Friday, May 28, 2010


Rural TV off air

Rural TV, which has brought us some geat vintage and real Country music on Sky & Freesat platforms over the past 15 months, is currently off air. However,they'll be back on June 14th. The station has signed an agreement with Horse & Country TV to place blocks of our programmes in the Horse & Country TV daily schedule. Horse & Country TV is on channel 280 on SKY.
The Freesat channel 403 will also carry the combined 24-hour Horse & Country TV/RURAL TV programme schedule.
RURAL TV will add Video Streaming of its 24-hour feed, and offer Video On Demand for all its programmes, including past episodes, beginning on our about 1 July. To view this option, you will simply need to join the RURAL TV Country Club, details of which will soon be added to the web site.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Southern Fried line up announced

Southern Fried – Perth’s annual Festival of American Roots Music runs from Friday 30 July -August 1st, covering all the roots music bases from blues to bluegrass, soul to country, rock and gospel.
US bluegrassers Craig Duncan and Friends and country singing sensation Elizabeth Cook play late night music club Late and Southern Fried on Friday night in Perth Theatre.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Cook, Holly Williams and Rachel Harrington and others join for The Roots of Elvis on Saturday 31 July in Perth Concert Hall. This festival exclusive will see the unique line up put their own voices to Elvis songs in appreciation of the blues, country and gospel influences that led the king of rock 'n' roll to be an almost unwitting pioneer of Americana.
Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank, makes a night of it by performing Late and Southern Fried in Perth Theatre on Saturday night.
Full listings are available at


Hot Country Awards

The first 'Hot Country' Awards show was held on Monday, 10 May at the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone Co. Westmeath, Ireland. The awards were presented in front of a full-capacity crowd. The presenter for the evening was June Carley, radio presenter with Midlands 103. Mike Denver and his band provided live entertainment throughout.
The 'Hot Country' Award Winners for 2010 are as follows:
Male Entertainer of The Year - Robert Mizzell
Female Entertainer of the Year - Trudi Lalor
Female Artist of the Year - Louise Morrissey
Male Artist of the Year - Mike Denver
Vocal Duo of the Year - Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis
Single of the Year - 'This Story I Tell You Is True' TR Dallas
Album of the Year - Shawn Cuddy 'The Best Of'
Best Visual Artist - John McNicholl
Best Country Band - Stephen Smyth & Band
Horizon Award - Crystal Swing
Hall of Fame 'Male' - Paddy O'Brien
Hall of Fame 'Female' - Susan McCann
Best New Country Artist: Male - Nathan Carter
Best New Country Artist: Female - Pam Jackson
Global Artist's Award - Foster & Allen
Troubadour Award - Declan Nerney
Songwriter of the Year - Henry McMahon

The awards show will be featured on Rural TV's Hot Country on May 24th.


Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert engaged

Blake Shelton surprised Miranda Lambert with a wedding proposal on Sunday (May 9), according to People magazine. Lambert told the publication Shelton asked for her father's blessing before presenting her with a diamond-and-platinum ring. She immediately accepted the proposal, which took place in the woods near her home in Tishomingo, Okla. Shelton and Lambert have been together for five years.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Celtic Music Radio

Celtic Country has moved to a new timeslot from this week. The programme presented by Stewart Fenwick is now heard 12 Noon - 2pm Sundays at, on Dunoon Community Radio , on across Glasgow on 1530 kHz AM


Nashville storms

More bad weather for Nashville.
The Cumberland River rose to 52 feet and burst it's banks last weekend causing damage to The Opryland Area, and the Lower Broadway area downtown.
The Country Music Hall of Fame was affected, but thankfully, not the exhibits. The water rose to the third row ofseats within the Hall's Ford Theatre, but the complex has reopened this weekend.
The Opryland Hotel will be closed for months, and this weekend's Grand ole Opry will be held at it's old home, the Ryman.
The stadium that hosts the Tennessee Titans and next month's CMA Music Festival was badly flooded.
20 people died across the area, and many people were left homeless. The Red Cross have swung into action, and donations from Country stars include $50,000 from Taylor Swift and £100,000 from Reba McEntire.

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