Tom Mailey

Blake Shelton took something from Kevin Sharp (and Kevin wasn't happy about it!)

A “Sharp” Exchange With (A Young) Blake Shelton

Kevin Sharp’s passing this week at the age of just 43 has left a big hole in the lives of the people who knew and loved him. And one of the things we’ll miss most [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/22/2014

Kevin Sharp

Remembering Kevin Sharp

We were saddened to learn late last night that our friend, Kevin Sharp, passed away in Sacramento. He was only 43. Kevin had been suffering for some time from Celiac disease, and a surgery to [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/20/2014

Hey Blake, do you know where your phone is right now?  (Photo by  Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Blake Shelton’s Twitter Hacked…By Adam Levine

Followers of Blake Shelton on Twitter may have noticed a series of strange Tweets coming from Blake’s account prior to the season six premiere of The Voice. Tweets like “#voicefact: I can count to purple” [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–02/25/2014

Three of these guys know which camera to look at.  Two do not.

Rascal Flatts Cue Up Next Stage of Career with Rewind

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus was ready with an answer when KNCI’s Pat and Tom show asked what drew him to “Rewind,” the band’s latest single that was written by Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano and Eric [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/21/2014

Stephen Barker Liles (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

KNCI Exclusive: Stephen Barker Liles and What Really Happened with Trace Adkins on that Country Cruise

What really happened with Trace Adkins on the cruise ship? No punches were thrown. There was, however, a confrontation. According to Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles, who happened to witness that whole recent Caribbean [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/16/2014

Jon Pardi at Country in the Park last summer

KNCI Influences Jon Pardi’s New Album..?

Jon Pardi’s debut CD, Write You a Song, is notable for its stone cold country feel. Echoing the Bakersfield sound if Buck Owens had been all jacked up on Red Bull, there’s no chance Jon [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/14/2014

Jon Pardi's mom Shelli introducing her son at his sold out show at Toby's

Jon Pardi Scratches the Surface for Motivation

For Jon Pardi, inspiration is always close by. It’s on his guitar. Literally. That’s because, according to his mom, Shellie Pardi-Harrington, after a particularly difficult show one night the 28-year-old from Dixon, California wrote himself [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–01/13/2014

Allison Janney (Photo by  Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Image)

Allison Janney Thrives

“Kaiser-Permanente. Thrive.” Since 2006 we’ve heard those words on countless radio commercials. But what about the actress who voices them? “I’ve never heard them” Allison Janney told KNCI’s Pat and Tom. “I’m never in the [...]


Keith Urban, not regretting that he chose music over being a radio DJ

New Video Of A Young Keith Urban

He knows what it’s like. Keith Urban has said on many occasions that one of the things he likes best about being a judge on American Idol (new season premiere: January 11th on Fox) is [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–12/20/2013

(Kim Stein Photography Country in the Park)

Come Party with Pardi!

2013 was a good year for Dixon’s Jon Pardi.  His “Missin’ You Crazy” cracked the top thirty, and “Up All Night,” his second single, has reached the top 20 and is still rising.  So he [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–12/17/2013