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In Memoriam: Charlie Daniels (1936 – 2020)

Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He is best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

ALL ACCESS.COM reported that Country music legend CHARLIE DANIELS passed away this morning in a HERMITAGE, TN hospital at the age of 83. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.


Monday 7/6/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Bill Haley

William John Clifton Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was a pioneering American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as “Rock Around the Clock”, “See You Later, Alligator”, “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, “Rocket 88”, “Skinny Minnie”, and “Razzle Dazzle”, and has sold over 60 million records worldwide.

Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley’s death in 1981. The band was also known as Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley’s Comets (and variations thereof). From late 1954 to late 1956, the group placed nine singles in the Top 20, one of those a number one and three more in the Top Ten. The single “Rock Around the Clock” became the biggest selling rock and roll single in the history of the genre.

Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country music performer; after recording a country and western-styled version of Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats “Rocket 88”, a rhythm and blues song, he changed musical direction to a new sound which came to be called rock and roll.

Although several members of the Comets became famous, Bill Haley remained the star. With his spit curl and the band’s matching plaid dinner jackets and energetic stage behavior, many fans consider them to be as revolutionary in their time as the Beatles were a decade later.

Following Haley’s death, no fewer than seven different groups have existed under the Comets name, all claiming (with varying degrees of authority) to be the continuation of Haley’s group. As of the end of 2014, four such groups were still performing in the United States and internationally.


Monday 7/6/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Marc Cohn – Listening Booth: 1970

Listening Booth: 1970 is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, released July 20, 2010.

The album was a collection of Cohn’s favorite songs from 1970, when he was aged 11. He explained: “It was the beginning of me really falling in love with records and albums and becoming obsessed as a fan. I was a little kid dreaming to find a way to make that a career, and that was the music that started me on that path.” He said he was determined to put his own stamp on each song: “For me, it’s like what’s the use of doing something that was initially brilliant and well known if you don’t have anything to bring to it.”

The one song on the album not originally released in 1970 was The Box Tops’ 1967 hit “The Letter”. Cohn said the song was included on the basis of Joe Cocker’s 1970 version.

1. “Wild World” 4:15
2. “Look at Me” 3:06
3. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 3:18
4. “Make It with You” (with India.Arie) 3:51
5. “The Letter” 2:43
6. “The Only Living Boy in New York” 4:27
7. “After Midnight” 2:50
8. “The Tears of a Clown” (with Kristina Train) 3:48
9. “No Matter What” (with Aimee Mann) 3:42
10. “New Speedway Boogie” (with Jim Lauderdale) 4:41
11. “Into the Mystic” 3:14
12. “Long As I Can See the Light” 3:19

Saturday 7/4/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Green Day – Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band (2017)

Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band is the second greatest hits album by American rock band Green Day, released on November 17, 2017.

1. “2000 Light Years Away” 2:25
2. “Longview” 3:56
3. “Welcome to Paradise” 3:45
4. “Basket Case” 3:02
5. “When I Come Around” 2:59
6. “She” 2:15
7. “Brain Stew” 3:14
8. “Hitchin’ a Ride” 2:52
9. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” 2:35
10. “Minority” 2:49
11. “Warning” 3:43
12. “American Idiot” 2:56
13. “Holiday” 3:52
14. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” 4:22
15. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” 4:45
16. “Know Your Enemy” 3:11
17. “21 Guns” 5:24
18. “Oh Love” 5:04
19. “Bang Bang” 3:27
20. “Still Breathing” 3:45
21. “Ordinary World” 3:01
22. “Back in the USA” 2:36

Friday 7/3/2020 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Post Malone

Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. Known for his introspective songwriting and laconic vocal style, Malone has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including country, grunge, hip hop and R&B. He first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single “White Iverson”. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Republic Records.

Malone’s debut album Stoney (2016) was a commercial success and featured the hit single “Congratulations”. In 2018, the album broke the record for most weeks on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart after it reached its 77th week on the chart. His second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and broke several streaming records upon release. Featuring the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Rockstar” and “Psycho”, it was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

In 2018, Malone collaborated with Swae Lee on the song “Sunflower” for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which reached the top of the Hot 100. He later inaugurated his own festival, Posty Fest, which took place at Dos Equis Pavilion on October 28. His third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, explored indie pop and was released in late 2019. It became his second number-one album on the Billboard 200 and featured the Hot 100 number-one single “Circles”.

Malone has received a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for “Congratulations”. His accolades include three American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award. Additionally, he has received six Grammy Award nominations during his career.

Friday 7/3/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Huey Lewis and The News

Huey Lewis and the News is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California. They had a run of hit singles during the 1980s and early 1990s, eventually achieving 19 top ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and Mainstream Rock charts.

Their most successful album, Sports, was released in 1983. The album, along with its videos being featured on MTV, catapulted the group to worldwide fame. Their popularity expanded when the song “The Power of Love” was featured in the 1985 film Back to the Future. “The Power of Love” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Friday 7/3/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Martina McBride – Hits and More (2012)

Hits and More is the second greatest hits package released by American country music singer Martina McBride. It was released on January 16, 2012 in the United Kingdom and January 17, 2012 in the United States. It will be the final release under her contract with RCA Records.

1. “My Baby Loves Me” 2:36
2. “Independence Day” 3:26
3. “Wild Angels” 3:46
4. “A Broken Wing” 3:35
5. “Valentine” (featuring Jim Brickman) 3:13
6. “Happy Girl” 3:28
7. “Whatever You Say” 4:30
8. “I Love You” 2:53
9. “Love’s the Only House” 5:13
10. “Blessed” 4:35
11. “Where Would You Be” 4:33
12. “Concrete Angel” 4:13
13. “This One’s for the Girls” 4:03
14. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” 3:14
15. “Anyway” 4:44
16. “Ride” 3:54
17. “Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong” 3:41
18. “Surrender” 3:44
19. “Straight to the Bone” 4:17
20. “Being Myself” 3:40

Thursday 7/2/2020 1pm ET: Feature Artist – Johnny Lee

Johnny Lee (born John Lee Ham; July 3, 1946) is an American country music singer. His 1980 single “Lookin’ for Love” became a crossover hit, spending three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard country singles chart while also appearing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Pop chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. He racked up a total of 17 top 40 country hits in the early and mid-1980s.

Thursday 7/2/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Cole Swindell

Colden Rainey “Cole” Swindell (born June 30, 1983) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written singles for Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan, and has released three albums for Warner Bros. Records Nashville. He has released nine singles, seven of which have charted within the Top 5 of Hot Country Songs and/or Country Airplay. Night”


Thursday 7/2/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Deep Purple – Infinite (2017)

Infinite is the twentieth studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released on April 7, 2017.

1. “Time for Bedlam” 4:35
2. “Hip Boots” 3:23
3. “All I Got Is You” 4:42
4. “One Night in Vegas” 3:23
5. “Get Me Outta Here” 3:58
6. “The Surprising” 5:57
7. “Johnny’s Band” 3:51
8. “On Top of the World” 4:01
9. “Birds of Prey” 5:47
10. “Roadhouse Blues” 6:00

Live At Hellfest 2017
“Time For Bedlam”
“Strange Kind Of Woman”
“Uncommon Man”
“The Surprising”
“Birds Of Prey”
“Perfect Strangers”
“Space Truckin'”
“Smoke On The Water”
“Peter Gunn/Hush”

Wednesday 7/1/2020 11pm ET: Feature Artist – Michelle Branch & The Wreckers

Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born 2 July 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums: The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals with Santana for “The Game of Love”.

In 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single “Leave the Pieces”. The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers. Since then, she has released extended plays in 2010 and 2011, and a third solo album, Hopeless Romantic, on April 7, 2017.

The Wreckers were an American country duo formed in 2005 by Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp, both of whom had solo recordings before the duo’s foundation. In 2006, the duo released its debut album Stand Still, Look Pretty, which produced a Number One single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs in its lead-off single “Leave the Pieces”. The album accounted for a Top Ten hit on the same chart in “My, Oh My” as well. After its release, both Branch and Harp returned to being solo singers. Harp has since had Top 40 country success of her own with the single “Boy Like Me”.

Wednesday 7/1/2020 9pm ET: Feature Artist – Laura Branigan

Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) Branigan’s year of birth has been disputed. Although most sources at the time of her death gave her birth year as 1957, it has subsequently been accepted by reliable sources that she was born in 1952*. Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single “Gloria”, stayed on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, then a record for a female artist, peaking at No. 2. It also reached number one in Australia and Canada. In 1984, she reached number one in Canada and Germany with the U.S. No. 4 hit “Self Control”. She also had success in the United Kingdom with both “Gloria” and “Self Control” making the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

Seeing her greatest level of success in the 1980s, Branigan’s other singles included the Top 10 hit “Solitaire” (1983), the U.S. AC chart number one “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” (1983), the Australian No. 2 hit “Ti amo” (1984), and “The Power of Love” (1987). Her most successful album was 1984’s platinum-selling Self Control. She also contributed songs to motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack (1983), and the Ghostbusters soundtrack (1984). In 1985, she won the Tokyo Music Festival with the song “The Lucky One”. Her chart success began to wane as the decade closed and after her last two albums Laura Branigan (1990) and Over My Heart (1993) garnered little attention, she generally retired from public life for the rest of the 1990s.[6] She began returning to performing in the early 2000s, most notably appearing as Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical Love, Janis. As she was recording new music and preparing a comeback to the music industry, she died at her home in August 2004 from a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm.

Branigan and her music saw renewed popularity and public interest in 2019 in the US after “Gloria” was adopted by the NHL’s St. Louis Blues as their unofficial victory song while they completed a historic mid-season turnaround to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, leading to the song entering ice hockey lore as an “unlikely championship anthem”. Branigan’s legacy manager and representative Kathy Golik embraced the trend and traveled to St. Louis to publicly represent Branigan among the Blues fanbase during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, later stating her belief that Branigan and “Gloria” “will forever be intertwined” with the Blues and the city of St. Louis.

We have featured Branigan over the years and have received complaints from a small group of rather arogant hostile fans of the dead performer. Please save any outrage!

Wednesday 7/1/2020 2pm ET: Feature Year 1972

Music from 1972!

Wednesday 7/1/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Aaron Tippin

Aaron Dupree Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is an American country music artist and record producer. Initially a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, he gained a recording contract with RCA Nashville in 1990. His debut single, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War and helped to establish him as a neotraditionalist country act with songs that catered primarily to the American working class. Under RCA’s tenure, he recorded five studio albums and a Greatest Hits package. Tippin switched to Lyric Street Records in 1998, where he recorded four more studio albums, counting a compilation of Christmas music. After leaving Lyric Street in 2006, he founded a personal label known as Nippit Records, on which he issued the compilation album Now & Then. A concept album, In Overdrive, was released in 2009.

Tippin has released a total of nine studio albums and two compilations, with six gold certifications and one platinum certification among them. In addition, he has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three Number Ones: “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio” (1992), “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You” (1995), and “Kiss This” (2000), as well as the Top Ten hits “You’ve Got to Stand for Something”, “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “My Blue Angel”, “Working Man’s PhD”, “For You I Will”, and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly”.

Wednesday 7/1/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Johnny Cash – Forever Words (2018)

Forever Words is a album by various artists recording poetry and lyrics by Johnny Cash set to music for the first time and was released April 6, 2018. The album follows a 2016 book release of the poems entitled Forever Words: The Unknown Poems (ISBN 0399575138). The album includes a posthumously released track by Chris Cornell, who died in 2017.

“Forever/I Still Miss Someone” – Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
“To June This Morning” – Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves
“Gold All Over the Ground” – Brad Paisley
“You Never Knew My Mind” – Chris Cornell
“The Captain’s Daughter” – Alison Krauss and Union Station
“Jellico Coal Man” – T-Bone Burnett
“The Walking Wounded” – Rosanne Cash
“Them Double Blues” – John Mellencamp
“Body on Body” – Jewel
“I’ll Still Love You” – Elvis Costello
“June’s Sundown” – Carlene Carter
“He Bore It All” – Dailey & Vincent
“Chinky Pin Hill” – I’m with Her
“Goin’, Goin’, Gone” – Robert Glasper featuring Ro James and Anu Sun
“What Would I Dreamer Do?” – The Jayhawks
“Spirit Rider” – Jamey Johnson