Wednesday, March 28, 2007
3C Country Radio closes
The station, which was based at Radio Clyde's Glasgow studio's was launched in June 2000, and was headed up by American Pat Geary.
The station's website simply states that "3C is is no longer on air. It has been a pleasure serving you, please check out www.voiceofcountry.com for further details."
The Voice of Country website looks like the early stages of a new Nashville based internet station.
A new Krauss collection
Last Of The Breed
Monday, March 26, 2007
Bill Black out as Saga goes Smooth
Meanwhile, Glasgow's latest community station, Sunny Govan FM launches this week on 103.5FM, with an hour of Country on Tuesday night's 8-9pm. The station, currently testing, reaches the Cumbernauld area.
New CD's from McGraw,McBride & Peters
Next Monday, Martina McBride's new album, Waking Up Laughing" is released here. The album sees Martina as Producer, writer & artist. A bit poppy in places, it's nevertheless a good album from the former CMA Female Vocalist of The Year.
Then on Easter Monday, "Burnt Toast & Offerings", the new CD from Nashville singer songwriter Gretchen Peters is released here.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
April gigs in the Forth Valley
Later in the month, No Angels bring Gemma Fairweather to Bo'ness Town Hall on the 13th & The Polmont Linedancers meet at Polmont Golf Club on the 20th with local favourites Jolene & Barry.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Pip cited various reasons for the decision to end the event, which would've been the 11th Annual event, including problems with theHhighland Showground organisers, and slow ticket sales.
He also says that, what was once an enjoyable challange is now a chore, and is affecting his health and paid employment.
I'm sure Pip will continue to hold regular events, and we'll see him around.
In the meantime, fans need not be idle this easter weekend, with the 4th Northern Nashville Festival still going ahead in Halkirk, Caithness with a line up featuring Hank Williams daughter Jett, Elvis soundalkie Travis LeDoyt, husband & wife duo, The Woody's, plus acts from Ireland, England, Belgium and Scotland.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
City Sinners for Malwai
Monday, March 05, 2007
Seeing Red at San Quentin
A rush through from the west, and Ol'Red himself Nicky appeared to play solo. We've heard a rumour that there is no Red Canyon band at present. The rights & wrongs of confirming bookings aside, the crowd, many Red Canyon fans included, weren't happy. They couldn't dance to a solo act, and decided to talk amongst themselves instead. I found this lack of respect for the artist shameful.
I personally enjoyed the set better as a solo. It would've been ideal in a quiet room setting,but the crowd disorder spoiled the night for me.
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Garth in Belfast
The Oklahoman superstar was in Northern Ireland to attend the funeral of Jim Aiken, the entertainment promoter who has brought many legends to the province. Aiken died,age 75, and was well respected throughout the world with his obituary appearing on the worldwide newswires UPI & PA.
Several weeks ago, Mr Aiken visited Garth in Nashville to present him with plans for a return to Ireland. What Aiken had in mind was to present the country star at Stormont in a revival of the open air concerts which he launched in the summer of 1998, when Elton John rocked the manicured lawns.
Right up until the time of his death, Jim dreamed of getting Stormont working again as a concert venue.
Now Garth is more determined than ever to put on a show in Belfast, not necessarily at Stormont. He has made it clear that any venue will do, as long as he gets the opportunity to pay his respects to his friend through his music.
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