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Posted by Joey D On November - 18th - 2009

Join Joey D every weekday at 3:18 for the latest Country News Swirling around the Country World. Whether it be artists, albums, movies or family news. If it has to do with country, Joey D has you covered daily at 3:18.

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Posted by JoeyD On November - 17th - 2009

Join Joey D for Twitter Tuesday every Tuesday on WJPD at 3:50 PM. Find out what is going on in the Country Music Twittersphere, get up-to-date on the latest Country Music artist joining twitter and find out the Tweet of the Week, every Tuesday at 4:50 on Big Country.

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Posted by JoeyD On November - 16 - 2009

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NFL Four Pack

Posted by JoeyD On November - 20th - 2009

Phillip Rivers and the Chargers are on a four game winning streak as they take on division foe Denver. Who Will win? Check out JoeyD's Predictions on Saturday.


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Just a few years ago, the NBC Network launched Nashville Star to find the best talent in country music. Six Seasons later the show, which originally aired on USA has made the big move to NBC. Host Billy Ray Cyrus has tried to give it just a bit of flavor, and it rivals the Fox hit 'American Idol'. But has it produced just as many if not less contributing artists to the genre of country music as the Ryan Seacrest hosted hit. 

Going into the ninth season of American Idol, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Adbul have ripped, loved and criticized the likes of Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Josh Gracin, and Bucky Covington. 

The revolving judges of Nashville Star found Miranda Lambert and Buddy Jewel in the first season. Beyond Chris Young and Lambert, talent hasn't really transitioned to the FM airwaves. Meanwhile,  Carrie Underwood has top the charts continuously since her days on Idol. Kellie Pickler has one of the hottest out in 'The Best Days of Your Life." Bucky Covington made the rounds after his stint on idol, giving him more instant familiarity.  According to Randy Goodman, Of Lyric Street Records, Covington has had the advantage press wise, simply because of his appearance on American Idol. 

"I'm not getting anywhere near the same kind of spin on (new Lyric label mates) Trent Tomlinson and Sarah Buxton that I am on Bucky Covington. I mean, Larry King Live, twice in the life of his single before we drop the album? That's unheard of. He's going to be on (Jimmy) Kimmel, he was on Good Morning America. All because of American Idol."

As we go into season number nine, It will be interesting to see what else can come to the game of country music.  Nashville Star will have to turn it up a notch to stay in the game.  

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