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JD Cannon

JD Cannon mourns Merle Haggard: I can’t explain the empty feeling in my heart right now. Merle Haggard is gone. One of my all time favorite country singers. There might be nothing I looked forward to more than a Merle Haggard show. I remember a time at the Indiana State Fair...
One of the coolest parts of my job is meeting and enjoying new talent when they come to visit. I always say that anyone who walks through our door is three minutes away from being the next Luke Bryan. That three minutes being a monster hit song. You just never know! Recently a...
I've got some fond memories of my years at the Indiana State Fair. Garth, George, Reba, Merle, and Willie shows for instance. But my favorite things at the State Fair are the good eats! Come on, now how can anyone resist those deep fried delights? Through the years Oreos, cheese...
With George Strait retired and on the bench, what country music needs is a new traditional country hero! That's my take on the situation, and Easton Corbin is just the artist to do that. Somehow he manages to remain true to his traditional country roots and still bring a fresh "...
Pageant Material—the title of the award winning Kacey Musgraves latest album project, one of two from the Mercury Nashville label that arrived in stores recently. If you love Kacey Musgraves, this collection will not disappoint. Pageant Material (including the title cut,...
Carrie Underwood co-hosts Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton. Carrie and Lon will chat about motherhood, new music and more babies. Catch Country Countdown USA Saturday morning from 7-10 on Counttry 97-1 Hank FM.
Okay, it's not American Idol, The Voice, or Who's Got Talent! It is a whole lot of fun on a Friday night and a way to support local bands in Central Indiana . It's the summer tradition, Battle of The Bands presented by Jim Beam at the 8 Seconds Saloon. Preliminaries began last...
If you know me, well you know I'm not the most tech savy guy. That given though I love to talk country music and what's happening around the area. That will be my goal with this opportunity to blog! You have something you think you'd like to hear about, then let me know! Thanks...