Sunday, January 31, 2016

Girl From The North Country~~Blue Mountain

4 comments:

Jeffery in Alabama said...

I was just backtracking through your posts and saw this one (out of pocket last week). Sam Bush wrote and recorded this song. It deals with the the grisly murder of a very popular Grand Ole Opry star and his wife. I saw "Bean" at the old Rhyman about '72-73. I was about eight or nine. My parents had an old VW pop-up camper and we stayed in the KOA which is still going just north of The Opryland Hotel. Anyhow a very haunting song. The surviving Brown "boy" was turned loose from prison just recently. I thought I'd never see the day, but in the strange times, anything is possible. Jeffery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpB0rAACfKA

Lisa Lane said...

Good to see you back! : ) I remember the story, but not the song...thanks for sharing. It is still talked about there.

Jeffery in Alabama said...

Yes, it is still talked about there. I pass by Ridgetop (just north of Nashville) quite frequently. I've got a good friend who lives near Portland and he has been an avid follower of the plight of the Brown boys. Speaking of Stringbean, there are many videos on YouTube of him, Grandpa Jones, etc., from the early days to the "Hee Haw" days. Grandpa and String were best friends and fishing buddies. He is the one that found them dead. The Akemans' lived right across the road from Grandpa and Roma. A tragic story indeed.

Lisa Lane said...

I have friends, and family in Portland, and Ridgetop...and of course the race track is there as well...That is also the area I was a licensed RE Agent for years....It's a small world after all....sadly it is also a greedy and gruesome one as well.

t013 of course you watched Hee Haw...who didn't back in the day? BR 549...thats a given as well..Population 3497 Salute!