What do you think of when you hear the words Red Dirt Country? I think of a couple things. First, I think of the Red Hills of Clark County, Kansas near where I went to High School.
Seeing this picture that I took almost 13 years ago with my first digital camera brings back a few memories. Including rappelling of the bridge that is in the middle of the picture. I also remember many times driving down this road on the way back from shopping trips to Dodge City, school events or other trips out of town.
I also remember trips to Red Carpet Bible Camp just south of us in Oklahoma. We always came back from camp with red shoes because of the Oklahoma red dirt.
Also, my mind wanders towards the Oklahoma Panhandle and my cousin Buck who was an old-time cowboy.
Stillwater, Oklahoma is well known in the Country Western music world for the distinctive sound of Red Dirt Music or Red Dirt Country. The origins of Red Dirt music can be traced back to Stillwater and Bob Childers, the Godfather of Red Dirt music, in the late 1970’s. However, the Stillwater music scene goes back much further to the 1920’s and the early days of Western music. I will not go into the details now, but look for a post about it in the future. I am still doing research 🙂 One of my cousins from Stillwater played a big role in spreading Western music across the country.
So, now for what actually prompted my wandering thoughts about Red Dirt Country.
One of my friends from Grade School in Ottumwa, Iowa is a big No Justice fan. I will not go into the details, but No Justice has helped her through a few problems. They have not only helped through their music, but have also taken a personal interest in her and she has been on stage with them and ridden on their tour bus. Several of our former classmates have helped make this possible and I decided that I also wanted to do a little something for her.
No Justice is one of the most popular Red Dirt bands today and they are rapidly becoming even more popular. My friend has been promoting No Justice to all of her friends and has been trying to help them get more likes on their Facebook page. So, help me help my friend and stop by the No Justice Facebook page and press the like button :-).
Also, keep your eyes open for my posts about the original Stillwater sound.