Saturday, September 29, 2007
Bill Black is back
Forth Valley gigs in October
The San Quentin kick off on Friday 5th, with a visit from Texas Express at the regular venue of Polmont Golf Club in Maddison..
Then on Saturday 13th, the club hosts the Scottish Western Re-enactment Association Dance at the same venue. Music will be provided by Rambling Fever
The Prairie Star also have two events this month. Their regular venue, Weirs Club in Alloa is the place to be on Saturday 6th to catch the visit of Roll the Dice, then on October 27th, the club are going back to their historic venue in Fishcross, now known as the Ochilview Lounge, where Nashville Skyline will be playing.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Mick Flavin Stirling bound
Highland Gathering this weekend
Isla axes Dunfermline
Isla will be back in Fife next May.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Garth breaks all records
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Emerson Drive home 3 Canadian Country Awards
The band, formed in Grand Prairie, Alberta 12 years ago, opened up the showcase with their recent US No.1, “Moments”, and went on to collect Single of the Year, CMT Video of the Year and Group of the Year awards.
But the biggest surprise was probably hometown boy Brad Johner, who was presented with Male Artist of the Year.
The performance by Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Jimmy Rankin together was one of the highlights of the show, which followed CDJ’s award for Female Artist of the Year.
Other awards included Roots Artist of the Year to Corb Lund for the second year in a row ; Doc Walker took home Album of the Year, and B.C.’s Aaron Pritchett took home SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for his country anthem “Hold My Beer”.
THe Chevvy Rising Star Award went to Shane Yellowbird , and the biggest awards of the night – the Fans’ Choice Award – was won by Terri Clark
Scots born Johnny Reid had won the Independent Male Vocalist Award ; Patricia Conroy (Independent Female) and The Wilkinsons (Independent Group).
The Dixie Chicks were awarded Canada’s Top Selling Country Album of the Year.
There were three inductees into Canada’s Country Hall Of Fame.
Anyone who has been involved in Country music in Canada knows Sheila Hamilton. She is the long time former Executive Director of the CCMA, and is responsible for the stature of the CCMA and the strong position of Canadian Country music today. Sheila retired from her position a couple of years ago, but is still highly respected for her devotion to the music.
A distinctly Celtic flare was added to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame with the induction of the late John Allan Cameron. Fellow Cape Bretoner and musician Jimmy Rankin presented the honour. John Allan, a native of Glencoe Station, died in 2006, in a Toronto hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 67. Known as the Godfather of Celtic Music, John Allan received numerous awards and honours during his prestigious career including the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Music Association, an honorary doctor of letters from the University College of Cape Breton and he was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2003. Broadcaster Cliff Dumas of CMT Canada is also inducted into the hall this year.
The CCMA Awards rounded off a weekend of showcases and seminars at Country Music Week organized by the Canadian Country Music Association.
A full list of CCMA award winners is available at www.cancountry.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Mikes' Scottish dates are October 11th The Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries, 12th The Magnum Centre, Irvine, 13th The Strathclyde Suite in The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 14th The Ryan Centre, Stranraer.
Mike has new album out called "Seasons in the Sun" .
Isla Grant tour dates
Sept 28th The Tait Hall, Kelso., 29th The Civic Hall, Whitehaven , 30th The Ryan Centre, Stranraer.
Oct 3rd The Carnegie Arts Centre, Dunfermline , 4th The Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas , 5th The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr , 6th The Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, 7th The Argyll Gathering, Oban , 12th The Maltings. Berwick.
and 13th The Wellbank Centre, Wellbank, by Dundee.
CMA Award nominees announced
Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss and Martina McBride each receive four nominations, whilst John Rich, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban each score three
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Little Big Town
Vocal Group of the Year
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Single of the Year
“Anyway” - Martina McBride
“Before He Cheats” - Carrie Underwood
“Lost In This Moment” - Big & Rich
“Ticks” - Brad Paisley
“Wrapped” - George Strait
Album of the Year
5th Gear - Brad Paisley
It Just Comes Natural - George Strait
Long Trip Alone - Dierks Bentley
Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing - Keith Urban
These Days - Vince Gill
Song of the Year
“Before He Cheats”
“Give It Away”
“Lost In This Moment”
Musical Event of the Year
Reba McEntire / Kelly Clarkson“Because of You”
Tracy Lawrence/Tim McGraw/ Kenny Chesney“Find Out Who Your Friends Are”
Jimmy Buffett/ George Strait / Alan Jackson“Hey Good Lookin’”
Alison Krauss / John Waite“Missing You”
Vince Gill /Alison Krauss“The Reason Why”
Music Video of the Year
“Before He Cheats”Carrie Underwood
“You Save Me”Kenny Chesney
Musician of the Year
Eddie Bayers, Jr. – Drums
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
Randy Scruggs – Guitar
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