Friday, January 30, 2015

 

Country2Country comes to Glasgow

Several of the Nashville acts appearing at the Country2Country Festival at London's O2 are heading for Glasgow for two nights at the Clyde Auditorium, Originally planned as a one night event, it will now be two concerts on Tuesday & Thursday March 3rd & 5th.
The Tuesday event features Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, with Lady Antebelum , Kip Moore and Brandy Clark appearing on the Thursday.

 

Lisa McHugh : award wins continue into new year

Glasgow gal, Lisa McHugh started off the new year with more accolades to support her recording, touring and her Irish TV series. At the Sunday World Awards in Dublin last week, she won the Female Vocalist of the Year award.

 

Early bird deals closing in on Caithness Festival

This year's Northern Nashville Festival in Caithness is held April 3-5th, and features acts from the US, Holland, Ireland & Scotland. The festival received the British Country Music award for top UK Country music Festival in 2014.
Early bird tickets, costing £85 for the whole weekend end this weekend. Call Bettine 01847 892624, or book via ticketmaster.
This year's event has a Texan flavour, which always goes down well in the north, The Derailers headline, alongside returning Lone Star favourites Amber Digby and Justin Trevino. There will also be first time visits for Jeff Woolsey and Jade Jack.
Outside of Texas,James House, who is making something of a comeback, after breaking through in the 90's  with hits like "Hard Times For The Common Man", and "This Is Me Missing You".
Irish visitors include Gerry Guthrie, Anthony McBrien and Trevor Loughrey, whilst Rene Meijer & Friends head over from Holland.


Saturday, January 03, 2015

 

Oldest Opry legend passed

Country star Little Jimmy Dickens dies aged 94 His spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said Dickens died on Friday of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Days.
His novelty songs, including May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose, earned him a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.
He is also credited with introducing rhinestone suits to country music.
Dickens was the oldest member of the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly music concert broadcast live on the US radio from Nashville, Tennessee.
He had performed almost continuously on the show since 1948, making his last performance on 20 December last year to celebrate his 94th birthday..RIP.

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