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The Curious Case of CJ Garton

In the last generation or so, the recording part of the country-music business changed dramatically. Back in the ’90s, when Oklahoma stars like Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and Ronnie Dunn were busy taking Nashville and the country listening public with the force of an F5 tornado, the important thing was getting a record deal. Being signed to a major...

Three Chords and the Truth

On a morning not long ago, as James Robert Webb sat gazing out his hotel room window at the Nashville skyline, he found himself recalling another room, another view, and another time. The memory came from a couple of decades earlier in his life, back when he was a student at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.   “My friends and...