Saturday, April 28, 2012


George Jones : Family at war

George Jones has gone public with criticisms of his daughter and son-in-law accusing them of being "all about money".The 80-year-old country star posted a video message on his website thanking fans as he recovers from an upper respiratory infection. He then accused his daughter Georgette of spreading lies about him on the Internet.Georgette, 41, said she is "completely devastated" by his message and denies making any negative statements about him. Her mother was country singer Tammy Wynette, who died in 1998."All I've ever wanted is to have a relationship with my dad and for him to know how much I love him and for him to love me and want to be a part of my life," she told The Associated Press.She said their relationship became strained a couple years ago when she became friends with her two brothers from Jones' second marriage. She said Jones had a falling out with his two sons about 20 years ago, and does not communicate with them.She said her relationship with her father reached a breaking point last year when she was planning her Oct. 29 wedding. Her brothers were OK with not attending if it meant Jones would be there to give her away, but Georgette never got an answer from Jones until she saw on his website he had booked a gig on the same day. Her 18-year-old twin sons walked her down the aisle.George has cancelled his upcoming Canadian tour.


Hank Cochran on film

Hank Cochran was one of the most prolific and successful songwriters to call Nashville home. The man who penned "Make the World Go Away," "The Chair," "I Fall to Pieces" and "Don't Touch Me" was celebrated Wednesday night (April 25), with the premiere of "Hank Cochran: Livin' For a Song" at the Nashville Film Festival. The documentary includes the last interviews with the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member who died in 2010 at age 74.
The film details Hank's hardscrabble early life growing up in Mississippi, and the musical partnership he shared with Eddie Cochran (no relation) before making his way to Nashville and pursuing songwriting and recording in his own right.The two-hour film, directed by Wes Pryor and written by Greg Welsch, also features stories about the many parties Hank hosted aboard his boat, The Legend, and the people who crossed his path through the years. Others interviewed in the film include Jamey JohnsonMerle HaggardBrad Paisley , Elvis Costello, Hank's ex-wife Jeannie Seely, and his three sons and stepdaughter. Several Hank songs are performed throughout the film in their entirety.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Two Scots acts for CMA Festival events

Two Glasgow acts are Nashville bound in June , amongst the Twenty-two Country artists representing five different countries and territories announced for the 2012 Global Events showcases, held June 4-5 during 2012 CMA Music Festival week in downtown Nashville, Tenn. “Chevrolet Presents The CMA Global Artist Party” will be held Monday, June 4 (6:00–10:45 PM/CDT) at The Stage on Broadway. The 2012 lineup includes acts from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Glasgow born Lisa McHugh will team up once again with Gene Watson alongside Gary Quinn (UK). “CMA Presents The Aristo Global Show” will be held Tuesday, June 5 (12:30–3:45 PM/CDT) at The Second Fiddle. This year’s performers include Australian and Canadian acts alongside Pete Kennedy and Colm Kirwan (Ireland), Travellin Rose (England) and Glasgow's own Raintown.


Meeting Place

The Meeting Place presents...... Heather and Pete Heywood this Friday 27th April - 7.30pm in their monthly acousticevents at Stonelaw Church in Rutherglen. Come and see Scotland's leading traditional folk duo - Should be a fantastic night!



SOUTHERN FRIED LINE UP Tickets go on sale on Monday 23 April for Perth's annual Southern Fried Festival with runs over the weekend of July 27-29th. Amongst the highlights are A tribute to Johnny Cash : The Songwriter, featuring Dick Gaughan, My Darling Clementine, Dean Owens and Darrell Scott. John Prine will also feature in his own solo concert, with Gretchen Peters, Carrie Rodriguez and The City Sinners all set to appear. Festival Pass £75, available from Monday. More info @

Friday, April 13, 2012


Run Lisa Run

Lisa McHugh, who was home in Scotland last weekend, and a few of her band have entered this year's Belfast Marathon as a relay team (Lisa's Ramblers). They are fund raising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a very worthy cause that's very close to their hearts. Lisa would be so grateful if you can support them by donating any amount of money, no matter how small...
You can donate by clicking the link below :


Vote for Indie Country music

Voting is now underway, until the end of the month, for Country music's indie artists, in the ICMA Awards. Artists from all over the world are in the running, including Travelling Rose from England, Pete Kennedy from Ireland, andEvi Tausen from The Faroes Islands, who is nominated for International Act, and Vocal Event for her duet with Jim Ed Brown on the classic "Oh How I Miss You Tonight".
Fans can vote every day until April 30th at the link below

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Isla Grant tour dates

Wed. 18th, Thurs 19th April-- Shetland
Sat 21st Thainstone Centre, Inverurie
Tues 24th The Maltings- Berwick upon Tweed
Thurs. 26th Aros Centre- Isle of Skye
Fri. 27th The Pavilion- Strathpeffer
Sat 28th Fairmuir Social club, Dundee

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