Saturday, August 29, 2009
Red Dirt visit
The Red Dirt Band tour Scotland next week with dates at The San Quentin in Maddison on Friday 4th, and Alloa's Prairie Star on Saturday 5th Sept.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Larry's Country Diner
With its new autumn programme schedule, RURAL TV is set to introduce a new country music-oriented sitcom to the UK called “Larry’s Country Diner.”
This hour-long show is currently being recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, where it will make its debut next month with country legend Whisperin’ Bill Anderson.
“Larry’s Country Diner” revolves around an iconic and traditionally archetypal roadside diner.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Dark Holler at Stirling's Tolbooth
The Dark Holler is back at Stirling's Tolbooth on Saturday August 22nd with a full day celebrating American roots music and performance and workshops with Martha Scanlon, Pokey Lafarge, The Hot Seats & The Shed Inspectors.
There will also be a screening of "Townes Van Zandt - Be Here To Love Me" (2004),
Margaret Brown’s documentary of the haunting life and music of Townes Van Zandt, the ultimate songwriter’s songwriter, starring Willie Nelson & Steve Earle.
Brooks & Dunn split
Brooks & Dunn will be going their separate ways sometime next year. The duo made the initial announcement on Monday afternoon (Aug. 10) in a message on their official Web site.
Both tried their hands at solo careers in the mid 80's, without much success.
After releasing their debut album, Brand New Man, in 1991, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn scored 20 No. 1 singles on the Billboard country chart. They've also won 19 CMA Awards .To date, they've sold more than 30 million albums.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
honour for Whitley
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Renfro Valley, Ky., is honoring the late Keith Whitley during an event tonight(Aug. 1). One of the highlights is the presentation of a sketch of Whitley created by artist Corey Frizzell, the nephew of country singers Lefty and David Frizzell. The event will also feature live musical performances from several singers and musicians, including Whitley's nephew, Michael Keith Whitley. The tribute is part of the Keith Whitley Association's efforts to have him inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Whitley, who died in 1989 at age 33, is eligible for induction into the Kentucky Hall of Fame in 2011.
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