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The Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits of 2014 Are…….


“American Kids” and “Bartender” topped the list of Country dance favorites in 2014, according to the Marco Club Connection’s 11th annual ranking of Country dance club songs.

The Nashville-based company surveys a panel of nearly 250 club owners, DJs and dance instructors from across the country to compile its rankings every December. Overall votes by the panel determine each song’s placement on the list.

Propelled by the success of line dances for “American Kids” and “Bartender,” choreographed by well-known choreographers Randy Pelletier and Donna Manning, 2014 saw great success for Chesney and Lady A.

2014 saw continued growth in dance-oriented, up-tempo Country singles, with hits like Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane” and Jerrod Niemann’s “Donkey” making a lasting impression within the Country line-dance community.

The results of the 2014 Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits are:

  1. American Kids – Kenny Chesney
  2. Bartender – Lady Antebellum
  3. We Are Tonight – Billy Currington
  4. Drunk on a Plane – Dierks Bentley
  5. Holy Cowgirl – J. Michael Harter
  6. Riverbank – Brad Paisley
  7. Crank It Up – Colt Ford
  8. Donkey – Jerrod Niemann
  9. Day Drinking – Little Big Town
  10. 10. Buzzin’ – Blake Shelton feat. RaeLynn

A complete archive of Marco Club Connection’s Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits can be viewed at

2015 Grammy Nominees Album to Feature Keith Urban, Eric Church, The Band Perry and More!


RCA Records and The Recording Academy®‘s GRAMMY Recordings® will release the 2015 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 20, in stores and via digital retailers. The 21st installment of the best-selling series features 21 top-charting hits from a diverse array of this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and songwriters. In conjunction with the album’s release, music fans will have the opportunity to win trips to the 57th or 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

The 2015 GRAMMY® Nominees album includes many of the year’s prominent recordings and performers, highlighted by all of the nominated artists and songs in the high-profile Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Country Duo Or Group Performance categories. Rotating labels from year to year, the collection is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album benefits the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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Country Music Mourns Little Jimmy Dickens with Heartfelt Tributes

chris young and jimmy

@ChrisYoungMusic RIP Little Jimmy Dickens… Loved fishing with you, loved your music, and loved you as a person most…

little big town and jimmy

 ·   Thx 4 the sunshine you brought into all our lives. Your joy, laughter & legacy will live forever.
I am so sad to hear that Little Jimmy Dickens passed away today. He was such a great friend to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
 ·  Go rest high Little Jimmy… and thank you for bringing your beautiful light into the world.
@DollyParton I often perform one of Little Jimmy’s best known songs “I’m Little But I’m Loud.”  I’ve always related to him and loved him as a person, as a friend, and as an entertainer.  He will always be loved and remembered.”
alan jackson and jimmy
 ·  We know y’all are “pickin & grinnin” in Heaven tonight. RIP Little Jimmy Dickens.

Was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Little Jimmy D. He was always so nice to me when I had the chances to meet. RIP buddy.

Just got back in the country to hear the sad news…he was always good to me. RIP little jimmy dickens…you’ll b missed
I know why it’s raining in Nashville. Little Jimmy is in heaven now making the Angels laugh so hard, they’re crying. We’ll miss you, friend!

Dustin Lynch and Jimmy

@dustinlynch Celebrating Little Jimmy Dickens tonight….what an honor spending time and sharing the stage with him

The few times we’ve played the Opry, we’ve always been there on a night with Little Jimmy Dickens. What a sweet, funny man. My favorite quote was this one on his 88th birthday, “You know you’re 88 when you see a pretty girl in a bikini and your Pacemaker makes the garage door go up.”
We always wanted to have a picture made with him, but it always seemed like when we had our photo taken with an older Opry star, they died within a few weeks. Therefore, we would never have our photo taken with Jimmy. We wanted him to last forever.
Well, today Jimmy went to his final resting place at the age of 94 and we hope when he got there God gave him the stature to match his big heart and his big ol’ J-200.
We’ll miss you, James Cecil Dickens.

mark wills and jimmy

@MarkWillsmusic @LilJimDickens @opry So saddened to hear of the passing of my friend. God bless you Jimmy and rest in peace sir!

bellamy bros and jimmy

Rest in peace Little Jimmy Dickens
I played the not too long ago.. And Little Jimmy Dickens made me laugh as he always does.. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
maddie and tae and jimmy
He was such a light in country music & will be dearly missed.
Thoughts and prayers for the family of Little Jimmy Dickens. Biggest little man ever ! Still see his sweet smile the first time I met him.
RIP ‘little’ jimmy dickens. We love you.
Rest In Peace .. always so kind and generous to us. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family
Goodbye Mr. Dickens, you were my Entertainer of the Year EVERY year.
rascal flatts and jimmy
Little Jimmy, we will miss you forever. Rest peacefully.
we will never have another like – heartbroken & tuning in to the WSM 650 AM Friday night
Godspeed . Thankyou for an old hand that held a nervous one at the , years ago. Tell the angels all your naughty jokes.
@LadyAntebellum So incredibly sad about the passing of Little Jimmy Dickens. Country music has lost one of its biggest personalities & the Grand Ole Opry stage will never be the same. Prayers for his family!
the band perry and jimmy
Little Jimmy Dickens – the first person to greet us at the for our first performance. Thanks for the memory.
– what an incredible man and talent. He will be missed.
My heart goes out to Little Jimmy Dickens!!
patty loveless and jimmy
Such a sweet, funny, loving soul, he was. Rest in Peace . We love you and will miss you greatly.
Small in Stature, Big in Personality and Huge in Heart!!! Go rest now @LilJimDicken 94 yrs,, You’ve earned it
So sad to hear about the passing of legend Little Jimmy Dickens. Shawna xoxo
laura bell and jimmy
Bowing WAY down for the life of this country legend. Had the pleasure of performing at the Opry with…
Rest in peace Little Jimmy Dickens – the Opry just won’t be the same without you.
Little Jimmy Dickens you sure will be missed. Always a pleasure to play on the same stage as you.

@RodneyAtkins Prayers & love to @LilJimDickens family, friends & fans! A true talent & always welcoming when we played the @Opry! #Legend!

charles esten and jimmy

Every single meeting with this giant of a little man was an honor, a thrill, and a hoot. RIP Little Jimmy Dickens.
My heart goes out to the family of Little Jimmy Dickens! Always wore a smile on his heart! Rest In Peace my friend!
Rest in peace, Little Jimmy Dickens. I first met him in 1984 when I opened a couple of shows for him. He and Mona were good to me. Xo
R.I.P. Heaven is a “little” better tonight! Thanks for all the great stories you shared with me in your room backstage

@jamesotto So sad. RIP Little Jimmy.

Praying for the family of .  you will be missed!

@JimmyWayne 6:44 pm CDT was setting up a camera & HEARD THAT .@LilJimDickens PASSED. #RIP

@RandyHouser Just heard Little Jimmy Dickens passed away. What a life of 94 years. Rest in peace and thank u for being good to us young bucks.

kimberly paisley and jimmy

@Kimwilliamspais Rest in peace, sweet #JimmyDickens It was an honor to call you friend.

@darrylworley We love you Little Jimmy. Heaven will never be the same.

steve wariner and jimmy

@stevewariner So sad to report I lost my good friend Little Jimmy Dickens today. Prayers for Mona and his daughters please.

@reba Rest in peace Little Jimmy. Thanks for all the smiles, great music and your big loving heart.…

@DanAndShay We had the honor of meeting Little Jimmy Dickens last year when we made our @opry debut. Country music lost one of its greats today. RIP!

katie armiger and jimmy

@katiearmiger So very sad to hear about the passing of @liljimdickens. He introduced me on the night of my @opry

eric paslay and jimmy

@ericpaslay Heartbroken to hear of the loss of @LilJimDickens . I’ll forever be grateful for your kind words at the @opry

RIP Little Jimmy Dickens. Country Music will definitely miss you!!
Man LITLE JIMMY DICKENS all I can say is it don’t get no bigger or better !!!! U are going to be missed!! Love ya
So sorry and sad to say “rest in peace” to our friend and hero of the beloved Grand Ole We love Tater!
 charlie daniels and jimmy
Just got the word about Little Jimmy Dickens passing. I am deeply saddened. We have lost a precious treasure
maggie rose little jimmy
The won’t be the same without . You’ll be missed. 
sad about . one of a kind. a true country music entertainer and just a great man. honored and happy to know him.
One of our honky tonk heroes has passed away. I had the pleasure of knowing him, he was a VERY big man in his own way.

@TyHerndoncom My condolences to Little Jimmy Dickens family. My prayers go out to them all. He shall be greatly missed.

brad paisley and jimmy

And…. His dear friend, Brad Paisley probably said it best of all….


@BradPaisley It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my hero and friend today. I loved you Jimmy.

As the sun sets on this planet tonight, for the first time in 94 years it is without my hero, Little Jimmy Dickens.

Why was he my hero? Jimmy made more out of his time in earth than anyone I’ve ever known; an incredible life in every measurable way. Longevity? Yes, practically unheard of. Faith? Totally and wholeheartedly. Humor? There was no one funnier, or with a better sense of it. A true entertainer? The best I’ve ever seen. Charm? Unmatched. Love? This was a big one. I think he loved everyone he ever met, and if not, he never let it be known. More importantly, I think everyone who ever met him loved him instantly…and forever. Romance? He and Mona had the most romantic story I’ve ever heard. Check it out sometime. Friendship? Well I can honestly say he was the best friend any human being could ask for. Bar none.

Much will be said and written about his incredible and unique place in Country Music history. Which could fill a book. But that isn’t how I’ll remember him. I will remember the human being that best check-marked all the boxes of a complete and wonderful life. My hero.

Do not mourn Little Jim. Celebrate him. Relive and share the memories. Aspire to be like him. And above all, laugh at the punchlines, the craziness, and the way he so gracefully made this planet a funnier, better, richer place while he was alive. And in doing so, will continue to for years to come.

Top 10 Country Albums of 2014

2014 was a big year for country music. Garth Brooks made an official comeback, Taylor Swift bailed for pop, Bro-Country hit the big time, and some of the best music in many years hit the airwaves and digital retailers. Here is CMTT’s picks for the top albums released in 2014. Love ‘em or hate ‘em.

brad paisley

10. Moonshine in the Trunk: Brad Paisley – Brad Paisley keeps his sense of humor and his ability to craft a stunning story alive with this album. “River Bank” takes us all back to the basics of a good time while “Perfect Storm” shows his appreciation for the female. “Gone Green” is an ode to his bluegrass inspirations.

Blake Shelton

9. Bringing Back the Sunshine: Blake Shelton – Blake’s new album has been made great thanks to some lovely lady harmonies. Ashley Monroe and Blake create haunting harmony in “Lonely Tonight.”

miranda lambert platinum

8. Platinum: Miranda Lambert – Miranda’s sass is back, and ‘Platinum’ surprised many with a medley of not-so-radio friendly songs that speak volumes about who Miranda Lambert really is. She’s sticking to her guns and her own sound bringing an old time country twist to some girl power tunes.

Little Big Town

7.Pain Killer: Little Big Town – Little Big Town has proven that the summer belongs to them with their release of “Day Drinking.” The quartet has no bounds to their talents, creating a glorious and sassy album.

tim mcgraw cover

6. Sundown Heaven Town: Tim McGraw – Tim McGraw is more current than ever thanks to ‘Sundown Heaven Town.’ Tim managed to bring the memories of earlier days and finer moments to life in this new album. I’m calling it his best album to date. It feels so authentic to where Tim came from.

Lee Brice I Don't Dance

5. I Don’t Dance: Lee Brice – Who expected the singer of “Parking Lot Party” to come with the next wedding song. Lee proves that he is at his best when he’s singing with a purpose and from the heart.

Kacey Musgraves

4.Same Trailer Different Park: Kacey Musgraves – Not since Taylor Swift has country music seen such a unique wordsmith as Kacey Musgraves. She has a way of weaving lyrics on subject matter that pushes the country envelope yet wrapped in a country sound that sounds more like Loretta Lynn than Florida Georgia Line. Kacey has managed to weave nursery rhymes into pot-smokin’ and girl-kissing poetry.

Brantley Gilbert

3. Just As I Am: Brantley Gilbert – Brantley left it all on the line with ‘Just As I Am,’ cranking out sexy tunes like “Let it Ride” and “Bottoms Up” along with super sad “Lights of My Hometown” and “I’m Gone.”

Eric Church- The Outsiders

2. The Outsiders: Eric Church – Every album Eric Church makes, is full of pride and impeccable story telling. ‘The Outsiders’ is no exception. Eric has honed his own unique style of story telling with his signature rebellious flare.

dierks bentley Riser

1. Riser: Dierks Bentley – Dierks has brought his A-game with ‘Riser,’ his most personal record to date. Dierks lets it all out there, with songs like “I Hold On” and “Damn These Dreams.” His ever present party and fun-loving side is clear in “Drunk on a Plane” which took on a life of it’s own at his live shows.

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