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Archive for September, 2011

Top 10 Songs For 9-11

Top 10 Songs For 9-11

| September 9, 2011

An event as emotional as the terrorist attacks of 9-11 was bound to inspire a lot of music.  There were several songs released in the weeks before the event that found new meaning on that September Day.  And there were several more that were directly inspired by 9-11 and the subsequent war.  No question that […]

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Blake Shelton's Honey of a Hit

Blake Shelton’s Honey of a Hit

| September 9, 2011

Ten years after his first #1, Blake Shelton was in Nashville to celebrate his 9th chart topper.  Like “Austin,” his latest spent multiple weeks at the top.  But “Honey Bee” was also his fourth #1 in a row, and that’s a first for Blake.  Before the party, Blake spoke to the Nashville media about this […]

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Where Were You?  Ten Years Ago

Where Were You? Ten Years Ago

| September 9, 2011

“Where were you when the world stopped turning…on that September day?”  If you ask the man who wrote those words, Alan Jackson, his story sounds very much like his song.  “I think I was probably like most people. You know, everybody was glued to the news and television and I think it really affected a […]

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Jake Owen Co-Hosts 9/10-11

Jake Owen Co-Hosts 9/10-11

| September 5, 2011

Jake Owen joins Lon this week as co-host.  He’s been on the road all summer with Keith Urban.  Jake says he was invited to an initmate dinner at the home of Keith & Nicole Kidman.  We also hear a live performance of Jake’s current hit, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” from the tour.  Jake just turned […]

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Strait: Here for a Good Time

Strait: Here for a Good Time

| September 1, 2011

During the course of his forty year career, George Strait has consistently released an album every year.  But he took a break in 2010, so this latest album, “Here For a Good Time,” is his first in two years.  It picks up where “Twang” left off, featuring several songs written by Strait with his son Bubba […]

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Top 10 Country Work Songs

Top 10 Country Work Songs

| September 1, 2011

The history of country music is filled with songs about work and workers.  The Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, wrote a dozen songs on the subject, mostly about trains and trainmen, but also about muleskinners, sailors, and farmers.    Recent history has continued the trend, with Merle Haggard, Alabama, and Alan Jackson each delivering several appropriate […]

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Jason Aldean Celebrates 6th #1

Jason Aldean Celebrates 6th #1

| September 1, 2011

There was a party on Nashville’s Music Row this past week.  It was to celebrate the latest #1 for Jason Aldean: “Dirt Road Anthem.”  Of course Jason was there, as were the song’s writers, Colt Ford and Brantely Gilbert.  Before the party, Jason spoke with the media and discussed the song, his current My Kinda […]

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