Abby Summers, 10am-2pm

 

Abby Summers is no stranger to middays on 107.9 Nash Icon! She got her start in country radio in this very same time slot back in 2006. Although originally from a barn in a cornfield in Indiana, she’s called Tennessee/North Georgia home since moving to Cleveland in 2001 to attend Lee University. In 2007, Abby and her radio partner/husband, Duane Shannon, moved up to mornings on 107.9, where they woke up Chattanooga for the next three years. Though it’s been awhile, the Tennessee Valley has never been far from Abby’s heart; she’s honored to be back on the air at The Radio Ranch with the best radio family in the world, playing the music that has been the soundtrack of her life. 90s to Now Country perfectly captures every life moment of a 35-year-old small town girl. Abby says, “From my first concert at 10 years old (Diamond Rio in 1993!) to dancing to Keith Urban at my wedding with the love of my life, and every three-minute snapshot in between and since, country music has always been something that made me feel understood. More than one country concert–more than one country song–has healed my heart, revived my spirit, maybe even saved my life. What a cool thing that a fangirl from a fly over state gets to help share the gift of country music with the world.”

 

“I’ve never stayed awake at night over a chance I took that failed, but I’ve stayed awake over chances I didn’t take.” — Garth Brooks

Out here in the boondocks we buy beer at Amoco / and crank our Kraco speakers with that country radio. — “Hicktown” by Jason Aldean (Go Dawgs!)

“I know my country music… where else could you get laid and saved in the same three minutes?” — Kenny Chesney

If we pass in the night / then just hand me a light / and tell me you burn just like me. — “Burning Man” by Dierks Bentley

“It’s not our job to make people like us if they don’t want to. It’s not our job to change people. That’s beyond our control. But what you can control is how you respond to it.”
— Taylor Swift in Nashville, 9/20/13

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