Friday, December 6, 2013

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 12/6/2013

Every Friday I deliver the Nashville News Roundup on WFKY - Froggy 104.9/101.7 out of Frankfort, Kentucky.  You can listen on the radio, online at, or on the "Tune-In" app on your phone.  Usually airs right around 9:20-9:25 am est.  Here are this week's topics:

Wayne Mills Update
A memorial service has been set for singer-songwriter Wayne Mills, who was shot and killed at the Pit and Barrel in the early morning hours of November 23 by bar owner Chris Ferrell.  Ferrell claims it was self-defense and has not been arrested. The memorial service will be held on Sunday in Arab, Alabama.  Wayne Mills was a well respected traditional honky tonk singer who shared the stage with Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Blake Shelton, and more.  One of 7 albums are available on I-tunes. My personal top song picks are "Homeward Bound" and "Last Honky Tonk."
Read my personal connection to Wayne Mills here.  He was a dear friend and will be greatly missed.
Grammy Hall of Fame
Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and Kris Kristofferson’s debut album are among 27 new additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame. In order to be selected, singles and albums must be “at least 25 years old and exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees.”
Handpicked Download of the Week
Merry Christmas From the Family - Montgomery Gentry
Awesome Possum Fact of the Week
On this date in 1984, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson record "Highwayman" at Nashville's Moman Studios. Among the musicians on the session is guitarist Marty Stuart.