Austin Daniels

usic Director

Austin DanielsI got my start in radio in February of 1995 from a mysterious stranger who recommended me to then 97.5 KWVS – The Waves “Classic Rock.”  I began working the overnight shift and within six weeks I went to mid-days. In May 1995, we changed our format to country and I was in Heaven! Under the guidance of Dr. Bruce Nelson Stratton, I have learned the in and outs of production, programming

, management, and public service. My ultimate goal is to work in Houston, TX as a jock and music programmer. Until then, I am very happy to be a part of the Quality Broadcasting family.

 

 

Today’s Music  News:….

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020

CMA Country Christmas is tonight & dolly has a fossil named after her

Carrie Underwood cooked for eight on Thanksgiving but says she made enough for 20. The turkey was a gift from her guest, former NFL star Jay Cutler. Carrie never tried his turkey tho because she’s still a vegetarian.

The CMA Country Christmas is tonight on ABC with hosts Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren. It has a throwback feel like Christmas specials of the 60s and 70s. Performers include Lady A, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Dan and Shay.

Moss imprints in a 460 million-year-old rock have been named after Dolly Parton. The rocks that held the fossils once laid near her Dollywood park in Tennessee.

When Carly Pearce fell on Halloween, she knocked out her front teeth and had many facial stitches. Carly said her injuries are almost healed but she’ll always several scars.

Finally – this weekend Chris Young played Christmas music, made Christmas cookies and started his yard decorations.

Today’s TIME WHARP:..

November 30th: On this day

1931
Born on this day in Hardy, Arkansas was Teddy Wilburn who was one half of the country music duo The Wilburn Brothers. In addition to being successful artists, the Wilburns formed the Wil-helm Talent Agency in the early 1960s and were instrumental in launching the careers of many country music legends, most notably Loretta Lynn. He died on November 24, 2003.

1932
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee was session musician Bob Moore. He was a member of the Nashville A-Team during the 1950s and 1960s and performed on over 17,000 recording sessions. By age 15 he was playing double bass on a tent show tour with a Grand Ole Opry musical group and later played bass on almost all of Patsy Cline’s Decca sessions.

1937
Born on this day in Santa Rita, New Mexico was American record producer and former rockabilly singer Jimmy Bowen. He produced hits for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., and went on to work with many country acts including Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams, Jr., The Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire, George Strait and Garth Brooks.

1968
Glen Campbell started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Wichita Lineman. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ranked “Wichita Lineman” at #192.

1975
Born on this day in Fort Myers, Florida, was Mindy McCready country music singer who scored the 1996 US Country #1 hit “Guys Do It All the Time,” as well as the Top Ten hits “Ten Thousand Angels” and “A Girl’s Gotta Do (What a Girl’s Gotta Do).” McCready was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch on 17th Feb 2013. McCready’s first four studio albums yielded twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts.

1980
Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers’ studio albums: “Lady” (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), “Love The World Away” (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and “Long Arm of the Law”. This was also Rogers’ third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).

1990
Heroes & Friends by Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart. Except for the title track, every song on this album is a duet with another artist. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, and Tammy Wynette all featured on the album.

2006
Carrie Underwood made the final appearance on her Live 2006 tour at Colorado Springs, World Arena. The 61 date North America tour mainly consisted of performances and appearances at state and county fairs and festivals.

2012
Glen Campbell played the final date in Napa, California on his “Goodbye Tour”, with three of his children joining him in his backup band. Campbell played more than 120 shows in 2012. Filmmaker James Keach had followed Campbell on the farewell tour for a new documentary called I’ll Be Me.

2015
Carrie Underwood released “Heartbeat” taken from her fifth studio album Storyteller. The album’s second single went on to reach #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart becoming Underwood’s fourteenth #1 on the chart, widening her lead for the most among women. At the time Reba McEntire ranked second with 11.

 

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