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8 Seconds

January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve seen the 1994 film, “8 Seconds”, then you’ve been introduced to David Lee Murphy.  His song, “Just Once”, was featured in the film’s soundtrack. His debut album followed the next year, and reached the top of the chart with, “Dust on the Bottle”. Murphy is also a successful songwriter. Kenny Chesney’s, “Living in...

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Child Star – Lasting Success

January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

She had her first hit at the age of 13, when “Delta Dawn” went top ten on the Country chart in 1972. The following year, “What’s Your Mama’s Name” was number one. Tanya Tucker is one of the few child stars to hold her audience through her teens and into adulthood. She was to record, “The Happiest Girl...

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Save a Horse

December 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Big Kenny and John Rich have partnered as a song writing team for almost two decades, and has provided hits for Martina McBride and Jason Aldean. In 2004, their first studio album, “Horse of a Different Color”, placed the duo on the charts with, “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy”. John Rich was a founding...

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Pursuing Her Dreams

December 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

With five Grammy Awards, fifteen CMA Awards, six American Music Awards, a successful film career and her own line of fragrances, it’s hard to imagine the hard work and determination this kind of achievement requires.  She moved to Nashville after quitting school and sold T shirts, worked at McDonald’s, and other odd jobs, all in...

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Singing Cowboy

December 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

We remember him as the owner of the Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball Team, his 93 films, 91 episodes of, “The Gene Autry Show”, and the 300 or so songs he wrote, or co-wrote. He sold more than 100 million records. He placed country music in the main-stream, and led the country sound to international...

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Thank You for Supporting the CKNX Relief Truck

December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The CKNX Relief Truck Campaign has wrapped up and CKNX’s own Buzz Reynolds says he’s again blown away by the generosity in Huron County. Reynold’s says they set a goal to fill two trucks with non-perishable food and other items, such as toiletries, for ten local food banks. The campaign started December 1 and after...

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Songwriting Success

December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Eddie Rabbitt became a sought-after song writer before his voice was heard on the radio.  Elvis had a gold record with Rabbitt’s, “Kentucky Rain” in 1969, and Ronnie Milsap had a chart topper with, “Pure Love” in 1974. Rabbitt went to the number one spot in 1976 with, “Drinkin’ My Baby Off My Mind”, and in...

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Order of Canada

December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Neil Young’s music has influenced, and many times been the leader in Pop, Rock and Country Music. He’s still a Canadian Citizen, and has been an Officer of the Order of Canada since 2009. He has several Grammy and Juno Awards, been twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone...

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Country Gentry

November 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

He started singing with his brother Eddie, performing as Montgomery Gentry. Over a three decade career, John Michael Montgomery has released ten studio albums and thirty singles, including seven number one hits. His chart-topper from 1994, “I Swear”, became the top country song of the year according to Billboard Magazine. Join me next Saturday, December...

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Urban Cowboy

November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 1980 the movie, “Urban Cowboy”, became a top top box office success, and it made Mickey Gilley a happy man.  Not only did the film feature his bar, “Gilley’s Club” with its mechanical bull, but one of the film’s featured songs was Mickey’s, “Stand By Me”. Gilley grew up in the shadow of his...

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