Austin Daniels

 

Music/Program Director

I 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 and Advertising

After 25 Years, I’m Still Happy To Be A Part Of A Station That Grows And Changes With The Times, Music, And What Life Throws At Us, We Are PROUD Of Winning Texas Regional Radio’s “Large Market Station & Personality Of The Year 2020”  And Nominated Again For Both Categories in 2021, Proud To Be A Part Of A Team Headed By Cyndi Rowden Who Cares About  The Direction Of Our Music, Our Community And Public Service, And Our FAMILY Of Listeners And Friends We Have Been Blessed With For Now 26 Years, Real People, Real Values, This Is 97.5 KFTX Real Country!

Today’s Music  News:..

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021

Chris Young plyas for free & Lauren Alaina stars in a Hallmark movie

Chris Young will film a live performance for a new music video July 5 in downtown Nashville. It’ll be free and open to the public. Besides the video, Chris will perform some of his biggest hits and he might also be joined by some special guests.

Lauren Alaina stars in the Hallmark Channel’s ‘Roadhouse Romance’ September 11. She plays Lt. Callie Jackson, who returns home after a military tour to find her late grandfather’s BBQ place struggling and her high school sweetheart has moved on. No surprise, Lauren will also sing in the movie.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s 22-year-old daughter Maggie just graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s degree. Tim tweeted, “I have such admiration for her work ethic, her fierce love of her family and her passion to make the world a better place.”

Finally – Trisha Yearwood learned to crochet in high school and it’s therapeutic for her. She says she’s always working on a blanket for someone.

Today’s Time Wharp:

June 16th: On this day

1939
Born on this day in Greensboro, North Carolina, was Billy “Crash” Craddock. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian #1 hit “Boom Boom Baby”. Switching to country music, he gained popularity in US in the 1970s with a string of top ten country hits, several of which were #1 hits, including “Broken Down in Tiny Pieces”, “Rub It In”, and “Ruby Baby”. Craddock is known to fans as “Mr. Country Rock” for his uptempo rock-influenced style of country music.

1977
Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lucille’. It was the American Country music singer’s first of two UK #1’s.

1987
Hillbilly Deluxe by Dwight Yoakam was at #1 on the Country chart. It was Yoakam’s second consecutive #1 album on the Billboard Country Albums chart and four tracks were released as singles with each becoming Top 10 hits in 1987 and 1988.

1999
Clint Black was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his debut album, Killin’ Time which featured the hits “A Better Man”, “Nothing’s News”, “Walking Away”, “Nobody’s Home”, and the title track.

2001
Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Grown Men Don’t Cry”, the first single from McGraw’s Set This Circus Down album.

2013
Based on a True Story� by Blake Shelton was at #1 on the Country chart. This his eighth studio album became the ninth best-selling Country album of the year.

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