It’s Memorial Day weekend, and we’re in the mood to have some fun! Today’s Ultimate Twang features our usual array of classic country music from many of your all-time favorites, plus some added goodies, this week. We’ll honor the fallen men and women of America with music from Trace Adkins, Elton Britt, and Merle Haggard, and of course, with Memorial Day, comes the revving of engines, the thrill of 200+ miles per hour speed, and the excitement and danger of a group of brightly colored cars hurdling around a big oval. This weekend is the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600, and we’ll dig out a bit of trivia and play some sounds from Marty Robbins, Kyle Petty, and Bobby Mack to get you in the mood. 4p ET is the start time, today, and if you can’t join me for the live edition, remember, the archived version will be available on the Ultimate Twang page, on the Asheville Free Media website! Make sure you let everyone know to join us today! Asheville FM | Community Radio.
To listen, simply click on Asheville FM, above, then go to the right side of their page and click that gray play button you will see. Or for even higher fidelity, click Hi-Fi on the red Listen Live button just above.
Greetings from Asheville, where things are certainly getting more and more exciting! Asheville Free Media, the online home of the Ultimate Twang radio show, is moving ever-closer to getting on the FM band, which will increase our coverage of the Asheville area, even more. Our fundraiser, for the purchase and installation of the needed equipment, is well underway, and if you’d like to donate, simply click on Power The Tower, to do so.
As for this week’s show, it’s lined up, ready to roll, beginning at 4p ET, this afternoon. For those in other time zones that equates to 3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific. Three solid hours of classic country music, commercial-free! A partial listing of artists I have scheduled include:
T. G. Sheppard
Chuck Wagon Gang
Make sure you join me for another edition of The World Famous Ultimate Twang, exclusively on Asheville Free Media‘s website. Just click on Asheville Free Media, look for the gray play button on the upper right hand side and click it. Or, you can click the red bar directly above to listen through Windows Media Player, ITunes, Media Monkey, etc.
And, if you can’t join me for the live edition, go to the Ultimate Twang page at Asheville Free Media, beginning Friday morning, where you can listen, anytime.
It is nearly time for another edition of The World Famous Ultimate Twang, heard exclusively, worldwide, right here on Asheville Free Media. Three hours of the best classic country you will hear. This week, as always, is a stellar lineup of legends and all-time greats, performing the songs you remember. An interesting (and totally useless) statistic, for you, is that all of the number one hits you’ll hear, this week, spent a total of 62 weeks on top of the Country Music world. We’ll celebrate the opening of baseball season, this week, have some UT Inspirational faves from Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, Stuart Hamblen, and Red Foley. Classic album tracks from Marty Robbins, Billy Crash Craddock, and Dean Martin. Plus, the solid gold sounds of Jim Reeves, Alabama, Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., Loretta Lynn, and many more. Be prepared to listen at 4p ET, this afternoon, right here.
And make sure you send a link to everyone you know and let them know about Ultimate Twang, so they can enjoy the show, too!
To listen, simply click on Asheville Free Media, go to the play button on the right. You can click the gray button to listen directly from the site, or for a little higher quality, you click just above, and listen via ITunes, Windows Media, Media Monkey, etc.
And, if you can’t join me for the live edition, the show will be available on the Ultimate Twang page at Asheville Free Media, beginning Friday morning, and will be available for the whole week.
Greetings from Asheville, where we have completed yet another edition of the World Famous Ultimate Twang Radio Show. This week’s edition, as it almost always is, was an ecclectic mix of country gold from all eras, going as far back as 1927, this week. If you have yet to listen to the program, it’s three hours of solid classic country music from 2005 on back to the beginnings of country music. It comes your way, live, every Thursday at 4p ET, online at the Asheville Free Media website. Just click their name to go there. If you can’t catch the live edition, simply go to the Asheville Free Media Ultimate Twang page, scroll down and 1) Click listen to listen via Windows Media, ITunes, etc., or 2) Look for the gray play button below the list of dates, to simply listen directly from the site. And, there is also an encore performance of the show on the station, beginning 9a ET, on Monday.
Thanks to you, Ultimate Twang is the most popular show on Asheville Free Media, with nearly five thousand listeners!
And don’t forget, next week’s show is a special show, as we are going to play all songs that have yet to air on Ultimate Twang. Amazing as it seems, after well over two years, there are still numerous hits that have yet to make an appearance on the program, and we’re going to play some of them.
Here’s this week’s playlist, of what made this week’s show.
|Ronnie Milsap||I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World||1982; #1 hit!|
|Johnny Cash||Home Of The Blues||1957|
|Don Gibson and Dottie West||Rings Of Gold||1969|
|Bellamy Brothers||Redneck Girl||1982; #1 hit!|
|Moe Bandy||The Champ||1980; Almost Hit|
|Stonewall Jackson||I Washed My Hands In Muddy Waters||1965|
|Jerry Reed||Down On The Corner||1983|
|Glen Campbell||Gentle On My Mind||1967|
|Tammy Wynette||How Great Thou Art|
|Porter Wagoner||I’ve Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand||1963|
|Gene Autry||Back In The Saddle Again||1939|
|Kris Kristofferson||Josie||1975; Classic Album Track|
|Waylon Jennings||I’ll Go Back To Her||1976; double-sided hit with “Can’t You See”|
|Don Williams||I’m Just A Country Boy||1977; #1 hit!|
|Roy Drusky||White Lightning Express||1965; Almost Hit|
|Kitty Wells||Paying For That Back Street Affair||1953; Answer to Webb Pierce’s “Back Street Affair”|
|Eddy Arnold||That’s How Much I Love You||1946|
|Sammy Kershaw||Third Rate Romance||1994|
|Vaughn Monroe||Ghost Riders In The Sky||1949; his only country hit|
|Tim McGraw||Just To See You Smile||1998; #1 hit!|
|Bill Haley and The Saddlemen||Sundown Boogie||1952; Almost Hit|
|Donna Fargo||It Do Feel Good||1975|
|Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers||Leaving Home||1927|
|Merle Haggard||Carolyn||1972; #1 hit!|
|T. G. Sheppard||You’re My First Lady||1987|
|Jim Ed Brown||Pop A Top||1967|
|George Jones and Travis Tritt||The Race Is On||1994; Classic Album Track|
|Reba McEntire||Sunday Kind Of Love||1988; 1947 pop hit for Jo Stafford|
|Bill Anderson||Walk Out Backwards||1961|
|Walter Brennan||Old Rivers||1962|
|Davis Daniel||Picture Me||1991; Almost Hit|
|Bobby Bare||New Cut Road||1982|
|James and Michael Younger||Nothing But The Radio On||1982; their only hit.|
|Buck Owens||I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)||1964; #1 hit!|
|Bill Monroe||Uncle Pen||1951|
|Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn||It’s True Love||1980|
|Restless Heart||That Rock Won’t Roll||1986; their 1st #1 hit!|
|Dwight Yoakam||Thinking About Leaving||1999; Almost Hit|
|Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson||Everthing’s Beautiful (In It’s Own Way)||1983|
|Ronnie McDowell||I Just Cut Myself||1982|
|Unknown||Gilligan’s Island Theme|
|Randy Travis||Deeper Than The Holler||1989; #1 hit!|
|Tennessee Ernie Ford||The Church In The Wildwood|
|Marty Robbins||Don’t Let Me Touch You||1977|
|Marty Robbins||Ain’t I The Lucky One||1958|
|Sons Of The Pioneers||Cool Water||1941|
|Kenny Rogers||Why Don’t We Go Somewhere And Love||1977; Classic Album Track|
|Ernest Ashworth||The D J Cried||1965; his last top 10 hit|
|Ray Price||Invitation To The Blues||1958; double-sided hit with “City Lights”|
|Mac Wiseman||Kentucky||1990; Almost Hit|
|Jody Miller||Queen Of The House||1965|
|Joe Stampley||Baby I Love You So||1977|
Greetings from Asheville, where much is going on, so much so, I’ve hardly been around to blog! I am back, though, with a diligent attempt to keep some new content, here, about classic country music, my online radio show, an occasional classic album review, and who knows what else. Speaking of the show, a new edition is up, today, beginning at 4p ET, at the Asheville Freemedia website (click Asheville FM | Community Radio). If you’ve not listened, before, it is 3 hours of classic country music, commercial free (except for a few vintage ones thrown in), all pre-2005. And if you can’t join me for the live edition, you can go to my Ultimate Twang page, there (click Asheville FM/Ultimate Twang), anytime beginning Friday morning, and listen via the archive. And, there is also the encore performance, heard on the station, beginning Monday at 9am ET.
One more thing of note is that Asheville Free Media has had their application for a low-power FM signal approved by the FCC. We have now begun a fundraising campaign to raise the needed funds in order to get the equipment and get it operable. If you’d like to make a donation, just click the following link, AFM Power The Tower, to donate any amount. Ever dollar helps our goal of reaching the city of Asheville, NC, with the best community radio!