Monday, July 27, 2009

 

Tequilla top band at Prairie Star

Alloa's Prairie Star C&W Club presented Tequilla with the club's Band Of The Year Award on Saturday night. Congratulations to the Tayside duo.

 

Carnegie Country

The Carnegie Conference Centre in Halbeath, near Dunfermline is hosting a Country night with Western Rythym on Friday August 15th. Tickets cost £22.50, but that does include a welcoming glass of sparkling wine and a 2 course buffet dinner.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

 

Remembering Jim Reeves

To mark the 45th Anniversary of Jim Reeves' tragic death on July 31st 1964, H&H Music have released a new single featuring one of Jim's earliest and last recordings.
"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

Grand Ole Opry member Mel McDaniel has been moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation centre after suffering a heart attack last month, He will undergo further treatment and hopes to return home soon.
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

The Canadian Country Music Association announced today the nominees for the 2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award: George Canyon, Doc Walker, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Pritchett and Lanarksire born Johnny Reid.
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

The nominees for the British Country Music Awards organised by Up Country magazine have been announced, and The Steve James Band is the only Scottish act represented for the ceremony, 18th-20th September 2009 at Fort San Antone, nr Preston.
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.
Best Group:
Texas Tornados; West Virginia; Steve James Band; Henry Smith's Country
Dreams; Gary Perkins & The Breeze.
Best Duo:
MT Allan; Fools Gold; Saloon Drifters; Spur; Kalibre.
Best Entertainer:
Gary Perkins; Katie Rhodes, Henry Smith; Tim McKay; Donna Wylde.
Best Musician:
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.

 

Return for Charlie Allen

Charlie Allen makes a return to the UK and Ireland for the UTV Festival, but also will appear in Scotland for a short series of dates. He will appear on 7th August at The Nobles Bar and Grill in Edinburgh, 8th at Dalgety Bay in Fife and on 9th at Betty Nicols in Kirkcaldy. The Edinburgh dates will include Scotland's Jackie Storrar who has a new single, "Caledonia", released

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