Hannah Bethel exudes some solid country wisdom made famous by Dolly Parton in her latest release “Rhinestone Rodeo.” Both believe life is sweeter when you have an attitude of gratitude, and each has a knack for turning adversity into works of art.
June Carter — who was born 90 years ago Sunday (June 23) — seemed destined to live out her artistic life as a team player. Born into the fabled Carter Family triumvirate that included her mother, Maybelle, June gained her highest visibility recording and writing songs with others.
In poems and songs, “images” are those clusters of words that appeal so vividly to our senses that we tend to remember them long after we’ve forgotten the rest of the words surrounding them. Think of T.S. Eliot’s “when the evening is spread out against the sky/like a patient etherized upon a table,” from “The... […]