Featured Artist Friday: August 11th

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The weekend is finally here! Let's kick it off right with another Featured Artist Friday.

This week on Featured Artist Friday, we will be featuring two of the best known artists from Texas as well as one of our favorite groups from Georgia.  We'll start things off right with Nanci Griffith and her "Lone Star State of Mind".  You may have heard this song (which charted at #36 in 1987) played on KBEC 1390 in the past, but until now it has not made it into the official KBEC playlist - something long past due.  Next we'll be featuring Roy Orbison's "You Got It", a song that charted at #7 on the country charts in 1989.  This song was also the #1 adult contemporary song in the same year - not bad for the Vernon, TX, native.  We are also slipping in a more recent song from the Zac Brown Band, "As She's Walking Away".  This song, featuring the great Alan Jackson, charted at #1 in 2010.  Even though the guys from the Zac Brown Band (or Alan Jackson for that matter) are not from Texas, they are Southern boys - which gets them a bit of a pass!

To recap for this week:

  • "Lone Star State of Mind" - Nanci Griffith
  • "You Got It" - Roy Orbison
  • "Walkin' Away" - Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
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!