Trace Adkins, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

September 1st, 2009, 12:55 pm by Greg

traceAdkins“Well, my dad was a huge country music fan, and he always had quite an album collection of country music. So I didn’t have to buy albums by Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings and Don Williams and that kind of stuff because I was able to just borrow them from him.

“So I think that the first album I ever bought myself was probably John Denver’s ‘Rocky Mountain High,’ believe it or not.”

Trace Adkins will open the show for Toby Keith at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, September 3.


Gary Puckett, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

July 22nd, 2009, 12:55 pm by Greg


“Yeah, it was Elvis.

I can’t remember what the title of the album was, but I know that you’d recognize it if you saw it. It was the one that had kind of a yellow background with a shot of Elvis from the top of his shoulders up, and he was sort of turned to the side.

It had songs like ‘When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again’ and ‘Old Shep.’ That was a great record, and I remember it well except to the title, which is now stubbornly escaping me.

My folks had recently bought one of those new hi-fi cabinet systems. I don’t think it was stereo. And I remember sitting in front of that thing listening to Elvis sing his tunes.”

Gary Puckett steps into the spotlight at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. on Friday, July 24.

Kathy Mattea, What Was The First Album You Ever Bought?

May 1st, 2009, 4:25 pm by Greg


“Let’s see. I didn’t get a record player that would play albums until right before I went off to college. I think the first album I bought was a jazz record by Kenny Rankin, ‘Silver Morning.’ Before that, it was hand-me-down eight-track tapes from my brothers, including the Woodstock soundtrack and James Taylor. Eight tracks, yeah, baby. Oh God, it was awful. Of course, I also had some Beatles singles that I played on my tiny record player when I was a kid.”
Kenny Rankin: Silver Morning

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