Monday, September 13, 2010
Scots born Johnny Reid is Canada's favourite
But it wasn't all Johnny. Albertan Gord Bamford won 3 awards, and Victoria Banks , who shared the songwriting award with Reid, won Female Vocalist.
Award winners at the 2010 Canadian Country Music Awards, held Sunday in Edmonton:
Male Artist of the Year: Gord Bamford
Female Artist of the Year: Victoria Banks
Album of the Year: Gord Bamford, "Day Job"
Single of the Year: Johnny Reid, "Dance With Me"
CMT Video of the Year: Gord Bamford, "Day Job"
Group/Duo of the Year: Doc Walker
Rising Star of the Year: One More Girl
Fans' Choice Award: Johnny Reid
Songwriters of the Year: Victoria Banks, Johnny Reid, Tia Sellers for "Dance With Me"
Roots Artist/Group of the Year: Corb Lund
Top Selling Canadian album : Johnny Reid, "Dance With Me"
Caithness Festival line up announced
Irish favourite Dominic Kirwan will also be appearing, alongside Canadian band South Mountain.
The festival will be held April 22nd-24th and tickets will be on sale soon.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Moniaive Bluegrass Festival
Check out www.moniaive.org.uk for details and tickets
Bluegrass at Linlithgow (and Stirling)
On Friday September 10th, the long established band, Longway will be in concert, whilst the following night, there is a Bluegrass & Old Time Music Jamboree, with Dapper McDanns, New Redwing and Dave & Cheyenne.
Both are 8pm starts, and tickets are £5.
Later in the month,Fife based Grassroots, will be playing Stirling Folk Club, at The Rugby Club, on Monday September 20th.
McKenzie for Prairie Star
This is the only gig on the duo's trip north.
Their album, "Two For The Road", was largely co-written with former Alloa man, and now Auchterarder resident, Alex Birnie.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Miranda Lambert leads CMA Awards nominees
When the final nominees were announced this week, Lambert led the list with nine nominations, including her first for the CMA's top award -- entertainer of the year. Lady Antebellum received five CMA nominations, including entertainer of the year, vocal group and album, single and song of the year for "Need You Now."
The 44th annual CMA Awards will take place Nov. 10 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Taking Hugo on the road
Fans of Hugo can enjoy being called “eejits” when they take a wrong turn, being advised not to drive over the top of roundabouts and ending their journey with a “We’re here! Skiddly-aye-dee-diddle-deddle-dum”, among other things.
Step by step instructions on how to download Hugo’s voice to SatNav devices can be found on the BBC Radio Ulster website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioulster/
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