The Big JD's Good Morning Show
Friday, May 18th, 2018
Good morning! It's the Friday of a long weekend so you know people are a little extra excited today. We had a whole lot of fun on the Olds Institute Good Morning Show today and a big congrats goes out to Shirley, our Country Thunder VIP qualifier this morning. We'll be taking qualifiers for the rest of the month so you still have a few weeks to get in the draw for a two VIP weekend passes to Country Thunder and a meet-and-greet with Toby Keith. Today's Flashback Friday took us back to 1955. That was the year George Jones, Johnny Cash and Elvis all hit the charts for the first time. Montreal broke out in riots when Maurice Richard was suspended that year and a shocker in Hollywood when 24-year-old movie star James Dean died in a car accident. That year was dominated by one man on the country charts. Here's Webb Pierce with his #1 hit from that summer.
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Good morning! What a show last night! Michelle Wright was absolutely incredible and we had great time chatting with her prior to the show with our contest winner, Elaine. As for today, we got Randy one step closer to Country Thunder. He was our VIP qualifier. You'll still have plenty of chances to qualify so keep listening for your opportunity. Today also marks a great day in country music history. It was on this day in 1967 that Glen Campbell walked into a recording studio and recorded "Gentle On My Mind". The song would win multiple Grammys and be one of Glen's favourite tunes. Here he is playing it with the song's writer, John Hartford.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Good morning! It's Grand Olds Opry Day! We are thrilled to present, along with the Olds Kiwanis Performing Arts Society, the Grand Olds Opry, tonight at 7:30 pm at the Trans-Canada Theatre. We've got a great line-up of talent ready to rock the stage including Denis Dufresne, Nolan Ray, Don Jorgenson and Friends, former CKfm Star Search winner Dustin Farr and the headliner, Canadian Country Music Hall Of Famer, Michelle Wright! It's going to be a fun night and I hope to see you there. Congrats goes out to today's Country Thunder VIP qualifier, Dave! Make sure you keep your ears peeled for your chance to qualify. Someone is going to win VIP passes to Country Thunder this summer and a meet-and-greet with Toby Keith! In the meantime, let's look at this day in country music history. On this day in 1985, Alabama hit #1 on the country album charts with "40 Hour Week". That album had three #1 singles on it, including the title track. Here's a blast from the past, Alabama performing that classic at Farm Aid in 1985!
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Good morning! Congrats go out to today's Country Thunder VIP qualifier, Lois! Make sure you're listening because you do not want to miss your chance to qualify. Think about it. VIP weekend passes to Country Thunder and a meet-and-greet with one of the headliners. You gotta be there! Today is a big day in country music history. It's birthday #76 for K.T. Oslin and it was on this day 100 years ago that the legendary Eddy Arnold was born. Miss Oslin also provided the inspiration for today's Top 5 Tuesday video. We take a look at the top 80's Ladies, the women who dominated the charts from 1980 to 1989. Who do you think had the most #1 hits in the decade?
Top 5 Tuesday: 80’s LadiesPosted by Jeff Dyck on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Monday, May 14th, 2018
Goooooooood Moooooorning! It is good to be back in the captain's chair today. I spent the last ten days in the beautiful province of Manitoba, experiencing Whiteout conditions as we watched the Jets advance to the Western Conference finals! It's great to be back though and we got things off to a great start today. Congrats to Bonnie who won two tickets to see Michelle Wright on Wednesday at the Grand Olds Opry. Congrats also go out to Clarence this morning. He qualified for our Country Thunder VIP Experience giveaway. We'll be taking qualifiers over the next few weeks and someone is going to win passes to Country Thunder in August along with a VIP Experience and Meet & Greet with one of the headliners. Make sure you're listening to qualify. Also, here's your Make You Smile Monday Song Of The Day. Get your toes tappin' with Mary Chapin Carpenter.