Folks, I’m so excited about this week’s episode!
This week, we’re focusing all of our attention on the Queen of Country Music, the one-and-only Loretta Lynn! We’ve got all her best songs lined up, plus some interview clips from way back when. You’ve just got to hear some of the stories she has to tell about how she wrote some of her classic songs!
Don’t forget to tune in folks!
Also, I’ve got Jim Ed bringing in some new recipe’s soon, so keep an eye out for those right here on our site. Jim Ed’s one ace of a cook!
Keep checking back, and in the meantime…check out this video of Loretta singing “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” It’s a great version and she also tells some stories and talks to the audience a bit. It’s classic Loretta.
We’ll see you on the radio!
Howdy to all you great country fans out there…
Guess what? This week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show is all about the year 1968! Boy, I wasn’t even born yet in 1968, but I reckon that’s when country music hit a tremendously creative and adventurous period.
Between The Hag’s “Sing Me Back Home,” Henson Cargill’s “Skip A Rope,” and Loretta Lynn’s “Fist City,” I don’t see how anyone couldn’t love that music or what it meant for the Country genre as a whole.
It’s one of my favorites and I’m truly excited to be able to bring all these great tunes to all you fine folks out there in radio land. This one’s for the record books, folks!
Enjoy this video of “Sing Me Back Home,” then hop in our time machine with us and set the dial to 1968! We’ll see you on the radio!
We’re really on a roll here, folks. Last week, we were lucky enough to have bluegrass stars Dailey & Vincent right here in our studios to talk with us…
Of course we’ll be playing all of your favorite TG Sheppard songs, and he’s going to tell us the stories behind ‘em. He’s got some good ones, folks I don’t mind telling you!
And if you can’t wait for the show…check out the video below for a FULL TG Sheppard concert we found while scouring the internet!
We’ll see you on the radio!
Folks, it’s been such an exciting week down here at the Hard Scuffle Studios!
We were absolutely honored to have bluegrass superstars Jaimie Dailey and Darrin Vincent come down to the Ranch to talk with us! These guys were nominated for a Grammy Award just this year for their album that was released by Cracker Barrel Records called The Gospel Side of Dailey And Vincent.
We’re going to be playing plenty of tracks from that album on this weekends show, as well as the guys’ interview with Jim Ed that is just hilarious! These are two genuine and good-hearted folks who truly love what they do!
And trust me…you need to see these boys perform live. They sound incredible and their stage show is uplifting and entertaining…and you wouldn’t be embarrassed to bring your kids or your grandma either! It’s fun for the whole family!
Make sure to click the link on the right hand side of the page for the Dailey & Vincent CD giveaway we’re doing. All you have to do is answer a couple of trivia questions and we’ll put your name in the running to receive one of our autographed copies of The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent!
It’s going to be a great show, so tune in this week for some amazing bluegrass music…you won’t be sorry!
Have a great week and we’ll see you on the radio!
Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Friday, Folks!
Now, as you all know…we love the good, classic country around here. The only problem is, the definition of classic is constantly changing with the passage of time. As the clock ticks, more and more artists slip into that elusive genre of “classic.”
Well, we happen to think this man should be included in the new class of classic. His first hit came out over 20 years ago after all!
The point is, this week’s episode of the Country Music Greats Radio Show is going to take a look at the life and career of Mr. Clint Black. He’s had 13 Number One hits in his career, 5 ACM Awards, 2 CMA honors, and has performed on the hallowed Grand Ole Opry Stage.
You might also remember having seen him in some films too. Did you ever see Flicka? He starred in that one, and also played a supporting role in one of our favorite movies, Maverick.
Of course, as usual, we’ll be playing all of your classic favorites from the likes of Willie Nelson, Jean Shepard, and Buck Owens…
Be sure not to miss this one folks. Put on your black cowboy hat and we’ll see you on the radio!
All right, Country Music Fans…this is great news!
On Tuesday, April 16th, Willie Nelson and Family will be releasing a brand new album on Legacy Recordings. This is just the first in what looks to be many events coinciding with Willie’s 80th birthday.
He’s rolling out a batch of some great tunes by the likes of Spade Cooley, Django Reinhardt, and Carl Perkins.
Full Tracklist via willienelson.com
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Willie Nelson and Family
1. Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin, 1935)
2. Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson, 1989)
3. You’ll Never Know (Mack Gordon, 1943)
4. Vous Et Moi (Claude Francois-Jean Bourtayre)
5. Walking My Baby Back Home (Fred Ahlert-Roy Turk, 1930)
6. Matchbox (Carl Perkins, 1957)
7. Twilight Time (Al Nevins-Morty Nevins)
8. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh)
9. I’ll Keep On Loving You (Richard Coburn-Vincent Rose)
10. I Wish I Didn’t Love You So (Frank Loesser, 1947)
11. South Of The Border (Jimmy Kennedy-Michael Carr)
12. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
13. Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking)
14. Shame On You (Spade Cooley, 1944)
You know, just a couple of weeks ago, we went back to 1969 to revisit all the greatest country tunes from that year. I figured, while we’re here…why not just stick around and check out 1970 too!
So that’s what we did! And guess who we found there…Sonny James, Tom T. Hall, Charley Pride, Marty Robbins…the whole gang!
We even found the CMA Song of the Year, “Okie From Muskogee.” Check out this video of Willie and Merle doing this song live from 2009, they’re having a blast!
You know we’ll be playing this one…plus all your other favorites.
So, tune us in and party like it’s 1970! We’ll see you on the radio!
Very exciting news today, folks!
Tomorrow (Jan. 22nd) will see the release of a new collection of Buck Owens tunes. It’s called Honky Tonk Man: Buck Owens Sings Country Classics. They’re all the standards you’ve come to know, and love. Buck’s taking a turn on “Oklahoma Hills,” “Hey, Good Lookin’,” and “I’m Moving On.”
The complete track list can be found by clicking here.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be picking this one up for sure. And if that wasn’t enough…legendary Buck Owens lead guitarist and harmony vocalist Don Rich is also being honored with a release of his own. It’s called Don Rich Sings George Jones, and if that doesn’t get your blood pumping, you need to have your pulse checked!
Don, of course, was instrumental in helping Buck develop the Bakersfield Sound…but was tragically lost in a motorcycle accident after leaving a recording session in 1974. He was 32 years old.
He was taken too early, but man, what a talent! Do yourself a favor and pick up both of these albums tomorrow and let us know what you think! In the meantime, I’ll try and spin a couple of the tracks on our upcoming shows!