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Sam Hunt Says Sampling Webb Pierce’s Iconic Tune “Just Felt Right”

Sam Hunt Says Sampling Webb Pierce’s Iconic Tune “Just Felt Right”

By sampling Webb Pierce’s 1953 No. 1 hit, “There Stands the Glass,” in his current single, “Hard to Forget,” Sam Hunt has introduced Webb’s iconic song to a new generation of country music fans. While hardcore, old-school country fans may liken Sam’s sampling to blasphemy, the closer truth is that Sam has opened up the…MORE

Garth Brooks Reschedules Facebook Live Concert for July 14

Garth Brooks Reschedules Facebook Live Concert for July 14

Garth Brooks announced via Twitter on July 13 that he and wife Trisha Yearwood will be performing fan-requested songs during his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G, on July 14. The concert, which was originally slated for July 7, was postponed last week “out of an abundance of caution” due to possible COVID-19 exposure. The…MORE

Watch Miranda Lambert’s New “Dark Bars” Lyric Video

Watch Miranda Lambert’s New “Dark Bars” Lyric Video

Miranda Lambert released a new lyric video for her song, “Dark Bars.” Penned by Miranda and Liz Rose, the tune is featured on Miranda’s seventh studio album, Wildcard, which dropped in 2019. “I started in honky tonks, you know, [age] 17, and I’ve always felt comfortable in those places, whether it’s on stage or just hanging…MORE

Watch Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Gretchen Wilson & Trace Adkins Honor Charlie Daniels During Memorial Service

Watch Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Gretchen Wilson & Trace Adkins Honor Charlie Daniels During Memorial Service

A video of Charlie Daniels’ funeral service on July 10 is available to view via YouTube. The nearly two-hour service at World Outreach Church included performances by Trace Adkins (“Arlington”), Vince Gill (“Go Rest High on That Mountain” and “America the Beautiful”), Travis Tritt (“Amazing Grace”), Gretchen Wilson (“I’ll Fly Away”) and more. Charlie passed…MORE

Darius Rucker & Wife Beth Announce Split After Almost 20 Years of Marriage

Darius Rucker & Wife Beth Announce Split After Almost 20 Years of Marriage

Darius Rucker and wife Beth announced they are splitting up after almost 20 years of marriage. Darius shared a statement via Instagram on July 11: “Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About “CMA Best of Fest” on July 13

Everything You Need to Know About “CMA Best of Fest” on July 13

From performers and special guests to times and channel, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about CMA Best of Fest. Date: July 13 Time: 8 p.m. ET & PT/7 p.m. CT & MT Channel: ABC Host: Luke Bryan Show: The three-hour concert event will feature more than 25 performances from past CMA…MORE

Charley Pride, Darius Rucker & Jimmie Allen: 3 Generations of Black Country Artists Record New Song, “Why Things Happen” [Listen]

Charley Pride, Darius Rucker & Jimmie Allen: 3 Generations of Black Country Artists Record New Song, “Why Things Happen” [Listen]

Three generations of Black country artists—Charley Pride, Darius Rucker and Jimmie Allen—have come together to record a new song, “Why Things Happen.” Penned by Jimmie, Cary Barlowe, Brandon Day and Tate Howell, “Why Things Happen” is featured on Jimmie’s new collaborative EP, Bettie James, which dropped on July 10. Jimmie revealed that he co-penned the…MORE

Charlie Daniels’ Funeral to Be Live Streamed on July 10 [Links Provided]

Charlie Daniels’ Funeral to Be Live Streamed on July 10 [Links Provided]

Charlie Daniels’ funeral service at World Outreach Church (1921 State Highway 99, Murfreesboro, Tenn.) on July 10 will be live streamed at 11 a.m. CT. Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins will perform during the service. The service will be live streamed via World Outreach Church’s Facebook page and website, as well as…MORE

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Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Small Market Personality! It’s a great honor to be recognized for the work we do on air and around our community. We have only been here a short time in Ventura County, taking up residence in Camarillo. My wife and I are starting to find our favorite places to…

Dakota

Dakota

Well, hello there! I’m so excited to hang out with you Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. My life is busy as I balance two jobs with getting a master’s degree in Journalism but being busy keeps me out of trouble. I’ve been lucky enough to work as a radio DJ in Bakersfield, Los…

Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor

Get the most out of your ride home from work with Chad Taylor!

Nights With Elaina

Nights With Elaina

California native, Elaina D. Smith has become one of the strongest female presences on Country Radio. While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in L.A., Elaina found her true passion when she got an opportunity to work with the wildly popular Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw morning show. Elaina caught the radio “bug” and never…

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