Chris Hansen Orf

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  • Practically every Western film one can think of has at least one saloon scene, a place where the sound of honky-tonk piano creates the mood, where the town folk mix with the cowboys and ranchers, the gamblers and outlaws rub shoulders with the mar...

  • 3 years ago | Local Wire

    There is a Nashville-style knock-knock joke going around that lets you make any what-the-hell-ever-happened-to country singer of the past the punchline. Because Clint Black is hitting town, we'll use him. It goes like this: "Knock knock. Who's the...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    While the lasting image from the Coen brothers' 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? may be a mustachioed, overall-clad, hicked-up George Clooney lip-synching "Man of Constant Sorrow," the film's multi-platinum soundtrack reignited interest in Ame...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    When rap was coming into the national consciousness in the '80s, there was a pretty lame joke going around that went something like "Did you hear about the guy who crossed country with rap? They call it crap." It may have taken almost 30 years, bu...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Alt-country hero Dale Watson has a tune called "Nashville Rash," in which he bemoans the pop crossover changes in Music City and sings "I'm too country now for country, just like Johnny Cash / Help me, Merle, I'm breakin' out in a Nashville rash."...

  • 4 years ago | Music News

    Kenny Chesney seems like a fun guy to hang with. You know, the dude who always has a fresh batch of margaritas chillin' in the blender at his beach pad in the Virgin Islands, a bevy of bikini-clad babes at his beck and call, and enough money to ke...

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