East Texas fans of traditional country music are in for a treat, actually several treats, over the next few weeks.

TNT - A Dynamite Show

Saturday, June 22nd, the Smith Family Foundation presents this concert which features legendary country performers T.G. Sheppard and T. Graham Brown. Doors will open at the Polk County Commerce Center in Livingston at 6 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m.

Kelly Lang and East Texas' own Johnny Riley will be performing. Tickets are $20 for general admission and range up to $40 for reserved seating. Proceeds will benefit the Polk County Commerce Center and College.

T.G. Sheppard

His career has included 21 #1 hits, a close bond with Elvis Presley, and a stint with Motown Records. His long trail of chart-toppers includes "Party Time", "I Loved 'em Every One", and "War is Hell on the Homefront, Too".

T. Graham Brown

The career of this soulful singer has spanned five decades. He's given us huge hits like "I Tell it Like it Used to Be", "Wine Into Water", and "Hell and High Water". He also hosts LIVE WIRE on Sirius XM.

Gene Watson: Outside the Box

On Thursday, July 11th, one of the smoothest vocalists ever in country music will perform at the Pines Theater in downtown Lufkin. Watson has had 23 top-ten songs with eleven of those reaching the top of the chart.

He has given us iconic songs like "Love in the Hot Afternoon", "Fourteen Carat Mind", and "Farewell Party".

Here's the bad news...the event at The Pines is basically sold out. Only a few scattered single tickets are remaining as of this posting.

See the Most Played Country Song from the Year You Were Born

Who had the most played country song during the year you were born? This list is a fascinating time capsule of prevalent trends from every decade in American history. Scroll through to find your birth year and then click to listen. Some of these songs have been lost through the years, many of them for good reason!

Men named Hank dominated early before stars like Freddie Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson Clint Black took over to close the 1980s. More recently it's been Tim Mcgraw, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen. Did the most-played country song from the year you were born become a favorite of yours later? All info comes from Billboard's country airplay charts.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

35 Country Songs That Tell a Great Story

It's no secret that country music is the storytelling genre. In fact, it would probably be easier to compile a list of country songs that don't tell a story. But we've taken our best swing at assembling the genre's best storytelling songs, including modern releases as well as classics.

Gallery Credit: Carena Liiptak






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