Saturday, September 30, 2006

 

New Alan Jackson release

Alan Jackson's new album , "Like Red On A Rose" is released in the Uk on Monday October 2nd. This album is produced by Alison Krauss, and sounds very much like her sound. Alan fans may be in for a shock, as there's no lightweight "Chattahoochie" or Tall Tall Trees" type songs here.

 

Foster & Allen

Long time Irish favourites, Foster & Allen are teaming up with Radio 2 for a Children In Need "Bid For The Gig", where the laid back duo will entertain in your home or chosen venue. The auction takes place during the week of 13-17th November.
In the meantime, catch them at Perth Concert Hall on Nov 9th, or Motherwell Concert Hall on the 10th.
They also have a new double album, "At The Movies" in stores from November 6th.

Friday, September 22, 2006

 

October dates

There's "Another Chance To Dance" for Wee Country folks, when Gerry Ford visits the Prairie Star CWC in Alloa on Satuday, October 7th.
The previous evening, Southern Boulevard are guests at The San Quentin CWC in Maddison, near Falkirk.
Also coming up is a visit by Charlie Landsborough to Stirling's Albert Halls, on the 11th, and Dominic Kirwan returns to Falkirk Town Hall on Oct 24.

 

Willie Nelson in drugs raid

Willie Nelson and four members of his touring entourage are facing charges for possession of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms after his tour bus was stopped in Louisiana earlier this week. Nelson was headed to Texas following a Sunday night show with Ray Price in Montgomery, Ala. Nelson's 2005 Prevost bus was stopped on Interstate 10 for a commercial vehicle inspection. In a press release, police said, "When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana in the bus." Police confiscated 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 0.2 pound of mushrooms.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

 

Scot wins at Canadian awards

The Canadian Country Music Awards showcased some of Canada’s biggest country stars at Harbour Station in Saint John,New Brunswick , and Scots born Johnny Reid topped off a great weekend, by not only collecting the Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award in front of a nationwide TV audience, but also a 2007 truck, courtesy of the presenting sponsor.
Earlier in the weekend, the Scots born singer songwriter, who has named his fan club, The Tartan Army, won two independent label awards for Top Male Vocalist & Single of the Year for “Missing an Angel”.

Other winners included George Canyon and Carolyn Dawn Johnson who collected trophies for Male and Female Artist of the Year, respectively, with George also picking up the award for Single of the Year for “Somebody Wrote Love”.
Alberta based Corb Lund , who toured here earlier in the year, won the Album of the Year Award, as well as the Roots Artist of theYear.
The Fans’ Choice Award, voted on by fans, was won by Terri Clark, for the sixth time.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

 

CMA Award Nominations announced

This years CMA Awards will be held back in Nashville after last year's visit to New York City. The date is November 6th at the Gaylord Entertainment Centre in downtown Nashville. The nominees are:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Believe” - Brooks & Dunn,
“Better Life” - Keith Urban,
“Jesus Take The Wheel” - Carrie Underwood,
"Summertime” - Kenny Chesney,
“When I Get Where I’m Going” - Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton),

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Hillbilly Deluxe" -Brooks & Dunn,
"Me And My Gang" - Rascal Flatts,
"Precious Memories" - Alan Jackson,
"The Road And The Radio" - Kenny Chesney,
"Time Well Wasted" - Brad Paisley

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Alison Krauss + Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas, Little Big Town,
Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant, The Wreckers

HORIZON AWARD FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn (Guest vocals by Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill)
“Building Bridges”
Faith Hill Featuring Tim McGraw
“Like We Never Loved At All”
Gretchen Wilson (Featuring Merle Haggard)
“Politically Uncorrect”
Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton)
“When I Get Where I’m Going”
Bon Jovi (Duet with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland)
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home”

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Eddie Bayers – Drums
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar/Electric Guitar
Randy Scruggs – Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“8th of November” Big & Rich
“Believe”- Brooks & Dunn
“Jesus Take The Wheel” - Carrie Underwood
“Kerosene” - Miranda Lambert
“When I Get Where I’m Going” - Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton)

 

Irish weekend in Glasgow

If you like Irish Country music, make a diary date for Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 2006. That's when you can join Highland Radio's 7 Coaches from Donegal Derry & Tyrone for this fabulous Week-End. Legends like Johnny McEvoy, Ray Lynam ,Philomena Begley, Derrmot O'Brien, Brian Coll and Susan McCann will be joined by Theresa Rodgers, Seamus McGhee and Mike Denver.
Tickets are on Sale from Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow Tel 0141 3069988 or Highland Radio, Letterkenny Tel 074 91 25000.

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