Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chuck Wicks To Be Featured On A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio

Chuck Wicks grew up on a family farm in Smyrna, Delaware. During college, Wicks found his musical direction and moved to Nashville 5 years ago to concentrate on songwriting and to pursue a career in music. His debut single “Stealing Cinderella,” which he co-wrote with Rivers Rutherford and George Teren, became a hit on country radio.
Wicks combines both country and R&B influences into his music with his musical heroes ranging from Alan Jackson to Brian McKnight. He spends a majority of his time concentrating on songwriting and writes about 100 songs per year. A majority of his songwriting focuses on relationships – falling in love, looking for love, breaking up, etc.
Chucks latest EP is titled Rough. The 5 song CD will be featured on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio all week long starting Sunday, August 4, n2013.
For more details on Chuck Wicks, visit his website at

Friday, July 12, 2013

Danny Griego Our Feature Artist July 14 - 20, 2013 On A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio

The roads leading into and out of Nashville have carried many Artists and Songwriters. Only scant few combine those travels with the kind of craftsmanship learned firsthand from the masters of Country Music. Having literally lived in the stables of Hall of Famers Hank Cochran, Red Lane, Max D. Barnes, and Waylon Jennings, Danny Griego has built his real life experiences into his trade. Penning songs recorded by the Legendary Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, and Micheal Martin Murphey, Danny has lived his musical fire.
Cutting his trail alongside time-tested traditional recording artists like Marty Robbins, Danny’s sound includes a unique mixture of Spanish and English. His family legacy includes the founding of El Paso TX in 1598, and the colonization of Santa Fe New Mexico in 1610. This pioneer stock lends a rich authenticity to his music. Having performed over 3000 live shows, called “pay’n your dues” adds to his grit. Industry insiders consider his traditional country with a Spanish flare something unique. Words like “real,” “straight” and “grounded” are used to describe him. An avid hunter, fisherman, and horseman, this Cowboy singer hangs his hat in Texas.  When we asked him what his favorite all time written work was, we expected him to give us a Haggard song title. He simply replied, without hesitation, “The Bible.” There are good works coming down the road from this Hombre!!!
Danny's music will be spotlighted all week starting on Sunday, July 14, 2013 on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio. Listen Online:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Giddy Up! Scott Hooper To Be Featured On A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio

Country music’s influence knows no bounds. Today our industry finds their gems in unlikely places, like Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. This is what happened with singer/songwriter Scott Hooper, who recently signed with Lamon Records.
Scott began singing country music in the Bay State at a young age and paired his voice with a guitar at age 15. While developing his talent, he found a skill to set him apart and keep country music fans all over New England entertained – he could alter his voice to sound like a variety of artists.
Scott began to imitate the likes of Bob Seger, Bon Jovi, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Elvis while his natural charisma gave him a magnetic stage presence. His cover band successfully toured the United States. However, Scott’s heart kept calling him back to country music. He dissolved the band and took to writing his own material with his brother Stephen and his wife Cara.
“I tend to like songs with high energy and songs that make a person think,” Scott said. “I like upbeat, driving songs that just might make the listener want to ‘step on it’. The songs that touch a listener, that might make them reflect and feel happy, are always very rewarding to me.”
The trio has a catalog of over 40 songs together and several of them are slated to be recorded this month in Nashville for Scotts upcoming album with Lamon Records.
Dave Moody, Grammy nominated/Dove Award winning artist/producer and President of Lamon Records will produce the album. “Scott has a strong, modern, Country voice,” Dave said. “His songwriting is very contemporary and commercial. Our staff was very impressed with his vocal range as well as the songs he’s writing.”
Listen starting Sunday, July 7, 2013 as we spotlight Scott's music all week on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio. Listen online at:, and for more details about Scott, visit his website at:

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Taylor Made To Be Featured On A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio

Hailing from Taylor County, West Virginia, country group Taylor Made is comprised of siblings Wendy Williams, Greg Duckworth and Brian Duckworth. The group’s hallmark, debuted in their first single “Heavy Duty Beauty”, is their three-part sibling harmony. “Our mom taught us to sing,” explains Wendy. “We would all sing on the back porch and the neighbors would holler out songs they wanted us to sing.” Despite being raised in a home where music was a way of life rather than a hobby, the siblings of Taylor Made are the only three out of the seven total Duckworth siblings who have taken to performing as adults. Listen for Taylor Made to be featured and there music spotlighted June 30 - July 6, 2013 on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio. Listen Online:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

OUTSHYNE To Be Feature Artist On A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio

Outshyne is on the move in 2013 and have their sights set on the completion of their
sophomore album produced by Jeffrey Steele & Chip Matthews. With a unique sound thatsets them apart from other artists, this up & coming band is working hard to make a name
for themselves in a highly competitive industry.
Formed in 2007, the group consists of five guys from South Carolina whose deep seeded
southern roots have been the foundation for their edgy, country rock sound.
The band has taken a seemingly successful grassroots approach to growing their brand.
With just shy of 11,000 facebook fans & over 800,000 total
youtube views the band is beginning to make their mark. In 2012, Outshyne played nearly
200 shows, sharing the stage with artists such as Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Justin Moore,
Tracey Lawrence, Colt Ford, Lee Brice, Eric Church & Trent Tomlinson. While most of
those shows were in the Southeast there are plans to expand in to new regions in 2013.
You can catch the music of Outshyne on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio starting
Sunday June 23, 2013 thru Saturday June 29, 2013. The groups music will be spotlighted
daily during the feature week.
 For more details you can visit the Outshyne website.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ash Bowers Is This Weeks Featured Artist On A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio

Besides playing bars and honky-tonks all over the U.S., he scored opening slots on two of the biggest new tours in country music: Jason Aldean’s Wide Open Tour and Eric Church’s Young and Wilder Tour. His songwriting also captured the attention of Wide Open Music Group president, Steve Williams, who approached him to record an album for the newly formed Wide Open Records. “Of course I was up for it,” Ash beams. He hit the studio with a vision and the same blue-collar work ethic he had at Tennessee Tractor. In order to maintain his musical integrity, he co-produced the project with Noel Golden and Billy Decker. He also kept writing songs and what he didn’t keep for his own project, was quickly snatched up by artists like Randy Houser, Bucky Covington and score of independent artists who see in Ash what they want for themselves...warm, energetic, catchy tunes that emanate from a hard-working, heartland mindset that reminds you how real life makes real good music. But now it’s his turn to shine. “A good friend once told me, ‘Ash, I’ve been in this town for a long time, but ain’t nobody in the world better at being you than you. So, that’s what you need to do.’ And he’s exactly right.” Listen for Ash to be Featured on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio starting Sunday.