- Danielle Bradbery “Layin Low”
- Caroline Jones “Tough Guys”
- Keith Urban “Female”
- Florida Georgia Line/Bebe “Meant to Be”
- Brett Young “In Case You Didn’t Know”
- Chris Young “Losing Sleep”
- Zac Brown Band “Roots”
- Kane Brown/Lauren Alaina “What Ifs”
- Leah Turner “Break Up”
- Runaway June “Wild West”
- LANCO “Greatest Love Story”
- Brett Eldredge “The Long Way”
- Stephanie Quayle “Love the Way You See Me”
- Dylan Scott “Hooked”
- Maren Morris “I Could Use a Love Song”
- Raelynn “Lonely Call”
- Old Dominion “Written in the Sand”
- Steve Moakler “Wheels”
- Margo Price “Weakness”
- Midland “Drinkin Problem”
- Logan Mize “Somebody to Thank”
- Jillian Jacqueline “Hate Me”
- Ryan Robinette “Mess This Up”
- Ganger Smith ” When the Good Guys Win”
- Ryan Follese “Sounds Like You”
- Austin Burke “My Best Friend’s Girlfriend
- Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
- Blake Shelton “I’ll Name the Dogs”
- Like Bryan “Light It Up”
- Thomas Rhett “Marry Me”
- Taylor Swift “New Years Day”
- Jessie James Decker “Girl Like Me”
- Luke Combs “When It Rains It Pours”
- Little Big Town “Better Man”
- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill “Speak to a Girl”
- Kelsea Ballerini “Miss Me More”
- Ryan Hurd “Love in a Bar”
- Cam “Diane”
- Christopher Stapleton “Broken Halos”
- Dustin Lynch “I’d Be Jealous Too”
- Chase Rice “One Love, One Kiss, One Drink, One Song”
- Kip Moore “Blonde”
- Lauren Alaina “Crashin’ the Boys’ Club
- Brad Paisley “Heaven South”
- Seth Ellis “Woke Up in Nashville”
- Lindsay Ell “Worth the Wait”
- Walker Hayes “You Broke Up With Me”
- Lady Antebellum “You Look Good”
- Russell Dickerson “Your”
- Shania Twain “Life’s About to Get Good”
The 2018 Grammy nominations are here, and country artist/songwriter Chris Stapleton leads the race for country music with 3 nominations. The extraordinary “Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert, which indefensibly delayed on the country music charts, was awarded with 2 nominations. Sam Hunt’s smash hit “Body Like A Back Road” was also nominated 2 Grammys.
The Grammy’s will air live on CBS from the Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28. See down below for the full list of country nominees.
Best Country Solo Performance
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
Losing You – Alison Krauss
Tin Man – Miranda Lambert
I Could Use A Love Song – Maren Morris
Either Way – Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne
My Old Man – Zac Brown Band
You Look Good – Lady Antebellum
Better Man – Little Big Town
Drinkin’ Problem – Midland
Best Country Song
Better Man – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
Body Like A Back Road – Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
Broken Halos – Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
Drinkin’ Problem – Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
Tin Man – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Album
Cosmic Hallelujah – Kenny Chesney
Heart Break Lady Antebellum
The Breaker Little Big Town
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
Best Americana Album
Gregg Allman, Southern Blood
Brent Cobb, Shine on Rainy Day
Iron & Wine, Beast Epic
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound
The Mavericks, Brand New Day
Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
David Rawlings – “Cumberland Gap”
The Mavericks – “I Wish You Well”
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – “If We Were Vampires”
Rodney Crowell Feat. Rosanne Cash and John Paul White – “It Ain’t Over Yet”
Gregg Allman – “My Only True Friend”
Best American Roots Performance
Alabama Shakes – “Killer Diller Blues”
Blind Boys Of Alabama – “Let My Mother Live”
Glen Campbell – “Arkansas Farmboy”
Leonard Cohen – “Steer Your Way”
Alison Krauss – “I Never Cared For You”
Best Roots Gospel Album
The Best of the Collingsworth Family — Volume 1, The Collingsworth Family
Give Me Jesus, Larry Cordle
Resurrection, Joseph Habedank
Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, Reba McEntire
Hope for All Nations, Karen Peck & New River
Dr. Sarah Russo is a licensed pharmacist and host of 1on1 with Dr. Sarah on Dirty Water News and she is also a correspondent for Got Country Online. Russo has interviewed country music musicians and celebrities and has appeared at different country music festivals such as the CMA Music Festival. Also she has filmed interviews with many well known and up and coming country musicians at the Westlight Studios and 12th and Porter in Nashville. Russo has also hosted the Nashville to Boston Country Music Country Series and Bud Light at Boston’s Wild Rover hosted it.
Russo started her hosting career with a show called In the Sac with Dr. Sarah. For 2 years, her weekly advice show was held at different Boston hot spots and at each spot she would interviewed hometown celebrities and also answered relationship questions.
Russo also continues to host her show 1on1 with Dr. Sarah, by interviewing country musicians and hosting different types of events. In her free time she is passionate about rescuing animals, she is also a fan of hot yoga and she lives on the South Shores of Massachusetts with her dog Bruiser.
If you would like to find out more about Dr. Sarah Russo then check out her website https://www.drsarahrusso.com.
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Co-Host and Producer of Scott, Heather and Kelli on K-Frog (9.51)
Biography: Kelli Green was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga. She enjoys going to the beach, the river and loves the southern California sunshine. She is married and has a 2 years old son name Carter Cruz. She loves working at K-Frog, because she is a fan of country music and loves the people she works with. Green does not mind waking up before the sun shines and is happy to get paid for a job filled with excitement.
Q & A:
- Hi Kelli, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a radio DJ?
Before I got started in radio I was a college kid going to school at University of La Verne. I worked part time as a server and spent the majority of my time hanging out with my friends. I’m born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, California so I went to school local to be close to my family and friends.
- What led you to a career in radio?
My career in radio was pretty much a fluke. I was going to school for a degree in TV Broadcasting, but in order to finish all the criteria I also had to take some radio classes. One of my radio professors told me that he thought I would be perfect for a radio promotions job. He told me K-Frog was hiring and that I should apply. I applied and got the job. He was right, I loved it. So after I graduated college I got promoted and I became the Promotions Coordinator for K-Frog. My office happened to be next to K-Frog’s Program Director. One day he pulled me into his office and asked if I’d like to do some voice work. I started off doing liners, and then voice tracking our evening show, and then even filled in as a traffic reporter when needed. When our morning show producer took another job I was officer the position to join our morning show and without hesitation I jumped on it. That was almost 7 years ago.
- What is your favorite part of your job?
I love that my job is fun. I get to come in and talk about things going on in the world. My job is never boring. There’s always something trending or happening to talk about. Plus I get to go to concerts and talk to celebrities about their lives. There is definitely worst ways to make a living. I’m very fortunate.
- Who would be a “dream guest” to have on your show?
I’d love to talk to Jennifer Lawrence or P!nk. I think those are some women I could get along with. Since we’re making up dream scenarios, I’d also love to interview them at a bar with a drink. That would be awesome!
- What was your favorite radio station to listen to when you were growing up?
I actually listened to K-Frog growing up, which is a total trip. It’s really cool to work for a station that’s such a staple in the Inland Empire. I remember listening to my co-host, Scott, when he was starting with the station.
- Do you have a favorite hobby outside of radio?
Most of my free time is spent with my family. I have a 2-year-old son and I can’t get enough of him. Our family goes to river, sporting events (Dodgers and Kings), and also I love to hangout at home with our puppy.
- What kind of advice would you give people who would want to be a radio DJ?
Contact your local station. Set up a tour and meet as many people as you can. Just like any industry, it definitely helps to know people. Also, do what you can to get your foot in the door. Take promotion positions or work as a board op. Let that be your stage to shine and prove that you deserve to be a bigger part of the station.
- What did you want to be when growing up?
When I was in high school I wanted to be a professional party planner. I always enjoyed going to parties and decorating, so I thought that we be so much fun. That’s probably part of the reason I loved working in promotions. However, I’m glad I am where I’m at. Parties are fun, but radio is a blast.
- What is one of your favorite quotes?
I don’t think I have a favorite quote. However I do like the saying, “Everything happens for a reason.” I truly believe, that even if it doesn’t make sense at the time it’s being done for a reason you’ll learn about later.
While playing baseball for his former college for Ole Miss, Brett Yong found out he needed Tom John surgery. At this time, the Californian did not know he was a popular country musician in the making, he just knew his journey of playing Major League Baseball was over.
To close his baseball career Young move to Los Angeles to pursue music. Six years later, he took a dive again, leaving his home state to chase the dream in Nashville.
That’s Caliville. Young shares “Life can straight up suck sometimes, but it’s deciding to push through anyway that makes you strong.” Caliville showcases more than Young personal story, it is also about going after what you want and not letting people discourage you. Your journey may not start in California and it might not be about music. But if you give it all you got to make it happen, you are in a Caliville state of mind.
Co-founder Chase Lauer shares that “Caliville represents a journey, but not a physical destination.” Lauer and Young met through music, but it was Young’s work ethic and boldness that inspired the formation of Caliville, combined with a talent that made the song “Sleep Without You” a #1 even before it topped the music charts. Caliville is care free and easygoing and is happy when people do everything to make their own dreams come true. Lastly Caliville, want people to make the world they live in to be positive, stay current and enjoy this crazy ride in this world.
Home Webpage: https://www.caliville.com
Following the announcement yesterday (July 27) that his upcoming album, Life Changes, will come out September 8, Thomas Rhett also released the follow-up single to his number one single “Cravin You” featuring the lovely Maren Morris.
Rhett wrote the song, “Unforgettable,” with some help from songwriters Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Shane McAnally while he was out on tour.
“Unforgettable,” is not another love song about his wife Lauren. It is about letting the person you love and care about know you still remember all the little moments that have happened since the first time you met.
As the title of the album suggests, Rhett has been going through big Life Changes. The singer and his wife adopted their first daughter Willa Gray from Uganda this year, and are expecting daughter number two sometime around August 8.
Unforgettable Lyric Music Video: https://www.vevo.com/watch/thomas-rhett/unforgettable-(lyric-version)/USLXJ1707389