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Friday, April 28, 2006

Americana Highway - April 30, 2006

Got any requests? Good. Because this week on WIVK's Americana Highway it's all requests. Be listening as Jack Ryan plays nothing but requested bluegrass, Americana and country favorites - straight from the Americana Highway email inbox to the radio! More and more music fans from around the world are tuning in each week - either on terrestrial radio via the WIVK-FM signal at 107.7 fm out of Knoxville, Tennessee (which can be heard on a clear night in 8 states!) or - via the Internet through the "Listen Live" function at! This week you'll hear what Highway Heads in Las Vegas, Virginia, Indianapolis, Nashville, Illinois...and even SWEDEN are requesting. Plus, Jack will be playing some great music from Alecia Nugent, The Del McCoury Band, Lost & Found, Susan Haynes, Jay Clark, Robinella, The Biscuit Burners, Jeff Talmadge, Mike Dekle, Cherryholmes and many more! As always - and especially this week - if there's something you'd like to hear, just shoot Jack an email with your playlist wishlist and send it to:

  • Shut Up And Sing by Reynolds Robinson
  • Washington Island by Jeff Talmadge
  • Country Boy by Lost & Found
  • Leave The Pieces by The Wreckers
  • Bikinis & Beer by Mike Dekle
  • Drinkin' In My Sunday Dress by Susan Haynes
  • Find Love by Shawn Mullins
  • White Lighting by Robinella & The CC Stringband
  • Birmingham by The Del McCoury Band
  • You've Still Got It by Alecia Nugent (featuring Alison Krauss)
  • He Goes To Church by Cherryholmes
  • Crossroads Turnaround by G2 Bluegrass Band
  • When I Get To Drinkin' by Jay Clark
  • True by Sister South
  • Like A Melody by The Greencards
  • A Mountain Apart by The Biscuit Burners
  • 'Til You Fool Comes Home by James Hunter
  • That's Important To Me by Joey Martin
  • Into You by Spur 503
  • Scars by Jim Van Cleve (featuring Sonya Isaacs)

Friday, April 21, 2006

Americana Highway - April 23, 2006

It's Ladies Night on WIVK's Americana Highway and that means Jack Ryan will be playing nothing but the sweet sound of female voices from the Bluegrass, Americana and Country Music genres. As always if there's a song you'd like to hear on the show - this week or any week - just send Jack an email with your request and mail it to

And speaking of requests, next week on The Americana Highway it'll be requests and more requests as we turn the show's playlist over to you for another "All Request" special. If there's a Bluegrass, Americana or Country song you'd like to hear next week during this special broadcast, just blog us a comment here on the website...or send in your request via email to

  • Ain't What It Used To Be by Megan Mullins
  • Men & Mascara by Julie Roberts
  • Black Horse & The Cherry Tree by K.T. Tunstall
  • Satisfied by Ashley Monroe
  • It's Not You It's Me by The Little Willies (featuring Nora Jones)
  • I'd Rather Be In Love With You by Susan Haynes
  • White Train by Claire Lynch
  • Oh So Sexy by Robinella
  • Pretty Girl by Diana Jones
  • Breaking New Ground by Alecia Nugent
  • Pennies On The Railroad Track by Jessie Lee Miller
  • The Art Of Virtue by Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
  • That's Important To Me by Joey Martin
  • Who Knows by Danielle Howle
  • Leave The Pieces by The Wreckers
  • Again & Again by Jewel
  • Will If You Want Me To by Caroline Doctorow
  • New Strings by Miranda Lambert
  • Ode To Billy Joe by Gigi Dover & The Big Love
  • Travelin' Thru by Dolly Parton

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Highway Hits - April 2006

These are the most played cd's for the month of April on WIVK's Americana Highway with Jack Ryan:

Friday, April 14, 2006

Americana Highway - April 16, 2006

Happy Easter! This week on WIVK's Americana Highway we celebrate Easter Sunday with a show full of Americana, Bluegrass and Country Gospel music. Some of the artists who will be singing songs of Praise and Worship include Dolly Parton, Cherryholmes, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Del McCoury & Ronnie McCoury, Randy Travis, Alecia Nugent, Robinella, Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack and more. As always, if there is a song you'd like to hear Jack Ryan play on The Americana Highway, just send your request in an email and send it to:

  • Travelin' Thru by Dolly Parton
  • Since Jesus Came Into My Heart by Randy Travis
  • I Believe In Forever by Claire Lynch
  • I Can't Live A Day by The Crabb Family
  • I Know My Lord's Gonna Help Me On by The Fritts Family
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus by Alan Jackson
  • He Goes To Church by Cherryholmes
  • Meet Me In Heaven Someday by Alecia Nugent
  • Before I Go by Albert & Gage
  • Get Up In Jesus' Name by Lee Ann Womack
  • Living Prayer by Alison Krauss + Union Station
  • See You There by Joey Martin
  • My Lord Keeps A Record by Del McCoury & Ronnie McCoury
  • Amazing Grace by The Isaacs
  • Leave It There by John Cowan & Tony Rice
  • Press On by Robinella
  • He's Alive by Dolly Parton


Congratulations to Becky Sandberg of Knoxville, TN who is the winner of the free tickets to MerleFest 2006! Enjoy the music, Becky, and have fun in North Carolina!

For more information about this year's MerleFest Bluegrass and Americana music festival, check out the MerleFest website.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Americana Highway - April 9, 2006

It's MerleFest time! The biggest Bluegrass and Americana music festival in the world heads back to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina from April 27th through 30th. This week on WIVK's Americana Highway, Jack Ryan will be playing some of the artists who will be performing at MerleFest 2006! You'll also have a chance to email Jack and win tickets to this year's festival! For more information on MerleFest 2006 including ticket info, directions and a full schedule of all the artists performing this year, just click on the link below:

  • Back In Love Again by Jerry Douglas (with Alison Krauss)
  • Ridgeway Backroads by The Biscuit Burners
  • Rock Of Ages by The Duhks
  • When In Rome by Nickel Creek
  • Hold On by The Cottars
  • I Still Miss Someone by Darrell Scott (with Danny Thompson & Kenny Malone)
  • Kiss The Break Of Day by The Mammals
  • He Ain't Never Done Me Nothing But Good by The Isaacs
  • In Lieu Of Flowers by Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
  • This Is Us by Emmylou Harris (with Mark Knopfler)
  • Route 23 by Chatham County Line
  • She's Lookin' At Me by Jim Lauderdale (with Dr. Ralph Stanley)
  • I Hate It When That Happens To Me by John Prine
  • I'll Be Long Gone by Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Mourning Dove by The Grascals
  • Georgia Peaches by Larry Sparks (with Andy Griggs)
  • Wishful Thinking by The Ditty Bops

Don't forget, if you'd like a chance to win a pair of 4-Day General Admission tickets to MerleFest 2006, just email your name, address and phone number to


MerleFest 2006 - The world's largest Americana and Bluegrass Music Festival will be here before you know it - April 27-30! And WIVK's Americana Highway with Jack Ryan has your FREE tickets! Be listening on Sunday night, April 9th, for a chance to win a pair of 4-day passes to MerleFest 2006! These general admission passes will get you and a guest in to see all of the incredible artists performing over the course of the four days in Wilkesboro, NC. The campus of Wilkes Community College will be bursting with the sounds of:

  • Emmylou Harris
  • John Prine
  • The Duhks
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Larry Sparks
  • The Isaacs
  • Darrell Scott
  • Nickel Creek
  • Jerry Douglas
  • The Biscuit Burners
  • Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • The Mammals
  • Chatham County Line
  • The Grascals
  • And more!

To enter your name in the random drawing for the FREE MerleFest 2006 tickets, just send an email with your name, address and telephone number to The contest entry deadline is 1:00 am EST on Monday, April 10th. Winner will be notified and will also be announced on WIVK's Americana Highway on Sunday, April 16th.

Good luck and if you'd like to find out more concerning this year's MerleFest music festival and a complete performance line-up guide, checkout the MerleFest website!

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