Today we add another great guest blogger to the list of venerable scribes who have written for us. First Anthony DeCurtis wrote about the legendary Rolling Stones, recently Alan Light gave us his take on Josh Groban, and now James Sullivan is talking COUNTRY BUILT. James is the author of four books, including biographies of James Brown and George Carlin, and a frequent contributor to the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone and more. He’s at www.jamessullivanauthor.com and on Twitter @sullivanjames.
Country music is often called a storytelling music. As the great songwriter Harlan Howard once said, it’s “three chords and the truth.” On Pandora’s new specialty station, Country Built, we’re recalling some of the best stories about American music.
Your host, Otis Gibbs – himself a mighty fine songwriter in the traditional American mode – is your tour guide through more than half a century of landmark recordings by timeless artists. Each episode of Country Built will also feature a special appearance from a “future” representative of the style. …