Country Artist of the Week: Patty Loveless

(starsingers)
Date of Birth: January 4th, 1957
Hometown: Pikeville, Kentucky
Most Popular Album: On Your Way Home
Most Popular Song: "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?"
Quote: "Goodbyes are hard, but life is about changes."

Country Artist of the Week: EmmyLou Harris

(twitter)
Date of Birth: April 2nd, 1947
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Most Popular Album: Wrecking Ball
Most Popular Song: "Boulder to Birmingham"
Quote: "Normal is a cycle on a washing machine."

Country Artist of the Week: Patsy Montana

(nndb)
AKA Rubye Blevins
Date of Birth: October 30th, 1908
Hometown: Beaudry, Arkansas
Most Popular Album: The Cowboy's Sweetheart
Most Popular Song: "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"
Quote: "I had to write my own songs. No one knew how to write for a cowgirl."

Country Artist of the Week: Gene Autry

(latimes)
Date of Birth: September 29th, 1927 
Hometown: Grayson County, Texas
Most Popular Album: A Gene Autry Christmas
Most Popular Song: "At Mail Call Today"
Quote: "It occurs to me that music, with the possible exception of riding a bull, is the most uncertain way to make a living I know. In either case you can get bucked off, thrown, stepped on, trampled--if you get on at all. At best, it is a short and bumpy ride."

Country Artist of the Week: Jason Aldean

(countryweekly)

Birthday: February 28th, 1977 

Hometown: Macon, Georgia

Most Popular Album: My Kinda Party

Most Popular Song: "Big Green Tractor"

Quote: "I don't have much wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women, because they will burn you."

Country Artist of the Week: Ernest Tubb

(biography)
Date of Birth: February 9th, 1914
Hometown: Ellis County, Texas
Most Popular Album: Another Story
Most Popular Song: "Walking the Floor Over You"
Quote: "When you call me a hillbilly, you’d better smile!"

Country Artist of the Week: Lefty Frizzell

(honkytonk.boards)

AKA William Orville 
Date of Birth: March 31st, 1928
Hometown: Corsciana, Texas
Most Popular Album: Songs of Jimmie Rodgers 
Most Popular Song: "I Love You a Thousand Ways"
Quote: "Some people can't talk and express themselves; with me, expression comes in the form of a song, and it makes me very happy. So I'd lose my blues, hang on to what little I had, and it became a style."

Country Artist of the Week: Garth Brooks

(dallasvoice)

Birthday: February 7th, 1962

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Most Popular Album: No Fences

Most Popular Song: "Rodeo"

Quote: "Just keep taking chances and have fun."

Playlist To Get You To the Weekend

1. "Traveller" Chris Stapleton

2. "How Do You Like Me Now?" by Toby Keith

3. "Country Nation" by Brad Paisley

4. "Youn & Crazy" by Frankie Ballard

5. "Way Back" by Coral Creek

6. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

7. "Don't It" by Billy Currington

8. "Lose My Mind" by Brett Eldredge

9. "Honey Jack" Madeline Merlo

10. "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett

Country Artist of the Week: Trace Adkins

(kickn1035)

Birthday: January 13th, 1962

Hometown: Sarepta, Louisiana

Most Popular Album: Chrome

Most Popular Song: "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"

Quote: "If I feel like doing something, I do it. If I feel like saying something, I say it. If I feel like dancing, I do. If I don't, I don't."