Saturday, January 24, 2009
Kasey Chambers dominates Golden Guitars
Other winners included Catherine Britt (Female), Adam Brand (male), The McClymonts (Group), John Williamson (Bush Ballad) and Melinda Schneider & Paul Kirby for Vocal Collaboration for "Still Here".
The awards were broadcast live around the globe on Radio Australia, and Celtic Music Radio (1530 AM in Glasgow and online at www.celticmusicradio.net) will have an Australia Day special Sunday Jan 25th between 2-5pm, when it'll already be Australia Day down under.
February in the Forth Valley
Kevin Costner - Country star
Sugarland Glasgow bound
Irish Festival moves indoors
Randy Travis and Ray Price headline alongside Joe Diffie, Connie Smith,John Conlee, Hal Ketchum and all the biggest Irish acts.
More details at www.jwpromos.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Arne Benoni in hospital
Anyway, the skills and instruments are getting better day by day, so now that they feel they can do it,and Arne is currently in the Martina Hansens Hospital in Oslo.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Jackie Nelson RIP
Jackie from Co Down, was one of the best known personalities on the Irish cabaret scene and over a 40-year singing career he recorded a number of popular albums.
In years gone by, he regulary worked Central Scotland for Alloa based Forefront promotions.
Probably his best known song was the Christmas hit, "Walking Talking Dolly"
Last month he was to have launched his latest DVD album Memories of Ireland in Newcastle but the show was cancelled due to his illness.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
2008 in Review
Shania Twain split from husband Mutt Lange; Mindy McCready, spent 60 days in prison, then apparently attempted suicide; John Rich, Sugarland, Mark Herndon and Natalie Maines got sued; and Billy Joe Shaver and Kid Rock got busted. Chris Cagle and his girlfriend are jailed on domestic assault charges.
Sadder still, country music lost some of its finest voices and fiercest advocates, including John Stewart, Charlie Walker, Leo Jackson, Danny Davis, Paul Davis, Danny Dill,Chris Gaffney (Hacienda Brothers), Don Helms,Reg Lindsay, Bobby Lord, Ken Nelson,Odetta Holmes, Dottie Rambo, Jerry Reed, Nick Reynolds, (founding member of the Kingston Trio),Artie Traum, and Jerry Wallace.
This past week, Delaney Bramlett, 69, singer, songwriter, record producer and a founding member of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Dec. 27, in Los Angeles, of complications from gallbladder surgery.
And finally, Eddy Arnold, 89, trailblazing crossover crooner and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame,died May 8, near Nashville.
The late star's single, "To Life," charts in Billboard just days after his death, making him one of the few artists to have charted a record in seven consecutive decades and giving him a grand total of 147 singles charted. ...
Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" becomes first country song to earn double-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for generating 2 million digital downloads. Then in May, she joined the Grand Ole Opry, once the home of singers that could honestly be called legends. Later in the year, she was joined by Craig Morgan, the Opry's youngest member.
Ernest V. Stoneman, Tom T. Hall, The Statler Brothers and Emmylou Harris are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In bluegrass, Dailey & Vincent win seven International Bluegrass Music Awards, including entertainer of the year. ...
But still, everyone wanted into Country music. Actress Jessica Simpson, R&B singer Jewel, and Dancing With The Stars dancer Julianne Hough all made Country music albums. Even President George W. Bush treats the annual Gridiron Dinner crowd to a self-mocking parody of "Green, Green Grass of Home".
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