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Scotty McCreery receives Order of The Long Leaf Pine Award
From the state of North Carolina at the Grand Ole Opry
Scotty received the Award in honor of his charitable service to his home state
.Scotty McCreery was presented with the esteemed Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from the State of North Carolina last night at the Grand Ole Opry just minutes after receiving a standing ovation for his moving performance of his song “Five More Minutes.” The North Carolina-native received the Award in honor of his charitable service to his home state. On hand for the presentation was Andy Lancaster, Vice President, MWC Advocacy for McGuireWoods Consulting representing former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory; Sally Williams, Senior Vice President of Programming and Artist Relations for Opry Entertainment, and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry; and past Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award recipient and Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels, who also performed at the Opry last night.
“Everyone knows how proud I am of being from North Carolina and that I’m always glad to help out when my state needs me,” said McCreery. “It’s a great feeling to know that my state is proud of me and has recognized me with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. Having it presented to me here at the Grand Ole Opry, which is my favorite stage to perform on, is fantastic. Then, receiving it in front of one of my musical heroes and a fellow native North Carolinian, Charlie Daniels, is beyond awesome. This is a memory I will treasure.”
“I want to thank Scotty for being such a great ambassador for our state – both on and off stage,” said McCrory, who recommended McCreery for this honor before his term ended earlier this year. “While most people know about his musical talents, Scotty also has a strong commitment to service through his many philanthropic efforts. Scotty truly represents the best of North Carolina.”
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award is one of the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina. Past recipients of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award in addition to Daniels include Maya Angelou, Shirley Caesar, Phil Donahue, Dale Earnhardt, President Gerald R. Ford, Senator John Glenn, Tipper Gore, Dr. Billy Graham, Andy Griffith, Mia Hamm, Jesse Jackson, George Jones, Coretta Scott King, Ronnie Milsap, Richard Petty, Sidney Poitier, Colin Powell, Kenny Rogers, Earl Scruggs, Randy Travis, Doc Watson, Tennessee Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Tammy Wynette, and many more notable individuals.
For more information, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.
March 31, 2017 [Friday] Issue #1603
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
BOSTON DRUMMER CEASES ON VOYAGE In 1976, Rock band Boston scores #5 with More Than a Feeling. Boston’s drummer Sib Hashian lays down the band’s hot licks. In 1983, Sib leaves Rock group Boston but continues to perform with some of his former band mates. On March 18, 2017 Sib Hashian sets sail on a Legends of Rock Caribbean cruise. On Wednesday night, March 22, 2017 Rock group Boston former drummer Sib Hashian collapses onstage partway through his set on the Legends of Rock Cruise and passes away at 67.
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THE FOUNDATIONS CRACK In 1967, when The Foundations release its #1 hit Baby, Now That I’ve Found You its lead singer is Clem Curtis. Curtis is born in Trinidad and relocates to the UK as a teenager as a boxer. Soon, he begins to sing with The Foundations. In the 1970s, he has a solo career. Curtis also appears in musicals in London’s West End. Curtis’ wife informs the BBC: Unfortunately he has been diagnosed with two cancers. Doctors cannot do anything about it. On Monday, March 27, 2017 singer Clem Curtis passes at 76.
RADIO HOST’S WIFE SLAIN On Friday, March 27, 2017, a stranger’s domestic stress ends up a kiss of death for Diane Look, wife of Bob Look, Program Director and morning host on Seehafer Broadcasting News/Talk WFHR-1320 Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Police report 45-year old Nengmy Vang shows up at Marathon Savings Bank looking for his estranged wife with a gun in his hand. The shooter kills 67 year old Dianne [Dee Dee] Look, Naly Vang’s divorce attorney Sara Quirt Sann in her office and police officer Jason Weiland.
WFLI-1070’S LAST FLIGHT Since its sign-on in February 1961, the Benns family’s WFLI-1070 is the powerhouse Top 40 for Chattanooga, TN thru the 1960s and 70s. Known as Jet-FLI with matching airplane sound effects, WFLI-1070 is an overnight success with the British Invasion, Motown and the Beach Boys. After more than 56 years of broadcasting, WFLI-1070, known as the Mid-South’s Most Powerful AM Station and once one of Chattanooga’s most popular radio stations, goes dark on March 31, 2017.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is Philadelphia, PA’s first commercial radio station? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•MANDY WILLIAMSON moves on up from mornings at Magic Top 40 WILN FM (Island 106) Panama City, FL to anchor a new morning show on LM Communications Hot AC WCDA FM (Your 106.3) Lexington, KY. •KBOQ-1260 Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters Standards Unforgettable 1260 Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, CA flips to 50s/60s Oldies K-Surf. •WMMR FM (93.3) Beasley Media Philadelphia, PA heritage Rock names Brent Porche new overnight DJ. Porche replaces Jacky Bam Bam who moves on up to 7:00 pm to 12:00 midnight show.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1958 U.S. NAVY forms atomic sub division on March 31st. •1961 MARTY ROBBINS’ single El Paso is Best Country & Western Performance during 3rd annual Grammy Awards on April 12th. •1973 KEN NORTON whips Muhammad Ali in 12 round split decision on March 31st. •1989 GILLEY’s in Pasadena, TX closes doors forever on March 30th. •1997 EDWIN HAIG ALBERIAN Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody dies on March 31st. •2002 MARTINA MCBRIDE’s single Blessed is #1 in Billboard Country on March 30th.
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LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Tom Ellis Address. Hi, Jim, I was able to reach Tom’s wife, Arlene, by phone. She said Tom is in a rehab facility and unable to do any email at this time. He had the surgery and the radiation, which was very hard on him. He is working on recovery and she asked that I contact her again in a month’s time. I told her we are praying for him … and she said she would tell him that we called and that we are praying for his recovery. She sounded very tired and did not want to say too much at this time. But she thanked me repeatedly for calling and checking on him. I will follow up in a month, as she requested, and will let you know how he is then. At least we know that he is OK right now. Liz
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GARY MCBRAYER (Ridgewood, NJ) Subject: Issue #1602 Trivia Correction. Jim, Regarding your Charlie & Harrigan trivia answer, a slight correction. Dan (Patrick) McCurdy actually replaced Jack Woods as the next Charlie Brown in August of 1964. He had been the all night guy previously. When he and Ron Chapman both left the station in May of 1965 (Dan left for Boston’s WMEX ) an entirely new Charlie & Harrigan team replaced them. Paul Menard actually was the third Irving Harrigan when Jack Woods returned as Charlie Brown in 1966. Ironically at that point, Dan was then working as the morning guy on KBOX (1480) as Dan Patrick. Also, Chuck Dunaway and Bobby Brock missed each other at K-BOX by a year. Chuck was there very briefly in 1962 as PD before going over to KLIF  (and yes hired Ken Dowe at KBOX in March), and Bobby Brock, one of my all time favorite K-BOX jocks, was there in ’63 and ’64. I’ve always wondered where Bobby is today. He worked at WFAA (570) for many years. Gary McBrayer
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KEN DOWE [CEO Service Broadcasting #1 KKDA FM (104.5) / EVP McLendon Corp. #1 KLIF-1190] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio. Jim, Long ago and far away, in those golden days of yesteryear…before it was “Charlie & Harrigan” at KLIF/1190…it was “Murphy & Harrigan.” “Starring Ron Chapman as Irving Harriman, with Tom Murphy.” Then, came Charlie Brown, and the long running and celebrated “Charlie & Harrigan” at the much praised broadcast giant, KLIF/1190. And, that’s the way it was. Ron’s retired and still with us, living in Dallas just a few blocks from me. We occasionally have lunch. A living legend, for sure! Ken
TRIVIA ANSWER: On March 20, 1922 WIP-AM goes on-the-air as Philadelphia, PA’s first commercial radio station founded by Gimbels department store. Many listeners mistakenly believe WIP stands for Wireless In Philadelphia, We’re In Philadelphia or Watch Its Progress. But, in fact, WIP is just a call sign that the federal government randomly selects.
DAN MCCURDY [Charlie & Harrigan-Charlie Brown/Irving Harrington-KLIF-1190 08/64-06/65/WMEX- Boston/Dan Patrick-KBOX-1480 65] (Sherman-Denison, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1602) March 27, 2017 [Monday]. To fully describe the C&H period at KLIF (1190)… Founding member Jack Woods was replaced as Charlie Brown in July 1964 by Dan McCurdy (KLIF’s previous overnighter). Ron [Irving Harrigan] Chapman, was succeeded in 1965 by Paul Menard. Chapman went to WFAA-TV as host of teen dance show ‘Sumpin’ Else’ while, also in ’65, McCurdy joined WMEX-AM in Boston, MA as morning air personality.
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “Speak to a Girl” Earns 2017’s Highest Country Airplay Debut
Nearly four days after Tim McGraw and Faith Hill released their newest collaboration, “Speak to a Girl,” to country radio, the entertainers celebrate their single achieving this year’s highest country airplay debut and largest one-week add total! “Speak to a Girl” debuts on Billboard’s country airplay chart at #19 with 146 combined Billboard and Mediabase stations on board for today’s official impact date.
As previously announced, Tim and Faith will perform “Speak to a Girl” on the “52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™” on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:0o PM, ET/delayed PT) on CBS, marking its television world premiere.
“Speak to a Girl,” co-penned by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur, and co-produced by Byron Gallimore, McGraw and Hill, is the lead single from a Tim McGraw and Faith Hill album to be released by Sony Music Entertainment in 2017.
Rascal Flatts Reveals Upcoming Album “Back To Us”
Rascal Flatts revealed the official track list for their highly-anticipated tenth studio album Back to Us(Big Machine Records) today. The collection is reminiscent of the trio’s distinct sound that catapulted their status as international superstars, while maintaining an edge that has kept them at the forefront of the genre. Rascal Flatts will release a 10-track standard album to all retailers, while a 13-track Deluxe album is available now for pre-order exclusively on Amazon.
With 12 of 13 tracks produced by the group – with bassist Jay DeMarcus taking the reigns – the album explores the powerful emotions of relationships with songwriting credits from the trio throughout, adding a personal depth to the release.
Stacked with multiple standout moments, including the vocally-driven collaboration with Lauren Alaina, “Are You Happy Now,” the trio also called upon songwriting powerhouses and friends Dan + Shay, alongside Cary Barlowe and Jesse Frasure for the optimistically, upbeat “Hopin’ You Were Lookin’” and Chris Stapleton, joined by Luke Laird, for the effervescent “Vandalized.” “Hands Talk” also welcomes red-hot producer busbee, who co-wrote and produced the track for the deluxe album.
Rascal Flatts will perform the album’s lead single, “Yours If You Want It” at the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS airing live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 on CBS at 8:00P ET. The infectious song is turning heads as “one of the fastest moving singles on country radio charts” (Entertainment Weekly) while Rolling Stone proclaims it “showcases the band’s vocal harmonies and knack for sing-along hooks.”
On What Would Be Jerry Reed’s 80th Birthday This month,
Let’s Listen to “East Bound and Down” and Drink a Coors
Jerry Reed was born in Atlanta on March 20, 1937, he would’ve been his 80th birthday this month. However, the “Guitar Man” passed away from complications of emphysema on Sept. 1, 2008, at the age of 71.
Over his storied career, the consummate entertainer racked up hits as a singer and songwriter, while mesmerizing fans with his guitar prowess and charming audiences with his down-home acting chops. Hopefully, Jerry will one day be recognized for his contributions to country music with a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Looking at you, Country Music Association—Jerry is the ideal Veteran Era candidate.
As a songwriter, Jerry penned tunes for everyone from Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash to Dean Martin and Tom Jones. As a solo artist, Jerry found his groove with hits like “Amos Moses,” “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot,” “Lord, Mr. Ford,” and “East Bound and Down,” which served as the theme song to 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit. In the flick, Jerry starred opposite Burt Reynolds as wily truck driver Cledus “Snowman” Snow.
Leave it to Jerry to upshift the unsavory occupation of bootlegging beer into an anthem for every truck-driving Southerner with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. When The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there’s beer in Texarkana, the big-riggin’ Snowman will bring it back no matter what it takes.
In honor of Jerry’s 80th birthday, check out a live performance of “East Bound and Down” from Austin City Limits.
written by Jim Casey | NashCountrydaily
Jon Pardi Earns GOLD on Three-Week No. 1 “Dirt On My Boots”
Jon Pardi celebrates an incredible three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with “Dirt On My Boots,” which also peaked on the MediaBase country airplay chart this week. Additionally, the hit song recently earned RIAA Gold certification recognizing its sales and streaming topping 500,000.
When visiting ABC’s Good Morning America last week to perform “Dirt On My Boots,” Pardi, Ginger Zee and a few special guests for National Puppy Day were prepping for the broadcast with a pre-show interview when this year’s ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year was surprised with a plaque commemorating the track’s golden success.
Clint Black on “The Big Interview” with Dan Rather
Legendary newsman Dan Rather sat down earlier this month to interview country music icon Clint Black for an all-new episode of AXS TV’s “The Big Interview” set to air tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28th, at 8:00PM ET. In the revealing interview Black spoke to Rather from his home in Nashville about his music, acting, his marriage to actress Lisa Hartman and his personal journey. In fact, during the interview he revealed stories that he’s admittedly never told before, including one about death threats on his mother’s life.
“I’ve never talked about this before,” Black reveals. “It all stemmed from one of my brothers fighting with another neighborhood kid and his older brother,” says Black in one of the shows just released clips. He tells of the traumatic event that forced his family to relocate to a safer area—uprooting his family out of their town. Black continues, “From that point on, [we] just sort of ceased to be in that community. Things changed for a while.”
Watch it HERE
“It was an honor having Dan to the house,” said Black. “We talked about things I’d never even thought of sharing – but hey, it’s Dan Rather!”
Said Rather of Black following the filming, “You will meet no more likable guy than Clint. “He’s a funny and charming guy, who I could’ve talked with all day. This was an interview that I’d been looking forward to for a long time and he did not disappoint. Great conversation and even took time to play some of his favorites for us. It was one helluva good time.”
George Strait to Make History with Next Chapter
Strait To Vegas shows played to a capacity crowd of more than 33,000 people
With a North American record-setting final tour stop sell-out at AT&T Stadium on his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, 104,793 fans helped multiple ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait bring one chapter of his inimitable touring career to a close, but the book is far from over for the iconic artist who continues to rank among country music’s most-streamed artists, logging more than four billion audio streams and counting as of this week.
In 2015, Strait revealed he would perform a series of exclusive worldwide engagements at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas that commenced last April and continue through 2017, including his most recent sold-out dates with Kacey Musgraves. The two Texans closed the Strait To Vegas shows by playing for a capacity crowd of more than 33,000 people between Feb. 17 and 18.
During the closing weekend, Musgraves sat down with Strait to ask him fan-submitted questions via Facebook Live, where he shared things like his bucket list item of fishing in Cuba and his first memory of playing in Las Vegas. But the primary question on every fan’s mind was: “What is the future of his live concerts?”
Strait answered their question: the reputable country star revealed that his exclusive performances in Las Vegas will continue — with a twist. Strait has announced that he will shake things up with an unprecedented two nights of No. 1’s beginning with his April 7-8 shows. With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts during the span of his career and more than 283,000 fans streaming Strait’s “60 #1 Hits” playlist on Spotify every month, the King of Country wanted to share these radio hits plus several fan-favorites such as “Amarillo By Morning” and “Troubadour” that, surprisingly to many, never reached No. 1. During Strait’s upcoming 2 Nights of Number 1’s, he will play 30 No. 1 hits Friday, April 7 and 30 No. 1 hits Saturday, April 8, in addition to those “can’t miss” classics.
“I think some fans would throw something at me if I didn’t play those,” Strait noted with his signature grin. “We’re going to try this out in April and change it up for those shows, then see how it goes. It’s important to me to hear what the fans think and take it from there.”
Strait elaborated,”We’re going to be rehearsing, I would say 25 songs that we haven’t played in years, so this should be fun!”
Speaking of hits, his Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 is available now. The impressive three-disc, 56-track collection features 36 hit singles – including 26 No. 1’s – plus two new songs co-written by Strait, along with 18 choice album cuts. Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 spans 20 years of Strait’s career from 1996 to 2016 and follows the highly successful, 8x Platinum-selling 1995 release, Strait Out of the Box.
Thomas Rhett Teases Fans with Cover Art of New Single From Upcoming Third Album
Multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett has unveiled the single cover for “Craving You” featuring GRAMMY award-winner Maren Morris today (3/24), teasing it as the lead track from his upcoming third studio album.
“I remember hearing ‘Craving You’ and was immediately blown away by the story behind the longing of this guy who can’t wait to see his girl again,” said Thomas Rhett. “There’s this 80s vibe that’s rocking throughout this track that makes it really euphoric. It was so nice to be able to work with Maren whose voice is undeniably powerful and soulful, and just really adds a lot of intensity to the song.”
“Craving You” will make its world premiere on 3/31.
As “2017 is already shaping up to be a banner year” (Entertainment Tonight) for Thomas Rhett, the new music follows his PLATINUM certified sophomore album TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.), which includes his recent seventh career No. One and the fastest-rising single of his career “Star Of The Show,” along with the 3X PLATINUM six-week chart-topping smash “Die A Happy Man.” As he has “catapulted to superstar status” (The Daily Chronicle), Thomas Rhett has garnered major trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards. While surprising fans with a taste of new music throughout sold-out stops on his 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR, he continues to usher in capacity crowds with “one of the best Country concerts of the year” (Peoria Journal Star). For more information about new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.