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Thomas Rhett’s Biggest Challenge Recording Crash And Burn

Thomas Rhett says his latest single, Crash and Burn, is “the hardest song” that he sings. Talking to Pat backstage prior to his concert Friday night at Toyota Amphitheater, Rhett said the song was “challenging” from […]

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DALLAS, TX - APRIL 06:  Musician Pat Green performs onstage at the Capital One JamFest during the NCAA March Madness Music Festival - Day 3 at Reunion Park on April 6, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)

Check Out the Song That Made Carrie Underwood Cry

In several recent interviews (including one with us) Carrie Underwood has talked about a song her husband played for her that made her break down. That song is Pat Green’s While I Was Away–a beautiful […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/27/2015

Who knew the potential of this device would include listing the nine best times it was OK to hate Justin Bieber? (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Eight Reasons Internet Lists Suck

Hey, internet list makers. Enough! Every time I log on there’s a link to another list: “26 underrated shows you aren’t watching right now“…”15 struggles of being clueless in the kitchen“…”23 times Andre 3000’s style […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/27/2015

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Tyler Hubbard Helps Us, um, “Cruise” Back To the 90s

Tyler Hubbard of Florida-Georgia Line checked in with us this week and while he is half of one of the hottest bands in country music today, the interview unexpectedly took us back to one of the hottest bands […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/26/2015

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How A Friend’s NON-Smoking Smoke Breaks Helped Inspire Carrie’s Latest Hit

Pat and I had the chance to speak to Carrie Underwood this week about her new single Smoke Break and loved the story behind it. The inspiration, she told us, came after she and her […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/25/2015

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Dierks Bentley Talks Kids, Music, And His Pre-Show Drink Regimen

Dierks Bentley toured most of the summer with his family in tow. But now that school is back in session for six year old Jordan, he and sister Evelyn, 4 and little brother Knox, 1 […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/24/2015

Sharing a laugh with Kip Moore in KNCI's Bud Light Lounge last year

Kip Moore: Braveheart Inspired Cover Art For Latest Album

Kip Moore’s latest album is, essentially, his second 2nd album. See, he was supposed to release a 2nd album a year ago, but when its lead single (“Dirt Road”) was met with a lukewarm reception, […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/20/2015

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Watch: How Keith Urban Created His Latest Hit

You’re a fan of music, of course. But if you’re interested at all of how a song gets made, watch this video posted by Country Weekly that was shot as Keith Urban was trying to […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/19/2015

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Watch A Very Young Thomas Rhett Sings 3rd Rock From The Sun With His Dad

When talk turns to who will be country music’s “next big thing”, Thomas Rhett is always at the top of the discussion. Since his debut in 2012 with “Somethin to Do With My Hands” and […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/18/2015

Dierks Bentley and Daughter backstage in 2011. She now tours with dad on the road with her sister and brother, too (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Dierks Bentley’s Kids Are “Little Heathens” (And He Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way)

When Dierks Bentley rolls into Toyota Amphitheater Saturday night, August 22nd, he won’t be alone. Oh sure, his band is with him, and his tour mates, Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith. But […]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–08/14/2015