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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Florida Georgia Line at No. 1 on THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (8/23/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM The Highway Hot 45 Countdown, Florida Georgia Line dominates the list with Dirt, Sam Hunt comes in at number two with Leave the Night On, the Eli Young Band is at number three with Dust, and … Continued

COUNTRY, MUSIC

‘There’s a little Drunken Martina in all of us’ @DrunkenMartina, aka Martina McBride’s Twitter alter ego, reveals her(him?)self

Since March 2010, Twitter enigma and Martina McBride alter ego @DrunkenMartina has entertained country music fans across the Twitterverse with her wit and cynicism, often in conjunction with the real @MartinaMcBride’s tweets. Taylor Swift went pop? That's like saying Conan … Continued

COUNTRY, MUSIC, WHAT'S ON

Did you know? Rosanne Cash + husband John Leventhal met because of Jim Lauderdale

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her husband, guitarist and producer John Leventhal, appeared on SiriusXM Outlaw Country‘s The Buddy & Jim Show to talk with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale. Miller and Jim Lauderdale hosted a special episode of The Buddy & … Continued

COUNTRY, MUSIC, WHAT'S ON

Get ready to hear more Fresh Female Voices on The Highway

Runs Monday 8/11 through Sunday 8/17 on The Highway, Ch. 56 Hey, y’all! If you’re all about female-centric country music (or you’re in search of a few new bands to check out), then get ready for some really good news. … Continued

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Dierks Bentley remains strong at No. 1 on THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (8/9/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM The Highway Hot 45 Countdown, Dierks Bentley remains strong at number one with Drunk On A Plane. Florida Georgia Line’s Dirt rises from number three to number two, as Eli Young Band is up from number four and rounds out … Continued

COUNTRY, MUSIC

Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt + more soak in Canadian country at The Boots & Hearts Music Festival

The Boots & Hearts Music Festival in Ontario, Canada took place this past weekend from 7/31 – 8/3, and the SiriusXM Canada team caught up with a handful of artists, many of whom get regular spins on SiriusXM The Highway: Sam Hunt, … Continued

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Dierks Bentley continues at No. 1 on THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (8/2/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM The Highway Hot 45 Countdown, Dierks Bentley continues at number one with Drunk On A Plane. While Outshyne crushes the competition at number two with Moonlight Crush, Florida Georgia Line rounds out the top three with Dirt. Debuting on the list … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, COUNTRY, MUSIC

Dierks Bentley dominates at No. 1 on THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (7/28/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM The Highway Hot 45 Countdown, last week’s top three continue to dominate. Dierks Bentley maintains number one with Drunk On A Plane, and Lady Antebellum is solid at number two with Bartender. Lee Brice may just have to dance … 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

COUNTRY, MUSIC, WHAT'S ON

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