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!
A lot of Grammy buzz this year within country music and rightfully so. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the Grammys are more about content and quality as opposed to sales, chart topping and concert attendance. There were strong contenders in the country album category consisting of Dierks Bentley, Brandy Clark, Eric Church, Lee Ann Womack and Miranda Lambert. Very happy to see the gals included in this tough category. So in honor of the Grammy going to Miranda Lambert for her album “Platinum” she is our Music Video Monday selection with back when it all pretty much started with “Me And Charlie Talkin.” ... read more!
The catalog of throwback country songs is a book of many pages. I know I will not run out of discoveries anytime soon. Which leads me to my selection this week of an artist who was part of my “wild abandon” days, Dwight Yoakam. In all honesty he still is part of those days because I think we still have them. ... read more!