Sam Hunt was part of a big night for country music on television Tuesday night. Hunt performed his hit "Break Up In a Small Town" during the season finale of The Voice on NBC. He was one of three country performers, with a fourth and fifth chosen in song.
She's one of the most successful country singers of her generation and one of the genre's most polished performers, but 10 years ago today (June 10, 2005), Carrie Underwood was just a shy kid who was about to debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
It's been years since rumors of a budding romance between season 10 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina have swirled around. But it was almost as if we were back in 2011 this week, when McCreery surprised his fan club party with a special appearance from Alaina during CMA Music Fest, and we were all reminded why we were once such fans of the prospect of a "McLaina."
Today we're going to offer five of the most requested songs from the 98.1 Country Classic Radio Show. We're featuring Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, a duet from George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Randy Travis and Tanya Tucker.
"Now this is country!" That's the most-heard exclamation from those listening to Mo Pitney for the first time. If there's going to be a renaissance in Nashville -- a return to songs that celebrate three chords and the truth -- artists like Pitney are going to need to be at the forefront.
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