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Nominations Revealed for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Nominations Revealed for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Sept. 22. Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Dan + Shay picked up four nominations, while Kane Brown and Thomas Rhett netted three nominations apiece. Crossover star Lil Nas X received 13 nominations, with Billy Ray Cyrus copping five nominations for “Old Town Road.” Kelly…MORE

Instead of Learning to Cook, Keith Urban Created “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Instead of Learning to Cook, Keith Urban Created “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Keith Urban released his new studio album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, on Sept. 18. While the idea for the album’s title came to Keith in October 2019, many of the tunes on the 16-song project were created in 2020 when Keith immersed himself in music during his self-quarantine. Keith’s time at home—where he…MORE

Ingrid Andress to Release Deluxe Version of Debut Album, “Lady Like,” on Oct. 2

Ingrid Andress to Release Deluxe Version of Debut Album, “Lady Like,” on Oct. 2

Ingrid Andress will release a deluxe version of her 2020 debut album, Lady Like, on Oct. 2. Lady Like Deluxe will include 10 songs from Ingrid’s debut album, as well as three new recordings: “Feeling Things,” “Boys” and “More Hearts Than Mine,” featuring Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. “My love life…MORE

Runaway June to Release New Holiday EP, “When I Think About Christmas,” on Oct. 16

Runaway June to Release New Holiday EP, “When I Think About Christmas,” on Oct. 16

Runaway June will release a new holiday EP, When I Think About Christmas, on Oct. 16. The five-song EP features three holiday standards, “Sleigh Ride,” “O Holy Night” and “Let It Snow,” as well as two original tunes, “Christmas on the Radio” and the title track. “Our new Christmas EP, When I Think About Christmas,…MORE

Marty Stuart, Connie Smith & Sierra Hull to Perform on the Opry on Sept. 26

Marty Stuart, Connie Smith & Sierra Hull to Perform on the Opry on Sept. 26

The Grand Ole Opry will tally its 4,943rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Sept. 26 with a showcase featuring Opry members Marty Stuart and Connie Smith, as well as Sierra Hull. The one-hour show will air live on Circle Television at 7 p.m. CT. The show will also stream live on Circle’s YouTube. The Grand…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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