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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!

 

There are two things all Country Girls love -Country Boys, and puppies. Here are some gorgeous country boys and their best friends.

1. Luke Bryan
These two are the most photogenic creatures on earth.

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2. Brett Eldrege
They both have the most amazing eyes.

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3. Jason Aldean
Tough dudes, with the perfect mix of cuteness.

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4. Jake Owen
OMG. SO CUTE.

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5. Keith Urban
They are good pals.

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6. Brantley Gilbert
We wouldn’t mind cuddling with these guys… all day.

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7. Hunter Hayes
A little young, but oh so adorable.

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8. George Strait
What a classy pair.

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9. Tyler of Florida Georgia Line
We. Just. Died. From. Cuteness. Overload.

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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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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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The CMAs had us partying all night long. Here’s our pick for the Top 5 Best Moments.

5. Brett Eldredge winning Best New Artist.

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4. Carrie Underwood singing her new single “Something In The Water.”

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3. “Follow Your Arrow” winning Song of The Year

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2. Miranda Lambert winning Album of The Year for “Platinum”

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1. George Strait making his return to the stage

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What were your favorite moments? Leave us a comment!

He’s the “King of Country Music,’ but how well do you know George Strait? We scoured the web and put together 10 things you never knew about this Country Music icon.

1. George Strait started off his singing career in a rock ‘n roll garage band inspired by The Beatles.


2. After enlisting in the United States Army, Strait performed with the Army sponsored band “Rambling Country.”

3. He graduated with a degree in agriculture from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.

4. Strait is third only to Elvis Presley and The Beatles with the most gold and platinum albums in the history of music.

5. He won his first Grammy in 2009, nearly 28 years into his music career for Country Album of the Year: Troubadour.


6. Along with his son, he is a member of the PRCA and partners in team roping competitions

7. May 18, Strait’s birthday, is known as  “George Strait Day” in Texas.


8. In more than 30 years of recording, all have been spent with MCA Records.

9. He is the only artist to ever win the entertainer of the year in three different decades and also was the oldest winner.

10. Although extremely successful, George’s cover of “Amarillo By Morning” only peaked at #4 on the Billboard Country Charts.

A couple days ago I posted this picture to the Country Girl Facebook page:

I asked “Who is the most attractive guy in country music?” The results are in!

Also, the pictures I selected to showcase these hotties all include their guitars, because who doesn’t look better with a guitar??

7th place, at 2% each, an 8-way tie:

Chris Young

Kenny Chesney

Travis Tritt

Brett Eldredge

Brian Kelley

Dierks Bentley

Tyler Farr

The Swon Brothers

6th place, at 3% each, a 4-way tie

Hunter Hayes

Kip Moore

Toby Keith

Keith Urban

5th place, at 5% each, a 3-way tie

Blake Shelton

Trace Adkins

Brad Paisley

4th place, at 7% each, a 2-way tie

George Strait

Tim McGraw

3rd place, at 8%

Jason Aldean

2nd place, at 15%

Brantley Gilbert

AND NUMBER ONE…

1st place, at 20%

Luke Bryan