Austin Daniels

 

Music 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:

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020

Tim McGraw and Little Big Town are on United We Sing & Garth’s drive-in concert show’s on sale

Tickets go on sale today for Garth’s drive-in concert show June 27. They’re $100 per car load. His 23-year-old daughter Allie Colleen’s on Trisha Yearwood’s Food Network show this weekend. She’ll be singing and cooking with Trisha who she calls her bonus mom.

Miranda Lambert was in New York yesterday with her husband. An ice cream truck went buy and she got a rainbow snow cone saying, “anytime I can follow the music of the ice cream truck to happiness I want to. I’m either running to ice cream or running it off!” Growing up they lived so far from town, Miranda either had homemade Kool-Aid freezer pops or an Oreo blizzard from Dairy Queen.

Tim McGraw and Little Big Town are on United We Sing: A Grammy Salute To The Unsung Heroes hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. Sunday night on CBS.

Finally – Brad Paisley surprised Daniel Hayden, a cattle and chicken farmer in Kentucky with a year’s worth of N95 masks for he and his staff. Brad said, “I appreciate you keeping the food chain going for all of us.”

TODAY’S TIME WHARP:

June 19th: On this day

1914
Born on this day in Overton County, Tennessee, was Lester Flatt, bluegrass musician best known for his work in the Bluegrass duo The Foggy Mountain Boys. He was also known as “Flatt and Scruggs,” with banjo picker Earl Scruggs who performed “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”, which was used as the theme for the television show The Beverly Hillbillies. He also released many solo and collaboration works and hed been a member of Bill Monroe’s band during the 1940s. He died on May 11th 1979.

1954
“I Don’t Hurt Anymore” by Hank Snow began a 20 week run at #1 on the Country Best Seller list. Also on the chart, “One by One” by Red Foley and Kitty Wells began a 21 week run at #2 on same chart, managing a single week at #1 later in the year.

1956
Born on this day, in Newnan, Georgia, was Doug Stone, country music artist who had the 1991 US #1 Country hit “In A Different Light.” Stone made his acting debut in the film Gordy.

1956
Born on this day in Nacogdoches, Texas, was Jim Collins, country music singer-songwriter. Between 1985 and 1998, Collins released three studio albums. As a songwriter, Collins has had more than fifty of his songs cut, including singles by Kenny Chesney (“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”, “The Good Stuff”, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”), Chad Brock (“Yes!”), Jason Aldean (“Big Green Tractor”), and Gretchen Wilson (“I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today”). “The Good Stuff” was Billboard’s #1 country single of 2002.

2001
Lonestar released their fourth album I’m Already There. Serving as singles from this album were the title track (which spent six weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts), “Not a Day Goes By” (#3 on Hot Country Songs), “With Me” (#10), and “Unusually Unusual” (#12).

2006
Gretchen Wilson and Josh Gracin performed for president George W. Bush along with 6,000 guests at the President’s Dinner at the Washington Convention Center.

2006
Taylor Swift released her debut single “Tim McGraw” the lead single from her self-titled debut album. Swift wrote the song during her freshman year of high school, knowing that she and her senior boyfriend would break up at the end of the year when he left for college. The song was written about all the different things that would remind the subject of Swift and their time spent together, once he departed. The single peaked at #6 on the Country charts.

2007
Brad Paisley released his fifth studio album 5th Gear which became his third #1 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album’s first four singles, “Ticks”, “Online”, “Letter to Me”, and “I’m Still a Guy” all reached #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

2008
Loretta Lynn joined the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Anne Murray also received the Hitmaker Award.

2013
Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. who became known professionally as Slim Whitman died at the age of ninety. The American country music singer and songwriter, known for his yodelling abilities sold in excess of 120 million albums. His 1955 hit single “Rose Marie” held the Guinness World Record for the longest time at #1 on the UK charts until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991. Beatle George Harrison cited Whitman as an early influence: “The first person I ever saw playing a guitar was Slim Whitman”.

2017
Luke Combs was at #1 on the US Country chart with his debut studio album This One’s for You. The album features the hits “Hurricane”, “When It Rains It Pours”, and “One Number Away”.

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