COUNTRY, THE BEGINNINGS: Dr. Scott Peavler gets inside the Heads of Country Music
THE BACK 40: New grass or smokin’ grass, it’s back to bluegrass roots
COUNTRY, THE LAST 25 YEARS: Chet Flippo brings us up to date
Managing Editor Gene Knapp bashfully owns up to loving Country. Shucks.
Letters to the Editor: Mostly complimentary
Influences: Vince Gill and Hank Williams III; there’s Country, and then there’s, well, Another Country
Kickin’ in Your Stall: Who cares if they can sing, just look at ’em! When did Country gussie up?
Festivals: Everybody knows Newport’s a great jazz festival. But don’t overlook Chenango, Fargo and Wausau. Bayfront and Riverfront, for those who want views with their blues.
On the Record: Johnny Cash, again. Dixie Chicks, Ike & Tina, Dr. John, The Reconteurs, Sue Foley and some newcomers
Collecting: Johnny Cash may be gone, but he’s still putting out records. Here are eleven must-haves
Also Appearing: DVDs some life-changing, some just fun. Mountain Jam, Songwriting and biographies all share space
Re. Issues: Freddie King, The Atlanta Rhythm Section and Charlie Pride come out for encores