A Little Something about Merle Travis Merle Travis was a guitar-playing country artist back in the mid-‘40s. He is from Kentucky where he worked in a studio recording, radio, and live stage shows. Travis was also an actor who played ...

I always remember my grandma’s house as a museum of the past because she had a lot memorabilia from her childhood. Including pictures and CDs of Tennessee Ernie Ford, Elvis Presley, Charlie Pride, and many more. Further, she is an ...

Tex Williams | Photo credit: gladagotland.se Campaigns against cigarette smoking had been around since time immemorial. They grow with time as the increasing need to broaden everyone’s awareness of its adverse health effects arises. Most of these advocacies were directly centered ...

American country and western singer, songwriter and guitarist Merle Travis is fond of writing songs about the lives and exploitation of American coal miners. This is very evident in one of his compositions entitled “Sixteen Tons.” Basically, the tune discusses ...

We see ourselves as pilgrims passing through this temporary world. For this reason, we have several songs on that subject. They talked of patience, endurance, and of looking forward to the bliss of the afterlife. Most are set to soft music ...