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Hit Songwriter Wayne Kemp Dead at 74

Wayne Kemp — the writer and co-writer of such hits as Johnny Cash’s “One Piece at a Time,” George Strait’s “The Fireman” and Johnny Paycheck’s “I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised” — died Monday (March 9) at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tennessee. He was 74. One of Kemp’s most-loved songs, which… Read more »

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Country Video Virgins: Their First Time Watching

When you first see the headline for this video, you can practically guarantee it will not end well. It’s called “Americans Watch Country Music Videos for the First Time.” So, of course, there are the generalizing generalizations. “A lot of drunk white people singing about how they like barbecue sauce or something,” says the first… Read more »

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