September 14: Mike Cooley is 48 Happy Birthday

Mike Cooley, guitarist, songwriter and singer in one of our favorite bands Drive-By Truckers, was born 14 September 1966. Happy Birthday, Mike Cooley! Drive-By Truckers are an alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, but two of the members (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) are originally from The Shoals region of Northern Alabama, and the band strongly identifies with Alabama. Their music uses three guitars as well …

August 24: Drive-By Truckers released The Dirty South in 2004

You can throw me in the Colbert County jailhouse. You can throw me off the Wilson Dam but there ain’t much difference in the man I wanna be and the man I really am. We ain’t never gonna change. “The Dirty South” was released on August 24 in 2004 – 10 years ago today. The Dirty South is the fifth album by Alabamian alternative country/Southern rock group Drive-By …

June 17 in music history

Today: Elvis Presley released From Elvis In Memphis in 1969, 45 years ago (read more) After a 14-year absence from Memphis, Elvis Presley returned to cut what was certainly his greatest album. .. The result was one of the greatest white soul albums (and one of the greatest soul albums) ever cut, with brief but considerable forays into country, pop, …

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