When you think about all the songs released this year - it's really hard to pick your Top 5. Part of the problem I have with picking out songs is when a song is released early in the year, I'm kind of burned out on it by the end of the year! And it's also one of those things that the more you think about it, the more you change your mind! So by posting this, I'm committing to it.
One thing I absolutely love about my job is meeting the new artists. They take new artists around on what they call a "radio tour" which is exactly what you think it is. They take them to stations to meet the program director (my boss) and the music director (ME!). So when you hear about me talking about "conference room concerts" or "basement concerts", those are the new artists trying to break into country music.
Have you ever checked out our video page???? We have ALL kinds of videos on this page - click on my name and you'll see video of Jerrod Niemann's in-studio visit yesterday. Click on the "concerts" tab and see video from some of our amazing Basement Concerts!
I had several people send me this video and I did NOT want to watch it because I knew it would make me cry. And it did. But I think it's important to know that dogs are used for product testing and these are dogs that had never lived outside of a kennel - in fact they have never been outside. Grab a Kleenex!
If you need help getting gifts for your children this Christmas DO NOT WAIT to apply for assistance! Operation Holiday is accepting applications for assistance but only through this Friday. Don't wait until it's too late - here is the information about Operation Holiday:
When I got the invitation to go to James Stroud's studio in Nashville I thought it was a basic tour of the studio - which I thought would be really cool. I mean the guy has played with everyone from Ike and Tina to Elton John; he discovered Toby Keith; he's produced a zillion amazing records you have in your collection AND has produced 130 NUMBER ONE songs. Not 130 "hit" songs - NUMBER ONE SONGS!
The Kansas Humane Society is offering FREE cats and kittens this Saturday! They have more than 50 cats and kittens that need to find homes - because sadly, they need to make room for more cats. So you can take home a new family member this Saturday for free.
What a day!!!! If you weren't able to make it to Newton yesterday, our videographer here at work put together an amazing video that really captured the feel of the event. Thank you Phil Arensman for doing such an fantastic job with this video.