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Every Friday WBIO likes to spotlight an artist or group in country music and this week it's the legendary Alan Jackson! Alan Eugene Jackson born October 17th, 1958. He married his high school sweetheart, Denise, in 1979 and they are still together today with three daughters. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue music. Shortly after marrying his high school sweetheart, Denise, in 1979, Jackson moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in music. After a long series of rejections, he finally landed a recording deal with Arista Records.
The tremendous success of his debut album, Here in the Real World (1990), marked Jackson's arrival among a group of country artists??including Randy Travis, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Garth Brooks, and Vince Gill??that represented a new brand of traditionalism in country music and the end of the synthesized pop country trend of the 1980s. Alan has been honored with over 45 CMA Awards and a Grammy from his September 11th song. Currently Alan has out his 2nd Gospel album "Precious Memories 2."
This Friday WBIO's shines the spotlight on Dolly Parton!! Dolly has done it all in her career singer, songwriter, multi-instrument player, actress, author & theme park owner!! Who can forget her song "I Will Always Love You" which has been recorded many times by many artists over the years, Dolly has also done voice work for animation cartoons. In 1998 Nashville Business ranked her as the #1 wealthiest country music star!!
Just this year In 2014, Parton embarked on the Blue Smoke World Tour to promote her 42nd studio album, "Blue Smoke" Dolly continues to perform and make appearances from time to time at her theme park "Dollywood"
Every Friday WBIO spotlights and artist or group in country and this week we choose the Dynamic Duo of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn!!! In 1971, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn began a professional partnership. As a duo, Lynn and Twitty had five consecutive Number 1 hits between 1971 and 1975: “After the Fire Is Gone” (1971), “Lead Me On” (1971), “Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man” (1973), “As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone” (1974), and “Feelins’” (1974).
The hit-streak kick-started what would become one of the most successful duos of country history. For four consecutive years (1972–1975), Lynn and Twitty were named the “Vocal Duo of the Year” by the Country Music Association. In addition to their five Number 1 singles, they had seven other Top 10 hits between 1976 and 1981.