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Steel Magnolia’s First Airplay Prompted a Midnight Dance Party

Steel Magnolia remember the first time they heard themselves on the radio.

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Crystal Gayle: Hearing Myself on the Radio for the First Time Was ‘a Huge Thrill’

Crystal Gayle remembers hearing herself on the radio for the first time.

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Taylor Swift Grand Ole Opry debut
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First Time Stories: Taylor Swift and Her Friends Sat in Her Car to Hear ‘Tim McGraw’

Taylor Swift remembers hearing herself on the radio for the first time.

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Phil Vassar Remembers His First Time

Phil Vassar has had a prolific career in country music, both as a songwriter and artist. Phil's songs have been recorded by some of Nashville's biggest stars (Tim McGraw, 'My Next 30 Years'; Collin Raye, 'Little Red Rodeo'; Jo Dee Messina, 'Bye Bye; Diamond Rio, 'I'm Already Gone'; and Alan Jackson, 'Right on the Money,' just to name a few)...

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Collin Raye Remembers His First Time

Between 1991 and 2007, Collin Raye charted 30 singles on the country charts. His No. 1 singles include 'Love, Me,' 'In This Life,' 'My Kind of Girl,' and 'I Can Still Feel You...

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Little Jimmy Dickens Remembers His First Time

Before Roger Miller, before Ray Stevens or Brad Paisley, Little Jimmy Dickens -- who celebrated his 90th birthday on Dec. 19 -- was the king of novelty songs...

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Jaron & the Long Road to Love Remembers His First Time

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When twin brothers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein first came on the pop rock music scene circa 1994, they had their work cut out for them, as any new artists do...

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Garth Brooks Remembers His First Time

Garth Brooks is truly a living legend. Besides being named the ACM's Artist of the Decade for the 1990s, Garth has collected two Grammys, five World Music Awards, 10 People's Choice Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 16 American Music Awards, 18 ACM Awards, and 24 Billboard Music Awards...

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The Band Perry Remember Their First Time

Neil, Kimberly and Perry Reid, known collectively as the Band Perry, have been on the road for 12 years carving a niche for themselves in country music...

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Kix Brooks Remembers His First Time

Kix Brooks pursued a solo career in country music before teaming up with another solo artist, Ronnie Dunn, in the early 1990s. That turned out to be a fantastic career move for both artists, as Brooks & Dunn's 20-year career produced more than 50 hit singles, 20 of which went to No. 1....

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