Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Dance by Your Man
Tammy Wynette's signature hit, "Stand By Your Man", has been remixed as a dance track to coincide with the 70th anniversary of her birth. The radio and club versions, the first-ever remixes of the song, were created by Grammy winner Dave Audé (Coldplay, Barenaked Ladies, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé).
The remixes are the first major chart contenders by Wynette since 1991, when British ravers KLF invited her to sing on their left-field pop hit "Justified And Ancient". That track reached No. 2 on the Billboard dance charts, No. 11 on the Hot 100 and went to No. 1 in 18 countries.
Wynonna Judd married drummer Cactus Moser in a sunset wedding June 10 on her farm in Leiper's Fork, TN.
For her third walk down the aisle, Judd, 48, donned a Houri Barahimi dress and no shoes. A drummer in Judd's band, The Big Noise, 55-year old Moser wore a tuxedo, which he accessorized with a vest, pocket watch and holster.
Attendees included her kids from previous marriages Grace, 16, and Elijah, 17. Her sister, Ashley Judd, and mom, Naomi Judd, did not attend.
Dating since 2009, Judd and Moser announced their engagement last December. Judd divorced her second husband, D.R. Roach after 4 years in 2007, and split from businessman Arch Kelly III - with whom she has two children - in 1998.
Meeting Place for June
Guildtown for Bluegrass
This year’s Bluegrass Music festival in the Scottish village of Guildtown, 6 Miles north of Perth on A93 runs from July 20th to 23rd, in and around the village hall.
The line-up includes USA band, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, pictured above, along with Rough & Rocky Road from Czechoslovakia, plus Goldrush, Home Made Jam, Dapper McDans, Blue Horyzon, New Redwing, Little Giants, Kentucky Cow Tippers and John Weighell & Co.
Weekend pass £35 in advance including all events & camping
Programme & online ticket purchase on the festival website www.scottishbluegrass.com
Tel: 07968 124582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Opry hotel sold
The Gaylord Entertainment Co. recently announced that it has agreed to sell the Gaylord Hotels brand and the rights to manage its four hotels to Marriott International for $210 million in cash.
Gaylord will continue to own and operate the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium and swears that it is committed to maintaining the legacy of these historic attractions.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
Doc Watson passes away
A funeral will be held for Doc Watson , the Grammy Award-winning folk musician from the North Carolina mountains known for his flatpicking style of playing the guitar.
The funeral scheduled for Sunday is open to the public and will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Springs Baptist Church in Deep Gap. His body will lie in state at the church for an hour before the funeral. The private burial will be held in the Doc and Merle Watson Cemetery.
The 89-year-old Watson died Tuesday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after colon surgery.
Doc was a legendary performer who blended his traditional Appalachian musical roots with bluegrass, country, gospel and blues to create a unique style and an expansive repertoire. He was a powerful singer and a tremendously influential picker who virtually invented the art of playing mountain fiddle tunes on the flattop guitar.
Watson, who was blinded before his first birthday, won seven Grammy Awards, in addition to the Grammy for lifetime achievement he received in 2004.
Watson became a full-time professional musician in the 1960s and played everywhere from folk festivals to Carnegie Hall.
For much of his career, he toured and recorded with his son, Merle Watson, who died in a tractor accident in 1985.
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