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Eighteen number ones!

November 18, 2017

He could have gone to art school, but he opted to join the US Army.  He joined a musical trio and discovered his talent for performance and after leaving the Army decided to pursue his...

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Ten Top Tens

November 11, 2017

He was playing honky-tonks and beer joints at the age of twelve, and he met George Jones when he was just fourteen.  By the time he reached the legal drinking age, he was opening for...

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They formed in Toronto in 1984, have released fifteen albums, four live recordings and had the most performed song in Canada in 1992.  They have  eleven Juno Awards to their credit. Blue Rodeo was inducted into...

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A Country Bright Light

October 28, 2017

She was raised in a poor home, she worked hard, and had a big heart as anyone who knew Dottie West would easily confirm. Dottie West is known for her duets with Kenny Rogers, and...

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Canadian “George Strait”

October 14, 2017

As a child, growing up in Sudbury, Ontario, Gil Grand had lots of musical inspiration. Twenty or so of his extended family members routinely gathered for jam sessions, playing all types of traditional Country and...

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29 Number One Hits!

October 7, 2017

He received his first guitar at the age of 18, and taught himself to play. He studied advertising at East Tennessee State University and graduated in 1990, but what Kenny Chesney loved most was writing...

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Hard Work & A Little Luck

September 30, 2017

He worked as a DJ, played in a house band performing cover tunes, and released his first LP in 1996.  In 2001 he entered a singing contest sponsored by Country Music Television, and won! It brought...

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Texas Talent

September 16, 2017

With more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs Chart, including nine at number One, Lonestar is one of the best known Country groups of the 1990’s. They began in 1992, calling themselves “Texassee”...

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He began writing songs at the age of ten, and had his first Nashville recording session at fourteen.  He played show after show at the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans. He holds a degree...

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Another Opryland Success

September 2, 2017

Two of the founding members of “Little Texas”, Tim Rushlow and Dwayne O’Brian,  were performing at Opryland in the fifties. They brought their performing skills to Nashville and founded “Little Texas” in 1988. They played...

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