Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 15, 1974 · Page 16
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, September 15, 1974
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4B Northweit Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Sept. T5, FAYITTIVIULI, ARKANSAS How Did The Hillbillies Do It? Nashville, Tenn: The Boom Town That Country Music Built NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Boom town, they call it. Not just here. Ask in New York or Los Angeles, where they're ·j wondering how the hillbillies -fdid it. ivf The "hillbillies" know. They grin about it as their hard leather boot heels urge Cadillacs along Middle Tennessee's '.hill country roads. They're '"heading out to Franklin or Hen' 'dersonville, where a discreet ' 'mailbox punctuates the end of '·"a long curving drive leading to f ' a ranch-style estate. : -' Boom town, but not built on oil or steel. It's the cily music '-built. ·· "The Row" hints the story. :."The industry offices and -.recording studios hiding inside a dozen blocks of converted =\vooden dwellings now rub ·'·· 'shoulders with occasional glass ../and steel. And there's a fancy ' jiew hotel there on the corner - across from the Country Music Jail of Fame. But there's no Row. And they still work in shirt sleeves. Does diet Atkins wear a coat and tie to work? "Hell, no, lady" he laughs ncredulously. Downtown, from Capitol Hill over to the Cumberland River and beyond, the liigh-risers and lonky tonks squeeze together ike those in most other cities of a half-million people. BLOODSTREAM AND SOUL But this city's bloodstream and soul are different. Walk down Broadway and run into Del Reeves or Dolly ·curtains opened. And then neon Music hey'd sit down and hit a few icks -- just for Tootsie Bess. But the Opry moved out Bricy Parkway to Opryland, U.S.A., a vasit music "theme" oark with acres of shows and amusement rides. With it went lomething special. The country music aura 'owntown these 'days is only a rnost of its former self. The vreckers which may eventually plinter the Ryman practice on \ few old tourist traps. But lira or no aura, $200 million vorth of country music records Parton. Skirt some kid lugging a guitar case nearly as worn : his shoes. The Ryman Auditorium, that red brick Gothic womb of the Grand Ole Opry, stands around the corner from Toolsie's Orchid Lounge, a former haunt of slars who stopped in to wet their whistles before the Opry awards, to be set and scenery or three movies this summer and to allow big-name entertainers to come and go .with little fanfare. And the tourists, out of place in their new, ' straw cowboy iats, still flock to Tootsie's to gawk at walls papered with Jiousands of celebrity . pictures. The stars don't come in as of- len, but things haven't changed that much. vere sold last year, and more nan 95 per cent of them were ·ut in Nashville. This city is sophisticatec :nough to host the Grammy SLOWER MOOD "Yeah, them funky pickers still . hobo in off the streets, thinking they're gonna get rich, and 1 just tell 'em they better catch the next train out." Mama Bess's voice rises a couple of octaves above the jukebox's latest Conway Twilty single. The city's mood Is slower :hnn in New York or Los Angeles. That's cart of its secret. "It's a good creative atmosphere. Like the Village in New York a few years ago or Paris in Gertrude Stein's day," observed Jerry Wood of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). And Jerry Bradley, head of N a s h v i l l e ' s R C A product, wouldn't leave. "Now you take New York for example. I wouldn't even catch a plane to go there and record. The musicians come in and do their sessions and lake their 10-minute breaks and come back and play the subway home. "Down here, all of us get together and everybody puts :heir heads together and throws in their own licks and we make a record. All o( us together. "I can remember when they could only do o n e session in this town at a time because there was Just one string section," recalls Bradley. The American Federation o( Musicians local now lists 2,200 members. The 15,877 recording sessions completed in Nashville in 1973 are roughly triple the 1969 figure. Fifty-two per cent of all singles produced in the world last year were cut here. In 1962, 81 radio stations in some more. And then they take the nation programmed country music. Now, 12 years later, 1,116 stations have at least two lours of country music each day. PULLS NASHVILLE The swelling country tide is pulling Nashville with it. How many people and how much money Is the country music industry worth? The state's Department of Economic and C o m m u n i t y Development counts 5,000 employed in recording, booking and publish ing alone, That doesn't include promotion, trade magazines or any of the related industries. The department estimates gross receipts from the industry for the greater Nashville area at $300 million annually. If this is a boom town, music Is Its fast. A S C A P' i Jerry Wood said: "Music Is two things: en- lertalnment and money. So far, here's a kind o! honesty within the context of the business world here. I'd bate to see this become a rip-off town." Bradley added, "We haven't gotten to the place yet where we're Jealous of e a c h other's success. But we may be approaching it. It*ll b .a Itw years it it comes." 'The Solemn Ole Judgi," George D. Hay, was the Opry's first emcee. And h« always knew the value of honesty and simplicity, too. "Keep it close to the ground, boys," he'd fay before «v«ry show. · Live It Up By H. D. MCCARTY Chaplain of the Razor backs v The world is full of imitations ; and substitutions. It is be' coming increasingly difficult , to judge the real from the false. ·"What used to be the chrome on the dashboard of my car is now just painted plastic. Although .such a substitution in my car might make little difference in the greater issues of life, there are some situations where imitations or '. substitutes could be fatal. This is especially true when one is faced with the claims of Jesus Christ. The authentic Christ claims to be God in the flesh. He said He could deliver man from fear, frustration, depression and anxiety. He promised power, love, joy and peace for those · - w h o would accept the gift of life. Somehow, this docsn'-t sccin to be the dominant product of the "church crowd" today, no matter how zealous they might appear. Yet, one of the strongest proofs that the church really belongs to Christ is that it still survives the hypocrisy, selfishness, pride, narrowness, judg- . -mental attitudes, lovelcssness greed, sectarianism, sloth and materialism of of us who label ourselves as Christians. THE CRUX of the matter for hose who are serious about .rue Christianity is to understand the difference between :he authentic Christ and the imitations and substitutions offered by His followers. Many folks would riot reject the authentic Christ -- the real Jesus -- if they took an honest look at His true magnificence. Many Christians, even though well intentioned, "slice" Christ up' in pieces and offer Him to the world as the Methodist Christ, the Baptist Christ, the Catholic Christ, the Presbyter- Christ, or the funless Christ, the "tongues" Christ, the Christ of the hypocrites, or perhaps the Christ of the naughty no no's!! (etc., etc.) The way of maturity in overcoming this split picture is to focus on the authentic Christ Himself rather than on the mistakes of His followers. IF YOU WANTED to become great coach, you wouldn't study the man who had won two and lost eighty-three! You'd study a man who has the credentials of success. Let's not blame Christ and ignore him because 'of the stupidity and foolishness of His followers. The authentic Christ is exciting and satisfying. Don't accept substitutes-or imitations. Today In. History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Sunday, Sept. 15, the .258lh day of 1974. There are 107 . 'days left in the year. .'. Today's highlight in history: .; On this date in 1949, Konrad ..-Adenauer hecame the first chancellor of West Germany. . . On this date -'.., In 1777, the Polish aristocrat, .Count Casimir Pulaski. w a s commissioned a major general : in the American Revolutionary ./.Army. In 1789. the U.S. Department ? .of Foreign Affairs changed its ^-name to the Department of -'Stale. ;.,. In 1914, during World War I, r:, German New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago surrendered to the British. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew to Germany to try to mediate a German - Czechoslovak dispute. In 1942, in World War II, Ger, man armies attacked the Soviet city of Stalingrad. . In 1959, Soviet Premier Nicita Khrushchev arrived in Washington to begin a 13 - day visit to the United States, Ten years ago: There was a major breakthrough for religious freedom behind the Iron Curtain when the Vatican and the Hungarian government signed an agreement restoring the church's right to form a hierarchy in Hungary. Five years ago: U.N. Secretary-General U Thant called for restoration of w h a t he called "normal relations" between Moscow and Peking and between Washington and Peking. One year ago: King Gustaf of Sweden died at flO after a reign of nearly 23 years. Today's birthdays: Educator Milton Eisenhower is 75. Singer and pianist Bobby Short is 50 . Thought for today: Every girl can keep house better than her mother -- till she tries -Thomas Fuller, English clergyman, 1608-1G6I. ffiiBKta 76crs Sign Choice PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ ..'The Philadelphia 76ers have ' signed Iheir No. 4 draft choice, Lawyer "Butch" Taylor, a cen- ..ter from the University of 'Jacksonville. Taylor averaged 17.6 points and 12.1 rebounds last season, a -76ers spokesman said Friday. The National Basketball Association club also announced it had signed free agnt .Ben Johnson, a forward from Grand Valley Colege in Michigan. Blalock Ahead FORT WORTH. Tex. -- Jane Blalock shot a 69 to capture the first-round lead in the $40,000 Charity Golf Classic. Goalie Traded ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Third- year goalie Wayne Slcphenson was sent to the Philadelphia Flyers Friday for rookie right winger Randy Andreachnck and the Flyers' 1975 second- round d r a f t choice, the St. Louis Blues announced. 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