The Outlaw Country Cruise is back on the high seas in 2018, celebrating its third annual Caribbean voyage after boasting sold-out festivals its first two years. Presented by Sixthman and Steven Van Zandt’s Renegade Circus, the party sets sail January 22 – 26, 2018 hosting over 2,500 fans of Outlaw Country, Southern rock, honky-tonk and Americana music in the lap of luxury between New Orleans and Costa Maya, Mexico.
It is sure to be one helluva boat ride with over four nights of rebels, renegades, and rabble-rousers making lifelong music memories aboard Norwegian Pearl. For those who want to start the party a night early, guests are invited to join the Official Outlaw Country Cruise Pre-Party aboard Norwegian Pearl.
It’ll be an extra night of great music, raucous activities, and the chance to relax at the bars and restaurants on board while it stays docked in New Orleans until the cruise kicks off the following day.
The stacked lineup for 2018 leads with Blackberry Smoke, The Mavericks, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and Rodney Crowell all bringing their sounds to the high seas.
If that weren’t enough to wet your whistle, support comes from a wide array of living legends and burgeoning acts including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Nikki Lane, and Junior Brown along with Dale Watson And His Lone Stars, Kinky Friedman, Jason & The Scorchers, and Elizabeth Cook — with many more still to come!
Experience 2017’s Outlaw Country Cruise: outlawcountrycruise.com/experience.
The Grand Ole Opry will honor the music of the legendary Don Williams on Tuesday night’s Opry (May 30) celebrating the recent release of Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams (May 26).
Tuesday night’s Opry will feature performances by Opry member Alison Krauss, John Prine, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires, all of whom appear on the album honoring the man known as the “Gentle Giant.”
Mirroring what fans see on each Grand Ole Opry performances, the Williams tribute album features new stars, superstars, and legends of country music as well as award-winning Americana favorites.
Among others on Tuesday’s show are Opry member Bill Anderson. Others coming soon to the Opry stage include Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Wanda Jackson, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Eric Paslay, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, Ricky Skaggs, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, and more
Kelsea Ballerini has signed with Sony/ATV Publishing to create a one-of-a-kind pairing that’s bound to create even more history in the songstress’ career. Kelsea was the first female country artist to have her first three singles reach No.1.
CEO of Sony/ATV Troy Tomlinson was one of the biggest influences in Kelsea moving to Nashville and starting her career.
“It feels like a full circle joining the Sony/ATV family, and I’m so excited to continue to grow as a songwriter under their incredible team,” said Kelsea.
The chart-topping singer/songwriter is currently planning her newest project, with more details to follow soon.
SUZIE AND I WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
HOLLYWOOD HIGH SOCIETY ACTRESS EXITS American heiress, socialite and actress Dina Merrill is born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton in New York City on December 29, 1923 as the only child of Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Merrill’s film credits include Desk Set (1957), Operation Petticoat (1959), The Sundowners (1960), Butterfield 8 (1960), The Young Savages (1961), The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), Caddyshack II (1988), Fear (1990) Shade (2003), plus others. On May 22, 2017 Dina Merrill expires at 93.
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MEDIA HEAVYWEIGHT EXPIRES A name that eludes many of us because of his desire for privacy, Jerry Perenchio and his TV production company partner with Norman Lear in the production of such TV megahits of the 1970s like The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time. As the shows go into syndication, Jerry stays out of the limelight while he counts his blessings. In 2007, Jerry sells Univision to Haim Saban for $13.7 billion. On Monday, May 22, 2017 Jerrold Jerry Perenchio, passes away at 86 from lung cancer in his Bel Air home.
POP DIES IN DALLAS, TX Since 1999, the Crawford Broadcasting Family airs and promotes Legends Music in Dallas, TX on KAAM-770 with loyal listeners, programmers and advertisers for almost eighteen years. KAAM-770 owner Donald Crawford Jr. proclaims: We now need to make a change. On Monday, June 5, 2017, KAAM-770’s Legends flips to Christian Talk. The good news is that Crawford continues to air Legends music online on the Internet on http://www.KAAMRadio.com.
HUCKABEE BACK ON TV AGAIN Former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee launches new TV show, Huckabee, from Nashville’s honky tonk strip on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in fall 2017. Huckabee brags: Nashville is such an extraordinary destination. It’s a fun town, and I think the culture of the town is ideal for my show. There’s a whole lot of America that isn’t represented by the bubble in New York, Washington or Hollywood. Mike Huckabee’s past TV show airs on Fox News.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first all news and information radio format in San Francisco, CA? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bob Hamilton [Radio Consultant to the stars] May 8th. David Gold, Brad Witt & Julie Katt May 28th. C.C. McCartney & Lara Bell May 30th. Sonny Melendrez May 31, 2017. •BARRY THICKK night DJ exits Federated Media Active Rock WBYR FM (98.9) Fort Wayne/Woodburn, IN. •ENTERCOM KUDL FM (106.5 The End) Sacramento, CA debuts new Wake Up Call With Gavin, Katie & Rayne mornings with PD Tim Rainey. •JASON BARSKY former KUDL FM Wake Up Call co-host available firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1958 CHARLES O’MALLEY silent Westerns actor (Iron Horse – 1924) dies at 61 on May 29th. •1964 CONNIE SMITH debuts on Grand Ole Opry on July 18th. •1974 CASS ELLIOT singer with Mamas and Papas chokes to death in London at 32 on May 29th. •1988 KEITH WHITLEY’s album Don’t Close Your Eyes releases on May 31st on RCA records. •1993 WALTER KOENIG Pavel Chekov in Star Trek suffers a mild heart attack on May 29th. •2011 SHANIA TWAIN receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2nd.
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JACK PARNELL [ex PD/DJ WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Afternoon Jim: Shirley and I had 2 Siamese cats, not at the same time, but our last one was with us for 19 years, and his kidneys failed, so we had to quit fighting a losing battle and have him put to sleep. That was when both our kids were still here. I’m allergic to cats anyway, so I told Shirley that I didn’t think I could tolerate another cat. Well, 4 years ago, we found a 3 week old solid black kitten in our attic, but no mama cat. You guessed it…we had to keep him…his name is Bo…short for Mr. Bojangles…we thought at first that he was ferule, but he’s fine now…stays up here in the studio when I’m working. He loves to nap on the sofa…ALL DAY! Like you said we don’t know what we’d do if he leaves us. JP
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LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Debbie Jecker Passes. I have received word that Debbie Jecker passed away earlier this month. Although she was never a member of SoSARB, some of you will remember this veteran broadcaster who worked in San Antonio radio for over a quarter of a century. Among her many professional activities, Debbie worked at: KEXL-FM, KONO/KITY, KSYM, KZEP, KFAN & KSTX/Texas Public Radio. She passed away following a fall in her home.
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JAY WEAVER [ex KLBK–1360 Lubbock; KCUL-1540; KBUY-1540; KPCN-730 Dallas-Ft. Worth] (DFW-Hurst, TX) Subject: Moon Mullins. Wow, Jim! Moon Mullins was at KLLL when I was in Lubbock at KLBK in the early to mid 60’s, 1962,1963! Of course at that time I was playing Top 40 music and Country was not even in the sights. Little did I know that two years and two stations later, I would be playing Country at KCUL (KBUY). Very sad to see the greats like Moon move on. What a career and what a role model! He was definitely one of the GREAT ones. So sorry to see him leave us. My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the family. R.I.P. Moon Mullins! I’ll never forget you!
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TRIVIA ANSWER: On May 21, 1960 KFAX-1100 debuts a news and information format in San Francisco, CA as the first new radio format without a single record. No music, entirely news and information.
JIM MCCURDY [ex KORQ FM DJ, KRBC-TV CH 9; KTAB-TV CH 24 news anchor] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX)Subject: Check out Louie’s Candy Store – YouTube. We are so blessed to have our lingering memories of a time that was just right to be young and looking forward to the coming years…zoom, gone…we still can smile and say, it was great. Jim Louie’s Candy Store – YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzhElCGzQNM&feature=youtu.be)
ALGONQUIN J. CALHOUN (Amos ‘n Andy 1951-53) Now calm down, Kingfish, calm down. Remember – no matter how messy a mess you is messed up in, there’s always a way to un-mess yourself.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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Reba McEntire has a new set of tow-worthy wheels thanks to her pal Ronnie Dunn. Ronnie and his friend Greg Vaughn rebuilt a 1988 Excello trailer from the inside out and had it delivered to Reba over the weekend. Ronnie also shared a few pics of the interior, which have a rustic Western motif. Perhaps Ronnie’s gift is a “thank you” to Reba for orchestrating their Las Vegas residency, Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas. Regardless, it’s a pretty sweet set of wheels.
Keith Bradford will be counting down this years AirplayExpress Memorial Day Patriotic Top 20 from Nashville Tennessee in the regular Gospel Top 20 slot at the Nashville Broadcast Network this morning. To tune in right now click the NBRN banner to the left. Keith Bradford counts down the latest AirplayExpress Memorial Day Patriotic Top 20 in line with AirplayExpress efforts to promote the Artists featured on AirplayExpress.
Keith Bradford says it is his distinct pleasure and honor to host the Airplay Express 2017 Memorial Day Top 20 Patriotic radio show. Scheduled for 11 AM this Sunday morning, NBRN.FM looks forward to the very first broadcast with anticipation of a large audience.
The show will be available forever at AirplayExpress’s RadioWorld for download under the Gospel Icon, by Radio Stations for airing on their radio stations and worldwide networks. We are happy to announce that the following radio stations worldwide have confirmed that they will run the Gospel Top20 every week, Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network NBRN.FM, Nashville USA, Musical Venture Radio Panama, DownSouth Country South Africa, Radio Wellenflug Germany, Country Barnyard 305 USA, ICR International Connection Radio New Zealand and WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio.
If you download the Top20 for airplay please let us know so we can pass the information onto the artists who would love to know and support you too. For if you do we will all be really happy too.
Jon Pardi’s star power continues to rise after a year of back-to-back No. 1 singles and a big win at the ACM Awards where he took home the trophy for Best New Male Vocalist. At his home in Dixon, Calif., though, he was always the star.
An adorable 1991 clip of a young Pardi posted to YouTube shows the singer performing Alan Jackson’s “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” with a toy rifle in hand that he strums like a guitar and a makeshift microphone stand where he belts the lyrics. A hint of what was to come 26 years later, a now 31-year-old Pardi is witnessing his lifelong dream come to fruition with the success of “Head Over Boots” and “Dirt On My Boots” from his sophomore album California Sunrise and his first-ever ACM Awards win in early April. It is fair to say that 2017 is unequivocally Pardi’s breakthrough year.
“It’s definitely like opening another chapter to where I’m going and what I’m doing and it’s exciting,” Pardi tells Sounds Like Nashville over the phone recently from a tour stop in Canada. “I’ve been at the ACMs a lot so it was really awesome to go in there and win an award. It meant a lot to me. I was really sincere in my acceptance speech. The ACMs are great and there was the rush of playing on the awards show.”
The singer is currently on the road with Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell as part of the What the Hell Tour and feels a different rush every night when he sees the seats filled as he takes the stage as the first opener each evening.
“There’s definitely a fan base out there that listens to all the music. California Sunrise is opening a new chapter to bigger things I would say. We’ve got a lot of great tours coming up next year that I can’t even talk about. You know how we’ve got to keep secrets,” he says with a laugh.
While he may be staying mum about what’s in store for the future, he is much more open about his past. Pardi moved to Nashville on February 23, 2008, a date forever etched in his memory. He nostalgically recalls dreaming of relocating to Music City since he was 18, but he says he had to grow up a bit first. He had a band in Chico, Calif., but the guys were graduating college and moving on to other jobs. After his drummer quit the band, Pardi knew he wanted to continue as a singer and songwriter even if he had to do it on his own. He saved money from working construction jobs, adamant that he had to at least try to chase a music career in Nashville.
After talking to several people in Nashville and learning more about Music Row and the songwriting community, he finally decided to made the leap from Northern California to Tennessee and hasn’t looked back since. While life as a musician is often a struggle, Pardi said it was songwriting that kept him going.
“Before Nashville, I was always writing melodies and songs. It’s like a piece of me that I kept recharged,” he admits.
Earlier this week Lady Antebellum put on their dancin’ shoes to perform their latest single for all to see, “You Look Good” on the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” Check it out Above you may want to watch it twice, and let us know what you are thinking………
AirplayExpress Top 40 Aired in 9 Countries on 6 Continents, United States, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Scotland, South Africa, Panama, Austria and Ireland now listening to the AirplayExpress Top 40 everyweek.
Ed Dailey will be counting down the latest AirplayExpress Top 40 from Nashville Tennessee in the regular slot at the Nashville Broadcast Network this morning. To tune in right now click the NBRN banner to the left. Ed Dailey counts down the AirplayExpress Top 40 for the month of May in line with AirplayExpress policy of promoting the Artists on AirplayExpress.
This brand new Top40 chart features only the most downloaded and playlisted songs compiled from the last seven days on AirplayExpress playlists and from playlists sent in by Disc Jockey’s worldwide to AirplayExpress.
AirplayExpress thanks the following radio station for running our show: Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network NBRN.FM USA, Clogher Valley Radio Northern Ireland, Downsouth Country South Africa, Strabane Radio United Kingdom, E.C.M.A. European Country Music Association Europe, Radio NashvilleTN USA, Country Radio Irish Radio Scotland, WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio Radio South Africa, Radio Wellenflug Germany KATQ Radio Montana USA ECMR Edinburgh Country Music Radio Scotland, Musical Venture Radio Panama, Trucknet Radio Sweden, Serena Beach Radio Germany, Phoenix Radio UK/Ireland, Country Barnyard 305 USA, ICR International Connection Radio New Zealand.
AirplayExpress Top 40 Aired in 9 Countries on 6 Continents. United States, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Scotland, South Africa, Panama, Austria and Ireland now listening to the AirplayExpress Top 40. Even as Our family of DJ’s and Radio station are growing by the week, we are also aware due to the downloads that there are many more radio stations downloading and airing the show, but have not yet let us know, so that we can acknowledge their much valued support.
The Top40 is Edited, Mixed and Mastered at AirplayExpress and sponsored by Wildhorse Entertainment.