Hot rods spark chart-topping hits

I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were thinking about the music I told one of the car show planners I would burn a CD […]

Chamber collects songs of Tucumcari in album

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The city of Tucumcari has found a new way to market itself. Tucumcari and Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Beaulieu produced a 14-song CD that’s all about Tucumcari. Beaulieu said he began working on the “Songs of Tucumcari” CD in September, three months after taking the […]

Press release: Chamber produces “Song of Tucumcari” CD

Freedom New Mexico Shortly after taking the Executive Director’s position at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, Bob Beaulieu noticed there were a number of songs out there with a Tucumcari theme. Folk, pop, rock, country and even big band songs. Many were older professional tunes and some were by new amateur performers with Web […]

Cowboy songs flavor Heritage Dayze festival

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In the same year that Jack Thorp was having his cowboy songs printed in Estancia, Tucucmari was incorporated as a city.The year was 1908. It is not known if Thorp was ever in Tucumcari, but Colorado historian and musician Mark Gardner said Thorp traveled all over the state collecting range ballads. So, it is possible […]

Our gifts are in plain sight

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Christmas is coming and we’ll all be singing …  We will, you know. We’ll be singing in church – and we’ll be singing out of church. Christmas carols .. pop Christmas songs.  Because Christmas isn’t just a religious holiday; it’s green trees and colored lights, shopping for gifts and […]

Wilson to visit, Cooper to perfrom, paper drive Dec. 1

Wilson set to visit Monday New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson, who is running for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, will be visiting Tucumcari Monday. Wilson, who has served as a U.S. representative from 1998 to the present, is conducting a listening tour and will field questions and discuss issues with […]

Musician leads children in upbeat program

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Ninety-six children and adults from the city’s library program enjoyed musical story telling by folk music singer Andy Mason of Portales Thursday at the Elks Club. Mason’s appearance was part of the Tucumcari Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “The children really enjoyed this show a lot,” said assistant librarian […]

Is your brain stuck on a musical tune?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Sometimes we get songs that are stuck in our heads. We keep hearing the song, or a fragment of a song, over and over. After hearing a TV commercial about the “itsy, bitsy” yellow polka-dot bikini, I kept hearing my brain do a replay for several hours. I even […]

Performance tonight will feature traditional New Mexican music

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Jerry Dean will perform his unique brand of traditional New Mexican folk music at the Tucumcari Convention Center tonight. Dean said his music is great for dancing. “We tell the people to expect to come out and dance and have a good time,” Dean said. “We’ve been on the […]

Area chamber of commerce banquet a success

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By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN A sold-out crowd of 200 filled the Tucumcari Convention Center for the Tucumcari/ Quay County Chamber of Commerce Banquet Thursday evening. The event — a major yearly fund raiser for the chamber — showcased many of the local businesses and local talent. Businesses got their name out through donations […]