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.
Country Music is timeless… so timeless in fact, that many songs have become hits (again), years after they were first recorded. That’s right folks, this week’s show is all about cover songs. Country Musicians know a good song when they hear one, and they’re not afraid to re-cut a tune and make it their own. Maybe they put it a new spin on it… maybe they stuck to the original theme, to pay tribute to the songwriter and original artist…
Whatever the case may be, we’ve got a show FULL of ’em for ya. Take the song, “Sweet Dreams”… originally recorded by Faron Young in 1956, Don Gibson took a swing at it in 1961, Patsy Cline in 1963, and Emmylou Harris in 1976, followed by Reba McEntire in 1979. And that’s not all!
Click READ MORE for the original AND famous cover version of Jim Ed Brown’s “Pop A Top”…
Howdy folks! We hope you’re keeping cool out there, wherever you happen to be…
This week, we’re playing you all the best Country songs about the Summer! Whether you’re looking for some “Sweet, Summer Lovin” from Dolly Parton… or a few “Summer Kisses, Winter Tears” from Mr. Elvis Presley, we’ve got you covered!
Maybe a little “Fishin’ In The Dark” would be your cure for the “Summertime Blues”? Let us know what you thought of this week’s show over on our Facebook Page… and maybe leave a request or two for next week!
Click “Read More” for a few videos from this weeks playlist
Folks, we are really excited about our show this week!
There was a time in the late 80’s, when country music had been in a bit of a skid. More and more, Country artists were sounding like Pop artists. The more traditional sounds of a fiddle and steel guitar were being traded in for sampled strings and drum machines. True country fans were itching for someone or something to come around and save them from the stale, homogenized sounds that were coming in over the airwaves…
That’s when a young group of artists emerged who would come to be called the “Neo-Traditionalists.” Artists like Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Randy Travis….and this week’s featured artist, Mark Chesnutt.
These guys brought back traditional instrumentation and vocal phrasing, inspired by artist like Bob Wills and Buck Owens. They were making music for fans of real country music who had had enough of the pop stylings of the 80’s.
And that’s why we want to tip our hat to Mark Chesnutt this week. He was at the vanguard of the new traditionalist movement, but more importantly…his songs are just incredible! He’s the definition of the traditional singer-songwriter, which seems to be getting more and more rare with each passing year.
He’s the real deal, and not only that…but he’s still going strong! Mark is releasing new material to this day and you can still catch Mark in a live setting all over the country. You can click here to find Mark’s current tour dates, if you wish.
But in the meantime, make sure to tune in to the Country Music Greats Radio Show this week, and see what all the fuss is about. I promise you won’t regret it!
Friends and neighbors, have we got a show for you this week!
We’re going to be celebrating the tradition of the Country Music Associations ‘Song of the Year’ award winners.
In 1967, Country legend Eddy Arnold ascended the steps of the CMA Awards stage to claim the first-ever CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year. Arnold’s steps set forth a journey of honoring excellence – a journey that continues more than four decades and 32 Entertainers of the Year later, right up to the reigning 2011 honoree, Taylor Swift. Recognized worldwide as “Country Music’s Biggest Night™,” the CMA Awards stand as the only entirely peer-voted honor in the format, and as such represent the pinnacle of achievement in the Country Music industry. Each year, trophies are doled out in 12 categories, while music lovers coast-to-coast gather to celebrate America’s music.
It’s a great tradition, and a perfect way for us to play some of the best country songs ever produced. We’re starting in 1968 with Jeannie C. Riley’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and climbing all the way up to 1993 to Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochie.”
Make sure to tune in to this year’s CMA Awards as well. They’ll be coming to you on ABC on November 1st.
Jim Ed wanted me to remind you all that ‘the greatest achievers are the greatest dreamers.’ Have a great week, and we’ll see you on the radio!