Sunday, February 28, 2016
Waylon - by his eldest son
Terry was born when his father was 19 years old. When the younger Jennings was 15, he was a regular on the road with his father.
Press materials describe the book as “a strikingly honest, loving portrait of a unique father-son relationship that debunks myths and shares dozens of never-before-told stories.”
Terry Jennings is the CEO and founder of Korban Music Group LLC, a music management and publishing company. He has also worked for booking agencies, publishing companies, and as a talent scout for major labels, including RCA Records. He lives near Waco, Texas.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Keep It Country has moved
The station will also switch on Freesat 516 on March 1st, and Freeview in early April . There will now be only Country Music and Country related shows on ''Keep It Country TV '', broadcast daily from 11am till 06am , so plenty of through the night Country music,
Radio 2 Country returns
Cyndi Lauper Country ?
Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds her putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.
DETOUR showcases Lauper’s unmistakable voice on country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s and features guest appearances from county music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city’s top session players.
The album is due out May 6th.
Whispering Bill in print
Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music is a 360-page representation of Anderson’s journey published by University of Georgia Press featuring respected music journalist and Grammy-nominated music producer Peter Cooper as a contributing writer. It includes rare, never-before-seen photos and eye-opening personal stories from Anderson’s nearly eighty years of living – from early days of radio broadcasting in Georgia, to standing alongside the greatest country music stars in the world onstage at the Grand Ole Opry, to being named BMI’s first ICON Award winner in the country music genre.
Cantrell coming back
Laura is touring in support of the 15-year anniversary of "Not The Tremblin' Kind" as well as the release of "Laura Cantrell at the BBC," a collection of BBC radio performances from 2000-2005. Watch LauraCantrell.com for further info.
Loretta's Full Circle
For the third year, the Ameripolitan Music Awards honoured the best in Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and Outlaw music, in a lavish ceremony in Austin, Texas.
Ray Benson hosted the awards show, which took place at the city’s Paramount Theatre, where Wanda Jackson and the late Red Simpson earned Founder of the Sound awards, while Charley Pride received the Master Award.
In previous years, Caithness Festival visitors like Amber Digby, Bobby Flores and Justin Trevino have been award winners. This year, Jeff Woolsey and The Dancehall Kings were named Honky Tonk Group of the year. Jeff, of course, appeared at last year’s festival in Halkirk.
The full list of 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards Winners is below
Honky-Tonk Female: Margo Price
Honky-Tonk Male: Charlie Thompson
Honky-Tonk Group: Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings
Rockabilly Female: Marti Brom
Rockabilly Male: Wayne Hancock
Rockabilly Group: Bellfuries (accepted by Taylor Norwood and Sean Crooks)
Western Swing Female: Carolyn Martin
Western Swing Male: Jason Roberts
Western Swing Group: Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition
Outlaw Female: Bonnie Montgomery
Outlaw Male: Whitey Morgan
Outlaw Group: Jason Boland & the Stragglers
Ameripolitan Venue: White Horse (Austin, Texas)
Ameripolitan Musician: Jason Roberts
Ameripolitan DJ: Ted Branson
Ameripolitan Festival: San Angelo Cowboy Gathering
Gene Watson - at the double
In the States, "Real Country Music" is released, featuring thirteen stone Country songs. Whilst Humphead in the UK release ; "Barrooms & Bedrooms : The Capitol And MCA Years", a 2 CD, 50 track collection of his recordings from way back.
New from Vince
Nashville invades Belfast
All kinds of music is represented , with Gallagher & Lyle and Stephen Bishop headlining the list of performers. Nashville songwriters Gary Burr, Jim Lauderdale and Georgia Middleman are flying in whilst the local Country scene is represented by Derek Ryan.
Filmaker and songwriter John T Davis will be launching his "Last Western Cowboy" Cd at the event.
Full details at belfastnashville.com
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Ceol Country reruns
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Opry an luir
Viewers across the UK can watch BBC NI on Sky 972.
Stella back in Scotland
Feb 25 Music Hall, Aberdeen
Feb 26 Whitehall Theatre, Dundee
Feb 27 Concert Hall, Motherwell
Feb 28 Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
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