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Ep. 280 – Faron Young – Step Aside

March 30, 2018 Western Red 0

In this episode, we’re featuring an album that captures Faron Young at his very best: “Step Aside” (1970). Released at a particularly busy time for Young on Mercury Records, “Step Aside” was crammed in amongst seven full length studio albums i…

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Ep. 279 – Cal Smith – Country Bumpkin

March 23, 2018 Western Red 0

In this episode, we’re featuring an oft-overlooked album from Cal Smith: “Country Bumpkin” (1974). The title track itself, of course, was Smith’s biggest and most enduring hit, immortalising his impact to generations of fans. However, many lis…

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Ep. 278 – Teea Goans – Swing, Shuffle & Sway

March 16, 2018 Western Red 0

In this week’s episode, we’re featuring the fourth album from the charming Teea Goans: “Swing, Shuffle & Sway” (2017). Although Goans grew up in a yellow singlewide on her grandmother’s property in the itty bitty town of Lowry City, Missou…

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Ep. 276 – All Request Show #1

March 2, 2018 Western Red 0

Do you remember the days when you could call into your local radio station and make a request, or even a dedication? Well, in this week’s episode, we’re remembering the roots of radio with a good old fashioned all-request show. You told us wha…

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Ep. 273 – Clint Black – Put Yourself In My Shoes

February 9, 2018 Western Red 0

In this episode, we’re featuring the sophomore album from Clint Black: “Put Yourself In My Shoes” (1990). Black’s first album, “Killin’ Time” (1989) – with 28 weeks at #1 and with five #1 singles – was always going to be a hard act to follow. …

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Ep. 272 – Darrell McCall – Lily Dale

February 1, 2018 Western Red 0

In this episode, we’re featuring what many consider one of the best releases from hard country singer Darrell McCall: “Lily Dale” (1977). The most successful McCall album since his 1963 solo debut, his traditional country sound seemed to appea…

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Ep. 271 – Clint Hasse – Inside Nashville

January 26, 2018 Western Red 0

In this episode, we’re featuring the debut album from Saint Louis’ Clint Hasse: “Inside Nashville” (2017). With a voice that brings to mind Texas greats like Tommy Hooker for tone and Ernest Tubb for warmth, this album is 100% original. 13 new…