Whiskey Soaked Tunes

Howdy Folks!

“Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Wild, Wild Women… they’ll drive you crazy, they’ll drive you insane…” is a line from a Country Standard that still hold true today. Classic Country Music played on several themes… and drinking has always been one of them. We’re getting a little more specific this week, and focusing on whiskey.

Whether it’s Jack, Jim, Johnnie… or any of their friends… Country artists have consistently looked to them for inspiration and the cure to whatever ails them. We’ll hear from George Jones, Marty Stuart, Hank Williams Jr, Merle, and even Dierks Bentley this week. That’s right… some of the newer guys even know a few things about their whiskey!

So, call your designated driver and hide the keys to your lawnmower… because we’re playing you ALL the best Country tunes about Whiskey this weekend on the Country Music Greats Radio Show.

Click “READ MORE” for a special live performance from 2 of our featured artists this week…

Country’s Best Duos & Groups

Howdy folks! Hope you’ve had a great week. We’ve been busy here at CMGRS, but we’re back with another great show for you this weekend.

You know,  sometimes it just takes two… or three… or four… or a FULL band. There’s a seemingly never ending list of successful solo Country artists, BUT the list of duos and groups is much smaller. This week, we’re shining our spotlight on some of the best of those. Duos, trios, groups, and bands…. the more the merrier! We’ll be learning “How To Be A Country Star” from the Statler Brothers,  and facing the problems from “Tryin’ to Love Two Women” with the Oak Ridge Boys, among many others … so get ready!

Click READ MORE for a preview of this week’s show… and a few live videos of some of our favorite songs from this week.

8th Annual ACM Honors

Here at the Country Music Greats Radio Show, we ALWAYS appreciate when others respect and pay tribute to the past… especially when it pertains to Country Music.

We had the pleasure of attending the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Honors & Awards Show at the beautiful Ryman Auditorium earlier this week, where they did JUST that. We worked the red… err… blue carpet, and chatted with some legends, and several new(er) acts.  We’ll have those audio clips for you soon, but until then… you can enjoy some photos from our night, after the jump!

Click “READ MORE” for a full Rundown and List of Winners/Recipients

The Texas Troubadour

Howdy Folks! Hope you’re ready to celebrate one of Country Music’s Greats with us! The incomparable Ernest Tubb is the subject of our newest show, and it’s chock full of great songs and stories!

This week, we’re shining our spotlight pretty bright on a man who was VERY important to Country Music. In addition to being a kind and generous man, he was also a Pioneer in the Honky Tonk Sound and went on to inspire many greats over the years.

We’re gonna cover all things “Ernest Tubb” this week… well, as much as we can fit in. We hope you’re taking notes! We’ll hear interview clips from ET himself, as well as play songs of his… and some from a few of his many friends. You don’t want to miss this!

Click READ MORE for a special video of Ernest Tubb Performing – and be sure to let us know what you thought of the show, on Facebook & Twitter !

Hits from 1988

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This week, we’re jumping in our time machine and taking a short journey back to the year 1988. Yessir! We’re playing you all the great hits from a mere 26 years ago…. which might not seem like a long time to some… but might feel like a lifetime to some others… ;)

1989 brought about a BIG Change in Country Music, with Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, and many others… all arriving on the scene. That’s why we’re going ONE more year back… right before things started changing.

Do you remember what was at the top of the charts in 1988? We’ll be playing you hits from George Strait, Reba McEntire, The Judds, Dwight Yoakum, and of course Ms. Tanya Tucker. So grab your scrunchies and brightly colored, oversized clothes and join us in the late 80′s this week!

Click READ MORE for a video of the first song we’ll play you this week… and a preview of the show!

Country Music In The Movies

Music is such an important part of a movie. It can tell a story… but more importantly, it can make you feel the scene. Country Music is widely known for its storytelling capabilities, so it’s not too strange that Hollywood likes to use it too.

In 1980 alone, country music was featured in 5 Major Movie projects. It was front and center in the life story of Loretta Lynn as Coal Miners Daughter, the Redheaded Stranger Willie Nelson got to stay in character in Honeysuckle Rose, and an ENTIRE script was written around the Kenny Rogers’ hit The Gambler. Or maybe you remember learning the 2-step with the rest of the country in Urban Cowboy? And who could forget Dolly Parton’s good-timing in 9 to 5?

This week, we’re playing you all the great classic country songs featured in the movies. So grab your popcorn, shine your shoes, and join us for the Country Music Greats Radio show… home of Real Country Music.

Click READ MORE for bonus videos and sneak peek of this week’s show…

Special Guest: JT Hodges

Howdy Folks!
This week, we’re joined by special guest, JT Hodges. JT is a newer guy (by our standards), but he knows a lot about, and respects the Classic Country sound. He grew up in Texas, running around his parents’ recording studio and playing football, as was the norm. JT knew that Country Music had a hold on him, and he eventually made the move to Nashville, to persue his dream.
JT Hodges sits down with Jim Ed Brown this week as they swap stories, play a few of his songs, and even sneak in a Gospel number… hmmm… ;)
This is one week you don’t want to miss!


Click READ MORE to see JT’s video for “Already High” & one of him covering a classic Cash song…

It Takes Two: Classic Country Duets

Duets are a Country Music staple, and this week we’ve rounded up some of the best for your listening pleasure. Sure, most of these artists were stars in their own right… BUT when they joined forces with their duet partner… they were unstoppable. Sometimes, it just takes two!

Several artists had their preferred duet partners… Dolly and Porter, Johnny and June, Conway and Loretta… and others didn’t mind singing with a handful of different people. We know all of George (Jones)’s songs with Tammy Wynette, but he also had a hit with Melba Montgomery on “…Out Of Our Minds”.

Click READ MORE for a George & Tammy video medley…

Once, Twice… Join us for our Cover Songs Show this week!

Country Music is timeless… so timeless in fact, that many songs have become hits (again), years after they were first recorded. That’s right folks, this week’s show is all about cover songs. Country Musicians know a good song when they hear one, and they’re not afraid to re-cut a tune and make it their own. Maybe they put it a new spin on it… maybe they stuck to the original theme, to pay tribute to the songwriter and original artist…

Whatever the case may be, we’ve got a show FULL of ‘em for ya. Take the song, “Sweet Dreams”… originally recorded by Faron Young in 1956, Don Gibson took a swing at it in 1961, Patsy Cline in 1963, and Emmylou Harris in 1976, followed by Reba McEntire in 1979. And that’s not all!

Click READ MORE for the original AND famous cover version of Jim Ed Brown’s “Pop A Top”…

Cheatin’ Songs

Folks, you simply can’t have Love Songs without Cheatin’ Songs! And this week, that’s all we’re playing on the show.

It’s one of Country Music’s most written about topics, right up there with drinking and heartbreak. Several of Country’s Greats have recorded cheatin’ songs, including but not limited to: Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Charlie Pride, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Moe Bandy & Janie Fricke… the list continues. To be honest, we could probably do a whole MONTH of shows on songs about infidelity, but we like to keep things moving around here.

Do you have a favorite cheatin’ song? Did we happen to play it this weekend? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter!

Click READ MORE to see Producer Kathrine’s Favorite Cheatin’ Song