“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash…”


Iconic words, delivered by a true Country Music icon…

Folks, we’re dedicating this week’s show to the one-and-only “Man In Black.”

Now, that’s a tricky proposition given the breadth and depth of Cash’s career.  After all, he’s an artist who’s not only revered in Country Music circles, but has earned almost universal respect among music fans of all stripes.

(Click ‘Read More’ for video of Johnny performing live at San Quentin State Prison)

Tune On In For M-M-M-Mel Tillis!


Folks, he’s quite possibly the most endearing stutterer since Porky Pig…

Lonnie Melvin Tillis has, over the course of his 47-year career, found considerable success across almost every media platform out there…He’s been a singer, songwriter, publisher, actor, even a breeder of exotic limousin bulls!

Of course, he’s created a tremendous catalog of recorded hits, including “These Lonely Hands Of Mine,” “Southern Rains,” “Good Woman Blues,” Heart Healer” and “Coca Cola Cowboy.” He has also appeared in 13 films, including W.W. And The Dixie Dance Kings, Smokey And The Bandit II, Cannonball Run (I and II) and Every Which Way But Loose.

This Week’s Featured Artist: The Guitar Man, Jerry Reed!


Folks, I’m of the opinion that the highest premium should be placed on originality when any art form is considered.  In the realm of Country Music, it’s hard to find anyone who blazed their own trail more so  than the great Jerry Reed.

He could do it all: sing, write, and of course pick a mean guitar.  That’s why we’re so excited to have Jerry occupy the position of “Spotlight Artist” on this week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show.

Don’t Forget To Join Us, This Week’s Show Is All About The Lovely, Dottie West!


Folks, this episode will be a very special one.  Dottie West and our favorite host, Jim Ed Brown were very close during her lifetime, and he is just thrilled to be able to celebrate her life with you all…

If you didn’t know, Dottie West was a tremendous talent in Country Music.  Not only a great singer and performer, but her songwriting talents were among the best in the business.

And, she also gave us this little jewel of a commercial…check it out after the jump…

Join Us For A Fingerpickin’ Good Time, As We Celebrate Mr. Ricky Skaggs!


Hello, everybody!

I hope you’re all having a tremendous week!

Shoot, I can’t calm Jim Ed down. He’s been running around here tickled pink that daylight savings time is just around the corner!

However, I know just the thing to catch his ear and get him to sit still…playing some good ole Bluegrass Music at a a gratuitous volume!

You see, Country Music and Bluegrass have a long history together.  Both are distinctly American art forms that were crafted in the imaginations of working class folks darn near a hundred years ago.

Although the two styles would take their own paths, there have been some amazing artists to meld the two over the years.  This week’s show is about one such individual, Grand Ole Opry star Mr. Ricky Skaggs!

We’ve got a prime example of that after the jump…..a video of Ricky Skaggs and Brad Paisley singing and picking on one of Ricky’s great hits “Highway 40 Blues.”

(And on the Grad Ole Opry stage, no less!)

It’s Only Natural, Folks… This Week’s Show Is All About Buck Owens!


We’ve been looking forward to this show for a while now, friends.  Our featured artist is not only a personal favorite of mine and Jim Ed’s…but he’s also one of Country Music’s all-time great pioneers.

A Texan by birth, he migrated West when we he was just a youngster.  After finally settling down in Bakersfield, California, Buck Owens would set the Country Music World on fire, and put that small, dusty town on the map…by creating a style of music that would carry the name world-wide.

But don’t take my word for it!  Click ‘Read More’ to hear it straight from the mouths of Bakersfield’s best…Buck Owens and Merle Haggard…

Come Celebrate ’90′s Country With The Music Of Mr. Tracy Byrd!


You know, for the most part on our show…the 1990′s in Country Music doesn’t get all that much attention.  Sure, we’ll play one every now and then, if it’s one of the greats…but I feel like there’s at least one 90′s Country star that hasn’t gotten the attention he deserves from us…

Folks, I’m talking about Mr. Tracy Byrd.

Join Us On Our American Cities Tour!


Hello, folks!

Don’t you dare forget to tune in to this week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show!  This will be a an interesting one because we’re going to be traveling all over North America in search of the best Country Music……but YOU don’t have to move a muscle!  Your job is to just sit back and listen while we jump from city to city….

We’re going to be all over the map because, this week, we’re featuring the best “City” songs in country music…You know what a “City” song is, right?

Let’s All Raise A Glass To Great Country ‘Drinkin’ Songs!


Break out the bottle, folks! 

This week, we’re celebrating a Country Music tradition that ranks right up there with: Love Songs, Cheatin’ Songs, and Truckin’ Songs.  This week is nothing but the best Drinking Songs!

And some of Country Music’s all-time greats have dealt with man’s relationship to the bottle (well, men and women, really).  And we’re going to hear all the of the best on this week’s show.

It’s A Willie Nelson Kind Of Week!


When Willie Nelson first came to Nashville, he had his sights set on becoming a recording star.  He would get there eventually, but not on the path that he had envisioned. 

After gigging around Nashville, including extended sets at the famed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Lower Broadway, Willie still hadn’t gained much traction in the record business.  So he signed on to be the touring bassist for Ray Price (replacing a young man named Donny Young, soon to change his name to: Johnny Paycheck). 

Once off the road, Willie’s songs became hot commodities.