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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.

Love Songs of the 70′s & 80′s

Howdy There Friends & Neighbors!

It’s a special week here on the Country Music Greats Radio Show. We’ve been feeling SO overwhelmed with love for all of our loyal followers and listeners… so we decided to dedicate a WHOLE show to ya! Yessir, that’s right. This week’s show is dedicated to YOU! (Aren’t you glad this one’s not about drinkin’ and cheatin’?) Hahaha…

Folks, this week we’re playing you all the best LOVE songs from the 70′s and 80′s. Okay, well, maybe not ALL the best, because that might take the whole week. But we sure handpicked several of our favorites, and they’re all dedicated to you!

You know we’ll hear from greats like Marty Robbins, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Pride, and even Willie & Julio… just to name a few. So be sure to join us this weekend, on the Country Music Greats Radio Show… and help us share the love!

Click “READ MORE” for a special live video from one our featured artists this weekend… AND a preview of this week’s show!

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

Howdy Folks!
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…