Casey has been a "cowgirl" as long as she can remember. Working as a horse trail guide, line dancing to the latest country tune or just playing her favorite country misic; Casey has always had that country lifestyle in her heart! As a DJ here at PPR, she has the opportunity to not only hear all the country music she can handle, but she gets the chance to play it for her listening audience live every Wednesday with the show re-airing on Sundays! Don't miss getting your country request in with her new show, "Wall 2 Wall Country Music" starting at 1! Hang up the spurs and stay a while. Not only does she showcase some of the newest country selections, but she also visits years gone by and features some of the best classic county hits for you! Shoot her an email, like her on facebook or give her a ring... she plays wall to wall country, right here on PPR!
SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING! Penn's Peak Radio and the Wall 2 Wall Country show is now a part of a nation TV show! That's right, Casey had the opportunity to the on set for a taping of a segment that will air on he Joey Canyon show. The air date was Friday, July 22nd! Feel free to check out the show, it airs on Blue Ridge Communications channel 130 on Friday nights at 10 PM ET! JUST ANNOUNCED, the Joey Canyon Show will also now be airing on Comcast Entertainment Television on XFINITY Channel 900 (HD) and will air Sunday evenings at 10:30PM ET, Tuesday evenings at 9:30PM ET, with at least 2 additional airings on CET each Week. A fun 30 minute variety show with music and special guests.
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Here is what you need to know:
Veteran singer/songwriter Joey Canyon brings you a contemporary version of a traditional country music variety show. Originating out of Colorado, The Joey Canyon Show will feature performances and interviews from veteran country music artists including Mark Wills, TG Sheppard, Moe Bandy, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, as well as many other top artists from the country music industry.
Joey grew up with musical influences spanning from country’s Waylon Jennings, Marty Robbins, Vern Gosden and Alan Jackson to Frank Sinatra. With roots deep in country, Joey has established himself with a lifetime of accomplishments ranging from recording artist, performer, singer/songwriter to executive producer, co-director and actor.
In 1978, Joey was awarded Colorado’s Governor’s citation for writing its anti-pollution song, “Save Our Colorado.” Later in 1991, he produced, wrote and co-directed for his own video, “Take My Money,” which became the most-added country music video nationwide at top country music nightclubs for three straight months.
The show will exemplify the way Joey weaves together genuine heartfelt down-home values with the experiences he’s had growing up in a small town in California to 40 years in the Rocky Mountains and recording over 23 years in Nashville. Joey began singing at the age of 8 and playing guitar at 11. Did you know he had featured billing in several NFL videos alongside the likes of Hank Williams Jr., George Strait, Lorrie Morgan and Reba McEntire?
Special Guest for Wednesday February 22, 2017: Leroy Van Dyke!
He was born on a farm (not in a hospital) in rural Pettis County, Missouri, without the amenities of running water and electricity. Elementary schooling was in one-room country schools, then to high school at Sedalia, where he ranked third in a class of 180 graduates.
Leroy is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a dual major: Animal Husbandry and Journalism, with a minor in Speech. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, did one semester of graduate work, and was a member of both the junior and senior University of Missouri intercollegiate livestock judging teams.
After serving as a special agent, U. S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps, in Korea, Leroy was catapulted into show business while working as a journalist, when his self-penned "Auctioneer" recording went a million-plus just weeks after its release. He then joined Red Foley's ABC-TV Network "Ozark Jubilee" in Springfield, Missouri, as a regular member, and continued in that position for three years until the show left the air.
He again had a multi-million seller with "Walk On By," a record that stayed in the charts an incredible 42 weeks, nineteen in the number one position, and was later named by Billboard Magazine as the biggest country music record in history! Leroy then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and became a regular member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.
Music industry experts named Leroy Van Dyke as the Country Music Entertainer of the Decade for the 1960s. He had the starring role in the 1967 movie "What Am I Bid?."
Leroy was a founding co-host of "Country Crossroads," the most widely syndicated show in radio history; he hosted his own syndicated television series, "The Leroy Van Dyke Show;" he hosted the 1965 Country Music Association Awards Show at which Ernest Tubb was inducted into the Hall of Fame; he was the first entertainer to receive the prestigious Country Music Association Founding President's Award for contributing to the advancement and improved image of country music; he served on the board of directors of the Country Music Association, and also served on the board of the International Entertainment Buyers Association.
He was selected by the Country Music Association to represent it in showcase situations at the Waldorf in New York, The Monteleone in New Orleans, The Edgewater Beach and the Conrad Hilton in Chicago, The Ambassador in Los Angeles and numerous Country Music Association functions in Nashville.
Van Dyke is considered by industry moguls and by his peers to be the entertainer who put professionalism in country music. He was the first to blaze a trail and take a staged, produced, choreographed, self-contained country music show to the "Strip" in Las Vegas. He was the first to take country music to Bourbon Street in New Orleans' famed French Quarter. He was the only country music performer ever to open a show for Marilyn Monroe.
Leroy is a 2001 inductee into the North American Country Music Association, International, Hall of Fame.
After more than four decades as an entertainer, Leroy still travels in excess of a hundred thousand performing miles yearly around the world . . . he performs in all facets of show business including fairs, festivals, concerts, rodeos, supper clubs, conventions, radio, television, recordings, the Nevada circuit, livestock events, agricultural shows and private functions.
He has not missed a performance in over five decades as an entertainer.
On a personal note, should you ask, Leroy will tell you that there are only four things he ever wanted to do: sing, sell, write, and raise livestock. He is living his dream. His name is a household word in country music circles around the world. He is an auctioneering Hall of Fame member. He was a successful journalist, and is the author of "Auctioneering, Motivation, Success," a work that is rapidly becoming the textbook of the auction profession. His Arabian mules are developing a reputation from New England to California and from Canada to the Deep South.!.
Don't miss my next guest! Wednesday, March 1, 2017: John Conlee Returns !
The Pickup Video Segment
The Pickup Video Segment is a brand new segment here on the Wall 2 Wall Country Show page! Every few weeks watch a new video featuring the latest news from your favorite legendary performers. This audio will also be played on every show in the 4th hour of the show! Don't miss it! Big thanks to HOT Seat On line for partnering up with PPR and allowing our listening audience to enjoy this great segment!