Thank You, Jim Ed Brown

421783_10150653107999308_1126774182_nWe are greatly saddened to report that our dear friend and host of the Country Music Greats Radio Show, Jim Ed Brown, has passed. We are going to miss him greatly. His presence gave the show the soul it needed week after week and we were thrilled to have him part of our family for as long as we did. We cannot thank Jim Ed enough for sharing his time, his stories, his laughter, and his passion for country music. He was a true pioneer who helped define classic Country music and his impact upon this world has indeed been felt and will continue to be felt for many years to come. Our thoughts and prayers go with his family during this difficult time. We ask everyone to feel free to share your memories and thoughts and honor him with us.

In Studio Guest: Robert Earl Keen

Howdy folks! Hope y’all are doing well out there!

We’ve got yet another special guest in the studio this week. Texas Legend Robert Earl Keen joins us behind the microphone this weekend, and he’s brought along a great playlist!

Keen just released “Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions” earlier this year, and it’s packed with Bluegrass Classics and wonderful guest vocals (Lyle Lovett, Natalie Maines, Peter Rowan). He’ll be playing some tracks off of that CD, as well as a few of his other hits, and several of his favorite Classic Country Tunes. He put a lot of thought into the playlist for this week, so you’re not going to want to miss this show!

Click READ MORE to watch Robert Earl Keen’s newest video, for “Footsteps In The Snow”.

In Studio Guest: Will Hoge

Howdy Friends,

You’re in for a special treat on our show this weekend! Normally, we have Country Music Legends stop by the studio to talk to Jim Ed, but we thought it was high time for a Legend in the Making to sit down with our host. This week’s guest is Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Will Hoge.

This isn’t his first rodeo, and you may know Will already… as the man behind Eli Young Band‘s #1 hit, “Even If If Breaks Your Heart”… OR from his song “Strong”, which was featured in a Chevrolet Silverado Commercial.

Will Hoge just released his 9th studio album, “Small Town Dreams” this week (4/7) and we invited him to drop in and tell us about it, as well as play a few tracks from it, and a few from some of his favorite classic country artists.

You won’t want to miss Will Hoge and Jim Ed Brown swapping stories of Nashville’s ever changing landscape, and growing up ’round here. So tune in!

Click READ MORE for a live video of our guest, Will Hoge… AND for links to purchase his new record, “Small Town Dreams”.

In Studio Guest: Leroy Van Dyke

Howdy Folks,

We’ve had a busy past few weeks, and it’s only getting better! Hope y’all are well out there, and get to enjoy this Easter weekend with your family and friends. We hope you’ll include us in your weekend plans too, because we’ve got a great show on tap for you!

A long time friend and country music legend, Leroy Van Dyke, stopped in the studio here in Nashville not too long ago, and he’s our special guest for the week! You probably know him from his hits like “Auctioneer” and “Walk On By”, or maybe you’re more familiar with his widely successful “Country Gold Tour”. No matter the reason, be sure to tune in this weekend to hear some of LVD’s hits, AND some of the stories behind them! We had such a great time with him in the studio, we know you’ll love it!

Click READ MORE for a special Leroy Van Dyke video….

Spotlight Artist: Mac Davis

Howdy Folks!

Hope things are warming up in your neck of the woods! It’s just starting to show signs of spring here in Nashville. We’ve been thawing out and dusting off some of our older records… and while we were doing just that, we remembered how much we love Mac Davis. So… he’s in our spotlight this week on the show!

Surely you remember his hit single “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked On Me.” It was EVERYWHERE in 1972. But… did you know that he also wrote several hit songs for Elvis, among many others? And who can forget his 1981 solo hit, “You’re My Bestest Friend”? All of these great songs, and MORE are on our playlist this week, so don’t miss out!

Click READ MORE to see and hear Mac sharing a story about Elvis…

Spotlight Artist: Ronnie Milsap

Howdy friends! You don’t want to miss this week’s show… not even for the world!

This week, we’re taking a look back on the illustrious career of the one and only Ronnie Milsap! He’s scored 35 #1 Singles on the Billboard Charts (to date), and is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry… and just recently… The Country Music Hall Of Fame.

We’ll be playing all your favorite Ronnie Milsap tunes, as well as several other Classic Country Tunes from his contemporaries and friends including… Elvis, Barbara Mandrell, Tammy Wynette, and Keith Whitley, to name a few.  You won’t want to miss it!

Click READ MORE for a special LIVE video from Ronnie Milsap… AND you can head to our Facebook Page for photos from our visit to the new spotlight exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ronnie Milsap: A Legend In My Time  – HERE

Spotlight Artist: Clint Black

Howdy friends!

It’s time to dust off your black cowboy hat and join us on this week’s show. We’re taking a trip back to the early 90’s and enjoying the music and illustrious career of Mr. Clint Black. You know him from his hits like “Better Man”, “Nobody’s Home”, and “When My Ship Comes In”, along with his beautiful duet with his wife, Lisa Hartman, “When I Said I Do”.

Clint was a member of the Class of 1989, and he came up with a few other now legendary names, including Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks. You KNOW we’ll be Rockin’ The Jukebox while we’re Killin’ Time on this week’s show. So don’t miss it!

Click READ MORE for a special video of Clint Black & his wife, live on the Grand Ole Opry.

Guest Hosts: Sons of Bill

Hey y’all!

Our faithful host, Jim Ed Brown, is taking some time off to rest and undergo treatment for his recently diagnosed lung cancer. We miss him a lot around the studios, but we’re glad he’s on the road to recovery.

We’re also glad that several kind souls have stepped up to the plate to guest host the shows in his absence, and y’all are in for a real treat this weekend! Charlottesville, Virginia’s own Sons of Bill were gracious enough to stop by and talk country and roots music with us. Sure… they might be a little younger than our usual hosts and artists, BUT they grew up with classic country and still respect and find inspiration in these great songs.  We’ll play a few cuts from their newest record “Love and Logic”, as well as many of their favorite country and alt-country tunes.

Click “READ MORE” for a live video from Sons of Bill and a Spotify Playlist of their picks for the week.

Guest Host: Peter Cooper

Howdy Folks!

We’re honored to have GRAMMY-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Producer Peter Cooper as our Guest Host for this week’s show.  He’s spent the past several years as a Senior Music Writer for the Tennessean Newspaper, and is now transitioning to a new role over at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Peter is a walking encyclopedia of Country Music and it’s rich history… so it just felt natural to center this week’s show around the 3 newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Mac Wiseman, Ronnie Milsap, and the late Hank Cochran will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this weekend in Nashville, TN.

We’ll be playing some of the best cuts from these 3 gentleman, and Peter will be sharing several stories… including some from his most recent work with the Mighty Mac Wiseman. This is a show you won’t want to miss!

Click READ MORE for more info on Peter Cooper, Mac Wiseman, and the Country Music Hall of Fame!

Special Guests: Heart Of Texas Records Artists!

Howdy There Folks!

Hope you’re ready for a HUGE show this week… because we’ve got some of the best in Texas lined up for you! That’s right, we had a few of our friends from Heart Of Texas Records stop in to the studio for a chat with Jim Ed, and we’ll be playing you some of the highlights of their visit, and some of their music of course!

Darrell McCall, Tony Booth and Curtis Potter stopped in just recently, and sat down with Jim Ed Brown to discuss their past and current songs and ventures. If you like traditional country music, especially Texas Country Music… you’re gonna love this week’s show! We’ll even slip in a few by Ray Price, Willie Nelson, and Hank Thompson… just to name a few.

So grab your hat, shine your BOOTS… and be sure to join us this weekend on the Country Music Greats Radio Show!

Click “READ MORE” to see some photos from their recent visit…

and be sure to check out ALL of the Heart of Texas Records Artists HERE.