Monday, October 31, 2011
Glen Campbell hounoured at CMA's
Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
Glen, who is suffering from Alzhiemers Disease was scheduled to be in Aberdeen that night, and Glasgow the previous night, but his Scottish dates have been rearranged for later in the month :
Nov. 20 @ Edinburgh - Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Nov. 22 @ Aberdeen, UK - Aberdeen Music Hall
Nov. 23 @ Aberdeen, UK - Aberdeen Music Hall
Nov. 24 @ Glasgow, UK - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Friday, October 28, 2011
International Act Of The Year – Brad Paisley
British Hall Of Fame Inductees -Iona Boggie & Charlie Landsborough
Entertainer of the Year – Henry Smith
Male Vocalist – Darren Busby
Band – Gary Perkins & The Breeze
Female – Nadine Sommers
Solo Act – Bob Keeley
Duo – Kalibre
Christian Country Act – Dan Wesley
Line Dance Act – Alan Gregory
Musician – Gaynor Sutcliffe
Horizon Act – Pig Earth
Album Of The Year– Brian Hughes – My Kind Of Paradise
Original Song - Steve Black – You're On Your Own
Americana Act Of The Year– Good Intentions
Hotdisc Track Of The Year– The Spirit by Clive John & The Spirit Band
My Darling Clementine
It will also be webcast,just go to www.stageit.com/my_darling_clementine/my_darling_clementine_album_launch/5512
Friday, October 21, 2011
Celtic Country back live
On the programme, Stewart will be speaking to Sid Griffin of The Coal Porters.
Also, as Bill Black is still off, his Saturday night programme last week (Oct 15th) was a Bluegrass concert special from last month's Moniaive Bluegrass Festival. It's still available on the Catch Up section at www.celticmusicradio.net
Friday, October 07, 2011
Better Day goodies to be won
To enter, fans should visit the Grand Ole Opry on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grandoleopry and "Like" the Opry. Click on the "Better Day with Dolly" tab to enter the contest. All entries must be received by 4:00 p.m. CST on October 31, 2011 to be eligible.
Parton’s Opry performance of her current single can be seen here:
Wembley returns after 20 years
The stellar line-up features the very best in country, roots and bluegrass music.
In a rare UK appearance, international country superstar Reba McEntire will headline the all day festival. Reba, who last performed in the UK 12 years ago, (at the memorable SECC festival) will be joined by fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs, Lonestar, Little Big Town, Narvel Felts, the "King of Cajun" Jo-El Sonnier and Texas-born George Ducas. The full line-up also features George Hamilton IV, Will Banister, Raymond Froggatt and John McNicholl, with more acts to be announced shortly.
The International Festival of Country Music ran for 23 years from 1969 to 1991 at Wembley Arena.
Wembley Tickets will go on sale from Monday October 10th, 2011
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Opry invite for Rascals
Jay DeMarcus, one third of the country pop trio, was quite excited about the news. He posted on Twitter, "I am beside myself. We were asked to be members of the Grand Ole Opry tonight!!! The greatest honor ever!!! Can't believe it, am I dreaming?"
The question was popped Tuesday during their performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Vince Gill, an unexpected guest, asked the trio during their performance if they were interested in joining in what is considered perhaps the top honor in country music.
Johnnie Wright passes
They teamed up full-time in the 1940s and, except for the time Anglin spent overseas during the war, remained together for over two decades. In 1952, the duo and Wells were invited to join the Grand Ole Opry, where they remained for 15 years. Between 1951 and 1962, the duo released several singles on the RCA Victor Records label, including the No. 1 "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely".
Following Anglin's death in 1963, Wright continued performing and making records. In 1964, he and his Tennessee Mountain Boys had a Top 25 hit with "Walkin', Talkin', Cryin', Barely Beatin' Broken Heart". The following year, he had success with "Hello Vietnam", a number one hit. In 1968, he and Wells recorded an autobiographical duet, "We'll Stick Together", and continued playing live shows together through the early '80s, when they left music to run a souvenir shop.
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