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Young Talent

February 6, 2016

He was just 8 years old when he received his first guitar, and from that young age, Brad Paisley’s talent blossomed.  He was 13 when he wrote his first song, and at 28, he was the youngest member to join the Grande Ole Opry. In 2002, he won the CMA Music Video of the Year...

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Dynamic Duo

January 30, 2016

A true, “rags to riches” story can be written about Naomi and Wynonna Judd.   Naomi Judd lived on welfare with her daughter Wynonna after her divorce.   Naomi began to study to be a nurse, and played some music with her daughter. They were signed by RCA records in 1983, when Wynonna was just...

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She needs to stick to radio......

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Rose Garden

January 23, 2016

Lynn Anderson had a huge career during the 1970’s, and her song, “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”, became her signature tune.  It was number one for 5 weeks, and remains the biggest selling crossover hit of all time.  It was at least partly because of her determination that she recorded the song at...

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Demo Band

January 16, 2016

Nashville record producer and songwriter Tim DuBois had a large portfolio of songs, and he needed a band to perform them.  He put together 5 top studio musicians and put them to work.  It wasn’t until after the group was signed to RCA they named themselves, “Restless Heart”.  They have  26 singles on the Billboard...

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Vikings kicker Blair Walsh stopped by to talk to first-graders who wrote him encouraging letters....

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Slip Note Special

January 9, 2016

The music and distinctive style of Floyd Cramer is almost better known than the man himself.  While he had several top hits of his own, including “Last Date” in 1960, his “slip note” piano style made him one of the busiest session musicians in Nashville.  Crystal Gayle’s, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” is...

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Hello Darlin’

January 2, 2016

Conway Twitty has 55 number one Country songs to his credit, making him one of the top country stars of all time, yet he was never a member of the Grand Ole Opry.  He had a “back-up” career, just in case the music business didn’t work out…baseball.  He received an offer from the Philadelphia Phillies...

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Rodney Crowell – Songwriter

December 26, 2015

Rodney Crowell’s 1988 LP, “Diamonds and Dirt”, produced 5 number one singles and firmly established Crowell as a Country Music star.  As a songwriter, Crowell has been a huge success.  “Shame on the Moon”, “Leaving Louisiana” and “Ain’t Living Long Like This” are all chart toppers written by Crowell.  He is also a record producer,...

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Country Baritone

December 19, 2015

He has sold over 25 million records and has 22 number one hits.  He is also a successful actor in movies and on TV. Randy Travis has established his distinctive traditional Country Music style with his baritone voice and his “storytelling” lyrics.  His music reaches to the roots of Country Music, and he’s been recognized...

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