CT40 Vault - JULY 26
Featured Artist - Mickey Gilley
Excerpts from 1979 and 1981 interview
BOB: Tell me how you went from a club owner (Gilley's Club) to becoming a number 1 recording artist.
BOB: What did you learn from your first recordings in Nashville?
BOB: How have things changed for you since the film "Urban Cowboy"?
BOB: So how has your club Gilley's been doing lately?
JULY 26, 2010 NUMBER 1 SONG - LUKE BRYAN - "RAIN IS A GOOD THING"
JULY 26, 2000 NUMBER 1 SONG - LEEANN WOMACK - "I HOPE YOU DANCE"
Garth Brooks is the biggest-selling country artist in history and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was born to a musical family in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and participated in family talent nights with all his siblings. A three-sport high school athlete, he attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising. After graduation, he began playing in Oklahoma clubs and was encouraged by an entertainment attorney to seek a recording career in Nashville.
BOB: "The birth of your daughter Taylor seems to have changed everything for you."
BOB: "It sure seems like you're an all or nothing guy."
BOB: "This tour has been the first where you weren't able to stay and sign autographs for every fan. How has that felt?"
July 24, 2014
This week's MILESTONE features a Kentucky-born singer who moved to L.A. after his honky-tonk sound didn’t go over well in Nashville. We’ll listen to a tune that won him “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” back in the Nineties.
Your CHALLENGE....Name both the artist and song.
Tune in this weekend to see how you did. Good luck!
KNOW THE ANSWER?
Join the conversation on Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40.
Randy Houser - Like A Cowboy
Born in Lake, Mississippi, Randy Houser has been on a winning streak with three consecutive #1s: “How Country Feels,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” and “Goodnight Kiss.” Randy recently released his fourth single out of his latest album, How Country Feels, and it takes on a more traditional country topic. The song is called “Like A Cowboy,” and the character is struggling with the balance of cowboy life and being with the woman he loves.
Randy co-wrote the song with Brice Long, and he says, “It was one of those days that I didn’t want to settle on writing something just to be writing a song. I wanted to wait on the right idea. Brice is a cowboy and I grew up rodeoing through high school as a cowboy. I got to thinking about our lifestyles and the lifestyle that I lived.” Will this cowboy tune become Randy’s fourth consecutive #1? You can find out by tuning into Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40!
If you have a request for a big hit
from the past 20 years or so (1990-Present)
and a reason that song means
something extra special to you,
tell Bob a story about your request.
About a year and a half ago my wife Rachel and I were sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room. We had been trying to start a family and were not having much success with it. When the doctor came in he told us that my wife had PCOS, short for poly-cyctic ovary syndrome . He assured us that this was "fixable" and that we could still one day start a family. But, over the course of the next few months we had no success and our dreams were fading. This was followed by more serious medical complications, including a problem on my side. The only options the doctor could offer would cost way into the thousands… and not covered by insurance.
That week though, we finally hit rock bottom. I was notified at work that I was to be laid off at the end of the month. Which leads to my request: “Anything Like Me” by Brad Paisley. You see the layoff never came. A position opened up in another department and I was moved there. A short time after that we were back at the doctor's getting the treatment we needed and in May my wife gave gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy and he’s all ours … Lord help us if he’s anything like me.