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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

John Heffron in-studio with Pat, Julie and Tom

Love Thy Neighbor? For Comedian John Heffron, That’s a Bit of a Challenge

John Heffron has always been one of our favorite comedians–and one of our favorite comedians to interview. Maybe it’s his background in radio–he produced Danny Bonaduce’s radio show years ago (yes, THAT Danny Bonaduce) but [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/18/2014

Jon Pardi rockin' it at last year's KNCI Country in the Park

Jon Pardi Reacts to How Well His Album Is Selling

Dixon’s own Jon Pardi is keeping some pretty impressive company these days, joining Dierks Bentley, David Nail, Sara Evans, Eric Church on a recent list of the top five best-selling country albums so far of [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/17/2014

Thomas Rhett (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Thomas Rhett Is A Daddy’s Boy

“Me and dad are very close. But we are the weirdest father/son that you ever met.” That’s how Thomas Rhett describes his relationship with dad, Rhett Akins. Rhett (born Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr.) sat down [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/15/2014

Chase Rice (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Chase Rice says Take it or Leave it: “Bro Country” is his Kind of Country

As a college football linebacker for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chase Rice left a lot of marks on opposing players. Now, he’s leaving his mark on country music. Chase is one of [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/09/2014

(Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Brett Eldredge Gets Piggy With It

Sometimes, if something seems impossible, people will say “it’ll happen when pigs fly.”  Early in his career, Brett Eldredge may have thought that a time or two about a successful music career as he performed [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/08/2014

Gary Allan at the KNCI table for 2014 ACM awards broadcast (Photo Courtesy of Tom Mailey)

Gary Allan Does Not Want Your Opinion

Gary Allan has always been a bit of a country music outsider. Maybe it’s his west coast roots, some sort of independent surfer-dude streak (he keeps several boards at the home of a buddy in [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/07/2014

Brantley Gilbert

Whether Plunging Into An Icy River or Gambling, Brantley Gilbert Gets Soaked

For a guy who lost, um, his backside at the roulette wheel the night before, Brantley Gilbert was in a surprisingly great mood when he sat down at KNCI’s table during ACM week. Hear how [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/06/2014

Photo Courtesy of KNCI's Tom Mailey

Kix, Luke and Blake Talk About Merle

Country legend Merle Haggard will be honored tonight at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The Bakersfield native, who now makes his home near Lake Shasta in Northern California, has influenced generations of musical artists [...]

New Country 105.1 KNCI–04/06/2014