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By Dave Williams
FCE Staff 

Dave's Country Corner


Last updated 3/31/2016 at 6:40pm | View PDF


Chris Stapleton's musical accolades continued out in L.A. last month at the Grammy Awards where he picked up two golden gramophones. One for Country Album of the Year and another for Best Country Solo Performance. His album Traveller has resonated well with country fans and now along with being recognized at the award show Country Radio has finally taken notice as well. It helps that you the fans call in and request his music, so if you want that traditional sound that Chris brings don't be afraid to call, email, text or however you request at your favorite country radio station to let them know, that's what you need to do.

The performance Chris gave along with Bonnie Raitt and others in a tribute to the late Blues legend B.B. King was phenomenal! I can't say that for all the country performances on the Grammy's though. I thought Little Big Town was excellent but Luke Bryan doing a Lionel Richie song? While the sentiment was there it just didn't work, it was just plain bad. A good singer, a great song...but they don't always mix together well and come out ok. That was a big misfire in my mind, sorry Luke!

Here's an update from last month on Two Way Crossing. They finished up their latest EP, which is now titled Déjà Vu. It will be available for purchase on their website, iTunes and other music outlets starting on March 15th. There are some great tracks on the EP, so make sure you pick up your copy. The website to purchase a cd copy is

Chuck Wicks captured many a hearts with his big hit "Stealing Cinderella," and he returned to the music spotlight with a 2016 wedding song called, "Always," the latest track off his sophomore album Turning Point which hits stores on February 26th. There are 11 tracks on his new and, "Always" is his most personal song.

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have spent 40 years in the music business and have made countless friends in the music world. But one of the closest relationships they made was with the late Johnny Cash and his lovely wife June. Because of this close bond that they shared Larry and his brothers dedicate and sing "Help Me" at every concert date. It happened to be June's favorite Gatlin boy song; they even sang it at her funeral back in 2003. They were close, miss the Cash's immensely but appreciate all they learned and the friendship they had. I wanted to share this story with you. We see these singers on TV, hear them on the radio and sometimes forget they are people too just like us sometimes. I had the honor a few years back of talking with Larry Gatlin, he's a real and warm and genuine guy. What you see and hear is what you get. Let's not forget, yes they may live in big houses. Drive a fancy car or two and travel all over. They are people too. They need friendship, love, understanding and all they things we do in our lives as well. Enjoy the music and appreciate the people behind.

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. Feel free to drop me a line anytime at and I invite you to join me weekday afternoons from 2 - 6 p.m. (CT) on 106 KIX, you can listen online Remember to keep it real & keep it country!


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