Woman Walk the Line’ testifies to women’s impact in country music