Grandmas Angel - When The Leaves Fall Again - I Cut My Teeth On Country Music - She's Gonna Leave Me - She Cried First - A Heartach To Show - Out Of Body - A Baby Again - Truck Drivin' Harley Man - She Squeezes The Toothpaste In The Middle - Have I Told You How Much I Love You - Let's Make It a Goodie - One Of Us - Dear Friend
Red Johnson is without a doubt one of my very favorite old-time traditional country singers and songwriters. He wrote and recorded "There's A Grand Ole Opry Show Playing Somewhere" for Capitol Records. Did you know that? It's a great song done by a great singer-songwriter. This CD is full of those amazingly moving 'country' songs that we all like so very much. I think it's the combination of Red's penetrating voice combined with his ability to write songs full of 'memory' thoughts that is so important to all of us. Thanks Red for this amazingly well done old timey one. Like I've said before, you can have all the singin' and pickin' abilities in the world, but it won't do you much without that special song. I like every one of them on this finely crafted musical work. All the way through. Red thanks his fellow muscians: Chuck Peterson on lead guitar and vocals; Kermit Clarin on steel; Don Thoms on harmonica cross harp; Larry Seldon on Dobro; and Merle Cernohlevek on diatonic harmonica.
Red just did this CD in 2008, so it is automatically eligible for the Rural Roots Music Commission's annual traditional music awards. This one will get a special push from me. Thanks for the very fond memories Red, and we'll be seeing you in LeMars heading up the good ole country music show. I hope we get to hear his kind of yodel, like he does on "She's Gonna Leave Me" That's a super CD you made...real country, not much left like it anymore.
Bob Everhart editor
Traditional Magazine &
President of the National Traditional Country Music Assn
Founder of The National Old-Time Country & Bluegrass Festival
Red johnson began his career in the 50's as a
singer-songwriter and band leader, writing songs
for rex allen & dave dudley, and scored a hit on
capitol records with a tribute song to patsy cline ,
hawkshaw hawkins, cowboy copas and others, with
"there's a grand ol opry show playing somewhere"
red is a member of 2 halls of fame being
the rock & country hall of fame & the national traditional
country music hall of fame and is a charter member of the
country music assn. Red is a regular performer on the rfd channels "midwest
country" show. And has recorded 10 albums of self-written
songs which include "sunday will come again, veterans day &
i'll see you in the morning. His shows include lots of laughter &
family style music. "songs with substance"