Tim McGraw performs in Los Angeles in November 2014. His single "Shotgun Rider" recently marked four weeks atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Mark Davis/WireImage

It's been more than 20 years since Tim McGraw first scored a Number One hit with his Conway Twitty-esque ballad "Don't Take the Girl," and the success of "Shotgun Rider," off of 2014's Sundown Heaven Town, is proving the sun's not nearly set on this country star's radio domination.


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When you have Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Dan + Shay, Kip Moore and Chase Rice in the same category, it’s a challenge to name a Top 3.


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Sexy songs play a big role in country music. Need a romantic ballad to put you in the mood? Looking for just the right hit to crank up the heat?


Pictured (L-R): Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins, Bob Kingsley, Chris DeStefano

For the fourth consecutive year, "Bob Kingsley's Acoustic Alley" returned to Country Radio Seminar (CRS) this past week in Nashville with an all-star lineup of hit songwriters.


In this age of on-demand listening, terrestrial and satellite radio remain the key power players in making or breaking a star.

This week’s listener requests come from Lucas in Pinopolis, South Carolina.







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Good Hearted Woman


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Since 1959, “Music’s Biggest Night” — the Grammy Awards — has featured the world’s top artists in every musical genre, from pop and R&B to country, bluegrass, folk and Americana.