Monday 9pm: Feature Artist – Garth Brooks

garth-brooksTroyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and roll elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States. Brooks has had great success in the country single and album charts, with multi-platinum recordings and record-breaking live performances, while also crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

We feature four hours of hits and tracks from his 2013 covers LP.  9pm – 1am.

According to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 135 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and is second only to The Beatles in total album sales overall. He is also one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 160 million records.

Garth –BrooksBrooks is now the only artist in music history to have released seven albums that achieved diamond status in the U.S. (as of September 23, 2016). Those being: Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin’ the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum), Double Live (21× platinum), and The Ultimate Hits (10× platinum). Since 1989, Brooks has released 21 records in all, which include: 11 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums and 4 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several awards in his career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including the “Artist of the ’90s”) and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the U.S.

Garth-BrooksTroubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2009.[2] During this time, he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart and sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, giving select performances and releasing two compilation albums.

In 2009, he began Garth at Wynn, a periodic weekend residency show at Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre from December 2009 to January 2014. Following the conclusion of the residency, Brooks announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014. In September 2014, he began his comeback tour, The Garth Brooks World Tour, with wife and musician Trisha Yearwood. His most recent album, Gunslinger, was released in November 2016.

Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Garth Brooks Top 50 Hits 2pm ET @BrooksGarth

Garth–BrooksTroyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer and songwriter. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Brooks’ integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

Brooks broke records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. As of 2013, his recordings continue to sell well and, according to Nielsen Soundscan, his albums sales up to May 2013 are 68,630,000, which makes him the best-selling albums artist in the United States in the SoundScan era (since 1991), a title held since 1991, well over 5 million ahead of his nearest rival, The Beatles. According to RIAA he is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States of all time behind Elvis Presley (overall third to the Beatles and Elvis Presley) with 128 million units sold. Brooks is also one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 190 million records (albums, singles, and video).

Brooks has released six albums that achieved diamond status in the United States, those being: Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin’ the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum) and Double Live (21× platinum). Since 1989, Brooks has released 19 records in all, which include; 10 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums and 3 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several important awards in his career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including the “Artist of the ’90s”) and the RIAA Award as Best selling solo albums artist of the Century in the United States.

Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks officially retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2009. During this time, he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart and sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, and has since given several performances and released two compilation albums.

On October 15, 2009, Garth Brooks announced the end of his retirement. In December 2009, he began a five-year concert deal with the Encore Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. In 2014 his contract with Encore ended. On July 10, 2014, he announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville, as well as confirming plans for an upcoming album, world tour, and the release of his music in a digital format.

Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Steve Wariner Top 35 6pm ET @stevewariner

Steve WarinerSteven Noel “Steve” Wariner (born December 25, 1954) is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has released eighteen studio albums, including six on MCA Records, and three each on RCA Records, Arista Records and Capitol Records. He has also charted more than fifty singles on the Billboard country singles charts, including ten Number One hits: “All Roads Lead to You“, “Some Fools Never Learn“, “You Can Dream of Me“, “Life’s Highway”, “Small Town Girl”, “The Weekend”, “Lynda”, “Where Did I Go Wrong”, and “I Got Dreams”, and “What If I Said”, a duet with Anita Cochran from her album Back to You. Three of his studio albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping 500,000 copies in the United States.

In addition to writing or co-writing most of his own songs, Wariner holds several writing credits for other artists, including Number One hits for Clint Black and Garth Brooks, as well as singles for Bryan White and Keith Urban. Other artists with whom he has worked include Nicolette Larson, Glen Campbell, Mark O’Connor, Asleep at the Wheel and Brad Paisley. Wariner has also won four Grammy Awards: one for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, and three for Best Country Instrumental, the most recent in 2010 for “Producer’s Medley” from the album Steve Wariner, c.g.p., My Tribute to Chet Atkins. Steve Wariner was one of only four guitar players in the world to be given the “Certified Guitar Player” (CGP) award by Chet Atkins (five including Atkins himself).

Wariner became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1996. He was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville in 2008, and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2011.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Some Fools Never Learn
2 You Can Dream of Me
3 Small Town Girl
4 The Weekend
5 Lynda
6 Where Did I Go Wrong
7 Life’s Highway
8 Baby I’m Yours
9 I Should Be with You
10 What I Didn’t Do
11 I Got Dreams
12 Holes in the Floor of Heaven
13 Lonely Women Make Good Lovers
14 Two Teardrops
15 The Domino Theory
16 I’m Already Taken
17 Starting Over Again
18 When I Could Come Home to You
19 Midnight Fire
20 If I Didn’t Love You
21 Leave Him Out of This
22 All Roads Lead to You
23 Precious Thing
24 A Woman Loves
25 The Tips of My Fingers
26 Heart Trouble
27 Why Goodbye
28 Katie Wants a Fast One (with Garth Brooks)
29 There for Awhile
30 Burnin’ the Roadhouse Down (with Garth Brooks)
31 Like a River to the Sea
32 By Now
33 Crash Course in the Blues
34 Every Little Whisper
35 Faith in You

 

Artist Countdown: Trisha Yearwood Top 40 Hits 7:30pm ET @TYcom

TrishaYearwoodPatricia Lynn “Trisha” Yearwood (born September 19, 1964), is an American singer, author and actress. She is best known for her ballads about vulnerable young women from a female perspective that have been described by some music critics as “strong” and “confident.” Yearwood is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

Yearwood rose to fame in 1991, with her debut single, “She’s in Love with the Boy“, which became her first No. 1 single and was featured on her self-titled debut album. Yearwood has continued to find much success and widespread critical acclaim releasing a further ten studio albums, which spawned eight more No. 1 singles and twenty top ten hits combined, such as “Walkaway Joe“, “The Song Remembers When”, “Thinkin’ About You”, “I’ll Still Love You More” and “I Would’ve Loved You Anyway”. In 1997, Yearwood recorded the song “How Do I Live” for the soundtrack of the movie Con Air. It became her signature song, achieving high positions and sales worldwide, and won Yearwood a Grammy Award. She has also recorded successful duets with her husband, Country superstar Garth Brooks, including “In Another’s Eyes”, which won the couple a Grammy Award.

Yearwood has sold more than 12.5 million albums worldwide and has won three Grammy Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and a Pollstar Industry Award for touring. Aside from her success in music, Yearwood has also ventured into writing, releasing three successful cookbooks, which earned her the status of two-time New York Times Bestselling author. Since April, 2012, Yearwood hosts a culinary series on Food Network, titled Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, for which she has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 How Do I Live
2 Walkaway Joe (featuring Don Henley)
3 Powerful Thing
4 I’ll Still Love You More
5 The Song Remembers When
6 There Goes My Baby
7 XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)
8 Real Live Woman
9 Thinkin’ About You
10 She’s in Love with the Boy
11 Believe Me Baby (I Lied)
12 Perfect Love
13 Everybody Knows
14 In Another’s Eyes (featuring Garth Brooks)
15 Wrong Side of Memphis
16 Like We Never Had a Broken Heart
17 That’s What I Like About You
18 The Woman Before Me
19 You’re Where I Belong
20 I Wanna Go Too Far
21 You Say You Will
22 Down on My Knees
23 Better Your Heart Than Mine
24 I Would’ve Loved You Anyway
25 You Can Sleep While I Drive
26 Fall to Pieces  (with Aaron Neville)
27 I Need You
28 Trying to Love You
29 On a Bus to St. Cloud
30 Where Are You Now
31 Georgia Rain
32 Another Try  (with Josh Turner)
33 Squeeze Me In  (with Garth Brooks)
34 Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love
35 Love Will Always Win  (with Garth Brooks)
36 This Is Me You’re Talking To
37 Inside Out (featuring Don Henley)
38 I Don’t Paint Myself into Corners
39 They Call It Falling for a Reason
40 Breaking Apart  (with Chris Isaak)

Artist Countdown: Billy Ray Cyrus Top 40 Hits 8pm ET @billyraycyrus

BRCWilliam “Billy” Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, who has achieved great success worldwide.

Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single “Achy Breaky Heart“, which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia. It was also the best-selling single in the same country in 1992 and was translated into more than 100 languages. Thanks to the video of this hit, the line dance catapulted into the mainstream, becoming a worldwide craze.

Cyrus, a multi-platinum selling recording artist, has scored a total of eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His most successful album to date is his debut Some Gave All, which has been certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at number one on the Billboard 200 (17 consecutive weeks) and most consecutive chart-topping weeks in the SoundScan era. It is the only album (from any genre) in the SoundScan era to log 17 consecutive weeks at number one and is also the top-ranking debut album by a male country artist. It ranked 43 weeks in the top 10, a total topped by only one country album in history, Ropin’ the Wind by Garth Brooks. Some Gave All was also the first debut album to enter at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album has also sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling debut album of all time for a solo male artist. Some Gave All was also the best-selling album of 1992 in the US with 4,832,000 copies. In his career, he has released 35 charted singles, of which 15 charted in the Top 40.

From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc. The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City. In late 2005, he began to co-star in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus.  (Source: Wikipedia)