106.1 The Sound/Posts tagged "Country"

John Denver is 106.1 The Sound

Born Henry Deutchendorf in Roswell, New Mexico, this Sound artist is hard to classify - touching on pop, folk and country.  Breaking into the business as a folk singer, his first big hit - Leaving On A Jet Plane - went #1 with Peter, Paul...

Kenny Rogers is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist led several successful groups before going solo in the mid-70's.  Known first as a folk singer, then a country crooner, he struck mainstream gold with Dolly Parton on 1984's Islands In The Stream, which was written by The Bee Gees.  His Beverley...

Firefall is 106.1 The Sound

[caption id="attachment_7867" align="alignright" width="300"] Firefall in Yosemite National Park[/caption] This American Country Rock Band was formed in Boulder, Colorado. Their biggest hit, "Just Remember I Love You", is NOT a love song, but an homage to those who are depressed and hopeless. The band took its...

Gordon Lightfoot is 106.1 The Sound

This Canadian Soft Rockers helped define the folk-pop sound of the 70's.  His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to John Mellencamp.  He's known as Canada's Best Songwriter.  Ironically, his longest and perhaps more memorable song, 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald',...

Kenny Rogers is 106.1 The Sound

Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas, being the 4th of 8 children.  He caught the music bug after winning a talent show at the age of 11.  He played in psychedelic bands before settling on a folk career in the 60's with The New...