Thursday, September 18, 2014

 

George IV passes

George Hamilton IV, one of the nicest guys in Country music, has passed away at the age of 77.
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

Country music legend Lynn Anderson was arrested in Nashville early Friday morning on a DUI charge just after 1 a.m.
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

Glasgow 's Irish country music star Lisa McHugh hits the road in a brand new series on ShowcaseTV meeting Ireland's top country stars including, Nathan Carter, and Daniel O'Donnell to see what life's like off the stage.
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

Lanarkshire born Johnny Reid claimed the Canadian Country Music Association's Fans' Choice award for the fifth time in the last six years at last weekend's annual awards show. Johnny was also awarded for the Biggest Selling Canadian Country Album of the year for his Christmas Gift To You album.
Meanwhile Alberta based Gord Bamford  took home two top awards Sunday at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards show in Edmonton, and he announced he has signed a deal with the American arm of Sony Music.
Bamford won Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for his slow-moving track When Your Lips Are So Close. The tune hit Number 1 on the country charts in just eight weeks.
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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