Changes ahead for the Daysies in 2020

firepitFinally Rebecca, Jennifer, and I had a chance to get together and talk about what’s ahead for The Crazy Daysies in 2020. Some things will change, but the most important thing will stay the same.

The band will be doing more shows out of the area. As the Daysies’ Web presence has grown, their supporter base has broadened. In addition to Florida cities, we’ve got Georgia, South Carolina, and maybe North Carolina in our sights for right now. Of course they’ll be doing shows here at home as well, just not as many as before. Continue reading “Changes ahead for the Daysies in 2020”

Sheriff’s worst suspicions confirmed in country singer’s fatal crash

Maria Elena Cruz, 16, victim of Kylie Rae Harris
Maria Elena Cruz, 16, was killed by country singer Kylie Rae Harris who was driving at excessive speeds and impaired by alcohol in early September. (Image: Fundraiser for Ms. Cruz; page created by Nicole Cisneros Jederlinic)

Taos county sheriff Jerry Hogrefe had long suspected alcohol a factor in the fatal crash caused by 30 year old country singer Kylie Rae Harris near the New Mexico border in early September. Now Hogrefe’s worst suspicions have been confirmed. Continue reading “Sheriff’s worst suspicions confirmed in country singer’s fatal crash”

Does Florida have a shot at an Alan Jackson concert?

Image from Facebook page @officialalanjackson
Image from Facebook page @officialalanjackson

Country music legend Alan Jackson has announced the cities where he’ll perform for his 2020 tour. Jackson has included cities like Atlanta. That stands to reason because he was born in Georgia. He’s also included Columbia, SC. What top state is missing completely? Continue reading “Does Florida have a shot at an Alan Jackson concert?”

From Hank Williams’ grave to Tootsies Orchid Lounge, musical ghosts abound

Hank Williams' grave in Montgomery, AL ; photo by Carol M. Highsmith, US Library of Congress
Hank Williams’ allegedly haunted grave site in Montgomery, AL. (Photo: Carol M. Highsmith; US Library of Congress)

Have you ever seen something you couldn’t explain, something others might call a ghost? Or maybe had an uncomfortable moment when something you couldn’t explain happened? I have—it’s a family tradition where I come from. Just in time for Halloween, there’s a nifty list of country music’s most haunted places, and one of them is Hank Williams’ grave. That grave in Montgomery, Alabama was memorialized in a song by none other than Alan Jackson.

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Lady Antebellum reminds us of necessary tradeoffs for success

image of new album Ocean from ladyantebellum.com
Image of new album ‘Ocean’ from ladyantebellum.com

Lady Antebellum’s new song, “What I’m Leaving For”, is a reminder of what we trade off, by necessity, in order to succeed. Listening to it for the first time I was reminded of demands my own work, and that of my husband, placed on us, and the feelings inspired when either of us had to be absent from the family. The video, replete with scenes from the band’s personal life, perfectly illustrates the push and pull of necessity. Once you’ve ‘adulted’, you quickly figure out that work is a necessity, not a luxury, regardless of what you do for a living. Continue reading “Lady Antebellum reminds us of necessary tradeoffs for success”