| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:25 AM
When I spoke to Vince Gill earlier this year about “Bakersfield,” his album saluting the songs of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, he mentioned that the supporting tour would bring him and his collaborator on the album, steel guitarist Paul...
| Sep 10, 2013
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot."
"Spot," however, was anything but a dog...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
WESTON — I consider myself a friend of Alden Sherman, the 94-year-old Westonite and innovative engineer who owns three Bugattis, a Ferrari, a Jaguar and even an Amilcar. I wrote about him in this column last year, but unfortunately missed last year'...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Bill Budzina, 78, recalls when a pretty 16-year-old farmer's daughter first caught his eye at a dance.
"I thought she was a nice-looking girl, friendly — seemed like she'd be good to spend time with," he said.
And 58 years later, Budzina knows...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Bill Budzina, 78, recalls when a pretty 16-year-old farmer’s daughter first caught his eye at a dance.
“I thought she was a nice-looking girl, friendly — seemed like she’d be good to spend time with,” he said.
And 58 years...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
“For me it's no fun to be a predictable guy in music,” says Brad Paisley. Indeed, the country star delivers the unexpected with his ambitious new release “Wheelhouse” (Arista Nashville).
The 17-track album is crammed with the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Strolling accordions, a parade and a junior varsity football kuchen jamboree will be part of this weekend's Eureka-German Russian Schmeckfest in Eureka.
The 23rd annual Schmeckfest runs Friday through Sunday.
The weekend begins Friday with...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 6:55 AM
YouTube pretty much cracked open the world of rare music footage. Shortly after it was the video-sharing site launched in 2005, concert clips and hard-to-find TV appearances and ultra-obscure rehearsal films — the kind of stuff people used to...
| Nov 9, 2012
Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85.
Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Could it really be that in this age of pop music, often built on calculation and manipulation, that thereâ€™s still a place for bona-fide innocence? There is, at least in the parallel musical universe that producer T Bone Burnett is......
| Nov 10, 2010
| 9:33 PM
What follows will be instant grades of every performance at tonight's Country Music Assn. Awards. This post is written off-site from the CMAs at the LAT HQ, and strives to be as fast and accurate as possible. This will be......
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:23 AM
The Top 5 Concerts for the coming week: 1. GAS EXPLOSION BENEFIT In 2007, Allentown singer Alexxis Steele helped organize a fund-raising concert for the families of five people killed in a fire on Park Street in the city. And......