Tag: Nashville

Artist Countdown: Eddie Rabbitt Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

rabbittEdward Thomas “Eddie” Rabbitt (November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His career began as a songwriter in the late 1960s, springboarding to a recording career after composing hits such as “Kentucky Rain” for Elvis Presley in 1970 and “Pure Love” for Ronnie Milsap in 1974. Later in the 1970s, Rabbitt helped to develop the crossover-influenced sound of country music prevalent in the 1980s with such hits as “Suspicions” and “Every Which Way but Loose.” His duets “Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)” and “You and I”, with Juice Newton and Crystal Gayle respectively, later appeared on the soap operas Days of Our Lives and All My Children.

On May 7, 1998 in Nashville, Eddie Rabbitt died from lung cancer at the age of 56. He had been diagnosed with the disease in March 1997 and had received radiation treatment and surgery to remove part of one lung.] His body was interred at Calvary Cemetery in Nashville, following a private burial on May 8. No media outlet reported the death until after the burial, at the family’s request, and the news came as a surprise to many in Nashville, including the performer’s agent who “had no idea Eddie was terminal” and had talked to him often, remarking that Rabbitt “was always upbeat and cheerful” in the final months of his life. Although he was widely believed to have been born in 1944 (this year can still be found in older publications and texts), it was revealed at the time of his death that he had died at age 56.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Step by Step
2 Every Which Way but Loose
3 I Love a Rainy Night
4 Drivin’ My Life Away
5 You and I (featuring Crystal Gayle)
6 Suspicions
7 You Can’t Run from Love
8 Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight
9 You Put the Beat in My Heart
10 You Don’t Love Me Anymore
11 I Don’t Know Where to Start
12 Gone Too Far
13 Rocky Mountain Music
14 B-B-B-Burnin’ Up with Love
15 Nothing Like Falling in Love
16 I Just Want to Love You
17 A World Without Love
18 I Can’t Help Myself
19 Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)
20 The Best Year of My Life
21 Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers) (featuring Juice Newton)
22 I Wanna Dance with You
23 The Wanderer
24 On Second Thought
25 Two Dollars in the Jukebox
26 We Can’t Go On Living Like This
27 Warning Sign
28 Pour Me Another Tequila
29 Repetitive Regret
30 Hearts on Fire
31 Runnin’ with the Wind
32 Gotta Have You
33 She’s Comin’ Back to Say Goodbye
34 Forgive and Forget
35 I Should Have Married You
36 It’s Lonely Out Tonite
37 You Get to Me
38 We Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right
39 American Boy
40 That’s Why I Fell in Love with You

Artist Countdown: Billy Currington Top 20 Hits 12pm ET @billycurrington

CurringtonWilliam Matthew “Billy” Currington (born November 19, 1973) is an American country music artist.

Billy Currington was born in Savannah, Georgia, raised in Rincon, Georgia, and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He has four sisters (Lexie, Ann, Kim, and Kellie) and two brothers (Charles and Jason). When he was one and a half years old, his mother married Laurie (Larry) Currington. He also has a Chocolate Lab named Paco.

When he was a junior in Effingham County High School (Springfield, Georgia), Currington auditioned for a spot at Opryland, the renowned country music theme park located in Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital. Failing the audition, after high school he moved to Nashville to pursue his career in country music. His first stint did not last too long, and he later sang for a bar named Cavalier Country Club in Georgia. In Nashville, Currington also worked for a concrete company, and as a personal trainer.

One of the clients he worked with as a personal trainer led Currington to recording demo tapes, as well as writing songs. He eventually had cuts by George Strait, Tracy Byrd, and Marty Raybon. After almost being offered to join RCA Records, he signed to Mercury Records in 2003.

Currington founded the Global South Relief organization which delivers supplies to those in need in Central American countries.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Hey Girl
2 Good Directions
3 People Are Crazy
4 Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer
5 Party for Two (with Shania Twain)
6 Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right
7 Let Me Down Easy
8 That’s How Country Boys Roll
9 Don’t
10 Love Done Gone
11 I Got a Feelin’
12 Walk a Little Straighter
13 Why, Why, Why
14 Like My Dog
15 Tangled Up
16 We Are Tonight
17 Just For You  (with Lionel Ritchie)
18 Keep Your Hands To Yourself
19 Wingman
20 Enjoy Yourself

Artist Countdown: Radney Foster Top 30 Hits 4pm ET @RadneyFoster

Radney-FosterRadney Foster (born July 20, 1959, Del Rio, Texas, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. Initially a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, Foster made his recording debut as part of the Foster & Lloyd duo, recording three studio albums and with nine singles on the country charts.

Foster began his solo career in 1992 and his album Del Rio, TX 1959 produced four consecutive Top 40 hits. However, his commercial success waned with the release subsequent albums such as Labor of Love (1995), See What You Want to See (1999), Are You Ready for the Big Show?, Another Way to Go (2002) and This World We Live In (2006). Overall, Foster has had thirteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Top Ten hits “Just Call Me Lonesome” (#10, 1992) and “Nobody Wins” (#2, 1993). His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Jack Ingram.

Foster & Lloyd is an American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd. Founded in 1986, the duo recorded three albums for RCA Records, in addition to charting nine singles on the Billboard country charts. The highest-peaking of these was their debut single “Crazy Over You”, a No. 4 hit in 1987. After disbanding in 1990, Foster and Lloyd both began solo careers and reunited in 2010 to release their fourth studio album. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Nobody Wins
2 Fair Shake  (Foster & Lloyd)
3 Sure Thing  (Foster & Lloyd)
4 Easier Said Than Done
5 Just Call Me Lonesome
6 Is It Love  (Foster & Lloyd)
7 Hammer and Nails
8 Before the Heartache Rolls In  (Foster & Lloyd)
9 Can’t Have Nothin’  (Foster & Lloyd)
10 Crazy Over You  (Foster & Lloyd)
11 What Do You Want from Me This Time
12 Texas in 1880  (Foster & Lloyd)
13 Closing Time
14 Everyday Angel
15 Willin’ to Walk
16 If It Were Me
17 Scary Old World (with Chely Wright)
18 Suzette  (Foster & Lloyd)
19 Texas in 1880 (with Pat Green)
20 Labor of Love
21 The Running Kind
22 Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
23 I’m In (with Abra Moore)
24 Half of My Mistakes
25 Prove Me Right
26 A Little Revival
27 Angel Flight
28 Jesse’s Soul
29 Make It Up As I Go Along
30 Real Fine Place To Start