Monday, October 31, 2011

 

Glen Campbell hounoured at CMA's

During this years CMA Awards,on November 9th, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban will pay tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Entertainer of the Year Glen Campbell.
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

 

BCM Awards

The British Country Music Awards were presented last weekend. Congratulations to Brian Hughes for his win in the album Of The Year Category.

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

The duo featuring Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish , known as My Darling Clementine, demonstrate some lovely harmonies together, in a Gram & Emmylou kinda way. To celebrate the the long awaited release of their album How Do You Plead?, there will be an album launch party / concert on Monday October 31st at St Pancras Old Church, London.
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

Stewart Fenwick's Celtic Country will return live on Celtic Music Radio & Dunoon Community Radio this Sunday @ 12 Noon, repeated Sunday night/Monday morning @ 1am.
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

The Grand Ole Opry, along with Country Legend Dolly Parton, want to make one lucky fan's day better with a fun-filled Music City prize package! The grand prize winner of "Better Day with Dolly" will receive Dolly's latest CD, BETTER DAY, a guitar autographed by Dolly, two tickets to the Opry, and tickets to "everything else Dolly" in Music City including a visit to historic RCA Studio B, where Dolly hits such as "I Will Always Love You" were recorded!
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

After a 20-year break, Mervyn Conn's Country Music Festival returns to Wembley Arena on Sunday, February 26th, 2012. The event will also play Belfast's Odyssey arena on Wednesday 29th February, as well as Germany & Switzerland
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

Rascal Flatts were asked to be members of the Grand Ole Opry this week.
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

Singer/songwriter Johnnie Wright has passed away at the age of 97 on Seprtember 27. Wright spent much of his career working with Jack Anglin in the popular duo Johnnie & Jack, and was also the husband of Kitty Wells. He was born in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and first performed with Anglin in 1936.
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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