Amy Speace

Amy Speace

Few days ago I got e-mail which ask to write something about popular folk singer Amy Speace.

Unfortunatelly I have to tell you, I wasn’t able to find many information about her. That’s why I use all info what were sent by Marios P – visitor of blog. Thanks a lot.

She was born on February 8, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Amy F. Speace.

On her new album Songs for Bright Street, New York-based singer/songwriter Amy Speace demonstrates why she’s quickly become one of her adopted hometown’s most celebrated emerging artists. Possessing a commanding voice, a distinctive melodic sensibility and an uncanny knack for nailing complex emotions in song, Speace makes music that’s both illuminating and effortlessly accessible.

From the rustic rush of Step Out of the Shade to the bittersweet lilt of Water Landing to the gentle acoustic intimacy of “Two,” Songs for Bright Street’s 12 original compositions (plus a slyly countrified reading of the Blondie classic “Dreaming“) showcase Speace’s unique gifts, offering catchy Americana with indelible hooks, sharply observed lyrics and a gritty urban edge. Among those impressed by her sassy songcraft is legendary folk-pop songstress Judy Collins, who chose Songs for Bright Street to release on her new Wildflower label.

Amy Speace has already won a loyal grass-roots fan base, thanks in large part to live performances that merge warmth, humor and emotional immediacy, and to a tireless touring schedule that’s already taken her across the United States. She’s also won considerable critical acclaim, with The Village Voice observing that Speace is “taking her Americana away from twangy contemplation toward tangy confrontation” and noting that she’s “not another of those breathy would-be child poets, but a real singing writer of songs.” Time Out New York stated, “Amy Speace plays sweet, twangy folk music with a clear voice and an innocent vulnerability,” while The Nashville Scene noted that she “balances wry humor with open-hearted honesty.” And renowned Nashville critic Robert K. Oermann, writing in Music Row, dubbed her a “new star.”

Amy Speace

She is young but she has already released three albums:

  • Songs for Bright Str… (2006)
  • Fable (2002)
  • Edith O (1998)

Top Tracks by Amy Speace:

  • Restless – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Restless – Amy Speace)
  • Two Ships – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Two Ships – Amy Speace)
  • Home – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006,Home – Amy Speace)
  • Rosalie – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Rosalie – Amy Speace)
  • I Know It Well – Amy Speace (5. februára 2002, I Know It Well – Amy Speace)
  • Arizona 160 – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Arizona 160 – Amy Speace)
  • Fairytale – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Fairytale – Amy Speace)
  • Step Out Of The Shade – Amy Speace (May 6, 2006, Step Out Of The Shade – Amy Speace)
  • Double Wide Trailer – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Double Wide Trailer – Amy Speace)
  • Two – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Two – Amy Speace)
  • Can’t Find A Reason To Cry – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Can’t Find A Reason To Cry – Amy Speace)
  • Right Through To Me – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Right Through To Me – Amy Speace)
  • Row Row Row – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Row Row Row – Amy Speace)
  • Dreaming – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Dreaming – Amy Speace)
  • Make Me Lonely Again – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Make Me Lonely Again – Amy Speace)
  • The Real Thing – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, The Real Thing – Amy Speace)
  • Shed This Skin – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Shed This Skin – Amy Speace)
  • Not The Heartless Kind – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Not The Heartless Kind – Amy Speace)
  • Water Landing – Amy Speace (May 16, 2006, Water Landing – Amy Speace)
  • The Morning After the Ball – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, The Morning After the Ball – Amy Speace)
  • Fallen – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Fallen – Amy Speace)
  • Seven Year Itch – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Seven Year Itch – Amy Speace)
  • Transatlantic Conversation – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Transatlantic Conversation – Amy Speace)
  • Idle Hands – Amy Speace (February 5, 2002, Idle Hands – Amy Speace)

Weight of the World

Double Wide Trailer

Step Out Of The Shade

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Creator of Country Anthem VIII – John Denver

John Denver

Filmography of Johny Denver

Feature and Television films:

  • Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
  • Sunshine (1973) (TV)
  • Sierra (1974) (TV Series)
  • The New Land (1974) (TV Series)
  • The Bears and I (1974)
  • Sunshine (1975) (TV Series)
  • Oh, God! (1978) – John Denver, starring
  • The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (1979) (Starring TV, song “Rhymes and Reasons”)
  • Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982) (Starring TV – John Denver & the Muppets)
  • The Christmas Wish (1986) (Starring, song “Love Again”)
  • Son-In-Law (1993) (song “Thank God I’m A Country Boy”)
  • Mimi wo sumaseba (1995) (song “Take Me Home, Country Roads”)
  • The Rock (1996) (song “Leaving on a Jet Plane”)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) (song “Annie’s Song”)
  • Armageddon (1998) (song “Leaving On A Jet Plane”)
  • Final Destination (2000) (song “Rocky Mountain High”)
  • Take Me Home: The John Denver Story (2000) (TV) (songs)
  • The Wedding Planner (2001) (song “Annie’s Song”)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) (song “Leaving on a Jet Plane”)
  • A Song’s Best Friend (2004) – John Denver, starring

Production:

  • Higher Ground (1988) (TV) (co-executive producer)
  • John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982) (TV) (producer)
  • John Denver: Music and the Mountains (1981) (TV) (producer)

Writing:

  • Take Me Home: The John Denver Story (2000) (TV) (book Take Me Home )

Television:

  • Philadelphia Folk Festival (1971) (TV) … Himself
  • The Midnight Special – Episode dated 19 August 1972 (1972) TV Episode … Himself
  • John Denver: Live at Red Rocks (1973) Televised Concert … Himself, Starring
  • The John Denver Sho” (1973) TV Series … Himself
  • McCloud The Colorado Cattle Caper (1974) (TV) Deputy Dewey Cobb Performer: ‘Guess He’d Rather be in Colorado’
  • Doris Day Today (1975) (TV) … Himself
  • Rocky Mountain Christmas (1975) (TV) … Himself
  • The Merv Griffin Show
  • John Denver and Friends (1976) (TV) … Himself
  • The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1976) (TV) … Himself – Co-host
  • Van Dyke and Company
  • The John Denver Special (1976) (TV) … Himself
  • Carpenters Very First Television Special (1976) (TV) … Himself
  • Sinatra and Friends (1977) (TV) … Himself
  • The 20th Annual Grammy Awards (1978) (TV) … Host
  • The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (1979) (TV) … Himself – Performer: ‘Rhymes & Reasons’
  • The 21st Annual Grammy Awards (1979) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • The Muppet Show
  • The 3rd Barry Manilow Special (1979) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • The John Davidson Show
  • The Tomorrow Show
  • John Denver with His Special Guest George Burns: Two of a Kind (1981) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver: Music and the Mountains (1981) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver: Live at Red Rocks (1982) Televised Concert … Himself, Starring
  • John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982) (TV) … Himself
  • The 24th Annual Grammy Awards (1982) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • The 25th Annual Grammy Awards (1983) (TV) … Himself – Host
  • Salute to Lady Liberty (1984) (TV) … Himself
  • In Concert at the Met (1984) (TV) … Himself
  • The 27th Annual Grammy Awards (1985) (TV) … Himself -Host
  • Liberty Weekend (1986) (TV) … Himself
  • Farm Aid ’87 (1987) (TV) … Himself
  • ‘Limbo’ episode of “Magnum P.I.” (April 15, 1987) (TV) … Song “Looking for Space”
  • Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (1987) (TV) … Himself
  • Christmas in Aspen (1988) (TV) … Host
  • The 15th Annual American Music Awards (1988) (TV) … Himself
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1988) (TV) … Himself
  • NBC Nightly News
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Episode dated 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990)
  • The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990) (TV) … Himself
  • Aspen (1991) … Himself
  • Montana Christmas Skies (1991) (TV) … Himself
  • America Comes to Graceland (1993) (TV) … Himself
  • John Denver: The Wildlife Concert (1995) (TV) … Himself
  • Today (Episode dated 1984, 1986, 1991, 1996)
  • John Denver: A Portrait (1998) (V) … Himself
  • Nature (Episode 1998)
  • John Denver: A Song’s Best Friend” (2004) (TV Movie/Documentary) (songs) … Himself, starring

Follow Me

Let Us Begin

The Eagle and the Hawk

Sweet Surrender

12 days of Christmas

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Creator of Country Anthem VII – John Denver

John Denver

I love this song and I think it’s one of the most beautiful song for ever.


Perhaps Love – John Denver & Placido Domingo

Perhaps Love – John Denver & Olivia Newton-John

Placido Domingo Rolando Villazón: Denver’s “Perhaps Love

Perhaps Love — Live at the Met

John Denver – Making of Perhaps Love

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Creator of Country Anthem VI – John Denver

John Denver

Filmography of Johny Denver

  • RECORDING AWARDS
    • ASCAP TOP HITS
      • 1969 – Leaving On A Jetplane
      • 1971 – Follow Me, Take Me Home, Country Roads
      • 1973 – Rocky Mountain high
      • 1974 – back Home Again
      • 1975 – Calypso, Fly Away, I’m Sorry, Thank God I’m A Country Boy
      • 1976 – Looking For Space
      • 1977 – Baby You Look Good To Me Tonight
      • 1978 – How can I Leave You Again
      • 1981 – Take Me Home Country Roads (re-release)

    • Platinum Albums (1 Million Sold):
      • Back Home Again
      • Poems, Prayers and Promises
      • Rocky Mountain High
      • John Denver’s Greatest Hits
      • An Evening With John Denver
      • A Christmas Together (John Denver and the Muppets)
      • I Want To Live
      • Spirit

    • Platinum Singles:
      • Take Me Home Country Roads
      • Gold Albums (1/2 Million Sold):
      • Rocky Mountain High
      • Farewell Andromeda
      • Aerie
      • Windsong
      • Back Home Again
      • Rocky Mountain Christmas
      • Poems, prayers and Promises
      • John Denver’s Greatest Hits
      • An Evening with John Denver
      • I Want To Live
      • A Christmas Together
      • Spirit
      • Somedays Are Diamonds

    • Gold Singles:
      • Sunshine On My Shoulders
      • Back Home Again
      • I’m Sorry
      • Thank God I’m A Country Boy
      • Annie’s Song
      • Perhaps Love (with Placido Damingo)

    • Canadian Gold:
      • John Denver’s Greatest Hits
      • A Christmas Together

    • Australian Gold:
      • Rocky Mountain Christmas
      • An Evening With John Denver
      • Windsong
      • Rocky Mountain High
      • John Denver’s Greatest Hits
      • Poems, Prayers and Promises
      • Back Home Again
      • Higher Ground

    • German Gold:
      • The Best of John Denver

      In 1981, John received a special RCA Award for his album “ John Denver’s Greatest Hits”, which sold in excess of 20 Million copies in the United States alone, and is still one of the largest selling albums in the history of RCA.

  • INTERNATIONAL RECORD SALES
    • AUSTRALIA
      • GOLD (Over 20,000 units sold):
        • Spirit
        • Rocky Mountain High
        • Author
        • John Denver Live
        • An Evening With John Denver
        • Greatest Hits Volume 2
        • Windsong
        • Poems, Prayers and Promises
        • Back Home Again

      • PLATINUM (Over 50,000 units sold):
        • Greatest hits Volume 2
        • Back Home Again
        • Some Days Are Like Diamonds

    • GERMANY
      • GOLD (Over 250,000 units sold):
        • Great Successes (a release of Greatest Hits Vols. 1&2)

      • PLATINUM (Over 500,000 units sold):
        • Great Successes

    • UNITED KINGDOM
      • GOLD (Over 100,000 units sold):
        • An Evening With John Denver
        • Rocky Mountain High
        • Windsong
        • Back Home Again
        • Live in London
        • Best of John Denver

      • PLATINUM (Over 300,000 units sold):
        • Back Home Again
        • Live in London
        • Best of John Denver
        • MUSIC & WRITING AWARDS

Calypso

Poems Prayers and Promises…

Back home again

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Creator of Country Anthem V – John Denver

John Denver

Discography:

  • Studio Albums:
    • 1969 – Rhymes and Reasons
    • 1970 – Take Me To Tomorrow
    • 1970 – Whose Garden Was This?
    • 1971 – Poems, Prayers and Promises
    • 1972 – Aerie
    • 1972 – Rocky Mountain High
    • 1973 – Farewell Andromeda
    • 1974 – Back Home Again
    • 1975 – Windsong
    • 1976 – Spirit
    • 1977 – I Want To Live
    • 1979 – John Denver
    • 1980 – Autograph
    • 1981 – Some Days Are Diamonds
    • 1982 – Seasons Of The Heart
    • 1983 – It’s About Time
    • 1985 – Dreamland Express
    • 1986 – One World
    • 1989 – Higher Ground
    • 1990 – Earth Songs
    • 1990 – The Flower That Shattered The Stone
    • 1991 – Different Directions
    • 1997 – All Aboard!

  • Live albums:
    • 1975 – An Evening With John Denver
    • 1976 – Live in London
    • 1995 – The Wildlife Concert
    • 1997 – The Best of John Denver Live
    • 1999 – Live at the Sydney Opera House
    • 2001 – Christmas in Concert
    • 2002 – The Harbor Lights Concert
    • 2007 – Live in the U.S.S.R.

  • Specialy albums:
    • 1975 – Rocky Mountain Christmas
    • 1979 – A Christmas Together
    • 1982 – Rocky Mountain Holiday
    • 1990 – Christmas, Like A Lullaby
    • 1998 – Forever, John

  • Compilation Albums:
    • 1973 – John Denver’s Greatest Hits
    • 1997 – John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2
    • 1984 – John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3
    • 1994 – The Very Best Of John Denver
    • 1996 – The Rocky Mountain Collection
    • 1997 – Celebration of Life aka Love Again aka The Unplugged Collection
    • 1997 – Country Roads Collection
    • 1998 – The Best of John Denver
    • 2004 – Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits aka A Song’s Best Friend
    • 2006 – 16 Biggest Hits
    • 2007 – The Essential John Denver
    • 2008 – Playlist: The Very Best of John Denver

  • Singles:
    • 1971 – Take Me Home, Country Roads
    • 1971 – Friends With You
    • 1972 – Everyday
    • 1972 – Goodbye Again
    • 1972 – Rocky Mountain High
    • 1973 – I’d Rather Be A Cowboy
    • 1973 – Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)
    • 1973 – Please, Daddy
    • 1974 – Sunshine on My Shoulders
    • 1974 – Annie’s Song
    • 1974 – Back Home Again
    • 1974 – Sweet Surrender
    • 1975 – Thank God I’m a Country Boy
    • 1975 – I’m Sorry / Calypso
    • 1975 – Fly Away (with Olivia Newton-John)
    • 1975 – Christmas for Cowboys
    • 1976 – Looking for Space
    • 1976 – It Makes Me Giggle
    • 1976 – Like a Sad Song
    • 1976 – Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight
    • 1977 – My Sweet Lady
    • 1977 – How Can I Leave You Again
    • 1978 – It Amazes Me
    • 1978 – I Want To Live
    • 1979 – What’s On Your Mind
    • 1979 – Garden Song
    • 1980 – Autograph
    • 1980 – Dancing With The Mountains
    • 1981 – Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)”
    • 1981 – The Cowboy And The Lady
    • 1982 – Perhaps Love (with Placido Domingo)
    • 1982 – Shanghai Breezes
    • 1982 – Seasons Of The Heart
    • 1983 – Wild Montana Skies (later with Aselin Debison)
    • 1984 – Love Again” (with Sylvie Vartan)
    • 1985 – Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight
    • 1985 – Dreamland Express
    • 1989 – And So It Goes (with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

John Denver Remembered – 10 years gone

Medley

Grandma’s Feather Bed

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Creator of Country Anthem IV – John Denver

John Denver

Next years weren’t so good for John’s career. He started to embark upon humanitarian causes, also to help to save wild animal’ life, made friendship with ecological organizations.

John Denver was married twice. The first his wife was Annie Martell. Annie was the subject of his song Annie’s Song. Both adopted two children, boy Zachary and girl Anna Kate. Zachary was subject of song A Baby Just Like You and Merry Christmas, Little Zachary.

In 1982 John divorce with Annie and in 1988 he married Cassandra Delaney, Australian singer and actress. They had daughter Jesse Belle. This marrage wasn’t so long, only 5 years. They divorced in 1993. John Denver reconciled to his first wife Annie. They became friends.

John Denver

It was bad day for all country scene. October 12, 1997. In that day John Denver piloted his aircraft. This A Long-EZ aircraft was experimental aircraft, which was designed by Burt Rutan in 70′s. John had many experiences with piloting. John died in aircraft accident near Pacific Grove, California.

John was cremated with his first guitar – Gibson guitar- which had been given to him by his grandmother and which accompanied him during his all life.

Unfortunately John is death, but his songs with gentle melodies, are still famous. He accompanied himself on 12-strings guitar. His look was immuntable – western shirt, blue eyes, blond hair. HE was typical outdoor person, who loved life in the nature. His favourite color was green, favourite flowers were wild flowers. He lived in Rocky Mountains, in Aspen, Colorado. About this place, he wrote famous song Rocky Mountains High. The other his song Take Me Home, Country Roads became the Country Anthem and became to Songwriters Hall of Fame. Song Leaving On A Jet Plane was used in movie Armagedon.

During life, John Denver acquired a lot of Awards (Grammy, American Music, Emmy, etc.).

List of Awards:
1974 – Album of the Year (Academy of Country Music Awards)-Back Home Again
1975 – Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special (Emmy Awards)-An Evening With John Denver
1975 – Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist (American Music Awards)
1975 – Song of the Year (Country Music Association Awards)- Back Home Again
1975 – Entertainer of the Year (Country Music Association Awards)
1976 – Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist (American Music Awards)
1976 – Favorite Country Male Artist (American Music Awards)
1976 – Favorite Country Album (American Music Awards) – Back Home Again
1997 – Best Musical Album for Children (Grammy Awards)-All Aboard!
1998 – Grammy Hall of Fame Award (Grammy Awards)-Take Me Home, Country Roads

Other recognition:
· Poet Laureate of Colorado, 1977
· People’s Choice Award, 1977
· Carl Sandburg’s People’s Poet Award, 1982
· NASA Public Service Medal, 1985
· Albert Schweitzer Music Award, 1993
· Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1996
· Rocky Mountain High declared state song of Colorado, 2007
· Ten Outstanding Young Men of America, 1979

Calypso

Medley

…Poems Prayers and Promises…

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Creator of Country Anthem III – John Denver

John Denver

In 1969 he started his solo career and recorded his first album named Rhymes and Reasons in RCA Records (recording studio). The album hasn’t huge success, but one song from this album became a number one in the same year. It was song Leaving On A Jet Plane.

In the next year he realised two albums, named Whose Garden Was This? and Take Me To Tomorrow. Although these albums were not as successful as those that followed, they would all be certified gold by the RIAA, and would later be considered some of his best work.

Next year and new album. It was Poem, Prayers and Promised. There was the famous hit and country anthem Take Me Home, Country Roads. From that time, Johny’s career grew up and brought hit by hit.

In year 1972 was recorded his first Top Ten Album. Very famous song fromthat was Rocky Mountain High. It could say, this period was very rich of hits.There were Sunshine On My Shoulders, Annie’s Song, Back Home Again, Thank God I’m Country Boy, Calypso, Sweet Surrender.

Why was he so succesful? What was the key of his popularity? They were many appearances on TV shows. His look with long blond hairs, western shirts with ornaments, etc, it was new image and made him very photogenic person – pop star. Denver made his own show, music special named Rocky Mountain Christmas. This show was watched by many millions people. Live concert An Evening With John Denver won the Emmy. From Muppet Show where John was many times visitor, there began the friendship with Jim Henson.

In 1977 John tried his historionic career in the movie Oh, God!. Year 1975 brought award to him (Country Music Associoation).

John Denver developed not only his singer’s career, but started also wiht charity. In 1977 he co-founded The Hunger Project (“It is non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the state of California. The Hunger Project describes itself as committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In thirteen countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the organization claims it implements programs that mobilize rural grassroots communities to achieve sustainable progress in health, education, nutrition and family income.” More information – Wikipedia) and cooperated with this organization until his death. He made song with this theme, named I Want To Live. John Denver also cooperated with UNICEF (“United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, which was created on December 11, 1946 to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. Its programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children.” More information – Wikipedia).

In 1982 John changed his image – he cut his long hair, he left the glassed and chose contact lenses, he started to work to promote political ideas. He promoted campain of Jimmy Carter. He symphatized with Democratic Party. During 1980′s he critized Reagan Administration and also American Conservatism and Congress. From this period became folk rock ballad Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For), The Ballad of Richard Nixon, The Ballad of Spiro Agnew.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Annie´s Song

Rocky Mountain High

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Creator of Country Anthem II – John Denver

John Denver

I remember that time, when I heard John Denver’s songs the first time. It was in the night on Saturday, by radio in my room on school hostel. I was in bed and listened program of regional radio. Every Saturday was devoted to some country or folk singer. That day it was John Denver. I know the song Take me ome, Country roads, in Czech (by Michal Tučný) and English version, but I didn’t know, who sang it in original or who is author of that. I should tell you, ussually it doesn’t matter for me, who sang or composed or wrote the songs. For me, it’s important if I like it or don’t. The song Take me home, Country roads was only one songs by John what I knew in that time. On that Saturday, I listen about 20 songs and I liked it so much.

John Denver was the most popular folk singer and songwriter of the 1970s. He was born on December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico as Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr..

His father was Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr., the Air Force officer and flight instructor. John grew up near airport and airplanes. Maybe that’s why he liked flying so much. But it’s important to tell he had had some troubles with his father.

When John was years old boy, he received accoustic guitar. It was present by his grand mother. He started to learn during the time on college at local pubs. In the same time he adopted this next famous surname “Denver” (from the capital city of his favourite state).

In 1964 he leaved the University (Architecture at Texas Tech University) and went to Los Angeles, California, where he sang in folk pubs. One year later, he started with music folk group The Chad Mitchell Trio. Later band renamed to The Mitchell Trio and then Denver, Boise, and Johnson (the names of band members: John Denver, David Boise and Michael Johnson).

Thank God I’m a Country Boy

Sunshine on my shoulder

The Strangest Dream

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Creator of Country Anthem I – John Denver

John Denver

I think nobody is her who have never heard this legendary song, which became the Country Anthem. I know, everybody knows the name of it. Yes, you’re true. It’s Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver.

I don’t know how many translation this song has, but in our language it’s known as Veď mě dál cesto má and this song is sung by many singers and also near every campfire and country festivals.



That’s why, here it is:
TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS
Written By John Denver, Bill Danoff, and Taffy Nivert

Almost Heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, growin’ like a breeze

Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
West Virginia mountain mama
Take me home, Country Roads

All my memories gather ’round her
Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eye

Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
West Virginia mountain mama
Take me home, Country Roads

I hear her voice, in the mornin’ hour as she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin’ down the road I get a feelin’
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
West Virginia mountain mama
Take me home, Country Roads

Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
West Virginia mountain mama
Take me home, Country Roads

Take me home, Country Roads
Take me home, Country Roads

Take me home, Country Roads

Take me home, Country Roads

Take me home, Country Roads

Take me home, Country Roads (1983 – in Japan)

Take me home, Country Roads (by Pavel Bobek – legend of Czechoslovakia music scene)

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Heavenly sound from the Grand Ole Opry III – Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline

Black day came on March 5, 1963. She returned from benefit show, which was at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas. Her last song in this show was I’ll Sail My Ship Alone. It’s irony of destiny, that Dottie West invited her to returned back with her and her husband Bill by car. But Patsy wanted to be asap with her children and that why she used airplane. It was in forest near town Camden in Tennessee, the airplane crashed at 6:20 p.m., only 90 miles from the Nashville.

Patsy Cline died in her 30 old. There were also Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas. There were no survivors. Loretta Lynn, her very good friend came to know this horrible message in the morning from radio. It was great loss for all Country World.

Patsy Cline was buried in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia, at Shenandoah Memorial Park. In the forest near Camden there was erected the bell tower to the memories of Patsy with help of Loretta Lynn and Dottie West. The bell plays hymns daily at 6:00 pm, the hour when her death. Many item, which were found in the place of airplane crash, were donated to The Country Music Hall of Fame.

After death the sale of the records didn’t stop. Singles of Sweet Dreams of You, Leavin’ On Your Mind and Faded Love came the greatest hits of 1963, the songs When You Need a Laugh and He Called Me Baby in 1964 and song Anytime in year 1969.

Patsy had inspired many country singers, such as Loretta Lynn, Reby McEntir, Sylvie. Loretta Lynn did homage to Patsy by her album I Remember Patsy in 1977.

In 1973 Patsy was elected to The Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1985 there was produced the movie about her life, named Sweet Dreams: The Life and Times of Patsy Cline by HBO/Tri Star Pictures.

Discography:
During her live were released these albums:
1957 Patsy Cline
1961 Patsy Cline Showcase
1962 Sentimentally Yours

Charted singles:

  • 1957 Walkin’ After Midnight
  • 1957 A Poor Man’s Roses (Or a Rich Man’s Gold)
  • 1959 Cry Not for Me
  • 1959 I Fall to Pieces
  • 1961 Crazy
  • 1962 Who Can I Count on
  • 1962 She’s Got You
  • 1962 Strange
  • 1962 When I Get Thru’ With You
  • 1962 Imagine That
  • 1962 So Wrong
  • 1962 You’re Stronger Than Me
  • 1962 Heartaches
  • 1962 Why Can’t He Be You
  • 1963 Leavin’ On Your Mind
  • 1963 Sweet Dreams (Of You)
  • 1963 Faded Love
  • 1963 When You Need a Laugh
  • 1964 He Called Me Baby
  • 1968 Anytime
  • 1980 Always
  • 1980 I Fall to Pieces
  • 1981 Have You Ever Been Lonely” (w/ Jim Reeves) 5
  • 1982 I Fall to Pieces” (w/ Jim Reeves) 54
  • 1999 There He Goes

A Tribute

Remembering Patsy Cline

How Can I Face Tomorrow

I’ve Loved and Lost Again

A Bottle Of Wine and Patsy Cline

Pick Me Up On Your Way Down

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