Laura Nyro

The singer/songwriter for the ages — Laura Nyro — born on October 18, 1947. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Legend.

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Randy Travis

“When he sang, the women were screaming and fainting, and it was crazy,” Jackson said. “I loved it. Someone singing real country music and having that effect and sellingall those records, it just made me so happy.” ~ Alan Jackson

October 16, 2016 ~ Randy Travis is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and leads everyone  in a tear-laced rendition of “Amazing Grace.”

Source: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

Joni Mitchell Discusses Her New Book of Early Songs and Drawings | The New Yorker

Another must have …

“Morning Glory on the Vine”—a collection of drawings and watercolors that are paired with handwritten lyrics and bits of poetry—feels like an extension of Mitchell’s already considerable reach.

Source: Joni Mitchell Discusses Her New Book of Early Songs and Drawings | The New Yorker