The Soundtrack of Arkansas
About You Magazine ("AY"), an Arkansas lifestyle publication
By Caleb Talley | Painting by Gabriel Solis
"AY" celebrates a few of the most influential singers and songwriters born in the State of Arkansas!
AL GREEN, CHARLIE RICH, CONWAY TWITTY, GLEN CAMPBELL, JOHNNY CASH, ROBERT JOHNSON (-actually not born in Arkansas), ROBERT LOCKWOOD JR., and SISTER ROSETTA
The Natural State (Arkansas), though relatively small in size and wealth, is a behemoth when it comes to producing some of the most consequential contributors to our country’s music.
So many influential Arkansas singers and songwriters have played a role in the development of music as we know it. They’ve sewn themselves into the fabric of American culture with timeless melodies that have composed the heartbeat of a nation.
Suggested oversights as noted by GCF on the Net: Ed Bruce, Floyd Cramer, Lefty Frizzell (-Born in Texas, but moved to El Dorado AR when he was young), Billy Bob Thornton (who sings and writes in addition to acting and directing), Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Levon Helm, Barbara Fairchild, Patsy Montana and many others.
The complete "AY" article is available online at:
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