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Friday, August 25, 2006

Americana Highway #88 - August 27, 2006

Hear that HEMI roar! Yes, we're back once again this week with more categories and more nominees in the 2006 Americana Highway HEMI Awards. This week you'll hear the nominees for Favorite Cover Song, Favorite Special Event Recording and Favorite Gospel Performance.


Don't forget you determine the winners by casting your votes either online in the HEMI Awards poll boxes on the right hand column of this sending an email listing your voting preferences to:

  • I Gotta Get Drunk by The Little Willies
  • Brand New Key by Robinella
  • Country Boy by Lost & Found
  • Dreaming by Amy Speace
  • A Legend In My Time by Johnny Cash
  • Jackson by Reagan Boggs & Scott Miller
  • She's Got You by Red Molly
  • Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Blaine Larsen
  • Ruanway Train by Darcy Lynne Ward
  • House Of The Rising Sun by Shawn Mullins
  • The Auctioneer by Steve Goodman
  • I Got A Woman by The Gibson Brothers
  • Constant Reminder by Jay Clark & Robinella
  • Old Glory by Toby Keith & Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Back In Love Again by Jerry Douglas & Alison Krauss
  • Politcally Uncorrect by Gretchen Wilson & Merle Haggard
  • Name On The Wall by Doug Spartz & Todd Fritsch
  • Being Me by The Grascals & Dierks Bentley
  • Turtle Dove by The Duhks
  • Jesus Built A Bridge To Heaven by Rhonda Vincent
  • He Goes To Church by Cherryholmes
  • Meet Me In Heaven Someday by Alecia Nugent (with Doyle Lawson)
  • Ain't No Grave by Crooked Still
  • I Can't Live A Day by The Crabb Family

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Americana Highway #87 - August 20, 2006

The 2006 Americana Highway HEMI Awards are full speed ahead...and this week we'll reveal the nominees in three more categories: Favorite Band or Duo, Favorite Song From A Movie and Favorite Local Song.
Join Jack Ryan and he showcases the nominees on this week's program. Then, be sure to come back to the website and cast your votes. Already we've received over 7,000 votes online and an additional 3,500 votes via email. And while in a few of the categories you've made it clear that you've got your run-away favorites, a few categories are very close. So remember to vote!
Here are the current category leaders...both online and email. Remember, the email totals will be kept secret until the winners are revealed on September 24, 2006 during our special broadcast to announce the winners. Gotta keep ya in suspense, right?
Favorite Future Female: Katy Bowser (Online) Darcy Lynne Ward (Email)
Favorite Future Male: Micheal O'Neill (Online) Jake Armerding (Email)
Favorite Future Band: Lou Reid & Carolina (Online) Blue Moon Rising (Email)
Favorite Female: Rhonda Vincent (Online) Rhonda Vincent (Email)
Favorite Male: Mike Dekle (Online) Mike Dekle (Email)
Favorite Band/Duo: Blue Moon Rising (Online) The Wreckers (Email)
Favorite Song From A Movie: Jackson (Online) Travelin' Thru (Email)
Favorite Local Song: Papaw Taught Me (Online) Papaw Taught Me (Email)

Here are the complete list of nominees of the categories showcased on the program this week - Favorite Band or Duo, Favorite Song From A Movie and Favorite Local Song.
  • Sit Down With Jesus by The Del McCoury Band
  • Want To by Sugarland
  • Ol' Cook Pot by The Duhks
  • Time by The Greencards
  • How Long by Cherryholmes
  • That Old Martin Box by Blue Moon Rising
  • Art Of Virtue by Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
  • Being Me by The Grascals (with Dierks Bentley)
  • I'm Just Here To Ride The Train by Mountain Heart
  • I Got A Woman by The Gibson Brothers
  • Always Never Enough by The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
  • My Oh My by The Wreckers
  • I'd Rather Be In Love With You by Susan Haynes
  • Travelin' Thru by Dolly Parton
  • Lost In The Lonesome Pines by Jim Lauderdale & Dr. Ralph Stanley
  • Put Your Head On My Shoulder by Blue Mother Tupelo
  • Jackson by Reese Witherspoon & Joaquin Phoenix
  • Jubilee by Alison Krauss
  • Papaw Taught Me by Blue Moon Rising
  • Say Ho by Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
  • Satisfied by Ashley Monroe
  • When I Get To Drinkin' by Jay Clark
  • Lessons Learned by Wildfire
  • Oh So Sexy by Robinella

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


"As a matter of fact, I do know Jack..." The brand new Americana Highway t-shirts have arrived! Proudly proclaim that yes indeed you do listen to the fastest-growing Bluegrass and Americana radio show in the world!
Like to win your very own Americana Highway t-shirt? Then simply send your name, address and t-shirt size (adult sizes small, medium, large or extra-large) to One entry per person per month. We'll randomly select a winner each month and send it out along with a great Americana or Bluegrass cd.
It's just our way of saying thanks for listening and supporting the show!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Americana Highway #86 - August 13, 2006

The 2006 Americana Highway HEMI Awards keep rollin' on and this week on the show Jack Ryan will showcase the nominees in both the Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Male Artist categories.


Remember that your vote determines the winners so make sure to cast your ballot online by checking your favorites in all of the categories in the section of this website on the far right hand side of the page. You can vote once every 24 hours, so make sure to come back and vote everyday. You can also email your votes by sending a message listing your choices for all of the categories to Again, you may cast email ballots once every 24 hours.


As of now, here are the online leaders:


Favorite Female Artist - Rhonda Vincent

Favorite Male Artist - Mike Dekle

Favorite Future Female Artist - Katy Bowser

Favorite Future Male Artist - Michael O'Neill

Favorite Future Band/Duo - Lou Reid & Carolina


However when you add in the email votes the leaders look a bit different:


Favorite Female Artist - Dolly Parton

Favorite Male Artist - Johnny Cash

Favorite Future Female Artist - Amy Speace

Favorite Future Male Artist - Gary Kyle

Favorite Future Band/Duo - Blue Moon Rising


All the races are very close and it will be very exciting to find out the winners come mid-September.

  • The Writing's On The Wall by Michelle Nixon
  • You've Still Got It by Alecia Nugent
  • Train Long Gone by Claire Lynch
  • Brand New Strings by Miranda Lambert
  • Whiskey Lullaby by Melonie Cannon
  • Oh So Sexy by Robinella
  • I'd Rather Be In Love With You by Susan Haynes
  • Heartbreaker's Alibi by Rhonda Vincent
  • It's Not You It's Me by Nora Jones
  • Satisfied by Ashley Monroe
  • If I Didn't Know Any Better by Alison Krauss
  • Travelin' Thru by Dolly Parton
  • Ridin' That Bluegrass Train by Sam Bush
  • Goin' Through Hell (Acoustic Version) by Rodney Atkins
  • Size Matters by Mike Dekle
  • Blue As You by Shawn Mullins
  • I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now by Johnny Cash
  • When I Get To Drinkin' by Jay Clark
  • Just As Dead As Today by Shawn Camp
  • Hillbilly Rock by Marty Stuart
  • Crazy Train by Ronnie Bowman
  • Say Ho by Scott Miller
  • Let's Call It A Life by Darrell Scott
  • Hurting Sure by John Cowan

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Americana Highway #85 - August 6, 2006

This week on The Americana Highway, Jack Ryan will be showcasing some of the nominees in the first three categories from the 2006 HEMI Awards. These artists represent the best of the best of the musicians in Bluegrass, Americana and Country music who may just be starting out...but no doubt will be big time before long.


Remember that you can cast your votes in either of two ways: You can vote online in the polls located on the right side of this website. Or you can send an email with your list of favorites to:


The winners will be announced and played back during a special "Winners" show to be broadcast sometime in mid-September.

  • Angels Cry by Tresa Jordan
  • No One Here By That Name by Donna Beasley
  • Whatever You Want by Vienna Teng
  • Never Been Sadder by Amy LaVere
  • Never Gonna Be Your Bride by Carrie Rodriguez
  • Step Out Of The Shade by Amy Speace
  • Trust The Rope by John Flynn
  • At The Gate by Blaine Larsen
  • Meet Me In The Morning by Drew Emmitt
  • Autumn Blues by Eric Hanke
  • Little Boy Blue by Jake Armerding
  • Who's Bad Now by Michael O'Neill
  • That's Livin' by One Mile South
  • This Old Martin Box by Blue Moon Rising
  • Things That You Know by The Wailin' Jennys
  • Leave The Pieces by The Wreckers
  • She's No Lady by Lonesome River Band
  • Long Day by The Bittersweets
  • One More Night by Elana James & The Continental Two
  • Rope Around My Heart by Doug & Telisha Williams
  • 2 Cool 2 Cry by The Ginn Sisters
  • Movin' Up by Fanny Grace
  • Tonight I'm Just Thinkin' About You by Edge City
  • I Feel Like A Dog by Blue Mother Tupelo

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

2006 Americana Highway HEMI AWARDS

They're here! It's time for the 2006 Americana Highway HEMI Awards! This is the way we have of finding out who you think are the best Americana, Bluegrass and Country artists! Each week on the show, Jack Ryan will highlight and showcase some of the nominees in each of the various categories. Then, you'll have a chance to vote for your favorites in each of the categories.
The first categories announced are: Future Female Artist, Future Male Artist and Future Band/Duo. For a complete list of the nominees in these categories, go to the panel to right of this section. There you will also have a chance to vote for your favorites. Online you are limited to one voting session per 24 hour period. But you may also cast a vote by sending the name of your favorite artists to:
You may vote right up until we announce the winners during a special edition of The Americana Highway in mid-September. You can also view a list of the current vote-getting leaders for the online portion of the voting process. We'll also periodically update you as to who is receiving the most votes via email.
Here are the leading vote-getters through emails sent to

Future Female Artist - Amy Speace
Future Male Artist - James Hand
Future Band/Duo - Chatham County Line
As you can see, the online leaders are this is going to prove to be a very interesting (and fun) competition. Tell your friends to vote...and be sure to listen to each show now through mid-September to hear some of the nominees who are making great music!

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