By

2:25pm

WKZU Updates Archives for 2016-12

New Year 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

We look forward to bringing you the best in Classic Country Hits for another year.  We appreciate all our loyal listeners this past year and invite new listeners during 2017 to keep it locked to KUDZU 104.9 Classic Country!

Let us help with your advertising needs as well.  Check out our Advetising page under Contact Info on our web.  Web advertisements as well as streaming advertisement slots are available.  Let us know your needs and we'll put a plan together just for you.

 

Charlie Pride Honored

CHARLEY PRIDE HONORED WITH THE RECORDING ACADEMY’S 2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 19, 2016) – The Recording Academy will honor three-time GRAMMY® award-winning country music icon Charley Pride with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Three-time GRAMMY winner Charley Pride taught himself to play guitar in his early teens, but he dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. After playing in the Negro American League, he was signed by RCA Victor and in 1967 he became the first African-American singer to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. (Later, in 1993, Pride became the Grande Ole Opry's first
African-American member.) "Just Between You And Me" launched Pride to stardom, earning him his first GRAMMY nomination for 1966. In 1969, Pride scored his first No. 1 country hit with "All I Have To Offer You (Is Me)." The recognition led to a long and auspicious career for Pride, who is considered the first African-American superstar in country music.

The Recording Academy will also honor Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone and the Velvet Underground with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

"This year's Special Merit Awards recipients comprise a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their respective crafts have created a timeless legacy."

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award honors contributions in areas other than performance. The recipients are determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are voted on by The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by The Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording industry.

 

 

Dolly & More Perform for Smokey Mountain Rise

DOLLY PARTON AND MORE PERFORM DURING DEC. 13 SMOKY MOUNTAINS RISE TELETHON
 

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 7, 2016) – Dolly Parton and a number of her friends, including Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss, are set to perform during Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. (EST) on Great American Country (GAC).

The nationally-broadcast, three-hour telethon seeks to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund, established by Parton, The Dollywood Company and Parton’s dinner theaters in the wake of last week’s wildfires in the entertainment icon’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee. Smoky Mountains Rise also will be simulcast across multiple radio chains, including iHeart Media's digital and select on-air platforms, Cumulus Media's NASH Nights LIVE, TuneIn's Country Roads channel, and several other platforms which are set to be announced shortly. Additionally, other celebrities joining Smoky Mountains Rise include will be announced in the coming days.

“My home in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is some place special,” Parton said. “Wildfires have affected many of the people—my people—who live in those beautiful mountains. We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.”

The My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes are uninhabitable or were completely destroyed in the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires. Any family who lost their primary residence (renters and homeowners) due to the wildfires in Sevier County will be eligible. A pre-application for those affected is available at dollywoodfoundation.org.

During the telethon, viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MOREto donate to the My People Fund.

Anyone who would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the My People Fund may visit dollywoodfoundation.org. For those wishing to send donations via mail, those contributions should be sent to: My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Please help the Dollywood Foundation share the word about this effort by using the hashtags #MyPeopleFund and #someplacespecial.

DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO DOWNLOAD LINK.

ABOUT SMOKY MOUNTAINS RISE
Smoky Mountains Rise is a three-hour telethon broadcast nationally on Great American Country on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to benefit those affected by the Sevier County, Tennessee wildfires. Smoky Mountains Rise is executive produced by Dolly Parton, Danny Nozell, Kirt Webster, Pete Owens and Scott Durand. Produced by Edie Hoback, Jeremy Westby, Shanna Strassberg, Nic Dugger and Shantel Klinger.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DOLLY PARTON, VISIT:
www.dollyparton.com

 

 

 

My People Fund

               DOLLY ANNOUNCES MY PEOPLE FUND

Fund will provide monthly assistance to those who lost homes in wildfires.

 

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (November 30, 2016) – In a video message released this evening, Dolly Parton announced a new effort by The Dollywood Company and The Dollywood Foundation to establish a fund to assist the victims of the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires in Tennessee. The new My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families who lost their homes.

Dolly Parton's 'My People Fund'

“I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” Parton explained. “That’s why I’ve asked my Dollywood Companies—including the Dollywood theme park, and DreamMore Resort; my dinner theater attractions including Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure; and my Dollywood Foundation—to help me establish the My People Fund.

“We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.” Anyone who would like to contribute to the My People Fund may visit dollywoodfoundation.org.

KUDZU Videos

On Air Now

Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Classic Country Music

Weather

Upcoming Events

Facebook

Rollin' Hills...

Volume Eleven

Volume Ten

Get the App

Weekends

Weekend Specials

 

CMA Winners Weekend

(Nov 1-3) 53rd

Annual CMA Awards

TBD

Million Sellers Wkd

(Nov 8-10)

Judds Weekend

(Nov 15-17)

Bellamy Brothers Wkd

(Nov 22-24)

Christmas Kickoff Wkd

(Nov 29-Dec 1)

Christmas Novelty Songs

(Dec 6-8)

Charlie Rich

(Dec 13-15) Birthday 12/16

Christmas Double Plays

(Dec 20-22)

36 hours of Christmas

(Dec 24-25)

Happy New Year 2019!

(Dec 27 - Jan 1 2019)