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A lifelong beloved hometown friend of Sonny has passed. Legendary record producer and Fame studio owner Rick Hall, the man regarded as the “Father of Muscle Shoals Music,” died early Tuesday morning on January 2, 2018. Rick was 85. We mourn his passing and offer our deepest condolences to his family. Rick’s Grammy-winning production talents […]
Celebrating life, friendship and music with one of the great times Sonny shared with Glen Campbell in this 1970 video clip from “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour”. Jerry Reed joins with Glen to perform this Bill Monroe classic with Sonny on fiddle and James Burton on dobro.
During the internationally televised Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 13, 2017 with a total viewership of 24.95 million the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences honored Sonny James by including him in not only their full textural listings of those who passed, but graciously included video and audio of Sonny performing “Young Love” during […]
Sonny and his Southern Gentlemen (L-R: Duane West, Milo Ligget, Sonny, Gary Robble, Lin Bown) stop by the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.
As far as Sonny James and The Southern Gentlemen were concerned Lin Bown was the best blending first tenor that ever was. Originally from Easton, Massachusetts, Lin was the youngest of the Parsons when he took over the 1st tenor spot with this church college acapella quartet in 1961 at the age of 17. Their […]
He was their bass singer and by the time East Liverpool, Ohio’s Glenn Huggins had lived out every singer’s dream, he would forever be known as “Mr. Running Bear”. Originally called the Parsons, their average age was almost 18 when they started singing at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts in September 1959. Little did […]
May 1, 1928 When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall, We used to love while others used to play. Don’t ask me why, but time has passed us by, Some one else moved in from far away. Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small, And you don’t ask the time of […]
DATELINE: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2016 After hearing for decades about the town of Hackleburg, Alabama, I was finally able to make the pilgrimage there. The occasion was, by no means, a happy one. Jimmie Hugh Loden, professionally known as Sonny James, was laid to rest that day in his beloved hometown. He had died at […]
CHURCH: BRENTWOOD HILLS CHURCH OF CHRIST SERVICE PART 1 SERVICE PART 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Saturday may be one of the few times crowds of people passed through the historic walls of RCA’s Studio A. With cameras in hand and music in the speakers, visitors took a step back in time to celebrate the building’s 50th anniversary. Little has changed since Studio A opened in 1965, but […]
Sonny James: The Southern Gentleman (1995) Originally Published December 12, 1995 in Nash Country Weekly Paul Ladd | Published: May 16, 2012 When you think about the all-time superstars of country music, the name Sonny James may not immediately pop into your mind. But Sonny, known as “The Southern Gentleman,” was a megastar, reeling off […]
Article originally published by CMT on November 1, 2006 Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com. Sonny James isn’t giving interviews. But don’t get the wrong idea. He isn’t playing hard to get just because he’s being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Monday […]
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- Christmas 2018: Eric Clapton Records Sonny James Christmas Song
- Celebrating A Hometown Friend: Rick Hall
- Celebrating Glen Campbell
- 2017 Grammy Awards Highlight Sonny James In Memoriam
- Hollywood, California: December 2nd, 1966
- Remembering Lin Bown: The Southern Gentlemen’s 1st Tenor
- Sonny James – Korean War Veteran
- Mr. Running Bear Reaches Other Side
5 Star Amazon Review:
Listening to Sonny James never gets old. I have bought thousands of CDs & albums, but Sonny's recordings tops them all. His voice is always in perfect pitch, easily reaching all of the notes without the slightest vocal strain; a feat very few artist can boast of. Being a vocalist & musician myself, I have admired Sonny's music since I was a child. His influence was the driving force that started my musical career and the ride has been wonderful & extremely rewarding. His music is some of the best music that has ever been recorded.