Alan landed his first radio job at age 15, and made waves breaking Texas music at 99.5 The Wolf in Dallas, helping the station earn the designation as the #1 country station in America at the time. He has received numerous national awards including “DJ of the Year” from Country Radio Broadcasters, the Academy of Country Music’s 2010 and 2013 “National On-Air Personality of the Year” and Radio and Records “Music Director of the Year” five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well. Cody is a regular columnist for Country Weekly magazine, and has been a contributor on E! News, CNN, HLN, Anderson Cooper Live and in People Country. Follow him on Twitter @CMTCody
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Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kix Brooks was influenced by a variety of regional
musical styles ranging from Cajun to Blues to Jazz to Country.
Brooks began performing at age 12, then continued performing in clubs and at other venues
throughout high school. He also began writing songs at that time. Eventually he landed in
Nashville, where he joined Tree Publishing Company. Shortly thereafter, artists like the Nitty
Gritty Dirt Band, John Conlee and Highway 101 all scored #1’s with Brooks’ songs.
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Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase have hosted successful radio and television programs together on a continuous basis for more than 25 years and are one of the longest running broadcast duos in the Country music industry. Together they host The Crook & Chase Countdown, a radio program nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. Each week, the Nashville-based duo counts down the top thirty Country music songs as they welcome the biggest stars in the industry. The four-hour program, which is available for air between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET, is currently heard on nearly 200 stations across the U.S.
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