Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Scots winners at BCM Awards

Congratualtions to Raintown for scooping the big prize at Sunday night's British Country Music awards in London. As well as collecting the Entertainer Of The Year Award, Claire was named Top Female Vocalist.
Congratualtions also to The Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival who won the UK Festival Of The Year Award.
The full list of winners,:
Entertainer of the Year:  RAINTOWN
Female Vocalist of the Year: CLAIRE BAIN (Raintown),
International Act of the Year: CHRIS YOUNG)
International Album of the Year: Outsiders - Eric Church
Male Vocalist of the Year: Richard Palmer,
UK Services to Industry:  LEE WILLIAMS
UK Song of the Year: Gary Quinn - The Power Of Me And You
Line Dance Act of the Year:Richard Palmer,
Horizon Act of the Year: The Shires,
Duo of the Year: Luke & Mel,
Band of the Year:  John Taylor Band
Irish Act of the Year:  Nathan Carter
Radio Act of the Year:  Sam Hollyman
UK Album of the Year:  Ward Thomas - From Where We Stand
Musician of the Year:Lee Guyer
International Song of the Year: Mona Lisa - Brad Paisley
Solo Act of the Year:  Darren Busby
European Act of the Year:  Jill Johnson
Song Writer of the Year:   Gary Quinn
Festival Event of the Year: Northern Nashville (Caithness)
International Services to Industry: JEFF WALKER)
People’s Choice: HENRY SMITH BAND)
Hall of Fame inductees:Alf Roberts


Janey on TV, and you can be too.

Fife based singer songwriter, Janey Kirk has a new TV project, which will air on Irush TV (Sky 191) in 2015. And she needs people to be part of it. Janey says, "I need people to attend the two venues based in East Kilbride from around 9 morning till around 9 evening. All that is required from you is that you appear to be really enjoying the music. Applaud, and we need volunteers to maybe interact with the artist."  If interested email Janey @
The special guests appearing on the TV show, to be filmed on January 27th..2015,  include Lena Martel, Kirk James,Katy Hart, George Ingles and Deborah King.


Chris Young 2015 World Tour

The multi-talented RCA Records Nashville rising star Chris Young is prepping his passport as he makes plans to bring his 2015 World Tour to international audiences, including Glasgow.
He'll appear at the ABC on Wednesday, September 16th 2015.
Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 28th November priced at £15.
Chris Young’s latest album A.M. has already yielded his Gold certified, sixth American No. 1 hit single “Who I Am With You” and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single “Aw Naw.” His latest hit, “Lonely Eyes,” is quickly climbing the charts.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


CMA Award winners

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan

Album of the Year
PLATINUM, Miranda Lambert
Produced by Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, and Glenn Worf

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton

Song of the Year
“Follow Your Arrow,” by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally

Single of the Year
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of the Year
Brett Eldredge

Music Event of the Year
“We Were Us,” by Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert

Music Video of the Year
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley (directed by Wes Edwards)

Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally


New Dean Owens EP

‘Closer To Home’ is the lead track taken from the new EP ‘No Man’s Land’ from Edinburgh’s Celtic troubadour Dean Owens.
Inspired by the story of a soldier returning from the front writing to his loved one about how it gets harder to be away from home the closer you get to returning, Dean has written a song that poignantly describes the emotions of those at war and those they love.
The ‘No Man’s Land EP’ arrives appropriately enough in the week of Armistice Day in the year when we remember 100 years since the beginning of The Great War.  Backed, with three further war themed songs and with a stunning cover featuring the original painting ‘Sea Of Red’ by Philip Braham . ‘The Closer To Home’ is a true representation of the songwriting talent that has earned Dean high praise:
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Neilson Hubbard (Ben Glover, Kim Richey), ‘Closer To Home’ is taken from the forthcoming  album  ‘Into The Sea’ .
 Dean Owens has been confirmed to appear at Celtic Connections 2015.


Bob Cheevers

Texan toubadour Bob Cheevers plays The Torphichen Inn on Nov 26th, with support of The John Hinshelwood Band.


New award for Vince Gill

Nashville's CMA presented the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence to Nashville treasure Vince Gill during “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,”.
Gill choked up during a video salute aired during the Awards as artists including Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Taylor Swift, James Taylor, and Keith Urban paid tribute to Gill’s artistry and impact on Country Music.
The Irving Waugh Award of Excellence is awarded to an individual who is the originator and caretaker of demonstrated ideas and actions that have dramatically broadened and improved Country Music's influence on a national or international level for the benefit of the industry. It is the intention that these ideas and actions typically will have run a course of years and shall have a proven historical impact on the format.
The Award was created in 1983, when it was presented to its namesake Irving Waugh, a visionary who was instrumental in the creation of the CMA Awards. Since then, the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence has only been presented four times including Frances Preston (1987), a legendary figure in BMI history; Jo Walker-Meador (1991), the Executive Director of the Country Music Association from 1962 to 1991; the iconic Johnny Cash (2003); and longtime, former producer of the CMA Awards, Walter Miller (2009).
Gill has a long history with the CMA Awards himself, including hosting the annual gala 12 times (1992-2003).


Tucker exhibit at Hall Of Fame

Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has opened a Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend exhibition, which covers highlights of Tucker’s colourful career, which will run through May 2015.
Tucker’s story is told through a collection of artifacts that illustrate her tough and tender duality and ahead-of-her-time tenure as a female country crossover star. Gorgeous stage costumes, including several Nudie’s Rodeo Tailor designs from very early in her career and gowns worn at award shows contrast with her numerous National Cutting Horse Association awards and a Harley-Davidson 1992 Screamin’ Eagle— customized in her special hue of pink paint. A copy of the September 26, 1974 Rolling Stone magazine featuring Tucker as the first female country artist to appear on the cover underscores her impact, as do Tucker’s outfit from the 1994 Super Bowl halftime show and a script from her 1981 appearance on an episode of the massively popular TV series The Love Boat.

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