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Do you remember hearing about a fire happening on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood back in 2008? Here is a link to the New York Times article for those who need a refresher: http://tinyurl.com/y2jglcnc

“According to a new report from the New York Times, a fire that swept the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, Calif., in 2008 resulted in massive damage that wasn’t publically reported, including losses of irreplaceable master tapes from some of country’s biggest names. Universal claimed after the fire in 2008 that the damage was “relatively minor.”  The company reported that a vault of video and television media was destroyed, along with a portion of the studio tour” (Taste of Country, “LORETTA LYNN, MERLE HAGGARD + MORE CLASSIC COUNTRY RECORDINGS DESTROYED IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxqkgj7y)

“According to the original report, Universal initially claimed the damage was “relatively minor,” but internal documents published by the Times dispute that account. “The West Coast Vault perished, in its entirety. Lost in the fire was, undoubtedly, a huge musical heritage,” a memo written in March of 2009 states” (Taste of Country, “REBA MCENTIRE, GEORGE STRAIT REPORTEDLY AMONG 800+ ARTISTS WHO LOST MASTERS IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxg5zepb)

We can only imagine how these artists must feel. We’re sure it was hard enough to hear about the fire in general. But finding out over 10 years later that your masters were part of the casualty must feel like a punch to the stomach!

“The cause of the fire is now believed to have been a blowtorch used by workmen to repair the chapel roof on New England Street around 3am. They reportedly followed policy of standing watch for an hour (to spot any fire after the work) then went for a break. The fire was reported at 4.43am by a security guard. The Universal City Fire crew were on scene four minutes later, by which time a whole block of facades was engulfed” (TheStudioTour.com, “2008 Fire” http://tinyurl.com/y5w2jl64)

What are your thoughts on this whole situation? What would you do if your masters got destroyed? Let us know in the comments below.

If you do a Google search for the top country songs of all time, you will find a multitude of articles from various sources. Not all of the lists referenced below are of the same length, so we will only be sticking with the top 10 songs on each list. All songs mentioned are on the top 10 list as of 6/24/2019.

Let’s start with this list from The Top Tens: https://is.gd/kgr2Xh

  1. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
  2. A Country Boy Can Survive – Hank Williams, Jr.
  3. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  4. Song of the South – Alabama
  5. Hurt – Johnny Cash
  6. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  7. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  8. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  9. Amarillo by Morning – George Strait
  10. Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

 

This is what The Ranker has: https://is.gd/nX23q4

  1. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
  2. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  3. Crazy – Patsy Cline
  4. Amarillo by Morning – George Strait
  5. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
  6. Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams, Sr.
  7. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
  8. Always on my Mind – Willie Nelson
  9. Hello Darlin – Conway Twitty
  10. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette

 

Billboard: http://tinyw.in/Y9Bn

  1. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
  2. Walk on By – Leroy Van Dyke
  3. Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  4. Take Your Time – Sam Hunt
  5. There Goes My Everything – Jack Greene
  6. Love’s Gonna Live Here – Buck Owens
  7. Convoy – C.W. McCall
  8. Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  9. Amazed – Lonestar
  10. Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash

 

Rolling Stone: http://tinyw.in/hknv

  1. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  2. Crazy – Patsy Cline
  3. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams, Sr.
  4. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
  5. Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel #9) – Jimmie Rodgers
  6. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
  7. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  8. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
  9. Jolene – Dolly Parton
  10. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

 

We want to hear from YOU! What are YOUR top 10 country songs? Do you prefer the classics or the currents? Let us know in the comments! You can also let us know on Instagram: shorturl.at/gDQZ1 And don’t forget to hit that follow button!

 

We’ve scoured the internet for days and came across this gem. Can you guess which Country Music artist this is? Here are a few clues…

1. He’s a Georgia boy born and bred.

 

2. His first job was in the Nashville Network’s mailroom.

3. He’s received 2 Grammys, 16 CMA Awards, and 17 ACM awards.

4. He had a collection at Cracker Barrel.

Haven’t guessed yet?

Well, this young man is none other than Alan Jackson. This just goes to show that all men get better with age!

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When it comes to the most awarded Grammy winning Country artist, just who could it be? Believe it or not, this Country singer has more Grammys than Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and U2, coming in 2nd place for the most Grammy wins ever!

So who could this artist be? Is it George Strait? Not even close. George only has 1 Grammy which he won back in 2009 for Best Country Album (Troubadour)

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What about Alan Jackson? Nope. Alan only has two awards.

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Carrie Underwood, perhaps? While she does have a hefty 7 Grammy’s under her belt, the record holder actually has nearly 4 times as many Grammys!

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Who can forget the Dixie Chicks? Whenever these girls put out a record, the Grammys come pouring in. Even after 13 Grammy wins, these girls haven’t raked in the most.

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Then there’s Vince Gill. With a whopping 20 wins, Vince has the most Grammys of any male Country singer, but not the most Grammys.

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The Country artist with the most Grammy wins is none other than Alison Krauss, with an astounding 27 wins. She won her first Grammy at age 19, and has gone on to be the most awarded female in Grammy history, along with the 2nd most awarded artists of all time.

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Two decades ago we rang in the New Year to 1995. What a great year! Here are some quick facts:

1. Bill Clinton was the president.
2. The San Francisco 49ers became the first NFL franchise to win five Super Bowls.
3. Yahoo! Was founded in Santa Clara, California.
4. Toy Story was released by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.
5. The final original Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is published

These were good times, and Country Music was on it’s feet because of these 3 hits:

1. Pick Up Man – Joe Diffie

2. Not A Moment Too Soon – Tim McGraw

 

3. Gone Country – Alan Jackson

 

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“Respect, faith, love, trust and lots of patience.” – Reba McEntire

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As long as I’m healthy, then he is fine with whatever I wear.” – Kellie Pickler

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“He works well with controlled chaos. He doesn’t get stressed, and I don’t get stressed. We just go with it every single day.” – Sara Evans

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“Tim has given me confidence and strength and my foundation. He makes me feel like I can conquer the world.” – Faith Hill

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“Amber is an amazing person and has inspired a lot of my songs, from ‘More Than Miles’ to ‘You Don’t Know Her Like I Do. I’m a blessed man to have her back in my life and can’t wait to make her my wife.”- Brantley Gilbert

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“It’s just little things I think that have helped us more than anything. If you can last until you’re 40 years old, hopefully you’ll be mature enough to figure out the rest of the years.” – Alan Jackson

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“You should know somebody really well and know that they know how to take a joke and they know how to take you,” – Brad Paisley

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“Keifer would be gone doing his own thing on the road, and I would be at home miserable and missing him. Now, we’re getting to do what we both love to do together,” – Shawna Thompson

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“Every day is pretty great, I have to say. I don’t want to sound like one of those sappy couples, but I’m that person. We’ve got great memories already, we’ll just make some more.” – Trisha Yearwood

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“I wanted to be married to Miranda the day I proposed. Finally, it’s official!” – Blake Shelton

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“I’ve felt myself grow with him. He’s one of those certain people in your life you come across for a reason. I’m very glad that I met him. He’s been a really positive influence on my life.” – Carrie Underwood

This week, we’re giving thanks for our favorite things that make us proud Country Girls. Let’s start off with the boys shall we?

10. Kip Moore
We are thankful for his boyish charm and amazing arms.

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9. Dierks Bentley
This curly haired, Arizona boy has a soft place in our heart. We are thankful for this cutie pie!

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8. Brett Eldredge
We love a Country Boy who’s the quintessential jokester and loves his dogs!

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7. Jake Owen
We are thankful for those Abs.

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6. Kenny Chesney 
Our favorite Island Boy.

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5. Garth Brooks
We are thankful for his heartfelt music.
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4. Jason Aldean
That smokey voice, and strong attitude.

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3. Alan Jackson
We are thankful how Alan makes us think about life, love, and sadness in the most remarkable ways with his music.

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2. Luke Bryan
He is the entertainer of the year. We are thankful for his tight jeans and catchy tunes.
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1. George Strait
He set the tone for the hunky Texas country boys, and even at age 62 he’s still quite the babe. Thank you George.

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Happy birthday to Country Music legend Alan Jackson who celebrates his 56th birthday today. In honor of his remarkable career, we’ve compiled the top 8 songs that defined his career over the years. What’s your favorite Alan Jackson hit? Leave us a comment.

8. “Chattahoochee” 

This song is a fun look back at times and coming of age experiences that are universal for nearly everyone.

7. “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”

The title song and second single from ‘Drive’ told yet another simple, story we can all relate to, with Alan looking back on beautiful memories with his father.

6. “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere”
The song is simple. It’s okay to have a drink anytime of the day!

5. “Little Bitty”

‘Little Bitty’ is another simple song that talks about the everyday joys of the simple life.

4. “Here in the Real World”

After his first single failed, the title song and second single from his debut album rocketed to No. 3 in the country charts.

3. “Gone Country”

Tons of industry folk flocked to Nashville in the 90s to cash in on the Country Music craze. This song is a satire of those people including a struggling country singer.

2. “Remember When” 

Jackson again uses his own life experiences and turns them into songs his fans can truly relate to.

1. “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”

He debuted this single live at the CMA Awards to a standing ovation. The release became not only a No. 1 hit, but one of the greatest career-defining moments of his career.