To the excitement of Reba Fans, the country music icon announced the details of her upcoming album, “Love Somebody,” for Nash Icon Records. This is the first new album from Reba in five years and is inspired by the season of both devotion and unrequited romance. Over the weekend she shared the love with her fans by unveiling the cover art, title, tracklisting and release date of April 14th. ... read more!
Ray Price’s barroom Shuffle classics made him a master of the honky-tonk style in the early 1950s, and a cornerstone of the Nashville Sound-era with a list of smooth ballads throughout the ’60s, and ’70s. Even though he is best known for his iconic rendering of the Kris Kristofferson song “For The Good Times,” the singer charted over 100 times with 46 Top Ten hits, nine #1 singles and five #1 albums. He has received two Grammy,s, a CMA award as well as two ACM awards. Ray is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. ... read more!
I have come to appreciate online internet country radio over the last few years, hearing and learning about so many new artists that I would not normally hear on mainstream Top 40. Not to say mainstream radio is without it’s qualities, but to hear about some artists taking their steps up the ladder one has to look for other avenues. My Music Video Monday selection are two of those that without online streaming I may never have heard their talent and thanks to Captain Jack on Renegade Radio I did. Welcome country duo, Branch & Dean. ... read more!
Celebrating 25 years as an artist is a huge milestone, and our Thursday Throwback Video selection today has bragging rights. Aaron Tippin has traveled the country road working from the starting line but yet continues to have no finish line in sight. To mark his silver anniversary Aaron is releasing all-new music on March 2nd. The collection will reflect on the old and shine on with the new. This brings us to the old since we are throwing back. ... read more!
Often when people think of California they think of sand, surf, hippies, Hollywood, and the state of “Anything Goes.” It is a misconception that country music does not play a big part in the lives of it’s residents, but I can assure you that is a myth. Thanks to the tour sponsor, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company and James Otto for helping us break that myth with a trail of small venue shows starting out in Tuolumne at the Black Oak Casino on February 5th and wrapping up in Fullerton at the Slide Bar on February 8th. After many years of big shows and festivals I have grown to enjoy and appreciate the smaller shows, because it shows that if an artist can entertain you with just his guitar and a few tunes, he is truly a man of his craft. The early musical influences in his life from classic rock, blues, R&B and country came through in his show on the 8th, playing to a standing room only crowd who were easily drawn in by his talent, charm and charisma. ... read more!
New young artists are out there, but sometimes it just takes a good PR Rep to lead you to their talent. This week our spotlight shines brightly on Kristi Hoopes, a singer song-writer from Parker, CO who is no stranger to making impressions on all who hear her. ... read more!