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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.

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