Country music has always been a part of my life. My dad listened to country music on the car radio and we watched every country music special on TV. My parents took me to Nashville when I was 12 to see a show at the Grand Ole Opry where I saw Whispering Bill Anderson and others. What a huge impression that made on me too. The mother church of country music. I got into country radio in 1977 while still in high school and it’s the only format I’ve ever worked.