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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Crowder’s Performance of “Run Devil Run” at the Grand Ole Opry Premieres on Rare Country

Crowder's performance at the Grand Old Opry
Crowder performing at the Grand Ole Opry. (Rare Country)

MUSIC

Ever since Hank Williams sang “I Saw the Light” at the Grand Ole Opry, the venue has been place for singers to share their struggles with sin, darkness and light and has been echoed by other singers including Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and now Crowder. Today, Rare Country is exclusively premiering Crowder's performance of "Run Devil Run" from Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium.

“There’s no better example of this tradition than this electrifying new Opry performance from Crowder,” says writer Hunter Kelly. “The band, fronted by David Crowder, delivers a southern-fried anthem called ‘Run Devil Run’ about the power of the Holy Spirit to defeat the darker forces at work in our lives. According to David, it’s a song that’s tailor-made for the Opry stage.”

"The Grand Ole Opry is a sacred thing," said Crowder. "The sounds and words still echo. To join into that great chorus is thrilling and humbling. What I love most about so much of the music that has been part of the history of the Opry is that the struggle between light and dark was so visible. It is the exact thing that inspired the song ‘Run Devil Run.' The struggle is real. Thank God for the Light."



In the new year, Crowder will embark as the headliner for the 2017 nationwide Winter Jam Tour. For the most up to date tour stops, click here. “Run Devil Run” is included on Crowder’s latest album, “American Prodigal,” available now.


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