Friday, April 25, 2014

 

RNIB Country night

The RNIB Springfield Centre in Bishopbriggs are holding a fundraising Country night next month. The event is being held in Springfield Cambridge Church on Springfield Road in Bishopbriggs on Saturday 17th May from 7pm till 11.30pm.  The night comprises a three course meal followed by live music by Clay County.  All funds will go to directly benefit the service users who attend the RNIB Springfield Service.
Also on the night there will be a prize for the best outfit as welll as a raffle.
Tickets can be obtained by contacting Karen or Angela on 0141 772 5588.

 

Dolly's date with Twitter

Dolly Parton, one of the most innovative, creative, and trendsetting artists in pop culture, will participate in @TwitterMusic's “Legends on Twitter” series to host her first-ever Twitter Q&A with music lovers on Sunday, April 27th at 10pm (BST),  prior to her scheduled live performance on QVC. Fans can join the conversation by submitting questions directly to Dolly at http://bit.ly/DollyQA, or by tweeting using the hashtag #AskDolly.

 

Kevin Sharp

Country singer Kevin Sharp, best known for his hit "Nobody Knows," has died "due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues."He was 43.
 Sharp was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. He was treated, and the disease did not reoccur, but he had problems later in life because of the radiation and chemotherapy he underwent,
Sharp grew up wanting to be a singer. According to a 1998 story from Music City News, Sharp -- who grew up in a large family that included a number of foster children -- was a high school athlete and participated in a Sacramento, California, light-opera company.
In the mid-'90s, after working at an amusement park to make ends meet, Sharp landed a record deal and went to No. 1 on the country charts with "Nobody Knows." He followed that hit with a handful of others, including "She's Sure Taking It Well" and "If You Love Somebody."
 In later years, he travelled the country as a motivational speaker,and wrote a book called "Tragedy's Gift."
 Sharp's website asked people who want to make a donation in his memory to give to their local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

New Hall Of Famers revealed

The Country Music Association have announced that Hank Cochran, Mac Wiseman and Ronnie Milsap will be the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Hank Cochran, is the 2014 inductee in the songwriter category. Known by many simply as The Legend. Cochran died in 2010 at the age of 74. Songs Cochran wrote or co-wrote include “Make the World Go Away,” the George Strait hits “The Chair” and “Ocean Front Property,” It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad),” and the Patsy Cline classic “I Fall to Pieces.”
Wiseman is the “veterans era” artist inductee this year. Born in Virginia in 1925, his chart hits have included "Ballad of Davy Crockett", "Scotch & Soda" and "Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride".
The “modern era”inductee  artist is Ronnie Milsap, one of country’s most popular artists in the 1970s and ’80s, earning 40 No. 1 hits and multiple awards. Hits of his include “Lost in the Fifties Tonight,” “Daydreams about Night Things,” “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends” and “Smoky Mountain Rain.”. He has recently released a new album.
The Country Music Hall of Fame was created in 1961 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the genre. It is country music’s highest honor. Inductees are chosen by CMA’s Hall of Fame Panels of Electors, which consist of anonymous voters appointed by the CMA Board of Directors.


Friday, April 04, 2014

 

Southern Fried Summer ahead

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash have been announced as headliners for this year’s Southern Fried Festival.  Other acts confirmed for Scotland’s seventh annual festival of American Roots music in Perth Concert Hall and other city centre venues from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July include John Fullbright, Marc Ford and Cedric Watson with more to be announced.

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