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Del Reeves | May 15, 2016

 

 

MAY, 1965 NUMBER 1 SONG - DEL REEVES - "GIRL ON THE BILLBOARD"

MAY, 1975 NUMBER 1 SONG - B.J. THOMAS - '(HEY WON’T YOU PLAY) ANOTHER SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY WRONG SONG'

MAY, 1985 NUMBER 1 SONG - SAWYER BROWN - 'STEP THAT STEP'

MAY, 1995 NUMBER 1 SONG - TRACY BYRD - 'THE KEEPER OF THE STARS'

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The American Country Countdown Awards skipped last year, but held a ceremony last week in Los Angeles, however they will forever be faced with the challenge of validating their existence. Fortunately the telecast boasted more high points than low.

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A Look Back at 27 Years of Musical Highlights

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Keith Richards talks about the authenticity and wisdom he found in Merle Haggard's music.

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Country went British when Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan visited The Late Late Show with James Corden recently, and crooned a country song sure to (not!) be a hit in the U.K.

 

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WEEK OF MAY 8, 2016

 

This week’s listener requests come from Matthew in Toronto, Ontario

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Webb Pierce | May 8, 2016

 

MAY, 1955 NUMBER 1 SONG - WEBB PIERCE - "IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW"

MAY, 1975 NUMBER 1 SONG - GARY STEWART - 'SHE’S ACTIN’ SINGLE, I’M DRINKIN’ DOUBLES'

MAY, 1985 NUMBER 1 SONG - REBA - 'SOMEBODY SHOULD LEAVE'

MAY, 1995 NUMBER 1 SONG - JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY - 'I CAN LOVE YOU LIKE THAT'

 

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Capitol Nashville

Keith Urban has been slowly leaking details of his Ripcord album for over a year, beginning with a new song called “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville in February 2015.


He’s finally set to release his album he admitted he wasn’t close to completing this past winter. It’s a ‘work in progress’, he said.

But he’ll need to have it finished this week. May 6th is the official released date for Ripcord, Urban’s ninth studio album and the first since Fuse in 2013.

Family inspires him, he says. New music and experimental sounds inspire him more than the old, he adds. If you can count on anything, it’s that this new project will be filled with styles and ideas that at first seem too edgy for country radio, yet many will ultimately feel as familiar as a great pair of blue jeans.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Title, The Singles, The Producers, The Songs (track list) and The Tour.

READ more and VIEW 7 Unforgettable Keith Urban Moments

at Taste of Country here: http://bit.ly/1TCpoHd

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