Author Archives: Bruce Honick

Waylon Jennings Throws the Book at His Colorful Career

Waylon Jennings Throws the Book at His Colorful Career

Originally published in the August 20, 1996 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  With his heart in country music but with a foot solidly planted in rockabilly, Waylon Jennings shook up the buttoned‑down Music Row establishment after first trying to play the game by its rules. “If there’s no edge in the music, there’s no edge…MORE

Lonestar: Off Like a Shot with “Tequila Talkin’”

Lonestar: Off Like a Shot with “Tequila Talkin’”

A famous saloon and a drinking song have made the country band Lonestar the newest toast of the town. The new BNA Records group got its big break by playing as the house band at Nashville’s famous Wildhorse Saloon, then vaulted to success with its debut single, “Tequila Talkin’.” “The Lonestar sound … you’d have…MORE

Alan Jackson’s Country Cookbook Offers His Favorite Down-Home Fare

Alan Jackson’s Country Cookbook Offers His Favorite Down-Home Fare

Originally published in the September 26, 1995 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Don’t worry, Julia Child. Alan Jackson’s hot-selling cookbook won’t tread on your *haute cuisine* turf. Alan’s *Who Says You Can’t Cook It All* is as countrified as his music. *Who Says You Can’t Cook It All* contains 47 of the superstar’s favorite recipes…MORE

Brooks & Dunn: Country Music’s No. 1 Duo Keeps Their Feet on the Ground

Brooks & Dunn: Country Music’s No. 1 Duo Keeps Their Feet on the Ground

Originally published in the November 1, 1994 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  After three years as country music’s hottest duo, has Brooks & Dunn got two big heads? Not on your life. “We’re both way too realistic and neurotic about this business to assume for a second that stardom has set in,” Ronnie Dunn told…MORE

Merle Haggard: From Convict to King of the Hill (1994)

Merle Haggard: From Convict to King of the Hill (1994)

Originally published in the Oct. 18, 1994 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  Once, Merle Haggard could see no further than the walls of San Quentin prison. Today he views life from the top of the world of country music—the newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. A star-studded tribute album and a television special add to…MORE

Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr. Together At Last

Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr. Together At Last

Originally published in the September 20, 1994 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  Nothing like a little fishing between friends to take the edge off a potential controversy. So with that in mind and with pole in hand, Alan Jackson recently answered Hank Williams Jr.’s request to appear in Bocephus’ forthcoming video, “I Ain’t Going Peacefully.” It…MORE

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Rumor Has It

Rumor Has It

Margo Price released her new album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, on July 10. The 10-song album was co-produced by Sturgill Simpson. photo by TCD