Featured Artist Friday: June 8th

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After a long week, it's time for some new music.

You may have heard some of the songs that we're featuring this week on Featured Artist Friday once or twice, but until now they were not part of the official KBEC playlist.  We thought it a shame that these songs were not in our regular line up, so we knew it was time to change that.  Starting us off this week is Pat Green and "Way Back Texas" from his 2006 Cannonball album.  It reached #28 on the US Country Charts.  The next tune is Roger Creager's "Long Way to Mexico", the title track of his 2003 CD.  Long Way to Mexico was Creager's first time on the US Country Charts, peaking at #63 and paving the way for future successes.  We're also featuring a song that is a must for any Red Dirt fans: "Chicken Fried" by the Zac Brown Band.  From their the Foundation album, "Chicken Fried" would chart as a #1 US Country Song in 2009.

To recap, this week's playlist is:

  • "Way Back Texas" - Pat Green
  • "Long Way to Mexico" - Roger Creager
  • "Chicken Fried" - Zac Brown Band

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!