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Artist Countdown: Waylon Jennings Top 60 Hits 9am ET @radiomax

waylonjenningsWaylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937–February 13, 2002) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. Jennings began playing guitar at 8 and began performing at 12 on KVOW radio. He formed a band, The Texas Longhorns. Jennings worked as a D.J. on KVOW, KDAV, KYTI, and KLLL. In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings’s first recording session, of “Jole Blon” and “When Sin Stops (Love Begins).” Holly hired him to play bass. During the “Winter Dance Party Tour,” in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly chartered a plane to arrive at the next venue. Jennings gave up his seat in the plane to J. P. Richardson, who was suffering from a cold. The flight that carried Holly, Richardson, and Ritchie Valens crashed, on the day later known as The Day the Music Died. Following the accident, Jennings worked as a D.J. in Coolidge, Arizona, and Phoenix. He formed a rockabilly club band, The Waylors. He recorded for independent label Trend Records, A&M Records before succeeding with RCA Victor after achieving creative control of his records.

During the 1970s, Jennings joined the Outlaw movement. He released critically acclaimed albums Lonesome, On’ry and Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes, followed by hit albums Dreaming My Dreams and Are You Ready for the Country. In 1976 he released the album Wanted! The Outlaws with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter, the first platinum country music album. The success of the album was followed by Ol’ Waylon, and the hit song “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love).” By the early 1980s, Jennings was struggling with a cocaine addiction, which he quit in 1984. Later he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen with Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash. During that period, Jennings released the successful album Will the Wolf Survive. He toured less after 1997, to spend more time with his family. Between 1999 and 2001, his appearances were limited by health problems. On February 13, 2002, Jennings died from complications of diabetes.

Jennings also appeared in movies and television series. He was the narrator for The Dukes of Hazzard; he also composed and sang the show’s theme song. In 2001 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, which he chose not to attend until later on. In 2007 he was posthumously awarded the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
2 Amanda
3 Good Hearted Woman
4 Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (with Willie Nelson)
5 Wrong
6 Take It to the Limit (with Willie Nelson)
7 Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)
8 I’m a Ramblin’ Man
9 Just to Satisfy You (with Willie Nelson)
10 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
11 Can’t You See
12 MacArthur Park
13 The Taker
14 Clyde
15 This Time
16 I’ve Always Been Crazy
17 Come with Me
18 I Ain’t Living Long Like This
19 Rose in Paradise
20 Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line
21 You Can Have Her
22 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
23 Lucille (You Won’t Do Your Daddy’s Will)
24 Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand
25 Shine
26 Pretend I Never Happened
27 I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain’t Used Up)
28 Never Could Toe the Mark
29 Sweet Dream Woman
30 Are You Ready for the Country
31 Women Do Know How to Carry On
32 Will the Wolf Survive
33 Working Without a Net
34 Dreaming My Dreams with You
35 Breakin’ Down
36 What You’ll Do When I’m Gone
37 You Asked Me To
38 Fallin’ Out
39 Mississippi Woman
40 Rainy Day Woman
41 The Devil’s on the Loose
42 Singer of Sad Songs
43 Cedartown, Georgia
44 Waltz Me to Heaven
45 Rough and Rowdy Days
46 Hold On, I’m Comin’ (with Jerry Reed)
47 The Conversation (with Hank Williams, Jr.)
48 Storms Never Last (with Jessi Colter)
49 Drinkin’ and Dreamin’
50 We Had It All
51 (Don’t Let the Sun Set on You) Tulsa
52 America
53 Suspicious Minds (with Jessi Colter)
54 Under Your Spell Again (with Jessi Colter)
55 Put Another Log On The Fire
56 The Weight
57 Do It Again
58 There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang (with Johnny Cash)
59 Gonna Write A Letter
60 I’ll Be Alright

Artist Countdown: Don Williams Top 60 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax

DonWilliamsDon Williams (born May 27, 1939, Floydada, Texas, United States), is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 No. 1 Country & Western hits.

His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname: “Gentle Giant” of country music. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I Believe in You
2 She Never Knew Me
3 Tulsa Time
4 I’m Just a Country Boy
5 Some Broken Hearts Never Mend
6 You’re My Best Friend
7 Love Me Over Again
8 Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good
9 If Hollywood Don’t Need You (Honey I Still Do)
10 Love Is on a Roll
11 That’s the Thing About Love
12 It Must Be Love
13 Nobody but You
14 Heartbeat in the Darkness
15 Back in My Younger Days
16 If I Needed You (w/ Emmylou Harris)
17 Listen to the Radio
18 Stay Young
19 Say It Again
20 Rake and Ramblin’ Man
21 Lay Down Beside Me
22 Good Ole Boys Like Me
23 Walkin’ a Broken Heart
24 We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’
25 The Ties That Bind
26 (Turn Out the Light And) Love Me Tonight
27 Miracles
28 Mistakes
29 Then It’s Love
30 Old Coyote Town
31 One Good Well
32 Falling Again
33 I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me
34 I’ve Been Loved by the Best
35 Just as Long as I Have You
36 I Wouldn’t Be a Man
37 I’ve Got a Winner in You
38 I’ll Never Be in Love Again
39 Señorita
40 Maggie’s Dream
41 Lord Have Mercy on a Country Boy
42 It’s Time for Love
43 Maybe That’s All It Takes
44 Atta Way to Go
45 Cracker Jack Diamond
46 Til the Rivers All Run Dry
47 True Love
48 We Should Be Together
49 Another Place, Another Time
50 Desperately
51 Come Early Morning
52 Down the Road I Go
53 I Recall a Gypsy Woman
54 Shelter of Your Eyes
55 Amanda
56 Too Much Love
57 It’s Who You Love
58 I Just Come Here for the Music (with Alison Krauss)
59 Imagine That (with Keith Urban)
60 Millers’s Cave

Artist Countdown: George Strait Top 60 Hits 12pm ET

gstraitGeorge Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the “King of Country” and has been called a living legend by some critics. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional country music. George Strait holds the world record for more number-one hit singles than any other artist in the history of music on any chart or in any genre, having recorded 60 number-one hit singles as of 2013.

Strait rocketed to success after his first single “Unwound” was a hit in 1981. While contributing to the neo-traditional movement of the 1980s, he amassed seven number one albums in the decade with his most popular hits including “Fool Hearted Memory” and “Ocean Front Property”. By the 1990s, Strait had influenced a new breed of performers while continuing his own successes, having charted upwards of 20 number-one hits including “Heartland” and “Blue Clear Sky“. In the 2000s, Strait was named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music, was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and won his first Grammy award for his hit album Troubadour. Strait continued his previous successes throughout the decade, producing a more contemporary sound with moderate cross-over hits including “She’ll Leave You with a Smile” and “You’ll Be There”.

Strait was named CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1989 and 1990, and ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1990. He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist. As of 2011, he holds the record for the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with 44 number one singles. Counting all other music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 60 number-one hits overall, breaking a record previously set by Conway Twitty.

Strait has sold more than 70 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6× Multi-platinum). His highest certified album is Strait Out of the Box (1995), which sold 2 million copies (8× Multi-Platinum due to being a box set with four CDs). According to the RIAA, Strait is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States overall. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Give It All We Got Tonight
2 Write This Down
3 The Best Day
4 I Saw God Today
5 Meanwhile
6 Go On
7 We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This
8 What Do You Say to That
9 One Night at a Time
10 I Just Want to Dance with You
11 Easy Come, Easy Go
12 Give It Away
13 Shiftwork (with Kenny Chesney)
14 You Can’t Make a Heart Love Somebody
15 Here for a Good Time
16 I’d Like to Have That One Back
17 The Man in Love with You
18 How ’bout Them Cowgirls
19 Fool Hearted Memory
20 You Look So Good in Love
21 Right or Wrong
22 Let’s Fall to Pieces Together
23 The Chair
24 Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her
25 Ocean Front Property
26 All My Ex’s Live in Texas
27 Am I Blue
28 Famous Last Words of a Fool
29 Ace in the Hole
30 Love Without End, Amen
31 I’ve Come to Expect It from You
32 You Know Me Better Than That
33 I Cross My Heart
34 Heartland
35 Check Yes or No
36 Blue Clear Sky
37 Carrying Your Love with Me
38 Round About Way
39 A Fire I Can’t Put Out
40 What’s Going On in Your World
41 If I Know Me
42 Carried Away
43 True
44 Baby Blue
45 If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)
46 Amarillo by Morning
47 The Chill of an Early Fall
48 The Big One
49 Adalida
50 It Ain’t Cool to Be Crazy About You
51 So Much Like My Dad
52 I Can Still Make Cheyenne
53 Drinking Champagne
54 Living for the Night
55 Marina del Rey
56 The Cowboy Rides Away
57 You’re Something Special to Me
58 Today My World Slipped Away
59 Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
60 Gone as a Girl Can Get