Tag: country music

Friday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – John Anderson

John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954, in Apopka, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his first single, “I’ve Got a Feelin’ (Somebody’s Been Stealin’)”, Anderson has charted more than 40 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including five number ones: “Wild and Blue”, “Swingin'”, “Black Sheep”, “Straight Tequila Night”, and “Money in the Bank”. He has also recorded 22 studio albums on several labels. His newest album, Goldmine, was released on May 26, 2015, on the Bayou Boys Music label.

Anderson was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014.

Across The Tracks with Ron Kovacs 6pm ET

CountryThis week on Across The Tracks its all Country Music with Ron Kovacs Live at 6pm ET

Across The Tracks with Ron Kovacs 6pm ET

CountryMusicThis week on Across The Tracks – Country Music.  Join Ron Kovacs for new and old Country tunes starting at 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Feature Artist: Eric Church Singles 9pm ET @ericchurch

Eric ChurchKenneth Eric Church (born May 3, 1977), known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio albums for that label. His debut album, 2006’s Sinners Like Me, produced four singles on the Billboard country charts including the Top 20 hits “How ‘Bout You”, “Two Pink Lines”, and “Guys Like Me”. – Wikipedia

Willie Nelson Singles (Part 2) 1975 – 1989 8pm ET @willienelson

willienelsonWillie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist.

We feature Willie Nelson Singles (Part 2) from 1975 – 1989

The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a sub genre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of bio-fuels and the legalization of marijuana. – Wikipedia

Friday Night: Max Country 6pm ET

CountryThis week on Friday Night we feature Country Music new and old beginning 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10am ET

Country 70sThis week the Vinyl Resting Place takes a look at Country Music in the seventies.  Join your host Willie B 10am ET and check the schedule for encore times.

Music of Elvis Presley 80th Birthday 9:30pm ET

elvis 1969Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, when he started to work with Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who was to manage the singer for more than two decades. Presley’s first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel”, released in January 1956, was a number-one hit in the US. He became the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service: He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely damaged his health, and he died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated album sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He was nominated for 14 competitive Grammys and won three, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. – Wikipedi

Artist Countdown: Ronnie Milsap Top 60 Hits 6pm ET @ronniemilsap

RonnieMilsapRonnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became country music’s first successful blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music music markets with hit songs that incorporated pop, R&B, and rock and roll elements. His biggest crossover hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, and “Stranger in My House”. He is credited with six Grammy Awards and forty No. 1 country hits, third to George Strait and Conway Twitty.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 (There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me
2 I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World
3 Any Day Now
4 Show Her
5 Inside
6 Smoky Mountain Rain
7 Don’t You Know How Much I Love You
8 Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)
9 It Was Almost Like a Song
10 He Got You
11 Only One Love in My Life
12 Stranger in My House
13 Still Losing You
14 Since I Don’t Have You
15 Daydreams About Night Things
16 Make No Mistake, She’s Mine (with Kenny Rogers)
17 What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life
18 Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry
19 Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends
20 (I’d Be) A Legend in My Time
21 What Goes On When the Sun Goes Down
22 (I’m A) Stand by My Woman Man
23 Let My Love Be Your Pillow
24 Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World
25 Nobody Likes Sad Songs
26 Am I Losing You
27 She Keeps the Home Fires Burning
28 Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
29 In Love
30 How Do I Turn You On
31 Snap Your Fingers
32 Where Do the Nights Go
33 A Woman in Love
34 Pure Love
35 Back on My Mind Again
36 Why Don’t You Spend the Night
37 Stranger Things Have Happened
38 Are You Lovin’ Me Like I’m Lovin’ You
39 Turn That Radio On
40 Just in Case
41 Cowboys and Clowns
42 Old Folks (with Mike Reid)
43 In No Time at All
44 Prisoner of the Highway
45 My Heart
46 Houston Solution
47 I Hate You
48 All Is Fair in Love and War
49 That Girl Who Waits on Tables
50 L.A. to the Moon
51 Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)
52 Button Off My Shirt
53 True Believer
54 Local Girls
55 Time, Love and Money
56 Loving You Is a Natural Thing
57 Never Had It So Good
58 A Rose by Any Other Name (Is Still a Rose)
59 You Don’t Know My Love (with Jypsi)
60 Up to Zion

Artist Countdown: Martina McBride Top 50 Hits 1pm ET @martinamcbride

martina-mcbrideMartina Mariea Schiff (born July 29, 1966), known professionally as Martina McBride, is an American country music singer and songwriter. McBride has been called the “Celine Dion of Country Music” for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range. McBride was signed to RCA Nashville in 1991, and made her debut the following year as a neo-traditionalist country singer with the single, “The Time Has Come.” Over time, she developed a pop-styled crossover sound, similar to that of Faith Hill and Shania Twain, and has had a string of major hit singles on the Billboard country chart and occasionally on the adult contemporary chart. Five of these singles went to No. 1 on the country chart between 1995 and 2001, and one peaked at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart in 2003. McBride has recorded a total of eleven studio albums, one greatest hits compilation, one “live” album, a Christmas compilation, as well as two additional compilation albums. Seven of her studio albums and two of her compilations have received an RIAA Gold certification, or higher. In the U.S. she has sold over 14 million albums. In addition, McBride has won the Country Music Association’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” award four times (tied with Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music’s “Top Female Vocalist” award three times. – Wikipedia

1 Valentine (featuring Jim Brickman) 
2 I Love You
3 Anyway
4 This One’s for the Girls
5 Wrong Again
6 Whatever You Say
7 In My Daughter’s Eyes
8 Love’s the Only House
9 Still Holding On (with Clint Black)
10 A Broken Wing
11 There You Are
12 My Baby Loves Me
13 Wild Angels
14 Happy Girl
15 Life #9
16 Independence Day
17 Blessed
18 The Time Has Come
19 Safe in the Arms of Love
20 Where Would You Be
21 Phones Are Ringin’ All Over Town
22 Concrete Angel
23 Heart Trouble
24 Chances Are  (w/ Bob Seger)
25 I’m Gonna Love You Through It
26 Cry on the Shoulder of the Road
27 When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues
28 Swingin’ Doors
29 How Far
30 Care Kid Rock (with T.I.)
31 Wrong Baby Wrong
32 That’s Me
33 Cheap Whiskey
34 Ride
35 God’s Will
36 It’s My Time
37 I Just Call You Mine
38 (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden
39 Teenage Daughters
40 How I Feel
41 Trip Around the Sun  (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
42 Practice Life (w/ Andy Griggs)
43 For These Times
44 Marry Me (featuring Pat Monahan)
45 Where I Used to Have a Heart
46 I Still Miss Someone (featuring Dolly Parton)
47 This Small Divide
48 Come See About Me
49 Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man (with Alan Jackson)
50 If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Artist Countdown: Randy Travis Top 50 Hits 6p ET @RandyBTravis

RB TravisRandy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American country music singer, songwriter and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number one hits. Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music, Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than four million copies. The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement. Travis followed up his successful debut with a string of platinum and multi-platinum albums. Travis is well known for his distinctive baritone vocals, delivered in a traditional style that has made him a country music star since the 1980s.

By the mid-1990s, Travis saw a decline in his chart success. In 1997, he left Warner Bros. Records for DreamWorks Records and changed his musical focus to gospel music. Although the career shift produced only one more number one country hit “Three Wooden Crosses”, Travis went on to earn several Dove awards, including Album of the Year three times. In addition to his singing career, Travis pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous films and television series, including The Rainmaker (1997) with Matt Damon, Black Dog (1998) with Patrick Swayze, Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, and seven episodes of the Touched by an Angel television series. Travis has sold over 25 million records, and has earned 22 number one hits, six number one albums, six Grammy awards, six CMA awards, nine ACM awards, 10 AMA awards, seven Dove awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. – Wikipedia

1 Forever and Ever, Amen
2 No Place Like Home
3 I Told You So (w/ Carrie Underwood)
4 Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man
5 Out of My Bones
6 On the Other Hand
7 Diggin’ Up Bones
8 I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)
9 Too Gone Too Long
10 I Told You So
11 Honky Tonk Moon
12 Deeper Than the Holler
13 Is It Still Over?
14 It’s Just a Matter of Time
15 Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart
16 Forever Together
17 If I Didn’t Have You
18 Look Heart, No Hands
19 Whisper My Name
20 He Walked on Water
21 Heroes and Friends
22 Point of Light
23 Better Class of Losers
24 Before You Kill Us All
25 This Is Me
26 Stranger in My Mirror
27 The Hole
28 The Box
29 1982
30 A Few Ole Country Boys (with George Jones)
31 A Man Ain’t Made of Stone
32 Promises
33 Three Wooden Crosses
34 I’d Surrender All
35 Are We in Trouble Now
36 Would I
37 An Old Pair of Shoes
38 Cowboy Boogie
39 We’re Strangers Again (w/ Tammy Wynette)
40 King of the Road
41 Price to Pay
42 Four Walls
43 Where Can I Surrender
44 Pray for the Fish
45 Angels
46 A Little Left of Center
47 America Will Always Stand
48 Wind in the Wire
49 I’ll Be Right Here Loving You
50 Baptism (featuring Kenny Chesney)

Artist Countdown: Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Top 45 6p ET @LarryGatlin

lggbLarry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country music singer/songwriter. He is perhaps best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late 1970s, becoming one of country music’s most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlin has had a total of 33 Top 40 singles (combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers). As their fame grew, the band became known as Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers.

Their popularity lasted throughout much of the 1980s. Their biggest hits together include, “Broken Lady”, “All the Gold in California”, “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You)”, “She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby”, and “Talkin’ to the Moon”. Larry Gatlin is known for his rich tenor voice and for the string of pop-inflected hit songs he wrote and recorded throughout the 1970s and 80s. During this time, country music trended heavily towards polished pop music arrangements in a style that came to be known as Countrypolitan. Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers came to prominence and enjoyed their greatest success during this period with hit singles that showcased the brothers’ powerful three-part harmonies and Larry’s evocative falsetto voice. – Wikipedia

1 Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You)
2 Night Time Magic
3 All the Gold in California
4 I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love
5 The Lady Takes the Cowboy Everytime
6 She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby
7 Sure Feels Like Love
8 Talkin’ to the Moon
9 Love of a Lifetime
10 Statues Without Hearts
11 Love Is Just a Game
12 Broken Lady
13 I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today
14 Denver
15 Do It Again Tonight
16 Take Me to Your Lovin’ Place
17 Nothing but Your Love Matters
18 Taking Somebody with Me When I Fall
19 In Like with Each Other
20 Delta Dirt
21 What Are We Doin’ Lonesome
22 We’re Number One
23 Anything but Leavin’
24 Almost Called Her Baby by Mistake
25 She Used to Sing on Sunday
26 From Time to Time (It Feels Like Love Again) (with Janie Fricke)
27 It Don’t Get No Better Than This
28 Changin’ Partners
29 Runaway Go Home
30 Bitter They Are Harder They Fall
31 The Midnight Choir
32 I Don’t Wanna Cry
33 Boogie and Beethoven
34 Wind Is Bound to Change
35 Johnny Cash Is Dead (And His House Burned Down)
36 Easy on the Eye
37 #1 Heartache Place
38 Alive and Well
39 Sweet Becky Walker
40 Warm and Tender
41 When She Holds Me
42 Let’s Turn the Lights On
43 Black Gold
44 Penny Annie
45 If I Ever See You or Utah Again