Thursday, September 18, 2014
George IV passes
George was one of the hardest working and most innovative entertainers in the business. He was working the Grand Ole Opry as recent as last Friday night, and had a UK tour lined up for November.
Early in his career he set up the first Nashville Tours of the stars homes, as was the first Country music entertainer to perform behind the iron curtain.
As well as hits like Abilene and Canadian Pacific, he performed gospel music and his tours involved churches as well as concert halls.
He had many connections to Scotland, through ancestry, and his fan club was run by Sue Marshall in Edinburgh.
RIP George .
Friday, September 12, 2014
Lynn Anderson not in Rose Garden now
It all began with a traffic accident on West End Avenue. Police say Anderson admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication before the crash, which happened around 9 p.m. near 31st Avenue.
In 2004, Anderson was arrested for passing out in her car on the side of an interstate.
She has checked herself into the Betty Ford Clinic in the past.
Anderson was released from the Metro jail on a $5,000 bond around 4 a.m. Friday.
On the Road with Lisa McHugh
The series starts this Sunday at 9.30pm on Sky channel 191 or freesat 400.
Then switch over to BBC2 NI for Mary Duff on Opry An Luir from 10.15pm.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Johnny Reid is still Canada's fan choice
Gord was also presented with the Nashville based CMa with their Global artist Award.
Jess Moskaluke grabbed her first CCMA trophy for Female Artist of the Year. The pop-country lass from Langenburg, Sask., recently saw her single Cheap Wine and Cigarettes go gold.
Nova Scotia-based Dean Brody was given Album of the Year for Crop Circles, the same album that snagged a Juno back in March for country album of the year. He accepted the CCMA wearing his father's dusty cowboy hat.
Sibling-duo Small Town Pistols, Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson, who sang when they were younger with their father in The Wilkinsons, were honoured with Group of the Year. Amanda Wilkinson, seven-months pregnant, joked on stage about being so excited she might go into labour.
The Rising Star award went to Tim Hicks, a 35-year-old country rocker from St. Catharines, Ont.
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