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September 27, 2005

more on songwriters

The best one ever? Hank Williams.

I defy you to argue with that fact.

Comments

Britney Spears?

Posted by: rightisright on September 27, 2005 04:27 PM

yeah...hank williams, no doubt. he is good.

Posted by: erica wantsa be a country girl on September 27, 2005 05:09 PM

cant argue that one-wont even try-good choice

Posted by: pcterm2 on September 27, 2005 08:07 PM

A little off topic but I wrote you about 6 months ago about Dan Fogelberg' s prostrate cancer. I thought you would appreciate this:

August 13, 2005
A personal letter from D.F.

"First, let me send everyone some very good news. In our first 14 months of treatment, we have succeeded in slowing the progression of my prostate cancer down to an almost negligible level. Jean and I are thrilled and incredibly relieved and finally feel like we can at last take a breath. While we understand that what were dealing with is a long term condition that will have to be dealt with, monitored and treated for probably the rest of my life, we are terribly encouraged to have come so far, so fast. It has certainly been the most trying experience of our lives and yet has proven to be one of the most illuminating as well."
http://www.danfogelberg.com/news.html

As you can probably tell, he is one of my favourites.
I love Hank Williams also. "I can't help it if I'm still in love with you" is a wonderful.

Posted by: Library Lady on September 27, 2005 08:30 PM

Hey Good Looking! I thought I was the only one who still liked that sound.

Posted by: Susan on September 28, 2005 12:45 AM

I agree with him being a great song writer, but I think your last entry about the best song writers specifically covered only Rock songs.

Posted by: Woody on September 28, 2005 03:11 PM

Rob,
I believe one of the better songwriters of the last 40 or so years was the late Jim Croce. I know he's a yankee - from Pennsylvania- but I wonder what you think about his music.- Chris

Posted by: grampa chris on September 28, 2005 07:03 PM

I am listening to Country, Brad Paisley no less, and I am more impressed with this guy every day. Been reading for about a year Rob, and I had to chime in.

Posted by: Scott on September 29, 2005 01:55 AM

Boudleaux Bryant was no slouch.

Posted by: rivlax on September 29, 2005 03:25 PM

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are both as good as Hank. I can't say which is the best, though.

Posted by: asm on September 29, 2005 05:37 PM
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