Monday, July 27, 2009
Tequilla top band at Prairie Star
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Remembering Jim Reeves
"How Many Tears From Now" was recorded in 1947 at the radio station where Jim started his DJ career. The recording was only found recetly, whilst "Subconcious Mind" was recorded just a month before his death.
Scotland's Celtic Music Radio honoured JIm, with no less than 10 tracks on this week's programme, and invited listeners to choose the best European "Jim Reeves" between Scotland's Al Grant, England's Paul wheater, Ireland's Matt Leavy and Norway's Arne Benoni.
Al Grant was a narrow winner over Paul Wheater.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Mel on the mend
The 66-year-old singer had a run of hits in the 1980s that included "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," Stand Up" and "Louisiana Saturday Night.""
A native of Checotah, Okla., McDaniel sang for oil field workers in Alaska in the 1970s before becoming successful in Nashville.
Besides his solo hits, he's also written songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, Conway Twitty and Earl Scruggs.
McDaniel has been a regular on the Grand Ole Opry since 1986.
A benefit concert will be held at The Nashville Palace on August 13th.
Scot nominated for top Canadian honour
Beginning Friday, July 24 until Sunday, September 6, fans can vote online at www.CMT.ca for their favourite Canadian Country Star. The winner will be announced during the CCMA Awards at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, September 13, 2009.
Steve James represents Scotland at Awards show- Alloa date next month
You can vote at www.bcmhof.co.uk
The nominees are:
Best Male Artist:
Travis Logan; Darren Busby; Tim McKay; Bobby Reed; Gary Perkins.
Best Female Artist:
Kay D; Gemma Fairweather; Katie Rhodes; Dee D James; Donna Wylde.
Texas Tornados; West Virginia; Steve James Band; Henry Smith's Country
Dreams; Gary Perkins & The Breeze.
MT Allan; Fools Gold; Saloon Drifters; Spur; Kalibre.
Gary Perkins; Katie Rhodes, Henry Smith; Tim McKay; Donna Wylde.
Andy Mottram; Bob Dixon; John Pettifer; Woody The Stringman; Travis Logan.
In the meantime, catch Stevve at the Prairie Star C&W Club in Weirs Club, alloa on Saturday August 15th.
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