Oh, what a year for Country Music!
Friends, it’s that time again…we’re hopping in our trusty time-machine and setting the dial to 1983! That was the year that both CMT and TNN debuted on the airwaves (within two days of each other)…
Our friend, Little Jimmy Dickens, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame that year…and a few future country stars were born, including Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
Sadly, 1983 would also be the year that the world would suffer the passing of legendary guitar player, singer, and songwriter…Merle Travis.
But the Country hits! Oh My! It was a great year for John Anderson, Mickey Gilley, and The Statler Brothers. Not to mention Conway Twitty, Ricky Skaggs, and Don Williams.
We’re going to be playing as many of the hits as we can squeeze in, and we’ll be having a lot of fun along the way…
So hop into our time-machine, put your feet up, and get ready to experience the best Country Music of 1983!
Have a great week and we’ll see you on the radio!
Folks, if you’ve been pining for the days of clean-shaven heroes, horses with names, and simple tales of life on the prairie…then this weeks show is exactly what you need!
We were lucky enough to have singing cowboy legacy (and country star in his own right) Rex Allen Jr. down here at the Hard Scuffle Ranch Studios to chat with Jim Ed and, boy…did we have a great time.
Rex told us all kinds of great stories about his father, Rex Allen Sr., and also about all the other great singing cowboys of the era like Roy Rogers, Slim Pickens, and Stan Jones. Not only that, but Rex also brought along with him some of his best work that he’s been able to put on record. We’re going to be listening to his life work and having a few laughs along the way…
So do yourself a favor and tune in to the Country Music Greats Radio Show this week, as we talk to Rex Allen Jr., and spin the classic singing cowboy songs we all know and love!
We’ll see you on the radio!
Folks, if you know Jim Ed…then you know how much he loves duets. He’s had major success singing with his sister Maxine when they were at the very dawn of their careers, not to mention a bunch of hits in the seventies with Mrs. Helen Cornelius…
So of course, when it comes time to do a show about famous duos, we couldn’t be more excited. And this week, friends…is all about mother/daughter duo Naomi and Wynonna…The Judds!
For you folks that remember country music in the 1980′s, you most certainly remember these gals. In addition to 14 number one country hits, they have racked up five Grammy Awards and Eight CMA Awards. So, it’s quite a daunting challenge to do their stellar career justice in a matter of two hours, but we’re giving it the old college try!
Of course, we’ll also be playing a great mix of all your other classic country favorites from the 1950′s on up…
So make sure to join us this week, on the Country Music Greats Radio Show, and don’t be late!
William Orville “Lefty” Frizzell was, without question, one of the most influential performers in country music history. Merle Haggard described him as “the most unique thing that ever happened to country music.” And if that wasn’t enough, stars such as George Jones, Roy Orbison, George Strait, Keith Whitley, and Randy Travis have all listed him as an influence.
With endorsements like that, we should be doing Lefty Frizzell shows every week!
Unfortunately for us all, that’s just not realistic…however, the good news is that THIS weeks show is all about the legend himself.
Not only that, but we dug around in our vaults for some great interview clips of your favorite stars discussing Lefty and his vast web of influence, and if you don’t know Lefty….this is a perfect primer for you. It’s nothing but pure country history here, folks!
So make sure to join us, this week, on the Country Music Greats Radio Show….we’ll see you there!
Folks, it’s going to be a good weekend for number one hits. Country band Alabama is our focus this week, and they’ve got more than enough to go around!
Let us know in the comments which Alabama song is your favorite, and make sure to tune in and see if we play it!
Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you on the radio!
Good golly folks. I’m getting exhausted just thinking about it, but this week we’re going to
tackle the staggeringly large catalog of George Strait songs.
The numbers speak for themselves:
- 69 million records sold
-33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums (the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and is 3rd in all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley)
- His new single “Here For A Good Time” is his 89th(!) career single
- He has the most #1 singles of any artist in history, including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts)
Folks, it would take at least 5 shows for us to squeeze in all the amazing George Strait songs that are out there. So what we’re doing, is playing the best combination of chart hits and fan favorties…and hoping your favorite is one of them!
That’s really the only way to approach the career of a star of George’s magnitude.
It’s a great problem to have, and I hope you like the show… have a great week everyone, and we’ll see you on the radio!
It’s me again, folks! I just wanted to share this video with you and let you know that this week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show is all about “The Gentle Giant” Mr. Don Williams!
We’ll be playing all the songs you know and love, and there are some interviews with Don from our archives lined up…you won’t want to miss it, friends!
Have a great weekend and we’ll see you on the radio!
Hey Folks! I just wanted to update you on this week’s show!
As you may have heard, we recently had country superstar Jimmy Wayne down here at the Hard Scuffle Studios to chat with Jim Ed! We’re going to hear their great conversation and play some of Jimmy’s hits! We’ll hear “Stay Gone,” “I Love You This Much,” and Jimmy’s #1 hit “Do You Believe Me Now?” Plus all your other country favorites!
Also, Jimmy has his own charity foundation that he is very passionate about. It’s called Project Meet Me Halfway, and it benefits at-risk youth in the foster care system. It’s a subject that’s near and dear to Jimmy’s heart, and they’re doing some great things…
Have a great week, and we’ll see you on the radio!
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