January 30, 2013
Emmylou on driving rap
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Emmylou Harris with a misdemeanor hit-and-run related to an accident last year.
The Grammy-winning singer was charged for failing to exchange information with a driver whose car she hit on a freeway on Oct. 1.
The criminal complaint did not contain additional details about the accident or how much damage occurred.
Harris continues to tour and is scheduled to release an album of duets in late February.
Stamp for Cash
Cash's stamp, which will be issued later this year, is part of the Postal Service's "Music Icons" stamp series. The photo featured was taken by Frank Bez during a photo session for Cash's 1963 album "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash."
The Cash stamp is being issued as a "Forever Stamp," which means it will remain equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
January 26, 2013
Golden Guitars handed out
The Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's big Country music awards were presented on Saturday night, Australia Day, and it was a big night for Troy Casser-Daley, who won Male Vocalist, as well as Album and Song of The Year for "Home".
Kasey Chambers and husband Shane Nicholson, whose "Wreck & Ruin" album will be the FeaturedCd on Celtic Music Radio's "Celtic Country" this week, were named Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year
Catherine Britt won Female Vocalist., and talking about Ladies, Felicity Urqhart, Tamara Stewart & Sara Storer, collectively called Women In Song, were named Vocal Collaboration.
The McClymonts had the biggest selling Australian Country album, and another lady, Chelsea Basham was named New talent Of The year
The Heritage Song Of The Year was won by Luke O'Shea for "The Drover's Wife", and Bush Balladeer was Graham Rodger.
Despite Hank Snow having the huge hit with "I've Been Everywhere", the CMAA in Australia gave it's writer, Geoff Mack their Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual awards in Tamworth.
The outback tent show veteran, recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
Spring Into Country 2013
Featuring American fiddler & singer John Permenter,alongside Jolene & Barry, Stillwater and Wayne Stewart, the event runs from 2-11pm.
Tickets are £14 (booked by April 15th), from Iain on 07749 852305, or online @ www.springintocountry.co.uk
John Denver tribute
The evening takes the form of a dinner dance, and tickets priced£30 are now available from Joan on 07814 371115.
January 04, 2013
New year at Prairie Star
Bluegrass legend dies
Just one day shy of his 74th birthday, bluegrass legend Mike Auldridge lost his battle with cancer.
He become well-known for taking the "dobro" guitar to a new level.
The life-long D.C. resident played with a band he co-founded, The Seldom Scene, every Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at the Birchmere music hall in Alexandria, Virginia.
Patti Page passes away
American singer Patti Page, one of the most popular artists of the 1950s, has died at the age of 85.
She recorded four US number-one hits, including Tennessee Waltz and the novelty record (How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window.
Born Clara Ann Fowler into a poor family in 1928, she was discovered singing on local radio.
She signed to Mercury Records, where she became their star female vocalist, selling more than 100 million records. .Page became a fixture on US television.with The Patti Page Show and its star was nominated for an Emmy award in 1959.
She also acted in films, including Elmer Gantry alongside Burt Lancaster.
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