For a few months I've written articles entitled Country Music Memory Lane on Thursdays. In each one I feature a Country star from years ago. I wanted to do this for a few reasons. One -It's fun to look back on what I remember from my seat behind the mic in 41 years so far in Country Radio. And Two, I think it helps fans find out how we got here, to the best 35 plus year run in Country Music history. At least it is from the numbers side, sales, concert tickets, overall exposure and Country Radio popularity.
All of this didn't happen overnight, it took time. And for those of you born into the Country boom, maybe you can discover some artists you didn't know and expand your playlists on your phone. And for those who were there, it's fun to look back and think of songs and stars you haven't thought about in years!
This week, we will chronicle some of the great bands from my Memory Lane articles. There will be many more, but here are the ones we've talked about so far. We honor their incredible contribution to Country Music. Thanks for checking these out!
My goal too, is to remember the intangibles that they brought to the format that is outside the music as I remember it, because I think every star does.
And as always, thanks for listening!