Photos: Academy of Country Music Awards
Singers Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie perform onstage during the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards.

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Hi Gary,

I read your column every week and I am always amazed with the great questions about music trivia and your knowledge with feedback information.

I've been an avid music lover for years (and had my own chart based on radio listening). Remember those days when "American Top 40" would come on and Casey Kasem's voice would keep us glued to the radio/boom box until the end of those four hours? I still have old charts that I keep because they're a reminder of how things used to be.

My e-mail this week has to do with No. 2