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Vince Gill Announces NEW Album!


Vince Gill announced today that he will be releasing a brand new album on February 12, 2016! (Down To My Last Bad Habit) includes 12 new songs all written on co-written by Vince, and even includes some collaborations!

  1. Reasons For The Tears I Cry
  2. Down To My Last Bad Habit
  3. Me And My Girl
  4. Like My Daddy Did
  5. Make You Feel Real Good
  6. I Can’t Do This
  7. My Favorite Movie (co-written with Ashley Monroe) 
  8. One More Mistake I Made
  9. Take Me Down (with Little Big Town)
  10. I’ll Be Waiting For You (with Cam)
  11. When It’s Love
  12. Sad One Comin’ On (A Song For George Jones)

You can get a sneak peak of “Take Me Down (with Little Big Town)” by clicking the play button below!

Dixie Chicks Announce 2016 U.S. Tour!


The Dixie Chicks are back to tour the U.S… which is something they have not done in over 10 years! The 2016 tour (DCXMMXVI) comes 10 years after their most recent album Taking The Long Way.

Click HERE for more information on tickets!

June 1 – Cincinnati, OH
June 3 – Cleveland, OH
June 4 – Detroit, MI
June 5 – Chicago, IL
June 8 – Holmdel, NJ
June 10 – Pittsburgh, PA
June 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY
June 13 – New York City, NY
June 14 – Boston, MA
June 16 – Bangor, ME
June 17 – Hartford, CT
June 18 – Camden, NJ
June 21 – Toronto, ON
June 22 – Toronto, ON
June 24 – Hershey, PA
June 25 – Bristow, VA
July 7 – Vancouver, BC
July 8 – Seattle, WA
July 9 – Portland, OR
July 12 – San Francisco, CA
July 13 – Sacramento, CA
July 15 – San Diego, CA
July 16 – Las Vegas, NV
July 17 – Phoenix, AZ
July 20 – Irvine, CA
August 5 – Dallas, TX
August 6 – Houston, TX
August 7 – Austin, TX
August 10 – Virginia Beach, VA
August 12 – Raleigh, NC
August 13 – Charlotte, NC
August 14 – Atlanta, GA
August 17 – Nashville, TN
August 19 – Tampa, FL
August 20 – West Palm Beach, FL
August 24 – St. Louis, MO
August 25 – Indianapolis, IN
August 27 – Minneapolis, MN
August 30 – Kansas City, MO
September 1 – Denver, CO
September 2 – Salt Lake City
October 10 – Los Angeles, CA

Loretta Lynn Announces New Studio Album!


Loretta Lynn has announced a BRAND NEW album, titled #FullCircle! The new album will be available in early 2016!

Track Listing:
1. Whispering Sea (Introduction)
2. Whispering Sea (2015 recording)
3. Secret Love
4. Who’s Gonna Miss Me?
5. Black Jack David
6. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
7. Always On My Mind
8. Wine Into Water
9. In The Pines
10. Band Of Gold
11. Fist City (2015 recording)
12. I Never Will Marry
13. Everything It Takes (w/ Elvis Costello)
14. Lay Me Down (w/ Willie Nelson)

2015 CMA Awards Winners!



2015 CMA Awards Nominees & Winners!

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan — WINNER
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year (Artist & Producers)
Old Boots, New Dirt
Pageant Material
Pain Killer
The Big Revival
Traveller — WINNER

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert — WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton — WINNER

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town — WINNER
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“American Kids” Kenny Chesney (Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McAnally)
“Girl Crush” Little Big Town (Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey & Liz Rose) — WINNER
“Like A Cowboy” Randy Houser (Written by Randy Houser and Brice Long)
“Like A Wrecking Ball” Eric Church (Eric Church & Casey Beathard)
“Take Your Time” Sam Hunt (Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne & Shane McAnally)

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini

Single of the Year (Artist & Producers)
“American Kids” Kenny Chesney (Buddy Cannon & Kenny Chesney)
“Girl Crush” Little Big Town (Jay Joyce) — WINNER
“I Don’t Dance” Lee Brice (Lee Brice)
“Take Your Time” Sam Hunt (Zach Crowell & Shane McAnally)
“Talladega” Eric Church (Jay Joyce & Arturo Buenahora Jr.)

Musical Event of the Year
Django & Jimmie – Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight” Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe
“Raise ‘Em Up” Keith Urban & Eric Church — WINNER
“Smokin’ & Drinkin” Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
“Wild Child” Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Director)
“Biscuits” Kacey Musgraves (Marc Klasfeld)
“Girl Crush” Little Big Town (Karla Welch & Matthew Welch)
“Girl In A Country Song,” Maddie & Tae (TK McKamy) — WINNER
“Little Red Wagon” Miranda Lambert (rey Fanjoy)
“Something In The Water” Carrie Underwood (Raj Kapoor)

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush (Mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar) — WINNER

New Hank Williams Jr. Album Announced!

Since signing with Big Machine Records in early 2015, Hank Williams Jr. has announced his new album (due January 15, 2016). It’s About Time includes new original songs, along with remakes and collaborations with Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert.

It’s About Time Tracklist:

1. “Are You Ready for the Country” w/Eric Church (Neil Young)
2. “Club U.S.A.” (Tony Stampley, Bonnie Swayze)
3. “God Fearin’ Man” (Chris Janson, Brandon Kinney, Kendell Marvell)
4. “Those Days Are Gone” (Chris Janson, Brice Long, Terry McBride)
5. “Dress Like An Icon” (Hank Williams Jr.)
6. “God and Guns” (Mark Stephen Jones, Travis Meadows, Bud Tower)
7. “Just Call Me Hank” (Hank Williams Jr.)
8. “Mental Revenge” (Mel Tillis)
9. “It’s About Time” (Hank Williams Jr.)
10. “The Party’s On” (Hank Williams Jr., Joe Kent, Tony Stampley)
11. “Wrapped Up, Tangled Up in Jesus (God’s Got It)” (Reverend Charlie Jackson)
12. “Born to Boogie” w/Brantley Gilbert/Justin Moore/Brad Paisley (Hank Williams Jr.)



It’s About Time (1/15/16)

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…