Saturday, June 21, 2008

 

Sara Evans wed

Sara Evans and former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker were married last Saturday (June 14) during an outdoor ceremony at a farm in Franklin, Tenn. Evans' 8-year-old son Avery walked his mother down the aisle. Serving as attendants were Evans' children, including daughters, Olivia, 5, and Audrey, 3, and Barker's four children from his previous marriage. At the ceremony, singer-songwriter Marcus Hummon performed "God Bless the Broken Road," the Rascal Flatts hit he co-wrote. Sheryl Crow was among the 145 guests arriving for the wedding. According to People magazine, Evans wore an ivory silk taffeta Vera Wang gown with a halter neck. Evans, 37, and Barker, 35, were introduced last fall by Joe Beam, a minister who officiated at Saturday's ceremony. Evans and ex-husband Craig Schelske were married for 14 years before their divorce was finalized in September 2007. Barker also became divorced last year. He and Evans became engaged in March. Barker hosts a morning show on a sports radio station in Birmingham, Ala.

 

Gracelands in Grangemouth


The BBC website reports that an Elvis Presley fan from Grangemouth has converted his house into Graceland for his local gala day.
It took Walter Gibb and his family 11 weeks to make the three-dimensional timber replica of Elvis's Memphis home. The 46-year-old, whose daughter Robyn is a maid of honour in the Grangemouth Children's Gala, said he wanted to do "something a wee bit special".
Read the full story @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7466632.stm

Monday, June 16, 2008

 

Alabama trouble

Mark Herndon, drummer with Alabama is being sued by the other 3 band members, Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry & Jeff Cook for $200,000 in over payments from the groups 2003 Farewell tour.

 

Nashville Brass in heaven

Danny Davis, who lead his Nashville Brass to chart success and 6 CMA Instrumental Group Of The Year awards between 1969-74, died on Thursday June 12th in a Nashville hospital. He was 83.
Davis worked with Waylon Jennings, Chet atkins, Willie Nelson, Dottie West and Don Gibson during his long Country music career

 

Dan Seals

Dan Seals is completing radiation treatment for lymphoma, following 4 months in a Texas Cancer centre.

Monday, June 09, 2008

 

Bob Cheevers tour

Singer Songwriter Bob Cheevers embarks on a lengthy UK tour this summer to promote his album "Fiona's World".
Scottish dates include :
Jul 23 Hootenannies, Inverness
Jul 24 Seaforth, Ullapool
Jul 25/26 Lochmaddy Hotel, North Uist
Jul 27 Greyfriars, Perth
Jul 31 Star Folk Club,St Andrews In The Square,Glasgow
Aug 1 Royal Oak, Wee Folk Club, Edinburgh
Aug 2 Western Baths, Glasgow (Sounds In The Suburbs)
Aug 3 (afternoon) Celtic Music Radio, Glasgow
Aug 3 Georgian Hotel, Coatbridge
Aug 5 Liquid Ship’s Free Candy Sessions,Gt West Rd, Gl
Aug 6 Dunfermline Folk Club
Aug 7-10 St Brides Acoustic Music Centre, Edinburgh

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

 

Kathy Mattea on Celtic Music Radio

Kathy Mattea, whose latest album, "Coal" is devoted to the mining communities of her native West Virginia, will be telling Stewart Fenwick all about the album on this Sunday's Celtic Country programme on Celtic Music Radio. Listen on www.celticmusicradio.net, or on 1530 AM in Glasgow, between 2-5pm UK time.

 

Colorado club's quarter century

Congratulations to West Calder's Colorado CMC who are celebrating theie 25th birthday this weekend. They have a special part night at the town's Bowling Club on Friday 6th June.

 

Another award for Murray

Anne Murray is this year's recipient of the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award to be presented at The Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008 Awards dinner in New York. June 19, 2008. The award honours artists who have been responsible for a substantial number of hit songs for an extended period of time.

 

Todays Country navel according to The Hag

American country icon Merle Haggard doesn’t take much notice of new artists in the genre. “I haven’t heard anything that really knocked me down,” he recently admitted. “They’re pretty, of course, and they’re young.” Haggard argues that libido rules much of country today. “Sometimes I think it’s more about belly buttons than it is guitars,” he says.

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