Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 

Wanda in words

BMG has announced it will release legendary rockabilly and country music pioneer Wanda Jackson’s autobiography Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on November 14, 2017. The iconic performer known as the “Queen of Rockabilly” and the “First Lady of Rock & Roll” landed more than thirty singles on the country and pop charts between 1954 and 1974. Featuring over eighty photographs from her personal collection and a foreword by Elvis Costello,Every Night is Saturday Night is the rockin’ great-grandmother’s chance to finally share the story of her fascinating life and career in her own words.

 

Ashton Lane for Euro tour

Glasgow-based country duo Ashton Lane have confirmed the release of their latest single ‘Breathe You In’, out on 27th October 2017, and a run of European tour dates starting with Millport Country Festival this weekend. Co-written by the duo - Esther & Tim O'Connor - with James Duffin & Jacqueline Tessier, the new song tells of a longing to get out of our busy cities and lives, head for the hills and those wide open spaces where we can breathe a little deeper.
They also have two Forth Valley dates lined up for October,
13th Oct - Falkirk Trinity Church, Falkirk
20th Oct - Murrayfield UF Church, Bannockburn

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

 

Charlie Landsborough back on tour

The ever popular Charlie Landsborough is back in Scotland in October with dates in Glenrothes (20th), Motherwell (21st), Inverness & Ayr.  Charlie's  28th album is a double album with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

 

The Rhinestone Cowboy rides away

Glen Campbell, one of the undisputed giants of popular music of the past half century has passed away at the age of 81 following his six-year fight with Alzheimer's disease.
A statement from the Campbell family reads: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
The decision of the Campbell family to be as public as possible about the artist's mental condition, and the subsequent creation of the documentary film I'll Be Me, have been widely praised for bringing awareness of Alzheimer's to a previously unknown level. Glen's career was afforded an affectionate send-off with the release in June of his final studio album Adiós.


 

Nashville gets direct UK flights back

British Airways have announced a new direct flight between Heathrow and Nashville starting next May. It's the first transatlantic flights for Music City since the short lived American Airlines flight back in the 1990's.
The nonstop flights between Nashville International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport will operate five days per week via Boeing 787-7 Dreamliner. Flights, starting May 4, went on sale at www.ba.com on Tuesday, with fares from £207 each way, connecting from Edinburgh.
Each flight will accommodate 214 passengers in three cabins, with 154 seats in economy, 25 in premium economy and 35 in business.
Flights will depart London Heathrow at 3:45 p.m. local time and arrive in Nashville International at 6:50 p.m. The flight will depart Nashville at 8:20 p.m. and arrive in London at 10:30 a.m. the next day, with connecting flights available to Scottish airports
The new planes also offer lower pressurization to reduce jet lag effects for customers.

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