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Garth Brooks Drops Two New Songs Off Upcoming Album

Posted on: May 13th, 2020 by Big Moose

Garth Brooks has been promising a new album for well over a year. But even though the project titled ‘Fun’ is not quite ready yet, Brooks dropped two more tracks late Monday night from the project via Amazon Music.

On Monday night, May 11th, another episode of his weekly Facebook show aired. Titled Inside Studio G, Brooks said he didn’t feel right releasing the album in the middle of the pandemic. “I don’t want to be the guy that tries to do something in the midst where everybody is hurting,” Brooks said. “The album’s ready to go. It’s just how do you get out and promote and be happy and jolly while everybody’s out there fighting for their lives not only physically, but fighting for their lives financially.”

 

The two new tracks join previously available songs from Fun, “All Day Long,” “Stronger Than Me” and “Dive Bar,” a duet with Blake Shelton.

Like the title implies, “Party Gras” is an upbeat tune that instantly takes the listener to the Mardi Gras. “That’s What Cowboy’s Do” is a traditional country track that would sound right at home on a record by George Strait, Brooks’ hero.

Check out the two new tracks via Amazon Music.

Maren Morris’ ‘The Bones’ is Still #1

Posted on: May 13th, 2020 by Big Moose

Country star Maren Morris’ tack “The Bones” has aged very well. Considering that the track has stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks (and is still #1 on country charts), and The Rolling Stone Top 100 for 38, it has stayed current and hot for nearly a year past the song’s release.

“The Bones” was released as the second single for Morris’ second studio album, Girl. The country singer co-wrote the song with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, and it was produced by Greg Kurstin. “The Bones” was released digitally as a promotional single on February 22, 2019 and was later serviced to hot adult contemporary radio on May 20, 2019 as the first international single. A remix of the song with Irish singer Hozier was released on October 4, 2019.

 

Check out the lyrics and the official music video below.

We’re in the homestretch of the hard times
We took a hard left, but we’re alright
Yeah, life sure can try to put love through it, but
We built this right, so nothing’s ever gonna move it
When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter
Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter
Let it rain ’cause you and I remain the same
When there ain’t a crack in the foundation
Baby, I know any storm we’re facing
Will blow right over while we stay put
The house don’t fall when the bones are good
Call it dumb luck, but baby, you and I
Can’t even mess it up, although we both try
No, it don’t always go the way we planned it
But the wolves came and went and we’re still standing
When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter
Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter
Let it rain ’cause you and I remain the same
When there ain’t a crack in the foundation
Baby, I know any storm we’re facing
Will blow right over while we stay put
The house don’t fall when the bones are good
When the bones are good
Bones are good, the rest, the rest don’t matter (baby, it don’t really matter)
Paint could peel, the glass could shatter (oh, the glass, oh, the glass could shatter)
Bones are good, the rest, the rest don’t matter (ooh)
Paint could peel, the glass, the glass could shatter (yeah)
When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter
Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter
Let it rain (let it rain, let it rain)
‘Cause you and I remain the same (woo)
When there ain’t a crack in the foundation (woo)
Baby, I know any storm we’re facing
Will blow right over while we stay put
The house don’t fall when the bones are good
Yeah, ooh

 

Thomas Rhett with Big Moose – May 8, 2020

Posted on: May 9th, 2020 by brent

Luke Combs Livestream

Posted on: March 17th, 2020 by brent

Luke Combs is live

Cat Country 98.7 Selected for ACM Station of the Year 2020

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020 by brent

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES

NOMINEES FOR RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR THE

 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Tweet: Just announced! Radio Awards Nominees for the 55th@ACMawards

 ENCINO, CA (February 3, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing today Radio Awards nominees for the 55thACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, including WYCT-FM Pensacola (CatCountry 98.7).

The Radio Awards are given out during the annual Radio Winners Reception which will be held on Saturday, April 4 in Las Vegas, NV, the day prior to the ACM Awards® live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 7pm on WKRG. The full list of 55th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks.

55th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                                                  

  • KKNU-FMEugene, OR                              
  • KTHK-FMIdaho Falls, ID                          
  • WBYT-FMSouth Bend, IN                         
  • WPAP-FMPanama City, FL
  • WYCT-FMPensacola, FL  – WINNER

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM live CT/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

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Manna Hat 2019 – Winner is…

Posted on: December 13th, 2019 by brent


The 2019 Manna Hat is a beautiful Resistol – George Strait 7 3/8ths

Congrats to Kevin from Navarre… Thank you for the winning bid of $1300 for Manna Food Pantries

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 9,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 23,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believes that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Thank you to Pensacola Boot Store for generously providing the 2019 Manna Hat.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Signatures.

Bid Here

Artist
Date/Location
Location on the Hat
Raelynn
January 11 – Pensacola Bay Center
Left Rear Bill
Granger Smith January 11 – Pensacola Bay Center Front Bill
Kane Brown January 11 – Pensacola Bay Center Left Bill
Carlton Anderson January 17 – Vinyl Rear Bill
Aaron Watson January 17 – Vinyl Rear Bill
Old Dominion March 7 – Pensacola Bay Center Right Side Stack
Mitchell Tenpenny March 7 – Pensacola Bay Center Right Side Bill
Jordan Davis March 7 – Pensacola Bay Center Right Side Bill
Chris Lane March 8 – Sandshaker, Pensacola Beach Left Front Bill
Jameson Rogers March 9 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Rear Bill
Lanco March 9 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Left Side Bill
Luke Combs March 9 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Front Bill
Zac Brown March 10 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Left Dimple
Parmalee March 15 – Flounders, Pensacola Beach Front Stack
Michael Ray March 24 – Spring Jam – Navarre Beach Rear Stack
Jimmie Allen March 24 – Spring Jam – Navarre Beach Left Bill
Everette March 24 – Spring Jam – Navarre Beach Right Bill
Chloe Channell March 24 – Spring Jam – Navarre Beach Right Dimple
Kenny Chesney April 27 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Front Right Stack
David Lee Murphy April 27 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Front Left Stack
Chase Rice May 3 – The Gulf, Okaloosa Island Rear Bill
Rodney Atkins May 10 – Flounders, Pensacola Beach Right Bill
Russell Dickerson May 25 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Rear Left Stack
Dustin Lynch May 25 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Left Side Stack
Thomas Rhett May 25 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Left Side Stack
Dierks Bentley June 15 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Top Dimple
Jon Pardi June 15 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Rear Bill
Tenille Towns June 15 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Rear Right Stack
Rascal Flatts July 5 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Front Bill
Luke Bryan July 20 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Top Dimple
Jon Langston July 20 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Front Bill
Cole Swindell July 20 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Front Bill
Little Big Town August 17 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Bottom Rear Bill
Midland August 17 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Botton Front Bill
Chris Lane August 22 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Left Front Bill
Riley Green August 22 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Rear Stack
Brad Paisley August 22 – The Wharf, Orange Beach Rear Stack
Scotty McCreery November 17 – Miracle on Palafox Bottom Right Side
Ryan Hurd November 17 – Miracle on Palafox Bottom Right Side
Riley Green November 17 – Miracle on Palafox Bottom Right Side
     

Carrie Underwood calls the CMA Station of the Year 2019

Posted on: October 12th, 2019 by brent

Carrie Underwood made the call to Brent and Candy to announce that Cat Country 98.7 had won the 2019 CMA Station of the Year!

CatCountry 98.7 named 2019 CMA Station of the Year

Pensacola’s locally-owned country radio station, CatCountry 98.7, has been named 2019 Radio Station of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA). Carrie Underwood called Brent and Candy to announce the win. This is the second time in three years Cat Country 98.7 has won the coveted CMA Station of the Year award.

CatCountry 98.7 personalities Brent & Candy were also nominated by the CMA for the 2018 Radio Personalities of the Year for The Cat Pak Morning Show. Brent & Candy’s CatPak Morning Show is “Live & Local” 5A to 10A Monday-Friday on CatCountry 98.7 and on www.CatCountry987.com.

The CMA Awards will air on WEAR ABC 3 on November 13th at 7pm. Brent and Candy will be broadcasting live from Nashville in the days leading up to the awards show.

Brent Lane says “This incredible honor and recognition from the Country Music Association is a direct reflection on our community. Cat Country 98.7 is so proudly locally owned and operated by Dave and Mary Hoxeng. To be recognized on a national level is a great and heartfelt honor we cherish on behalf of this community.”

Blanco Brown explains the origins of the Git Up

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by brent

Blanco Brown had a summer sensation with the Git Up… The Album drops now.

Rhett Akins – ACM Song Writer of the Decade

Posted on: September 17th, 2019 by brent

Luke Bryan hangs at Crab Island for the 4th

Posted on: July 5th, 2019 by brent

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