Dick and Danna went on a 7 day cruise (Freedom of the Seas) with Country’s Family Reunion and Larry’s Country Diner, two of the most popular country shows on RFD-TV. We have interviewed 12 different people on the cruise and we are bringing this to you on our show for the next several weeks.
MIKE JOHNSON is a Nashville session steel guitarist and is The Academy of Country Music Steel Player of the Year for 2013. He has been nominated, the past 10 years, in a row. The first year he recorded with Faith Hill and Brad Paisley. He has since played on records with artists such as; Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, Darryl Worley, Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Big and Rich, Randy Owens, Jewel, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan, BJ Thomas, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Jeff Bates, Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Rodney Atkins, Justin Moore, Jessica Simpson, Shedaisy, Blake Shelton, Deep Purple, America, Aerosmith and many others. He played on the Daryle Singletary album “That’s Why I Sing This Way”, which included guests like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakum, and the very last recording of Johnny Paycheck. Brad Paisley’s “Part Two” album included a guest appearance by Buck Owens. Mike played steel on “The Louvin Brothers Tribute Album” entitled “Livin’ Lovin’ Losin” for Universal South Records. It includes such artists as Vince Gill, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Terri Clark, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Rhonda Vincent. Since 1997, Mike has been the Music Director & Steel Guitarist for the RFD TV show, COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION.
HANK SINGER has compiled an impressive list of credits with other top artists on stage and in the studio. He’s become a first-call Nashville session player and sideman, touring and recording with Ray Price, Alan Jackson, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Gatlin Brothers, Ricky Van Shelton, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Hank Williams, Jr., Tracy Lawrence, Roy Clark, Michael Martin Murphey, Suzy Bogguss, Gary Allan, Billy Bob Thornton, Tanya Tucker, Lee Ann Womack, George Jones, Miranda Lambert, and Brooks & Dunn. Back in his native Texas, no less an authority than Johnny Bush acknowledges Hank as the best honky-tonk fiddler of the day, in the tradition of greats like Johnny Gimble, Buddy Spicher, Andy Stein, and Vassar Clements.
You can purchase Hank’s new CD on his Website http://www.hanksinger.com
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