Country Legends Roadhouse
A three hour journey back to the honky tonks and saloons of country music's long and glorious history. Back to twin fiddles and steel guitars when Gilley's was King and The Opry was queen. Back to the Hayrides and Road Shows and Dance Halls. Remember when it used to be called "Country and Western" music? We even get a little Texas and Oklahoma swing in there for you too. So tune in for Country Legends Roadhouse - currently brought to you on 92.5FM The Bear by Cash Liquidations of Forsyth!!!
About the Show
Country Legends Roadhouse features more than just great Legendary Country Artists and songs. Each week we explore a Feature Year and a Feature Artist, with the stories behind the songs, from record producers and engineers, to songwriters and session musicians. We also explore the biographical information on our Feature Artist from history and discography to awards and hits, even their current touring schedule (if the artist is still active - you'll be surprised how many are!!).
Country Legends Roadhouse also has specific features you won't find anywhere else!
- An "Up In The Hayloft" song (self-explanatory!)
- A "Dig a Little Deeper Double-Play" - two songs back-to-back from a Country Legend - one major hit, then one that might not have gotten quite as much airplay back in the day, but certainly just as good!
- Country Music News from the Past (from our Feature Year)
- Artist Interviews
- and much, much more!
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Country Legends Roadhouse wants to hear from you - who's your favorite Country Legend? Have a song you're just dying to find out the story behind? Make an email request!
About the Legends Master
Shawn Cleaves grew up on a farm in southwestern Ohio, where driving tractors and shoveling manure (a process that has since come to be known by the somewhat-less-descript moniker 'mucking') was almost always accompanied by country radio. As a farm kid, Shawn found it easy to relate to the lyrics and harmonies of Country Music, even (with apologies to Barbara Mandrell), "When Country Wasn't Cool."
I love bringing up old memories and old feelings and having someone call or email me to tell me that, "Oh, man - I forgot all about that song!"
Shawn was largely influenced by his mother's passion for Country Music, and grew up listening to what the industry is now calling "The Legends." So when the opportunity arose to work on a Radio show featuring nothing but, he jumped onboard. "So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive," he says, "and I'm having a blast putting each show together, despite the fact that it's a lot of work digging up all the facts and figures about which song was what chart number in 1968, and who wrote what about whom for what’s-his-name to sing. I love bringing up old memories and old feelings and having someone call or email me to tell me that, "Oh, man - I forgot all about that song" or "Wow, I haven't heard that song in forever - it was my favorite when I was in high-school!" And I love finding out that there are listeners out there who are as passionate about country music - and country legends - as I am.
And as Mom was."