Thanks to Ronnie Dunn, Reba Is the Queen of Her Own Travel Trailer
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.
Memorial Day Top20 Hosted by Keith Bradford debuts on Nashville Radio at 11am
Tune in to AirplayExpress’s first ever Memorial Day Top 20 for the latest International patriotic songs as counted down by Keith Bradford From Nashville on NBRN.FM at 11am [CST] Nashville Time & 6pm
AirplayExpress Memorial Day Top20 Aires in 5 Countries on 5 Continents
United States, Germany, New Zealand, Panama and South Africa.
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.
This brand new Top20 chart features only the most playlisted songs compiled from the current week AirplayExpress playlists and from playlists sent in by Disc Jockey’s worldwide to AirplayExpress.
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: The Cover Story
Talks about breakout year with California Sunrise & having support from die-hard fans
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.
– | SoundsLikeNashville