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Jerrod NIemann

Radio Feedback: Jerrod Niemann Runs Out of Gas While Hearing ‘Lover Lover’ on the Radio

“We were looking for a gas station. All of a sudden ‘Lover, Lover’ came on and we got so excited we cranked it up and we had the windows rolled down. It was one of those really surreal, cool moments and then we just forgot about the gas completely.”

04/22/2014

(Courtesy Lowercase People Records)

Radio Feedback: Switchfoot Hear Their Music Through the Static in Their ’68 VW Bug

“You don’t know what to do. If you’re at a stop light and your windows are down and your song comes on, do you change the channel or roll up the window? I think I called my mom,” Tim Foreman recalled.

04/08/2014

Motown founder Berry Gordy (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Radio Feedback: Berry Gordy’s Surprising First Hit

By Brian Ives  Welcome to Radio Feedback, Radio.com’s weekly feature where we ask artists to wax nostalgic on the first time they heard themselves on the radio. When you think of Motown, you think Berry Gordy. […]

03/24/2014

Kris Kristofferson

Radio Feedback: Kris Kristofferson Was a Janitor When ‘Jody and the Kid’ Hit the Airwaves

It was the mid-1960s, and Kristofferson was “a janitor at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville at the time,” explained. “I didn’t talk to anybody in there, because songwriters weren’t allowed to be in the sessions back then.”

03/10/2014

(Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)

Radio Feedback: Rascal Flatts Hears ‘Prayin’ for Daylight’ as ‘Smash or Trash’

“The first couple people didn’t like it and we were sitting on the edge of our seats,” Gary LeVox told Radio.com.

03/03/2014

(Courtesy: MCA Nashville)

Radio Feedback: David Nail Breaks the Law While Driving Through Memphis

“I had three or four family members that live in the Memphis area call me immediately,” he recalled. “That would have had to be my first cell phone so I was already breaking the law by talking on my cell phone, driving. But it was an exciting moment.”

02/24/2014

Juicy J (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Radio Feedback: Juicy J Takes Us Back To ‘Tear Da Club Up’

“I went crazy! I got so excited, I was jumpin’ around, I called my mom. ‘Yo, I’m on the radio! I’m on the radio!’”

02/12/2014

(Radio.com)

Radio Feedback: The Hardcore Beginnings of fun.’s Jack Antonoff

With Antonoff accustomed to hearing himself on the airwaves, his earliest memory of hearing one of his own songs on the radio stretched all the way back to his teenage years.

02/10/2014

(Gabriel Olsen for Radio.com)

Radio Feedback: Kacey Musgraves Bawls Her Eyes Out When She Hears ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“I heard the first few licks of the song and I didn’t know how it would affect me. I’m not always super emotional. When I heard the first part of the song I just started bawling my eyes out.”

02/03/2014

(Courtesy of Atlantic Records)

Radio Feedback: Christina Perri Has Two Teen DJs To Thank

“I remember the first moment my song was on the radio so well,” Perri told Radio.com. “It is probably one of my favorite stories till this day.”

01/27/2014

(Courtesy of Republic Records)

Radio Feedback: Colbie Caillat Enjoys ‘Bubbly’ Brunch Surprise with Family

“My mom stood up and started dancing around the table. I couldn’t believe that that was actually my song on the radio.”

01/20/2014

Hunter Hayes

Radio Feedback: Hunter Hayes’ ‘Storm Warning’ Parking Lot Party

“There’s something magical about somebody else endorsing your music that way, believing in you like that.”

01/13/2014

(Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Radio Feedback: T-Pain’s Radio Fever Dream

The first time T-Pain heard his song on the radio, he was dreaming. Not in some “OMG, it’s all coming true” kind of way, but actually dreaming.

01/06/2014

(Courtesy Big Hassle)

Radio Feedback: Against Me! On Their First Time

“I think it was ‘Pints of Guinness Make You Strong’ off our first record, recalled ‘Grace.’ It was in our first touring van, which was a Dodge Ram.”

12/23/2013

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Radio Feedback: Matt Bellamy Recalls Muse’s Humble BBC Radio Beginnings

“I was about 18 or 19. It was a guy called Steve Lamacq,” Bellamy recalled. “I was in London with my girlfriend at the time. She was studying art at some art college in London. I was staying in her sort of like squat flat with a bunch of flatmates.”

12/17/2013

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Radio Feedback: Brett Eldredge Shares Radio First with His Parents

“That’s the most mind-blowing thing in the world to me. You can go out there and have a song that can touch somebody like that on the radio. That’s really cool and to be able to hear it for the first time was a special moment.”

12/09/2013

(Courtesy: RCA Records)

Radio Feedback: Gavin DeGraw Explains the Relationship Between ‘Follow Through’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’

In a conversation with Radio.com, DeGraw explains the first time he heard one of his songs on on the radio…and what that experience has to do with “The Breakfast Club.”

12/02/2013

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