Cliff & Tanya Show Highlights

Jim Ranger One Year anniversary of being on The Voice

One year ago (October), Bakersfield's Jim Ranger made it onto The Voice. ... Continue Reading

Chris Jansen

Chris Janson joins us to talked about how his wife Kelly helped changed the course of his life and his new single, "Buy Mom".

Chris Janson graduated high school, packed his green Monte Carlo and made the four-hour drive to Nashville. He was 18 in the summer of 2004, and the Perryville, Mo., native had never been to a big city. People in his hometown didn’t go to college – they went to work. Janson decided music was his job.

When he arrived, Janson pulled his car into the alley between the Ryman Auditorium and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. He intended to park there, figure out his next move and maybe sleep for the night. He was immediately kicked out.

All these later Chris is one of music's strongest singer songwriters. ... Continue Reading

Justin Moore

Justin Moore has built a loyal following over the past decade with his traditional Country sound and captivating live shows. Those fans helped boost his fifth studio album, LATE NIGHTS AND LONGNECKS, to the top of the charts upon its release. Lead track “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home,” and follow up “Why We Drink” both peaked at No. 1 ... Continue Reading

Justin Moore for Podcast

Justin Moore has built a loyal following over the past decade with his traditional Country sound and captivating live shows. Those fans helped boost his fifth studio album, LATE NIGHTS AND LONGNECKS, to the top of the charts upon its release. Lead track “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home,” and follow up “Why We Drink” both peaked at No. 1 ... Continue Reading

Clay Walker for Podcast

Clay Walker was discovered in a Beaumont area bar by noted producer and head of Giant Records James Stroud (Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers), Walker was in his early twenties when he started rattling off a string of smash hits. Among them, “Live Until I Die,” “Dreaming With My Eyes Open,” “This Woman And This Man,” “Hypnotize The Moon,” “Rumor Has It,” “Then What,” “I Can’t Sleep” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.” His self-titled debut album rocketed to platinum status, the first of four to cross the million-sold mark. Racking up more than 30 charted singles and 11 No. 1s ... Continue Reading

Clay Walker

Clay Walker was discovered in a Beaumont area bar by noted producer and head of Giant Records James Stroud (Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers), Walker was in his early twenties when he started rattling off a string of smash hits. Among them, “Live Until I Die,” “Dreaming With My Eyes Open,” “This Woman And This Man,” “Hypnotize The Moon,” “Rumor Has It,” “Then What,” “I Can’t Sleep” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.” His self-titled debut album rocketed to platinum status, the first of four to cross the million-sold mark. Racking up more than 30 charted singles and 11 No. 1s ... Continue Reading

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert was born in the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens. He grew up listening to country music, but he also listened to a lot of Athens rock bands like R.E.M. and the B-52's, plus the swaggering Southern rock of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was a near-fatal car accident when he was 19 years old that inspired him to give music his all, and he started writing songs, playing mostly solo acoustic gigs before forming a band that could bring his vision of a hard-stomping country/rock/soul show to fruition. ... Continue Reading

Write a Song Wednesday: The one about Jeff Bezos going to space

Every Wednesday singer Tim joins us for Write a Song Wednesday. The challenge? Tim has 15 minutes to create 3 songs inspired by the stories or headlines we give him. Listen what happened this week. ... Continue Reading

Jim Ranger performs live

The Voice 2nd place winner Jim Ranger joins us on the show and debuts and brand new song LIVE. ... Continue Reading

Granger Smith

Granger Smith is a Texas native raised in Dallas. He began his professional recording career while he was attending Texas A&M, completing his first album, 1998's Waiting on Forever, during his freshman year. He self-released five more studio albums during the next 15 years before earning wide distribution with 2013's Dirt Road Driveway (written, recorded, and produced by Granger himself in his home studio). His breakthrough came in 2015 when he released three consecutive Top 20 country hits: "Backroad Song," "If the Boot Fits," and "Happens Like That." ... Continue Reading

Wriete a Song Wednesday: The one about lacy shorts for men and Cicadas

Every Wednesday singer Tim joins us for Write a Song Wednesday. The challenge? Tim has 15 minutes to create 3 songs inspired by the stories or headlines we give him. Listen what happened this week. ... Continue Reading

Jim Ranger Voice Finale May 26

Bakersfield's Jim Ranger came in second on season 19 of The Voice. Jim was a member of Team Blake and one of the most talked-about performers of the season. Jim joined us to talk about the season finale of season 20. ... Continue Reading

Write a Song Wednesday: The one about make up for men and the Friends' reunion

Every Wednesday singer Tim joins us for Write a Song Wednesday. The challenge? Tim has 15 minutes to create 3 songs inspired by the stories or headlines we give him. Listen what happened this week. ... Continue Reading

Write a Song Wednesday: The one about Bette Midler's Tweet

Every Wednesday singer Tim joins us for Write a Song Wednesday. The challenge? Tim has 15 minutes to create 3 songs inspired by the stories or headlines we give him. Listen what happened this week. ... Continue Reading

Cliff and Tanya say goodbye to Geoff Emery

In 2001, Geoff joined “The Gradowitz in the Morning” as producer and co-host. Folks thought it was Steve’s way to staving off another attack to bring Geoff into the fold. In 18 years together, Steve & Geoff had a ton of fun, made a ton of friends, and brought home 2 ACM awards for Personality of the Year! If he’s not playing on the radio, Geoff is usually BBQ’ing something. Today Cliff and Tanya honor Geoff's incredible career with a surprise guest. ... Continue Reading

Dan and Shay

Dan and Shay teamed up after a chance meeting in Nashville and almost immediately began collaborating. Quickly, their songs circulated around the Music City, gaining the attention of Rascal Flatts and, in turn, several publishing houses. Soon, the duo signed with Warner Chappell; a record deal with Warner Nashville soon followed and the rest is history! ... Continue Reading

Write a Song Wednesday: The WOKE edition, REO Speedwagon

Every Wednesday singer Tim joins us for Write a Song Wednesday. The challenge? Tim has 15 minutes to create 3 songs inspired by the stories or headlines we give him. Listen what happened this week. ... Continue Reading

Wriete a Song Wednesday: The Shingles Colonoscopy episode

Every Wednesday singer Tim joins us for Write a Song Wednesday. The challenge? Tim has 15 minutes to create 3 songs inspired by the stories or headlines we give him. Listen what happened this week. ... Continue Reading

Brett Young

Brett Young is a singer and songwriter whose music balances the sophistication of contemporary pop with the emotional palette of modern country. He was born and raised in Orange County, California, and was a teenager when he first developed a love for music by learning to play guitar.

In the late '90s, Young was a student at Costa Mesa's Calvary Chapel High School, and he volunteered to help the school's worship leader with performances on Friday mornings. One day, the music leader was out of town, and Brett ended up taking his place. The experience convinced him he had what it took to perform in front of an audience, but even as his confidence grew, his first loyalty was to sports. Young was a star pitcher on Calvary Chapel High's baseball team, and in his senior year he helped the team achieve a 28-1 record and took them to the CIF championships, chalking up 130 strikeouts and a 0.90 ERA that season.

Brett was being scouted by the majors during his high school days, but his baseball career came to an end in college when a serious elbow injury spoiled his pitching arm, and he began exploring music again. ... Continue Reading

Jon Pardi

Thanks to "Head Over Boots" and "Dirt on My Boots" -- a second single that bested its predecessor, reaching number one on Country Airplay and crossing over into the pop Top 40 -- California Sunrise turned Jon into a star. The album stayed on the charts through 2018, spinning off additional hits: "Heartache on the Dance Floor" went to three in 2017, "She Ain't in It" peaked at 21 that same year, and "Night Shift" reached 14 in 2018.

Jon released his third album, Heartache Medication, in September 2019, which spawned the hits "Ain't Always the Cowboy" and the chart-topping title cut. The following year saw him release Rancho Fiesta Sessions, an eight-song collection of cover songs. ... Continue Reading