Country Music Greats Radio Show

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The Country Music Greats Radio Show is a syndicated radio program recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. The show began in 2003 and has steadily grown, covering the United States with nearly 200 affiliate stations. The Country Music Greats Radio Show is hosted by Grand Ole Opry legend Jim Ed Brown. Brown’s 50 plus years in the music business provides inside knowledge and first-hand accounts of the legends of country music.


The Country Music Greats Radio Show is a weekly program that consists of two one-hour segments dedicated to the particular artist or theme of the week. In addition to the weekly one-hour programs, the Country Music Greats Radio Show features the daily Country Music Greats Radio Minute vignette.

Music on the show spans from the 1940s through early 1990s.

The show also contains thousands of hours of archival interview tapes, which provides content for the show. The Country Music Greats Radio Show also frequently features new interviews conducted by Jim Ed Brown. Artists who have interviewed with the show include Charley Pride, Bill Anderson, Charlie Louvin, Steve Wariner, Lynn Anderson, David Frizzell, Claude King, and Randy Travis.


James Edward Brown's career as a country singer has lasted since the 1950s and evolved successfully as a trio, solo, and as a duet artist. He found stardom in the late 1950s as part The Browns, which consisted of Jim Ed and his sister’s Maxine and Bonnie. The Browns’ hit "The Three Bells" holds the distinction of being the first song to ever simultaneously sit in the number one spot for the country, pop and the R+B charts. After the success of The Browns, Jim Ed went solo in the 1960s and continued to record hits such as "Pop a Top" and "Morning". Starting in the mid-1970s Brown began finding himself at the top of the charts with his duet partner, Helen Cornelius. Brown's career would continue to expand as he became the host for several successful television shows such as The Country Place, Nashville On the Road, Going Our Way, and You Can Be A Star.

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