Starting today, I’m rounding off the rest of the year with a look back at some of the memorable Oklahoma music milestones in 2011.
Since we’ve got 13 days left in 2011, I’m cunningly naming this series the “13 Days of Oklahoma Music.” Through next Saturday, Dec. 31, look for a video or two each day from a performer with Oklahoma ties who experienced a major milestone in this year almost gone.
In the first installment, let’s flash back to January, when Oklahoma’s own Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson released her latest album “The Party Ain’t Over,” produced by rocker Jack White. In appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Conan,” the Maud native showed that she may be a septuagenarian but she can still flat-out rock.
Also in 2011, the longtime Oklahoma City resident was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Women Who Rock” exhibit, played the Bonnaroo and Stagecoach festivals and celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband/manager Wendell Goodman.
Jackson will perform on “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul,” airing at 8 tonight on VH1. For more on the show, click here.