Featured Artist Friday: July 27th

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It's Friday, July 27th, and it's time for some new music!

We've got three great new songs for you this week.  First up in line we have a song from one of our favorite Texas bands - the Josh Abbot Band!  Their "Touch", from the 2012 Small Town Family Dream CD, has been their most successful single yet at #41 on the US Country Charts.  That album, by the way, climbed the charts to be the #5 country album in America.  Our second song for the week is from another one of our favorite Texas groups, the Eli Young Band.  "Even If It Breaks Your Heart", from their 2011 Life at Best album, was released as a single earlier this year and shot up to the coveted #1 country spot.  Our third song for this week is definitely something else - what do you get when you combine the talents of Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn and Joe Walsh of the Eagles?  You get "New to this Town".  This song, released earlier this year for the upcoming album of the same name coming out in September, has made it up to #31 on the Country Charts and has a lot of people anticipating the first solo work from Kix since his iconic duo split up in 2009.

To recap this song:

  • "Touch" - Josh Abbot Band
  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Eli Young Band
  • "New to this Town" - Kix Brooks (featuring Joe Walsh)
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!