Thursday, 20 June 2024 17:52

It's downhill from here

I write this blog every year at this time. It is the OFFICIAL start of Summer...so that means one thing - the days are going to get shorter for the next six months :(.

I personally love a late night sunset. They can be so pretty, and it improves your mood having the sun out later in the day. If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's looking outside in January at 4:30 in the afternoon and it's already getting dark!

While it happens very slowly...I still find it sad to know that between now and for all intents and purposes...Christmas, we will see less and less daylight in the evening. All I can say is - enjoy it and the warmth while we have it!

Published in Eric Matthews
Wednesday, 10 July 2024 01:43

WYNN - Forgotten Jukebox SB- 85

Step That Step - Sawyer Brown - 1985 - (Album - Sawyer Brown)

Way back when, Sawyer Brown was the toast of the town.  They made a name for themselves by winning a national TV show named, Star Search.  It was a talent show of sorts, a precursor by many years to the reality TV music shows of today.  Sawyer Brown was a rockin' country band, before country bands were really a thing.  For many years Alabama was the only country band to have any real success.  But SB was young, with a very dynamic lead singer showman, with a killer bluesy voice named Mark Miller, and the band came to us from Apopka Florida.  They were fun to watch on stage and many felt after the National TV win, the would be on their way.  In truth, they had some decent success.  Up front, much -  then a long slump - then a strong resurgence in the 1990's when country caught fire.  This was their second song, and it went #1, after their first release, a song called Leona, that I loved, but only peaked at #16.  This though was a very popular song and a big hit.

Last Weeks Selection

 

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Published in Scott Wynn
Thursday, 20 June 2024 01:23

My Top Ten: Video Game Consoles

These hot days we've been having are keeping me indoors for the most part, and so I've been having some fun playing video games. There was never a point in my life that we didn't have some console or portable device for gaming, and I've had experience playing on a wide range of systems.

Exclusive game titles, graphics, controller feel, online connection, subscription costs, nostalgia, and so many more factors go into ordering this list. I'd say it was equally difficult to deciding upon my favorite video games, themselves. (My opinions have changed slightly since then, too.)

From the N.E.S. to the Switch and beyond, it's my top ten video game consoles!

10. Super Nintendo Entertainment System

9. Sega Genesis

8. Nintendo Game Cube

7. Sony PlayStation

6. Nintendo Entertainment System

5. Nintendo Switch

4. Microsoft Xbox One

3. Nintendo Wii

2. Microsoft Xbox 360

1. Sony PlayStation 2

There you have it. That's this week's top ten list; thanks for reading! 

Published in Joe Headley
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 18:26

We need your opinion again

Tonight during the New at 9, I will be playing Keep It or Kick It with Brian Kelley's song "Acres". I know we asked for your thoughts on this one last week, but we'd like to get a second read on it.

Catch up with you at 9:00 for Keep It or Kick it! You can vote via phone call or text on the Toth Buick GMC Text Line at 330-370-2000. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

See you at 9!

Published in Eric Matthews
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 16:16

Are You An Entrepreneur?

The Unique & In-Demand Job Series continues with Entrepreneurship... Start or Run an Existing Business!

 What will be next?

Published in Ben McKee
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 11:28

ACM Announces Special Honorees

Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Lainey Wilson and Trisha Yearwood will be among the honorees at the upcoming ACM Honors.

Lainey Wilson will receive two honors. The Milestone Award goes to an artist for unprecedented achievement in the prior calendar year. She'll also received the coveted Triple Crown for winning the ACM's New Female Artist, Female Artist and Entertainer of the Year awards. Only nine other artists have achieved this honor, and Lainey is the first solo female artist to be recognized for earning the wins within three years of each other.

Luke Bryan will receive the ACM's Lifting Lives Award, which recognizes industry professionals who have been devoted to serving and improving the lives of others through music.

Alan Jackson, along with Walt Aldridge, will receive the Poet's Award, which goes to a songwriter who is being honored for their outstanding lyrical contribution to country music throughout their career.

Trisha Yearwood and her longtime producer Tony Brown have been named ACM Icons. This award goes to individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the popularity of country music through various outlets, such as songwriting, performing, touring, film, television, literary works and philanthropy.

In addition to these awards, Chris Stapleton and songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon, who were named Artist-Songwriter of the Year and Songwriter of the Year at this year's ACM Awards, will be recognized along with other industry professionals.

The ACM Honors, hosted by Carly Pearce and Jordan Davis, will take place August 21st at the Ryman Auditorium.

Published in Cherise
Monday, 17 June 2024 11:12

Lainey Wilson Rolls On

Lainey Wilson was just at The Country Fest and The Rolling Stones were just at Cleveland Browns Stadium, now, they will be playing a show together! Even though Lainey is a small town country girl, the magnitude of this moment isn't lost on her. "I am getting to play a show with the Rolling Stones. Yeah, they gonna have to roll me up outta there because that is, that is absolutely insane. I got to see them, I think it was 2016 or 17 down here at the stadium. I can't believe I'm getting to share a stage with them. Mick Jagger is gonna show me some new moves."

Lainey will open for The Rolling Stones on June 30th at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Published in Cherise
Tuesday, 02 July 2024 01:30

WYNN - #24 - Lady - Kenny Rogers - 1980

This guy at one time was the #1 act in Country music, but had a huge universal appeal in all avenues of music.  While The Gambler was a gigantic hit, with its lyrics becomming part of our vernacular, this song was so big for him, it became his concert signature song.  He absolutley owns this song. It's sad to a degree, that we don't record songs this powerfully honest and caring much anymore.  Rogers was a Mega Star in every regard and benefited greatly by the pop country trend of the Urban Cowboy era.  In fact, he helped to define it.  (This song was even on the Urban Cowboy Soundtrack -Love The World Away) .  Everyone new Kenny Rogers and most liked him.  He was exceptionally likable and carried a large torch for us for years on TV, the movies and in pop culture.  This song was written by another Mega Star, Lionel Richie and this changed the direction of Roger's career.  Full disclosure, this is not one of my favorite Rogers singles, but it's hard to describe the enormity of this song.  It was #1 country and was on about every chart around the world in dozens of countries over the course of a couple years.  It charted on the A/C Charts at #1 for 6 weeks, where it was knocked off finally by John Lennon's, Starting Over.  It was on the Soul charts as well.  It became the first song of the 80's to chart on all four of Billboard's singles charts – country, Hot 100, adult contemporary and Soul.  It elevated Rogers career by a ton, and became a concert number that is now legendary.  It sold millions, introducing him and country music to millions of new fans.

Last Week #25

My Full Profile On Kenny Rogers

 

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Published in Scott Wynn
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 01:53

Don't Miss Out!

The Country Fest 2024 was amazing. We're still grinning from the experience, but if you weren't so fortunate as to have been there, don't worry! 

You can get a slice of that joy down at Clay's Resort Jellystone Park in about a month and a half for Neon Nights! We're already really looking forward to that, and if you want to avoid the FOMO on some awesome shows at a great location, let me make it easy on you and drop the link right here: The Neon Nights

We'll see you there in August! 

Published in Joe Headley
Tuesday, 18 June 2024 18:02

Fore!

Iiiittt's back! The WQMX Golf Outing is coming up again on Monday August 5th. Again this year we will be at Raintree Golf Center in Green. Get your foursome together now and get signed up. As always, we will feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner...there will be the raffle, and more! It is all to raise money for Tree of Lights to benefit NEOPAT. 

All the information you need and how to sign up can be found on our website - wqmx.com.

See you there!

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