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“KICK THE DUST UP” SINGER HAS HIS OWN DUST-UP, BUT TRIUMPHS

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From loud guitars and lasers to songs about girls, girls, girls, a look back at how the Eighties bad boys have been an inspiration in Nashville

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Singer stands strong in empowering track, and talks overcoming creative frustrations and role of women on country radio

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Songs about small towns run rampant in country music.

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Underneath all the hair and makeup (and Botox and silicone), the self-deprecating humor and effervescent personality, lies an uncanny talent that has led Dolly Parton to become the most honored woman in country music history.

 

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WEEK OF JULY 26, 2015

 

This week’s listener requests come from Irene in Orangeville, California

 

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WEEK OF JULY 19, 2015

 

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Famous or not, we’re all in the same boat when it comes to raising babies.

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First it was country music purists vs. Florida Georgia Line. Recently it was Luke Bryan vs. Outlaw Country. Or maybe it began with Outlaw fans dissing Bryan. And then, of course, it’s been the supporters of female artists vs. the country radio programmers who rarely play songs by solo female artists.