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Pure Country Roots

May 19, 2018

His father was a part-time Country music artist, and he encouraged Vince to pick up a guitar.  Young Vince did better than that, he also taught himself banjo, bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle. In high school, he was part of, “Mountain Smoke” and played in Ricky Skagg’s band. Vince Gill was frontman for the band,...

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At the age of seven, she sang in public and by the time she reached her teens, her heart was set on becoming a Country singer. Faith moved to Nashville at 19 and auditioned for singing work.  She did odd jobs to keep the bills paid, including selling T shirts and working at McDonalds. Faith...

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Canadian Treasure

May 5, 2018

He was a rodeo rider in his teens and early twenties, he had a bad fall and needed time to heal.  Ian decided to pick up a guitar and teach himself to play while he recovered.   He attended the Vancouver School of Art and graduated in 1958. His guitar was never too far away, and...

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Cyclones win the Sutherland Cup May 1, 2018     CKNX AM920 were there to capture the big win!...

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He dreamed of being a pitcher in the “big leagues”, but two years of military service and an injury to his pitching arm pointed Charley Pride in another direction. When he was fourteen, his Mom gave him a guitar, and he taught himself to play.  He could sing too, and he became one of only...

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Seasoned Performer at 16

April 21, 2018

When he was 11 years old, his grandfather gave him a guitar, but Sammy had to help support his family when his father died the same year.  Young Sammy Kershaw was out working day jobs and played roadhouses at night.  Barely into his teens, he was opening for Ray Price, Merle Haggard and George Jones....

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Guitar for Christmas

April 14, 2018

Kenny wanted to be in the music business from a young age, and he received a guitar for Christmas when he was in his early teens.  He taught himself to play, and started writing songs.  He graduated in 1990 from East Tennessee University’s advertising program, then he promptly moved to Nashville and became resident performer...

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Over 25 Million Sold!

April 7, 2018

When Randy was recording his first demo tapes in the early 80’s, he was turned down by every major record label in Nashville.  His sound was, “too country”.   He worked as a cook and occasional singer at a nightclub called, “The Nashville Palace”, to make ends meet. Warner Brothers recorded some of Randy’s work, including,...

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Fourteen Number Ones

March 31, 2018

William never finished high school, and ran away from home at the age of 15 so he could become part of the Country Music scene. In 1966, he recorded under the name of Brian Stacy, and worked at RCA Records in the early seventies.  While at RCA, he signed with a record label owned by...

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