Country Aircheck Weekly (7/9)

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"People will comment how brilliant it was and my response is, 'No, we were desperate.'"





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» Tail As Old As Time: "The initial reaction was shock and horror." That's former KPLX "The Wolf"'/Dallas PD Brian Philips on a now iconic rebranding that took place 20 years ago this month. "We got ripped apart by Mario Tarradell at the Dallas Morning News, who suggested the station was so bad it had to be a stunt," Philips says. "He thought it was a smokescreen." Last week's part one (click here) detailed Susquehanna's big bet. Monday's issue looks at the people and relationships that made The Wolf launch one for the ages. Don't miss it.


» The Eh Team: The 2018 Canadian Country Music Awardnominees include Lindsay Ell (Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year), High Valley (Fans' Choice Award, Group or Duo of the Year), James Barker Band (Fans' Choice Award, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year), Shania Twain (Fans' Choice Award, Generation Award recipient) and Tenille Arts (Interactive Artist or Group of the Year). Twain hosts the CCMAs Sept. 9 in Hamilton, ON. Full list of nominees here.


» And Us Say Hi:Songwriters Corey Crowder, Chris DeStefano and Jimmy Yeary have been elected to the NSAI Board. Re-elected members include Tony Arata, Steve Bogard (board President), Jeff Cohen, Ben Glover, Connie Harrington, Byron Hill, Liz Rose and Jenn Schott. See the full board list here.