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Martina and John McBride (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Radio Feedback: Martina McBride Shared Radio First with Her Husband at Their Kitchen Table

McBride says she will never forget the first time she heard one of her own recordings on the radio.


Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney and Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts

Was Rascal Flatts’ Debut Single ‘Prayin’ for Daylight’ a ‘Smash’ or ‘Trash’?

The guys in Rascal Flatts remember the time they first heard their debut single ‘Prayin’ for Daylight’ on the radio. It was during a ‘Smash or Trash’ radio call-in feature. So … what was the verdict?


David Nail

David Nail Recalls Hearing His Song on the Radio for the First Time

The song, Nail recalled, was “Memphis,” and he was driving through that very city at the time. “I had three or four family members that live in the Memphis area call me immediately.”


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Radio Feedback: Kacey Musgraves Bawls Her Eyes Out When She Hears ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“I heard the first few licks of the song and I didn’t know how it would affect me. I’m not always super emotional. When I heard the first part of the song I just started bawling my eyes out.”


Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes Describes His ‘Storm Warning’ Parking Lot Party

“There’s something magical about somebody else endorsing your music that way, believing in you like that.”


Brett Eldredge (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Radio Feedback: Brett Eldredge Shares Radio First with His Parents

“That’s the most mind-blowing thing in the world to me. You can go out there and have a song that can touch somebody like that on the radio. That’s really cool and to be able to hear it for the first time was a special moment.”


Thompson Square (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Thompson Square Shared Their First Radio Moment With A Random Woman In A Parked Car

In this installment of Radio Feedback, Shawna and Keifer Thompson share a funny story about the first time they heard their song “We Fight” on the radio.


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Radio Feedback: Luke Bryan, ‘All My Friends Say’ & Rap-Loving Country Fans

Bryan was driving back to Nashville from his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama in 2007 when he heard his song on the radio for the first time. He admits since then, country radio has changed, but it’s all for the better.


Jason Aldean (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)

Radio Feedback: Jason Aldean Drove Around The Parking Lot The First Time He Heard ‘Hicktown’ On The Radio

“I stopped by the grocery store, and right about the time I went to get out of the car, I heard the kickdrum of the intro to ‘Hicktown’ come on the radio.”


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Radio Feedback: Josh Turner’s ‘Long Black Train’ Made Him Pull Off The Road

Welcome to Radio Feedback,’s weekly feature where we ask artists to wax nostalgic on the first time they heard themselves on the radio. The first time Josh Turner heard “Long Black Train,” his second […]



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