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On June 22, 2019.

On June 22, 2019, Jerry Kirby Carrigan died aged 75. He was a musician (drums) and record producer. He first achieved widespread recognition as a member of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and later as a session musician in Nashville, regarded as one of the creators of the Nashville sound known as “Countrypolitan”. He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Paul Anka, John Denver, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Ray Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Ronnie Hawkins, George Jones, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Johnny Mathis, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. In 2009 Carrigan was inducted into the “Nashville Cats”, by the “Country Music Hall of Fame”; in 2010 he was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, and in 2019 Carrigan was inducted into the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”.

On May 10, 1999.

On May 10, 1999, Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein died aged 57. He was writer of children books, cartooninst and songwriter. His songs were recorded by many artists including Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Marianne Faithful, Belinda Carlisle, Doyle Holly, Judy Collins and Emmylou Harris. His best known songs are “Sylvia’s Mother” and “The Cover of Rolling Stone” recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, and “A Boy Named Sue” recorded by Johnny Cash. Silverstein won two “Grammy Awards” and a “Golden Globe Award”.

On September 8, 2017.

On September 8, 2017, Donald Ray Williams died aged 78. He was singer and songwriter, known by the nick name “Gentle Giant” of the country music. He had 17 number one country hits, and his songs has been covered by many artists including Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings, Pete Townshend, Claude Russell Bridges, Lefty Frizzell, Josh Turner,  Sonny James, Alison Krauss,  Billy Dean,  Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers,  Lambchop,  Alan Jackson, Tomeu Penya, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. In 2010, he was inducted in the “Country Music Hall of Fame”.


In May 1985.

In May 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “The Ballad of Sally Rose”, the eleventh Emmylou Harris studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Paul Kennerley and Emmylou Harris.


  • Emmylou Harris – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Steve Cash – harmonica
  • Barbara Cowart, Gail Davies, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton- backing vocals
  • Hank DeVito – acoustic, electric and pedal steel, dobro
  • Phillip Donelly – electric slide guitar
  • Bessyl Duhon – accordion
  • Ray Flacke – electric guitar
  • Vince Gill- electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Emory Gordy, Jr.- acoustic guitar, bass, string arrangements
  • John Jarvis – keyboards
  • Waylon Jennings- electric guitar
  • Shane Keister- keyboards
  • Paul Kennerley- acoustic and electric guitar
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Albert Lee- acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
  • Larrie Londin- drums, percussion
  • Tom Roady – percussion
  • Gary Scruggs – harmonica
  • Buddy Spicher- giddle
  • Barry Tashian – acoustic guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – acoustic guitar, banjo
  • Donivan Cowart – engineer
  • Tom Harding, Keith Odle – second engineer

Track list:

All tracks by Emmylou Harris and Paul Kennerley, except where noted.

  1. The Ballad of Sally Rose
  2. Rhythm Guitar
  3. I Think I Love Him/You Are My Flower – Emmylou Harris, P. Carter
  4. Heart to Heart
  5. Woman Walk the Line
  6. Bad News
  7. Timberline
  8. Long Tall Sally Rose
  9. White Line
  10. Diamond in My Crown
  11. The Sweetheart of the Rodeo
  12. K-S-O-S medley: Ring of Fire/Wildwood Flower/Six Days on the Road – Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley, June Carter, Merle Kilgore, A.P. Carter, Earl Greene, Carl Montgomery
  13. Sweet Chariot

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Columbia” label released “I Would Like to See You Again”, the 57th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded July 1976 – October 1977, at “Sound Spectrum Recording, Inc”, and was produced by Larry Butler, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Waylon Jennings – vocals
  • Bob Wootton, Jerry Hensley, Jack Routh, Jimmy Capps, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade – guitar
  • Marshall Grant, Gordon Payne – bass
  • WS Holland- drums
  • Ralph Mooney- steel guitar
  • Larry McCoy, Cliff Robertson, Earl Poole Ball – piano
  • Terry McMillan- harmonica
  • Richard Morris – percussion
  • The Jordanaires- vocals
  • John Carter Cash- question on Who’s Gene Autry?
  • Engineers: Roger Tucker, Billy Sherrill
  • Mixes at “Jack Clement Recording Studios”
  • Johnny Cash cover photo by Alexander Agor
  • “Vision” photo of June Carter by Johnny Cash
  • Linear Notes by Larry Butler

Track listing:

  1. I Would Like to See You Again – Larry T. Atwood, Charlie Craig
  2. Lately – Johnny Cash
  3. I Wish I Was Crazy Again – Bob McDil
  4. Who’s Gene Autry? – Jonny Cash
  5. Hurt So Bad – Johnny Cash
  6. I Don’t Think I Could Take You Back Again – Earl Ball, Jr., Jo-El Sonnier
  7. Abner Brown – Johnny Cash
  8. After Taxes – Jerry Leiber, Billy Edd Wheeler
  9. There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang – Hal Bynum, Dave Kirby
  10. That’s the Way It Is – Roger Bowling, Larry Butler
  11. I’m Alright Now – Jerry Hensley

On March 25, 2014.

On March 25, 2014, “Legacy Recordings” label released “Out Among the Stars” the posthumous Johnny Cash studio album. The album materials come from the lost 1980s sessions with producer Billy Sherrill, shelved by “Columbia Records”, and discovered and compiled by Cash’s son John Carter Cash in 2012. The materials were recorded 1981-1984, at “Columbia Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and “1111 Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and were produced by Billy Sherrill, John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Bordonali – guitar
  • Jerry Carrigan – guitar
  • June Carter Cash– duet
  • Pete Drake– steel guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • Waylon Jennings– duet
  • Kenny Malone– drums
  • Terry McMillan– harmonica
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Minnie Pearl– vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins– piano
  • Billy Sanford – guitar
  • Dale Sellers – guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Marty Stuart– guitar, mandolin
  • John C. Williams – bass guitar
  • Bobby Wood – piano
  • Robert Wray – guitar
  • Niko Bolas– percussion
  • Sam Bush– mandolin
  • Carlene Carter– background vocals
  • Laura Cash – fiddle
  • Jerry Douglas– Dobro
  • Mark Fain – upright bass
  • Tony Harrell – keyboards
  • Rick Lonow – percussion
  • Buddy Miller– guitar
  • Pat McLaughlin – guitar
  • Marty Stuart – guitar, mandolin
  • Bryan Sutton– acoustic guitar, banjo
  • Blade – percussion
  • Cash Cabin Vocal Group” and the full student body of Sumner Academy of Gallatin, Tennessee – additional vocals
  • Niko Bolas – mixing
  • Lou Robin – executive production
  • Joseph M. Palmaccio– mastering
  • Chuck Turner – engineering
  • Nathan Yarborough – additional mixing

Track listing:

  1. Out Among the Stars – Adam Mitchell
  2. Baby Ride Easy – Richard Dobson
  3. She Used to Love Me a Lot – Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan, Charles Quillen
  4. After All – Charles Cochran, Sandy Mason
  5. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
  6. If I Told You Who It Was – Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman
  7. Call Your Mother – Johnny Cash
  8. I Drove Her Out of My Mind – Gary Gentry, Hillman Hall
  9. Tennessee – Rick Scott
  10. Rock and Roll Shoes – Paul Kennerley, Graham Lyle
  11. Don’t You Think It’s Come Our Time – Tommy Collins
  12. I Came to Believe – Johnny Cash
  13. She Used to Love Me a Lot (JC/ECVersion) – Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan, Charles Quillen

On January 8, 1975.


On January 8, 1975, “RCA” label released “Promised Land”, the twenty first Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “Stax Records” studios in Memphis and  was produced by Felton Jarvis.


  • Elvis Presley- vocals, guitar
  • David Briggs- piano, organ
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Jeannie Green – backing vocals
  • Per Erik Hallin – piano, organ
  • Mary and Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • Susan Pilkington – backing vocals
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ronnie Tutt- drums
  • Voice (Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Per Eric “Pete” Hallin) – backing vocals
  • JD Sumner& The Stamps (Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; David Rowland) – backing vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland- backing vocals
  • Per Eric “Pete” Hallin – clavinet
  • Mike Moran, Dick Baxter – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  2. There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) – Troy Seals, Denny Rice
  3. Help me – Larry Gatlin
  4. Songman – Donnie Sumner
  5. Love Song of the Year – Chris Christian
  6. It’s Midnight – Billy Edd Wheeler,Jerry Chesnut
  7. Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming – Rory Bourke
  8. If You Talk in Your Sleep – Red West, Johnny Christopher
  9. Thinking About You – Tim Baty
  10. You Asked Me To – Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver

On August 12, 1985.

Old ways

On August 12, 1985, label “Geffen” released “Old ways”, Neil Young’s fourteenth studio album. The album material was recorded in the period between  January 1983  and April 1985 at House Of David, Nashville; The Castle, Franklin TN; Pedernales Recording Studio, Spicewood, TX and live at The Opry, Austin TX, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs, Ben Keith and Elliot Mazer.


  • Neil Young: guitar, banjo-guitar, harmonica, vocal
  • Waylon Jennings: guitar, vocal
  • Willie Nelson: guitar, vocal
  • Rufus Thibodeaux: fiddle
  • Ben Keith: pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Tim Drummond: bass
  • Karl Himmel: drums
  • Joe Allen: bass (electric & upright)
  • Ralph Mooney: pedal steel guitar
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins: piano
  • Gordon Terry: fiddle
  • Joe Osborn: bass
  • Anthony Crawford: mandolin, vocal
  • Terry McMillan: harmonica, jew’s harp
  • Béla Fleck: banjo
  • Bobby Thompson: banjo
  • David Kirby: guitar
  • Grant Boatwright: guitar
  • Johnny Christopher: guitar
  • Ray Edenton: guitar
  • Gove Scrivenor: autoharp
  • Farrell Morris: percussion
  • Marty Stuart: mandolin
  • Carl Gorodetzky: violin
  • Spooner Oldham: piano
  • Larry Byrom: vocal
  • Rick Palombi: vocal
  • Doana Cooper: vocal
  • Denise Draper: vocal
  • Gail Davies: vocal
  • Betsy Hammer: vocal
  • Pam Rose: vocal
  • Janis Oliver-Gill: vocal
  • Mary Ann Kennedy: vocal
  • Kristine Oliver-Arnold: vocal
  • Leona Williams: vocal
  • Strings:
    • Carl Gorodetsky, leader
    • George Binkley
    • John Borg
    • Roy Christensen
    • Virginia Christensen
    • Charles Everett
    • Larry Harvin
    • Mark Hembree
    • Lee Larrison
    • Betty McDonald
    • Dennis Molchan
    • Pamela Sixfin
    • Mark Tanner
    • David Vanderkooi
    • Gary Vanosdale
    • Carol Walker
    • Stephanie Woolf

Track listing:

All compositions by Neil Young; except wherenoted.

  1. The Wayward wind – Herb Newman and Stanley Lebowsky
  2. Get back to the country
  3. Are there any more real cowboys?
  4. Once an angle
  5. Misfits
  6. California sunset
  7. Old ways
  8. My boy
  9. Bound to glory
  10. Where is the highway tonight

On July 26, 2013.


On July 26, 2015, John Weldon Cale aka J.J. Cale, died aged 74. Being singer-songwriter and guitarist, he is regarded as one of the originators of the “Tulsa Sound”, style based on blues, country, rockabilly and jazz. His unique singing and guitar playing style influenced big number of music artists including Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton who described him as “one of the most important artists in the history of rock”. Songs composed by Cale have been recorded by many famous artists including Eric Clapton; Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare; Jerry Garcia; Waylon Jennings, Dr. Hook; Captain Beefheart, Freddie King; Beck, Lucinda Williams, Iron and Wine, Ben Bridwell, Asha Puthli and others.

On June 30, 2001.

Chet Atkins

On June 30, 2001, Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins, died aged 77.Being guitarist, vocalist and producer, together with Owen Bradley, Atkins created country music style known as the “Nashville” sound. In his career, Atkins recorded more than 100 albums and has produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, Waylon Jennings,The Browns, Hank Snow, Porter Wagoner, Norma Jean, Dolly Parton, Dottie West, The Everly Brothers, Eddy Arnold, Don Gibson, Jerry Reed, Skeeter Davis and others.

Throughout his career, Atkins earned numerous awards, including 11” Grammy Awards”, nine CMA “Instrumentalist of the Year” honors, “Lifetime Achievement Award” from NARAS and was inducted into the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”, “Country Music Hall of Fame” and “Museum and the Musicians Hall of Fame ”.