Sunday, December 31, 2006


Easter Festivals

The 11th Buffalo Mountain Festival line up has been announced, plus there has been a change in line up for the Caithness event the same weekend.
Hank Williams daughter Jett will still be coming to Halkirk, but will now be backed by The Duke Boys, who will also replace Shogun on their spot. Full details on our 100th posting below.
Pip's festival at Ingliston featyres The Swing Commanfers, Jolene & Barry, The Landons, Diesel Cowboys, Springfield, Sunset Trio, Honest Truth, Cross Country & Paul Bailley alongside Roll The Dice, The Brothers, Exas Express, Lemon Grass & Little Rock.


Best Of British CD

For the eighth year a Best Of British Country album has been released. The project, features songs from British acts which have all gained exposure on radio throughout Europe.
Heading the list is Dave Sheriff, who has had a remarkable year with four number one singles in the Hotdisc Independent British chart.
Scottish contributions from Paula MacAskill, Jackie Storrar, Audrey Kelly are included.
The album is available direct from Hotdisc - send a cheque for £9.99 made payable to Hotdisc Ltd and mail to Hotdisc, Friars Mount, Friars, Jedburgh TD8 6BN, Scotland. Or you can directly by Paypal using a dedicated Paypal e mail address at


Nashville New Year

If you're still partying at 3am (UK time)on New Years morning, you can catch a Nashville New Year on FOX News Channel (Sky Channel 510). The programme is repeated at 6am.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Bob Wills for Grammy Honour

Western swing bandleader Bob Wills will be honored posthumously with the Recording Academy's lifetime achievement award at a ceremony during the upcoming Grammy's in Los Angeles. Wills, who died in 1975, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968. The 49th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 11.


Merle's street

Merle Haggard is to be honored with a street named in his honor in Oildale, Calif., a small town north of Bakersfield, where he spent his childhood years. A two-mile stretch of the road will be renamed Merle Haggard Drive.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


New Year Country dates in The Forth Valley

Local favourites JOLENE & BARRY will be first footin' both the San Quentin & Prairie Star clubs in 2007. The duo, featured in the current Country Music & Dance In Scotland magazine play Maddison Golf Club on Friday 5th January and Alloa's Wers Club the next night.
Meanwhile, The Prairie Star are organising a Christmas Night out on Saturday,December 23rd to The Roots CMC in Allanton, where Rockin' Horse are the guests.Call Dorothy if you want a seat on the bus on 01259 724352.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Nashville - the new "windy city"

We all thought that Chicago was "The Windy City", but that ewas before an American Airlines flight carrying 99 passengers made an emergency landing in Nashville earlier this week after passengers reported a strange scent that smelled like struck matches. Indeed, the offending odor did come from struck matches. A Dallas woman on the flight "admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to mask evidence of a troubled digestive system." The Washington -to-Dallas/Fort Worth flight eventually took off again, but the woman was not on board. "American has banned her for a long time," says Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority.

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