Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Garth wins hospital case
A court ruled that the hospital must return a $500,000 donation to Brooks plus pay him $500,000 in punitive damages in Brooks' breach-of-contract lawsuit against Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon. Brooks said he thought he'd reached a deal in 2005 with the hospital, but sued after learning the hospital wanted to use the money for other construction projects.
Shelton mourning dad
A news release says Dick Shelton died Tuesday surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma. The elder Shelton had been in declining health.
Blake Shelton dedicated his win at last month's American Country Awards to his father, who was hospitalized with pneumonia.The country singer will miss four shows in the Dakotas and Montana this week.
Shelton will sing "America the Beautiful" with wife Miranda Lambert before the Super Bowl next month.
Merle in hospital
Doctors found the 74-year-old had several other ailments while he was recovering in a Macon, Ga., hospital. He was diagnosed him with three stomach ulcers, eight polyps in his colon and diverticulitis of the esophagus.
Haggard checked himself out of hospital last Friday and tried to make the ride home to Redding, Calif., on his tour bus. Haggard quickly realized he wasn't up to th e trip and returned to Macon. He is now undergoing a more aggressive antibiotic treatment for pneumonia.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Burns - Nashville style
BBC ALBA is available Freeview 8 , Sky 168 and on BBC iPlayer
Friday, January 20, 2012
Nashville to get snow year round
Dolly Parton used her birthday to announce that her Dollywood company was teaming up with Opry owners, Gaylord,to open what would be a first in the United States: an approximately $50 million water and snow park - unnamed for now - that would be a leisure travel destination in both warm and cold months.
“This is going to be so special,” said Parton, who was joined on stage for the announcement at the Grand Ole Opry House by Gov. Bill Haslam, Nashville mayor Karl Dean and Reed, all grinning with enthusiasm.
Parton, whose birthday was Thursday, was presented a pink present on stage at least twice her size that opened up to posters of water and snow park scenes as artificial snow and bubbles rained down on the audience of politicians, local merchants and media.
Opening by the summer of 2014, the theme park would sit across Briley Parkway from the hotel, just north of Two Rivers Baptist Church.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Alive FM is available in the Dumfries area on 107.3 FM, and online at www.aliveradio.net.
Paul also lets us know about a Bluegrass night on Saturday the 28th of January in St. Ninian's Kirk in Moniaive, with Grassroutes, supported by New Redwing! Tickets are only £7.00!!!!
Talking of New Redwing, their monthly acoustic night at The Meeting Place in Rutherglen's Stonelaw Church, this month (Friday 27th)with special guests Cruachan.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Counting Down to Caithness
Full details on the festival website.
Scotland misses out to Belfast
Mervyn Conn's Wembley Festival returns next month, and will also bring the likes of Reba McEntire, Asleep at The Wheel, Ricky Skaggs, Lonestar and George Hamilton IV to Belfast's Odessey Arena on Feb 29th. (Top ticket prices at £70 for the one day event (compared to £98 at Wembley).
Belfast will also host it's 8th Belfast-Nashville Songwriters Festival between 22nd-26th February with Collin Raye, Nick Lowe and Nanci Griffith amongst the headliners.
Also part of the event is a CMA supported Songwriters series concert featuring Clint Black, Bill Anderson and Bob DiPiero. The CMA event will also play London & Dublin.
Prairie Star kick off New Year
Celtic Connections coming
Full details at www.celticconnections.com and on Celtic Music Radio
Monday, January 02, 2012
Patsy Cline on BBC Alba
It'll be on the BBC I-Player until the end of the week.
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