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BILLY YATES' FAN FAIR SCHEDULE

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:08:00 +0000

Friday, June 3
7:15 AM – Bill Cody Show – WSM 650 AM debut new CD and talk up events. Listen online at www.wsmonline.com

Saturday, June 4
7:00 PM – Grand Ole Opry – w/Rascal Flatts, Jimmy Wayne, Riders In The Sky, Jimmy C. Newman, & more www.opry.com or listen online at www.wsmonline.com

Monday, June 6
7:30 PM – Dan McGuinness writers night w/host Terri Jo Box (featured writer)

Tuesday, June 7
10:30 AM – Joe Fish Tours – Private event.

Wednesday, June 8
6:00 PM – Countriest of the Country show (this is my fan club party... I'll have several special guests appearing, including: Darryl Worley, Jeff Bates, Jeannie Seely, The Whites, Jimmy Fortune, Julie Roberts, Tammy Cochran, Buddy Jewell, Trent Tomlinson, Adam Gregory, Deborah Allen, and more!)
Tickets at: www.countriestofthecountry.ticketleap.com

Thursday, June 9
2:00 PM – Roughstock booth (autograph signing) at Fan Fair Hall (Convention Center)
3:30 PM – Durango Acoustic Corner at Fan Fair Hall (w/the Grand Ole Opry Band) This show will also air live on WSM AM 650 (www.wsmonline.com)
4:00 PM – WSM Booth (autograph signing) at Fan Fair Hall Friday, June 10

Friday, June 10
8:30 AM – Maya Travel – Private event.



Album Review: Joe Ely, Satisfied at Last

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:02:00 +0000

Album Review: Joe Ely, Satisfied at Last By: j. poet published on May 31, 2011 Joe Ely Satisfied at Last(Rack’Em Records, 2011) When Joe Ely stepped onto the national stage with his first self-titled MCA album in 1977, he was already a legend in his native Texas for his work with the Flatlanders, a band that also included Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, two other singer-songwriters who had a hard time fitting into the rigid categories of the music business. In a perfect world, Ely should have been a star, but as has often been written, he was too country for most rockers and too rock ‘n’ roll for most country fans. With 20/20 hindsight, one can see that Ely’s music and songwriting is as much folk as it is country and rock. In his songs, he tends to grapple with the cosmic issues of identity and the meaning of life. Even his straight-up honky tonk tunes have a hint of fatality that sets them apart from the sentiments of mainstream country hits.   Ely just turned 64, but on Satisfied at Last, he doesn’t sound much older than he did when he cut his aforementioned debut. The voice may be a bit rougher, but he can still hit those keening high notes, and his band still rocks out like a gang of hungry teenagers. The tunes here all deal with mortality, and Ely faces the subject head-on, sprinkling his tales with sharp observations on life’s pleasures and limitations with his usual touches of ironic humor. The opener, “The Highway is My Home”, rides a subtle beat that has hints of funk and reggae, suggested by Ely’s offbeat electric guitar accents.   Loss and limitation inform tunes like “Not That Much Has Changed”, the tale of a soldier returning form a war. Ely’s take on a subject that could have incited a series of clichés is written in a timeless style that invokes Iraq, Vietnam, or any war. Mexican flavored acoustic guitar and crying pedal steel intensify the lyric’s emotional content. The title track sums up a man’s life and concludes that true love is the only thing worth living and dying for. Ely sings it with all the passion that makes his music so compelling.    The album ends with three powerful tracks. The Texas reggae of “Roll Again”      uses gambling as a metaphor for life’s uncertainties as Ely sings “Nobody’s  satisfied, with the road that they chose to ride / Oh, let it go, roll again.” The  laidback shuffle “I’m a Man Now” tips its hat to the Bo Diddley classic “I’m a  Man”, but Diddley’s confidence is replaced by Ely’s self-reflective investigation of  what it means to be male. “I’m not a kid,” he sings. “I done some things I never  should have did.” David Holt complements Ely’s confessions with some icy  Chicago style electric guitar fills.   “Circumstance”, written by Butch Hancock, is one of the best tunes Ely’s ever cut, a mystical cowboy song with a Zen-like lyric that celebrates mortality and the confusing chaos of life with a wink and a smile. Ely delivers a reverent vocal against fat, twangy guitar notes that reverberate like stars going supernova in an endless summer sky. It’s a stunning tune that brings the set on Satisfied at Last to a satisfying conclusion.[...]



Fiery Blue Releases New Our Secret

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 07:56:00 +0000

Fiery Blue Releases New Our Secret
 
Mix a talented New York City singer with an Austin music producer and a San Diego songwriter and you get a spine-tingling sound that blurs the edges of rock, folk and alt-country. Their new album, Our Secret, (Release date: July 12) is a revelation of musical restraint and carefully harnessed talent, to say nothing of their mastery of modern communication.

The members of Fiery Blue - lead singer Simone Stevens (who lives in NYC), producer / musician Gabe Rhodes (who lives in Austin), and songwriter Paul Marsteller (who lives in San Diego) - have clearly defined their roles for their new recording, and they’ve put it together with remarkable cohesion despite the differences in their individual locations.

Stevens’ distinctive and emotional vocals against Rhodes’ elegantly crisp and spare production kicks off the disc with “Crystal Ball,” and continues to the final notes of “While The Music Plays.”  In between is the wondrously intimate “Eventide,” the irresistibly catchy country-rocker   “Slow Down,” and the blend of country and pop on “Wheels Up.”  Right in the middle is the playful version (with guest vocals from Kimmie Rhodes) of The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen A Face.”

“Irresistibly catchy in a left field way, this is music of the highest quality. It’s probably best to just sit back, listen and let this gorgeous sound wash over you and ignore genres.”
— Alan Cackett / Maverick Magazine



HAUDEGEN notieren mit ihrem Debüt-Doppelalbum „Schlicht & Ergreifend“ auf Platz #6

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 07:53:00 +0000

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„Schlicht & Ergreifend“ auf Platz #6 der Trendcharts

HAUDEGEN notieren mit ihrem Debüt-Doppelalbum „Schlicht & Ergreifend“ auf Platz #6 der Trendcharts – Top 15-Chart Entry mehr als wahrscheinlich!
Wahrhaftigkeit, Glaubwürdigkeit, Ehrlichkeit: Die Ostberliner Gossenpoeten von HAUDEGEN demonstrieren eindrucksvoll, wohin unerschütterliche Willenskraft, ein großes Herz und noch mehr Talent führen können, wenn man nur an sich glaubt - so haben Hagen Stoll und Sven Gillert mit ihrem letzten Freitag erschienenen Debüt-Doppelalbum „Schlicht & Ergreifend“ pressfrisch auf Platz #6 der Trendcharts notiert und haben somit beste Aussichten, die Top 15 der Verkaufscharts zu stürmen!
Ein beispielloser Erfolg für eine deutsche Newcomerband, per Doppelalbum auf Anhieb die Hitparaden zu knacken! Und auch die kommende Single „Zu Hause“ (ab heute am Radio!) verspricht, der Tendenz steil nach oben zu folgen!
Harter Rock, weicher Kern: Eine deutsche Vorzeigekarriere. Längst sind HAUDEGEN kein Insidergeheimtipp mehr, sondern haben sich zu einem deutschsprachigen Musikphänomen entwickelt, an dem niemand mehr vorbei kommt! Von ersten Auftritten in winzigen Jugendclubs nach ganz oben. HAUDEGEN polarisieren und faszinieren - angefangen bei Rockfans bis weit ins Feuilleton hinein!
Nach den Vorabsingles „Großvater sagt“, „Flügel & Schwert“ und „Ein Mann ein Wort“ beweisen HAUDEGEN mit „Schlicht & Ergreifend“, dass man seinen anfänglichen Outsiderstatus überwunden hat und mittlerweile zu den absoluten Hoffnungsträgern zählt! HAUDEGEN sind das derzeit größte und interessanteste Kuriosum der deutschsprachigen Musiklandschaft. Zwei erdige Pfundskerle vermischen Liedermacher-Traditionen mit breitwandiger Pop-Attitüde und massenkompatibler Rock-Musik. Mit ihren Pop-Melodien, lyrischen Streicheleinheiten und jeder Menge großfüßigem Pomp sind sie zur richtigen Zeit am richtigen Ort, denn nie war deutschsprachige Musik so populär und erfolgreich wie in den letzten Jahren. Ein Erfolg, den sich Hagen und Sven hart erarbeitet haben. So befinden sich die beiden HAUDEGEN samt Band nach ihren euphorisch aufgenommenen Kurztouren ab Ende des Monats auf ausgedehnter Deutschlandtournee - vorher allerdings sind HAUDEGEN am 06.06. in Berlin als musikalische Special Guests im Rahmen der Telekom Electronic Words-Autorenlesung zu erleben, bei der TV-Moderator Markus Kavka und Schauspieler Oliver Korittke ausgewählte Kriminalfälle des Kult-Romanhelden Jerry Cotton vortragen.

Warner Music und Neuland Concerts präsentieren: HAUDEGEN live!
21.06.11 Lübeck / Riders
22.06.11 Hannover / Bei Chez Heinz
24.06.11 Magdeburg / Feuerwache
25.06.11 Dresden / Strasse E
26.06.11 Köln / Underground
27.06.11 Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal 
28.06.11 Bochum / Matrix    
30.06.11 Hamburg / Logo
01.07.11 Berlin / Lido



Jennifer Lopez erhält Platin-Auszeichnung für "On The Floor" + zu Gast bei "Wetten, dass..?" am 18.06.

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 07:50:00 +0000

Jennifer Lopez erhält Platin-Auszeichnung für "On The Floor" + zu Gast bei "Wetten, dass..?" am 18.06. Jennifer Lopez erhält Platin-Auszeichnung für "On The Floor" + zu Gast bei "Wetten, dass..?" im ZDF am 18.06. Sie ist und bleibt eine der faszinierendsten weiblichen Superstars dieses Planeten! Die jüngst vom People Magazine zur schönsten Frau der Welt gekürte Sängerin hat nach ihrem Wechsel zu Universal Music auch musikalisch wieder die Top-Positionen rund um den Globus zurückerobert. Ihre Hitsingle „On The Floor“ aus dem aktuellen Album „Love?“ wird hierzulande mit Platin ausgezeichnet! Am 18. Juni ist Jennifer Lopez bei der Sommerausgabe von „Wetten, dass..?“ im ZDF zu Gast.Sie meldet sich musikalisch mit einem Neustart zurück, der Jennifer Lopez nicht nur höchste Chartplätze rund um den Globus beschert, sondern jetzt auch mit Edelmetall gekürt wird! Universal Music zeichnet Jennifer Lopez für ihre Hitsingle „On The Floor“ feat. Pitbull aus ihrem neuen Album „Love?“ mit dem Platin-Award aus. Die Single eroberte Platz 1 der Media Control Charts und steht seit acht Wochen in den Top 3!Für die deutschen und auch spanischen Fans der Sängerin, Schauspielerin, Produzentin und Designerin folgt am 18. Juni ein weiteres Highlight: Jennifer Lopez wird bei der Sommerausgabe von „Wetten, dass..?“, die das ZDF live aus der Stierkampfarena auf Mallorca überträgt, zu Gast sein. Die New Yorkerin mit puertoricanischen Wurzeln und Ehefrau von Marc Anthony wird sicherlich für eine feurige Performance sorgen und zudem auch auf der Couch neben Thomas Gottschalk Platz nehmen. Es ist die erste deutsche TV-Performance der Latin-Pop-Queen seit Jahren und damit ein ganz besonderes Highlight für die letzte von Gottschalk moderierte Sommerausgabe der Kultshow im ZDF.JENNIFER LOPEZ im TV:18.06.2011 ZDF / Wetten, dass..? / 20:15h[...]



Country Music News of the Day / Country Musik News des Tages

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 06:28:00 +0000

Here is your Country Music News of the day. Your Country Music News is supported by Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, http://www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , FAMWH, www.famwh.com You can publish the Newsletter to your websites or forward to your friends. If you want to publish some of the interviews, please contact me.Hier sind jetzt Eure Country Music News des Tages. Eure Country Music News werden unterstützt von Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , FAMWH, www.famwh.com Der Newsletter darf veröffentlicht werden auf Euren Internetseiten und an Eure Freunde weiter geleitet werden. Solltet Ihr gerne einige der Interviews veröffentlichen wollen, kurze Rückmeldung an mich.THE OFFICIAL RIDE OF COUNTRY MUSIC http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/official-ride-of-country-music.html Video Interview with The Roys http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/video-interview-with-roys.html Steve Holy and Mark Cooke to host a Double Fan Club Party At this year’s CMA Music Festival http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/steve-holy-and-mark-cooke-to-host.html COUNTRY CUTS JUNE 2011 http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/country-cuts-june-2011.html New album by Audie Blaylock & Redline http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-album-by-audie-blaylock-redline.html Sugarland Stands Up for Tornado Relief: Our benefit single is available on iTunes today! http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/sugarland-stands-up-for-tornado-relief.html COLLEEN TAYLOR JOINS THE BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP AS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/colleen-taylor-joins-big-machine-label.html New Album ALISSA “I AM – THAT GIRL” released June 6th! http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-album-alissa-i-am-that-girl.html KC JOHNS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LETTING GO” IN JUNE http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/kc-johns-to-release-new-single-letting.html 17 MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’S MATT GARY TAPPED TO PERFORM ANTHEM AT NASCAR’S STP 400 IN JUNE http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/06/17-music-entertainments-matt-gary.html Last but not least, join my buddy list on the following profiles and add me to your Top Friends:http://www.MySpace.com/ChristianLamitschka http://www.MySpace.com/LamitschkaVideoInterviews http://www.MySpace.com/CountryMusicInterviews http://www.Twitter.com/Lamitschka http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity Warm regardsViele GrüßeChristianCountryMusicNewsInternationalEditor & JournalistChristian Lamitschka An der Pfingstweide 28 61118 Bad Vilbel Germany Phone: ++49 6101 544613Mobil: ++49 171 6903352Fax: ++49 6101 544622CountryMusicNewsInternational@googlemail.com Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de www.MySpace.com/ChristianLamitschka http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/ [...]



THE OFFICIAL RIDE OF COUNTRY MUSIC

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 06:23:00 +0000

CMA AND CHEVROLET – THE OFFICIAL RIDE OF COUNTRY MUSIC - EXPAND RELATIONSHIP TO PROVIDE THE ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE DURING THE 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVALChevrolet Revs Up Riverfront Stage with Free Entertainment Featuring Many of Country Music’s Hottest ActsNASHVILLE – CMA and Chevrolet – the Official Ride of Country Music – continue their six year relationship to provide the ultimate fan experience during the 2011 CMA Music Festival, building on an existing platform that combines the power of the automotive brand with the reach and popularity of Country Music with increased activation during 2011 CMA Music Festival, June 9-12. “Chevy has always been a valued partner with CMA and we are thrilled that they are increasing their participation in this year’s Festival,” said Sheri Warnke, CMA Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “When we can bring together partner resources to create added value for our events, we are enhancing the experience for all of our stakeholders.” The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, a music lover’s dream, will feature free daily concerts with many of Country Music’s hottest acts on the banks of the Cumberland River. Chevrolet is also a sponsor of the Global Artist Showcase, which features aspiring and established Country artists from around the world; The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade, with an expanded route through the city; and The Sixth Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party, which jump starts all the Festival events and activities in downtown Nashville. “Chevrolet will be a significant part of the 2011 CMA Music Festival,” Warnke said. “One of the great aspects of this partnership is the evolutionary nature of our relationship. We have a very open line of communication with Chevy so that we can take full advantage of new opportunities as they arise, while we are supportive of each other’s goals and objectives.” “Chevrolet has long been associated with music. In fact, Chevrolet has been mentioned in over 1,000 songs,” said Phil Caruso, manager of national promotions for Chevrolet. “Partnering with CMA provides us with the unique opportunity to bring country music enthusiasts a fan experience like never before.” As part of the continuous relationship between CMA and Chevrolet, a private Industry Test Drive will occur a week prior to the festival with proceeds benefitting the CMA Foundation. For each test drive taken, Chevrolet will donate $25 to the CMA Foundation, which benefits music education through CMA’s Keep the Music Playing campaign. On Monday, June 6, beginning at 6:30 PM/CT at The Stage on Broadway, Chevrolet will present the CMA Global Artist Party. Featuring the hottest Country artists from outside of the U.S., the CMA Global Artist Party will include Kaylee Bell (New Zealand), Dean Brody (Canada), Chad Brownlee (Canada), Diana Corcoran (Australia), Luke Dickens (Australia), Tommy Emmanuel (Australia), McAlister Kemp (Australia), O’Shea (Australia), Raintown (United Kingdom), and Marlee Scott (Canada). Attendees of the CMA Global Artist Party will be able to check out the all new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which will be parked outside of the club. “The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade” will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 8, and will feature artists and celebrities riding down Broadway in a variety of Chevrolet vehicles including Corvettes and Silverados. The parade will start at 10th Avenue and end up at Chevrolet Riverfront Park. With Bill Anderson and The Oak Ridge Boys as the Grand Marshals, other artists participating include Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Sherrie Austin, Bo Bice, Bomshel, Ash Bowers, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Brice, Carter’s Chord, Dailey & Vincent, Sarah Darling, Billy Dean, Dirt Drifters, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, Ashley Gearing, Andy Griggs, The Harters, Walker Hayes, Her & Kings County, Ty Herndon, JT H[...]



Video Interview with The Roys

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 06:19:00 +0000

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Steve Holy and Mark Cooke to host a Double Fan Club Party At this year’s CMA Music Festival

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 06:09:00 +0000

 Steve Holy and Mark Cooke to host a Double Fan Club Party At this year’s CMA Music Festival CMA Music Festival attendees and fan club members are invited for a fun-filled afternoon NASHVILLE, TN (May 31, 2011) – Country artists Steve Holy and Mark Cooke are together hosting a Double Fan Club Party for CMA Music Festival attendees and fan club members on Friday, June 10 from 4-6 pm at Cotton Valley Records.  Sponsored by Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ and Nati Cakes, CMA Music Festival attendees can expect a fun-filled afternoon complete with free acoustic performances by the two hosts.  Fan club members will enjoy select favorites from Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ and a chance to meet and mingle with Steve Holy and Mark Cooke.  Non fan club members will also have a chance to join on-site. Who:                   Country music favorites Steve Holy and Mark CookeWhat:                   Double Fan Club Party sponsored by Jim & Nicks BBQ and Nati CakesWhen:                  Friday, June 10 from 4:00-6:00 pmWhere:                 Cotton Valley Records (CVR)                            713 18th Ave. South                             Nashville, TN 37203 Fans interested in attending should R.S.V.P by emailing info@cvrmusic.com.  Press opportunities are available; contact Kristin Palmer for more information. About Steve HolyCurb recording artist Steve Holy has enjoyed incredible success since the release of his debut album Blue Moon in October 2000 which featured the hit number 1 single "Good Morning Beautiful," now labeled number 10 in Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Songs of the Decade 1999-2009. With two albums and several hit singles under his belt, Steve has recently signed a management deal with CVR Management driven by veteran Nashville producers J. Gary Smith and John Smith. Steve is currently in the studio with producer Lee Miller (Miller produced Steve's last smash single "Brand New Girlfriend") working on the finishing touches of his next release.  His current single, “Love Don’t Run,” is climbing the country charts. www.steveholy.com About Mark CookeBorn and raised in East Texas, Mark Cooke is an accomplished singer/songwriter who is no stranger to country music. He has always been a lover of music from a very young child to chasing the dream today in Music City, U.S.A. Mark recently has been signed to Cotton Valley Records and Management run by Music Row veteran producers J. Gary Smith and John Smith. Together they are currently recording his CVR debut album due out this year.  His current single, “I Love It,” is going for radio adds now. www.markcooke.com. [...]



COUNTRY CUTS JUNE 2011.

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:58:00 +0000

COUNTRY CUTS JUNE 2011.Emmylou Harris.Despite all the counter attractions in town, Emmylou Harris drew a large crowd to the beautifully appointed Grand Canal Theatre for her concert on Saturday night last. She had a completely new lineup in her Red Dirt Band, and was obviously enjoying her herself on stage as entertained her devoted fans for over 2 hours. She included a lot of her current material as well as some old favourites and as far as her fans were concerned she could do no wrong and received a well deserved standing ovation at the end of the show. Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton’s new album Better Day now has a June 28 release date. Her much-anticipated album of all-new studio material will be released on her own Dolly Records distributed through Warner Music Nashville. To coincide with the album’s release, DOLLY will launch a world tour bringing her throughout America and then onto the U.K. and Europe in August and September, then Australia in November in support of the new album. Better Day is the follow-up to DOLLY’s critically acclaimed and successful 2008 Backwoods Barbie album. Featuring 12 original DOLLY compositions, Better Day marks the fourth release on the independent label. On the live front, the Better Day world tour launches on July 17 in Knoxville in her home state of Tennessee and will be highlighted by two shows (July 22 and 23) at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. After finishing in the U.S. on August 3, the tour moves overseas starting August 20 and will feature a pair of shows (September 7 and 8) at the O2 Arena in London, the venue where DOLLY recorded and filmed Live From London (Dolly Records), her widely praised 2009 two-disc DVD/CD set that included songs from Backwoods Barbie alongside her many classic hits. Her Irish show will take place at the O2 Dublin, on Sept. 14. COUNTRY FEST. The Countdown is now on for the eagerly awaited Country-Fest 4 which will take place at the Clan Ree Complex , Letterkenny in  Co.Donegal on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.   Following the huge success of last year's event the Clan Ree was the only venue for this show now regarded as Europes kingpin Country music Extravaganza. This year's Country-Fest will feature over 80 International, National and local Country Music Acts covering all tastes from old to new with the  main focus on homegrown talent following the massive reaction they got last year. Event promoter James Mc Garrity said” The Clan Ree complex is a fantastic venue and the feedback from last year has been exceptional with all the facilities on hand to cater for the thousands of attendees , this year we have focused more on the Irish acts although we still have 6 well known American singers who will keep the American Country Fans very happy.”   Tickets for the Country-Fest 4 are currently selling very well and over the next few weeks that will continue as we approach the final run in to the event with Letterkenny Tourist Office confirming now that all hotels are fully booked for the weekend and fans are now booking into other Donegal towns with over 1000 UK country fans already booked in to attend.  Some of the big names appearing at the fest include Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell, Nathan Carter, Philomena Begley, Mick Fl[...]



New album by Audie Blaylock & Redline

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:50:00 +0000

New album by Audie Blaylock & Redline "I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky (A Bill Monroe Celebration" NOW RELEASED!      Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce today’s new album release, I’M GOING BACK TO OLD KENTUCKY (A Bill Monroe Celebration) by Audie Blaylock & Redline.  The wealth of talent on this album is certainly a fitting tribute to Bill Monroe - especially this year as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legend’s birth.The album includes the talents of Audie Blaylock along with Redline members:  Patrick McAvinue, Reed Jones, and Russ Carson.  Special guests on this exciting new album include:  Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Glenn Duncan, Carl Jackson, Lou Reid, and Jason Carter.  Tracks include favorites, "Mighty Dark to Travel", "I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky", "My Little Georgia Rose," and many more!   I’M GOING BACK TO OLD KENTUCKY was recorded at Digital Underground, Engineered by Scott Vestal and Produced by Audie Blaylock.  "Audie Blaylock & his Redline band have hit a home run with their new I’M GOING BACK TO OLD KENTUCKY (A Bill Monroe Celebration) CD on Rural Rhythm Records. With special guest vocalists Lou Reid, Bobby Osborne, Carl Jackson and Del McCoury they were able to capture the true Spirt of Bill Monroe's beloved Bluegrass Music,"said Charlie Hall, Radio Host WCYO FM.  The entire album, including the first single, "Mighty Dark to Travel" is now available to radio via AirplayDirect.com   Audie Blaylock & Redline are also involved in numerous other projects including the hit album, THE ALL-STAR JAM - LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN and the upcoming DVD set for release this fall.  The band will also be part of the BEAN BLOSSOM LIVE - A Bill Monroe Tribute Album being recorded in June 2011 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival.   Audie Blaylock & Redline have of course also been busy touring and offering up fun new videos for their fans.  Redliners, Patrick McAvinue and Russell Carson ride the Powderkeg roller coaster after playing a few shows at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri all the while talking about the new album. Fans will also enjoy their recent performance on Fox 7 TV show in Austin, Texas promoting their appearance at the Old Settler’s Music Festival (see video links below).           For more information on Audie Blaylock & Redline, please visit www.audieblaylock.com and at Facebook.[...]



Sugarland Stands Up for Tornado Relief: Our benefit single is available on iTunes today!

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:42:00 +0000

Sugarland Stands Up for Tornado Relief: Our benefit single is available on iTunes today!

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As the nation's heart reaches out to the tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, AL and Joplin, MO, Sugarland released a live version of their anthem "Stand Up" today as a fundraiser for those whose lives have been affected by the devastating storms of this spring.
Jennifer and Kristian have decided to use music to inspire and bring relief. During their Incredible Machine Tour stop in Chicago on May 6, Sugarland invited touring partners Little Big Town on stage to join them for "Stand Up," the show's traditional encore. With all six vocalists lifting that song's motivational lyrics to new heights -- and hundreds of audience members waving "LOVE" flags in support -- the result is an unforgettable collaboration with a powerful message of hope.
"Stand Up For Tornado Relief" is available exclusively on iTunes beginning today, May 31, as both an audio track and a high-definition performance video directed by Sugarland documentarian Valarie Allyn Bienas. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for tornado relief in Alabama, as well as to aid the more recently-affected residents of Joplin, MO.
Get your copy at http://bit.ly/SLTornadoRelief, then spread the news and share the love. Pass this email on, and be a part of bringing relief to those who right now need it most. Every click, every Facebook share, every tweet helps. Thank you for your support of this most worthy cause!
- The Sugarland Team



COLLEEN TAYLOR JOINS THE BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP AS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:35:00 +0000

COLLEEN TAYLOR JOINS THE BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP AS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTFrom A College Education To An Exciting Career ChoiceNashville, TN (May 31, 2011) – The Big Machine Label Group got even bigger today as CEO/President, Scott Borchetta, announced the addition of Colleen Taylor as Administrative Assistant.The Connecticut native and recent Belmont University grad is no stranger to the label, having proved herself as an intern extraordinaire in both the Royalties & Licensing as well as in the A&R Department. In Taylor’s newly-created position, she will provide day-to-day scheduling and organizational support, facilitating increased efficiency and effectiveness for Borchetta and the label group.  “Colleen is an extremely smart & talented young lady who is a great addition to our team. The building fell in love with her while she was an intern and made sure we didn’t let her get away!” said Borchetta.Gaining vital experience throughout her four years in Nashville, she also served as an Administrative Assistant at the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business and held the Vice President and Treasurer roles with Belmont Service Corps. These positions afforded her the opportunity to work with the GRAMMY Awards, CMT Music Awards, CRS, NSAI’s Tin Pan South and Next Big Nashville."I am absolutely thrilled to be working for the Big Machine Label Group. Scott Borchetta has put together a phenomenally talented team that continues to break the mold in this industry, and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Taylor.ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP: Scott Borchetta serves as President/CEO of the independent Big Machine Label Group, which includes Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). In 2010 Big Machine was named Country Label of the Year by Country Aircheck Magazine/Powered by USA Today for the second consecutive year. Also in 2010, Big Machine’s signature artist Taylor Swift’s third album, SPEAK NOW, became the best-selling Country studio album debut of all time with over 1 million units sold in its first week. With the release, Taylor became the 4th female artist in history (across all genres) to debut with more than 1 million first-week units sold. The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Jewel, Platinum sensations The Band Perry, established acts Justin Moore, Jack Ingram and the Eli Young Band and hot newcomers Steel Magnolia, Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge, Brantley Gilbert and comedienne Melissa Peterman. In 5 years, Big Machine Records artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations. [...]



New Album ALISSA “I AM – THAT GIRL” released June 6th!

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:30:00 +0000

New Album ALISSA “I AM – THAT GIRL” released June 6th!

Check out her video on You Tube!

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Teenage Sensation, ALISSA CAVALLARO is 12 years old and resides in Long Island, New York. Being a professional singer was always a dream for Alissa. At age 10 she won Amateur Night at the Apollo. From there she performed half time at Madison Square Garden for the Knicks/Laker Game. She also has performed the National Anthem at Nassau Coliseum for the New York Islanders. In February Alissa headed west to California where she met Father MC who wrote and produced Alissa’s initial release “I Am-That Girl” & has arranged to release it via Famou



R&B Singer/Songwriter, And Former Death Row Recording Artist, Jewell aka Ju-L, Set To Release Book And Album Later This Year

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:19:00 +0000


R&B Singer/Songwriter, And Former Death Row Recording Artist, Jewell aka Ju-L, Set To Release Book And Album Later This Year
Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2011) - Platinum selling R&B songstress Jewell, real name Jewell Caples, a regular fixture in the Los Angeles music scene, is preparing to release a brand new book, and album this fall. The former Death Row Records singer will release a full length studio album entitled, “Blood, Sweat & Tears”, in conjunction with the release of the book, through Best Hand Entertainment.

Jewell was signed to Death Row Records from 1992-1996, and one of the original members of the former Hip-Hop powerhouse label. She released a video and hit single "Woman to Woman", which reached #72 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was featured singing vocals on many of Death Row's releases including Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" and Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride". Her contributions to the legendary albums, Chronic, Doggystyle, and 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me, helped revolutionize a sound in the early 90’s, and quickly established her as one of the most distinctive voices in urban music.

Following the departure of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, the death of 2Pac, and the imprisonment of Suge Knight, Death Row suddenly lost its momentum - Yet Jewell has continued to record and perform, going on to collaborate with the likes of K-Ci & JoJo, Redman, Benzino and Snoop Dogg again.

The book, and album “Blood, Sweat & Tears”, are due later this year.



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KC JOHNS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LETTING GO” IN JUNE

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:14:00 +0000

KC JOHNS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LETTING GO” IN JUNE Second single from Carousel Ride impacting radio immediately (Nashville, TN – 05/31/2011) Country music artist KC Johns is set to release her second single “Letting Go” from her recently released sophomore album Carousel Ride this June and it will begin to impact radio immediately.KC Johns says about “Letting Go” and why she selected it for the next single, “I wrote “Letting Go” back when I was sixteen about a girl that was going through a difficult time in a relationship and listening to it 5 years later I still think that there are so many girls, of any age, that can relate to it which will hopefully make it one of those songs that listeners connect to as soon as they hear it.”“Letting Go” follows the success of the album’s lead single “Fishing In Daddy’s Pond,” which Johns spent the better part of the past six months promoting to media and radio and earned regional airplay with.KC Johns will be in Nashville, TN for the 2011 CMA Fest and will be heading to Chicago, IL later this summer for the first time where she will be appearing on WGN-TV, signing autographs and performing acoustic at the RCC Western store, and performing live at Six Flags Great America.For more information on KC Johns, please visit her on the web at: http://www.kcjohns.net [...]



17 MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’S MATT GARY TAPPED TO PERFORM ANTHEM AT NASCAR’S STP 400 IN JUNE

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:04:00 +0000

17 MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’S MATT GARYTAPPED TO PERFORM ANTHEM AT NASCAR’S STP 400 IN JUNESingle Makes The Grade For iTunes/CMA Fest Download And Microsoft DemoNASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2011)--Matt Gary (17 Music Entertainment), the talented Nashville-based performer who’s making the grade with country radio and country music fans alike, has three new notches to add to his belt of recognition.In the midst of his aggressive radio tour to promote his current single, “I’m Just Sayin’,” Matt received the invitation to perform at a NASCAR race in June. The young singer whose hometown roots run deep in the heart of Kansas will sing the National Anthem a cappella at the NASCAR STP 400 at the Kansas Speedway on Sunday, June 5, 2011.  The televised performance will begin at 1PM Central. This will be Matt’s first live performance of our nation’s song and, admittedly, the entertainer’s most difficult.“I’m thrilled by the invitation,“ Matt said. “But, it’s kind of bittersweet. There is a lot of pressure not only to do it justice, but also to ‘get it right,’ because everyone knows it!  This is not just a performance for me, it’s a performance of a lifetime—one that will be recalled by me and the millions watching!”The trip to the Kansas Speedway will lead-in to Matt’s CMA Fest-2011 schedule in Nashville and is a reprieve from his aggressive radio promotion tour. Over the course of the last nine weeks, Matt has visited stations in 20-plus states including Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, California, Utah, Nevada, Texas and more making personal introductions to those who play his single. Penned by Frank Myers, Gary B. Baker and Billy Montana, “I’m Just Sayin’” appears on Matt Gary’s six-pack, by the same name, which was released in November 2010. The cut was selected to appear on the official iTunes CMA Fest download sampler (2011). In recent festival years, iTunes street teams have assembled to hand out the download cards during “country music’s biggest week” offering free downloads from the country artists participating in the event.  This year, 40,000 cards will be distributed over the course of the four-day event. Matt and the other sampler artists will also be featured on a dedicated iTunes page that will highlight I’M JUST SAYIN,’ his 6-pack CD release, along with “I’m Just Sayin’.”Another renowned digital outlet has welcomed Matt’s music; Microsoft Corporation has selected the newcomer’s current single for its upcoming demonstration promotion.  Matt’s, “I’m Just Sayin’,” is one of the ten country song selections chosen to be featured in Microsoft’s worldwide awareness campaigns geared toward Zune, smart phones and PCs.  As a featured artist, Matt’s single, “I’m Just Sayin’” and corresponding album graphics will be pre-loaded and showcased on select Microsoft demonstration devices for the consumer and potential purchaser to enjoy in stores. The Microsoft promotion will begin this summer.To become better acquainted with Matt Gary and his music, visit http://www.mattgarymusic.com.Pictured:Top: "The men in plaid!" Matt Gary and WAMZ - PD and DJ Hall of Fame inductee, "Coyote Calhoun"Bottom: Matt Gary with the folks at KJKE/Oklahoma City, OK. (L-to-R: KJKE's Crash Poteet and Becky, Matt Gary and Tony Benken Quarterback Records) [...]



Country Music News of the Day / Country Musik News des Tages

Tue, 31 May 2011 05:40:00 +0000

Here is your Country Music News of the day. Your Country Music News is supported by Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, http://www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , FAMWH, www.famwh.com You can publish the Newsletter to your websites or forward to your friends. If you want to publish some of the interviews, please contact me.Hier sind jetzt Eure Country Music News des Tages. Eure Country Music News werden unterstützt von Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , FAMWH, www.famwh.com Der Newsletter darf veröffentlicht werden auf Euren Internetseiten und an Eure Freunde weiter geleitet werden. Solltet Ihr gerne einige der Interviews veröffentlichen wollen, kurze Rückmeldung an mich.75 Jahre „Vom Winde verweht“ in Atlanta http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/75-jahre-vom-winde-verweht-in-atlanta.html Steel Guitar News http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/steel-guitar-news_30.html Howdy in Spreitenbach (CH) (German) - http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/howdy-in-spreitenbach-ch.html Howdy in Spreitenbach (CH) (English) http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/howdy-in-spreitenbach-ch_30.html Last but not least, join my buddy list on the following profiles and add me to your Top Friends:http://www.MySpace.com/ChristianLamitschka http://www.MySpace.com/LamitschkaVideoInterviews http://www.MySpace.com/CountryMusicInterviews http://www.Twitter.com/Lamitschka http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity Warm regardsViele GrüßeChristianCountryMusicNewsInternationalEditor & JournalistChristian Lamitschka An der Pfingstweide 28 61118 Bad Vilbel Germany Phone: ++49 6101 544613Mobil: ++49 171 6903352Fax: ++49 6101 544622CountryMusicNewsInternational@googlemail.com Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de www.MySpace.com/ChristianLamitschka http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/ [...]



75 Jahre „Vom Winde verweht“ in Atlanta

Mon, 30 May 2011 15:19:00 +0000

75 Jahre „Vom Winde verweht“ in Atlanta
Im Juni 1936 erschien der Roman Vom Winde verweht. Zum 75. Jubiläum präsentiert eine Ausstellung in Atlanta Teile des verloren geglaubten Manuskripts.
Die Ausstellung im Atlanta History Center zeigt vom 4. Juni bis 5. September vier Kapitel des maschinengeschriebenen Original-Manuskripts von Margaret Mitchell. Das letzte, 63. Kapitel ist Blatt für Blatt ausgestellt. Darauf zu sehen sind auch handschriftliche Notizen der Autorin und ihres Ehemanns John Marsh. Das Manuskript galt als gänzlich verloren, bis die nun ausgestellten Seiten in einer Bibliothek in Connecticut wieder ans Tageslicht kamen. Die Ausstellung zeigt zudem die Erstausgabe des Buches, den Schreibtisch, an dem der Roman entstand und Briefe der Autorin.
Zum 75. Jubiläum der Erstveröffentlichung am 30. Juni 1936 bietet die Südstaatenmetropole, in der Mitchell den Roman schrieb, auch einige weitere Veranstaltungen. So beleuchtet das Bühnentheater Ansley Park Playhouse vom 2. bis 19. Juni die Gedankenwelt der Autorin in Melita Easters‘ Stück Mrs. John Marsh – The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell. Die Stadtbücherei Atlanta-Fulton Central Library zeigt in der Schau Margaret Mitchell Exhibit: The Movie, welche Rolle Mitchell bei der Verfilmung 1939 spielte. Zu sehen sind neben ihrer Schreibmaschine auch Mitchells Exemplar des Drehbuchs und eine persönliche Sammlung von Szenenfotos. Einblick in das Leben der Autorin auch außerhalb des Jubiläums gewährt ganzjährig das Margaret Mitchell House, das vom Atlanta History Center betrieben wird. Zu sehen ist dort die bescheidene Wohnung, in der Mitchell ihr Werk schrieb.
Kostenlose Reiseinformationen: Georgia Tourism, Horstheider Weg 106a, 33613 Bielefeld, Deutschland, Tel. (0521)986-0425, www.georgia-usa.de. Atlanta History Center: www.atlantahistorycenter.com.



Steel Guitar News

Mon, 30 May 2011 15:13:00 +0000

Hello fellow players,The pedal board on a steel guitar. Do you realize how many different spacings, pedal travel and pedal shapes there are from guitar to guitar? When you say a pedal feels good, does this mean you want one to push real easy or have enough resistance that you can get half pedal without running the pedal into the floor?There are many different types of pedal feels and of course, pedal shapes. If a pedal is rounded off from the top to the end, the ratio actually changes as your foot pushes it down and walks along the top of it. This might be okay if you get used to it, but after playing a guitar with a flat pedal on top like Franklin or Fessenden, it could be pretty confusing.The first Emmons LeGrande and actually second and third LeGrandes, I took the pedals off and replaced them with the old style cast push pull pedals. I like the feel much better even though the tension from all the way up to all the way down was identical. Upon seeing Buddy Emmons first LeGrande, I see that he did the same thing.I personally don�t like the LeGrande pedals because of the sharp edge on top that prevents a player from sliding his foot across the top of the pedal. The old Emmons pedals, you could do this quite easily. The good thing about this is if you have a belt sander, it�s very easy to cut this sharp edge off the tops of the pedals.The Sho-Bud pedals do not have this trouble. I like the newer Sho-Bud pedals that are thin from the shank to the end of the pedal because it gives you more space between the pedals without the pedals being further apart. However, the very wide spacing like on the early Sho-Bud Pro IIIs, these new pedals give you almost too much space between the pedals. But let me say this out loud. All these pedal sizes and pedal feels I�m talking about really must be sized and adjusted to the player. The person that likes one may hate another. I remember Tom Morrell and I building some of the first MSAs and Tommy himself built a steel guitar with only two inches of space between them. This was horribly narrow for me and I just couldn�t play it. But he wanted it that way and played it very well.I like two and three quarter spacing or even more if the pedals are wide. I just put the pedal setup on my new Clinesmith and because of the width of the pedal, I went to three and a quarter inch spacing. This would be too much on a Sho-Bud or Emmons, but it�s just perfect for Bigsby or Clinesmith.Remember here, Clinesmith and Bigsby pedals, like the first Sho-Bud pedals, are built with a very wide pad on the end so they require either thinning them down with a band saw, which I have done, or add more space between pedals overall.Most steel guitars today that are on my floor here are a good blend of width and spacing, for instance, the new Mullen guitars. It�s obvious that these guitars are being designed and built by a very good player, Mr. Del Mullen himself. These guitars are extremely comfortable to sit down behind and play well the first time you try.Just remember that any pedals that�s too easy to push is not going to give you the control that you need of the note changing from one pitch to another. Also, the rate of string change will determine the pedal feel. The harder you push the pedal the farther a note goes? This is not good. The pedal should push with about the same tension all the way to the stop. As you push the pedal, it should get progressively easier, not progressively harder.You may notice if you�ve ever played an Emmons push pull, the farther the[...]



Howdy in Spreitenbach (CH)

Mon, 30 May 2011 15:00:00 +0000

Howdy in Spreitenbach (CH)On Saturday, May 27th the Swiss Band Howdy played in Spreitenbach. The concert was on the occasion of a festivity that is held every two years. Luckily, they could play in a marquee because it was raining nearly the whole day. It seems that Howdy have a special wire to the weather god, shortly before the concert started the rain stopped and no one was getting wet during the walk to the concert place. The band exists since 1994 and has played with great success at different festivals in Switzerland and foreign countries.Leadsinger Renato Rocchinotti and his musicians (Marc Zwicky - Keyboard, Backing Vocals, Adrian Aerne - Guitars, Backing Vocals, René Etterli - Bass, Bosco Blatter - Drums) arranged a very colorful repertoire for this evening.The program included songs from different famous country singers as well as songs composed by themselves and also some tunes in Swiss-German. A lot of their cover-songs are from the American band "Sawyer Brown" because these songs perfectly match the typical sound of Howdy.Even though the evening was held under the slogan "Rockin' Country", the program was completed by some softer songs. Howdy succeeded in sharing their great sense of humor and their joy for playing music with the audience. Unfortunately a lot of guests left the marquee before the end of the concert despite the good vibes. However, Howdy gave their best until the last tone was played.The man in charge of the sound was Peter "Voli" Vollenweider. Despite the challenging circumstances, he did a great job.More information of the band: www.howdy.chLilly Nussbaum [...]



Howdy in Spreitenbach (CH)

Mon, 30 May 2011 14:54:00 +0000

Howdy in Spreitenbach (CH)Am Samstag, 27. Mai spielte die Schweizer Band Howdy in Spreitenbach. Der Anlass war ein zweitägiges Quartierfest, das alle zwei Jahre durchgeführt wird.Glücklicherweise war ein Festzelt aufgestellt, denn es regnete beinahe den ganzen Tag. Howdy haben jedoch einen besonderen Draht zum Wettergott, kurz vor Konzertbeginn hörte der Regen auf und das Publikum konnte trockenen Fusses zum Konzertort spazieren.Die Band existiert bereits seit 1994 und konnte an verschiedenen Festivals in der Schweiz und im Ausland ihr Können unter Beweis stellen.Leadsänger Renato Rocchinotti und seine Musiker (Marc Zwicky - Keyboard, Backing Vocals, Adrian Aerne - Gitarre, Backing Vocals, René Etterli - Bass, Bosco Blatter - Drums) stellten für diesen Abend ein bunt gemixtes Repertoire zusammen.Dazu gehörten viele bekannte Songs verschiedener Country-Grössen, Eigenkompositionen und Stücke in Mundart. Viele der Cover-Songs stammen ursprünglich von der amerikanischen Band "Sawyer Brown", denn sie entsprechen dem typischen Howdy-Sound voll und ganz.Der Abend stand unter dem Motto "Rockin' Country", die etwas sanfteren Klänge fehlten jedoch auch nicht.Spielfreude und Humor wurden von Howdy ganz klar ans Publikum übertragen. Leider verliessen, trotz der guten Stimmung, viele der Gäste vor Konzertende das Festzelt. Howdy liessen sich davon nicht beirren und gaben ihr Bestes bis zum letzten vorbereiteten Song.Für den Sound war Peter "Voli" Vollenweider zuständig. Seine Aufgabe war nicht gerade einfach, er hat aber auf jeden Fall einen super Job erledigt.Mehr Informationen zur Band: www.howdy.chLilly Nussbaum [...]



Country Music News of the Day / Country Musik News des Tages

Mon, 30 May 2011 04:49:00 +0000

Here is your Country Music News of the day. Your Country Music News is supported by Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, http://www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , FAMWH, www.famwh.com You can publish the Newsletter to your websites or forward to your friends. If you want to publish some of the interviews, please contact me.Hier sind jetzt Eure Country Music News des Tages. Eure Country Music News werden unterstützt von Lucy Angel, http://www.LucyAngel.com , Steel Guitar Nashville, http://www.SteelGuitar.net , HelpCharity, http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity , Bobbe Seymour, www.MySpace.com/BobbeSeymour , Radio4Humans, http://www.Radio4Humans.de , Katsy Redstar http://www.myspace.com/KatsyRedstar , FAMWH, www.famwh.com Der Newsletter darf veröffentlicht werden auf Euren Internetseiten und an Eure Freunde weiter geleitet werden. Solltet Ihr gerne einige der Interviews veröffentlichen wollen, kurze Rückmeldung an mich.Interview with David Ball http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/interview-with-david-ball.html Victoria Banks – Never Be The Same (2011) http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/victoria-banks-never-be-same-2011.html Born This Way - Lady Gaga, Tay Tay or Lady A - What’s You Poison CMA ? http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/born-this-way-lady-gaga-tay-tay-or-lady.html Party Time at Moore & Moore Fan Club Party http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/05/party-time-at-moore-moore-fan-club.html Last but not least, join my buddy list on the following profiles and add me to your Top Friends:http://www.MySpace.com/ChristianLamitschka http://www.MySpace.com/LamitschkaVideoInterviews http://www.MySpace.com/CountryMusicInterviews http://www.Twitter.com/Lamitschka http://www.MySpace.com/HelpCharity Warm regardsViele GrüßeChristianCountryMusicNewsInternationalEditor & JournalistChristian Lamitschka An der Pfingstweide 28 61118 Bad Vilbel Germany Phone: ++49 6101 544613Mobil: ++49 171 6903352Fax: ++49 6101 544622CountryMusicNewsInternational@googlemail.com Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de www.MySpace.com/ChristianLamitschka http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/ [...]



Interview with David Ball

Mon, 30 May 2011 04:44:00 +0000

Interview with David BallCL: Hi I am Christian Lamitschka and today I present you David Ball. David, welcome to the show.DB: Well thank you Christian, good to be here.CL: David, we met each other a couple times before, so what happened since the last time we met each other.DB: We met each other, what, four ago?CL: Yes.DB: I’ve been a busy boy. I spent a lot of time in Texas playing in the Fort Worth area for a few year, but I stayed in Nashville. Since then I put together a new band probably about two years ago called The Pioneer Playboys. These guys were really playing in a kind of an old style, but new style, which fit me real good. I started playing with them, I think they kicked out their lead singer, their new lead guy. I took his place. I didn’t force him out. So they started learning my songs. We started getting good and about six months later we went to the studio at the invitation of my good friend Dan Frizzel, who had recorded Private Malone and stuff like that with me. We went to the studio and did this record. It’s kind of a live record in the studio.CL: Folks to have an idea to what we are talking now, that’s his CD, it’s an awesome CD. It has 11 songs on it and David will tell us now, which is his personal favorite on this album and why.DB: I have to chose? There has to be a favorite? My favorite is “What’ll I Do If I Don’t Have You”, it’s just one of those songs that’ll that stick with you, a melody that just fits me. I wrote it with a friend of mine. The song just fell out of the sky and it’s one of the few songs that I can play to the audience that has never heard this song before. In the middle of this song, they start clapping, it’s like I’m not really sure and I think they like it a lot. I hope everybody gets to hear it, it’s very special to me. CL: David, if fans like to get more information about you, where do they have to go to?DB: They can find me at www.davidball.com . We kinda make a pretty good presence on the net at the web and all those place. Look for us out there. You can order a copy of the new CD at davidball.com too, it’s out there.CL: If someone is ordering the CD do you put a personal note on it?DB: If they request that, I sure can. I’m very proud of this record and it features the band you know. The first times they’ve been in the studio, they really didn’t know how to behave you know. They were a little bit rowdy, a kind of a night club band and they had to cut all that out. Or they were sneaking around the broom closet and nipped some (drink), but we got it done. It took a little longer and it cost a little more, but we got it done.[...]



Victoria Banks – Never Be The Same (2011)

Mon, 30 May 2011 04:34:00 +0000

Victoria Banks – Never Be The Same (2011)1. Come On 2. Jackson 3. Never Be The Same 4. I'm Gone 5. Feel Like A Kid Again 6. Somebody Does 7. Blue As My Broken Heart 8. Barefoot Girl 9. Mama Said Don't 10. Remember That 11. The Other SideLabel – On Ramp RecordsR2011003Release Date – 26 April 2011 ( Canada) / 3 May 2011 (UK)Time - 39:15WwwwNEVER BE THE SAME marks the sophomore release for the 38-year old Muskoka, Ontario born and Nashville based song writer. With expectations running high after supporting superstar Reba McEntire on her Canadian tour along with garnering dual Canadian Country Music Association awards for Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter(s) Of The Year (Johnny Reid-‘Dance With Me’), Victoria Banks admitted to feeling nervous going into the studio to cut this album. She need not of worried regarding this 11-track offering because as far as this old grey is concerned it most certainly passes my whistle test and is nothing short than a triumph and something she can be rightly proud of.Banks who produced the record assisted by Grammy-winning engineer Eric Legg takes the listener on a modern day Music Row journey drawing on her own personal experiences over the last 18 months. There have been many highs and lows: honours, singing at major venues, escape from an abusive relationship and sadly the loss a parent but seeking that inner strength to carry on. Inside the digipak the liner notes include the quote “Music is the medicine of the breaking heart” - This project is about strength, resilience, empowerment and healing. It includes accompanying lyrics and a sepia-toned photo as a small child with her late mother. The challenge for any songwriter, when airing all of their laundry publicly, on a trial by fire basis, is to convey those messages authentically to gain universal acceptance. She certainly succeeds on this emotional roller coaster which is a labour of love from top to bottom.It is by no means mournful and predominately upbeat which is immediately apparent on the energetic uplifting opener ‘Come On’, the first single released to radio. It’s co-written with Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett, better known as Texas-Utah girl duo The JaneDear Girls. Encountering the blank page syndrome at a Sony song writing session who better to turn to on a track that captures the whirlwind feeling of falling madly in the love than none other than Miss Taylor Swift! In an adjacent writing room they heard a piano being played and it sounded “really cool”. Socially they poked their heads round the door and kindly asked Taylor to play it for them on a yet to materialize song. Inspiration is infectious it seems, on returning Victoria picked up her guitar and the creative juices flowed. It’s written from sub conscious, with the delivery of lines like: Just Kiss Me, Leave It All Behind/ There’s No Use Waiting Or Hesitating, the girl drops hints like atom bombs to her guy on a first date on this breezy affair drenched with fiddle (Larry Franklin).The swampy, hard hitting and purely fictional self penned murder mystery ‘Jackson’ is the one song that thankfully doesn’t draw on Banks’ own experience! As the writer of CCMA nominated single ‘The Wheel’ ideas seem to soak up whilst she’s on the highway. Part of the brain that questions and self edits, for her, are probably occupied when travelling - The words: It’s a long way b[...]