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Ron Barlow's Country Cavalcade

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The 1996 Ohio Country and Western Music Association Disc Jockey Of The Year, Ron Barlow, has been spinning Country Music recordings for more than 40 years . He first received the Ohio Country Music Association honor in 1972 and continues to host a top rated Classic Country Music Show each week on a Columbus, Ohio FM radio station. Even during his military service years he played the Country Music hits of the 1950’s as "The Rice Paddy Ranger" on the Armed Forces Radio And Television Service, Okinawa. He has emceed and produced concerts featuring nearly every legendary Country Music artist and proudly displays two certificates honoring him as a "Mr. Deejay U.S.A." from the Mr. Deejay Hall Of Fame in Nashville. On this Country Cavalcade series Ron plays many of the hits of Country Music’s legendary performers and shares memories of some of the appearances that added to the legends of these super stars.

Buck Owens

Recently inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame, Buck Owens
created a new style of Country Music with his "Bakersfield Sound"
in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Ron features some of Buck’s famous
recordings, most of which were chart toppers. Buck, himself, tells
how many of these songs were written and explains how his last hit
song, "The Streets Of Bakersfield", with Dwight Yoakam came about.

Ray Price

One of the newest member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame, Ray Price
has had a diverse County Music career starting in the mid 50s with his
little Cherokee Cowboy band and progressing into the 80’s when his
musical arrangements required 11 additional violins to a full orchestra
to recreate the lush instrumentation of his Columbia recordings. Ron
remembers working with Ray when he had changed from wearing a western
shirt and jeans to a formal tuxedo and playing his hit songs in the
1970’s as they constantly crossed over to the Pop Music Charts. Ron plays
many of Ray’s hits and talks about the career of this Country Music giant.

Hank Williams

There can be no doubt that Hank Williams was a genius. In a few short
years he left a musical legacy that has never been equaled. His influence
is felt even today forty years after his death in many different types of
music. Ron talks about Hank's short career and plays some of his most
popular songs. The show ends with a rare recording of hank signing off
his radio show and singing his gospel classic, "I Saw The Light."

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash is one of the most honored and active of today’s country music
stars. Most recently he was named a Kennedy Center Honoree by President
Clinton. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1980 and has
been named Country Music Association Entertainer Of The Year and had the CMA
Song Of The Year. Since the beginning of his career in the early 1950s he has
sold millions of recordings and made thousands of appearances and continues to
record and entertain today. On this show Ron traces his career musically from it's
beginning in the little Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee to his latest chart
toppers. Enjoy one of country music’s greatest talents during this one hour show.

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