Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Not enough classic sounding country music?

My artest friend Kimberly Manning writes
"Two myths that are running rampant today:
1. "They don't make country music like they used to." FALSE -- Yes... WE DO. There is plenty of us making music just like they used to.

2. "You can't find any country music in Nashville." FALSE FALSE!! Go into Roberts Western world on any given weekend and tell me that ain't country. Or the ET Record shop or the Station Inn or..."

to which I respond
 If they don't make country like they used to why am I finding more great country,honky tonk, bluegrass and western swing then I have the time and space to broadcast on this station. ?

 Despite listening hours that are half of what they were last July, I will continue to get behind artests
most radio stations won't touch or whose play is limited to weekly shows.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mid year recap

BRC Mid Year top 15

1. "All Over Again" The Mavericks
2. "There's A Tear In My Beer" Hank Williams Jr
3. "Osborne Brothers Medley" Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
4. "Kiss Me Big" Tennessee Ernie Ford
5. "Engine Engine Number 9" Roger Miller
6. "What Do I Care" Johnny Cash
7. "Wolverton Mountain" Claude King
8. "The Mountain Doctor" Don Rigsby
9. "Choo Choo Chi Boogie" Western Swing Authority
10. "Is It Already Time" Wade Hayes
11. "I Know One" Jim Reeves
12. "They Call It Music" The Gibson Brothers
13. "Country Sunshine" Dottie West
14. "Lay My Body Down" Bonnie Bramlett
15. "Gypsy Runaway Train" The Roys

Ratings are still down with Live 365 issues and increased ways to listen to music. As far as new music though it's been the strongest early year I've heard since I started broadcasting in 2008.   Bluegrass is hot with Western Swing hanging in behind. Also a few great albums from elder legends including Emmy Lou Harris/Rodney Crowell, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. 

While it's tough to fill the shoe's of George Jones, let us also remember Patti Page, Jack Greene and Gordon Stoker.

Travel highlights were the 3rd  Don Walser reunion show, the evening with Miss Leslie and Joe and a long night at the Station Inn with Flatt Lonesome and Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers.

Keep in touch and lets keep my definition of country on the air.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Some recent playlist adds

Playlist Adds March 19

Get Well soon David Allan Coe
"You Never Even Called Me By My Name" 

Nominated for Americana song for the Independent Music Awards
"Cold Dark and Lonely" The Carper Family
"I've Got A Feeling" The Western Swing Authority

"Within This Broken Heart of Mine" Hank Snow
"Engine Engine Nr 9" Roger Miller
"Garbage Man" Merle Haggard
"Osborne Brothers Medley" Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
"You Don't Know Me" Willie Nelson
"Looking Back To See" Buck Owens/Susan Raye
"I Lost My Job of Loving You" Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Playlist Adds March 14
"They Call It Music" The Gibson Brothers
"Blessed Be the Bad Ones" Dallas Moore
"Last Day At Vicksburg" Bradley Walker
"The Lady in Gray" Ronnie Bowman
"Feeling Mortal" Kris Kristofferson

BRC Top 14 for first quarter of 2013 (A reminder our charts end in October)

BRC Top 14 for first quarter of 2013 (A reminder our charts end in October)

1. "There's A Tear In My Beer" Hank Williams Jr/Hank Williams Sr
2. "Chug A Lug" Roger Miller
3. "Kiss Me Big" Tennessee Ernie Ford
4. "Choo Choo Cha Boogie" Western swing Authority
5. "What Do I Care" Johnny Cash
6. "New Star Over Texas" The Time Jumpers
7. "Country Sunshine" Dotty West
8. "Wreck and Ruin" Casey Chambers & Shane Nickolson
9. "Kaw-Liga" Hank Williams Sr
10. "Years I've Been Loving You" James Hand
11. "Saturday Night" Amber Digby
12. "Ragged But I'm Right" George Jones
13. "Fightin Side of Me" Merle Haggard
14. "Time Stood Still" Vern Gosdon

Your alternative to the likes of Blake Shelton

I'm in the camp of folks who don't insalt my country music elders. I've been able to support these legends since I got online in 1995 and hooked up to some interesting music folks and their fans. This station is the penicle of my support and I love getting to mingle with folks from Raleigh to Nashville to Austin. I'm looking forward to the April 17 march on Music Row.

So many folks continue to complain and miss the old days of commerical radio. Why not give our station a listen? Our listening hours are way down and issues with Live 365 are not all the blame. also let me know what you like or hate.

The first quarter of our reporting year for 2013 favored a nice batch of classics but also a couple gals Amber Digby and Kasey Chambers who would never fit the country mold.  (Jan through Oct). As long as it's there my mission will be to expose folks to new Bluegrass, Honky Tonk and Western Swing as well as tributes as
they fit.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

BRC Top 20 Jan 5 2013

BRC TOP 20 Week Ending January 5

     1.  "New Star Over Texas"  The Time Jumpers
     2.  "New Day Dawning"  The Roys
     3.  "Choo Choo Ch Boogie"  The Western swing Authority
     4.  "Color Of the Blues"  Leona Williams
     5.  "How Much is That Hound Dog In the Window"  Homer and Jethro
     6.  "Tennessee Waltz"  Patti Page
     7.  "Midnight"  Red Foley
     8.  "There's A Tear In My Beer"  Hank Williams Jr
     9.  "Cowboy Ramsey"  Don Walser
   10.  "Darcy Farrow"  Chesapeake
   11.  "It Hurt's Me"  Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
   12.  "Settin The Woods On Fire"  Chuck Mead and the Grassy Knoll Boys
   13.  "Wreck and Ruin"  Kacey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
   14.  "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)  Gary Allan
   15.  "Mountain of Love"  Charlie Pride
   16.  "I Just Dropped In To Say Goodbye"  Carl Smith
   17.  "If He's Moving In I'm Moving Out"  Brady Bowen & Swing Country
   18.  "Years I've Been Loving You"  James Hand
   19.  "Going Down the Road"  Bobby Bare
   20.  "Take Hold Of My Hand"  Dwight Yockam

   Welcome to BRC 2013.  Lot's of recent releases here and a bunch more coming.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Anyone want to give us a bumper

Cindy and I might be making some new bumpers tonight (Monday) for our 5 year birthday and the holidays.
If anyone (artists or fans) would like to give us a greeting I can possibly give you a call.  Otherwise you can email me an mp3 up to 20 seconds.