Featured Artist Friday: May 11th

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It's Friday and it's time for some new music! Why not some #1 hits?

This week, we're featuring three songs new to the KBEC line up.  Kicking things off is George Strait's "Give It Away".  This song was the lead off single from his 2006 album, It Just Comes Natural.  The song was #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the US Country Charts, as well as Strait's 41st #1 single!  It also won the 2007 Single of the Year and 2007 Song of the Year awards from the Academy of Country Music.  Next, we have Billy Currington's "Good Directions" from the 2005 Doin' Something Right album.  It reached #42 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the US Country Charts, making it Currington's second #1 single.  Last, but certainly not least, for this week is "Take a Backroad" by Rodney Atkins.  The title track of his latest album, this song reached #23 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the US Country Charts.

So, as always, to recap:

  1. "Give It Away" - George Strait
  2. "Good Directions" - Billy Currington
  3. "Take a Backroad" - Rodney Atkins

Every Friday, we will be adding a few new songs to the KBEC rotation.  You can hear our choices for the week on the Afternoon Drive.  If you have any comments or suggestions on who we should or shouldn't add, feel free to drop us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also leave a request on our Facebook page at!