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THE COUNTRY STAGE BUCKAROOS & BUCKARETTS

15 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC FLASHBACKS

 

HELP THE KIDS

Please visit our tribute to

filmmakers and groups that

are trying to help change

the state and fate of

children and youth...

Chris Kristofferson

Cris Kristofferson at the Troubadour in Hollywood

where we saw the historic show and shot footage of Kris for

the Jimmie Rodgers documentary SingingBrakeman.com  

see Kris to on our PioneerTroubadour.com project with

Eric Clapton, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Buck Page...

AND CHECK OUT HOLLYWOOD COUNTY LINE FOR

THE LA COUNTRY/ROOTS/HONKY TONKIN SCENE...

   

 

Sunset

City Limits

   

Merle Haggard

 


Lacy J. Dalton and Merle

at Merle's UFO Festival

 

Dierks Bently

Jo Dee Messina

 

AMERICAN IDOL winner CARRIE UNDERWOOD has scored yet another

music record by landing the fastest quintuple-platinum certification ever

 for a debut album by a female country artist. The JESUS TAKE THE

WHEEL singer's hit album SOME HEARTS raced past the five million

mark in America earlier this month (JAN07). The album spent a total

of 20 weeks at the top of Billboard's Country Albums chart.


Julia Roberts


Lucinda Williams at
Ronnie Mack Barn Dance

 

 

 

 

Hollywood County Line

 

Leon Russell

Joe Ely

Junior Brown

 

STUDIOCLUB   FLASHBACK

Dylan and Haggard tour the USA


Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens

 


Willie Nelson, Benford Standley, Ramblin' Jack

Elliott and Kris Kristofferson hang backstage at

Willie's 4th and see you there in 2008...


Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Eric Clapton
PIONEER TROUBADOURS

 

Suzy Boggus was in town flashback

 


Lee Ann Womack

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John Andrew Parks

Amanda Henkel

 

Willie Nelson & Family
4th July in Texas

 

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1929-2006 Happy Trails Buck Owens

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The Academy of Texas Music has selected the Palestine

Civic Center as the location of the Sixth Annual Texas

Music Awards to be held May 3.

www.texasmusicawards.org


See FLATLANDERS we love these boys...

 

MODELS ON HOME PAGE

 

 

Delbert Mclinton

 

 
Hal Ketchum in Hollywood

 

Terri Clark

Doug Colosio 

 

A HOLLYWOOD COUNTRY MUSIC SAGA
from the Hills of Beverly...that is.

 

Looking back into the history of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, to be exact... on finds a
certain "western" beginning.  If we might all remember the first movie shot in Hollywood was
in a barn that Cecil B. De Mille rented in 1914, at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.  Shutters on
the lights are called "barn doors" till this day...the studio "lot"..."shoot" the camera..."stable" of
artists...YeeeHaw, jump in the Band Wagon and lets Barn Storm on the  World Wide Web.

Once upon a time Buffalo Benford lived in a house in Beverly Hills that was built around some
horse stables.  A beautiful 5 bed- room place with pool and two acres of wooded LA/Japanize
style designed landscape.  There were deer running around...hawks soared through the canyon
just up  a private street, not too far from The Roxy, The Rainbow and Whisky A Go Go on

Sunset Blvd.   He was having three or  more pickin'  parties a week and was finding these barn

 dances there in the Hills of Beverly  interesting...in that  the house had been a horse stable and

 the land a 32 acre horse ranch back in the 30tys.  Anymoo the horse ranch in Beverly Hills was

owned by John Truesdale and his wife, who's name was, yeper you guessed it...Beverly...Hence

 Beverly Hills.   Now you know the rest of the story...from the Hills of Beverly.

In the early days of Western Music, which would later link to the evolution of country music
was having birth here in Los Angeles with the birth of a group called The Beverly Hillbillies.
Story goes that Glen Rice, the station manager at MKPC in LA created this name and group.
In Bill Malone's COUNTRY MUSIC U.S.A. he says, "Rice used the eastern moniker Hillbillies for
the group of western musicians that he built around accordion player Leo Mannes (named
Zeke Manners) and conducted a ballyhoo campaign which alleged that a group of strange and
primitive musicians had been unearthed in the hills of Beverly.  The band made its debut on
KMPC on April 6, 1930, and remained a popular feature throughout the decade.  The Hillbillies
attracted several fine musicians, such a Elton Britt, who came from Arkansas in 1930, he was
famed for his sky-high yodel.  Story has it that Woody Gutherie hung out with the boys in the
hills of Beverly.  They are said to have "combined cowboy music with hillbilly music to create
their unique sound.

Before long Roy Rogers and the Sons of The Pioneers became king and Gene Autry would
ride out, as would The Riders of The Purple Sage, Patsy Montana, Rex Allen, Eddie Dean and
the Singing Cowboys brought Western music and Western movies to the world.

So as this Beverly Hillbilly saga continues we find in 1963, the popular television situation
comedy The Beverly Hillbillies on CBS brought us a great vision in time meets another time...
It was so big that  Flatt and Scruggs' song "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"  went to become
number  one on the Billboard's country charts.  This was a rare accomplishment for a bluegrass
song.

Later in the sixties more country music was kickin' up dust in the West when The Byrds, Gram
Parsons and his Flying Burrito Brothers, The Buffalo Springfield, Pure Prairie League, the Nitty
Gritty Dirt band (The Dirt Band), Rickey Nelson and his Stone Canyon Band and the Eagles
began to create their Brand of Country Music at places like the Palomino Club, The Ashgrove,
The Waterlou Ice House and The Troubadour.  Country Rock was born in Hollywood.

Now it is on the downside of the next millennium and there is another Country Western revival
in the air...stay tuned to the StudioClub.com to keep on the trail o f Western and Country Music
in the Wild Wild West...and go to KickingUpDust.com for more great MUSIC

 

 

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