Friday, March 27, 2015

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 3-27-2015

You can hear Jessica Blankenship live on two radio stations here in Kentucky for the Nashville News Roundup on Friday mornings.  I try to give you a little piece of news, some history, and a download of the week to check out.  Tune in at 8:15 am on WKFC and 9:20 AM on WFKY.

If you are a station that would like to broadcast this segment, feel free to contact me.

Seven to get ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award
Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Brooks & Dunn will be honored with the ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
  • Garth Brooks: Most-Awarded ACM Entertainer of the Year
  • Kenny Chesney: First Fan-Voted ACM Entertainer of the Year
  • Miranda Lambert: Most-Awarded Solo Female Artist (18)
  • Reba McEntire: Most-Awarded Female Vocalist of the Year (7)
  • George Strait: ACM Winner Over Four Decades (21 over 4 decades)
  • Taylor Swift: Youngest ACM Entertainer of the Year (age 21)
  • Brooks & Dunn: Most-Awarded Artist (27 with 16 for Duo)

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Grady Martin - Guitarist famous for playing on Pretty Woman, Coal Miner's Daughter, El Paso, That's the Way Love Goes, and more
  • The Browns - Jim Ed Brown and sisters Maxine and Bonnie. Famous for "I Take the Chance," "I Hear the Bluebirds Sing," and "The Three Bells."
  • Oak Ridge Boys - Began in 1945 as a gospel quartet, The Oak Ridge Quartest, until 1962 and became the Oak Ridge Boys.  Hit songs include Elvira, I'll Be True to You, American Made, Ya'll Come Back Saloon, as well as backing up George Jones on Same Ole Me.

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this date in 1951, Kent Blazy was born in Lexington, KY.  He is best known for writing hit songs "If Tomorrow Never Comes" that Garth sang, as well as Chris Young's "Gettin' You Home."

Download of the Week: Ray Scott's - Ain't Always Thirsty (download by clicking the photo below)