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Submitted by Don Graham Freddie Hart was born in the tiny town of Loachapoka, Alabama and moved to a sharecropping farm in Phenix City, Alabama when still an infant spending his childhood in nearby Phenix City, Alabama. Freddie Hart has come full circle. In 2001, Hart was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. And a few years later, Phenix City declared a major east-west street Freddie Hart Parkway in his honor Freddie has seen it all in country music and after 7 decades on the scene not only has he seen it all, he’s met them all. “I remember meeting Hank Williams at the James Robertson Hotel in Nashville, just up from the Ryman, in 1949. What a nice generous and talented man,” Freddie said from his home in California. “What really changed everything for me was when I met Lefty Frizzel in 1951 in Pheonix Arizona. He took me under his wing and took me on the road with him. He’d get me up on the stage to sing a couple. I had to sing covers cause I didn’t have any of my own, and I would introduce him on stage and then I went back to California with him.” Freddie joined Lefty’s band for a year and it was through Frizzell that Hart got his first recording contract with Capitol Records in 1953. He released several singles including his version of "Loose Talk”. In 1958, Freddie signed with Columbia Records and had his first chart hit with "The Wall" in 1959 and his biggest hit for the label in 1960, "The Key's In The Mailbox." Freddie’s early career break came when Carl Smith covered his song "Loose Talk" in 1955. Other notable artists that have cut his songs include Patsy Cline with "Lovin' In Vain", George Jones did "My Tears Are Overdue" and Porter Wagoner who cut "Skid Row Joe.” In 1965, Freddie signed with Kapp Records where he had a few Top 40 hits between 1965 and 1968, including "Hank Williams' Guitar" in 1965, "Born A Fool" and "Togetherness" both in 1968. In 1969, Freddie returned to his original label Capitol Records and was a big part of the Bakersfield sound when he signed with Buck Owens' songwriting and management company.“ I was more apart of the Bakersfield sound than the Nashville sound although I dearly love both. You know, we had the Opry in Nashville but not everyone knows that the Town Hall Party in California was the west coast sister of that show. Most Opry stars would play the Town Hall Show.” In 1970, he scored a Top 30 hit with "...

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Canadian folk singer, songwriter and social activist Piper Hayes celebrates the launch of her new full-length recording titled ...

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Two-time Grammy nominees, August Burns Red, are excited to kick off the holiday season with their reimagined version of the classic...

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Jonathan Cavier’s 2017 album Blue Room will likely finish out the year surrounded by the same atmosphere greeting its initial release – as one of the...

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The wont of popular music performers to produce seasonal material celebrating the Christmas season is a tradition reaching back several decades and,...

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The dozen songs on Kevin Fisher’s debut 'Beer Me' have outstanding confidence in the way they come across despite being clearly comical in nature. He’s...

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Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley and will release her label debut...

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Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018.

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THE 16TH ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVALis when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Black Swan Tavern on Saturday, December 9th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event...

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So much has been said in the last week of David Cassidy – tv anchorwomen and female radio announcers as well as fans all saying things like ‘he was my first crush’,’I had his poster on my wall all through High School’, ‘he was so cute and had such a...

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Canadian folk singer, songwriter and social activist Piper Hayes celebrates the launch of her new full-length recording titled ‘Piper & Carson’ with two album release concerts in Ontario. The first show is...

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Two-time Grammy nominees, August Burns Red, are excited to kick off the holiday season with their reimagined version of the classic Christmas song by Wham!, Last Christmas. August Burns Red have made a highly-anticipated...

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Freddie Hart was born in the tiny town of Loachapoka, Alabama and moved to a sharecropping farm in Phenix City, Alabama when still an infant spending his childhood in nearby Phenix City, Alabama.

Freddie Hart has come full circle. In 2001, Hart was...

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Jonathan Cavier’s 2017 album Blue Room will likely finish out the year surrounded by the same atmosphere greeting its initial release – as one of the year’s best all-around effort regardless of genre. This likelihood, however, doesn’t persuade Cavier...

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The wont of popular music performers to produce seasonal material celebrating the Christmas season is a tradition reaching back several decades and, typically, works as a ploy to print money by preying on people’s sentiments. Some offerings strike us as...

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The dozen songs on Kevin Fisher’s debut 'Beer Me' have outstanding confidence in the way they come across despite being clearly comical in nature. He’s recruited a first-class cast of collaborators to bring the music to life and they come through on...