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Battle Royale! This Week: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma


Step right up and get yourself a front row seat to the border war this week. We’re pitting Arkansas Country against Oklahoma Country!

Arkansas’s team includes greats like Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell… and our host Jim Ed Brown. Oklahoma brings heavy hitters including Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, and Cal Smith. It’s gonna be a tough one to decide, but we’ll be playing plenty of hits to help you out!

After it all plays out, stop by our Facebook Page and let us know who you think should take the prize this week.

For a head start, Click “READ MORE” to see some live videos from Johnny Cash & Vince Gill.

Let’s All Raise A Glass To Great Country ‘Drinkin’ Songs!


Break out the bottle, folks! 

This week, we’re celebrating a Country Music tradition that ranks right up there with: Love Songs, Cheatin’ Songs, and Truckin’ Songs.  This week is nothing but the best Drinking Songs!

And some of Country Music’s all-time greats have dealt with man’s relationship to the bottle (well, men and women, really).  And we’re going to hear all the of the best on this week’s show.

It’s That Time Of The Year, Folks! Merry Country Christmas!


Ho, ho, ho…Merry Christmas, folks! 

If you’re a fan of our show, then you know that at the end of every year we take a couple of weeks to celebrate Christmas in the Country.  Jim Ed whips up a batch of his famous home-made eggnog, I keep the fire burning bright….and we all gather together to listen to our favorite classic country stars sing all of our Christmas favorites…

It’s Christmas In The Country!


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Ah, Country Fans!  It’s that time of year again.  The Hard Scuffle Studios has been meticulously decorated, Christmas cookies are in the oven, and Jim Ed’s famous eggnog is making the rounds!

It’s Christmas time of course, and that means it’s time for our annual Christmas In The Country shows!

We’ve got all your favorites…Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee….and they’re all singing classic carols to help get you in the mood.

Here’s the best news…we’re doing two Christmas In The Country shows!  That’s right, this weekend and next weekend we will be putting on two distinct, different Christmas shows!  No repeats here, folks.  You owe it to yourself to check out both, they’re some of the best we’ve ever done!

Be safe out there, folks….and make sure to tune in to the Country Music Greats Radio Show, we’ll be waiting for you!

Merry Christmas!

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This One’s For All The Moms & Dads Out There!


Hello there, Country Music Fans!

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated here, but we’re getting back into the swing of things with one of the best shows we’ve ever done.

I hope everyone’s had a good week.  If you have, it’s about to get even better…this week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show is all about some of the most important people in anyone’s life….their mother and father!  That’s right, this week’s show is all about Mom & Pop, and we’re going to be playing all of your favorites.  How about “Daddy Sang Bass,” by Johnny Cash?  “Fujiyama Mama” by Patsy Cline?  Of course we can’t forget “Mom & Dad Waltz” by Lefty Frizzell!

We’re going to be playing all these and more!

Please do join us for this week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show…hope to see you there!

Happy New Years !


At the risk of sounding incredibly cliché, can you believe we’re already done with 2010? How true is the feeling that every year seems to go by quicker and quicker. Every year, crazes and fads appear and sometimes disappear just as quickly. Every year, our lives change, and we do our best to deal with all of life’s little circumstances that are out of our control. One thing that really doesn’t change is the good country music that we play.

There’s a simple reason that classic country music is still so popular after all these years – it’s that good. I would wager that most artists greatest desire would be to be remembered for generations to come. That is exactly what is happening regarding a lot of the classic country artists. We are always receiving comments from fans and listeners telling us that even though they were born years after a certain song was released, they still love the song and it means something to that person. Sometimes just one song can “hook” a person, and will make that person a life long fan. I wonder how some of these older artists would feel if they saw a “youngster” pick up one of their albums and become a fan. I imagine the artist would feel proud.

Some of these classic country artists are becoming cultural mainstays, like Levi’s and Coca-Cola. George Jones and Hank Williams are obviously not exclusive to their original fan base. Those kinds of country singers gather new fans because they have bridged the generational gap while becoming musical icons. The same could be said for other artists such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. They seem to relate so well to the country fans, new and old, because their art form is timeless – a testament to the musical expressions that they have created.

Sharing music is really a wonderful thing. I have become a fan of all types of artists because one of my parents, siblings or friends said, “I love this song.” Share this great music with the people you know and love, heck, share it with a stranger. A song can voice exactly how you feel, or can be something that moves you. Just think, sharing some of your favorite music with a certain “youngster” may be just the thing that will turn on other folks for years and years. If you love this music, think of it as your duty.

Happy New Years, everybody.  See you at the Nashville “Guitar Drop”!