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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!

 

At this year’s Grammy Awards, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Miley Cyrus, and Maren Morris graced the stage with the one and only Dolly Parton for a tribute to Dolly Parton herself. Watch the performance here:

Starting it off is Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry with “Here You Come Again” while sporting similar looking red with gold accents outfits. After about a minute, Dolly herself joins them on stage and takes over the rest of the song, all while wearing an all white with red accents outfit and red high heels.

It wouldn’t be a Dolly tribute without “Jolene”! And we can’t have a performance of “Jolene” without Miley Cyrus, Dolly’s own goddaughter. Miley begins walking out to Dolly and then proceeds to start dancing with her tongue out, in true Miley fashion.

The next song performed was “After the Gold Rush” from her Feels Like Home album. Miley stayed on stage for this song. Maren Morris joined them on stage for this performance.

For her new song “Red Shoes” from her album titled Dumplin’, the soundtrack for the 2018 Netflix original movie, Little Big Town, or as Dolly called them Little Big Shots, joined in.

And just when you thought it was over, they couldn’t end it there. How can you have any sort of Dolly tribute anything without 9 to 5? Everyone else returns to the stage for this song, during which you saw the audience at times standing and grooving along with them.

What was your favorite part of the tribute? What is your favorite song from Dolly Parton? Talk to us in the comments!

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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1. This baby boy was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

2. On Christmas, he received his first guitar which he named “The Terminator,” and taught himself how to play.

3. After graduating from high school and moving to Nashville, he became the resident performer at The Turf, a honky tonk bar in the city’s historic district.

4. He produced a co-directed a film for ESPN

5. He has sold over 30 million albums

Can you guess who this is?

 

It’s Kenny Chesney!

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1. His father is a dentist who invented a teeth whitening method.

2. Middle school is where he met one of his bandmates.

3. He created his band’s first website, and acted as their booking agent.

4. Luke Bryan’s “Do I” and Miranda Lamberts “Love Song” we both co-written by him.

5. His band’s single won “Song of The Year” and “Record of the Year” at the 2011 Grammys.

Can you guess who this is?

It’s Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum!

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1. He was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

2. His music career started at age 2 when his grandfather gifted him an accordion.

3. At age 7 he performed for President Bill Clinton for a White House lawn party.

4. He has been nominated for 4 Grammys including Best New Artist.

5. He can play more than 30 instruments.

Can you guess who this is?

It’s Hunter Hayes!

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Bonus: Check out this video of Hunter Hayes at age 5 performing on the TV show Primetime Country.

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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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1. This Country Music Icon was born in Sevier County, Tennessee.

2. She is the 4th child of 12 siblings, and describes her family as being “dirt poor.”

3. When she was 8 year’s old, she received her first guitar and has composed over 3,000 songs in her career.

4. She is tied with Beyoncé for most grammy nominations for a woman at 46. She also has 8 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Award Nominations, 10 CMA Awards, 7 ACM Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.

5. She is known for writing one of the greatest love songs in music history “I Will Always Love You.”

Can you guess who this is?
It’s the legendary Dolly Parton!

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1. He was born in Ada, Oklahoma .

2. His middle name is “Tollison.”

3. His dad sold used cars, while his mom owned a beauty salon.

4. When he first came onto the scene, his debut single was set to be “I Wanna Talk About Me.” Later, the song was scrapped and given to Toby Keith.

5. He has 11 number one singles, and is a 5-time Grammy Nominee.

 

Can you guess who this is?

 

It’s Blake Shelton!

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