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By Dave Williams
FCE Contributing Writer 

Dave's Country Corner

 

Last updated 11/4/2016 at 5:33am | View PDF

Alan Jackson

I hope everyone is enjoying autumn and the little ghosts & goblins didn't clean out your candy stash completely. Now it's time to focus on Thanksgiving and the many blessing we've enjoyed throughout the past year. As this issue finds its way to you I'll have celebrated a one-year anniversary of my move to the Cornhusker state. The great thing about country radio is the listener's are fantastic no matter where you go. It's been a year of growth in many ways for me and many blessing have come my way. I had the chance to see Alan Jackson live this year, so I can scratch that one of my bucket list. I introduced the station's listeners to my friends in Two Way Crossing which was a lot of fun, and I've had the opportunity to interview some really amazing artist this past year. Folks like Charlie Daniels, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Preston Brust of LOCASH, Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Boggus. All I can say is that while I miss my family & friends in Upstate New York, I've been blessed by taking a chance and moving out of my comfort zone and I'm so happy that I did.

Now onto some country news, Alan Jackson has released Precious Memories Collection which is available exclusively at Wal-Mart. It's a two disc collection that features Precious Memories, Precious Memories Volume II, as well as, two previously unreleased songs – "It's All About Him" inspired by Denise's book of the same title and "That's The Way" which is a song that Alan sang to Denise at their wedding.

If you'll remember Precious Memories was originally recorded as a Christmas gift for Alan's mother, and just a handful of copies were shared with close friends. Jackson eventually agreed to make the music available to fans after much prompting to do so by his family & friends. Then seven years later, Alan along with his wife Denise, revisited the list of their favorite hymns they compiled for the first album and Alan then decided to release Precious Memories Volume II. Both albums went on to sell a combined 2.3 million copies. This collection would make a great gift for any Alan Jackson fan on your Christmas List or just because!

Jana Kramer & dance-partner Gleb Savchenko continue to wow the judges and burn up the dance floor on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars". Kramer has proven not only can she act and sing but can hold her own amongst other country stars who've appeared on the popular show including Kellie Pickler who won her Mirror Ball trophy. Will Jana be the last country singer to add the Mirror Ball to her mantle? Catch her on "Dancing with the Stars" and be sure to vote & support her efforts!

As we close in on our family gatherings I wanted to let you know that Christmas music this year will have a soulful country sound, with the latest album from T. Graham Brown. You can pick up a copy of the chart-topper's first holiday album, Christmas with T. Graham Brown in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide. The project was produced by T. Graham Brown and Tony Griffith, and is also available on iTunes, and other digital retailers.

Let's take a look at some new music coming out during the month;

Nov 11 – Ronnie Dunn; Tattooed Heart, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Christmas Together, Nov 18 George Strait; Strait Out Of the Box 2, High Valley; Dear Life, Miranda Lambert; The Weight of These Wings, Nov 25 Garth Brooks Gunslinger

Thanks for checking out Dave's Country Corner. I invite you to join me each month as we catch up on all thins country coming out of Nashville and wherever great country music is found. You can find me online at 106.com with my Dummy & Video of the day, fun facts & tips, interviews and more, just go to Programs and click on Dave. I encourage you to drop me a line anytime; dave@106kix.com and I invite you to join me weekday afternoons from 2 - 6 p.m. (CT) on 106 KIX, you can listen online http://www.106kix.com. Remember to keep it real & keep it country!

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