COUNTRY, MUSIC

How (and why!) Gordon Lightfoot wrote The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on the Steve Earle Show

Legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot joined SiriusXM Outlaw Country host Steve Earle to talk about songwriting The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald from his 1976 album Summertime Dream. The song was written to commemorate the November 10, 1975 sinking of the American Great Lakes freighter the SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake … Continued

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Dierks Bentley at No. 1 on THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (7/19/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM The Highway Hot 45 Countdown, Dierks Bentley rises from number four to claim the number one spot with Drunk On A Plane, as Outshyne’s Moonlight Crush falls to number six. Lady Antebellum maintains the number two position with … Continued

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Wendover –> Grand Junction: The Highway playlist from Al Skop

“Country music is all about the lyrics,” says Al Skop, lead programmer and DJ for SiriusXM The Highway. “Not only does it have to have a good tempo and beat that makes you wanna open the sunroof and GO, but … Continued

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Lubbock –> Austin: Willie’s Roadhouse playlist from Dallas Wayne

What makes Willie Nelson’s On The Road Again the perfect road trip song? Well, according to Willie’s Roadhouse DJ Dallas Wayne, On The Road Again has “forward momentum.” In fact, all of Dallas’ favorite road trip songs have “a certain … Continued

COUNTRY, MUSIC

Outshyne made a super-sweet video thanking their fans for getting them to No. 1 on The Highway!

South Carolinia country band Outshyne took the number one spot on SiriusXM The Highway: Hot 45 Countdown this week with their single Moonlight Crush. And being the southern gentlemen they are, Outshyne took a minute to film a thank-you video, … Continued

COUNTRY, MUSIC

Norah Jones, Catherine Popper & Sasha Dobson of Puss n Boots talk No Fools, No Fun and covering Wilco

Replays Tuesday 7/15 at 8 pm ET and Thursday 7/17 at 11 pm ET on Outlaw Country, Ch. 60 Puss n Boots, aka musicians Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper, stopped by SiriusXM Outlaw Country to discuss the formation of their … Continued

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Outshyne shining at No. 1 on THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (7/12/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM The Highway Hot 45 Countdown, Outshyne outshines the rest with Moonlight Crush claiming the number one spot, as Dierks Bentley’s Drunk On A Plane falls to number four. Lady Antebellum remains right behind at number two with Bartender, while Eli Young Band’s Dust rises up … Continued

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Y2Kountry is coming to channel 57! Program Director Joey Black talks guest DJs, ’00s country sound + more

Y2Kountry, currently an internet-only channel specializing in country hits from the ’00s, is coming to satellite on channel 57! Starting Thursday 7/17, Y2Kountry fills in a significant gap in programming, according to channel Program Director Joey Black. “Prime Country tried … Continued

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Old Crow Medicine Show talk the origins of Wagon Wheel + Sweet Amarillo and working with Bob Dylan

Not a lot of artists can say they have a working relationship with Bob Dylan, but Old Crow Medicine Show have a different story. In 2004, they famously reworked Dylan’s Wagon Wheel, a song originally outlined by Dylan and later … Continued

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THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (7/05/14)

In this week’s Hot 45 Countdown, Dierks Bentley takes the top spot with Drunk on a Plane, Lady Antebellum comes in at number two, Outshyne is at number three with Midnight Crush, FGL / Alabama snags number four with I’m … Continued

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THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (6/27/14)

In this week’s Hot 45 Countdown, Craig Campbell holds this week’s biggest drops after Keep Them Kisses Comin’ moved back 18 spots. On the other hand, Randy Houser’s Like A Cowboy flies up 12 spots, making it this week’s biggest climb. … Continued