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If you have a smart speaker, you can easily listen to CKNX AM920 anytime you like, by saying the following: “Hey Google – Play CKNX AM920” And on Amazon it’s: “Alexa – Play CKNX AM920” It’s easier than ever to listen to your favourite radio station on your smart speaker....

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A Gift from a Friend

March 16, 2019

Two musically talented sisters, and two of their friends,  formed a band in Texas in 1989.  They were playing mostly Bluegrass, and Country music.  They played festivals and small venues for six years without attracting a record deal. In 1990, a friend gave them ten thousand dollars to record an album, and things began to...

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Alberta Country

March 9, 2019

He was raised near Cochrane, Alberta on a cattle ranch, and Country music has been part of his soul, and his life. His debut single, ‘Angelina’ was a top ten hit, and since then has released dozens of recordings, all with George’s special feel for the land, and the people he grew up with. He...

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Country Outlaw

March 2, 2019

He was eight years old when his mom taught him to play, “Thirty Pieces of Silver”, on a borrowed guitar.  He eventually bought a used guitar, and young Waylon continued to hone his skills. In grade ten, he dropped out of high school and worked odd jobs, but his heart was in Country Music. He...

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Traditional and Main Stream

February 23, 2019

As a teenager, he listened to Gospel music, and not much else, until a friend introduced him to Gene Watson, John Anderson and Hank Williams Jr. Alan was hooked.  He started a band after high school, then at 27, he and his wife Denise moved to Nashville where he hoped to be in music, full...

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Pilot and Performer

February 16, 2019

His debut LP, ‘Forever Took Too Long’ was released in 1999, and the first two singles reached top ten on the Canadian Country Singles chart.  ‘There You Were’ and ‘Bit by Bit’ were the singles, and they led to a Juno nomination for Best Male Country Artist.  He won the CCMA award for ‘Top Independent...

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Thirty Eight Number Ones

February 9, 2019

Merle had a troubled youth.  His father died before he was ten, the depression kept money tight, and his mom was away a lot to make ends meet.  When he was twelve, his brother Lowell gave Merle his used guitar.  Merle learned to play it, alone, listening to Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams....

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Fill in for Eddie Rabbitt

February 2, 2019

He was raised by his dad, and helped with the family’s two thousand acre cattle ranch.  During high school, he was part of a garage band, playing rock and roll, until Country music attracted his ear. The sound of George Jones, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams became big influences, and there was always live performances...

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From Down Under to Up Top

January 26, 2019

Gord was born in Australia and moved to Alberta with his mother when he was just five.  He was fortunate to have lots of musical influence from an early age.  His mom was a singer with an Australian Country band, and she encouraged Gord to follow his heart and pursue a career in Country Music....

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Hank is known as one of the most influential American singers and songwriters of the twentieth century.  He recorded thirty five top ten singles, with eleven reaching number one. He was born with spina bifida occulta which gave him constant back pain and contributed to his alcohol and drug dependence. He was just twenty nine...

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