Tag: Colorado

Monday 12pm: Music of The States – Colorado

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th largest geographically and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 10.17% since the 2010 United States Census.

The state was named for the Colorado River, which Spanish travelers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains. The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it became a state a century after the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands. Colorado is part of the western or southwestern United States, and one of the Mountain States.

Denver is the capital and most populous city of Colorado. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the antiquated term “Coloradoan” is occasionally used.

Unlike its neighbors to the north, west and east, Colorado has been recognized as a strongly socially liberal state. Same-sex marriage in Colorado has been legal since 2014, and it was the second state in the U.S. (after Washington) to legalize recreational cannabis. The state is known for its progressive views on abortion and assisted suicide; Coloradans rejected a 2008 referendum that would have criminalized abortion, and approved a measure in 2016 that legalized assisted suicide in the state, and remains one of six states (along with the District of Columbia) to have legalized assisted suicide. In 2018, Colorado became the first state in the United States to elect an openly gay governor, Jared Polis, in the 2018 gubernatorial election. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: John Denver Top 40 Hits 2pm ET @RadioMax

john-denverHenry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer, songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. His greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. Throughout his life, Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed. He performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver’s music appeared on a variety of charts, including country and western, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning him twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs “Take Me Home, Country Roads“, “Annie’s Song“, “Rocky Mountain High“, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders“.

Denver further starred in films and several notable television specials in the 1970s and 1980s. In the following decades, he continued to record, but also focused on calling attention to environmental issues, lent his vocal support to space exploration, and testified in front of Congress to protest against censorship in music. He was known for his love of the state of Colorado, which he sang about numerous times. He lived in Aspen, Colorado, for much of his life, and influenced the governor to name him Poet Laureate of the state in 1974. The Colorado state legislature also adopted “Rocky Mountain High” as one of its state songs in 2007. Denver was an avid pilot, and died in his personal aircraft at the age of 53. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I’m Sorry
2 Thank God I’m a Country Boy
3 Annie’s Song
4 Back Home Again
5 Fly Away (with Olivia Newton-John)
6 Sweet Surrender
7 Take Me Home, Country Roads
8 How Can I Leave You Again
9 Like a Sad Song
10 Looking for Space
11 Sunshine on My Shoulders
12 Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)
13 Rocky Mountain High
14 It Makes Me Giggle
15 My Sweet Lady
16 Wild Montana Skies (with Emmylou Harris)
17 Dreamland Express
18 Baby, You Look Good to Me Tonight
19 Friends with You
20 Anthem-Revelation
21 It Amazes Me
22 Shanghai Breezes
23 I Want to Live
24 Autograph
25 I’d Rather Be a Cowboy
26 Everyday
27 Seasons of the Heart
28 Goodbye Again
29 Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)
30 Love Again (with Sylvie Vartan)
31 Calypso
32 Garden Song
33 And So It Goes (with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
34 Hard Life, Hard Times (Prisoners)
35 Perhaps Love (with Plácido Domingo)
36 The Cowboy and the Lady
37 Dancing with the Mountains
38 Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight
39 For You
40 Along for the Ride (’56 T-Bird)