Artist Countdown: Jimmy Buffett v2 Top 40 1pm ET @jimmybuffett

Jimmy-BuffettJames William “Jimmy” Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer–songwriter, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an “island escapism” lifestyle, and the often humorous things he has experienced throughout his life. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including “Margaritaville” (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America‘s list of “Songs of the Century“) and “Come Monday“. He has a devoted base of fans known as “Parrotheads”.

Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a best-selling writer and is involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best known songs, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Margaritaville”. He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant concept with OSI Restaurant Partners (parent of Outback Steakhouse), which operates the chain under a licensing agreement with Buffett. Source: Wikipedia

RadioMax First Countdown 12/15/12 featured Top 30, expanded now to Top 45.

1 Margaritaville
2 Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
3 Come Monday
4 Fins
5 Knee Deep (with Zac Brown Band)
6 If the Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me
7 Volcano
8 Mexico
9 Livingston Saturday Night
10 Pencil Thin Moustache
11 It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (with Alan Jackson)
12 It’s My Job
13 One Particular Harbour
14 Cheeseburger in Paradise
15 Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit
16 Hey Good Lookin’ (with C Black, K Chesney, A Jackson, T Keith & G Strait)
17 When the Wild Life Betrays Me
18 Who’s the Blonde Stranger?
19 Survive
20 Another Saturday Night
21 Trip Around the Sun (with Martina McBride)
22 Brown Eyed Girl
23 Take Another Road
24 Bring Back the Magic
25 Fruitcakes
26 It’s Midnight and I’m Not Famous Yet
27 Please Bypass This Heart
28 Gypsies in the Palace
29 The Great Filling Station Holdup
30 Bigger Than the Both of Us
31 Bama Breeze
32 Mañana
33 Margaritaville (re-recording with Alan Jackson)
34 Door Number Three
35 Pacing the Cage
36 A Pirate Looks at Forty
37 Saxophones
38 Summerzcool
39 Stars Fell on Alabama
40 Frenchman for the Night
41 Bank of Bad Habits
42 Island Fever
43 Southern Cross
44 Piece of Work (with Toby Keith)
45 Back to the Island

Artist Countdown: Tracy Byrd Top 35 1pm ET @RadioMax

Tracy ByrdTracy Lynn Byrd (born December 17, 1966) is an American country music artist. Signed to MCA Nashville Records in 1993, Byrd broke through on the country music scene that year with his single “Holdin’ Heaven“, which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Although he did not land a second Number One until 2002’s “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo“, Byrd has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career, including eleven additional Top Ten hits. He has also released nine studio albums and two greatest-hits albums, with four gold certifications and one double-platinum certification from the RIAA. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I’m from the Country
2 The Keeper of the Stars
3 Watermelon Crawl
4 Put Your Hand in Mine
5 Walking to Jerusalem
6 Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous
7 Holdin’ Heaven
8 Big Love
9 Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got
10 The First Step
11 Love Lessons
12 Ten Rounds with José Cuervo
13 Don’t Love Make a Diamond Shine
14 I Wanna Feel That Way Again
15 4 to 1 in Atlanta
16 Heaven in My Woman’s Eyes
17 When Mama Ain’t Happy
18 Drinkin’ Bone
19 Why Don’t That Telephone Ring
20 Just Let Me Be in Love
21 Good Ol’ Fashioned Love
22 The Truth About Men
23 Someone to Give My Love To
24 Love, You Ain’t Seen the Last of Me
25 Take Me with You When You Go
26 That’s the Thing About a Memory
27 A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side (with Mark Chesnutt)
28 Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman
29 How’d I Wind Up in Jamaica
30 Cheapest Motel
31 Better Places Than This
32 LaGrange
33 Summertime Fever
34 A Little Love
35 How Much Does The World Weigh

Artist Countdown: Britney Spears Top 40 Hits 1pm ET @britneyspears

BSpearsBritney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, former television music competition judge, and occasional author. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears’s first and second studio albums, …Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!… I Did It Again (2000), became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Title tracks “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again” broke international sales records. In 2001, Spears released her third album, Britney, and played the starring role in the film Crossroads. She assumed creative control of her fourth album, In the Zone (2003), which yielded the worldwide success “Toxic”.

In 2007, Spears’s much-publicized personal struggles sent her career into hiatus. Her fifth record, Blackout, was released later that year, and spawned hits “Gimme More” and “Piece of Me”. Her erratic behavior and hospitalizations continued through the following year, at which point she was placed under a still on-going conservatorship. Spears’s sixth album, Circus (2008), included global chart-topping lead single “Womanizer”. Its supporting tour The Circus Starring Britney Spears was the highest-grossing global concert tour in 2009. Later that October, “3” became Spears’s third single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Her seventh album, Femme Fatale (2011), became her first to yield three top-ten singles in the United States: “Hold It Against Me”, “Till the World Ends” and “I Wanna Go”. In 2012, Spears was featured on will.i.am’s single “Scream & Shout”, which topped charts in over 24 countries. She also served as a judge during the second season of the American version of The X Factor. Spears’s eighth studio album Britney Jean is scheduled to be released in December 2013, at which time she will also begin the two-year residency show Britney: Piece of Me at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Spears was established as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s. She became the ‘best-selling teenaged artist of all time’ before she turned 20, and garnered honorific titles including the “Princess of Pop”. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, nine Billboard Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard ranked her as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade, and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century, as well as the fifth overall. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) named Spears as the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 34 million certified albums. Nielsen SoundScan ranked her the tenth best-selling digital artist of the country, with more than 28.6 million digital singles as of January 2012. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Rolling Stone recognized her instant success as one of the Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments of all time, while VH1 ranked her eleventh on their “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in 2012, and Billboard named her the sexiest woman in music.[13] Forbes reported that Spears was the highest paid female musician of 2012, with earnings of $58 million, having last topped the list in 2002.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 …Baby One More Time
2 Scream & Shout (will.i.am featuring Britney Spears)
3 S&M  (Rihanna featuring Britney Spears)
4 Oops!… I Did It Again
5 Toxic
6 Womanizer
7 Gimme More
8 (You Drive Me) Crazy
9 Lucky
10 Sometimes
11 3
12 Me Against the Music (featuring Madonna)
13 Hold It Against Me
14 I’m a Slave 4 U
15 Stronger
16 Till the World Ends
17 Work Bitch
18 Everytime
19 Piece of Me
20 Circus
21 I Wanna Go
22 Boys (The Co-Ed Remix) (featuring Pharrell Williams)
23 If U Seek Amy
24 Break the Ice
25 My Prerogative
26 I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
27 Do Somethin’
28 I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
29 Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know
30 Overprotected
31 Radar
32 Born to Make You Happy
33 Perfume
34 Criminal
35 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart
36 Ooh La La
37 Someday (I Will Understand)
38 Shattered Glass
39 Out from Under
40 Anticipating

Artist Countdown: Shania Twain Top 40 Hits – 6pm ET @ShaniaTwain

Shania TwainShania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. Her 1995 album The Woman in Me brought her fame, and her 1997 album Come On Over became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time, Come On Over sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her fourth and last studio album to date, Up!, was released in November 2002 and has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards. She has had three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. She is the first (and currently only) female artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums reach diamond status, certified by the RIAA.

Sometimes referred to as “The Queen of Country Pop”, she has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and is ranked 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. She was also ranked 72nd on Billboard’s “Artists of the decade” (2000–10). Most recently, Twain has her own TV series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that premiered on the OWN on May 8, 2011. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2, 2011.   (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You’re Still the One
2 That Don’t Impress Me Much
3 Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
4 From This Moment On
5 I’m Gonna Getcha Good!
6 Forever and for Always
7 Ka-Ching!
8 You’ve Got a Way
9 Party for Two (with Mark McGrath)
10 Up!
11 Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
12 Don’t!
13 When You Kiss Me
14 (If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!
15 Thank You Baby! (For Makin’ Someday Come So Soon)
16 Love Gets Me Every Time
17 Any Man of Mine
18 When
19 You Win My Love
20 Come On Over
21 It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing
22 Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
23 The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)
24 Today Is Your Day
25 I’m Holdin’ On to Love (To Save My Life)
26 No One Needs to Know
27 Honey, I’m Home
28 God Bless the Child
29 Party for Two (with Billy Currington)
30 Rock This Country!
31 Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)
32 She’s Not Just a Pretty Face
33 What Made You Say That
34 Dance with the One That Brought You
35 Shoes
36 I Ain’t No Quitter
37 Coat of Many Colors (with Alison Krauss & Union Station)
38 If It Don’t Take Two
39 Endless Love (with Lionel Richie)
40 You Needed Me (with Anne Murray)

Artist Countdown: Pam Tillis Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @PamTillis

PamTillisPamela Yvonne “Pam” Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an America country music singer-songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of country music singer Mel Tillis and one of five children.

Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981, for which she released nine singles and one album, Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey. By 1991, she had signed to Arista Nashville, entering Top 40 on Hot Country Songs for the first time with “Don’t Tell Me What to Do”, the first of five singles from her album Put Yourself in My Place. Tillis recorded five more albums for Arista Nashville between then and 2001, plus a greatest hits album and 22 more singles. Her only number 1 hit on the country charts was 1995’s “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)“, although 12 other singles made Top 10 on that chart. After exiting Arista, Tillis released It’s All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis for Lucky Dog Records in 2002, plus RhineStoned and the Christmas album Just in Time for Christmas on her own Stellar Cat label in 2007. Her albums Homeward Looking Angel (1992), Sweetheart’s Dance (1994) and Greatest Hits (1997) are all certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while Put Yourself in My Place and 1995’s All of This Love are certified gold.

Besides her own work, Tillis co-wrote and sang on the 1990 Warner Bros. single “Tomorrow’s World”, written in honor of Earth Day, and Dolly Parton’s 1992 single “Romeo”. She has won two major awards: a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1999 for the multi-artist collaboration “Same Old Train”, and the 1994 Country Music Association award for Best Female Vocalist. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)
2 Shake the Sugar Tree
3 Maybe It Was Memphis
4 Deep Down
5 All the Good Ones Are Gone
6 In Between Dances
7 One of Those Things
8 Let That Pony Run
9 Spilled Perfume
10 When You Walk in the Room
11 Put Yourself in My Place
12 I Said a Prayer
13 Land of the Living
14 The River and the Highway
15 Don’t Tell Me What to Do
16 Cleopatra, Queen of Denial
17 Do You Know Where Your Man Is
18 It’s Lonely Out There
19 I Was Blown Away
20 Please
21 Blue Rose Is
22 Romeo (with Parton, Cyrus, Mattea, Carpenter, Tucker)
23 Every Time
24 After a Kiss
25 Betty’s Got a Bass Boat
26 Those Memories of You
27 I Wish She Wouldn’t Treat You That Way
28 Goodbye Highway
29 There Goes My Love
30 Killer Comfort
31 Love Sneakin’ Up on You
32 Thunder & Roses
33 Unmitigated Gall
34 So Wrong
35 Band in the Window

Artist Countdown: Rascal Flatts Top 40 Hits – 6pm ET @rascalflatts

RascalFlattsRascal Flatts is an American country music group composed of Gary LeVox (lead vocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar, keyboard, piano, vocals) and Joe Don Rooney (lead guitar, vocals). LeVox and DeMarcus are second cousins.

During the 2000–10 decade, Rascal Flatts recorded for Disney Music Group’s Lyric Street Records. While on that label, the band released seven albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In order of release, these albums are Rascal Flatts (2000), Melt (2002), Feels Like Today (2004), Me and My Gang (2006), Still Feels Good (2007), Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2008) and Unstoppable (2009). After Lyric Street closed in 2010, Rascal Flatts moved to the independent Big Machine Records, releasing Nothing Like This in November 2010. Their ninth studio album, Changed, was released in April 2012.

Rascal Flatts’ studio albums have accounted for 26 single releases. All of these have charted within the top 20 or higher on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 12 which reached number one. The band’s longest-lasting number-one single, a cover of Marcus Hummon’s “Bless the Broken Road“, spent five weeks in that position in early 2005. The late 2005–early 2006 release “What Hurts the Most” was a number one on both the country and adult contemporary charts, and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. (Source: Wikipedia)

Chart in PDF Format

1 What Hurts the Most
2 Bless the Broken Road
3 Changed
4 Here Comes Goodbye
5 I Won’t Let Go
6 My Wish
7 Come Wake Me Up
8 Easy (featuring Natasha Bedingfield)
9 Take Me There
1 0Smmer Nights
11 Stand
12 Banjo
13 Winner at a Losing Game
14 Every Day
15 Here
16 Mayberry
17 These Days
18 Life Is a Highway
19 Love You Out Loud
20 I Melt
21 Fast Cars and Freedom
22 Prayin’ for Daylight
23 Skin (Sarabeth)
24 I’m Movin’ On
25 Me and My Gang
26 This Everyday Love
27 Feels Like Today
28 While You Loved Me
29 Bob That Head
30 Love Who You Love
31 Why
32 Forever
33 Here’s to You
34 Oklahoma-Texas Line
35 Backwards
36 Close
37 Ellsworth
38 Still Feels Good
39 Pieces
40 Revolution

Artist Countdown: Doug Stone Top 30 Hits 8pm ET @radiomax @DougStoneMusic

DougStoneDouglas Jackson Brooks (born June 19, 1956 in Newnan, Georgia) is an American country music singer and actor known professionally as Doug Stone. He debuted in 1990 with the single “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” the first release from his 1990 self-titled debut album for Epic Records. Both this album and is successor, 1991’s I Thought It Was You, earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Two more albums for Epic, 1992’s From the Heart and 1994’s More Love, are each certified gold. Following the latter, Stone made his acting debut in the film Gordy.

Stone moved to Columbia Records to record Faith in Me, Faith in You, which did not produce a Top Ten among its three singles. After suffering a heart attack and stroke in the late 1990s, he exited the label and did not release another album until Make Up in Love in 1999 on Atlantic Records. After it came The Long Way on the Audium label (now part of E1 Music) and two albums on the independent Lofton Creek Records.

Stone has charted twenty-two singles on Hot Country Songs, with his greatest chart success coming between 1990 and 1995. In this timespan, he charted four Number Ones: “In a Different Light,” “A Jukebox with a Country Song,” “Too Busy Being in Love” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That,” and eleven more Top Ten singles. (Source: Wikipedia)