VICTORIA EMAN Now it´s love (S) Three albums and several singles that is the discography of Victoria Eman. With her singles she has been on many international playlists and two of the three have been nominated for Awards in Nashville. And a new single will be added to this impressive list today. "Now it's love" is the title. An up tempo song specially written for Victoria by top composers Bob Dellaposta and Bill Filson. "They are toppers" according to the always cheerful Victoria. "Two copywriters who have many hits on their name and are among the top in Nashville. I'm happy to have them collaborate and maybe there will be a sequel because I'm busy with my 4th album and not inconceivable that several songs from Dellaposta and Filson will appear ". But she is going to enjoy this single first. The first reactions are very promising and she hopes that this single will be repeated on the various playlists, just like the previous
REBECCA LINDA SMITH The Innocent (S) A song like no other, "The Innocent" by Inspirational Country Music artist Rebecca Linda Smith is a heartfelt call to protect all the innocent souls from before birth through the entire life span. It reminds us that life begins in the womb and the innocent need to be protected and life preserved not only for the unborn child but also the weak and the elderly, all of whom depend on a friend to live their life till the very end. They don't really have a choice, but listen to their pleading voice. The song was co-written by the artist with her primary songwriter husband Dr. Robert Frank Smith. The song is powerful and compelling with a soulful melody by Mike P. Schrimpf. This song in inspired and penetrates to the core of our very being
STEPHEN FOSTER & HOWLER Mexican bird (S) Dag King's "Mexican Bird" captured SF&Howler's imagination, and it garnered a CMA nomination for "Song Of The Year" in 2018. Everybody has flying dreams, and Dag's encounter with a crow on the Baja brought it home.
SF&Howler is known for their hits "Mad As Hell", "Mama's Goin' Dancin' When The Train Comes Home" and "Cathead Blues" among others.
Based out of Muscle Shoals, Sweet Home, Alabama, the 4-piece group tours constantly, and is now working their way onto festival and concert stages.
MARTHA SPENCER & KELLEY BREIDING Sweet Valentine (S) Wonderful tune written by Music Maker partner artist Dave McGrew as performed by Martha Spencer & Kelley Breiding
Country Datum: 2019-02-14 Label: Music Maker Recordings ISRC:
BLANDADE ARTISTER Diamondback Records - DBOX #3 (A)
B. JEFF STONE: I don´t think she´s in love anymore He lets her mow the grass and clean the house, but all she wants of him now is goodbye
DESTINY BAND OZ: My family and me Award winning band reminiscing about family values,
togetherness and the simpler things in life from their childhoods, which seem to have
changed over time due to the technological age
TIM BUPPERT: Heart full of hurt A fast paced country
dandy; she gave the ring back, an’ now he’s got a heart full of hurt… and a handful of gold
DENNIS BLAIR: The way it´s gonna be A swingin’ song by this popular Vegas artist who wants
to know how it’s gonna’ be…”you can hold me in your arms or we can settle up the score”
SHELLY JONES BAND: Highways The title song from their new
album by this award winning band; and they’re headin’ down the highway with the radio
playin’ a country song & the window wide open… what could be better than this?
REX ALLEN, Jr: The great mail robbery A very clever song about a tough 6 year old doing a heist on the US mail!
THE LONG & SHORT OF IT: A little crazy kinda´ nice This great duet has done it again with another hit, admitting that they might be a little
different; but ya’ know… a little crazy’s kinda’ nice!
DARBY BURGER: Goin´ bush This cowboy is packin’ up to leave the city life behind… yeah, he’s
goin’ bush, where the air is fresh & clean an’ the sunset’s like a dream!
SARAH LOU & THE COWBOY: I will fear no more A powerful song of faith and
an equally powerful vocal make this an outstanding offering that all listeners will enjoy
MITCH SNOW: Mama prayed Recalling childhood days in a happy home where children played & mama prayed
BRIAN GLENN: Shifting winds of time When everything seems to change over time, how can such a fragile thing as love survive?
TERRY GORKA: When to let go Prolific songwriter, with a message
that it’s sometimes hard to know when to hold on and when to let go
BOB RUNK: Bitten by a snake The doctor’s prognosis was wrong & now he knows the cause of those strange feelings
LINDA LEE: Mirror Mirror A true country song… listeners will enjoy the harmony, and learn that
the mirror always tells the truth…. the immediate question: “Is he the right one for me?”
T.J. MURR: Lila Jean This combo comes up with something special again.
He met her at the Walmart store; now he’s just a country boy, goin’ out with a beauty queen
DARBY BURGER: Dad´s half pund of butter An entertaining story about an active family during the depression;
times were tough and the price of butter was high, an’ dad had rules
STEVEN CRAIG: Alive Produced in St. Augustine, Florida… home to many great musicians & country singers.
ALLAN TRAYNOR: Taps Presumably a true story; writer inspired by viewing a military funeral for a fallen US hero
JACK STILLWATER Deep dark woods (S) The Norwegian band Jack Stillwater releases their 4th album on March 15th. We get the first taste of the album already this Friday - February 15 - "Deep Dark Woods". The album titled "Norwegicana" is produced by musician and songwriter Bendik Brænne.
With good help from producer Bendik Brænne, Jack Stillwater will open several doors in his musical universe when "Norwegicana" is available March 15.
ANDERSONLANE: It´s a cowboy thing Keeping country traditions strong with a self-determined style, a unique honesty and emotion shines through Cheryl’s original material, her voice has been likened to no other, with a raw and gutsy vocal quality.
“Old school and real music.”, ignoring trends and breaking rules seems to be the norm with Cheryl’s style and the brand-new album from ANDERSONLANE, THIS GIRL, is a promise of a journey through the eyes of a songwriter.
Produced by master craftsman, ROBERT McKAY (Pacific International) and with guest performances from the talented PETE DENAHY (fiddle), BRENDAN RADFORD (harmonica) and MICHAEL FLANDERS on steel guitar, and with the addition of the lyrical genius of ALLAN CASWELL in the co-written track (IT’S A COWBOY THING) THIS GIRL is a satisfying listening experience and an album guaranteed to become your new favourite spinner.
Take a stroll with THIS GIRL, ANDERSONLANE
MICHELLE WALKER: What I love MICHELLE WALKER is an award-winning Australian country music recording artist and song writer. Recent career highlights include the following performances and awards; the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2019, the Gympie Muster 2017, the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards nominee and performer 2016/2017, Terry Smith Achiever Award, and the Kross Kut Records Award for exceptional achievements in the Australian country music industry.
Following the success of the previous album, “A BETTER DAY” which saw seven top 40 singles, Michelle has just released her new album, “BACKBONE” with three single releases to date which have all entered the top 40 charts. The title track “BACKBONE” has been received well in Australia and the USA with a corresponding music video filmed around Michelle’s home town of Tully, FNQ.
Michelle is no stranger to hard work in the industry, and brings her own unique and distinct warm tones and flavour, with a wide style of self-penned & co-written music ranging from ballads, country blues, country rock, bluegrass, alt country and traditional country.
The current single, “WHAT I LOVE” is about following your heart’s desires and doing what you love in life. We are here for a short time so let’s make it a good time! This track is pure country and features some of Australia’s finest country musicians. It is produced by 2019 Golden Guitar nominee LINDSAY WADDINGTON of KROSS KUT RECORDS.
HEYWOOD & MOORE: Turn the key alt.country artists – DAWN MOORE and BRIAN HEYWOOD – are based on the mid north coast of NSW. Their music combines the storytelling of traditional country with the power of roots rock instrumentation.
‘TURN THE KEY’ has been described as an ‘up-tempo foot-tapper’ and ‘something that puts a smile on your face’ which is undoubtedly the duo’s USP. HEYWOOD & MOORE are currently working on a new album for release in 2019 on Thoroughbredmusic with the working title of ‘ROLLIN’ ON’
The duo’s first album – ‘GOODBYE YESYERDAY’ – was released worldwide in October 2017 by Thoroughbredmusic and has been well received and features the duo’s signature sound of rich harmonies and edgy guitars, which has attracted reviews such as "[they] serve up a melodic country rock and roots brew ... Barnstorming" - Musician (UK)
RUNAWAY DIXIE: Meant to be RUNAWAY DIXIE have certainly achieved many accolades since their official formation as a ‘group’ in 2009!
With 4 GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS OF AUSTRALIA Finalists behind them, the dynamic trio have a busy 2019 ahead touring and presenting their own style of Bluegrass & Americana music.
RUNAWAY DIXIE are a totally independent act on the cutting edge of the Australian Music industry and their latest radio single, ‘MEANT TO BE’ was written by RUNAWAY DIXIE band member, VIRGINIA HERMEL.
The lyric and presentation reflect a contemporary Bluegrass/Americana style with an interesting ’twist’ in the middle.
‘MEANT TO BE’ is from the 5th RUNAWAY DIXIE album release, ‘FACE THE WIND’ which is available via the band’s website
ROSSSCO STAGG: Who´s foolin´ who ROSSSCO STAGG is a vibrant presenter with Australia’s most popular Country Music Station, todayscountry94one. Country Music fans locally and far away (via the internet stream) ‘Listen Loud’ to his Saturday Drive Show every week.
WHO’S FOOLIN’ WHO is a reflection of the times we live in set to a rockin’ country beat.
The song has no answers but poses a few tongue-in-cheek questions.
This track is a self-production - All writing, singing, producing and playing duties (except for banjos and female backing vocals) are handled by Rosssco”
SHOWPONY EXPRESS: Mighty Murray River Tamworth duo SHOWPONY EXPRESS (SAMANTHA BELLAMY and RAY PRATLEY) have released their latest single, “THE MIGHTY MURRAY RIVER". It is the second single to be released from the album of the same name.
A song composed about the history of the Murray/Darling river systems and the importance of maintaining its health.
This song, produced by LINDSAY WADDINGTON of Kross Kut Records, can be downloaded at online stores and CDs can be purchased directly from www.showponyexpress.com.au or at live shows.
After a successful "Country For Kids Tour" they are now in the planning stages for their 2019 "Make A Wish Come True Tour" of Australia and New Zealand
ROSS WEBB: Hello someday Ross began performing just over 5 years ago and what a ride it has been since then. Being an avid Country Music fan and influenced by Artists such as Zac Brown, Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson and co he began performing with his wife Sharon and good friend Owen. Performing and fine tuning his show around the highlands, and Southern NSW, along with juggling his day job as a banker.
He has recently performed at the Tamworth CMF 2019 and in the Al Tomkins Guitar Showcase in Nov 2018.
HELLO SOMEDAY, the second single release from this new Australian artist is hitting the airwaves now. This single is a follow up to the successful debut single, YOU & ME, which reached No 1 on the Country UK/Europe Hotdisc Top 40 on 5 Nov 2018 and was No 10 on the Annual UK/Europe Hotdisc Top 30 for 2018.
Now with a couple of singles released with accompanying videos, Ross continues to develop and hone his song writing skills and is currently working on more new material to be released later in 2019
His journey into the musical landscape has only just begun and we all look forward to where the ride takes him
THE MASON BOYS: This land Third generation farmer heads up band to help Rural Australia
What do THE MASON BOYS and our land have in common?
Firstly, the lead singer is a 3rd generation farmer, secondly the rest of the outfit are true blue Aussies who have plied their craft over the years to form what is now a tight outfit performing well constructed songs that resonates with music lovers from all walks of life. And finally, their passion for our rural sector’s survival has resulted in them becoming Ambassadors for a social enterprise launched in Tamworth 2019.
The BEEFITUP Australia social enterprise will see hotels from around the country join to create a network that will pay homage to every "steak" holder in our cattle industry.
THE MASON BOYS penned a song titled THIS LAND and headed into Furstock Studios in 2018 to produce the song to aid the AUSTRALIAN HORIZONS FOUNDATION with ARIA award winning engineer DOUG BRADY and mastered at the legendary SING SING studios. THIS LAND will be added to their catalogue housed with WOLF ENTERTAINMENT, which has global distribution of The Mason Boys first album FEELS LIKE HOME
RON BUCKPITT & KELLY CROSBY: Cat among the Pigeons CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS is a witty duet of the Tamworth based musos KELLY CROSBY and RON BUCKPITT.
Kelly is half of the duo, THE CROSBY SISTERS, with a great reputation for their harmonies and long-standing career in the Country Music scene. Kelly now enjoys doing backup harmonies and vocals with other artists and the occasional get together with Jody for their die-hard fans. Ron and Kelly have known each other for over 30 years and enjoyed collaborating their vocals to create this cheeky tune.
Ron, a successful businessman, is now taking the time to enjoy his passion for music and song writing. He has also released the single, WANDERING JEW (CRS DD93) in the past couple of months and hopes to keep the ball rolling with new singles coming in 2019
JOHNNY SHILO: What happened to love “WHAT HAPPENED TO LOVE”, the second of five songs considered for Johnny to record, is another great single from his very popular “ROCK 'N' ROLL COUNTRY” album.
Due to his personal experiences he immediately related to this track and he could imagine so many others would do so as well. The moral of the song is written about two people meeting and falling in love, then, along the way, they lose connection and feelings change along with circumstances. The no longer loved-up couple do not talk anymore, only through their lawyers.
“WHAT HAPPENED TO LOVE”, written by BRANDON CAMP and MIKE THOMPSON, was recorded in Melbourne and it has a pleasant, catchy melody blended with balanced harmonies.
Johnny specialises in performing Rock n Roll Country classic hits from the 50’s-80's and his own originals and you can catch Johnny around the Country Music Festivals and Clubs in NSW and Victoria
SHELLY JONES BAND: Merle When it comes to country music, who isn’t a huge Merle Haggard fan? Shelly certainly is and would dearly love to sing like Merle. But as the SHELLY JONES BAND’s latest single, MERLE highlights, “it’s hard to sound like Merle when you’re a girl!” This light hearted, tongue in cheek country swing song is sure to get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face.
MERLE is the third single release from the SHELLY JONES BAND’s highly anticipated new album, HIGHWAYS which is available via the official Shelly Jones Band website:
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT: The night of our life THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT are an ARIA charting, multi-award-winning independent country music duo from Melbourne, whose superb harmonies have been described as “Honey coated chocolate”.
David (The Short) and Patsy (The Long) met about 10 years ago at a charity event when Patsy summonsed up enough courage to ask David (at one of his first public performances) if he would sing a duet with her. The rest is history!
They are true masters of their craft.
David and Patsy recorded the Album, “THE NIGHT OF OUR LIFE” in Nashville with Producer and co-song writer, KENNY ROYSTER. The singles released from this album have had major charting success. The title track, “THE NIGHT OF OUR LIFE” relays the joy and thrill that David and Patsy have when performing to audiences whilst travelling throughout Australia
JAMIE FLOYD: The Blade Grammy-nominated songwriter & independent artist, JAMIE FLOYD, has been chasing her dreams in Nashville for the last 20 years. She appears as a contestant on USA Network’s first season of Real Country, a new reality television show and country music showcase! She was hand-selected to perform and tell her unbelievable story as Nashville’s ‘Grammy Nominated Waitress,’ by country music superstar, Jake Owen. She earned her way on to the show’s finale when she sang her current single, a song she wrote called, “THE BLADE”— and it was met with a standing ovation by the show’s panelists, the legendary Shania Twain, Travis Tritt & Jake Owen!
Jamie has written songs recorded by Ronnie Dunn, Ashley Monroe, Miranda Lambert and Kellie Pickler. Most recently, she appeared in, co-wrote and recorded the entire major motion picture soundtrack for Burt Reynolds’ final film, The Last Movie Star, starring Reynolds and Chevy Chase.
Jamie is also featured in the new critically acclaimed music documentary The Last Songwriter alongside Garth Brooks & Emmylou Harris. (ISRC = TCACL1654550)
THE WOODPICKERS: Ribbons and pearls Written by JOHN MURPHY, THE WOODPICKERS’ new single, RIBBONS AND PEARLS, features vocals by RACHEL HANNAN.
“I spent many hours in the company of very old women. Regardless of varying health issues and some tough times most of them had a twinkle in their eye belonging to the little girl they once, and still, were”. – John Murphy
VANESSA BOURNE: All I want for Christmas dear is you For Christmas, VANESSA BOURNE has recorded an old favourite, ‘ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS DEAR IS YOU’ which was originally written by BUCK OWENS/DON RICH and was performed by the great Buck Owens 53yrs ago (1965).
Vanessa dedicates this song to her fans who can’t be with their families this Christmas and to the ones who have left this world behind.
Vanessa would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and thanks you for all your continued support on radio
BRONWYN: Too far gone Up and coming NZ Contemporary Country Artist, BRONWYN, releases “TOO FAR GONE” as her latest single. It will feature on her upcoming EP that’s in the works for release early next year. “TOO FAR GONE” is a fun, upbeat track with the perfect blend of country, pop and rock. Singing about a new crush, the irresistibly catchy lyrics and melody showcase BRONWYN’S strong ability as a songwriter.
After the success of her 2017 EP, “ALL IN”, BRONWYN has returned to have the new EP, including “TOO FAR GONE”, Co-Produced once again by multi-award-winning musician PHIL DOUBLET with ARNIE VAN BUSSEL.
Earlier this year she competed in Los Angeles winning several medals for her performances of her original songs and has her sights firmly set on Nashville for 2019
KYLIE ADAMS-COLLIER: On a sandstorm ridge ON A SANDSTONE RIDGE is Kylie’s fourth single from her award winning and chart-topping LITTLE STONE album, produced by Lindsay Waddington on Kross Kut Records. Winner of the Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards for Best New Talent and finalist in the Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards for Best New Talent, Kylie’s self- penned tribute to SMOKY DAWSON is receiving recognition from the Australian Country Music Industry.
LITTLE STONE has also picked up a Brumby Award for Heritage Song of the Year, runner up in the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards for Best Country Album and Best Songwriter, 9th place in the Australian Songwriters Association National Songwriting Awards, Nominated in the APRA AMCOS best song of the Year and Top 10 album in the Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia.
The gate to Smoky Dawson’s ranch still stands on Mona Vale Road, Ingleside. Smoky ran the ranch from 1957 to 1979 after his wife Dot presented him the key for his 45th Birthday. Sadly, the ranch burnt down during a bush fire but the gate was rebuilt in 2003 and it is heritage listed to remember a golden period of Australian country music history of rodeos, TV shows, feature films, concerts, holiday camps and a riding school. Smoky and his horse Flash loved working with boys and girls.
Smoky Dawson rose to prominence after World War II with his radio show The Adventures Of Smoky Dawson, which was broadcast from 1952 until the early 1960s. A generation of young Australians listened to Dawson's adventures on his horse, Flash, and he was dubbed "Australia's first cowboy”. The show fascinated his fan club of 1 million members with whip-cracking, axe-throwing and Dawson's musical skills
REG POOLE: Australia´s fighting son Two Aussie men, one a veteran of our conflict in Vietnam, and the other a peace-loving country music singer, have teamed up to hone a modern masterpiece called AUSTRALIA'S FIGHTING SON.
PETER SIMPSON has drawn upon the pain, grit and unenviable experiences of war, and REG POOLE brings his deft musical talent and honest, straightforward delivery to gift us a song that beautifully describes the tenacity of spirit and the fierce loyalty of Australia's armed services across more than a century of global conflict.
This is an important contribution to Australia's musical heritage. It's more than just an enjoyable song; it's a piece of our cultural history. "The nature of Australia’s Fighting Son", preserved for future generations
JOHNNY CHESTER: Old Saint Nicholas - Ho Ho Ho It’s a family friendly Australian Christmas song from JOHNNY CHESTER for this his 57th Christmas as a recording artist. And it’s available for download and streaming on ALL* the Major platforms.
You’ll only play a few Christmas songs over the next three weeks or so and “OLD SAINT NICHOLAS” should be one of them. Your listeners will love you for it
THE PIGS: Hillbilly synthesiser The best of 1980s synth and country music come together in THE PIGS’ latest single, HILLBILLY SYNTHESISER. Stretch Pig wrote the single in Germany, celebrating everything he and the rest of his family of musicians love about bluegrass, country and 1970s and 1980s music, making acoustic instruments sound like the products of synthesisers.
HILLBILLY SYNTHESISER tells of the journey to a shack in the mountains of Australia where they find their friend building a homespun electronic instrument. The moonshine is flowing and the synthesiser is making sounds like a banjo – it is hillbilly, after all.
With the vibe of Frankenstein coming to life just to hear this beautiful instrument, and starring 2016 Musical Saw World Champion, Cousin Azo Bell Pig, HILLBILLY SYNTHESISER, again sets THE PIGS apart from their musical compadres
TAYZIN FAHEY-LEIGH: Rocky Mountain high TAYZIN FAHEY-LEIGH is a member of the award-winning trio, BROTHERS3, who are signed to LNG Music/ Universal Music. He tours, with his brothers, to country music festivals all over Australia. His tenor voice has given rise to many standing ovations at BROTHERS3 concerts, especially for his melodious rendition of HALLELUJAH.
Tayzin, who in the past has starred in many films, commercials and stage productions with Opera Australia, also played the young CHAD MORGAN in the documentary I’M NOT DEAD YET.
A talented musician and singer, Tayzin decided to sing a mix of his favourite country and semi-classical songs for an album project with his well-known mother, actress and performer, ALITA FAHEY. On the album, IT GOES LIKE IT GOES, his rendition of YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE is both inspirational and uplifting; while THE PRAYER (a duet with his mother) is hauntingly beautiful.
Rest assured the band BROTHERS3 are still together and playing gigs around the country. But today we are pleased to hear Tayzin’s rendition of one of his favourite songs, the JOHN DENVER classic, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
RON BUCKPITT: Wandering Jew “Soon after being shown three chords on a guitar, under a Gwydir River Bridge (3am drunk singalong) I started writing songs.
Just love it. I’m still just a plunket but I know no better thrill than the sound of my songs lifted to a higher level by incredibly talented musos at wonderful recording studios.
A good mate, business client and retired “country” disc jockey by the name of Ronnie Kelly said to me, “Ron, you need to write a song about a wool barge”. I said, “What’s a wool barge”? Ronnie (from the Gnenbah /Muriwari tribes) advised me he and his friends would swim in the Darling River at Brewarrina as kids. “The Wandering Jew” wool barge (built in 1865) had been moored there but had sunk to the bottom and was in a state of decay. The kids would dive into the river to recover souvenirs, old knives, forks and remnants of the old paddle wheel wool barge. I researched a lot and the rest was hypothesis and imagination. The song paints the picture.” -Ron Buckpitt
THE JONES: Jealousy MEMISS JONES is refreshing real good music - RGM
DANA CROWE: Peace of mind DANA CROWE released her debut EP, EVERYTHING in 2017. Having grown up in Wagga Wagga and making the move to Melbourne a unique sound evolved while recording and playing live. Most evident throughout the new single, PEACE OF MIND.
Crowe weaves together elements of Country, Americana and Rock n’ Roll to deliver a sound of her own. Songwriting abilities that deliver vocal hooks backed up with guitar driven punchy verses and a melody-driven chorus.
Recorded in Melbourne and mastered in Nashville, PEACE OF MIND is a preview of more things to come in 2019
JODIE CROSBY: History of us JODIE CROSBY returns to radio with the latest single from her debut solo, self-titled album with the soft bluegrass styling of ‘HISTORY OF US.’
The song was co-written with contemporary country artist ALLISON FORBES who joined Jodie in the studio to lay down backing harmonies.
‘HISTORY OF US’ is the follow-up to the international #1 hit ‘HELLO’ and top 10 songs ‘WHAT A SHAME’ and ‘MAN LIKE YOU’ from the album that is soaked in the traditional sound of country music and the emotions that follow heartbreak.
The song is laced with the flavours of acoustic instruments – guitar, fiddle and resonator guitar – and the unmistakable vocal quality that has become Jodie’s hallmark over a remarkable career that has earned her a Golden Guitar and numerous other awards as one half of THE CROSBY SISTERS
HEYWOOD & MOORE: Headin´ home (for Christmas) Alt. country artists – DAWN MOORE and BRIAN HEYWOOD – are based on the mid north coast of NSW. Their music combines the storytelling of traditional country with the power of roots rock instrumentation.
HEADIN’ HOME (FOR CHRISTMAS) takes a light-hearted look at the migration of the population from one end of the country to the other at Christmas and has been described as an ‘up tempo foot-tapper’ and ‘something that puts a smile on your face’ which is undoubtedly the duo’s USP.
The duo’s first album – GOODBYE YESTERDAY – was released worldwide in October 2017 by Thoroughbred Music has been well received and features the duo’s signature sound of rich harmonies and edgy guitars, which has attracted the interest of the likes of Larry Weiss (Rhinestone Cowboy) and Seymour Stein (Warner Music)
NOEL BALFOUR & THE CHRIS SAXTON BAND: You “This song is about my beautiful late wife, Lorna.”
“I was not a good dancer but dancing with her in my arms was wonderful.”
“With the help of CHRIS SAXTON & ANDY BUSUTTIL, of Blue Mountain Sound, I recorded it. I hope you like it”. - Noel Balfour
NEIL ANTHONY: Wishing you a merry Christmas Sometimes at Christmas we are kept apart from our soul mate, our loved one. So, let’s send our love in a song. NEIL ANTHONY wrote and recorded this song as if a "Christmas Card”.
Well known for his many CRS releases NEIL ANTHONY is a singer songwriter and club entertainer based in Sydney. Neil's many previous song releases have achieved significant radio air play and Australian country chart success.
Thanks to great support from community radio Neil's music has reached a wide audience and proved to be popular with listeners.
Internationally Neil’s music has been heard in 120 countries. Neil is listened to on web radio, Spotify and all the popular web music sites. Neil has a busy YouTube Channel including this new song as a video (NEILAB100 Channel).
At this time of year thoughts turn to Christmas and here is a new song to wish you a Merry Christmas.
Song written and Produced by Neil Anthony
Vocals and guitar – Neil Anthony
Bass and strings – Mark Szeto (ARIA award winner)
THE TONY Q BAND: Truckin´ proud “TRUCKIN’ PROUD” is the first single release from THE TONY Q BAND. The song is an energetic country tune about the life of truck drivers as witnessed by Tony when he would travel with his father, who features on the single’s cover.
“TRUCKIN’ PROUD” covers the aspects of what it takes to drive for a living. From the pride they take in their job and where it takes them, to getting back home to their loved ones.
The song is a dedication to all the truck drivers across the globe to the great job they do and how proud they should be to be keeping the economy running
RAY MacCARTNEY: Simpler than Ray, a Farmer/Singer/Song writer/Entertainer from Southern Riverina NSW, has been writing and recording since 1992 and has released seven albums to date.
SIMPLER THEN is the 5th single for release off Ray’s latest album, FINDING INSPIRATION, with all of the other releases gaining positive airplay, FISHERMAN’S HABITAT and THAT’S MY COUNTRY making #39 and #40 on Radio Singles Charts.
SIMPLER THEN has a reflective lyric over one’s life where we all get that feeling that life in our past was much “Simpler Then” but, with age and time, has become more complex.
The song has a nice swing melody with tasteful fiddle from PETE DENAHY, along with great production from talented PAUL GIBBS whose contribution extends to playing all other instruments.
It ends with that age-old question “So can we make it SIMPLER THEN”
PETER CHRISTIE: Love come down ‘LOVE CAME DOWN’ is the new Christmas single for Country Gospel Artist PETER CHRISTIE. Since 2016, Peter has had 6 singles reach the Top 10 of the Country Gospel Charts in the USA, including ‘You Alone Are Worthy’ which reached the Number 1 position. Peter is the first Australian Country Gospel Artist to achieve a Number 1 hit in the USA.
Peter has also been the recipient of 7 Major Gospel Awards, including a CRIMSON AWARD as Male Entertainer of the Year (2016), A DIAMOND AWARD for Songwriter of the Year (2016) and most recently a JOSIE MUSIC AWARD as Male Vocalist of the Year - Christian/Gospel (2018).
‘LOVE CAME DOWN’ is Peter’s first Christmas release both here in Australia and over the in USA. The song was cowritten with Roger Corbett and is a beautiful retelling of the Christmas Story
VANESSA BOURNE: True blue country girl Vanessa is known for her music to be Classic Country and every song hits the charts here in Australia and some of them going to number one on the international Mainstream Europe Top 40 Charts but her Australian fans had requested an Australian country song and so ‘TRUE BLUE COUNTRY GIRL’ is VANESSA BOURNE’s first Australian Song. Vanessa performed and was nominated ‘National Songwriter of the Year’ at the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards 2018.
3 years ago, an elderly fan, Allen Abraham, whose only dream was to have someone sing his song, requested Vanessa, so to make his dream come true and keep her promise to him she took his song and transformed it to Australian country song ‘TRUE BLUE COUNTRY GIRL’. Vanessa looks forward to your support and is thankful for your continued support on radio
NEVER TOO LATE: Sweet country girls MAX RICHARDS originally formed a duo with BOB BROWNE. In the 1970s Max & Bob decided to form their own bands and two very successful show groups were created. Max formed MEN OF COUNTRY with WES GRADY and Bob formed the KIMBERLEY COUNTRY BAND with DAVE KING.
?MEN OF COUNTRY recorded several albums and were nominated for The Golden Guitar Awards. Albums released include: COUNTRY CONCEPT, LUSTY LADY & FREE COUNTRY.
The KIMBERLEY COUNTRY BAND released two singles, TOWN CALLED HEARTBREAK & SHERRY WINE.
Bob's later band, KELLY’S HEROES released an album called STAND & DELIVER.
Dave formed BROKEN WHEEL with COL CARTER (RIP) and then formed GEORGE’S RIVER RIPPLES with RON & WARREN DERWENT. The Ripples placed in the top 10 at Starmaker in 1980.
?Max and Bob continued to collaborate in the 1980s to work as both MEN OF COUNTRY and KELLY’S HEROES.
Bob spent over 35 years hosting radio programs with 2CT & 2GLF. At 2GLF he created, produced and hosted the massively popular Country On to promote independent country artists.
MAX RICHARDS, BOB BROWNE & DAVE KING have now formed NEVER TOO LATE and their first single release, SWEET COUNTRY GIRL, includes contributions from WES GRADY on pedal steel and vocals by JULIE LORENTE
TROY STONE: Hays County Hilton Troy Stone is an up-and-coming Texas Country, recording and performing, artist based out of Central Texas. Backed by his band, the Spent Shells, his sound blends the soul of country music with the edge of rock and roll,creating a sound that's been described as outlaw country with a modern touch.
THE ELECTRIC COWBOYS: Miles away Over the course of their career,The Electric Cowboys have received multiple awards in some of the country?s major music categories, including three Grammy nominations, over 1 million views on YouTube and a top eight-7 million vote finish on CMT?s Music Madness Video Contest!
This charismatic groups passion for music and performance continues to fuel a successful career built on a foundation of solid dedication, hard work, team-effort that comes directly from the heart. It is these efforts that allow this group to continue to produce their brand of live performance to the thousands of fans that have come out to their concerts. This down to earth band of brothers consists of:
Jason Martin: Singer / songwriter / Lead Guitar
Tim Villanueva: Drums / Back-Up Vocals
Mike Molini: Keyboards / Back-Up Vocals
Steve Gonzales: Bass Guitar / Back-Up Vocals
CODY JOE HODGES: The house of the rising sun After several requests, Cody Joe Hodges is releasing his crowd-pleasing cover of "The House of the Rising Sun". This powerful version of "The House of the Rising Sun" showcases the powerhouse vocals of Cody Joe Hodges, while bringing a new take on an old classic. This song was one of the first songs that Cody Joe learned growing up, so it holds a special place in his heart. It also holds a special place in his fans' hearts, who have seen it performed live.
Cody Joe Hodges was born and raised in the Brazos Bottom, between College Station and Caldwell, TX. He is a Texas A&M graduate (Class of '06) and Army veteran. Cody Joe left his job as a power lineman in 2013, to pursue his dream of doing music full-time. He has been steadily on the road, touring 47 of the 50 US states (and a couple of international performances). Between tours, he has been focusing on his writing and is very excited about what's coming next
THE BARRENS: Something real The Barrens, formed in December of 2017 by lead singer, Jordan Gibbons, and lead guitarist, Dana Smith, are an alternative-country group based out of Austin, Texas. The two met and began collaborating while playing in a former band from San Antonio, where they grew up. After moving to Austin, the duo soon evolved into a five-piece, when they brought on drummer Nick Chambers, lead guitarist Trey McLaughlin and bassist Caleb Hey. The Barrens will be releasing their first single, ?Something Real?, to Texas radio and all streaming platforms in early 2019.
MILES WILLIAMS: Material things From the CD: HOMETOWN STRANGER
MELISSA BROOKE: Beast Melissa Brooke?s brand new single ?Beast? is the first release on her forthcoming album produced by Mason Shirley of Sound Machine Studios.
This song is a mix of Sam Riggs meets a fiery Cody Johnson to give you a powerful take on a relationship going bad. Fans old and new alike will find themselves singing along and swaying to the beat of this country rock song. With the release of this new single, Melissa is building up both a radio & acoustic tour to remind everyone just who she is: an island girl with a powerful voice and an even powerful story to tell
JESSE RAUB Jr: Touch the water In a tough market, flooded with new faces, there is no doubt that Jesse Raub Jr is one of the top ?Young Guns? of today?s Texas Country Music scene.
A native Texan growing up Country in Magnolia, with working class roots. Jesse spent the last 10 years traveling the great state of Texas, playing Texas Country blended with true Southern Rock. Jesse has an entertaining high-energy show that keeps the crowd on their feet all night.
Jesse released 2013's Blame It On The Music, gaining fans and friends in the right places. Jesse appeared on Cody Johnson?s 2011 critically acclaimed album ?A Different Day? as a co-writer for the hit ?The Way She Loves Me.? In 2014, he scored his first #1 on Texas Radio as a co-writer on Johnson?s ?Dance Her Home?. He has also had eight (8) singles of his own chart in the top 50 of the Texas Music Chart and the Texas Radio Report: ?Blame It On The Music?, ?Bad Intentions?, "Good Man Go Wrong", "Plead the Fifth".
Sittin' Here was released in 2016 and has delivered 3 Texas Regional Radio #1's "She Can Forgive" and 2017's #1 "She'll Put The Hurt On You", 2018's #1 "Mistakes", and 2018's #1 "Sittin' Here" and his new signature song "Touch the Water" released in February of 2019
DENNIS ALAN: Calling me back home I did a lot of traveling over the years and never could stay in one place for to long. Would always seem to end up back where I started from "Home". From the album "The Last Cowboy"
MARIO FLORES: That man From the Album: A TRIBUTE TO STEVE WARINER (label: Schimflo Records). Written by Jon Pardi
BOBBY MACKEY Merle Haggard blues (S) Bobby Mackey has always stayed true to his musical roots with influences such as Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and Johnny Paycheck. Mackey's music is a tribute to these artists using his own unique vocal style. Mackey feels right at home performing live and has done so at Bobby Mackey's Music World in Wilder, Kentucky where he has appeared as the headliner along with his band for the last 40 years. Some say the nightclub is haunted.. the full story can be read here.
Merle Haggard Blues is a tribute to the man and his life, from his humble beginnings to Country icon. The song was written by Mackey and features Norman Hamlet, Merle’s steel player throughout his entire career
ROY COST The real you (S) Hello Mr. Ohlzon,
I am Roy Cost from Conway, Arkansas USA. I hope you are doing great today over there in Sweden. I don't know many people in your country except I do know Mr. Gunnar Almqvist, a singer who once recorded one of my songs. I want to thank you for your show and your support of the independents. I am a former DJ so I know of your dedication to your show, radio station, fans and artists.
"The Real You" as far as plays go is my most played song in the modern CD age because it was a double # 1 on Soundclick back a few years. I was very fortunate that it was # 1 on Soundclick's "Big Country Chart" of over 22,000 songs and at the same time a # 1 on their "Country General Chart" of over 2,000 songs.
the late Floyd Cramer and I were great friends, Floyd is probably the best country music piano player to ever walk this earth. We were like family and he helped me out a lot with my music in my earlier years. If you like Floyd Cramer I invite you to google "Forever" by The Little Dippers or Floyd's very pretty instrumental of Rod Stewart's great song, "Have I Told You Lately) not to be confused with another Floyd Cramer recording of the old traditional song, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You and then there is his million seller "Last Date".
I started my recording career with America's The Shadows in 1959 and I have been through several music revolutions & trends such as the late fifties, early 60s with the English coming to visit us, the soul era, acid rock, and others but nothing compares to this revolution we are in today...It is the independents who are finally getting heard on radio and thanks to you and the other hard working DJs.
Roy Cost... "A member of the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame"
MARK CHIRICO Goin´ home to Georgia (S) Mark Chirico has been writing songs and performing for years in the top music cities in the U.S. and has held the number one rank in the singer/songwriter charts on ReverbNation multiple weeks in a row in 2018. Mark's songs are sincere perceptions of life, and will resonate true in your soul with the words and melodies lingering long after you've heard the songs. Strong vocals and guitar drive many of his most popular compositions. His breakout album is transparent to a lifetime of experiences which is why it is aptly titled "Now You Know" Mark Chirico!
We are proud to send a brandnew Song before CD release!
Peter Jordan: „I´m Crazy For You“ (Sung and written by Peter Jordan)
Thanks so much for your really great support and have another happy day!
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ALLIGATOR GUMBO Allons à Hajom (S) Sveriges i särklass bästa cajunband Alligator Gumbo har äntligen kommit till skott och spelat in nytt material. Det blev en fin kortfilm/video (leta på YouTube) från cajunland i Västergötland, närmare bestämt Hajom. Nu blir »soundtracket« till en EP eller vad vi nu ska kalla det i dessa streamingtider.
CASEY BAKER When the party´s all over (A) Casey Baker is a fresh face on the music scene. She currently resides in Denison Texas.
Casey has put her vast life experiences into song on this wonderful debut album. All songs are written by Casey Baker. She writes songs that are very related. Combine that with her great voice and melodies and you have an outstanding first effort. Casey will remind many of the great female singers of the 1990s.
BETTY OVERSTREET Let the sandman wait (S) Let the Sandman wait is a cover I released in 1988, songwriter Kenny Bell, It was recorded in Nashville with Vern Pratt producing and Tommy thompson promoter. It reached the Top 100 Cashbox charts
SMOKE WAGON Bad Ride (EP) Smoke Wagon is a band dedicated to delivering edgy, but polished Texas/Red Dirt County. Smoke Wagon produces an original, energetic sound with incredible vocals, captivating lyrics, hard hitting guitar riffs and a red hot fiddle!
DONNA RAY Hard knocks & Long shots (S) Writers: Lonnie C. Ratliff & Shawn Camp
Country Datum: 2019-02-03 Label: Echota Records ISRC:
TOMMY BOTZ Teddy bear (S) My name is Tommy Botz. I've been living in a halfway house in Cleveland,Ohio for the past 14 1/2 yrs.I crawled through the doors on May 3rd 2004 of The Ed Keating Center a homeless drunk with nowhere to go and noone wanted me..I met a kind old man Jack Mulhall who told me that if I followed some direction I would never have to live like that anymore. I wasn't always a homeless drunk. I had dreams and goals like every young man has. I always loved country and gospel music.
This led to me being the lead singer in 2 bands,the Chevells and the Caesars 5. We won the battle of the bands out of 50 bands and a recording contract with RCA records but our guitar player quit and the contract fell through. As the years passed my drinking got worse and worse and soon jails and penitentaries became a way of life. I tried to sober up in aa for over 30yrs. But soon would pick up again and the nightmare got worse, not to mention those poor innocent victims I dragged down that road with me.
People say they been to hell and back. I reached the gates of hell and threw my loved ones in. After a couple of broken marriages,lost jobs,no car, no licence. I was unemployable and was living to drink and drinking to live. My sponser told me about The Ed Keating Center.after several years sober and working , I had saved up some money and was wondering if i should move out or go for my dream. Which was to record some of the over 200+ song i had written over the years.
One night while I was praying I heard in my heart, go for you dream and I will put someone in your life who believes in your music. I contacted Michael Seifert who owned ant up studios. I told him I wanted to record some song but that I write the lyrics and hear the music in my head. So we sat down at the piano and got 6 songs done. Michael helped me get the musicians and vocalists. I dedicated my cd called family and friends, to my loving mother and father. They put their wedding picture from Yugoslavia on the front.With a picture of The Ed Keating center on the back . With pictures of some family anf friends.
GOD can do more than I could ever think or imagine and before Jack passed away, he asked me to be the director of the Ed Keating Center East. I've been trying to help drunks and addicts ever since with help from so many people I wrote my song Teddy Bear for an inmate and good friend when I was locked up in the old ohio penitentary.He knew that I wrote songs and came to my cell in tears one night because he just found out that his little girl had passed away. His wife was losing her mind questioning her faith and he asked if i could write something for his daughters memory.
That night i wrote Teddy Bear. I have never had any children and for me to write about a teddy bear,raggedy ann,peter pan a barbie doll lunch box for school. Well Ibelieve what Hank Williams Sr said years ago "I hold the pen and GOD writes the words" so I just keep holding the pen I know this is long but it's a small portion thats from my heart
BLANDADE ARTISTER Nashville Radio Promotions - Winter 2018/2019 (A) Nashville Radio Promotions was started back in 2012 when a group of independent record label owners joined forces in promoting their artists to radio. It now represents 14 independent record labels and numerous unsigned artists.
VICTORIA EMAN All my life (A) We are excited to share the new Album of VICTORIA EMAN – ALL MY LIFE with you.
I worked with lots of pleasure on this 3rd Album and loved to record all the songs that I selected from the very best Songwriters from the UK and USA I work with. I hope you will enjoy this album just as much as I do.
BLANDADE ARTISTER Airplay Express January 2019 (A)
DAN SCHAFER: Jesus was the first GPS Written by Barbara Blevins / Keith Bradford / Dan Schafer
MARTY DENTON: Don´t kneel on me Written and Performed by Marty Denton. "This song is about showing respect for our flag and our veterans, those still serving and those who lost their lives for our country. My daddy was in the U.S. Navy in World War II and he taught me to respect the flag and country. This song represents what I believe to be the core of our society: the respect of our country."
About the author Marty Denton: I am CEO of Trip Jct Records. I will always stand for the national anthem and the flag. I will support the troops and their families
KENT GILL: Your pretty hazel eyes Written And Performed by Kent Gill
MICK McMAINS: Is it over Written And Performed by Mick McMains
MARGE MILLER: Haylee´s song Written And Performed by Marge Miller
DONNY RICHMOND: The smaller the town Written by David Walker / Marty Mouton / Donny Richmond
DAVE CALEY: Stand by me Written by Ben E King/ Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller
LUANNE HUNT: The Rhythm Written by Dave Berg and Tim Thompson
DENNIS DiCHIARO & THE WEST NASHVILLE ORCHESTRA feat. JAMES LeBLANC & COLENE WALTERS: Makin´ my day Written and Produced by Dennis DiChiaro
MAX FLINN: Anywhere but Austin Max Flinn took a big step in 2017 when he gave up the security of corporate life so that he could give his life to his music. His journey has led to some impressive success in just a short period of time. He played nearly 200 shows in 2018, some of those opening for acts such as the Eli Young Band, Cory Morrow, and Ryan Bingham. Max?s new single, ?Anywhere But Austin,? is the next step in his quickly accelerating music career. This single isn?t what it sounds like, it is a story of a man who?s had his heart broken and knows he needs to be anywhere in the world but where she is
HIGH COUNTRY: I wish it wasn´t this easy High Country, a brand new music duo is composed of, two tall boys from East Texas and Central Louisiana. Each grew up in two different worlds, yet came together through a love a music. They both have individual accolades and music projects to their names, but this is
a first for each of them, a duo project.
Since October 2017 the boys have been hard at work in the studio writing and recording
Back and forth from DFW to Nashville many times, and they have come up with a style of music that neither has recorded before. Taking the best of each individual and wrapping it up
in a package that the average consumer will enjoy.
High Country is now ready to throw their hat in the ring with some of the best musicians ... to be continued
BRAD RUSSELL BAND: Lose Control With? deep roots in classic country, honky-tonk, southern rock and blues, Brad Russell Band is
bringing their own brand of music to the masses: "Ronky-Tonk."
"I've always written songs from my heart, but for me it's all about the music. I genuinely speak more through 6 strings and four fingers than my vocal chords," says the band's front man and songsmith, Brad Russell.
Their debut EP, "Fly," was recorded at the world-renown Forth Worth Sound with the legendary Bart Rose producing and engineering the project. With some of the best session players the area has to offer, as well as the tasty guitar playing of Brad Russell, it came together with ease and falls smooth on the ears.
Our mission is simple: move the people. Either get them moving on the dance floor or move their spirits with our music.
Be sure to follow this band for some of the hottest "Ronky-Tonk" music coming out of Texas!
KENT GILL: Your pretty hazel eyes Kent Gill grew up in southwest Louisiana helping his dad on the farm, playing guitar and writing songs in every spare moment. He loved listening to records and the radio and the hymns of his small, country church. Upon finishing high school he headed for Shreveport hoping to get into the music business. Soon he was on the road playing guitar with singer, David Houston. They toured the U.S. and Canada and occasionally appeared on the Grand Ol' Opry. Then came military service, college, marriage and family and a career practicing law. But Kent's passion for music remained strong. He continued performing and writing, hoping eventually to record his original songs. That dream was realized in late 2018 when Kent released his album, Let Not these Songs be Wasted. His debut single, "The Love Song of the Ages" reached No. 1 on the Airplay Express Independent Country chart. Kent's next release, "Your Pretty Hazel Eyes," will hit Texas Radio the week of January 28, 2019
DANNY RAY HARRIS: Livin´ the life of a Haggard song Written by Danny Ray Harris, Randy Finchum, Mike Hillard, from the album "A six pack and a shot". Danny Ray Harris is at it again! Livin' The Life Of A Haggard Song is a Tribute to the late great Merle Haggard! And! It's COUNTRY! The Real Kind! Thanks so much for listening and supporting Danny Ray Harris Music!
STETSON WALKER: That´s when the party starts Stetson Walker is a 9th generation Texan and multi-instrumentalist. He cut his teeth playing in local honkytonks under the guidance of his grandfather, Jim Barr, performing in his bluegrass band.
Stetson comes from a great musical heritage where his grandfather backed Elvis Presley and George Jones on the Louisiana Hayride and is credited with bringing bluegrass to Texas. Stetson?s mother, Sherri Barr, sang harmony with the famous duo Jim and Jesse of the Grand Ole Opry. He was guided and mentored by members of Willie Nelson?s band, Jimmie Day and David Zettner, and musical greats Floyd Domino and Redd Volkhaert
PAT WATERS: Whiskey broken heart Coming From A Texan is culmination of excellent traditional country songs
performed by a 6th generation Texan. Remember Folks, it's coming from a Texan!!!!! Adios
JADE MARIE PATEK: Love´s to blame Jade Marie Patek comes from a rich musical lineage as the granddaughter of polka legend, Joe Patek, who delighted crowds at dancehalls for decades with his Orchestra.
Her original music is purely Texan and definitely original. The songs are fueled by life experiences, life lessons and a whole lot of heart and soul. Jade has been performing for the past 10 years at various venues from the Gulf Coast to the San Marcos/New Braunfels/San Antonio area. She has also played and will continue to play at many impressive shows and venues like MusicFest at Steamboat, Rio Frio Fest, River Jam, River Fest, numerous other festivals and national anthems. Jade calls her genre of music ?marble rye bread,? showing infusions of Americana/Texas Country with flares of blues, funk and soul.
JORDAN ROBERT KIRK: Hi-Ho Rita From the Album: LISTENING FOR THE SOUND. Jordan Robert Kirk has been touring and playing shows since 2014, predominantly in West Texas, but in other regions and states as well.
Jordan draws much inspiration from his upbringing - he was raised working on a cotton farm in Crosby County, his Dad is a third generation farmer and great-grandson of Hank Smith, the first settler on the South Plains.
With a deep baritone that draws comparisons all over the map, and influences in bluegrass, honky tonk, gospel, and the blues, you might hear any or all of these influences in his music
DAMON CURTIS: Heart of stone Heart of Stone is Damon's second single. This song is about turning the "cold shoulder" to someone who you once cared about, because they did you wrong. Just kind of hope that they aren't doing well. Damon's first single, "Here's to Goodbye", reached #35 on the TRRR charts along with a well received radio tour and continued touring success.
THOMAS MICHAEL RILEY: Feel rich Once called a "One-Man Texas Revolution", Thomas Michael Riley is no newcomer to the scene. Having put out 11 cd's of original songs, hosting his annual music festival (now going into it's 12th year), winning multiple awards, touring all over this great United States and 4 tours of Europe, and dang sure standing on the stage with the best of the best, TMR is Texas country music to the bone. "Feel Rich" was written when TMR as a reminder to us all that our true riches aren't counted in dollars and cents, they are found in "things money can't buy"
JEFF CLAYBORN: Last ones to leave From the Album: LAST ONES TO LEAVE on The Cabin Record Co. Uncommon as a seven-point buck in December, true country gentlemen are hard to find. Jeff Clayborn subscribes to a brand of organic country that can?t be replaced or altered. A Texas tumbleweed with down home roots, Clayborn sports Southern swagger from his signature low-brimmed hat to his Rod Patrick cowboy boots.
Reaching the Top 10 nationally with "Caddy in the Campground" (with over 500K combined video views) and a Top 40 in Texas with "Good Bar Attender" (video featuring comedy king, Chad Prather), Jeff's new release "Last Ones to Leave" is poised to become a country anthem in 2019. "Clayborn has hit a home run with this one! The song will have you wanting to be the Last Ones to Leave over and over again." - Chuck Ebert, Grammy award-winning producer
GEORGE DEARBORNE: If you´re gonna ride Traditional Country music, with a modern twist, George Dearborne again delivers on this mid-tempo ballad.
George Dearborne is the next big thing to come from Beaumont, TX following in the footsteps of legends like George Jones and Mark Chesnutt, Dearborne brings a classic country musical style to his inspired vocal delivery to give audiences a sense of old-time country warmth mixed with an infectious attitude and genuine believability.
This is a mid-tempo ballad detailing the breakup of a couple and the decisions that follow. It is a perfect followup to Dearborne's first single release "Tumbleweed" which climbed into the Top 40 on the Texas music charts. Dearborne has been playing music professionally over a span of time that goes back to the mid 1990's. He was the featured house band at Cutter's, the famous Beaumont nightclub that was also home to Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd
RUSSELL LYNCH Southern voodoo woman (S) Hello friends. Here is my brand new single "Southern Voodoo Woman". It is a southern rock song written by myself. Please give it a listen and spin it for me if you would. Thank you and god bless!
FRANCIE CONWAY One for Europe (S) Francie Conway is a true European! Influenced by our current political and social situation, Francie was inspired to bring his ideas to a team of legendary musicians, producers and songwriters. His new release
'One For Europe' has arrangement influences from our tribal past to the present day. It's an exciting blend of cultures with a positive message.
Francie Conway is a Troubador of the highest renown. His first recordings for RCA Records London included members from
The Zombies, Argent and Pink Floyd. In the '80s when 'To The Edge of Time' was a hit, Francie was invited to perform at The Paleo Music Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. The organisers expected an estimated 4,000 people, but due to the popularity of the song, an estimated 25,000 people turned up. His performance went out on TV in France, Germany and Switzerland.
Many artists have recorded Francie's songs from the 'Wake Up' album, seven songs were covered, including a title track from Stevie Wright of the Easybeats in Australia.
Francie's career started in Ireland with Clutch, the first band in Kerry to perform original material. On returning to live in Ireland, Francie joined The Fureys one of Ireland's best known folk bands. Francie and Finbar Furey continued for many years recording and touring, also recording with legendary artists Jan Akkerman from Focus, Ronnie Drew from The Dubliners and Christy Dignam from Aslan.
In 2009 the producer of Queen, the late David Richards, invited Francie to collaborate with him in Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland where they wrote and recorded many songs. David's productions include David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Chris Rea, Michael Jackson.
Francie and Matt Kelleghan are two of the founding members of The Rockschool, Ballyfermot, Dublin which has huge influencial significance in the Irish Music Scene with so many successful artists having started there.
Yes, it's true - Francie and Alastair Campbell (British Prime Minister Tony Blair's right hand man) were busking partners in Brussels. Francie's song 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' was inspired by Alastair's diaries when he first met the late Princess Diana.
"'One For Europe' inspires confidence in us all as Europeans, having toured all over Europe, lived in Amsterdam, London, Geneva and currently in Dublin, with a Swedish wife and a daughter born in Holland, Europe has been home to me, all of my life". - Francie Conway
We are proud to send a brandnew rough-mix before release at CD
Peter Jordan: „GIVE ME YOUR SMILE AGAIN“ (Sung and written by Peter Jordan)
Thanks so much for your really great support and have another happy day!
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THE ORIGINAL FIVE Wipe away those years (A) Sveriges bluegrass-kungar The Original Five släpper sin fjärde skiva. En mångfasetterade liten diamant som får se dagens ljus i början på 2019. Förutom den väl inpräntade grunden av hårt drivande bluegrass bjuder vi nu även lyssnaren på spännande krumsprång över till nordisk tradition, tejano-inspirerade tongångar, a capella-inslag och så klart en riktigt smäktande countryballad.
»Wipe away those years« är The Original Fives hittills mest kompromisslösa album. Alla steg i processen ifrån låtskrivande och arrangering till inspelning och mixning har fått ta sin tid och skett helt utifrån bandets egna premisser.
Att det är ett bluegrassalbum står utom allt tvivel, men ju mer de har djupdykt i genren och ju mer de lär sig om den desto mer vågar de låta det eget musikaliska arvet och bagaget skina igenom. Traditionellt material varvas med nyskrivna hits, sprudlande instrumentaler varvas med smäktande ballader och a capella-nummer. The Original Five står med ena benet djupt rotat i traditionell bluegrass men genren är ju i högsta grad levande och andra benet befinner sig i europeisk bluegrass på 2000-talet. I det egna materialet lyser influenser ifrån både äldre och nyare country och pop igenom såväl som folkmusik ifrån båda sidor Atlanten.
The Original Five har varit verksamt i olika konstellationer i åtta år och har hunnit turnera över större delen av Sverige och även Norge, Danmark, Belgien, Nederländerna, Irland och USA
DAVID T DUNN Whispering angel (S) With the charting success of Catch That Train, and his Top 10 single, Until The Next Time, David T. Dunn is obviously an amazing songwriter! This artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but he also effectively channels his deep, emotive, and resonating vision through an impressive command of the Country, Folk, Blues, Rock, and Americana genres. To be more precise, David’s overall sound is an amazingly varied fusion of these aforementioned genres.
Whispering Angel, Dunn artfully employs his skills as both an eloquent songwriter and more than able balladeer. The song has a broad appeal across Country, Americana and Adult Contemporary formats..
JONNY TAYLOR Gravel road (S) Kicking off 2019 with a bang ... it's the brand new single from Aussie singer-songwriter, Jonny Taylor.
"Gravel Road" is lifted from Jonny's acclaimed album, "Dig Deep".
Jonny says the song was inspired by his Grandfather in Law, whom he affectionately calls 'Popcorn'. "Gravel Road tells the story of man seeking comfort and solace in a foreign place. As the saying goes ... there's no place like home".
GAV BROWN Sound Circus (A) Sound Circus Album videos by Gav Brown have been viewed so far 1.3 million times with most plays coming from Australia, USA, England, Malaysia and Indonesia. Eight tracks off the Sound Circus album have been played on radio to date in Australia with PETER PAN track entering the Tasmanian Country Chart in Australia at 33 on 5/1/2019, moving up to 23 two weeks later on 19/1/2019.
A regular on the live music scene in Perth, West Australia, Gav Brown has performed his soul-fuelled mix of country-rock, folk and pop around Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Hong Kong and Singapore. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Gavin uses guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, mandolin, cigar-box guitar and ukulele to craft honest uplifting music that captures the spirit of a traveller.
Brown has a passion for music which is clear in his songwriting. His influences include George Gershwin, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, James Taylor, Carlos Santana and John Mayer and he has been compared to Tom Waits, Joe Cocker and Dave Alvin.
Gav has been in Perth's Crank studio recording his debut album 'Sound Circus' just released in 2018. Working with the talented producer Charlie Young, the album features a star-studded lineup of musicians including Kristian Borring, Lee Buddle, Lucky Oceans, Ian Simpson, Genevieve Wilkins, Chris Reeve, Ric Eastman, Ashley Brooke, Roy Martinez, Kaitlyn Keegan, Sheridan Drury and Steve Kelly.
"I feel blessed to have them playing on the album, they really assisted in bringing the songs to life."
BLANDADE ARTISTER Liva Music Compilation, Jan-Febr 2019 (A)
CHAD BUSHNELL: Me and George Strait
Born and raised in Red Bluff, California, Chad Bushnell has been playing the guitar and singing since the age of 4. His father played lead guitar and sang in a country band when he was a young boy and he knew right then that’s what he wanted to do in life. Much of his family has been involved in music including his great grandmother who played piano and sang at church and his aunt and uncle who performed on the casino circuit. Chad grew up singing the national anthem at numerous rodeos, football games and other events. His parents have been the biggest supporters of his music and he thanks his little sister for keeping him grounded. He thanks God for all he has done for him. As he’s gotten older, he has been able to do a lot of things. He has performed at many fairs, political events, fundraisers, casinos, bars, church functions and convention centers. He has opened for big names in the industry including Scotty McCreery, Lee Brice, Kris Kristofferson, Neil McCoy, Billy Currington, Mark Wills, Mark Chesnutt, Jerrod Neimann, Tyler Farr and many others.
He has a new album out called “Rodeo Dance” that was recorded at After Hours Recorders in Redding, CA that includes Chad’s new originals and covers of well-known rodeo songs. He also has an album out called “Tennessee” that was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Studio 19 and a two song EP out called “What They Ain’t Tellin’ Us” that was recorded at Hag Studios. It features Ben Haggard on lead guitar and backing vocals. All albums are available at Chad’s shows and most online music stores. He was a Top 3 finalist in the American Country Star contest in Nashville and won the Horizon award for 2014. He won the Best of the North State Band award in Northern California for 2015, 2016 and 2017. He recently won 1st place in the Inspirational Nashville Talent showdown for California for 2018. During his off time, he works as a farrier and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He is a graduate of Chico State University with a degree in Business Administration. His biggest influences are Vince Gill, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Alabama, George Strait, Alan Jackson and many others.
FREUNDE, named being the German for “friends”, is a project centered around Zurich based Heiko Freund and LA’s Daniel Schwarz, both producers and musicians in their own right but more interested in exploring the American songwriting tradition than merely furthering their own agenda.
The beauty of FREUNDE is that it is a loose collective rather than a band, one where a musically eclectic and ever-shifting group of singers, songwriters, musicians and engineers move through its ranks in the pursuit and celebration of Americana, Nashville Pop and Country Rock sounds. This ever-fluid approach means that things remain fresh and fun and as the line-ups change different combinations of talent and ideas, musical outlooks and past experience are jumbled together in new and exciting ways to release two finely crafted songs twice a year, digitally, but in the format of a classic A/B single.
FREUNDE also have an interesting public persona, preferring to be represented as a cartoon and thus putting ego firmly to the back of the project and the music to the fore: the characters Bear, Annie, Billie-Joe along with Fletcher, a Great Dane dog, pursue their fortune as a band in an ongoing story, honoring the great comic book tradition.
And what great music it is too. MY HEART IS A HOUSE and B-side PROBABLY MAYBE are warm and breezy country-pop songs which can’t help to put a smile on the listeners face. They jangle and pop and groove sweetly, but being an Old World take on the New World sound they neatly avoid the clichés and find their own mid-Atlantic middle ground. If you love some country songs with sweet pop topping and great harmonies, you will love MY HEART IS A HOUSE!
TOM PROCTOR AND THE A-LISTERS In Hollywood (S) No stranger to the stage and screen, one of the “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Tom Proctor released his singing/songwriting album debut entitled, “Working Man” worldwide on June 15th, 2018. The album was recorded at the famous Dark Horse Recording Studios, home of artists such as Taylor Swift, Matchbox 20 and Tim McGraw, among others.
The album is a conglomerate of story-telling majesty, heart-filled passion, and orgasmic drama, from a man that’s lived a fast and furious life thus far. Tom Proctor can tell you tales of his life for the next 30 years without taking a breath. He’s been a stuntman, has trained horses, has been in over 250 full contact fights and aside from films has also appeared on several TV shows.
His love for song and story began at a young age through encouragement from his grandmother Marie. Although he played the drums already, after winning a guitar in an arm wrestle he realized the calming effect of the strings. Many of his songs are written on a whim or in a dream, or through a psychic revelation.
Most have a tale behind the story of the song, and all are genre defying. The A-Listers are Billy “Thunder” Mason, Geoff Butterworth, Mark Corradetti, and Mark Thomas. A group of seasoned, talented musicians who have worked with the biggest names in the history of music, and have collectively worked with Tim McGraw, George Strait, Luke Combs, Zakk Wylde, Travis Tritt, Martina McBride, Tanya Tucker, Florida Georgia Line, and many, many more. Tom Proctor and the A-Listers are getting ready to take the Country Music world by storm
DALE WATSON Call me insane (A) Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, returns with Call Me Insane, a new studio album recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.) The album will be released on June 9 in North America via Red House/Ameripolitan Records on CD, digital, and vinyl. The Austin based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.
Album highlights include “Jonesin’ For Jones,” a love song to the music of the legendary George Jones, “A Day At A Time,” about “getting by by barely getting by;” “Call Me Insane,” the album’s moody title track “Bug Ya For Love,” a fun warning to all the single ladies; “Mamas Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies,” and yes, it is an answer song to the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson hit. “Crocodile Tears” is a tear-in-your-beer country song that sounds like an instant classic and “Burden Of The Cross” reveals Watson’s serious side.
Call Me Insane was recorded in Austin by Watson and his ace touring band, “His Lone Stars”: Don Pawlak (pedal steel), Mike Bernal (drums & percussion), and Chris Crepps (upright bass & background vocals). Dale plays electric guitar throughout and Lloyd Maines added acoustic guitar. They were joined in the studio by Danny Levin on piano and the Honky Tonk Horns: Jon Blondell (trombone), Joey Colarusso (saxophone), and Ricky White (trumpet).
“Having known Lloyd over 20 years and worked with him as a musician, I knew he was a great guy and picker," Watson says. "But having Lloyd produce your record is like letting your mom in your kitchen. You know you’re gonna like what comes out and it's amazing how such basic ingredients can be made even better. He is an artists' artist.”
The admiration is mutual. "I've been a Dale Watson fan since I played steel guitar on some of his early records," Maines says of the sessions. "My early musical influences are the same as Dale's. We both grew up playing real country music. Dale is one of a very short list of today's artists who still keeps it real country. I'm honored that he asked me to produce his new record. I think he knew that I would maintain the integrity of his passion for the music."
Dubbed "the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin', Lone Star beer drinkin', honky-tonk hellraiser" by The Austin Chronicle, Watson recently sat in with Jimmy Kimmel’s house band as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) from SXSW. He also emceed the first ever SXSW “Ameripolitan” showcase featuring the best of Honky-tonk, Outlaw Country, Rockabilly and Texas Swing music.
Since the release of El Rancho Azul in 2013, Watson’s profile has risen considerably via appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions (PBS) and as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me. A veteran touring artist and consummate entertainer, he is on the road more than 300 days a year. He also put his money where his heart is and took over ownership of two struggling Texas honky-tonks, the Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin (home of Chicken $#!+ Bingo) and The Big T Roadhouse in St. Hedwigs (outside San Antonio). If not on the road, he and His Lone Stars perform at one of them each Sunday.
Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
LYNN ANDERSON Back (S) Best known for her Grammy-winning smash "Rose Garden," Lynn Anderson was one of the most popular female country singers of the early '70s, helped by her regular exposure on national television. Anderson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and grew up in Sacramento, California; her mother Liz was a professional songwriter best known for penning Merle Haggard's early hits "(All My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers" and "The Fugitive" (the latter with her husband, Carey).
In 1970, Anderson moved to Nashville with her husband, writer/producer Glenn Sutton, and signed with Columbia. She quickly scored the biggest hit of her career with the Joe South-penned "Rose Garden," which topped the country charts and went all the way to number three on the pop side. It won her a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal, and proved a hit in 15 countries. While Anderson never quite duplicated that crossover phenomenon, she racked up 14 more Top Ten hits on the country charts through 1974, including the number ones "How Can I Unlove You," "You're My Man," "Keep Me in Mind," and "What a Man, My Man Is."
THE WARD SISTERS Seven bridges road (S) Brand new single by The Ward Sisters to be officially released on 11th January 2019. Colette, Caryn and Cait (Kate) recorded the Eagles Classic “Seven Bridges Road” in 2018 and are looking forward to sharing their ‘bluegrass’ take on such an amazing song. The song is now available to pre-order on iTunes and will be available to download on all platforms on January 11th.
2018 saw a fantastic year for the girls with many new releases including their debut album and winning Best New Comer at the Irish Post Country Music Awards being the highlight. The girls are excited for 2019 as they have already started writing original material along with many great song writers in the U.K. and Ireland. They also have their first ever independent concert on 30th March 2019 where they will perform at the Square box Theatre in Dungannon along with their band and special guest Ben Troy. Tickets are still available for this event but are selling fast. All details are on the girls facebook page. 2019 is going to be a big year for the girls so stay tuned and follow them on facebook @Wardsistersmusic.
Born July 19, 1937 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, George Hamilton IV was known as the International Ambassador of Country Music, as he shared his songs with fans around the world. He was the first American Country Singer to appear in Russia and Czechoslovakia. The fist to have his own British TV series on the BBC. He performed at the first “International Festival of Country Music in Sweden, Finland, Holland, Norway, Germany, Paris, and Vienna, but even with all of that, George always seemed to be just as happy singing for the congregation of a small church in the country as he was to a full house at the Grand Ole Opry. His hit records were on the pop, country, folk and gospel charts, giving him a broad appeal to people of all ages, with many different tastes in music. It began with the pop hit A Rose and A Baby Ruth in 1956. Then his country career jumped into high gear with the No. 1 record Abilene in 1963. Other major recordings included “Early Morning Rain”, “Truck Driving Man” and “Break My Mind”.
When George moved to Nashville, Tennessee, Chet Atkins signed him to RCA Victor and he joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1960. During his busy career he was a frequent soloist with the Dr. Billy Graham’s Crusades. Along the way George always took time to encourage other artists in their passion to share the music. Such was the case with The Captain’s Crew. George loved the Outer Banks and when he played there and around his home states, he always invited The Captain’s Crew to join him. Not only did the band back George on his songs, but he made sure there was time for them to share their music with his fans, friends and family. George Hamilton IV and The Captain’s Crew played and sang together at Merle Fest, Singing on the Mountain, the Cowboy Church and Midnight Jamboree in the Troubadour Theatre in Nashville Tennessee, as well as many other venues and churches across the state.
2007 saw George and the Crew release of the still popular CD “Tenderly Calling”, on Lamon Records, a collection of hymns written by Fanny Crosby. It was an exciting moment when George and the Crew appeared on a TV special about George’s life, broadcast on both commercial and public TV across the country. It was during the live taping of this program that the songs on this album were recorded. Four of the songs were included in the show and the remaining six were put away with the intention of one day producing a CD. Unfortunately, before the project could be completed on September 17, 2014, God called his servant, George Hamilton IV, home. Recently those original tracks were remixed with overdubs from instrumentalist David Johnson and mastered at Crossroads Studio in Arden North Carolina. These may very well be some of the last recordings from George Hamilton IV. So, for his thousands of fans around the world, it is with great pride we share with you today “George Hamilton IV, Live in the Moment, with the Captain’s Crew.
Rainbows are magical colors of light that just appear. The sun hits them and then they dissappear. But they are always there and always return. Thats what this song is about. A magical feeling ,a moment that takes you away. A feeling that will never go away. I thank my co-writer Michell LeBlanc Blair for helping me with the lyrics.
I have had the pleasure and sometimes the pain of working with many notable artists and groups. I have worked with some of the most creative artists on the planet of which I am honored. It’s hard to remember them all. Here is a partial list of the artists groups I have worked with in some capacity whether it was as a former member, performer, producer or manager:
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toto, Loverboy, Missing Persons, Duran Duran, Eddie and the Cruisers, Dr. Hook, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Bad Company, Tommy Tutone, Survivor, Rick Springfield, John Anderson, David Allen Coe, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ryan Starr, The Flamingos, Sister Hazel, Blessid Union of Souls, Craig Campbell, Grand Funk Railroad, ABBA,Lonestar, and many others.
But my true love is creating music that makes the listener feel. I hope you feel this song
THE COUNTRY BOYS Deep in the west (S) Howdy,
I'm proud to announce the 3rd Single out Release "Deep in the West" to the world's greatest DJ's. It is the 3rd single release from my EP-CD "SAM HALL" (High Cotton Records LC 14575 GERMANY) from THE COUNTY BOYS located in the South of Germany.
This Song is also heartintensive relict of Waymores greatest Songs with his lovin and outstanding female Singer Jessi Colter.
The CD of the 3 County Boys from the beautiful Swabia, more specifically from the beautiful County Reutlingen near Stuttgart, describes their creative Honky Tonk Work from their authentic Performances with a Touch of an OUTLAW Feeling.
Marc Holmes (UK) on bass
Frank Brodmann (D) at the drums
Andy Keinath (D) at the E, at the A-Git and the vocals.
Melisa Polat (D) vocals
Norbert Dengler (D) pedalsteel
MICHAEL CAREY & DOLLY DUNN No more pain (S) The duet was Written and Composed By Michael Carey and Produced by Dolly Dunn. Copyrights of the song is owned by True North Recordings Canada and Dolly Dunn Music. This was Michael's last recording as he passed away on November 9th, his birthday, 2018. Thank you so much for all you do for Indie Artist worldwide. Kindest Regards True North Recordings Canada.
Country Datum: 2018-12-30 Label: True North Recordings ISRC:
MARTY RIVERS Why don´t you (S) My new single "Why Don't You"; it's a track from my soon-to-be-released new album "Maltese Falcon". It was recorded at GC Studios in Nashville; producer: Gary Carter; words & music by Marty Rivers and Joe Spiteri;
Michael Rainwood born in Brooklyn, NY. Michael was into stick ball, baseball, and all sports. His most unusual hobby that he carried with him from the Brooklyn rooftops to the suburbs of Long Island is raising and flying pigeons. This is still a big part of Rainwood’s life. He houses and fly’s over 100 birds in his Copiague home. Michael followed his fathers footsteps when it comes to birds and the love of all animals. He was devastated when his father died of cancer in 2005. Their hobby made them more than just father and son, they were very close. He wrote about his father in a journal to all pigeons flyers and that article can be read by clicking here. But he felt a need to sing about him, Safe in the Arms of Jesus was written based on the life of Rainwood’s Mom & Dad. How they met, how they loved, the struggles of finances and difficulties of that error. “Singing about it, helped me heal and realize he is Safe in the Arms of Jesus and out of pain”, said Rainwood.
Michael’s favorite pastors “preach like Jesus is hear today and can still impact our lives, I believe that too”, says Rainwood. “I also believe he inspired me to write the Unknown Author, it’s just not humanly possible to write 10 songs in 90 days and record them. That’s because it’s not possible without the hand of God”.
"I first began recording in 1998-1999 in Modern Voices Recording Studio in Ronkonkoma, NY.
BLANDADE ARTISTER Diamondback Records - #28 January 2019 (A)
ALLEN KARL: Let´s leave the lights on tonight A beautiful but powerful song, first recorded by Johnny Rodriguez;
Intriguing lyrics: “We were 2 broken hearts in the darkness; in my mind you were her…
in your mind I was him!”
B. JEFF & PATRICIA STONE: Why me Lord The late, great B. Jeff Stone & lovely Patricia ask a pertinent question of the Lord: Why me?
DENNIS BLAIR: Wrong time baby songwriting team that always give us a great song!
“You might have been born at the wrong time, but baby, I could be your wrong time boy!”
DONNA CUNNINGHAM: I know how you feel A beautiful Century ll artist!
You’re feeling forsaken & your heart is breakin’… believe me, I know how you feel.
TIM BUPPERT: I hurt all over again This lady writes excellent songs, and Tim adds to the excellence with
his smooth vocals; you can feel the hurt as he drives away without even a look in the mirror!
MITCH SNOW: The life of a turtle Only Gaylon Embrey could write this song; and only Mitch could sing it with conviction… Love It!
CAROL MARKSTROM: Hitch a ride She’s been roped too many times & it’s time to draw
the line; she knows where to go; hitch a ride to Mexico… hop a train & a pickup truck.
CHRIS ANDERSON: Die with a smile on my face How will my friends know I died in bed with a beautiful woman?… by the smile on my face!
MARTY DUNN & JULIE RICHARDSON: How´s the world treating you “Every sweet thing that mattered has been broken in
two; all my dreams have been shattered… how’s the world treating you?” True excellence!
GLENN ERICKSON: More than just a dream A strange little song that asks a strange question: Am I More Than Just A Dream?
GAIL RUSSELL: Party all night long Yeah, he’s gone but instead of brooding, tonight she’s gonna’ party all night long!
ALLAN TRAYNOR: Off the shores of Labrador prolific singer songwriter from Ontario, Canada with a lively tune,
extolling the features and folks of the lovely island off the shores of Labrador.
STEVEN CRAIG: In this big world all alone That lonely ant, walking all
alone on the sidewalk, could well be me; he’s my brother in this big world… all alone.
DARBY BURGER: Where´s old Hank A true country song with a currently familiar dilemma: he flew across
the ocean all the way to Nashville to hear some country music & was very disappointed!
GLENN ERICKSON: Had to be there It’s true that, for some of the most beautiful things in the life, you just have to be there!
DENNIS MARSH: Now is the hour We’re ending this CD with an old Maori Farewell song, sung beautifully in English and Maori, by one of the finest artists anywhere!
KALEIGH Country Class (S) Kaleigh (A.K.A. Kaleigh Krause) is a Musical Artist and Actress that has appeared on hit TV shows for NBC and ABC as well as prominent national commercials for both Nike and Famous Footwear.
Her latest musical release, “Country Class” comes on the heels of her successful “self empowering” song and video release “Twisted // Mistake”.
“Country Class” is a story of two people from different backgrounds coming together to form a bond built from their own personal experiences merging. This tale of young love is musically backed by a Southern Rock-Country feel that makes for a fun ride as the adventure unfolds.
20 year old Kaleigh is currently in her Junior year at UCLA and is woking on many promising endeavors for the future.
Hello, This is my latest project. It is a tribute album to Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. The 60th anniversary of The Day The Music Died is coming up on February 3, 2019. This features one new track and four previously released recordings. I hope that you can find a place on your playlist for at least one or two of these. In the ten years that I have been sending my songs out to radio, I have always wanted to do this project. I figured with the 60th anniversary of these great artists leaving us was as about as good as a time as any.
Here is some info on the songs:
We Belong Together - This is an R&B song that Ritchie Valens covered. It features the standard 50s chord progression
Beggar To A King - This is a traditional country song written and recorded by the Big Bopper. Hank Snow had a major hit with it later.
RON WAYNE ATWOOD Oh Susanna (S) Ron Wayne Atwood comes from (Branson, Missouri. This song is a classic written by the legendary Stephen Foster, arranged by Lonnie C. Ratliff & Ron Wayne Atwood
Country Datum: 2018-12-08 Label: Westwood International Records ISRC:
MR TOM & THE NASHVILLIANS Leaving Alaska heading South (S) Writers: Lonnie C. Ratliff & Thomas Ahlberg
Country Datum: 2018-12-06 Label: Westwood International Records ISRC:
LIL´ LINN & THE LOOKOUT BOYS Sharpshooting Gal (A) Lil’ Linn has the voice that reminds you of classic female Country/Hillbilly stars like Ella Mae Morse or Charlene Arthur, she just sounds like she’s straight out of an 50’s Capitol records recording.
Then add a band that knows how to play it just like they did back in the day.
This album still stuns people, as they can’t believe it was recorded and released in 2009. It could easily as well have been released in 1954.
Truly authentic all the way and made with passion and love for those sounds from decades ago
PHOEBE JAY featuring TOMMY EMMANUEL Free Air (S) Young Australian Country Singer Phoebe Jay joins with one of the world’s greatest guitarists Tommy Emmanuel
to raise funds and awareness for Rural Aid's Suicide Prevention Campaign with Free Air.
The song is a lullaby sung to a person who through economic and emotional stress has come to the point where they believe there is only one choice to their problems, taking their own life. Air is free and tomorrow is another day where there are always more than one choice. This song speaks to them to follow me I’ll will lead the way to people who can help. With Rural Aid providing a real solution to this confronting and emotional stories that rural families face. Helping with councillors driving up the driveway to come have a cuppa to your family kitchen table with real help and support. https://www.ruralaid.org.au/.
Rural Aid’s launching of this suicide awareness campaign with Phoebe Jay as its front face brings forth a major element is the despair that suicide leaves, the forgotten, the friends, and family wondering. Rural Aid has seen a massive growth in demand on ground and via call to its launch of its mental health program on July 1st 2018. The drought affected QLD, NSW, VIC and SA farmers is growing like a sludge across our landscapes and through our minds. Drought sadly is a slow methodical depressive weather event.
Phoebe Jay is a young country music singer songwriter, living around the cane-fields of Bundaberg. This wonderfully, talented young Australian singer’s melodic tones and harmonies mix traditional, classic country with a twist creating a new and vibrant sound. Launching her debut EP 'Higher Than This Day' after the successful release of her debut single “14 cents at the gate” in support for the Dairy Farmers crisis. This has projected her into the spotlight charting worldwide and nationally as an award winning independent Australian country music artist. Now with a national number one with single Rollercoaster Ride under her belt she sets out to bring awareness to the issue Australian Farmer Suicide with the release of her next single Free Air featuring one of the world’s greatest guitarists Tommy Emmanuel to help raise funds for Rural Aid's Suicide Prevention Campaign with the song Free Air. Bringing awareness of our rural people and the wider community who are at risk of taking their own lives. This all at the tender age of 16 Years. From amazing acoustic solo performances to rocking the country socks off the crowd with a band she is always an attraction for young and old. Peace, Love, Joy
RAYNE JOHNSON Laid back (S) From the upcoming EP "Front Seat", featuring "Lips Like Liquor", "I Don't Like Your Last Name", "Front Seat" & "Laid Back".
Good clever country music that leans a little modern country & pop. Rayne Johnson comes från Fairfield, Ohio
BOBBY G. RICE I´m working for the Lord (S) Nashville, TN, 12/01/18. Century ii is proud to release the song “Working for the Lord”
Written by John Centinaro, Bobby gives this song his soft sweet delivery as usual.
We hope you enjoy the song and like it enough to give it airplay on your station. We hope your listeners will like it as well.
As always, we thank DJ’s and program directors everywhere
for your support. Thank you so very much and have a wonderful holiday.
MARK POWELL: Walk away With the recent release of his 5th studio album, ?Breaking Things?, Mark Powell is quickly leaving a footprint bigger than Texas, encapsulating a modern spice to traditional country music. The unique blend of authentic lyrics, vocal hints of Geroge Strait, versatility as an accomplished musician, and unsurpassed showmanship as an entertainer, Mark Powell is gaining international success as an independent singer and songwriter. As a 2nd generation professional musician, his father, Bishop, taught him the value of hard work in the music business. This hard work has lead to performing on some of the world?s largest stages and most elite songwriting rooms. Mark has written with the likes of hit songwriters: Dean Dillon, Bubba Strait, Jeff Hyde, Walt Aldridge, and many more. 16 other music artists have cut Mark?s songs, with 4 landing on the charts
SONNY MORGAN: It´s a beautiful world Sonny Morgan was born and raised in Texas. From the early days of Sonny?s childhood, he was a Music lover. From the time he was able, he sang in his Church?s choir and played the Trumpet all the way through High School. His other passion was the Automobile business. Throughout the years he became extremely successful in the auto business. Just a few years ago, one of Sonny?s Celebrity Clients, George Strait challenged him to pursue his passion of singing. That suggestion from the King Of Country Music resulted in ?Its a Beautiful World?, Sonny?s debut project. The first single, the title cut, ?Its a Beautiful World?, hits Texas Radio the week of November 26, 2018 and the Album will be out in the Spring of 2019
DERRYL PERRY: No country for a broken heart The heart of a troubador and the soul of a songwriter are both easy to please and hard to keep satisfied. Derryl Perry is one Texan that has to both stay on the road in a high energy stage enviroment and also grind to keep rendering those precious private and introspective glimpses of the artist's take on life.
Derryl and his band, The Lonesome Devils, are both telling and living the story and has shared the stage with acts like Aaron Watson, the Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahue and the Josh Abbott Band . Derryl's latest single release to radio, the self-penned ?No Country For A Broken Heart,? is the kind of musical and lyrical cocktail that gained Derryl's love for country music.His Mount Rushmore of country music, as he calls it, includes Willie Nelson, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam and Gary Stewart. As a Texan, he is deeply rooted in the dancehall approach of his heroes, and it shines in his productions as well
KYLIE FREY: Ain´t enough beer Kylie Frey may have made her name as a champion in the rodeo arena, but she has always been destined for the bright stage. The resourceful former rodeo queen even used the arena as her singing debut - first wowing the world (ok, the bleachers) with her renditions of "The National Anthem." Frey says, "Looking back, it was the grit and determination learned from picking myself up off of the arena floor that got me through every failure and kept me singing when it felt like no one listening." Well, people are listening now. Frey now has a nationally recognized single featuring Randy Rogers, "Too Bad", produced by Grammy, CMA, and ACM Award winning Paul Worley. "Too Bad" is the first single being released from Frey's forthcoming EP. Her first EP, produced by Tony Ardoin, cranked out two Top 10's and her first #1, "Rodeo Man", on Texas Regional Radio Report Charts. Look out for Kylie's brand new single, "Aint Enough Beer," and an appearance on the brand new tv show, "Real Country"
CHARLIE SHAFTER: Billy Creek Charlie Shafter?s ?Billy Creek? is an instant sing-a-long favorite of our Ranch listeners. A song that will get stuck in your head and gets better and better each time you hear it. - Shayne Hollinger | Music Director/Assistant Program Director | KFWR "The Ranch" Fort Worth, TX
?Shake the dirt off your shoes, come over take a seat, knock that chill off your bones,? sings Charlie Shafter on ?Billy Creek,? the lead single from his highly-anticipated second solo studio album, ?When I Was Yours & You Were Mine? (Due out January 18). It?s a warm invite next to Shafter?s fire that?s as satisfying and serene as we?ve ever heard from the accomplished singer-songwriter
AMBER JOY POULTON How it used to be (A) Australian Independent Southern Stars Country Music Awards Nominee "Best Female Vocalist" - "Country Single Of The Year" - "Country Album Of The Year" for album "How It Used To Be". "Trouble Looks Good On You" hits the Number 2 spot on the Australian Country Music Charts making the cheeky song her most successful single to date
CHLOE STYLER When your light burns (S) 21-year-old Queensland singer/songwriter – Chloe Styler – is not your typical artist. Drawing influences from Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and Kacey Musgraves, Chloe has allowed herself the freedom to explore a more personal approach to her music while creating a timeless sound rather than following the latest music trends.
At just five years of age, she accompanied her parents to a live concert, which resulted in her musically inspired upbringing. At six she started taking piano lessons followed by singing lessons at 7, saxophone at 10 and progressing to teaching herself guitar at 13.
Chloe’s brand new single, “When Your Light Burns” is co-written with the acclaimed Fanny Lumsden and produced by ARIA winner, Matt Fell (Tim Freedman/Morgan Evans), Chloe says the song is an ode to her childhood. “The inspiration came from a Lighthouse that has stood tall in the Great Barrier Reef for over 150 years. I have experienced many family holidays on this island and have been fortunate to learn its history and create my own along the way”, she says.
“This lighthouse has been a constant throughout my life, and reminds me that although I can feel alone, lost and completely unsure of what to do next, it will always be there to guide me home.”
“We all have that special place that we hold close to our hearts, and this song is about mine. The lighthouse is the heart of my childhood, my family and my future.”
Chloe’s unique and captivating voice has already attracted a variety of loyal followers of all musical tastes and has been compared to artists including Lisa Mitchell, Jewel and Julia Stone
I'm Mario, 50 yrs old and from Belgium. Last July I released my first solo album, "Roads are Closed" (by "Rosewood Tales").
It includes an old-school country track "Golden Heart".
The song has been picked up by several radios and sites and seems to be loved by classic country lovers. Should you have time to have a listen, I was wondering whether you would consider it for airplay in your program.
The album has been officially released (and is on all major digital platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp, YouTube..). I'm also attaching a second song from the album which is more of a country/gospel song ("No one here to Cry").
Thanks a million for considering, and all best with your show!!
Many greetings from Belgium, Mario.
Country Datum: 2018-11-19 Label: ISRC:
Gettin´ over you
At the end of the day
My new song GETTIN’ OVER YOU, written by Songwriter Rita Weyls (USA).
AT THE END OF THE DAY, written by Songwriter Vic Holdroyd (UK). He sadly passed away in October 2017.
HAWAII ALOHA, written by Songwriter Vic Holdroyd (UK).
This song is sung by me/Dutch singer: Victoria Eman and my little daughter Indy of (at that time) 9 years old. This song reached #1 positions on Radio Stations worldwide and was also nominated as ‘Song of the Year’ at the Nashville Universe Awards.
I was sent this, soon to be released, E.P. from Steve Tully a UK artist from Wirral by our colleague Mike Shepherd at BBC Radio Merseyside. I was more than impressed with his highly original songs coupled with more than a vocal nod to his heroes with a modern twist in production and arrangements. I would love to get your feedback. Isn't it refreshing to hear original material?. Trust me it is well worth downloading and worthy of airplay. // Howard Dee Crean
SPRING CITY Back on our streets (S) Spring City was founded in March 2018 by bringing three artists together.
Annielle – An artist that had a national success in Sweden 2010 when she became contender to the most famous Swedish chart Svensktoppen with her hit song Summer Love.
NOOMI – Started her career at Sarah Kelly Music School, TX, where she recorded and released a Christian Pop album. In 2016, she started a new era by adding electronic influences to her sound. Her song Intoxicated became one of the 10 most played songs of that year on Swedens largest FM Radio Channel.
MIAH – An educated music teacher, who, after leading choirs and performing, decided to do her SOLO project in 2017. Her first single, That’s When We All Come Falling Down, became nr 2 in Swedens largest radio music competition.
They grew up in the small city Malmbäck, have their roots in the church, and have known each other since childhood.
When they where young, they sang together in church and at music events in their hometown. They have been passionate about music from childhood, and all studied music in college. After graduating school, they’ve performed occasionally in their hometown. Fall 2017 their city asked them to do a concert together to inspire young musicians to believe in their music and try their wings.
An idea started to grow when some festivals reached out to book them all three together. Five months later, Spring City was founded and on May 25 they won the regional final of Swedens largest radio music competition, P4 Nästa. Late July, they were informed that out of 25 local winners, their song was one of the final eight chosen compete for the next big radiohit in Sweden. On August 25, they won the competition and, now, Back On Our Streets is on heavy rotation at Swedens largest FM Radio Channel, reaching over a million listeners daily.
All three have individual releases coming up, and they’re currently finishing up the Spring City EP. It includes their single "Back On Our Streets”, released August 25 and available in all digital stores now.
BILL ABERNATHY Cry wolf (S) Bill is a pure "lyrics-first" writer...a bit of a storyteller. “I feel the story and lyrics talk to me and tell me what the rest of the song is supposed to sound like,” he says. His last album, 2017’s “Find A Way” reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album chart, and the single, “Goodbye Will Never Come Again” reached #1 on the singles chart.
Bill’s latest collection of songs, “Crossing Willow Creek” is available now, with first single, “Cry Wolf” hitting radio airwaves around the globe
ANNEMARIE PICERNO feat. KENNY LEE Trouble (S) TROUBLE is a new Traditional Country duet from Annemarie Picerno featuring Kenny Lee filled with fun, frolic, and humor. Annemarie is an award winning artist for her collaboration "Bonfire" and Grammy member. Kenny Lee is an award winning producer for his song "The Trump Card" Together, they make TROUBLE!
GOODnGONE Full Circle (A) GOODnGONE is a rocking Texas country band that makes its home in the North Dallas area. Since forming in 2009, GOODnGONE has been bringing fresh modern edge country music to venues across North Texas and Oklahoma. GOODnGONE's original material combines modern country-rock guitar with a touch of classic twang.
"Full Circle" is the latest of three compilations delivered by GOODnGONE. Our circle is full by way of incorporating elements of rock, pop, and blues into our brand of Texas country music.
As we say, ?Country that Rocks!?
JORDAN FOSTER White bikini (S) From his hometown of Somerset, Kentucky, Jordan Foster embraces a unique and true sound of Country Music holding tight to his southern roots. Having been raised in the heart of Kentucky, Jordan has developed a sound you can both hear and feel. Jordan is a gifted singer/songwriter and has been performing and honing his skills since he was a young boy.
His new music video is being featured on several cable channels, as well as all social media outlets. Jordan performs his music as a true professional, with respect to all the great performers that came before him. He is destined to have a long and promising career.
His recently released new CD, "Jordan Foster - In Black and White", has twelve (12) original songs that Jordan has written from the heart and featuring his new single, "Work on You", making an impact with radio
JAMES McMURTRY State of the Union (S) James McMurtry’s new single, “State of the Union,” is now available as a free download via his website www.jamesmcmurtry.com. The singular songwriter’s razor-sharp sociopolitical commentary surely will turn heads: “My brother’s a fascist, lives in Palacios, fishes the pier every night,” the song opens. “He holsters his glock in a double retention. He smokes while he waits for a bite. He don’t like the Muslims. He don’t like the Jews. He don’t like the Blacks and he don’t trust the news. He hates the Hispanics and alternative views. He’ll tell you it’s tough to be white.”
“Every region of the United States seems to have its own way of Anglicizing, or rather, Americanizing Spanish names,” McMurtry explains. “There’s a town called Palacios on the Texas coast. Texans pronounce it ‘Palashuss,’ which just happens to kinda rhyme with ‘fascist.’ While there’s usually at least one in every town, I don’t know for a fact that there’s even one actual fascist residing in or near the town of Palacios, Texas. This song, like most of my songs, is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of any of my characters to actual persons, living or deceased, is just plain lucky.”
Lucky fans might hear “State of the Union” live as McMurtry supports red-hot singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on an extensive tour in early 2018. The highly lauded tunesmiths will launch the run at the Criterion in Oklahoma City on January 4 and serpentine for weeks throughout the South, Midwest and East Coast before concluding at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, West Virginia on February 17. Major markets on this exciting run include the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh and Kings Theatre in Brooklyn
ALAN BRANDON (feat. BART CROW): Through the cracks The guitar-aficionado, described as ?John Mayer dipped in a country river? is now releasing his newest barn-burner radio single "Through The Cracks" feat. fellow Texan honky tonker Bart Crow! "Through the Cracks" follows the recent success of "Another Day" that nabbed over 22 weeks on the TRRR chart and boasted a chart high position of #52.
Brandon's accolades include being picked by MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE as no. 5 on the Top 25 new artists, being a Country Music Association?s CMA Closeup magazine ?Who New To Watch" artist, as well as being featured on the front page of Country Weekly's online publication. Some of his opening show credits include Vince Gill and Redd Voelkart
JOHN THIBODEAUX: Don´t want to love her anymore Originally from Louisiana, but raised most of his life in the Houston area and settling in Beaumont, John Thibodeaux describes himself as a ?Texan Seasoned with some Cajun spice!? He must be right because he recently was awarded 2018 Texas Country Music Awards Cajun Country Artist of the Year, a category highlighting Country Artists with a Cajun flair in their shows. John?s debut EP, Simple Life, produced a Top 40 Texas Chart Single. However, his music career was suddenly paused due to his deployment to the war in Afghanistan in 2016.
John recently returned to the studio with Grammy winning producer Robb Tripp, where they produced his first full length studio album, Moments Like This. This new project brought us John?s first Texas Charting single ?Buzzed On Loving You,? as well as his newest release, the 2018 Texas Country Music Award winning single, ?Don?t Want To Love Her Any More?, a passionate ballad that compliments John's smooth but strong vocal ability.
JARROD MORRIS: Red bandana Winner of the 2018 Larry Joe Taylor Fest Songwriter Competition, Jarrod Morris is a hard worker who lives a unique lifestyle for today?s culture. Working with horses as a farrier in Gainesville, TX has allowed him to cultivate a songwriting style that has been described as a throwback, Americana/Country sound that cuts through much of the contemporary musical landscape. This is evident in Jarrod?s debut radio single, ?Red Bandana?. A throwback sounding song, you might say.
BUBBA T: Drunk in here Wild and wooly Texas honky tonker Bubba T. declares ?Drunk In Here? with the release of his rowdy new single for County Road 441 Records. Fans can always depend on Bubba to give them the finest in Texas Red Dirt music ? and fun ? and his new record is no exception. Written by mega hit-makers Brandon Kinney (Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson, Randy Houser), Clint Ingersoll (Lee Ann Womack, Randy Rogers Band, Kevin Fowler), and Jimmy Yeary (Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Joe Diffie), the song describes what Bubba calls a ?typical night in a typical Texas bar,? and evokes images of chicken wire and beer bottles, sawdust covered floors and barstool-hugging patrons too intoxicated to dance-or stand
SEASON AMMONS: Jim Beam and Nicotine "Jim Beam & Nicotine" was written when Season was in a bad place in her life. Her ex-husband had left her, she couldn't eat, she couldn't sleep, so she turned to the only thing she knew that would numb the pain. As happens in many times, some of the best songs come out of the worst situations. This song has a gut wrenching grit that pulls you right in and you can feel the emotion in the depths of your soul.
Produced by Grammy award winning producer Dave Percefull of yellow DOG studios, this tune is full of lyrical imagery and the raspy vocals that pour out of Season just grab you from the first note. It's raw and it's real and it's phenomenal
ROBERT RAY: Run away with you Robert?s new single is the title track to his latest album and the third single off that album. At 23 years of age, the Alice, TX native has released two albums, along with four singles (two of which reached #1 on the TRRR). ?Run Away With You? is a mid-tempo, daring song that carries a traditional, yet modern, sound with many pedal steel licks & fiddle riffs, along with a signature guitar lead and solo. The song tells the forbidden love story of two young lovers wanting to leave their lives behind and run away with each other. This tune was written and composed by Robert and produced by Mason Shirley. With two albums out, two number 1 singles, a song that was featured in the introduction at George Strait?s concert in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena, and so much more...you might think wow this young man has accomplished a lot in his career, and he has, but Robert Ray and Big R.I.G. Country LLC will tell you this much, they are just getting started.
DARREN MORRIS BAND: Never knew Texas Country today is missing one ingredient, Darrin Morris! COUNTRY proudly flows through his veins, and powers through in his lyrical/vocal talent.
With every single he just gets better and better! When I heard ?Never Knew Texas? It could not begin spinning on my station fast enough!!? Shotgun Jackson Program Director KYKX FM105.7 Tyler/Longview Texas, Alpha Media USACountry today is missing one ingredient, Darrin Morris! COUNTRY proudly flows through his veins, and powers through in his lyrical/vocal talent.
With every single he just gets better and better! When I heard ?Never Knew Texas? It could not begin spinning on my station fast enough!!? Shotgun Jackson Program Director KYKX FM105.7 Tyler/Longview Texas, Alpha Media USA
CAMERON HOBBS: More than one night Cameron Hobbs is one of the many young up and comers in the North Texas scene, but Cameron is already so far ahead of the other young guns. More Than One Night is reminiscent of early Josh Abbott or Kyle Park, with a little Pat Green thrown in the mix... keep your eyes on this kid, he?s gonna be something special.? - Bryson Culwell, Mornings/MD 107.9 KEYB
Cameron Hobbs is a young gun country artist from Denton, TX who is ready to grab hold of the Texas/Red Dirt scene and not let go. ?More Than One Night?, an up-tempo fun song, comes off his debut self-titled EP which was released in May 2018. Cameron?s music can be described as country music with a hint of country rock and some soulful runs
BRIAN COLLINS: Nickel´s worth of heaven Raised in Texas City, Texas. Brian started singing in "Honky Tonks" at the age of 13. In 1971, Brian was signed to ABC Records where a string of hits followed including, "Statue of a Fool". In 1980 Brian was nominated for a Grammy Award for his song "Hello Texas" recorded by Jimmy Buffett on the Urban Cowboy Soundtrack. After a self imposed "break" from the music business, Brian is back with a new album, "Hello Texas" and a newly re-released single, "Nickel's Worth of Heaven"
LONNIE SPIKER: The first to say goodbye The new single from Lonnie Spiker is a smash! Not known for his ballads this beauitful song is a masterpiece. Already nominated for Song of the Year in the Academy of Western Artists's 2018 Awards show "The First To Say Goodbye" is a great addition to any station's playlist
TERIE LEI MOORE: White Pine creek Terie Lei Moore pairs her unique, haunting vocals with thought-provoking lyrics that provide listeners with a fresh new take on Texas music and songwriting. In her debut radio single, "White Pine Creek," she takes listeners to a place she used to escape from the trivial drama she encountered at home, and even after she left home, she always found her way back to the place that saved her time and time again
MORGAN McKAY: Dark before the dawn Morgan McKay brings a sultry and soulful country style to every show, along with a folksy southern charm that engages the audience. Her music career began at the age of 10 when she first performed at the Wharton Country Youth Fair & Exposition Talent Contest and continued on with various public contests, Texas Oprys and other venues before embarking on a professional music career.
Texas?s own, Morgan McKay has been playing her style of ?Americana? music all over the country for years, bringing an eclectic mix of country and 70?s rock to bars and arenas. Morgan McKay?s set list includes new music from The Dawn, such as Whiskey or Without You and classic rock favorites like Bobby McGee and Landslide.
McKay?s voice has been compared to that of a young Stevie Nicks. Her musical tastes expanded she began to incorporate more and more of a genre which includes the almost folk-sounding rock of the seventies.
XAVIER JOSEPH: Gotta be bad (to have a good time) XAVIER JOSEPH is an up and coming country music artist from the great state of Texas. From a young age he grew up being very well rounded in the arts and traveled all over the country competing in various entertainment competitions, coming in as national champion 4x for my routines. At 15, he joined a country western swing dance group known as the "Elite Wranglers". Being on this team introduced him to the amazing world of country music. He is now recording and performing all over Texas, with three original songs making it into the top 100 list on the Texas Regional Radio Charts. He has just recently completed an album at BGM Studios and looks forward to it?s release in 2019
SUNDANCE HEAD: Leave her wild Released on Dean Dillon's Wildcatter Records. Written by Lori McKenna and JT Harding
MORGAN ASHLEY: Bad oy chaser Morgan Ashley grew up participating heavily in 4-H and FFA until the music bug bit her hard. She got out and started playing shows as soon as possible and has been touring all over Texas for the past few years! In 2017 she was nominated for Texas Female Vocalist of the Year and in 2018 she released her debut single ?Your Girl? from her full album ?Karma?. Morgan explains her second single ?Bad Boy Chaser? as a song that says it all in the title. ?It?s the unfortunate truth for most girls? she says. Morgan can?t wait to come visit everyone at T
JACK ROBINS: If A bittersweet study in miniature of petulant regret with influences as diverse as Willy Nelson and Jacques Brel, IF is the first single from Jack's upcoming album.
IF has nothing to do with the Kipling poem of the same name. Not a sausage.
As a great man once said of Jack, 'Personally, I blame the parents.'
Jack has been writing songs since he was 13. He thinks he's getting the hang of it now.
Jack has played solo and with various groups in Australia and overseas, including the London acoustic club scene.
His unique fingerpicking guitar style, eclectic songwriting approach and expressive vocal delivery characterise his sound
THE CURLY GREENHORNS: Soldier´s Avenue The Band was formed in 2015 and its members are from Sydney’s Northern Beaches around the Freshwater/Curl Curl area, postcode 2096……They include NICK GREEN (Vocals, guitars, songwriter), BARRY FARRELL (Bass), JOHNO OXLEY (Drums), MARK WILSON (Guitars). Their sound or Genre can range from Surf/coastal, Singer/songwriter, Rock, to Country Rock.
Songs written are about local characters of the area they grew up in, including the rich history and heritage of the Northern Beaches.
In particular, the song, SOLDIER’S AVENUE is about a local street going right up through the middle of Freshwater/(Harbord) called ‘Soldier’s Avenue’. It has ‘Memory Trees’ lining each side of the street in memory of Diggers who came from Harbord and went away to fight in various wars. This song tells the story through the eyes of a Grandson of a ‘Rat of Tobruk’. He never met him as he never made it back home. He was shot during WW2 in Papua New Guinea
JOHNNY SHILO: I´d like to strangle my boss As far back as Johnny can remember he has been passionate about entertaining. He was given a guitar at the young age of 11 by a local music store owner in Wagga Wagga NSW where he grew up and he taught himself to play music by ear. Johnny turned professional at the age 16 and played in several bands and he also played solo at a variety of functions such as Country Music Festivals, clubs, hotels, corporate and private functions and various other venues and still does to this very day.
Johnny loves what he does and it shows in his performance by his professionalism bringing heart to entertainment.
Johnny has a versatile vocal range spanning from the higher notes to his deep timbre tones and, blended with the experience of his rhythm guitar playing, he is proving to be a huge crowd pleaser in the country music scene all around Australia.
Johnny was given 5 unreleased songs to record, by various songwriters, one of which appealed to him, titled ‘I’D LIKE TO STRANGLE MY BOSS’. Written by DON WOODS, it debuted on the Tasmanian country music charts in July of this year climbing the charts for ten weeks and reaching the top ten.
This track is on his latest album, ‘ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COUNTRY’ which was recorded in Melbourne Vic
ADAM TOMS: Josephine JOSEPHINE by ADAM TOMS combines sounds of country rock and southern rock to present a powerful thumping track. Written and produced by Toms this is the 4th single from his 2018 album release and will have you singing along in no time.
Singer-songwriter ADAM TOMS has heralded his return to music with his latest album, WHERE WERE YOU?, filling in the blanks for loyal fans.
The Victorian-based artist is known for his big voice and sense of humour in his live shows. It’s been five years since his last album, but the top 10 album WHERE WERE YOU? heralds his return to music.
JOSEPHINE is the 4th single to be lifted from the album and is a return to what Adam loves best – rocking out with a country edge. The previous 3 singles, ‘WHERE WERE YOU WHEN’, ‘TOO YOUNG TO KNOW BETTER’ & ‘SAY YOU LOVE ME’ all made Adam’s loyal fans excited about his new music again as well as gaining new fans in the process.
The Youth Worker by day sure knows how to mix things up musically with a style combining country, rock, blues and singer-songwriter however all songs have a distinct ‘Tomsy’ flavour.
Adam feels that now is the right time to return and is eager to play audiences his new songs and JOSEPHINE is sure to not disappoint
MOLLY MILLINGTON: Cold blooded killer MOLLY MILLINGTON is a prolific singer-songwriter from the NSW Central Coast. She fuses country, folk and a little pop with her quirky lyrics to create dark but playful tunes that connect with people of all ages.
Molly loves to perform her original material while busking and on bigger stages when she gets the opportunity.
Molly’s first EP, COOL LIKE YOU, was recorded in late 2016 by SHANE NICHOLSON and produced by TRENT CRAWFORD.
Her recent EP, DADDY’S GOTTA GUN, was recorded in late 2017 by Grammy Award-winning producer, NICK DIDIA.
Molly’s new single…haunting fiddle and upbeat vocals keep you guessing as COLD BLOODED KILLER unfolds…
SHELLY JONES BAND: My angel MY ANGEL is the second single release from the SHELLY JONES BAND’s new album, HIGHWAYS. Co-written by SHELLY JONES, LESTER TREUER and STACY TREUER, MY ANGEL is based on a true story about a lifelong relationship between a girl and her first horse and highlights the special bond they develop. Grab the tissues!
The album HIGHWAYS is available via on iTunes and the official SHELLY JONES BAND website www.shellyjonesband.com.au
SHOW PONY EXPRESS: Confusion Tamworth duo SHOWPONY EXPRESS, SAMANTHA BELLAMY and RAY PRATLEY have released their latest album "MIGHTY MURRAY RIVER". CONFUSION, the second single to be released from the album, was composed after a major life event.
Produced by LINDSAY WADDINGTON of Kross Kut Records, the song can be downloaded at online stores or CD's purchased directly from www.showponyexpress.com.au, or purchased at live shows.
SHOWPONY EXPRESS are currently touring Australia with their "Country For Kids Tour" commencing August 2018 and concluding January 2019. Samantha and Ray will endeavour to call into as many radio stations as possible during their tour of NSW, QLD, VIC & TAS.
Radio presenters are encouraged to contact Samantha and Ray regarding either phone interviews or in studio interviews during their current tour schedule.
TOM MAXWELL: Dust of Australia There is little doubt that TOM MAXWELL is one of the leading forces in today’s crop of Balladeers. One of just a handful of travelling Bush Balladeers still on the road full time. Tom is not only living the dream. He is keeping alive an Australian way of life that has served to enshrine the Australian Bush Heritage.
Through hard work and sheer determination he has carved his niche in the Australian Country Music industry and has seen his fan base explode in recent times. Tom has been down plenty of dusty roads, met many characters along the way and heard some of the best yarns to be told and like the Balladeers who came before him and built the foundations for today’s country music industry. Tom continues to preserve those stories in music and song.
An accomplished entertainer, Tom has already released 13 successful albums, and has made the finals in many of Australia’s Country Music Awards including the Prestigious Star Maker and a five-time Golden Guitar finalist with his most recent nomination in 2016 for Bush Ballad of the Year. In January 2010, Tom was inducted into the Hands of Fame Park in Tamworth, an honour awarded to those for their services and contribution within the Australian Country Music Industry.
Tom has a deep respect for the pioneering greats who have influenced his musical style and his genuine attitude, easy going disposition and likeable nature, combined with his underlying passion and devotion to our Australian Music and its Heritage, all contribute to the acceptance and adulation Tom receives.
DUST OF AUSTRALIA is the first single release from forthcoming album due for release mid 2019 written by TOM MAXWELL, RAY ROSE & TERRY BENNETTS
ASHLEY COOK: The Murranji ASHLEY COOK is one of Australia’s finest Independent Bush Balladeers as he understands the meanings behind the songs that he sings and loves keeping the past alive.
THE MURRANJI is Ashley’s second Single off his latest album due out in January 2019. THE MURRANJI was written by RICK GAY with a modern feel to a very good Bush Ballad
ALLAN CASWELL: Powerful thing POWERFUL THING is the latest single released from ALLAN CASWELL’s MEXICO album.
In keeping with the album’s theme of exploring all the different facets of country music, POWERFUL THING is MEXICO’s country/soul outing. POWERFUL THING was cowritten and coproduced with DAMIAN CAFARELLA, and apart from great playing by D CAF and LACHLAN BRYAN, features some stellar backing vocals from the amazing JEN MIZE.
“POWERFUL THING has always been one of my favourites ever since we wrote it…
It backs up my theory that whenever white people sing black music it always comes out sounding country … I guess that also goes for when Ray Charles sang Hank Williams”
MEXICO has received some outstanding reviews since its release including:
“This album has so many great songs that it is difficult to choose the standouts … it is one of the finest pieces of work Allan has produced and he is justifiably proud of it.” … (Susan Jarvis) Capital News
“This album is beautifully crafted and performed and full of amazing songs. It’s awesome country music” Capital News (Sound Advice)
With an album of the calibre of MEXICO, choosing singles is never easy but POWERFUL THING was always going to be one
THOR PHILLIPS: Higher ground Guitar virtuoso and rising Alt. Country singer/songwriter THOR PHILLIPS is stirring up storms across the nation.
His brand new single ‘HIGHER GROUND’ (off the new album of the same name) draws inspiration from Alt. Country, Blues and Roots all with Thor’s distinct guitar style. Always versatile, the full album showcases Thor’s lightning-fast flat picking, expressive dobro style and lyrics that go straight to the heart. There’s also a nod to folk, a stomp of bluegrass and dusting of Americana resulting in a truly unique style.
What sets Thor apart is his dynamic energy, his confidence with the guitar, his rich voice, and his willingness to be both powerful and vulnerable within the same song. Full of integrity and depth, his stories feel like home.
Appearing at major festivals (Tamworth CMF, Broadbeach CMF, Ballina CMF, Dorrigo Bluegrass Festival) as well as performing up to five shows a week at live venues; this NSW Northern Rivers local has made music his life
MELISSA ROBERTSON: Little country life ‘LITTLE COUNTRY LIFE’ is MELISSA ROBERTSON’s latest single release to radio on the back of her most successful charting song, ‘RED HEAD AT HEART’, spending 20 weeks to date on the chart and hitting the # 2 position.
‘LITTLE COUNTRY LIFE’ is the title track to Melissa’s brand new all original album which will be launched this weekend. Melissa wrote this song to celebrate the beauty of her and her husband’s life together in the picturesque town of Cowra. Produced and mastered by one of country music’s best producers, SIMON JOHNSON, of Hillbilly Hut. Including a plethora of amazing musician’s: GLEN HANNAH on guitars, SIMON on bass, TRENT SIMONSON on drums, VAUGHAN JONES on keys, MICK ALBECK on Fiddle, KELLY HOPE and SIMON on backing vocals
LINDA MIZZI: Fisherman LINDA MIZZI is a Blue Mountains singer-songwriter who, over a relatively short time, has come to the attention of festival audiences local and interstate.
The song, ‘FISHERMAN,’ is track 7 on her new album titled ‘REAL PEOPLE’ – FISHERMAN has an Americana feel – sung from the heart, the track explores the depths and lows, and re-emerging of one’s self on the journey
CONNIE KIS ANDERSEN: Unclouded day CONNIE KIS has been no stranger to cloudy days these past few years - dealing with personal illness and the recent loss of both parents. She believes her faith has been the foundation which has enabled her to survive these difficult times.
The clouds are finally lifting and now it's time to celebrate with the release of ‘UNCLOUDED DAY’ from her new album; A CLOSER WALK.
Her fresh and original bluegrass arrangement of the timeless Gospel song from public domain is guaranteed to lift anyone's spirits and get toes tapping.
What's been said about A CLOSER WALK; “This album is probably the most beautiful Gospel album I have heard in the past 12 months and I highly recommend it to everyone – not just Gospel fans”
SUSAN LILY: Feeling love If you want your toes to tap and your feet to stomp then the latest offering from SA’s SUSAN LILY is the remedy.
After a national top 20 and top 3 Tasmanian hit with waltz TOUGH AS GERANIUM, the #Adeladysongstress, SUSAN LILY is back with a boppy new track from her latest album, FREE SPIRITED.
“FEELING LOVE” is an ode to friendship. Those mates who helped us get through a tough time or who stood by us no matter what. Country music’s finest Australian talent all lend their skills to help bring this track alive. “FEELING LOVE” was recorded and mixed at Red Brick Recording Studios by Anthony Stewart, and mastered by Neville Clarke at Disk Edits.
With a bluegrass feel from great Aussie musicians you’ll “fall in love” with “FEELING LOVE”.
If you want your toes to tap and your feet to stomp then the latest offering from SA’s Susan Lily is the remedy
DONNA: Hopelessly devoted to you During a career spanning 3 continents and more than 3 decades, with a history of performances ranging from cabaret to theatre, and a successful Country Music recording career with singles charting in Australia, England and Europe, DONNA (formerly Donna Boyd) has sung her way into the hearts of audiences, young and old.
Following a break from performing DONNA is back presenting her stage show “The Physical Tour”, a tribute show to Olivia Newton John. Olivia has delivered Country songs throughout her career among other genres and it’s for that reason DONNA has decided to release her version of one of Olivia’s greatest hits, “HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU’. When you listen to it you’ll know why DONNA is the perfect voice for this tribute show
CASEY BARNES: Set sail Riding the wave of success on a string of highly successful singles in 2018, the monumental year continues for Golden Guitar Finalist CASEY BARNES with the release of a sincere, deeply heartfelt ballad, ‘SET SAIL’.
‘SET SAIL is the one song on the album that basically wrote itself. It was like my father-in law was in the room trying to get a message through. It touches on a topic that most people can relate to... that of losing a loved one and the emotional roller coaster that comes with it for those left behind. Having faith that they’ll always be there looking out for us to calm the storm and make sure we’re ok’
‘SET SAIL’’ (released 21st September) hails from Casey’s career defining #1 album, ‘THE GOOD LIFE’. Debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Charts and #2 on the ARIA Country Charts, sees the album carve a path of contemporary country, delivering toe tapping songs that have resonated with fans and turned into favourite anthems. All singles released this year, including the #1 single, ‘AIN’T COMING HOME,’ were co-written and produced with powerhouse team MICHAEL PAYNTER and MICHAEL DeLORENZIS from MSquared Productions. Casey’s most recent release, ‘BE MINE’ reached Top 10 on various Country Radio Charts across the country and its presence is still felt radio, while CMC supported the video in full rotation.
Casey’s music has made an impact around the world. He’s had hits in Europe, written, recorded and toured in America, appeared in a top-rating TV show in Australia and played alongside many international artists including Mariah Carey and Bryan Adams. Well known for his depth of storytelling and high energy live show, Casey will continue to tour extensively throughout the remainder of 2018
JUSTIN STANDLEY: Love and happiness for you Country music legend and GOLDEN GUITAR winner, EVELYN BURY, has teamed up with GOLDEN GUITAR FINALIST, JUSTIN STANDLEY, to produce a piece of pure country music magic.
LOVE AND HAPPINESS FOR YOU is the first single to be released from THE FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL COLLABORATION PROJECT VOLUME ONE.
BURY brings a wealth of talent and warmth to this project. Her vocal delivery at Love Hz studios in Sydney stunned multi-GOLDEN GUITAR winning producer, MATT FELL.
“She was one of Australian Country Music’s giants in the 80s and 90s” Justin said, “I suspect many people may have written Evelyn off as a great talent, but what she produced in the studio proves what a master of her craft she still is. Her vocal was pure magic and had us all in tears. This is a very special song and EVELYN BURY is one very special lady!”
COUNTRY PUMPKINS: Night time stories NIGHT TIME STORIES is the second single from the COUNTRY PUMPKINS’ CD, PAT THE POSSUM, following SPIKELING RECYCLING. It is an album for kids based on bush creatures like Pat the Possum, Phil the Frillin' Frill-Necked Lizard, Lorikeet Sweet and Isabelle Bird.
All the songs on PAT THE POSSUM have been written by COUNTRY PUMPKINS’ bass player, MICHELLE SCOBIE, who is also a trained teacher. The CD is an educational product on the theme of recycling and care for the bush.
THE COUNTRY PUMPKINS are Michelle on bass and vocals, husband Graham on mandolin, guitar, harmonica and vocals, Mary Couper on keyboards, guitar and vocals, Scott James on guitar, mandolin and vocals plus Dan Ostrosko on drums. Producer Richard Cooke also makes a significant contribution on a variety of instruments
J.R. WILLIAMS: What the farmer thinks The song, WHAT THE FARMER THINKS, was written by JR during the last drought and is on his MUSTERING TIME album.
JR saw drought first-hand on his Northern Victorian property and over the border in Southern NSW.
The release of this song is not about JR but to continue to create awareness for the farmers who are suffering in the bad areas of Australia.
JR’s message to the great Radio Presenters across Australia is, if you are kind enough to give this track a spin, please mention to your listeners that if they have a few spare dollars please go to the Drought Angels Donation website and try to help. Every dollar added together will make a difference.
If anyone wishes to order MUSTERING TIME, the CD this song is on, from JR’s website, www.jrwilliams.com.au he will donate $10.00, from each sale, to the Angels.
SHAZA LEIGH: Land of our kin SHAZA LEIGH was born to the land. LAND OF OUR KIN is a fantastic song, celebrating the privilege one feels growing up on the family property. At a time when our farmers need inspiration to survive in their beloved industry, this song is a timely reminder of all that is great about their life and why it is imperative they retain hope and focus on their dreams for the future and the dreams of generations to come.
‘Australia's First Lady Of Song’ has matured into one of Australia's very best country performers. The farmer’s daughter has become a multi-award winning singer/songwriter, and this modern day bard is well qualified to write and capture the integrity of her family's story to represent every other member of Australia's farming community
RUNAWAY DIXIE: Tele rambler
RUNAWAY DIXIE: Face the wind FACE THE WIND is a single from the forthcoming 5th album release for South Australian trio RUNAWAY DIXIE
The track is another from the pen of band member VIRGINIA HERMEL and the storyline embraces harmonies and instrumentation in traditional bluegrass style that is a strong part of RUNAWAY DIXIE's band presentation.
The track follows on from ‘FISHIN’ IN THE DARK' released earlier in 2018 and also the instrumental ‘TELE RAMBLER', just released as well.
The 5th album is anticipated to be released early October.
More information via runawaydixie.com
IAN QUINN (feat. GLENN JONES): Chad - The last country music pioneer IAN QUINN, two times Golden Guitar winner, is joined by one of Australia’s leading bush balladeers, GLENN JONES, in a very special guest appearance to pay tribute to the living legend CHAD MORGAN “The Sheik from Scrubby Creek”
CHAD – THE LAST COUNTRY MUSIC PIONEER, written by IAN QUINN, captures the unique and outstanding contributions Chad has made to the Australian Country Music Industry for well over sixty years with Platinum and Gold record sales. TEX MORTON once described Chad as the only true original country music artist with his ability to captivate his audience through Aussie slang and comedy in his songs
MIGHTY MAGE Forgot the way (S) Seasoned American musical artist Mighty Mage has proudly announced the release of his single titled ‘Forgot the Way’. The single has been released worldwide on all the digital music outlets, and it is a part of his latest album titled “Ancient Scrolls 06' - 15'”. The album is a twenty-one-song collection of his entire studio recorded early works. The album is his lifetime of work that reflects his passion for music. Moreover, the song ‘Forgot the Way’ is getting a phenomenal reception, and music fans from around the world are celebrating the new song. The song is available on all the major music outlets including Spotify, iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play and cdbaby.
“Khalid "Mage" Hussain is a professional, dedicated artist that treats his art as a calling rather than a hobby.” Said Lee Callaghan of the Evolution Music Press. The song has received amazing reviews from the fans, and music industry professionals worldwide, and the artist has expressed his utmost gratitude to everyone for their support.
His music could be commonly classified as folk-rock; however, he outshines the often-perceived simplicity of the genre. His music is basically a unique blend of Folk, Rock, Country, Pop, and Reggae music.
Mighty Mage has a unique style and musicianship, with which he can captivate audiences with heartfelt lyrics, beautiful vocal delivery, and confident instrumentation. According to the magazine Tunedloud, his following is rapidly growing worldwide due to his straightforward instrumental prowess and beautiful songwriting ability
LANA BROWN Dysfunctional Family Holidays (S) Writer: O.M. Langerud
Country Datum: 2018-10-28 Label: Westwood International Records ISRC:
BLANDADE ARTISTER Diamondback Records - DBOX #2 (A)
B. JEFF STONE: The Blizzard Originally recorded by Gentleman Jim Reeves in 1961. BOB WILLS
The man and his faithful horse almost make it to Mary Ann’s… only 600 yards to go!
CAROL MARKSTRÖM & REX ALLEN Jr: Cowboy Christmas This outstanding duo is celebrating a very merry Cowboy Christmas
BROOKS & MAGEE: Away in a mnger A unique version of an old familiar Christmas song; sung to a different beat this time; by the
way, Bob Magee is also a DJ with a radio persona of Jacktar (slang for “sailor”)
DESTINY BAND OZ: Christmas time Thomas & Tessa just love Christmas time & perform Christmas carols at many venues
every year; so this year, they decided to write & record their own!
GAIL RUSSELL & DWIGHT HALL: You have captured my heart This duo, continents apart, confess their undying love for one another
ALLAN TRAYNOR: The roses I planted for Mama A heart wrenching recitation in memory of a much loved mother of ten
GEORGE LONGARD: Hip hop country Country music is no longer country… it’s hip hop country & we’re not happy about it!
MITCH SNOW: My cowboy hat Ain’t no doubt, he loves his cowboy hat… an’ his cowboy gal!
CHRIS ANDERSON: Nothin´ easier than lovin´ you Lots of things come easy, but when it comes to lovin’ you……!!
PETER TRENHOLM: Little brother´s Christmas surprise A real cute Christmas song; I’ll bet this has happened to you!
BRYAN CHALKER (featuring VIVA SMITH): Give me your love Our Limey friend with the deep voice sings a love song with Viva: “Give me your love and I’ll
give you mine”
GLENN ERICKSON: What will Santa wear Seems that Santa & the elves partied all night & Mrs. Claus was not pleased
BLANDADE ARTISTER Airplay Express October 2018 (A)
ALLEN KARL: Santa looks a lot like Daddy
BOBBY G. RICE: Four o´clock in the morning Written By Award winning songwriter Marian Lee
BILLY MAC: Kickin´ up Dixie dust Written by Bob Dellaposta / Jill Cooke / Mike Lantrip
THE WAYNE JACOBS BAND featuring RONNIE KIMBLE: Little bit of heaven Award winning singer/songwriter Wayne Jacobs has written his first ever Gospel Country song called "Little Bit Of Heaven" He was inspired to write this song after listening to Maren Morris "My Church." The song is about poverty & Homelessness while helping others see A Little Bit Heaven in everyone just as Jesus did. Wayne has approached the New Wine Gospel church in Woolwich London and has been invited for a meeting with the music director LJ who has just completed a Gospel Album with the UK's famous Artist Sam Smith. He is hoping to perform his song with their amazing gospel choir in front of the congregation and have it recorded for Youtube. Wayne has just won ukcountryradios.com Listeners Club music award for the seventh year in a row for his country love song produced in Nashville "Signs Of Love" Wayne thanks you all for your support and for playing his music and asks God to Bless You all
KEITH BRADFORD: You´re not here to hold me, you´re not here to hold Written by Marion G Lee. Marian dedicates this song to her beloved husband
whom she married 62 years ago on Halloween
LARRY M. CLARK: Ain´t gotta redneck Written and Performed by Larry M. Clark
DENNIS DiCHIARO & THE WEST NASHVILLE ORCHESTRA: Restless wind Written and Produced by The 2018 Josie Awards "Songwriter of the Year" 'Dennis DiChiaro'
STEVE ZUWALA: Sometimes Written and Performed by Steve Zuwala
BIG TOM The pleasure has been mine (S) New Single From Big Tom “The Pleasure Has Been Mine”(Previously Unreleased) taken from forthcoming double album of the same name, along with a DVD “ An Evening With Big Tom” hosted by Daniel O’Donnell an containing unseen footage. Realese date is 9th of November
CRAIG MARSHALL Turnaround (A) Craig Marshall delivers personal narratives with an artist's eye (“As Far As I Can Tell”) and an alchemist's precision (“Hard Days”). Evidence: Turnaround. The flawless new collection spotlights the veteran singer-songwriter offering vivid vignettes with unmatched clarity (“The Only Thing I Have to Do,” “Feels Like Home”). Elegantly framed slices of workaday life map the landscape (“Last in Line”). “There are heartbreak and country songs, but also songs like 'Last in Line,' which is about making stuff happen in the moment,” Marshall says. “I return to themes like living life and getting things done while there's still time. I try to put a positive spin on the way time can take its toll.”
The opening track might best represent his lyrical evolution. “'Before the Days Have Gone' opens with a scene when you're kids and there's a limited summer and you're trying to play and stay out late before summer's over,” Marshall says. “You know you have to go back to school or work. Then it moves into a relationship where the people don't live in the same place and space and there's also a limited time. The chorus talks about the wheels of time. The message is to use whatever time we've got and make the best of the moments.” The entire collection simply showcases a sharp lyricist capturing motion between sunrise and sunset with a singular focus (“The Only Thing I Have to Do,” “Leaving Behind”).
Marshall's elegant yet straightforward approach frequently turns heads throughout the Lone Star state. “Craig Marshall's as good as it gets,” says noted hit songwriter and frequent collaborator Kostas Lazarides (Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Dixie Chicks), “and he just got better.” David Ventura Garcia of Transient Mic goes further: “Craig’s music captures a duality of lyric and song that most songwriters overlook – the silver lining of a dark cloud, the rainbow that follows the rain and the true cost of falling in love... The vocal timbre and arrangement of his songs are backed by his life experiences that ring with truth. This album ranks up there with the best that Austin has to offer today. Put simply, his talent is too good to be missed and his songs too heart-felt to go unheard.”
Turnaround doubles down on literate storytelling longtime enthusiasts expect. Marshall hopes the approach will continue to branch out his reach in the singer-songwriter world. “I'm looking to take my career to the next level, whether that's more house concerts or showcases and festivals,” he says. “I'm always licensing in the publishing world and looking for more film and television placements, but as an artist in the Americana scene my goal is more to showcase at festivals or book a tour opening up for a regional act. I think my music is ready for that.”
Bookers, note: Marshall draws from a deep well of disparate influences from melodic pop stars Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello to Americana forefathers Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen to country legends Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. “Roy Orbison is a big one, too,” he says. “My songs always start with a melody first, but I look to many of those songwriters for lyrical inspiration. They write really distilled lyrics, ones that aren't always long-form narrative storytelling. I write vignettes with universal themes where the songs are more about creating a feeling than a literal A to B to C story.”
Now, a little backstory: Native New Yorker Marshall was born in Syracuse and grew up in Fayetteville. He graduated from high school there and earned a degree in anthropology from Oneota State University. “I worked in four-color printing and graphics before the calling of music shaped my life,” Marshall says. “I've been digging up song lyrics and excavating ideas for my music career ever since.” Marshall and his two brothers are all musically inclined. His younger brother plays in indie pop bands and a children's music rock band in Minneapolis.
Marshall started early. He began teaching himself guitar at eleven years old and started singing and writing songs at thirteen. The songs he's shaped from his diverse influences has paid off. Marshall's songs have been chosen for several film and television soundtracks, including “Few and Far Between,” which was featured in Muck (2015). “Good for You” was featured in 3 References with a premiere at the Austin Film Festival in 2013. Additionally, “Small Reminder” was in the Hollywood film My Uncle Rafael,” released in 2012 and currently on Netflix, and When Harry Tries to Marry features three of his songs. He's also been covered by covered by The Kennedys, Charlie Faye, Trish Murphy and country rocker Penny Jo Pullus.
Marshall has performed in many legendary festivals and venues, including SXSW, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Durango Songwriter Expo, Threadgill’s, Cactus Café, Strange Brew, Saxon Pub, One 2 One Bar, Houston's Anderson Fair in Houston and has opened for national acts such as John Fullbright, Freedy Johnston, Chuck Prophet, The Mastersons, Same Outlaw and more. He even manages to pursue various interests in his free time. “I enjoy sports like racket sports, golf and skiing,” Marshall says. “I also collect coins and art, but my primary love is music, which I would like to be known everywhere. My wish is to get my music out to more and more ears whether its ten more or ten million”
DELLA HARRIS: Long as you´re lonely “LONG AS YOU’RE LONELY” is rising star DELLA HARRIS’ third release to radio following on from the radio chart success of “MY TURN NOW” which reached #6 on the national Country Tracks Top 40. It also earned her a “National Rising Star 2018” and “National Country Album of the Year 2018” nomination in the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards coupled with being a current finalist in the Top 30 for country song of the year 2018 with the Australian Songwriters Association.
“LONG AS YOU’RE LONELY” is self-penned by Della and co-writer CLIVE YOUNG. “This song is about those times in a relationship when you have to endure distance and time apart. It is about trusting that it’s going to be ok because as long as you are both missing each other, you know the relationship will remain strong and the reunion will be great.”
CHRIS WILLIAMS: City lights CHRIS WILLIAMS is definitely making his presence known in Australian Country Music. With 2 hit singles, SHINING ON YOU and SPEED OF LIGHT charting extremely well on the Country Tracks Top 40 Chart, being nominated as a finalist for a Southern Star Award (Australian Independent Rising Star), nominated for a Tasmanian Independent Country Music Award (Country Rising Star) and also nominated for an ICMA Award (Most Popular Indie Country Male Artist), 2017 has been a rollercoaster debut year for Chris.
Born in Melbourne in 1979, CHRIS WILLIAMS learned to play the guitar at age 12 and he grew up with an avid appreciation and a real passion for music. Chris has played all across Melbourne with his acoustic duo, NEVER SAY NEVER, and it was through a few different recording projects, over the years, that he identified the components of good song-writing. An appreciation of artists like Keith Urban, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac influenced his song-writing style and sparked his desire to create catchy, guitar-driven songs that connect with people and last the test of time.
Chris’ brand new single, CITY LIGHTS is a catchy country rock pop song that talks about the everyday stresses of modern-day life and the inspiration to push through and achieve bigger and better things. It is a song about the affinity for the city lights as the inspiration to achieving your aspirations and dreams
JAMES STEWART KEENE: Stole my heart STOLE MY HEART was written by James and is an up-tempo love song that is inspired by his marriage. This catchy toe-tapper was the last track to be penned for his successful CHARM OFFENSIVE album, and so it is fitting that the track is the final single to be released from the album.
The track showcases James’ ability not just as a quality performer but as a songwriter in his own right.
STOLE MY HEART has a Keith Urban sounding influence with its driving country rock vibe skilfully produced by ROD MOTBEY at Tracking Dog Studios. The track also features Rod’s talented guitar playing throughout the number.
The CHARM OFFENSIVE album is available at all good music retailers and online digital music providers through Fanfare Country/Sony Music Australia
KAREN CRAIGIE: So long SO LONG is the follow-up single from MOUNTAINS OF GOLD, the third album release for Sydney songwriter, KAREN CRAIGIE. The award-winning ballad is inspired by a fictional relationship from the hit television series, Friday Night Lights and delivers stunning lyrics and heartfelt vocals delivered with the signature slick production of Golden Guitar-winning producer, MATT FELL.
Karen's first single, LONELY TOWN, enjoyed widespread International radio play and reached number 14 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and number 12 on the Official Tasmanian Top 30 Country Chart
CARTER & CARTER: Together we can ‘TOGETHER WE CAN’ is CARTER & CARTER’s fourth single release from the multi-award- winning album, ‘BETTER DAY, and follows the incredible success of the title track which spent 7 weeks at #1 on top of the Country Tracks Top 40, was a Golden Guitar Finalist and has had an incredible 250,000 streams on Spotify since its release in May.
‘TOGETHER WE CAN’ continues the theme of the album with a song about helping people and that together we can change situations within the world to help bring about a better life for all. It’s about making the choice for positive change together.
CARTER & CARTER have always been about music that makes a difference and ‘TOGETHER WE CAN’ fits that description perfectly and features CARTER & CARTER’s trademark song writing, melodies and harmonies.
AMBER JOY POULTON: Trouble looks good on you Being nominated for 3 categories in the 2018 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist, Country Single Of The Year & Country Album Of The Year is a testament to Amber's passion for the old school country feel that she aligns herself with so passionately.
This next single, TROUBLE LOOKS GOOD ON YOU, written by Nashville writers Amy Speace & Doug & Telisha Williams & produced by SAM HAWKSLEY will showcase her cheeky side with lyrics like, "by the way you've been moving I could tell you were gonna be trouble but darling, trouble looks good on you"
MASON HOPE: Like a hurricane MASON HOPE is a 19 year old singer songwriter from the Sunshine coast who is the 2016 winner of the Gympie Muster talent search, the Voice of Urban 2016 and the Trans Tasmin Entertainer of the year 2017 to 2019, bringing the trophy home to Australia.
Mason has been performing across festivals such as the Gympie Muster Bluesfest, Tamworth CMF, Caloundra MF and Norfolk Island CMF. And supported many great Australian country music singers.
His latest single, “LIKE A HURRICANE,” is available on all digital platforms and Mason’s strong vocals and great hooks will have you dancing along to this track
CLELIA ADAMS: Honky tonk stardust cowboy Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter CLELIA ADAMS has been under the radar for some years due to ill health. She was finally diagnosed with a brain tumour, thankfully benign and operated on successfully in March 2018.
Clelia sincerely thanks the Australian and International country music community for keeping her music alive on the air waves with BACK IN BABY’S ARMS, a re-release from 2005 on her new CLASSIC HITS CD, a charting hit all over again in Australia and Europe in 2018.
As Clelia recovers her health and voice, she has decided to re-release one of her favourite songs of all time, THE HONKY TONK STARDUST COWBOY, also taken from her new CLASSIC HITS CD, which has 22 of her hit songs from the past 17 years. The song was a massive International hit for Clelia in 2010, reaching #2 on ECMA chart in Europe, #10 on Country Tracks chart, & #2 on Hot Fm Mildura chart.
It also has an interesting history. Recorded by Lefty Frizzell in the ‘60s, Jonathan Edwards in the ‘70s and George Strait in the ‘80s it was not a hit for any of them.
Songwriter Darryl Staedtler contacted Clelia at the time to thank her for finally making HONKY TONK STARDUST COWBOY a hit for him, and to compliment her on her vocals, saying “If you’d been around in the ‘60s you’d have given Loretta Lyn a run for her money”. High praise indeed!
TONY LEE: Stand up and fight STAND UP AND FIGHT is an upbeat, energetic song about fighting your own demons and standing up for what you believe in. It comes on the back of Tony’s debut release of his album title track, ‘SO FAR FROM THE TRUTH’.
Tony Lee is based in the Waikato Region, North Island, New Zealand with his band ‘The Tony Lee Band’. Tony will be performing in Australia, for the first time, at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2019. Highlights of his Australian tour will be gracing the Tamworth stages on the New Zealand Kiwi Country Showcase, as part of the International Showcase at Toyota Park, and on the Key2 Artist Promotions 'Champagne Country' Showcase.
Tony Lee's debut solo album 'Road Less Travelled' received high accolades in the press with critics loving Tony's 'wear your heart on your sleeve' approach to songwriting. Tony has refined his sound in his second studio album 'So Far From the truth', adding more country arrangement and foot stomping rock to his repertoire
LUCY PACE: Ain´t no friend of mine LUCY PACE is a country singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia who has a passion for all types of music. She has always been in a musical environment having her father as a role model in playing live music and this has helped her with industry contacts and experience.
Lucy’s latest single, ‘AIN’T NO FRIEND OF MINE’ was released on October 5th 2018 on iTUNES.
“This song came to me one day whilst I was thinking about my past experiences. I had come to the realization that some friends aren’t as loyal and trustworthy as they appear to be. I hope this song can relate to many that have shared the same pain and agony that I’ve had with friendships, and I just want you all to know you’re not alone”.
Like most musicians, Lucy knows the music industry is no easy feat and whilst never thinking she would be able to cover expensive costs whilst working a daytime job, she is now fulfilling her destiny recording and playing music around Australia!
ADRIAN THOMAS: Working poor ADRIAN THOMAS is a Singer/Songwriter & Community Worker from Cairns born into Housing commission areas of inner-city Melbourne and Nerang in QLD. Adrian grew up without a maternal figure when his mother passed at the age of 2 and his step mother left, forcing his father to fend for 5 children.
Adrian took on the maternal role of washing, getting his younger brothers to school and cooking whilst his father worked. Fuelled by a desire to break free from the poverty he grew out of Adrian delivers a gripping portrayal of one man's struggle to make sense of the system and his fight to be something more than what he was given
BRADY, STEWART, GREEN & YOUNG: Ride on BRADY, STEWART, GREEN & YOUNG bring their luscious harmonies to ‘RIDE ON’, a celtic-flavoured ballad composed by JIMMY MacCARTHY and featuring superb musicianship from DAVE ELLIS on bass, STUIE FRENCH and LUKE GRGICH on acoustic and classical guitars, JENNY MARIE LANG on slide guitar, MICK ALBECK on fiddle, WANDA VICK on mandolin and SKIP CLEMENGER on both recorder and uilleann pipes..
STEPHANIE URBINA JONES Tularosa (A) An inspired marriage of country classics and mariachi rhythms named for the place where it was recorded, Tularosa honors Urbina Jones? musical icons ? a string of legends from Dolly, Patsy, Willie and Merle to Johnny and June ? and the Mexican heritage that feeds her sound and soul. It came together after Urbina Jones decided she wanted to add some spice to a radio-sponsored gig she was about to play in New Mexico. Her last-minute call for a local percussionist turned up a player who brought along his dad, a mariachi. It so happens that mariachi music accompanies some of her fondest childhood memories, and links her to the culture she?d finally embraced decades after her parents? divorce had disconnected her from it.
DESTINY BAND OZ Hours in a Day (S) DESTINY BAND OZ is the performing name of Australian singer-songwriter- musicians, Thomas & Tessa Libreri, who only released their first song to Australian radio in 2017. DESTINY has since been blessed with amazing #1 and top 10 chart successes, awards and nominations for their versatile country, rock and soul style original music releases. They’ve recorded 2 albums, an EP, and will soon release another album of original songs called ‘Changes’, which reference changes in technology, relationships and the fast pace of life today. Destiny are proud to present their first single from the album called ‘Hours In A Day - which we can all relate to, as there never seem to be enough! This hectic, rockabilly song will really get you rockin’ along! Recorded by Chris Gale of Rezonate Music; vocals by Tessa Libreri; bass, rhythm and lead guitar by Thomas Libreri; keyboards by Chris Gale; and drums by Darryn Farrugia
STELLA CRISPO Out of the rain (S) Stella Crispo is a singer, pianist and songwriter and has been a performer for many years throughout the New York City area and in Europe. She was inspired by great rock singers like Ann Wilson and Linda Ronstadt and has had a very versatile career. Stella has appeared off-Broadway, recorded commercials, worked with high-profile bands and performed in venues such as B.B. King's in Manhattan and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ several times. As a songwriter, she's been solicited to write for social causes such as her anthem Day After Day written for 'My Last Butt', an international anti-smoking campaign.
'Out of the Rain' was written, arranged and produced by Stella and recorded at Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ and is a song that is very close to her heart.
SLIM ANDREWS Brothers (S) Slim Andrews, born Leonard Andrews Huntington, Jr. on June 14, 1931, is a Maine country music artist with seven decades of performing at the local and regional levels. He began his music career in 1942 at the age of eleven when he won a talent contest at the Community Theater in New Auburn, ME. He got his first guitar at this time and spent 75 years of his life entertaining throughout the South and Northeast (Wikipedia)
Hello to all my DJ friends,
I am attaching two songs for airplay consideration for Remembrance Day.
These are from my latest CD “Adios Amigos”, issued by Rosedale Music out of Ontario, Canada
“Soldier’s Last Letter”, is the Merle Haggard version. Since we now have men & women in our military I had Country artist Susan Huey sing the solo on the final verse of this one.
“Alone At War”, Is a new song written by Country Bill Huey from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Country Bill is a member of the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame.
I’m very pleased to offer you this new song for Remembrance Day. George Longard played guitar on both cuts.
I would like to extend a special thank you to all of you for supporting & playing my music.
Wishing you folks all the best & thanks so much.
BLANDADE ARTISTER Nashville Radio Promotions - Autumn 2018 (A) Nashville Radio Promotions was started back in 2012 when a group of independent record label owners joined forces in promoting their artists to radio. It now represents 14 independent record labels and numerous unsigned artists.
KATHY CRINION AND MARC ROBERTS Love again Hi Folks,I really mean this..."a vocal match made in heaven". Kathy Crinion and Marc Roberts have teamed up to bring you their rendition of Falling in Love Again and boy does it work!...Go on, you are tempted to say who they sound like aren't you?..my lips are sealed!! The single will be released for public downloading in 2 weeks time. Peter Ware once again brings his production magic to the final mix and master.
DON MESCALL feat. STELLA PARTON Love me right now (S) Award winning international singer-songwriter Don Mescall will release his latest single 'Love Me Right Now' featuring Nashville legend Stella Parton on 12th Oct 2018. This is the first release from Don’s new album, ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ – available everywhere from 2nd Nov 2018.
Co-written by Don Mescall and his long time friend and writing partner - Mike Reid (I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Rait, Adele, George Michael, Bruce Hornsby, Tank, Priyanka Chopra), Lost In The Fifties Tonight, Stranger In My House (Ronnie Milsap) There You Are (Willie Nelson) and many more. Don is joined on the track by Stella Parton, hot-on-the-heels of her appearance on BBC's 'Celebrity Bake Off'. The younger sister of the iconic Dolly Parton, Stella has paved a successful career in her own right following her hit song 'Danger Of A Stranger’, having worked with some of the biggest names in Nashville and touring throughout the world as both a singer and actress ( The Dukes Of Hazzard, Coat Of Many Colours The Movie and many more).
Don’s recent collaborations with Geri Halliwell on “Angels in Chains” (a tribute to the late George Michael) in 2017 hit number spots in 5 different countries worldwide and, then this side of the Atlantic with Nathan Carter adding a further 3 Number 1 singles . Another of Don’s tracks, ‘There’s One’ is featured on Sir Cliff Richard's forthcoming new studio album 'Rise Up' out in Oct 2018.
Don's new album, 'Lighthouse Keeper' will be the first studio album in twelve years, following his debut album 'Innocent Run' . The new album will be released both digitally and in hard copy on 2nd November, in the run-up to Christmas
THE PUFFERS Watching the train go by (S) Here is a new release from The Puffers. It's been a while since we had a release from Bob & Darleen. A very upbeat toe tapping song. Hope you and your listeners enjoy it.
THOPPER Whiskey Wars (S) Songwriters: Lonnie C. Ratliff & Thomas “Thopper” Pedersen
Country Datum: 2018-10-02 Label: Lonnie Ratliff Promo thopper.dk/ ISRC:
ANN J MORTON It´s written all over your face (S) Chart artist, Ann J. Morton has had great success as an artist, songwriter, placing tunes with stars, folks like Johnny Duncan, Crystal Gayle, Charley Pride, Gene Watson, Hargus Pig Robbins, Jill Burke. Ferlin Huskey,and many more great artists. She also has a new artist "Dee White" on Warner Brothers releasing one of her and Jim Mundy's Penned Songs " Crazy Man" a song her Brother Bill Fredrick White recorded, and Richard Lynch. as well as writing several Standard hymns and an advertising jingle or three One for Coca Cola with the Group " The Spinners". Ann was married to a great guitarist Larry Morton, who played and produced some hit songs. with folks like RED SOVINE, CON HUNLEY, JIM MUNDY, ANN J MORTON, BUCK CODY. and many more artist's He worked with Danny Davis's band,The Nashville Brass, and Produced some of his Albums as well for 28 years.. Ann is also the sister of singer Jim Mundy, who was also a songwriter, awesome singer, and jingle writer. that had also won several awards just like Ann J Morton did as well. Morton also recorded this fine, commercially-leaning album using an all-star, usual-suspects Nashville studio crew -- Johnny Gimble, Dave Kirby, Weldon Myrick, Hargus Robbins, Chip Young, Buddy Emmons etc. -- with the Cates Sisters providing some great Fiddles, as well as Budddy Spicher, and the Cates vocals. She also sings some fine harmony vocals, and was singing with an up-and-coming Janie Fricke singing backup... It's good stuff, if you like uptempo, mid-'80's and 90's country . She came in Billboard shouting distance of the Top 40, but it wasn't quite in the cards for her, I guess. She turned down a major recording company, to be with her Children, and she went into Record promotion some with ABC Dot records, venturing out on her own company Ann J Morton Promotions. At any rate, Ann's first album, and followed by several CD'S available on CDBABY.COM and some singles you can get on itunes make a nice recorded legacy. Recommended! Ann Is still singing, and recording as of 2018.and has a single on the International Top 200 at #3 and top 40 at#36, Joyce Ramgatie's great international Charts from the Netherlands. Recommended!
BLANDADE ARTISTER Airplay Express September 2018 (A)
MIKE CONTONI: Thunder and lightning Written by Mike Contoni
LARRY M. CLARK: If you want her back Written by Larry M. Clark
BILLY MAC: Love at first sight kind of girl Written by Dellaposta / Gaspard
DAN SCHAFER: Family ties Written by Barbara Blevins / Keith Bradford / Dan Schafer
WENDY: There´s no right way to do you wrong Written by Marian Lee
BILLY MAC: Give me everything Written by Bob Dellaposta / Jon Rutherford
DANA JORDAN: Jeannie C Riley, Queen Of The Harper Valley PTA Written by Barbara Blevins/Clyde R Birkla/Keith Bradford
ZAC BURRELL: Cowboy Written by Zac Burrell. Zac wrote this song in High School when he wanted to be a rapper/hip hop singer ... went to college fell in love with country ... changed title from "Badboy" to "Cowboy" Play's guitar, piano and a killer drummer ...... So Cowboy is his new release ... working on a funny video ... I am in that .... I believe in this kid ..."
MARTY DUNN: Never never again Written by Monty Holmes / Barbie Isham
JENNI DALE LORD: He thinks he still loves me "I Think He Still Loves Me" is the story of a love barely hanging on - a love, that while still exists, almost certainly is not enjoyed. However, its eloquently written heartbreak lyrics are surprisingly playful and compliment the traditional style of its layout and well-played instrumentals. It's a tip of the hat to classic country, much in the same vein as Patsy Cline, one of JDL's idols. With stellar harmonies, traditional licks, and a haunting steel guitar, this song is sure to soothe the soul
CHUCK SHAW: Burn that oil His is Lone Star country ? but the deeper you listen, the more hints you hear of the path he took to reach that destination. In his first single, ?Burn That Oil,? the harmonica riff and nostalgic reminiscence might bring Springsteen to mind. Shaw wouldn?t deny it, being born and raised through high school in New Jersey. But even in his formative years, with his friends immersed mainly in rap, Shaw felt the call of country, first from groups like The Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival. ?The music I love is real,? he insists. ?It?s pure. It?s a great American art form. I love how it sounds ? the fiddle, the pedal steel ? and how it feels. They know that down where I live, but when I play somewhere else, where people only know that mainstream pop country, I explain to them: This is how we do it in Texas. ?This is country music.?
SPUR 327 BAND: Beneath the Texas sunset "Beneath The Texas Sunset" is a modern-day love song about rekindling that romance from days gone by. The song depicts that high school couple who took different paths in life only to reconnect and rekindle their relationship. It?s a small-town love story where a guy and a girl get to drive down some of those old dirt roads and chase the dream of a better life together. Written by lead guitarist Andy Hackney, you will hear a song inspired by artists such as George Strait, Alan Jackson and Maines Brothers Band. Hopefully, you will find that someone and take advantage of every minute together, hoping it will never end, Beneath The Texas Sunset
COOPER WADE: High time This long awaited single is the first release from his new album titled "I Ain't Playing Around" and it ensures the album comes out swinging!
"High Time" was written by Trent Willmon, Josh Grider and Ken Johnson and recorded at Stormy Cooper Studios with the talented Lyndon Hughes heading up the production. This song is a heavy hitting, hard driving, "lick that salt, squeeze that lime", working man's anthem and Cooper delivers it with power. Crank this one up folks and sing along....because it's "High Time" this one be heard!
TREY GONZALEZ: Here I am Trey Gonzalez is a country music singer from San Antonio, Texas. Trey began his career as a Texas Country Singer in June of 2016 while attending College. He started off performing in various bars, open mics, and school events; For about a year and a half Trey harnessed his craft as vocalist, guitarist, and entertainer. Trey's rich tone combined with Texas Country influence gives a modern country feel with a classic twist. In 2017 Trey entered into the studio to begin recording his first EP and was able to finally pull together local musicians to form his own band.
Trey's Debut Album,The Journey, showcases the young artist writing ability as a singer-songwriter. Trey self produced the debut EP in San Antonio, Texas while finishing up his Batchelor's of Arts at St. Mary's University. The EP takes you on a story about love and heartbreak with 8 original tracks that Trey wrote himself
JARON BELL (feat. AUSTIN ALLSUP): Missin´ you From right in the center of the state, Clyde, Texas was where Singer- Songwriter Jaron Bell started his career. Jaron currently makes his home base in Salina, Kansas. Blending a style of traditional Texas/Red Dirt Country, with some R&B vocal stylings, Jaron Bell Live is unlike anything you have ever seen before!
With 3x Top 50 Texas Music Charting singles to his credit, Jaron has had success that most regional acts dream of achieving. Playing all over the Southern and Midwestern United States, he has had the chance to share the stage with amazing artist such as The Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Casey Donahew, Stoney LaRue, Cody Johnson, Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, Aaron Watson, Kevin Fowler, Mike Ryan, Sam Riggs, Eli Young Band, and many many other artists
ROB DIXON: Country music´s gone to s**t (radio edit) I started performing professionally at the age of 14. Moved to Nashville at the age of 23. I worked for J D Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, David Houston, and 2 years with George Jones. Moved to Texas in 1981. I have recorded 3 albums. Built my recording studio in 2000 and recorded and produced numerous Texas acts such as Jake Hooker (4cds), Bob Will's Texas playboys (3cds) and Curtis Potter (2cds), Gary Stewart and several others. I am currently working on my new CD and this is the first release. Country Music's Gone To Shit, A Waylon style comment of todays Nashville music
RANDY OVERTON: Waitin´ for the other shoe to fall Written and Produced by Lonnie Williams
JAMES GARLAND: Tailgate for two Grew up in the small town of Coldspring, Texas and currently in Spring, Texas. Unique style of country music as well as a very unique style of writing. Music ranges from the traditional country music we all know and love all the way to Outlaw country that reminds us not to back down and stand your ground
CODY RHODES: She wants me to stay (stay gone) Nick of Time-The EP? may have been cut in three days, however it was over twenty years of living and learning that made this possible. When we play gigs, we play mostly cover songs by popular artists whom I admire. At the same time, I was always dreaming about what a record with my name on it would sound like. How would I take all of the music I have been influenced by and be proud to say, this is what Cody Rhodes? music sounds like.
It is with a great amount of pride, that I am able to bring to you ?Nick of Time-The EP.? For the first time, I am honestly able to say, this is what Cody Rhodes? music sounds like. I only wrote one of the songs on the record, however the sound, attitude, and emotion are all a piece of who I am. I truly hope you enjoy listening to this record as much as I did making it. Like I stated at the beginning, the map is still being written
BRANDON MICHAEL: Wait´s for you Hello! I'm Brandon Michael! I am 21 years old and I am a country music artist from Seguin, Tx. I discovered my love for music when I was 16 years old and ever since then It has been my passion! My favorite artists consist of Cody Johnson and Chris Young. Check out my brand new singles ?Train Wreck? and ?Waits For You? I love to write and create a story that people can relate to! No amount of money can buy the feeling of someone connecting to your own piece of art! One thing you will always hear me say is, "it doesn't matter whether there are 5 or
5000 people in the crowd, I am going to give my all every time!"
JESSE STRATTON BAND: Dance with me Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Jesse Stratton is a true and deep-rooted Texas Country artist who plays music chock-full of truth and raw emotion. Jesse's relevant and gripping songs display and showcase the multi-talented musicians who make up the Jesse Stratton Band. Their latest CD 'Traction' is a heartfelt compilation of Jesse's original tunes paired with the ultra-gripping instrumental stylings of Tony Garossino, Danny Pitt, and Kenny Martinez. This is the band's junior album, and, although lyrically-driven, the instrumental attributions are in full swing. This album displays Stratton's songwriting growth as well as his unique ability to intrigue and relate to the audience
CHAD COOKE BAND: Whatever it takes Whatever It Takes" tells the story of a love that hinges on the passions of a man willing to do anything for the woman he?s long admired.
Following the success of their hit single ?Oil Man? which saw widespread popularity seemingly overnight, and has since been viewed six million times on the band?s combined social media accounts, the Houston, TX based quartet hopes to achieve greater heights with their sophomore album release Risk it All which underscores the narrative of a band willing to lay it all on the line
HUSER BROTHER BAND: Highway With a solid mix of Country Gold, and some fresh original music the Huser Brother Band is a Central Texas favorite. The band's lineup includes: Josh Huser, 21, on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Zach Huser, 19, on drums and background vocals, Mason Hays, 25, on lead guitar, and his brother Dalton Hays, 21, on bass. Don't let their ages fool you, these small town boys pack a big sound and some great talent. You can expect to see big things in their future
AARON COPELAND: Drunk as hell Growing up in the small town of Corsicana, Texas, Aaron quickly picked up music from his father, who played proficient piano, and rhythm guitar in local country bands.
At eight years old Aaron started learning piano, and also took up the guitar. He won his first talent contest when he was thirteen years old. After graduating high school he hit the road, playing venues and dance halls across the country, and has never looked back. His talent and drive soon landed him a spot with the Texas top draw "The Casey Donahew Band". After backing, and writing with Donahew for 6 years, Aaron felt it was time to chase his own musical dreams.
Now traveling with his own band, Aaron has continued to burn up the highways. His original written, 3rd radio single "Drunk As Hell" is available for streams & downloads 9/14/2018
JASON HERRIN: Wrapped up Life Philosophy: Live, Love, Learn and Leave a good soundtrack? Nothing could more accurately depict the adventurous, carefree spirit of singer-songwriter Jason Herrin, from the small town of Waxahachie, Tx. With a mix of southern rock, country, and folk, Jason Herrin goes great with any live music venue, whether he is acoustic or full band. Singer/Songwriter Jason Herrin has been performing and writing songs for over 20yrs, starting in his teen years swapping songs with friends, leading up to the struggles of making a name for himself. Jason is Influenced by artists such as Todd Snider, Mike McClure, Drive by Truckers, and Ryan Adams as well as the the likes of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, an Lynrd Skynrd
BOB MAULDIN: Van Zandt County line Bob Mauldin is probably best known as the host of the popular Texas travel series, Expedition Texas. Even before Bob made a name for himself on TV, he was writing songs.
In 2008, Bob released the single "Redneck Rebel" due to the response it received at his shows. The song was played on Texas Country stations all over the state. In 2011 he teamed with Texas legend Billy Joe Shaver for a cover of Shaver's "Ride Me Down Easy."
After stepping away from music for a while to host and produce Expedition Texas, Bob is back with a long overdue single release of is 2011 hit Van Zandt County Line
VINCE HATFIELD: Rainy days and Mondays Written by Roger S. Nichols-ASCAP, Paul H. Williams-BMI
PRESTON SCOTT Sold on you (EP) Preston Scott is a very dynamic singer/songwriter & producer from Midlothian, Texas. With a catalog of original music, ranging from country/ southern rock, to soulful blues/ americana. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy from this blossoming young, Texas artist. From countless dive bars & restaurants, to multiple festival main stage gigs, this is one artist to have certainly put in the time to entertain folks from all walks of life. Easily relatable lyrics, combined with a truly unique blend of southern, soulful, blues music, make for easy listening!
Produced by Bart Rose & Preston Scott at Fort Worth Sound (Fort Worth, TX).
Musicians: Preston Scott (Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Christian Dorn (Drums), Clay Willis (Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar), Ruben Salazar (Bass), Drew Harakal (Organ), Jerry Reynolds (Fiddle)
CENTURY II IS PROUD TO OFFER THIS RELEASE OF THE GREAT SONG, “HOW’S THE WORLD TREATING YOU” BY 2 OF OUR VERY BEST ARTISTS
Marty Dunn and Julie Richardson. Both have earned the top spot on the IndieWorld Chart and we hope you will give this song airplay to get there too. Without Indie DJ’s there is no use to record because no one would ever hear the songs, so we realize how important you are to this industry and we thank you so much.
ROSE ANGELICA Here comes my baby back again Century II is very proud to announce the release of Rose Angelica’s second Century II release. Rose has spent her life immersed in music. She is an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter. Her last release “Saturday Night is Girls’ Night Out” which she wrote and sang as a duet with Century II artist Donna Cunningham, just went platinum with over 2,000,000 downloads ! Rose was also just awarded the FEMALE TRADITIONAL CLASSIC COUNTRY ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR at the 2018 Josie Awards !
We are very pleased with Rose’s performance of this Dottie West hit song, and hope that DJ’s and listeners worldwide will agree that her recording truly deserves airplay…
KATHY CRINION Wouldn´t change a thing (S) Hi Folks,
As I write this, Kathy Crinion is somewhere over the Atlantic on her way to Nashville again to write and perform with some of the best folks in Music City. Kathy's performance at The Bluebird Cafe last visit prompted invitations from writers such as Pat Alger and Wood Newton to return and bring her amazing vocal and writing talents to the stages of Nashville once again.So in celebration of this event, I attach a somewhat rare item. A song co written by Kathy with Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan some years back titled "Wouldn't Change a Thing".Indeed Charlie is to be heard on guitar and backing vocals on this track .Kathy's next single will be out in a matter of weeks and her new album will of course contain writings from this trip and is hotly anticipated. So meanwhile enjoy one of Ireland's great vocalists alongside one of our National treasures Mr McGettigan
LINDSAY WADDINGTON Nullarbor (S) Lindsay Waddington has been part of the Country Music Industry for over 30 years. Over this time he has toured, performed, produced, recorded and entertained worldwide countless times.
15 years ago in 2003, Lindsay took on the role of 'Recording Artist' and released his debut instrumental album. Since then he has received many accolades and achievements in numerous awards and presentations.
Lindsay's new release "Nullarbor" is the first single and titled track from his 9th studio album
RUSSELL LYNCH Blue moon on the horizon (S) Hello. This is Russell Lynch. I'm excited to share with you that I was recently awarded Entertainer of the Year in the Outlaw Country category at the 2018 Josie Music Awards held on September 8th at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TN.
I would also like to inform you that I will be releasing two brand new songs in the fall. I haven't set a release date yet but it will be soon and the songs will be sent out.
I've attached 2 of my current songs that some of you may already have in rotation. If you haven't already, please give these songs consideration. They are Blue Moon on the Horizon and Outlaw country's Comin Back
LINDA LEE You´re a lesson I´ve already learned (S) Writers: Jim Carter & Sherri Stapleton
Country Datum: 2018-09-19 Label: True North Recordings ISRC:
JONNY TAYLOR Amsterdam breakfast (S) Just like Jonny Taylor - his new single, "Amsterdam Breakfast" - is full of mystery and intrigue. His impressively rich & masculine vocal shines through, while the haunting production from Jared Adlam, creates one of the most atmospheric and thought provoking songs in a long while.
The reimagined version of the James Blundell song came about after Jonny's label invited him to be part of the compilation album, "30 Years of Pride - A Tribute to James Blundell". Jonny jumped at the chance to record "Amsterdam Breakfast" in his own unique way.
"I've been a fan of James Blundell's song writing for a long time. To record my version of this song - so vastly differently to the original, and to have James himself sign off on it - really means a lot", says Jonny.
"I just love this song, and my label and I loved the cut so much that we decided to also release it on my album, "Dig Deep". One of my favourite songs of all time, by one of my favourite songwriters."
ERIK KOSKINEN Crusing Paradise (A) Erik Koskinen is a Minnesota-based singer and songwriter. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls him “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.” The release of Koskinen’s EP, Cruising Paradise, coincides with Black Friday—Record Store Day, November 24, 2017.
The EP includes six songs, “Broke Down,” “Free Man,” “On Christmas Day,” Red Dress Girl,” “Big Machine,” and “Cruising Paradise the Long Way Around.” All songs were mixed and mastered at Real-Phonic Studios, except “Red Dress Girl,” which was recorded at Master Mix by Tom Garneau.
Garneau also recorded “Broke Down” at Real-Phonic Studios. Michael Rossetto added musical direction to “Free Man.” Guitarists Mike LeBeau and Paul Bergen, bassist Steve Garrington, and drummer JT Bates assist on “Broke Down.” “Red Dress Girl” features Frankie Lee on organ, Liz Draper on upright bass, and Jeremy Johnson on drums. Otherwise Erik Koskinen performs all music.
About his inspiration for the new EP, Koskinen shared, “I’ve been working on all kinds of projects the past few years and have written a lot of new songs. But these six seemed to have a thread all the way through, a story from song one to song six.” The title, he said, was an homage to Sam Shepard, the actor and writer who died earlier this year. “Shepard’s death is a significant loss to me. This has been a year where we’ve lost giants. Pioneers in literature and music are gone. Who’s gonna step up and fill the vacuum?”
PETER JORDAN Not sometime (count-re-mix) (S) Hello! We are proud to send a brandnew song before release at CD Peter Jordan: „Not sometime“ (Count-Re-Mix) – for OctoberParties too!
Thanks so much for your really great support and have another happy day!
Best wishes, Team of WIR
HEATHER WHITNEY What part of life (S) Singer-Songwriter, Heather Whitney comes from an itty-bitty, one-red-light town deep in the pines of Southeast Texas, where the mosquitoes are big, but Heather's love for music is bigger! She released her critically-acclaimed debut album, “Moving On;” her music video for “Shut Up and Dance” that was chosen as a Jersey Shore Film Festival and Indie Best Films Festival Selection; and she has received nominations for multiple industry awards, including the Josie Music Awards, and the KICMA Awards.
Heather Whitney has released her brand new single, “What Part of Life" The self-penned track was produced in Nashville, by Buddy Hyatt (Randy Travis, Jo Dee Messina). The single debuted on the New Music Weekly country charts at #71, as the second most-added track for the week
BLANDADE ARTISTER Diamondback Records - #27 September 2018 (A)
ALLEN KARL: I can´t keep my hands off you A heartfelt love song, sung with so much feeling by this very popular independent artist!
REX ALLEN Jr & SARA LOU: You are the one of my dreams Western music has a new and dynamic duo, and a song with a real western flavor
DENNIS BLAIR: From the bar room floor The view from the bar room floor is all too familiar... yeah, he’s been there before
BRYAN CHALKER: I got stripes Our Limey friend has delved into his archive for an 18th century Scottish folk song, generally associated with Johnny Cash; also known as “On A Monday” & part of folklorist Alan Lomax’ collection of field recordings
THE LONG & SHORT OF IT: When I´m gone David & Patsy bring us great songs every time; this is no exception
JULIE RICHARDSON: Don´t close your eyes A very beautiful rendition of a cover song, originally sung by Keith Whitley & Lorrie Morgan
MITCH SNOW: Good friends The team of Gaylon Embrey & MItch never fail to come up with memorable songs like this one
DARREN & SARA LOU OLIVER: My rifle, pony and me The cowboy sings a western ballad (with an assist from Sara Lou). First recorded by Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson from the movie Rio Bravo! Album: Just Stay/Sara Lou & The Cowboy
DENNIS BLAIR: Starting tomorrow A thought provoking song of addiction, depicting the good intentions of one who knows what’s needed but can’t quite make the commitment today; but starting tomorrow..........!
CAROL MARKSTROM: Bandida Oh Bandida: She was born in Mexico, the daughter of a highway man! You’ll love the story
WENDY FORD: Out there on the plains The Aussie thrush with the golden voice... here’s another intriguing story song!
PETER TRENHOLM with GEORGE LONGARD: Irma Jackson Peter hosts The Gospel Trail Show at 9:00AM Sundays in Amherst, Nova Scotia, heard in 90 countries: CFTA 107.9 or www.cftafm.com & invites you to tune in
BETTY OVERSTREET: Dreams don´t always happen At an early age, Betty dreamed of being a country star, then she learned to live for God, writing gospel songs; she knows that God gave her a wonderful Christian husband who encourages her to keep on singing
HEARTS IN HARMONY: I just knew it It didn’t take long to know that they both had found someone special at the dance hall
DOLLY DUNN: Nobody´s child The heart wrenching words of a sad orphan boy: “No mummy’s kisses & no daddy’s smiles; nobody wants me, I’m nobody’s child”
GLENN ERICKSON: Rest yer´ bones When ya’ need a little lovin’ an’ some comfort of your own, rest yer bones! Rest yer bones!
PAT GARRETT Fire one up for Willie (S) Hello DJs,
Here's a GREAT song by Pat Garrett "FIRE ONE UP FOR WILLIE". ""Who writes a better song than Willie Nelson ?? So when we wrote this song about him, I decided to just use his song titles, 13 of them, or is it 14 ? Maybe your listeners can figure it out."" Writer: Pat Garrett & Suzy Dalton
BOBBY MACKEY Drinkin´ my coffee black (S) Bobby Mackey has always stayed true to his musical roots with influences such as, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and Johnny Paycheck. Mackey's music is a tribute to these artists using his own unique vocal style.
Mackey feels right at home performing live and has done so at Bobby Mackey's Music World in Wilder, Kentucky where he has appeared as the headliner along with his band for the last 40 years. Some say the nightclub is haunted.. the full story can be read here.
Lucille is a new single from Bobby Mackey that was originally recorded by Kenny Rogers and written by Roger Bowling & Hal Bynum
DON ALLEN: You can´t take that away from me YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME is a song written by prolific New Zealand songwriter GINNY PETERS. Don came across the song through Facebook. Ginny posted on her Facebook page about a new song that she had written – believing it would be a hit. Don had a listen and immediately thought the same and simply had to record a version.
A great traditional country music ballad for the listeners to waltz to with their loves
BRENDAN SMOOTHER: Gypsy girl BRENDAN SMOOTHER has made a mark for himself over the past few years as a storytelling songwriter with styles including Australiana, Bush Ballad and Alt-Country releases.
Also right at home in penning bluesy country rock, GYPSY GIRL is BRENDAN SMOOTHER’S first single since the release of his highly anticipated debut album, IN THE MEANTIME.
A story of “Imaginary Infidelity” at a local “Faithful Cafe”. It’s a driving song with punch from the rhythm section and ear catching hooks from the B-bender Telecaster all under the masterful production of MICHAEL CARPENTER at Love Hz Studio Sydney. Already picked out from the album by many broadcasters as a standout track
BECKY DENTON: Two bags, one beach My new single is about two of the best things in life:
1) Being with the one you love
2) Being with the one you love...at the beach!
TONY COOK: Life´s lessons TONY COOK’s new single tells a tale of an old ringer (stockman) giving some advice about the things he’s learnt in life. Penned after a chance meeting Tony gives a remarkable insight into the mindset of our beloved outback heroes and the heart of a good man’s soul.
Produced by MATT FELL who immediately commented on the vocal saying it sounded like Van Morrison. Others have commented about how the song has a bluesy soul feel to it. Needless to say, LIFE’S LESSONS is a tune we humbly feel sends a warm and heartfelt message and is worth a listen
TOM CURTAIN: Where the pinedan meets the ocean WHERE THE PINDAN MEETS THE OCEAN is a true story about a lady who owns and operates a cattle station in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. With two young kids, a house she built herself from mudbricks and a small herd of cattle, Janice Bell of Barnhill Station saw an opportunity to diversify and build a caravan park on the red pindan soils overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean.
The song depicts her courage and determination to overcome the hardships of isolation, raising a young family, running a cattle station, limited power, water or phone service, and building a caravan park, which today is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the Kimberley Region
LINDSAY WADDINGTON: Nullabor In 2019, LINDSAY WADDINGTON will have been part of the Country Music Industry for 30 years. During this time he has toured, performed, produced, recorded and entertained worldwide countless times.
15 years ago in 2003, Lindsay took on the role of 'Recording Artist' and released his debut instrumental album. Since then he has received many accolades and achievements in numerous awards and presentations.
Lindsay's new release NULLARBOR is the first single and titled track from his 9th album which will be released over the next few months
BAND OF MATES: Sons of Australia The " BAND OF MATES " are three great mates, TERRY BENNETTS, EVAN PLATSCHINDA and GINGER COX, who have been performing and recording individually for many years. They teamed up as a band for the first time to perform at the Boyup Brook CM Festival in 2012.
Terry is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist and dual Golden Guitar finalist from Kallaroo WA. Evan is a recording artist and touring entertainer, known as "The Gippsland Balladeer" from Victoria. Ginger also an award-winning artist and recognised in The Hands of Fame, known as "The Kimberley Guitar Man" from Broome WA.
SONS OF AUSTRALIA has been written by the band about the parts of Australia they each grew up in and are special to each of them
MOLLY MILLINGTON: Redline Dark, powerful and gritty, REDLINE is a new single by MOLLY MILLINGTON exploring the consequences of crossing the line.
Molly Millington is a prolific singer songwriter fusing country and folk with a little quirky pop to create dark but playful tunes
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT: When I´m gone< THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT are an ARIA charting, multi-award-winning duo from Melbourne, whose superb harmonies have been described as “honey-coated chocolate”.
WHEN I’M GONE is the latest single release from their ARIA charting album, THE NIGHT OF OUR LIFE. Rather than lament the loss of a loved one, this song sends an inspirational message to future generations to embrace and live a virtuous life.
The singles released from their latest album have had major charting success with three releases, KANGAROO RODEO, GYPSY WHITEMOON, and DON’T BAIT MY HOOK hitting #1 smash hit position in the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart.
Awards include: Gold Media Medallion Award for New Talent of the Year (2015); SCALA/FOOM winners open/audio division (2015) for their song, YOU MADE ME STRONGER, described as “a brilliant masterpiece”; MusicOz finalist for best singer/songwriter (2016); TICMA (Tas) Most Popular Duo 2016; Southern Star Awards (2016) Best Duo; ICMA (Tamworth-2017) Most Popular Duo. ICMA most popular duo finalist 2018; People’s Choice Awards Finalists for best duo, and video 2018, Gold Media Medallion Awards finalists for Best duo/Group 2018
CHRIS CALLAGHAN: One true loveCHRIS CALLAGHAN is a singer, songwriter and entertainer, with an extensive and successful history in the Australian country music scene. He has performed to a wide range of audiences, both nationally and internationally, delivering musical versatility with an easy listening voice and a down to earth sense of humour.
“The inspiration for ONE TRUE LOVE, came to me in a caravan park in Alpha Queensland when I had to face the reality that I may have to take another job to help cover the travel costs of being a touring country singer. Just the thought of having to do that made me feel that I was being unfaithful to the music. Also, my passion for music had on occasions been viewed as “The other woman” in my previous relationships. It made me realise that music requires serious commitment and dedication, as does a relationship between two people, and so it continues to carry me through to this day what is, has been, an amazing journey.”
PATRICE LARKIN (feat. REBECCA BARNARD): A mother weeps “I have been playing piano since the age of 4, attended the Conservatorium Of Music, Melbourne University, at age 18 and taught piano for several years in my 30s.
The past 13 years I have owned and worked a country General Store/ Post Office and, until 9 years ago, hadn’t played for many years. It was then that I lost my only child, Gabby. She died, at the age of 16, from an extremely rare cancer. Since then I suddenly started writing songs and found the piano a way of releasing my grief.
The very 1st song I wrote after losing Gabby was A MOTHER WEEPS. It took about 6 weeks, writing a few lines each week. After that all the other songs I wrote just flowed with a variety of different songs as the years passed.
The song A MOTHER WEEPS, is both a DVD and CD. We filmed the recording of it in the studio by REBECCA BARNARD and the musicians (MODELS SUPER ORCHESTRA), 5 of which were Aria Hall Of Fame Members. It is available to purchase through my website, by email at email@example.com or by calling 03 57240701”.
CRAIG LAMOND: One on the up Craig is a hard-working tradie, a family man and a self-taught singer/songwriter from Queensland. With strong country, folk and Australiana influences his debut album, ONE ON THE UP, is a journal of his life to date.
The title track, ONE ON THE UP, takes you back to the 1940s in the mountains south of Sydney.
"The song is about my Grandmother's childhood growing up at a place called Dombarton. Her father 'Poppa' worked the railway and was often heard yelling 'One on the up' when the trains steamed through."
TRINITY WOODHOUSE: Me and Sandy TRINITY WOODHOUSE is a young singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Hunter area in NSW. A graduate of the 2017 CMAA Junior Country Music Academy, she is mentored by LYN BOWTELL and has co-written with the likes of Allan Caswell, David Carter and Roger Corbett. She found a joy in song writing as a release for life’s challenges thus far.
ME AND SANDY is a collaboration between Trinity and ALLAN CASWELL, written at the Junior Country Music Academy. The song is about her best friend and was something she struggled to talk about for a long time so, with Allan’s guidance, she put into song what she had been struggling to say.
A very personal and heartfelt song for Trinity and shows her connection to her country roots
STEPHEN BRADY: Like I used to do STEPHEN, from BRADY, STEWART, GREEN & YOUNG, recorded a solo album, ADRIFT, on which he was joined by several friends and proud to include contributions from the likes of BILL CHAMBERS, STUIE FRENCH, DAVE ELLIS, DOUG GALLACHER, KEVIN BENNETT, GARY STEELE, CHRIS HAIGH, MICK ALBECK, JIM CONWAY, JIM HOKE, WANDA VICK, HARRY STINSON, ANDY LEFTWICH, JENNY MARIE LANG, VICTORIA BAILLIE, BARBARA BAILLIE, KAREN O’SHEA, BEC WILLIS and CHRISTINE WHEELER.
On LIKE I USED TO DO, written by PAT ALGER and TIM O’BRIEN, Stephen is joined, on harmony, by KAREN O’SHEA. Featuring CHRISTINE WHEELER on Flute and JIM HOKE on Autoharp, the song details a man’s reflections on his youthful, wild past and the lifestyle changes that he has made during the maturation of his relationship with his soulmate
Songwriter/artist Ron Thompson is a real world Tennessee hillbilly who grew up in East Tennessee and obtained a degree in Electrical/Electronics engineering. Ron studied piano as a child and taught himself to play rhythm and lead guitar. He also plays harmonica, bass guitar, and electronic keyboard. Ron sings vivid and clear lyrics about real life and real world events.
Verda Dallena Hess Thompson was born in Arkansas and went to high school at Vallaint, Ok. She is totally deaf without her hearing aids in
LACY JAY SYLER Down in the mine (S) This one is for all the miners around the world. My Dad was a coal miner and i went down in the mines a few times with him when i was just a lad. I never saw anything so scary and my heart goes out to these brave men. Hope you will share it with them
BLANDADE ARTISTER Essentials of Americana (A) There’s no better way to celebrate Americana Music Month than with this Yep Roc Essentials of Americana sampler, featuring some of the brightest Americana performers of our time. On this collection you’ll find songs from legacy names like Nick Lowe, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Tony Joe White alongside modern Americana luminaries like Dawn Landes and Amy Helm. With a refreshing variety of folk, country, and bluegrass, these tracks are truly essential listening for Americana fans.
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO: Something blue
AMY HELM: Heaven´s holding me
TONY JOE WHITE: Bad mouthin´
DAWN LANDES: Traveling
NICK LOWE: Tokyo bay
DAVE ALWIN & JIMMIE DALE GILMORE: Downey to Lubbock
CHANCE GARDNER Americana Soul (A) International Recording Artist Chance Gardner weaves real-life stories,acoustic fingerstyle guitar,saxophone and flute into a rich tapestry called AMERICANA Soul
Chance Gardner is a 6-time HMA (Hawaii Music Awards) winner 'Best CD of the Year' in Rock, Blues and Folk categories. Chance's fingerstyle guitar playing has been described as "sounds like three guitars" and his voice "like gravel in a silk bag".
Chance Gardner will entertain you with heartfelt stories and songs that will thrill you to the bone from his new CD 'Americana Soul'.
Also featured on over 66,000 TouchTunes Jukeboxes in Europe, North America, Puert Rico and Mexico!
MADELYN VICTORIA Right here with you (S) Madelyn Victoria's debut single release, "He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor" reached #1 on the national country AM/FM chart, New Music Weekly, making it one of the biggest debut singles of 2016. The self-penned song won an Akademia Award for Best Country Song in April 2016, earning her numerous other award nominations and a spot on the CMT.com Top 50 Most Popular Artists chart. The video for "He Only Loves Me" reached the Yallwire.com Top 5 Most Watched Videos chart, while her youtube cover of George Strait's "Amarillo By Morning" received over 100,000 views in just 2 days, after being featured on Country Rebel's website.
Now, Madelyn returns with her first new music since the release of her self-titled debut album in 2014. "Right Here With You" was written by Madelyn and engineered by Benjamin Levy at The Compound Recording Studio in Austin, TX. The track was produced by Madelyn, her brother, Albert Vallejo, and Ken Tondre, owner of the Compound. "Right Here With You" will be available via MTS Records, on all major digital download and streaming platforms. A music video release is being planned for fall release.
JAKE BUSH: If these walls could talk Every songwriter draws from personal experiences to write their songs. Then once in awhile a songwriter reaches in real deep and pulls their entire heart out and puts it on paper and then records it for all of us to see and hear. This is that song from Jake. I can't put into words what this song is about better than Jake can....so I will let you all read his words, take time to listen to the song, there you will find a large part of Jake's heart and all the emotion that goes with it.
"On August 19, 2017 I knew my Nanny was fading quickly. She left us on August 20, 2017 and met her maker. To honor her, I wrote ?If These Walls Could Talk?. This song is my attempt to give you insight into how much a small 1700 sq foot house, that has been in my family for over 50 years, has meant to me and my family. I grew up in the same house and every major event in my life happened in that house. It has been the staple of my family. This song is the most personal song I have ever released."
GARRETT FORD: Woke up in Waco Good intentions, bad decisions, low on gas and high on the weekend. We've all ran our gears a little too fast in our 20's; wild and young with rubber bones, chasing things that seem to run a little faster than ourselves. Hill Country crooner, Garrett Ford, describes just that in his single "Woke Up In Waco". It's the ballad of an alright guy, trying to do right and figure out his life, but just can't quite let go of his beloved Saturday nights. Based on a true story, Ford uses the names of various Texas landscapes and towns to connect with the listeners
FELIX TRUVERE: Fake it till I make it Felix Truvere is a songwriter and performer from San Antonio, TX. Felix was a High School Band Director in the late 90s, a Bank Trainer in the 2000s, and currently writes and performs his songs full-time for the last 8 years. He is influenced by traditional songwriters as Dean Dillon and Gary Stewart, and produces his studio recordings in a wide-range of traditional and modern country dance styles
DREW MORELAND: God & cash Born on January 12th, 1984 in San Antonio, TX, Drew Moreland was raised in a city with many converging cultures. Despite growing up in what is now the 7th largest city in the United States, Drew's life was grounded by his parents who both came from a small farming community. From an early age, he enjoyed listening to music and playing it came naturally. Drew currently resides in Marion, TX
Drew Moreland and the Neon Hustle got its start in the spring of 2016 as a songwriting project between Drew and his brother-in-law Garland (Lee) Wenner. At the time, there were no intentions to actually start a band. It wasn?t until Drew was invited to play country music at a summer event that a band materialized to play some of the songs they had written.
Drew's self titled debut album was recorded in the single-wide trailer where he lives with his family in Marion, TX. This project has a darker/ grittier tone and covers some more serious subject matter than previously released singles
MIKE DONNELL: With you While putting his love for music on hold and protecting Americas freedom, born and raised in Houston, TX, Mike joined the Marines straight out of high school in 2002. Music had always been his passion but it wasn?t until he found a guitar in a house taken over by U.S forces in Iraq that he really started to develop his skills. Since then Mike- Aka ?Sgt Donnell? has gone from pickin? and singing with his Marine buddies overseas, to selling out Venues and charting on national radio. His music is full of passion, grit, and real life experiences.
Along with the vocal ability to raise the hair on your arms, his performance is high energy and always a good time
COWBOY TROY: Beer bubbles The Hick Hop innovator has returned from Saloons on Neptune (released Dec 2015) and has delivered Laugh With Me (May 2018). This is the latest chapter in the saga of the futuristic sounds of hick hop and country rap, as well as his take on Texana/Americana. Cowboy Troy initially rapped his way into the country mainstream on the first track of Big & Rich's 2004 debut Horse Of A Different Color. And while his admonition to "let go of all your preconceived notions" certainly wasn't the first time elements of rap had been incorporated into country, it was the boldest statement yet. In 2009, Troy became the face and voice of the Cowboy Stomp anthem video for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. Troy?s song Pork Chop was the national theme for the National Pork Board?s month-long Porktober campaign for 2017. Troy is also the face and voice of H-E-B Grocery?s 2018 NFL championship television ad
HONKYTONK SPECIAL: Just go easy with my heart When you are Country Music Group from Beaumont Texas,... you've got some BIG Shoes to fill!!
Because it's no secret that; in addition to being home to the legendary George Jones, Beaumont also gave rise to the likes of Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Byrd and Clay Walker! If it's true that history repeats itself, then we had better ALL get accustomed to seeing Honkytonk Special at the TOP of the charts very soon!
They are a FAVORITE "Opening Act" for the likes of Johnny Lee, T.G. Sheppard, The Bellamy Brothers, Joe Nichols, Easton Corbin, Clay Walker, Mark Chesnutt and others! They are considered by many national artists as well as Industry insiders to be "the most promising act on the circuit."
One of the things the band is proud of the most, the band is comprised of all veterans. Tracy was Air Force, Kenny was Navy, and Keith was in the Army, while doing 2 tours of duty in Iraq
FRANK RAY: Tequila Mockingbird Rolling Stone magazine has named him as one of 10 artists you need to know. This former police officer of 10 years left his full time job to pursue his passion as a country music singer. Leaving behind a stable career, he shares his talent with the world with what he calls the beginning of a Latino Country movement. His solo debut EP, ?Different Kind of Country? was released in July of 2017 and his first single, ?Every Time You Run? broke top 10 of the Texas Country Radio charts and his second single "Drive" hit number 1
SMOKE WAGON: Brooks Staying aligned with the signature sound of their first two single releases, "Where Did I Go Wrong" and "Strong Man", Smoke Wagon releases their new single "Brooks"! High energy sound with a blistering fiddle and cranked up guitars! You will love the first single release off of our upcoming EP, "Bad Ride"!
AJ GUEL: Hey stranger AJ Guel started his musical journey as a child listening to his grandmother sing hymns in her kitchen in Danevang, Tx. ?She would sing along to cassettes of the church choir as she cooked for the older kids and adults that were working in the cotton fields.
Something about the songs and the melodies just drew me in.? Singing and playing instruments seemed to come naturally to AJ as he got into the Jr. High and High School band. His focus moved from brass instruments to the guitar as he graduated and began college at Texas State University. While Living in San Marcos, Texas, AJ immersed himself in the Hill Country music scene as he honed his songwriting and performance craft. If you ask AJ what it is about music that he loves the most he?ll tell you, ?Singing is all about telling a story. I?ve always loved songs that could paint a picture in my head of what the singer was thinking when they were writing. I listen to all types of music but for me, Country music is how I tell my story
MIKE LOVE: Lost highway When most people hear the term ?new country artist,? their mind immediately paints a picture. Young. Naïve. Unseasoned. Cheese.
Members of the Idol Generation where record deals are obtained by winning a contest and success is measured in YouTube views.
That picture couldn?t be further from the truth.
Mike Love is a new artist, but one with fifty thousand miles on him. An artist who not only grew up in and around the music industry, but has spent his entire life strapped with a guitar both onstage and in the studio.
With a four song EP to his name back in 2002, Mike?s also no stranger to the center stage spotlight. A decade and million miles later, Mike saw it as time to step back into the center of the stage and take the music where he wants it to go
SSESE & NOAH feat. THE BELLAMY BROTHERS: Gambler´s Heart Gambler?s Heart? made its national debut on RFD?s The Cowboy Channel during episode 9 of ?Honky Tonk Ranch,? a new reality show featuring the Bellamy Brothers and Jesse & Noah. The song holds a special meaning for the duo, as the Bellamy Brothers are featured on the track.
Written by Jesse and Noah Bellamy, ?Gambler?s Heart? represents a conversation between two generations of Bellamy men and provides differing perspectives of the musicians? various encounters during their musical journey
PATRIOT ROAD: Back to me If it is the sound of Texas music that you are looking for, there is no need to look any further. Take five guys, three of which are veterans and ask what kind of music do you play? The answer could catch you off guard. ?It?s a country, rock, southern rock, blues sound,? said founding member Dennis Phillips, ?We have such a diverse amount of music to draw from there is always something for everyone
8 BALL AITKEN: High water "8 Ball Aitken blends old world sounds and values with a fresh perspective that has been brought up by a true troubadour from down under." ? Uncle Charley ? KHLB
Texas/Red Dirt Radio?s favorite Australian is kicking off his 3-month Texas tour by dropping a new single. 8 Ball?s third release might sound a little different to you with its swampy Texas Blues overtones and background vocals of local songwriter Guthrie Kennard, who also cowrote "High Water".
'Swamp Blues', the new album from 8 Ball, was recorded in the Texas Hill Country town of Wimberly, TX and has been earning high praise from his native home of Australia to his permanent home of Texas
JACK GREEN: Forever again Performed by
Grand 'ole Opry Star and
Country Music Legendand written by Award winning songwriter Marian Lee
WILDHORSE: Fall on your knees and pray Written by Barbara Blevins / Keith Bradford
BILLY MAC: Do you want some Written by Danny Busby & David Dean
CELINE JAQULYNN: Summer winds Written by Dennis DiChiaro
MIKE CONTONI: Can´t keep me down Written and Performed by Mike Contoni
JACKSON NICKELS: Love song for you Written and performed by Jackson Nickels
ROSALIND: Civil war love story Drawing on history and her love for music, Americana songstress Rosalind’s newest single “Civil War Love Song” is sure to resonate with listeners. The single is being released by Lamon Records Nashville and will start hitting radio the first of August. Inspired by a letter by Captain Sullivan Ballou, a Civil War soldier, written to his wife a mere two weeks before dying, the song is emotionally charged and deeply touching. The letter itself shows the intense love Captain Ballou had for both his wife and his country, and even though he knew he was likely to die in the war, felt strongly that this fate was still his duty as a soldier. Those that choose to serve their country, and those that they leave behind, know all too well the immeasurable sacrifice they make in order to do so. As Captain Ballou writes, “Sarah my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break; and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield.” Rosalind modernly translates, “Dreams of us with our children give me such joy. Please forgive me for the pain. If I am lost in battle, remember- I’ll wait for you when we meet again.” “Rosalind brings a level of sincerity and truth to all she writes,” says Dave Moody, Lamon Records’ Grammy® nominated label president. “And she delivers her tunes with powerful vocal performances.” Having a talent for writing music since the 1990s, Rosalind uses her vocals to bring her music to life. “I hope my audience can connect with the sentiments of love, honor, and duty that this song has,” Rosalind shares. No doubt they will, as she emotionally weaves the tale of this fallen soldier, one that is still relevant and can connect, even today. “Civil War Love Song” is at radio now and will be available everywhere music is sold, including iTunes and Amazon
JOHN McCABE: You can never steal a bible Affectionately know as the “Kiwi with the Golden Voice,” John McCabe was born and raised in New Zealand and has been performing to live audiences throughout this country since he was twelve years old. After giving serious thought to expanding his musical horizons, John departed from New Zealand in March of 81 to Canada where he would unknowingly begin one of the most incredible musical adventures that could happen to a young Kiwi finding his way in the world. John quickly gained recognition as a musician/songwriter and singer in Canada and toured extensively, performing on many radio and TV shows. Nashville, Tennessee attracted John’s attention for several years, and throughout his numerous recording sessions there, John established a great working relationship with many of the top recording engineers and publishing houses. John performed along side country greats such as Tom T Hall, Jerry Reed, and Mel Tillis, and has been successful in launching other artists throughout his stay in Canada and the USA, as well as many guest appearances at several large Rodeos. John continues to sharpen his skills at song writing. With the release of John’s self-penned song “You Can Never Steal A Bible.” John has set his sights on becoming a household name in the Country Music Industry
MERCY SHINE: So do I With influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Motley Crue, new music from vocal duo Mercy Shine is sure to bring a new and fresh feel to the country-rock scene. Comprised of Jason Clark and Matt Barfield, Mercy Shine is unapologetically honest and true to themselves. “I want audiences to take the idea that having fun and just being yourself with absolutely no reservations or convictions is more than ok,” Matt writes. Jason adds, “I hope they will know that everyone goes through ups, downs, bad times, good times. And that it’s ok to be yourself.” These messages are what shape their rocking, feel-good, new country single debut “So Do I” produced by Grammy® nominated producer Dave Moody. “Jason and Matt have spent years in the rock arena, playing shows and opening for some of the biggest names in the business. We’re excited to bring their country-rock transformation to a whole new audience,” says Moody. Sharing their own stories and experiences gives audiences a chance to connect with Mercy Shine. “Telling a story is most important as it’s a window into the songwriters soul,” Matt shares. Whether it’s having a good time or sharing a sorrow, anyone can relate to their songs and feel like they know the artists a little bit better. “So Do I” releases to radio in August and is available everywhere great music is sold, including iTunes and Amazon
BEN RANSOM (feat. SHARON O´NEILL) Young years (S) For rising star, Ben Ransom, the Dragon classic "Young Years" holds a special place in his heart. His Mum - who sadly passed away from brain cancer - was looked after by the same palliative care nurse who took care of Marc Hunter in his final days.
Ben's version made it's way to the song's co-writer - Sharon O'Neill. A superstar in her own right, Sharon loved the sentiment and emotion behind Ben's recording that she immediately jumped at the suggestion to record it as a duet - and as a way to honour his Mum and her friend, the late Marc Hunter.
"It was a surreal and amazing experience to have the actual songwriters perform this with me and to do so on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Dragon recording", said Ben. "A truly special moment where the planets aligned and allowed me to share my take on this classic song with some of the legends in the business".
Ben Ransom is an exiting singer songwriter from Sydney who's acclaimed new album, "101", has been gathering momentum since it's release in January 2018.
Sharon O'Neill is an 80's music legend thanks to hits such as "Maxine" and "Physical Favours". She was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2017
MARTIN NILSSON Du och en countrysång (S) Den 14 september släpper Martin Nilsson uppföljarsingeln till ”Lone Ranger” som kom i våras.
Den nya singeln heter ”Du och en countrysång” och är en uptempodänga i en modern prodd som passar både dans- och countrypubliken.
För sexton år sedan vände livet för långtradarchaffisen Martin Nilsson.
En andraplacering i Fame Factory gjorde att Bert Karlsson fick upp ögonen för denne begåvade sångartist med countrymusiken som klistrad vid hjärteroten.
Den musikstilen har legat tryggt förvarad där ända sedan sexårsåldern, då han skrev beundrarbrev till Hasse Andersson och frankt förklarade att han skulle bli countryartist som sin idol när han blev stor.
Drömmen infriades och Martin lirade under många år mellan 100- till 150 jobb om året.
För ett par år sedan blev han kontaktad av Donnez som behövde ha en vikarie för Donald i bandet som hade halsproblem. Ett jobb som Martin hoppade och som sedan renderade i att han blev fast medlem i bandet.
Efter ett tag i Donnez och det otroligt digra turnerandet bandet hade kände Martin att han ville göra sin grej igen och lämnade det hektiska dansbandslivet bakom sig och satsar helt på sin solokarriär som återigen tagit fart.
Sommaren har varit fullsmockad med gig på både festivaler, allsånger, egna konserter och gästframträdanden. Bland annat var han prisutdelare och sjöng Lobe Ranger på Guldklavengalan i Malung tidigare i somras.
Nu är det då dag igen – den här gången med ”Du och en countrysång”
MAX FLINN If I could change time (S) "You’d be hard pressed to find a better symbol for changing the past than Max Flinn. His own journey through adversity shines bright on this song and shows him yearning for the one thing he may have left behind. This song shows it is evident these days that Max is making his own rules and that his honesty, integrity, and love for life is paramount in his world." - Stormy Cooper of Stormy Cooper Media and The Roger Creager Band
SHANE JOSEPHSON: Drought in the country As a resident of the Central West of New South Wales, SHANE JOSEPHSON is only too aware of the devastation being caused by the lack of rain throughout the state. The farmers face a disastrous situation for their livestock, crops and their families.
As lead singer of Australia’s Bush Metal band BURNT EARTH, this is Shanes’ second solo single after his previous release, “A NATION IS BORN”.
As Australia falls behind the ailing farmers in New South Wales, Shane has penned this song in support of those in desperate need of rain
TRACY COSTER: Freedom on the road FREEDOM ON THE ROAD is the 2nd single to be released to radio from Tracy's 7th studio album, COSTER COUNTRY TAKE II, a tribute to my dad. A collection of STAN COSTER originals and is the sequel to the original, COSTER COUNTRY CD released back in 2005.
It was a wonderful experience to rediscover her father’s songs and cover them in her own style, reinventing some of them to introduce to new audiences and connecting with her great mates to create this new CD.
Tracy is joined on this track by long term good friend, BECCY COLE. FREEDOM ON THE ROAD is an anthem almost to travellers, wanderers and gypsies out there. It talks of the joy of getting up to go somewhere new every day and the special type of freedom that comes only with being on the road.
Tracy & Beccy play around just a bit with their banter and you can feel genuine camaraderie between them on this feel-good, fun kind of song.
This track is sure to become a requested favourite on air and with Tracy’s live audiences
BILLY DETTMER: Jenny´s holiday “JENNY’S HOLIDAY was recorded at Beat Tank Studio and features just one voice, (mine) one guitar (one of my beautiful hand-made Cargill Guitars) and a stomp box.
All my songs contain at least 2 stories; this one, at first a simple love song to a beautiful woman who needed a day off, but also the thread of a tale I read, about a little girl who came to Australia from war torn Kosovo named Janina (if I remember correctly) who had never seen the sea, a beach or so much greenery.
Jenny’s Holiday started out as on open E tuning for playing The Blues and initially had a 12 Bar feel plus some slide playing. This is where it ended up.”
MICHELLE WALKER: Backbone
Introducing the new album and title track from Australian country singer songwriter MICHELLE WALKER – BACKBONE. This is the fourth album by Michelle at Kross Kut Records. LINDSAY (WADDO) WADDINGTON has masterfully produced all twelve tracks which showcase Michelle’s versatile song writing ability, plus collaborations with Lindsay himself, TYSON COLMAN, and this current title track co-written with RICK NASH.
So, what is this song all about? It’s pure grit. Hard yakka. It’s the callouses on your hands and the dirt in your eyes and the unwavering love found between family and friends. It comes with a beautifully produced music video by Ross Wood of 171 Entertainment. Filmed in cane fields near Michelle’s home town of Tully, Michelle and husband Steve have used their own harvesting equipment for some of the shots. You’ll also see some of their good mates and the beautiful scenery found in Far North Queensland
DESTINY: Put on a good show DESTINY (Band Oz) are a live band performing not only their original music, but country rock classics and fun tributes too. Since DESTINY’s first release in 2017 they have been blessed with great chart successes for all subsequent releases including many awards and nominations!
Tasmanian audiences have been especially receptive to DESTINY's music with
5 x number 1 songs. The Australian Country Tracks Chart has seen all but one of DESTINY's songs having sustained (mostly Top 5 or Top 10) chart successes too.
'PUT ON A GOOD SHOW' (from album: ‘MAKIN’ MUSIC’) composed by THOMAS LIBRERI, sung by TESSA LIBRERI is a fun, upbeat testament that DESTINY always wants to ‘put on a good show' for their audiences!
ALI S: GirlsBeers, Utes & Rodeo ALI S hails from Boulia, QLD, one of the most isolated and sparsely populated places in the world.
The last 12 months have been incredibly busy for ALI, with his album, ‘COULDN’T DO THIS ON MY OWN’, debuting at Number 2 on iTunes Country Charts, his debut single, ‘I NEED A BEER’, hitting number 3 on iTunes Country Charts and his second single, ‘TALKING ‘BOUT BROOKS AND DUNN’, receiving recognition from KIX BROOKS.
‘GIRLS, BEER, UTES & RODEO’ is the latest single to be released by ALI S. It was co-written with MATT SCULLION and was produced and mixed by SIMON JOHNSON and mastered by JEFF McCORMACK. It is the first single off his second album which will be released in early 2019
GAYLE O´NEIL: reathe in After delivering 3 hit singles from Gayle’s award nominated debut album ‘ROUGH ROAD… the last to be lifted ‘BREATHE IN’ is a very powerful, very personal message of hope.
‘BREATHE IN’ …speaks of the depths of depression yet reminds us to be strong, to hold on, to
‘Hold Your Breath, it’s Almost Over, So Breathe in…
‘BREATHE IN’ is an open letter to yourself, a letter of hope and positivity…...’Breathe In’
NOEL BALFOUR: In my town IN MY TOWN was co-written by Noel with his wife LORNA BARRY on the same day that THE BARRY SISTERS were inducted into the HANDS OF FAME in 1988.
“Lorna and I were so impressed with the beautiful vibes at the ceremony that we wrote the song on the plane on the way home.”
“Lorna was unable to record the song because she was suffering with a severe ear complaint called Hyperacousis which is caused by loud bands, so I’ve taken the opportunity to record it myself and have it released. It has been a sentimental journey for me since Lorna very sadly passed away 4 years ago”
MOLLY MILLINGTON: Daddy´s gotta gun MOLLY MILLINGTON is a prolific singer-songwriter from the NSW Central Coast. She fuses country, folk and a little pop with her quirky lyrics to create dark but playful tunes that connect with people of all ages.
Molly loves to perform her original material while busking and on bigger stages when she gets the opportunity.
Molly’s first EP, COOL LIKE YOU, was recorded in late 2016 by SHANE NICHOLSON and produced by TRENT CRAWFORD.
Her recent EP, DADDY’S GOTTA GUN, was recorded in late 2017 by Grammy Award-winning producer, NICK DIDIA.
DADDY’S GOTTA GUN, the provocatively named title track, showcases her dark but playful storytelling. It’s a tongue-in-cheek story of betrayal and a father’s over-protective instincts
THE COAD SISTERS: Silver wings THE COAD SISTERS are part of the trio PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS, but both PETER COAD and THE COAD SISTERS still release independent albums and singles under their individual names, and this new single is from a forthcoming album from THE COAD SISTERS.
Written by VIRGINIA HERMEL, (of THE COAD SISTERS), ‘SILVER WINGS’ is a tribute to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (celebrating its 90th year in 2018)
As their Dad was once airlifted to Pt Augusta by the Royal Flying Doctor Service when he had a fall in the isolated northern area of South Australia, THE COAD SISTERS have first-hand knowledge of the valuable service the RFDS provides to the Australian outback
GENE BRADLEY FISK: Hair trigger heart It should come as no surprise that GENE BRADLEY FISK has been a fan of Tom Russell and his music for some years now. Gene considers that Tom is “…probably the finest exponent of Americana music on the planet…” and from one outlaw to another, that’s a pretty cool recommendation.
What is surprising is that Tom Russell is not well known to most country music fans in Australia so hopefully Gene’s version of ‘HAIR TRIGGER HEART’ may encourage more interest in his works. It’s a song that Gene has wanted to record from the moment he heard it and now with masterful production by HARRY JON NANOS at his Hideaway recording studio in Lancefield in rural Victoria, that wish has been fulfilled. Hopefully this will be the forerunner of more new material from Gene.
By the way, Tom Russell penned this song as a tribute to famous Mexican revolutionary general ‘Pancho Villa’ – who lived by his own rules
LANCE BIRRELL: The ballad of Kokoda LANCE BIRRELL is one of Australia’s most sought after solo entertainers. A multi-award-winning artist, including a grand finalist in the Golden Guitar Awards. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, having worked with the finest recording artists from Australia and overseas.
Lance’s versatility allows him to cover a wide range of music styles from country through to rock classics.
Very professional, talented and lots of fun!
Based in Dubbo NSW, Lance continues to perform throughout the state during the year and he also makes trips interstate to perform at various music festivals.
Lance Has just released a country solo album, ‘THANKS TO YOU’ which is available at his performances or online on his website.
AMY JACK Got a life to catch (S) Amy Jack is a woman on the move in her driving new country radio single, "Got a Life to Catch." Produced by Merle Haggard, as one of the final projects of his storied career, "Got a Life to Catch" is a powerful ode to making the most of your time while you have it. Amy Jack delivers her trademark vocal style with a relentless, pulsing backing track that keeps the energy high throughout. "Got a Life to Catch" follows Amy Jack's Music Row-charting release, "Jack of All Trades," which received play on more than 80 country stations nationally.
An Oklahoma native, Amy Jack is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer. Raised by a family of music teachers, she sings with ease and conviction. Her uniquely inspiring music has become a mainstay of television sports programming, with her songs featured on ESPN, FOX Sports, Major League Baseball and U.S. Olympic Committee broadcasts. Most recently, Amy Jack's "Dallas Until I Die" was a featured song during the 2018 NFL Draft television broadcast
JOE FIDDLE For the longest walk (A) I oktober 2014 släppte Joe Fiddle debut-ep:n »Where I’ll spend my years«. Redan då pratades det om det nära förestående debutalbumet. Men det blir inte alltid som man tänkt sig. Speciellt inte om man vill att plattan ska bli precis som man tänkt sig. Så nästan fyra år har gått och Joe Fiddle har finslipat, gjort om och spelat in nytt material. Nu är den pressad och klar och den 30 augusti släpps »For The Longest Walk« äntligen.
Joe Fiddle har använt åren som gått på ett klokt sätt och skapat ett starkt personligt album. Ett album som musikalisk inte liknar mycket annat, i Sverige i alla fall. Grovt sett kommer plattan säkert att sorteras in i americana-facket och visst finns här influenser som gör att det är berättigat. Joe Fiddle finger picking har sina rötter i bluegrass och visst svävar Mr Dylans ständigt närvarande ande över några av låtarna. Men här finns även klara influenser från nordisk och brittisk folkmusik. Man kan ana att Joe Fiddle lyssnat och inspirerats av storheter som Nick Drake och Pentangle. Kanske…
Joe Fiddle heter egentligen Joe Nyström och kommer ursprungligen från Älvsbyn i Norrbotten.
Efter att levt som gatumusiker i Dubrovniks gamla stad och vid piren i Santa Monica landade han i Umeå och började fokusera på det egna låtskrivandet. Hans EP från 2014 uppmärksammades framför allt internationellt och resulterade i spelningar och turnéer i Europa.
ANTON GLACKIN The day Hank Williams died (S) Hi Folks, attached find the new single from Belfast singer songwriter Anton Glackin titled "The Day Hank Williams Died". This self penned homage to the Country legend follows Anton's very successful singles" Dust Clouds" and "Don't Rock Where The Alligators Roll". Both songs achieving Number 1 status on the Hotdisc International charts as voted by 750 DJs across the globe. All three tracks will feature on Anton's debut album and a video for the song will be released shortly.
Anton Glackin introduced himself as a talented singer songwriter to the Irish and International Country scene over the past 24 months rolling out two Hotdisc number 1 singles in quick succession,both reaching the top of many station listings. Based in Belfast, Anton has worked and shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest talents including MIDGE URE ,NANCI GRIFFITH ,SMOKIE and BAGATELLE.
Anton’s new single “The Day Hank Williams Died” is another reflective ballad in a traditional wrapping which does not deny his Irish roots but still stays within the Country/Americana envelope and is performed with Anton’s usual passionate inwardly thoughtful treatment of his chosen subject all produced by Plunkett McComb
SHAVONNE Imagine that (S) Hello to all the wonderful DJs around the world. I hope you are all well. Here is a new song a cover of but my version of Patsy Cline's Imagine that. thank you for your incredible support in my music.
TIA McGRAFF One tin soldier (S) Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter.
Hailing from just south of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Tia McGraff is an internationally-renowned, award-winning Americana/singer-songwriter and author. Accompanying Tia on her musical journey is her life/musical partner, Tommy Parham. The two met and married while both were living in Nashville, TN and have enjoyed an extensive career performing, song writing and recording together for more than 12 years.
This cover of seminal folk-rock hit “One Tin Soldier” is in good hands with McGraff and retains much of its folk/rock sound in her recording. Her new album, "Stubborn in My Blood", is a deep feeling and thoughtful album full of the heart and tears defining our lives
SLIM ANDREWS Detroit City (S) Attached is a new release from Slim Andrews for your airplay consideration. The song is the great old country classic, "Detroit City."
Slim's version is wonderful. So many artists who have covered this song have copied the Bobby Bare version, but not Slim. He did it his way, and it's very refreshing to hear. He put so much feeling into it that you can actually hear the emotion in his voice.
Slim turned 87 on June 14. He's still active with his involvement in Maine country music, and he just finished a book about himself, "I Lived Two Lives & Wore Two Hats," that he wrote for his family. As an independent country music artist, Slim, had to have a day job in addition to his seven decade career as a country music performer. In his book Slim gives an account of what it was like to try and balance his two lives.
Slim thanks you for your ongoing support of his music. He's very pleased and grateful to be a part of the
worldwide independent country music family.
PS: Please remember Slim in your prayers as he has been battling some difficult health issues over the past few months
DAVID T DUNN Until the next time (S) With over 100 hundred songs already released, David T. Dunn is obviously an amazing songwriter! This artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but he also effectively channels his deep, emotive, and resonating vision through an impressive command of the Country, Folk, Blues, Rock, and Americana genres. To be more precise, David’s overall sound is an amazingly varied fusion of these aforementioned genres.
Until The Next Time, Dunn artfully employs his skills as both an eloquent songwriter and more than able balladeer. The song has a broad appeal across Country, Americana and Adult Contemporary formats
Most people know Aaron Lee Tasjan as one of the wittiest, most offbeat, brilliant, weed-smokin’ & LSD microdosin’ Americana troubadours writing and singing songs today. And the New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone will all gladly corroborate. But steel yourselves, folk fans, because he’s about to follow his restless muse straight out from under the weight of everyone’s expectations into the kind of glammy, jingle-jangle power-pop- and- psych-tinged sounds he hasn’t dabbled in since his younger days playing lead guitar for a late-period incarnation of The New York Dolls.
Really, the roots of Tasjan’s new record, Karma for Cheap, stretch even deeper, drinking up the sounds of a Southern California childhood spent listening to The Beatles while riding around with his mom at the wheel of their navy blue Volvo station wagon—back to the very first pre-teen year he picked up a six-string and started figuring out all the pretty little chords in those Lennon-McCartney tunes. Back to the pure, blissful unfiltered innocence of falling in love with music for the first time. But more on that later. First, let’s ponder the brutish realities of the American Swamp.
Aaron Lee Tasjan says he aims to use his music for good, but he’s no protest singer. And Karma for Cheap isn’t some heavy-handed, didactic political record cramming a set of talking points down anyone’s throat. It’s a finely tuned rock & roll seismograph measuring the dark and uncertain vibrations of the time in which it was created. A cracked mirror reflecting back the American zeitgeist in this foul year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eighteen.
“When you’re a songwriter,” Tasjan says, you’re dealing in truths and untruths—that’s part of your commerce as a citizen of the world. And anything coming along that’s threatening to blur that line is a threat to your livelihood as a working American.”
Take it from Tasjan and Karma for Cheap, being a songwriter in the post-truth world of Trump’s America ain’t easy. Tasjan valiantly wrestles with this new normal in songs like “Set You Free” (“it’s a smokescreen scene and nobody knows what’s real”—fake news!) and “The Truth Is So Hard to Believe.” What will we do when we can no longer map the line between fact and fiction? When we exist in a world where the truth is unknowable and we’re at the mercy of liars and charlatans? “Hearts in chains and hands are off the wheel,” Tasjan sings in hypnotic staccato, tapping the collective cultural anxiety of all the rattled millions drifting off each night to a new American dream, one in which we’re all in a big red, white and blue camaro fishtailing down some winding tree-lined road in the bible-black dark, white-knuckle-clutching the oh-shit bar, accelerator glued to the floor and not a soul in the driver’s seat.
“The sound of this new record is a little more rough and ready, more raw than anything I’ve done before,” Tasjan says. “Seems like a good time for it. We’re living in a pretty raw feed right now, and a lot of these new songs reflect that. They deal with with being stuck in the deluge of horseshit every day. On social media, you see people suckered into getting all irate over some post that, in the end, turns out to be completely fake. We have to be aware of these mindsets, these traps and emotional pitfalls that send us spinning. Music for me is a comfort thing. And I’m trying to sing about all this to remind myself not to get caught up in the game. There are a lot of people out there carrying the burden of this weird, twisted world we’re living in at the moment on their shoulders. So I tried to write a record that offers some comfort, encouragement and hope to those people, as much as it’s possible to be hopeful right now.”
Karma for Cheap is Tasjan’s third LP and second for his label New West Records, based in his current hometown of Nashville. The record was co-produced by ALT and his friends Jeff Trott (Stevie Nicks, Liz Phair, Meiko, Joshua Radin) and Gregory Lattimer (Albert Hammond Jr.) and features Aaron Lee’s road band—guitarist Brian Wright, bassist Tommy Scifres and drummer Seth Earnest—with whom he’s been touring heavily for the last two years.
While the stylistic shift from Tasjan’s palpably stoned ‘70s-country-channeling 2015 debut, In the Blazes, to his more sophisticated, introspective and lushly produced 2016 follow-up, Silver Tears, was relatively incremental, Karma’s rocked-up Brit-pop-influenced Beatles-Bowie-Badfinger vibes underscore a significant departure. The album boldly reminagines these vintage sounds, pushing the boundary of what can be considered Americana. With Karma, Tasjan establishes himself as an artist who not only evolves over time, but isn’t afraid to risk reinventing himself completely from one record to the next.
“It’s always a goal for me to be able to not listen to the part of my brain that cares what other people think, and just do something really pure and from the heart,” he says. “I needed this album to have a sense of adventure and mystery, to feel a little shaky and dangerous at times—something that wasn’t the obvious choice in terms of what people already like about what I do. I’ve come to realize that I’m a searcher, which means I’m going to be searching forever.” Aaron Lee pauses and laughs at the notion, and what’s in store for the rest of his life—ticket bought, ride in progress. “Yep, this is never going to end,” he says. “No oasis, no safe harbor to stop and say, ‘Well, I’ve gotten here, and now I’m good.’ In some ways it’s a harsh realization—living in that type of headspace can cause a lot of turmoil. But if you can find beauty in the mundane… well, there you go. I’ve definitely been making more of an effort to enjoy the journey.”
For all the album’s wrestling with social and political discord and the stresses of modern life due to the grand experiment of social media and the unforgiving tractor beam of the world-wired-web, Karma for Cheap finds its silver lining in the innocence of a wide-eyed kid’s maiden voyage into the electrifying thrall of rock & roll. The heaviness of the lyrical content is tempered by the joy and wonder of an artist reconnecting with what made him fall in love with playing music in the first place. The sound of it, the way it made him feel when he was 11 years old and it was all still as new as a fresh coat of spray paint from the can of some smug delinquent. That was 1997—the year Tasjan moved from Ohio to California, and scored his first guitar and a stack of iconic CDs by The Beatles, Oasis and Tom Petty.
A huge sonic touchstone for ALT’s new record is The Beatles Anthology, one of his childhood favorites. In songs like “If Not Now When,” “Song Bird” and “The Rest Is Yet to Come,” you can hear echoes of George Harrison’s vibrant guitar riffs and Jeff Lynne’s lavish production on those lo-fi John Lennon demos the surviving Beatles dug up and polished off in the mid ‘90s. “‘Free As A Bird’ and ‘Real Love’—those were my jams when I first started playing guitar,” Tasjan says. “I was learning those and a lot of other Beatles songs. And then Oasis came out with ‘Wonderwall’ and I was like, oh that’s The Beatles for my generation, and I became obsessed with them, too.”
Perhaps the most poignant moment on Karma for Cheap is the anthemic, hypnotic “Heart Slows Down,” a tune rife with musical and lyrical references to the Beatles and Tom Petty, anchored by an unforgettable chorus with a Traveling Wilburys vibe that finds the sweet spot between Tasjan’s two earliest musical heroes. “When I was a kid, my favorite CD to fall asleep to was Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits, and the last song is a cover of that Thunderclap Newman song ‘Something in the Air.’ From the time I was a little kid to when I was teenager, I used to listen to that song on headphones almost every night—I heard it in that space between wake and sleep so many times. And Tom’s passing—he was a really big hero of mine, so it hit me pretty hard. We were in Seattle playing a show when I heard, and it was a heavy thing to process. But all of those elements are there in ‘Heart Slows Down.’ The chorus, ‘I will always be around,’ is a reminder that all the good you ever got out of listening to this music is still around you. You’ll always have that.”
Country Datum: 2018-08-17 Label: ISRC:
RAUL MALO Nashville Acoustic Session (A) The velvet-voiced Raul Malo meets a small acoustic string combo on a collection of country and pop standards, and the result is The Nashville Acoustic Sessions, a masterpiece of heartbreak songs and heavenly performances. The Grammy winning vocalist of the Mavericks joins all-star musicians Pat Flynn (New Grass Revival, Bela Fleck) on Guitar, Rob Ickes (Blue Highway, Patty Loveless) on Dobro, and Dave Pomeroy (The Chieftans, Emmylou Harris) on Bass, performing classic songs by Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, The Louvin Brothers, Van Morrison, Roy Orbison and more. Full of elegant, bluegrass-tinged torch songs, The Nashville Acoustic Sessions explores the thrilling depths of despair and delightful heights reached by Malo’s incomparably lonely tenor.
RAUL MALO --Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
PAT FLYNN - Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Backing Vocals
ROB ICKES - Dobro, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals
DAVE POMEROY - Basses
LENNY CASTRO - Percussion
SIEDAH GARRETT - Backing Vocals
BLANDADE ARTISTER Nashville Radio Promotions - Summer 2018 (A) Nashville Radio Promotions was started back in 2012 when a group of independent record label owners joined forces in promoting their artists to radio. It now represents 14 independent record labels and numerous unsigned artists.
T.J. SPARKS: Hold on
RON JOHNSON: Long black train
J.K. COLTRAIN: Cowboy´s prayer Written by Award Winning Songwriter Dennis DiChiaro. Special thanks to Colene Walters
KENT MAXSON Pictures on the fridge (S) I had the idea for this song for many years. It started out when I was looking at pictures of my children on my mother’s and mother-in-law’s refrigerators. My mother-in-law had a picture of one of my daughters holding a small six inch fish she had caught that my daughter swore was, “a whopper.” My mother had pictures of my youngest daughter when she cut her hair and shaved her eyebrows as a little girl, and another one of me and my third daughter at her high school prom. I then noticed that everywhere I went people and friends where posting pictures of their families on their refrigerators. It was like the universal scrapbook of the family’s history. I shared this idea with several writers and no one seemed to get it….. except for Alyssa Trahan. When I mentioned the idea of ‘Pictures On The Fridge” to her she immediately came up with the line “Where I’m six years old, next to Dad with a fish that we caught in the river” not knowing that a picture or my daughter holding up a fish was what inspired me to write this song. That is the kind of chemistry that makes a great song. This song is one of my personal favorites because I relive a few special moments with my daughters every time I hear it
BLANDADE ARTISTER Diamondback Records - August 2018 (A)
B. JEFF STONE: Honey do It’s a long story, but well worth the time to learn how Honey Do proves he’s a man!
SARA LOU & THE COWBOY: Just stay This husband & wife team (Sara Lou & Darren Oliver) bring us a lively
country tune; She rides out on her horse & she ain’t got room in the saddle for his battles…so just stay!
ALLEN KARL: Deal the cars Well he’s on his way to Vegas in a bright red Eldorado with a handful of hundred dollar bills
MITCH SNOW: Ages ago It’s only been a short while since we met & since you left; but it seems like ages ago
GEORGE LONGARD: Linda Lou A true county song in the style of Nova Scotia’s favorite artist.... the one & only Hank Snow
DENNIS BLAIR: Not a good idea Mr. Versatility... Comedian, actor, country singer/songwriter, Jazz singer (?) What’s that?
A brand new Jazz album just released (for this agenda, maybe we can call it “country jazz”?)
BETTY OVERSTREET: Drinking from my saucer Life is good for this lady of faith, and she knows it; that’s why she’s drinking from her saucer
REX ALLEN, Jr: The Tennessee stud From the CD Garage Songs Xll;
He never woulda’ made it through the Arkansas mud if he hadn’t been ridin’ on the
THE LONG & SHORT OF IT: Just give it all you got Great advice from a couple of super stars who live it with every song they produce!!
KATHY KEOGH: The heart that Jack broke Southern California singer / songwriter extraordinaire!
“Hello, Jack... how ya’ doin’ since you broke my heart?”... this gal writes great songs!
DENNIS MARSH: The green, green grass of home A classic country song by one of New Zealand’s premier artists, done to perfection!
DENNIS BLAIR: If I had my way Another “country jazz” song by this very talented artist, with what he’d do if he had his way
PHILLIP CLARKSON & SARAH PATRICK: Your love has a mind of it´s own They both feel the absence of their love, which leads them to a logical conclusion
GLENN ERICKSON: Planet Earth Space alien reviews planet earth & compares it sadly with his home planet
PETER TRENHOLM: My second time around Recorded with bluegrass legend, Ray Legere; from a true life experience with a friend who felt it his duty to convert everybody
GAIL RUSSELL & TREVOR STEVENS: Living in autumn He sees a tear in her eye and figures out why she’s crying; then the tables are turned
DOLLY DUNN: Stopping time with a picture prolific singer / songwriter with another real country song.
Sometime when she feels lonely, she picks up a picture & it stops time for that moment
RYAN SOMERVILLE: My own funeral This guy is determined to be there for his own funeral & he has it all planned out!
RAY TOMBS: He stopped loving her today Old “possum George” would be proud of this rendition of “the best country song ever”!
GLENN ERICKSON: Old broken heart Look what you’ve done, you broke her heart; & what can you do with an old broken heart?
ANITA WAGNER A woman for you (A) We present for your Listeners the Brand New Album of Anita Wagner "A Woman For You"
famous female Singer of the Eurovision Song Contest. She participated in the contest 1984.
THE COUNTRY BOYS Luther played the boogie (S) Howdy,
I'm proud to announce the 2nd Single out Release "Luther played the Boogie" to the world's greatest DJ's. It is the 2nd single release from my EP-CD "SAM HALL" (High Cotton Records LC 14575 GERMANY) from THE COUNTY BOYS located in the South of Germany.
This Song is a heartintensive relict of Cash greatest Songs makin the stage bumpin and the crowd yellin´.
The CD of the 3 County Boys from the beautiful Swabia, more specifically from the beautiful County Reutlingen near Stuttgart, describes their creative Honky Tonk Work from their authentic Performances with a Touch of an OUTLAW Feeling.
The Country Boys are Marc Holmes (UK) on bass, Frank Brodmann (D) at the drums and Andy Keinath (D) at the E, at the A-Git and the vocals.
ROBBIE FULKS & LINDA GAIL LEWIS Wild Wild Wild (EP) Grammy-nominated Chicago singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks and Memphis rock royalty Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee Lewis's little sister!) have joined forces for a new album 'Wild! Wild! Wild!,' coming out August 10th, 2018. This exclusive NoiseTrade release features two new songs from the album: the rollicking rock-n-roll throwback title track; and the perfect slice of honky tonk balladry "I Just Lived a Country Song." Also included are three outtakes from Robbie's 'Wild! Wild Wild!' pre-production sessions, including "demo" versions of two album tracks, plus the ragtimey slow-burner "I Went to Mississippi (and All I Got Was the Blues)."
JORDAN MOGEY Love Lovin´ You (A) Released in 2 weeks time the collection was produced by Clive Culbertson and features some of Ireland's best country musicians working their magic on a 12 track compendium entirely written by Jordan and two of Nashville's best writers, Gerald Smith (What Part of No-Lorrie Morgan/ Every Second-Collin Raye) and Kent "Max" Maxson (From Where I'm Sitting-Gary Allan). Jordan's throw back style has garnered many fans around the world including music impresario Louis Walsh. " I love Jordan's voice and retro Country style he is the real deal".So wrap your ears around this sincere,pure, dyed in the wool Country album
JEFF CLAYBORN: Caddy in the Campground Uncommon as a seven-point buck in December, true country gentlemen are hard to find.
Jeff Clayborn (JC) subscribes to a brand of organic country that can?t be replaced or altered. A Texas tumbleweed with down home roots, Clayborn sports Southern swagger from his signature low-brimmed hat to his cowboy boots.
Brewed in a story and distilled in mystique, Jeff Clayborn?s ?Good Bar Attender? is 100-proof country. The debut, boot-stomping single is an anthem for the working man?s truth, and has made its mark on the Texas Regional Radio Report Top 40. The music video brings audiences to their feet, featuring comedy king Chad Prather (as ?Lucky?).
High on overwhelming support from the home Texas market, JC is hitting new markets and soaring to new heights with his brand new single, ?Caddy in the Campground,? written by Clayborn and award-winning writers, Chuck Ebert and Betsy Walter.
DUSTIN SONNER: Drinkin´ alone Dustin Sonnier is a country music artist born and raised in Vatican, Louisiana. The multi- instumentalist, singer/songwriter has performed across the USA and beyond. While leaning more towards a traditional style, Dustin has a unique blend of country, rock & blues. March of 2016 marked the release of his new album entitled, Country , which yielded the Top 20 hit, "Whiskey Makes Her Miss Me". Shortly after the success of Whiskey Makes Her Miss Me, Dustin released the Top 10 single "People Like Me" and August of 2017 saw the release of "Neither Do I". Dustin is back with a brand new single entitled "Drinkin' Alone" and it's COUNTRY!
WESLEY MICHAEL HAYES: Baby hold on Written by Wesley Michael Hayes
BRENT GIDDENS: Texas Wildfire Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brent Giddens treats each song he writes with a painstaking level of dedication, reverence, respect and as he?ll readily admit, even a bit of obsession. Giddens wrote tirelessly before his new album released on February 1st, 2018. The 10-track album features songs such as his current single, "Why I'm Single" and "Happy Place" along with two new tracks, including ?The Mechanic", and "I Wanna Ride." The Album, RED DIRT BLUES follows the Oklahoma-based performer?s successful debuts, 2017?s WORTH IT, and 2014's HOME TO OKLAHOMA.
The goal going forward then, Giddens insists, is to never remain stagnant. He has a packed touring and playing schedule, and always tries to make time for writing new music.
HIGH COUNTRY: Country bar Jason Ashley and Chris Kummer have come together to develop the new powerful sound of the new project High Country. The new single release is Country Bar set for release July 25.
PRESLEY PHILLIPS: Last rodeo Hey y?all I?m Presley Phillips! Love and Bad Habits is my first-ever single, I?m so thankful to be able to finally get to share my stories with you guys through country music! I hope ya?ll enjoy listening to Love and Bad Habits, I can?t wait for y?all to hear what?s next!
JAKE FLINT: Long road back home Tulsa-based singer-songwriter Jake Flint is deeply entrenched in the Red Dirt music scene. His sophomore single ?Long Road Back Home? is the highly anticipated follow-up to his successful debut release, ?Cowtown,? which was well-received by radio and fans alike. ?Long Road Back Home? is a lively up tempo song about the excitement of returning to beloved family and friends, and vividly captures the emotional anticipation of going back to your roots. Jake currently maintains a busy live performance and radio interview schedule across Oklahoma and Texas
HILL COUNTRY REVIVAL: Drove me anywhere Hill Country Revival is a Texas Country / Red Dirt act with a good dose of Southern Rock in the entertaining mix. Even though some of the band members hail from Montana and Georgia, they sure made it fast to Texas to form Hill Country Revival with their Texas bandmates.
Heading out of one of the gateways to the Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs, the band decided to embrace their surroundings by incorporating the famous tourist destination into their band name.
A first single ?That's What I Think Too? cracked the Texas Regional Radio Charts and is currently still hanging on - so please call your local Red Dirt station and request our/your song to be played on the air.
After gaining foot in the Austin-San Antonio area, the quartet is now poised to expand its touring radius to the whole Lonestar state and share the music with their fans
BETH NOBLE: All I need Beth Noble is taking over the airwaves with the rockin' tunes and catchy lyrics from her recently released EP, ?The Story of Her Life.? Full of energy and spunk, Beth is wooing the hearts of audience members everywhere she goes. Originally from East Texas, Beth started her music career at a young age singing old Hymns in her parent?s restaurant, Pine Mills Catfish. Now she continues to make music in Austin, TX, along with her dad, keeping the music in their family alive! She has played all over Texas, from Austin to Houston to Dallas, making life long fans along the way! This summer, Beth is excited to be releasing her new single, "All I Need", and can't wait for people to hear it!
DRAKE HAYES BAND: Blood red moon Blood Red Moon? comes from an album that is full of honest real-life tunes. In fact, the soon to be released album is appropriately titled ?Life?. Written by Drake and his buddy Matt Morgan, ?Blood Red Moon? is about going all out and having a little fun every once in a while, and not sweating the small stuff.
The Drake Hayes Band is looking to build on their recent success. Since the bands formation in 2014, they have been on a steady climb up which includes charting higher and higher each single and seeing the territory they cover while touring grow. ?Life? is the next step and ?Blood Red Moon? is kicking off the party.
THE MARCUS LINDSEY BAND: Fridaynititus Marcus Lindsey is a Texas country singer/songwriter currently based out the DFW area. Marcus grew up around the east Texas town of Lone Oak and began singing at a very early age, picking up guitar shortly afterwards. Once finished with high school, he toured America as frontman of the band Deuces Wild. The group disbanded in 1999, and Marcus has continued to be at the forefront of Texas country singers, blending classic and modern country into his own unique sound that won him a Terry Award in 2007 for Vocalist Of The Year. Mr. Lindsey currently performs all over Texas as the leader of his own group and continues to set new standards and redefine the country genre
NATALIE ROSE: My South Natalie's latest single "My South" is from her forthcoming album, produced by Kent Wells, lead guitarist and producer of Dolly Parton. It presents yet another step in the evolution of her artistry. A summertime anthem that is sure to have fans singing along with familiar themes of everyday life in the country, "My South" is an up tempo Country rocker that gives the Texas firebrand the room to stretch out vocally and showcase the full range of her singing abilities. Based on her upward momentum to date, growing fan base and increasingly busy tour schedule, one can be assured that Natalie Rose will ?do everything? possible to keep her fans engaged for many years to come
JARROD STERRETT & THE HIRED GUNS: On Mo´s wall Jarrod Sterrett & The Hired Guns are one of the busiest honky tonk bands in East Texas. The band has had 4 singles on the Texas Radio Chart each one went to number 1 on cdtex downloads. They can be found every week on the road packing dancehalls and bars all across Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Louisiana.
Jarrod Sterrett started the band while attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas and honing his unique stage presence. His blend of traditional country roots, Red Dirt influences, and a honky tonk spirit combine to form one of the most entertaining shows in all of country music.
The band is now releasing a new single called "On Mo's Wall". Visit www.jarrodsterrett.com for more info and tour dates, and of course keep up with the band at reverbnation.com/jarrodsterrettthehiredguns
REVEREND´S DAUGHTER: Down here in Texas Reverend's Daughter isn't just a band it's a new step up for Texas music! An original blend of 5 ingredients that when put together create songs that will slap you across the face or make you want to grab a box of tissues. With Raymond Smith on drums, Ron on lead guitar, Albert on bass, Leonard on keys, and D-rock on vocals these guys live it! Not only do they put on a show of pure heart but they will have your head bobbing back in forth and your feet two stepping like there's no tomorrow !
These musicians are influenced by the most profound rock'n'roll, rap, punk, metal, folk, blue grass, blues, hip hop and Texas country sounds in existence. These guys portray it all!! The band came together in Portland, TX, about 10 miles north of Corpus Christi. This is where they spread their influence and where you have to check them out! The stories in these songs will touch you and make you a believer in the musical movement they are creating
JESSE RAUB, Jr: Sittin´ here A native Texan hailing from Magnolia, Texas, Jesse uses his roots and captures his love for his family and friends in the songs that he writes and sings. As the frontman of his own band. Jesse has spent the last 10 years traveling throughout the great state of Texas, rocking every venue he?s entered. By bringing in the traditional Texas Country sounds and merging them with true Southern Rock, Jesse has created a show that will keep the crowd on their feet throughout the entire show.
His unique voice and true country twang continue to captivate his audiences as he merges the classic sounds of Haggard and Jones with the rocking sounds of Hank and Dwight Yoakam to create a high energy and entertaining show every night
MICHAEL GUTIERREZ: Keep on rollin´ Traditional country resurgence group, Michael Gutierrez and Keeper Of The Plains captures the country sound and lyrics that fans been looking for. The Fort Worth, Texas based band has spent the last few years perfecting their signature blend of Texas Country with classic roots that offer music that must be heard. His brand-new single, Keep On Rollin, is the band?s first official release to country radio where it made its appearance on the Music Row Breakout Chart and still rising taking its place at #42 the week of June June 28. The single, Keep On Rollin?, releases officially to Texas Radio in July 2018 and will be followed up with performance dates and radio tours throughout the State. With the inspiring lyrics of a blue-collar worker and Gutierrez?s gritty vocals, this single is sure to leave its mark on every listener with its nostalgic sound while fitting the current country radio platform
DONICE MORACE: WD-40 and the duct tape WD-40 & Duct Tape was such a blast to record! There isn't a guy that this song doesn't relate to...thinking WD-40 and duct tape can fix anything, even relationships. Very traditional and light-hearted just in time for the summer!
TONY WATSON Lady is my own (S) Tony Watson, a multi-talented singer/songwriter is an accomplished musician playing a variety of instruments, both string and percussion. This West Virginia native honed his country style while performing nationally and internationally with both symphonies and rock/country bands. This internationally ranked artist enjoys a global fan base and is the winner of the 2017 Best Male Vocalist Award from the Artist Music Guild.
Lady Is All My Own grabs you from the very beginning with it's blend of heartfelt country lyrics driven by driven by a rocking edge!
DANNY PHEGAN (FEAT. MATT SCULLION): What a life DANNY PHEGAN is a Cattle, Sheep and Crop farmer from the Southern Riverina. WHAT A LIFE is the third single from Danny’s ARIA chart-topping album, FROM WHERE I STAND.
WHAT A LIFE (co-written by and featuring MATT SCULLION) is a celebration of country life when the working week is done!
SHELLY JONES BAND: Highways HIGHWAYS is the first single release and title track from the SHELLY JONES BAND’S highly anticipated new album. Co-written by Shelly and Lester, HIGHWAYS is an energetic country rock song that immerses you with all the freedoms experienced when travelling on the wide-open road.
The husband and wife duo’s new album has all of the characteristics they have become well known for. Catchy tunes, beautiful harmonies, great musicianship and heartfelt lyrics. The album also showcases their sophisticated song-writing and blends in a few popular re-worked covers for familiarity.
The album HIGHWAYS is available via the official Shelly Jones Band website
DON ALLEN: If she would only call IF SHE WOULD ONLY CALL is Don’s next release from his upcoming album, freshly recorded during his latest visit to Nashville USA.
Don was honoured to be able to record this song written by one of his very good friends – ALAN PERCY. Alan is not only a profound pedal steel player and guitar picker, but he also writes a damn good song
BRAD MARKS: What if you can This is BRAD MARKS’ fourth single, this time co-written with JAY COLLIE (JONAH’S ROAD).
The song bears the message that in life different things may hold you back – yourself, your worries, your fears or what people may think of you and the way they react to certain of your decisions. At the end of the day it’s your life, your choice and you should strive to do that which makes you happy and gives strength as, quite often, those things we allow to hold us back were of no consequence. Strive to be the happiest and most confident person you can be.
The song was arranged and produced by ROD MOTBEY at Tracking Dog Studios and captures Brad’s vocal talent with a powerful message
TERRY BENNETTS AND ALISHA SMITH: Chicken pickin´ “This is the first single from my new Instrumental Album, ‘GUITAR PICKER’ and it is a duet performed with our mate from Queensland, ALISHA SMITH. Alisha is well-known in the Bush Ballad music scene as the ‘Guitar Pickin’ Chicken’ so it seems appropriate for us to do it together as a duet.
This album has been a labour of love for me as I have been playing the guitar since I was thirteen years old and I always include quite a few instrumentals in my shows. I have been asked many times if I had a CD with me just playing guitar so this album, ‘GUITAR PICKER’ was born.” – Terry Bennetts
JAMES STEWART KEENE: Really need you tonight JAMES STEWART KEENE offers another outstanding track to radio from his ARIA Top 40 Australian Country Artist charting album, CHARM OFFENSIVE, with the emotionally driven REALLY NEED YOU TONIGHT.
Co-written by James and STEVE McNAUGHTON, the song was produced by ROD MOTBEY at Tracking Dog Studios and features Rod’s inspirational and intricate guitar playing.
The song is truly heartfelt and goes out to anyone who has ever experienced the tyranny of distance from a loved one. REALLY NEED YOU TONIGHT is a definite for your playlist with James’ unmistakable country rock sound.
Look out for the song’s music video, to be available to TV and YouTube in August.
The CHARM OFFENSIVE album is available through all good music stores and digital music retailers through Fanfare Country/Sony Music Australia
STEVE CHEERS: Waving at trains “The goal of ‘seizing the day’ is one I’ve always strived for, and whilst it’s easily applied to the big picture, it’s just as important in the small and everyday. So, whilst standing in 40+ degree heat at Movie World watching our youngest child do laps on a little train didn’t seem so exciting at the time it did at least prompt a re-epiphany. Her look of joy after each lap took me from “Thank goodness this is the last time I’ll have to do this” to “Oh, this is the last time I’ll get to do this!” The key of course is realising that we rarely recognise the ‘last time’ for things we take for granted. When we can, then we are engaged with life, rather than just watching it pass us by.” – Steve Cheers
GREG WILLIAMS & RON BUCKPITT: Hold´er, Hold´er, Hold´er! “HOLD’ER, HOLD’ER, HOLD’ER!” is the new single for GREG WILLIAMS, featuring “spruiking” from RON BUCKPITT. Co-written by RON BUCKPITT and GREG WILLIAMS, this toe-tapper is a happy celebration of early to mid-20th Century Australian travelling country shows.
The focus is strongly on the very popular Roy Bell’s Boxing Troupe’s tent show but embracing the whole cacophony and variety of these annual local events, mentioning other tent show entertainment.
As well as singing & co-writing the song, GREG WILLIAMS also produced this recording at Tamworth Recording Suite.
He captures the noisy, exciting show atmosphere right from the start, with bass drum and bells that typified the boxing troupe’s character, including crowd noise and musical background to bring the listener back to the wonderful chaotic country show’s atmosphere
SANDRA PEARN AND WAYNE ELLIOTT: Hard year on the land SANDRA PEARN and WAYNE ELLIOTT are two Artists from a popular band in Tasmania called LIVE IT UP. Wayne is formerly from Butti (NSW). Sandra has lived in Tasmania all her life. Both have been successful in the Music Industry with many awards to their credit in Song writing Competitions throughout the country.
To complete the song, Sandra and Wayne teamed up with JOHN and ANNE DOHERTY, renowned throughout Australia for their song writing skills and whose awards include Australia & New Zealand Song Writers Award (2003), Australia & New Zealand Broadcasters Award (2008), to name a few.
HARD YEAR ON THE LAND is a song about the struggle that Australian Farmers are facing daily, dealing with the elements and the effects of Climate change.
The song came about when Wayne’s partner Christine distressingly watched the rising flood waters of the Tasmanian 2016 floods on the riverbank in front of their home as the cattle were being washed out to sea.
Sandra was encouraged throughout her life by her father, who himself was involved in old time Dance Music for many years and released a CD at the remarkable age of 79.
Wayne is a Talented Guitarist and also plays Bass and Mandolin. He has backed some top artists and still performs at the Tamworth Festival each year. Wayne was a finalist in the Tiara awards in 2000. Wayne’s dedication and experience in music is shown in the finished product of this song.
Sandra and Wayne have now combined their music and hope to produce their first duet CD soon
ROSS WEBB: You & me “Hailing from the Southern Highlands in NSW, I only got into singing and performing around 5 years ago. What a ride it has been since then. Being an avid Country Music fan and influenced by Artists such as Zac Brown, Chris Stapleton, away we went with my wife and good mate. Performing around the highlands, and Southern NSW, along with juggling my day job as a banker.
The song, YOU & ME was born basically from trips that my wife and I take to visit various music festivals in Australia. Wanting to see this great Country, our mode of travel has always been by road so you get to see and experience the people in all the great little towns that we have. Our kids have never really been interested in tagging along but as usual they would be there waiting for us when we got back, usually complaining that there is no food in the house. So it is all about our road trips and the fun we have had along the way.
Hopefully this is just the start of a journey into the music landscape and look forward to where the ride takes us.”- Ross Webb
BRENDAN DUGAN: Honky tonk heroes “Some voices have that intangible quality that makes them instantly recognisable. The velvety rich baritone of BRENDAN DUGAN is one such voice. Most singers can't even think to the low notes he can reach, although his familiar tone evolved a few years after his television debut. Fresh-faced BRENDAN DUGAN won ‘Studio One - New Faces’ as a 16-year-old in 1968 and became a star overnight in New Zealand.” (Audio Culture)
However, it was other TV programmes Like TVNZ’s ‘Country Touch’, that was hosted by Tex Morton, and ‘That’s Country’, which debuted in 1980, that made BRENDAN DUGAN a household name in New Zealand.
The early 1980s saw the first of many trips to the United States for the International Country & Western Music Association Awards in Fort Worth, Texas, with Kiwi Country Artists, including one that Australians will be familiar with, Patsy Riggir. Later trips brought appearances on TV shows such as ‘Nashville Now’ and ‘The Barbara Mandrell Show’, engagements at all manner of honky tonks, and a performance on the ‘Grand Ole Opry’ in Nashville.
In 1992, Dugan released his first solo album since 1985. One of the songs was by Brendan’s old mate, the late RICHIE PICKETT. The song, ‘HONKY TONK HEROES’, tells of all the passed loved big country stars jamming in heaven and was re-mastered and recently released on the Kiwi Country TV - Compilation ‘Best Kept Kiwi Secrets’.
With a career spanning 50 years. Brendan can still pack a club and theatre with full houses in New Zealand, but never has Brendan Dugan released a single into Australia until now. He hopes that Australian Country Music Fans will love what he has to offer
THOMAS GABRIEL Long Way Home (A) Hi Everyone. Here is the full Thomas Gabriel album "Long Way Home" now available on iTunes Amazon Apple music Spotify etc. TG is the grandson of Johnny Cash.In my opinion he takes up where Johnny left of in the Rick Reuben's mode. A fine album which will be backed up by touring later this year.
TONI WEST You blew my mind (S) Hi there Goran! Here is my latest recording "You Blew My Mind" - written by myself and Geoff Taggart - I do hope you have chance to listen if it is suitable for your show. Thanks for your time
ALI S Couldn´t do this on my own (A) Ali S hails from Boulia in North West QLD, one of the most isolated and sparsely populated places in the world. 2017 saw Ali release, his 1st album “Couldn’t Do This On My Own”, which debuted at Number 2 on the Australian iTunes Country Charts, his debut single, ‘I Need A Beer’, hit number 3 on the Australian iTunes Country Charts and his second single, “Talking Bout Brooks and Dunn”, received recognition from Kix Brooks who publicly announced his love of Ali’s tribute song to the great duo.
Ali S is known to many Australia’s as the bloke who has an appreciation for the Channel Country not seen since the likes of Slim, with a voice that is likened to Buck Owens and Brooks and Dunn.
Ali’s debut album, ‘Couldn’t Do This On My Own’, is available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play as well as from his website for download or hardcopy
JORDAN FOSTER Work on you (S) From his hometown of Somerset, Kentucky, Jordan Foster embraces a unique and true sound of Country Music holding tight to his southern roots. Having been raised in the heart of Kentucky, Jordan has developed a sound you can both hear and feel. Jordan is a gifted singer/songwriter and has been performing and honing his skills since he was a young boy.
His new music video is being featured on several cable channels, as well as all social media outlets. Jordan performs his music as a true professional, with respect to all the great performers that came before him. He is destined to have a long and promising career.
His recently released new CD, "Jordan Foster - In Black and White", has twelve (12) original songs that Jordan has written from the heart and featuring his new single, "Work on You", making an impact with radio
Originally presented in 2007 in the album "Just beginnings"!
There has never been any question in Jim's mind as to what he wanted to do with his life. - Sing, Entertain and share music with the world. Born in Toledo, OH, this city boy with country roots, heart and sound took to the stage at the age of 14. Playing guitar and singing lead with his own band, he has worked all over the United States. Jim spent most of the 80's and 90's bringing great top 40 country music to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana playing 5 to 6 nights a week.
Jim has opened for acts like Del Reeves, Waylan Jennings, Johnny Russell, T. G. Shepard, John Conley and Johnny Paycheck, just to name a few. Jim performed in Nashville at Fan Fair in 1992-1994. He was awarded API's Male Star Of Tomorrow at a ceromony in Nashville in 1992 and Male Vocalist in 1993. In 1992, Jim released his first CD "Just Beginnings" on an independent label. The first single from that CD, "Hell Raisin' Whiskey Chasin" topped the International Billboard charts at #19. In 1995, Jim released his second album "Ways of Life" also on an indepentent label.
In the late 90's, Jim relocated his family to Florida. There he performed as a solo act performing at several of the tourist hot spots in Cocoa Beach and surrounding areas until 2008. Jim always wanted to move closer to Nashville and the "heart" of the country music industry. So in 2008, the family packed up and moved to Sparta TN, his parents home town and where many of his relatives still live today.
Jim is currently, writing, recording and performing as a solo vocalist in and around Sparta, Smithville, Cookeville and surrounding Nashville area. When he is not performing or in the studio, Jim enjoys spending time on his 15 acre hobby farm where he raises fainting goats and a few cattle. He enjoys the"back to basics" of farm life and the satisfaction of raising his own food for his family. Jim also enjoys hunting and fishing in the beautiful mountains and lakes near his home
TANIA KERNAGHAN Love´s gonna find you (S) "Love's Gonna Find You" is the fifth single from Tania Kernaghan's acclaimed album, "All Australian Girl".
It's an up-tempo feel good song that gives hope to all of those folks out there looking for love!
HURRICANE HIGHWAY I learned from you (S) We are delighted to enclose the great new Summer release from Hurricane Highway, ‘I learned from you’
An original song recorded in Nashville, U.S.A and mixed at the Production Suite in Dublin.
KORA NAUGHTON Ride or Die (A) At just 16 years of age, Kora Naughton, is proving herself as an artist with drive and determination.
In 2015, doctors informed Kora that due to a serious spinal cord condition - she would have to give up her passion of cheerleading – a sport she had loved since she was 7 years old. The condition resulted in two surgeries in 12 months and it was during this time she turned to music. Kora taught herself to play guitar, write songs and sing. This gave her the freedom to channel her emotions through music.
In January 2017, Kora attended her first Tamworth Country Music Festival where she busked for ten days. It was from this moment that she found a new passion in life and that country music was what she wanted to do with her future.
Her first two singles hit various Top 10 charts around Australia and has performed live with artists including Tania Kernaghan, Amber Lawrence and Bill Chambers.
In early 2018, she collected her songs and commenced work with producer/musician, Rod Motbey, on what would become her debut album, “Ride or Die”.
The album is about taking chances, doing the things you’re afraid of and living life to the fullest.
Kora Naughton will launch the album at Moonshiner’s Bar in Tamworth this Saturday (14th July) during Hats Off To Country and will be officially released on Friday 20th July through Country Rocks Records/MGM Distribution
Country Datum: 2018-07-13 Label: Country Rocks Records ISRC:
GLENN ERICKSON My life in Music (A) NASHVILLE GOLD RECORDS is pleased to release a new album by Glenn Erickson… MY LIFE IN MUSIC:
Featured are 25 songs, sung by Glenn and other artists, telling the story of Glenn’s early life in music to the present day…
and what was going on in his world as his life in music unfolded; just follow the story line on the printout below song #25
MICHAEL LEE No flaes (slow version) (S) Hi, this is Talisha your friend at Lo Records Radio Promotions. Thank you for playing in heavy rotation No Flaws by Michael Lee. Michael from Cleveland, Tennessee is a songwriter, recording artist, producer, studio musician and concert artist.This song is written by David Livingston
JOEY WELZ Passion Lady (S) New Country song by Joey Welz is "Passion Lady". Joey Welz is a legendary musician pianist and singer from the group Bill Haley and the Comets. I hope you like this song on your station to play. I am co-writer for Passion Lady and registered to SOCAN and ASCAP to promote our song. // From Mario Vallone
Jay Powell is an American country and gospel singer/songwriter. He was born on March 24, 1980 in the backwoods of Louisiana. His father was a gospel music singer, which inspired him to start singing at a very early age. He and his six brothers, along with his parents, traveled all over the United States preaching and singing. He fell in love with country music after hearing George Strait. He and his brothers formed a band in 1998 called JJSTAR and performed at many nighclubs and various outings in Louisiana. He performed at the Talladega Racetrack for three consecutive years. He recorded and released a tribute song to Dale Earnhardt, Sr., titled “Last Lap”. In 2001, he made the move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a country music career. In 2003, he recorded an eight-song country music cd with Tim McGraw’s band, The Dancehall Doctors. His latest recording is a five-song country gospel/contemporary Christian album recorded in June of 2018 at Hilltop Studios in Gallatin, Tennessee. He is currently pursuing a career in contemporary Christian music
CODY JINKS Must e the whiskey (S) Hailed as “a real deal country singer” and songwriter who pens “old-school country [songs] about love, loss, vices, God, friendships and navigating it all the best that you can” (Omaha World-Herald), Cody Jinks will issue what Rolling Stone touts as “his much-anticipated album,” Lifers, on July 27. It’s the first release under his recently-inked deal with Rounder Records by a genuine independent music phenomenon who boasts a quarter-million records sold, millions of streams and strings of sold-out shows packed with avid fans.
He precedes the 11-track album with its first single “Must Be the Whiskey,” a spirited number in the grand drinking song tradition that just released last week on June 15. It’s a boozy yet wise rumination on how “these thoughts in my head are a whirlwind of a world of regrets/All the things I should’ve done or things I should’ve said/All the pain that comes with making a mess of yourself.”
Lifers opens with a punchy shot of spiritual thirst, “Holy Water,” that’s laced with ringing steel guitar and female backing vocals. The set wraps up with two honest self-examining confessionals on “Stranger” and “Head Case.” In between he tips his hat to the dedication and struggles of hard-working folks on “Lifers,” travels through a haunting western landscape on “Western Wind,” a place and love he left behind on “Colorado,” and examines his musical journey and drive to pursue it on the zesty two-stepper “Can’t Quit Enough.” “Somewhere Between I Love You and I’m Leavin'” skillfully balances on the edge between heartbreak and desire, while “Big Last Name” and “7th Floor” tell the tales of two markedly different romantic quests.
The music throughout is a muscular brand of deeply-rooted American music with a modern edge interspersed with moments of emotive delicacy and widescreen majesty. It’s rich with Jinks’ gift for “blending an innate knack for hooks with the DGAF attitude suited for a rebel,” as
Rolling Stone describes his creative approach.
Over the course of his previous seven albums, Jinks has generated national grassroots excitement that propelled his last release, I’m Not The Devil, to debut at #4 on the Billboard country chart as well as hit #3 on the independent music chart and Top 30 on the pop chart, and be named one of Rolling Stone Country’s best albums of the year for 2016. He’s become a populist 21st Century music star thanks to the potency of what The Tennessean calls his “rumbling baritone and steel-edged songs” and a relentless tour schedule of high-octane live performances.
The album release will be followed by Jinks’ inaugural Loud and Heavy Fest, a multi-stage day of music, arts and food on August 18 at the scenic Panther Island Pavilion along the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX, the city where he was raised. The line-up capped by Jinks and his hard-driving band includes his friends and favorites Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, Whitey Morgan, Colter Wall, Nikki Lane, The Sword, Paul Cauthen, Sunny Sweeney and Ward Davis.
Alongside his new record deal with Rounder, Jinks has also struck an agreement with Thirty Tigers Records to reissue his back catalog. Now Lifers celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and pays tribute on its title track to the often-overlooked “lifers, the struggling strivers, working long after the day is done… the last of the great generation.”
Jinks is proud of how as a musical “lifer” he has forged his way to stardom on his own terms. “What is success if you can’t wake up everyday being who you really are?” he concludes. “It makes complete sense that I’m at this place in my life. Country music found me when I was young and chased me down as I grew older”
RAY STEVENS A funny thing happened in Church today! (A) Multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and two-time Grammy winner Ray Stevens is celebrating 50 years in the music business this year. With over 25 million albums and over 4 million videos sold throughout his illustrious career, the 11 time Grammy nominee is releasing a new album, “One For The Road,” this Memorial Day Weekend. The album will be exclusive to Pilot Travel Centers throughout the summer then available worldwide this fall.
From his comedy hit, “The Streak” to the socially aware “Mr. Businessman" to his Grammy award winning pop standard “Everything is Beautiful,” Stevens continues to showcase his observant and witty songwriting.
Ray Stevens was born Harold Ray Ragsdale in Clarkdale, Georgia, a small cotton mill town twenty miles north of Atlanta, on January 24, 1939. At six years old while taking piano lessons, Ray had the realization that music would be his life.
At age seventeen while still in high school, Ray made his first trip to Nashville to record his first track,” Silver Bracelet,” at the now historic RCA Studio "B" for Prep Records. It was during this trip that he met Chet Atkins, who was the head of A&R for RCA and a life-long friendship was formed.
Ray returned to Atlanta, finished high school and started college at Georgia Stage University where he studied classical piano and music theory and composition until his junior year when he left to move to Nashville and pursue his music career. In 1962, Ray recorded “Ahab the Arab” which was his first Top 5 pop chart hit. During this time Ray occasionally sang with the Jordanaires and played on sessions for Elvis Presley and other Country and Pop Icons of the era. Several years later Ray would publish, “Way Down,” Elvis' last hit.
After recording hits including “Harry The Hairy Ape” and “Santa Claus Is Watching You,” Ray also focused on producing other artists. Working at Monument Records during that period, Ray produced a newcomer, Dolly Parton.
In 1970, Ray joined Barnaby Records, a label owned by Andy Williams. After performing on Williams' television variety show, he became Barnaby's first contemporary artist. That summer, Ray had the opportunity to host as the summer replacement for the Andy Williams Show on NBC. He needed a hit song for the show and the end result of three days spent in his basement song writing was “Everything Is Beautiful,” which became Ray's first #1 hit on the pop charts and won him his first Grammy for Male Vocalist of the Year.
In 1974 while flying to Los Angeles, Ray read an article about a new fad among college students called 'streaking'. Inspired, he jotted down a few notes when he got home and wrote “The Streak.” It was released five days after Robert Opel snuck onto the 1974 Academy Awards broadcast and streaked across the stage. The incident made front page news and the release of “The Streak” was perfect timing. This was Ray’s second #1 hit on the pop charts.
In 1975 Ray received his second Grammy Award. It was in the Best Arrangement category for the remake of the Erroll Gardner/Johnny Burke classic, “Misty.” One day in the studio while rehearsing his band for an upcoming television appearance they started clowning around with “Misty” using a banjo, fiddle and steel guitar. It sounded good. So good that Ray called his engineer to come in to the studio and two takes later, viola!
From 1979 to 1984 Ray's major hits included “Shriner’s Convention”, inspired from a real experience in a hotel booked full of Shriners, “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” and “It’s Me Again Margaret.”
1991 brought the opening of his two thousand seat Ray Stevens Theatre in Branson, Missouri. From 1991 to 1993 during the tourist season Ray performed twice a day, six days a week for over 1.6 million fans. Several years later in 2004 and 2005 Ray reopened the show for two more seasons and in 2006 the show closed permanently when Ray sold the theatre.
During his time in Branson, Ray made music videos of several of his greatest hits to liven up the stage show. A true pioneer, Ray released those videos through his own Clyde Records, Inc. in 1992 and made them available for purchase through a mail order/television ad campaign. The release of “Comedy Video Classics” proved very successful selling over two million copies. The release debuted at #1 on the Billboard Music Video Chart and stayed on the chart for 115 weeks. It was named Billboard's Video of the Year. He then released “Ray Stevens Live!” in 1995, a video from the Branson show which sold over a million copies. In 1995 Ray made “Get Serious” a full length movie. It earned platinum status from TV advertising and was released to retail outlets by MCA Records in late 1996.
In 2007 Ray decided to record exclusively for his own label, Clyde Records, Inc. Changing it from direct market only to a full service label that would make releases available to retail and for download. Ray felt that the time was right, being that independents are enjoying the same success as large corporate labels. It also allows him control of the timeline in which new recordings are released.
Ray’s genre of music is truly eclectic. It spans pop, country, rock and comedy and it truly is all his own. It's hard to imagine that he has been making us laugh and think for 50 years but time flies when you are having fun
FRANKIE McCLAY I Aint Got Nothing But The Sun On My Head (S) Hi Folks,
I have to confess I absolutely love this song. A topical, toe tapping,infectious Country rocker from Northern Ireland songster,producer and epic guitar maestro Frankie McClay. I personally cannot stop playing it and looking at the clever video also.
So I hope you enjoy it too.
Howard Dee Crean
LARISSA TORMEY The wind on the hill (S) For the past four years Russian born Larissa Tormey has sung her way into the hearts of Irish, U.K. and worldwide Country fans with her well-chosen, often self-penned songs, endearing smile, positive attitude and that classically trained golden voice. Enjoying her life in rural Ireland having moved there for love in 2001 from the busy city of Moscow to her Irish husband’s farm near Kilbeggan County Westmeath this idyllic lifestyle now gives Larissa a new muse for her writing which is influenced by classical, contemporary, jazz, pop and folk music.
Indeed it was these eclectic influences which were witnessed on her debut album “Perfect as I Am” released in November 2014 quickly followed by a very successful charity Christmas single “Special Christmas” named among the Top 6 Christmas Singles by "The Irish Independent".
In 2015 Larissa was persuaded by her friend, Belfast songwriter BG Pollock, to record her first country single “Only a Woman”. The video premiered on The Hot Country Channel on Sky TV and the Pollock-scribed single found its way onto many station airplay lists on its release.
The collaboration with BG Pollock lead Larissa to her second album her first Country collection "God Loves A Trier" which was released fortuitously on St Patrick’s Day 2017 demonstrating the singer’s musical versatility incorporating some Irish folk music alongside a well-received Country compendium. Contributors to the project included UK steel guitar virtuoso Sarah Jory, a host of Nashville-based musicians gathered by guitarist Daniel Parks, under two producers David McCune, who oversaw her debut album and enlisting the talents of producer Pete Ware whose notable works include the albums of international country singer Charlie Landsborough, Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff.
The album’s quality announced Larissa’s arrival on the Country music scene resulting in wide media attention and she was the focus of an RTE feature on the popular T.V. show “Nationwide”.
At the start of 2018 Larissa received the “Cultural Crossover Country Artist of the Year" accolade at the Sunday World Entertainment Awards.
Releasing her new country album in March 2018 "Cowgirls Don't Cry" which kicked off with an immediate hit “Danny boy with Russian Flavour" where she managed to weave into the song her native Russian and English languages!
In May 2018 Larissa Tormey was one of the IMRO nominees for the Best Irish Country act at the Irish Post Music Awards joining by fellow country acts Nathan Carter, Cliona Hagan and Derek Ryan
BRIAN IANNUCCI Set fire to this town (S) From St. Augustine, Florida, Brian Iannucci is a singer/ songwriter with an eclectic musical background. Brian combines aspects of country, pop, and blues to produce a unique sound. As a piano player, Brian brings a different feel to the genre of country music. Brian's lyrics and vocals provide a deep, thoughtful, and entertaining musical experience!
Brian has performed with former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Brian was produced by Stephen Wrench of Musik and Film
SARA LOU & THE COWBOY Just stay (S) Sara Lou and Darren Oliver have a new Single “Just Stay” out on their new CD. It is their first Western CD, but not their first recording. They record and perform Western, Western Swing, and Country as Sara Lou & The Cowboy.
Sara Lou is a “by ear” and classically trained pianist and has a vocal range of close to four octaves. Sara Lou majored in Music with a Piano Performance emphasis in college where she was chosen to be the Baccalaureate pianist at her college graduation. In addition to her music career, Sara Lou is an Appellate Judge in Colorado, but has always found the time to entertain.
Darren Oliver began playing the guitar at age 10 and performing with his father at age 14. His father’s bands opened for many great performers from the past. After finishing school, Darren spent several years playing music on the road and has recorded with several groups. Though his professional life is in sales leadership and business development, he loves entertaining and brining joy to the audiences. His love of music was reinvigorated when he married his first and true love (Sara Lou).
Together they perform as often as possible as Sara Lou & The Cowboy, and both are lifetime members of the International Western Music Association, as well as lifetime members of their local IWMA Colorado Chapter
EMILY SHIELDS You´re just a country boy (S) Hi Folks,
Some of you may know I have been mentoring the career of young Emily Shields. The now 21 year old multi faceted Northern Ireland singer,musician,fashion model. In doing so I found this recording of her then 17 year old voice. I thought it too good to stay in the drawer so I am sending it out to you as a preparation for the mighty things to come.
Howard Dee Crean
ROGUE I´m coming back as a dog (S) Hi Folks,
Here is a rare one for you courtesy of Kent "Max " Maxson. This is a band called Rogue and their single "I'm Coming Back as a Dog" . Max was part of the band and due to popular demand has been re distributed so let me lend my weight to it's dispersal. I love it.// Enjoy!! Howard Dee Crean
ROBERT RAY: Two steppin´ at a time Robert Ray is an aspiring Texas Country Artist from Alice, Tx. At 23 years of age, Robert has released two albums, along with three singles.
Of his three singles, his most recent ?Drunk Enough? recently hit #1 on the TRRR. Robert just released ?Two Steppin? At A Time? as his fourth single to radio and second single off of his new album ?Run Away With You?. ?Two Steppin? At A Time? is a mid-tempo love song that tells the love story of two lovers falling more in love with each other every time they dance. ?Two Steppin? At A Time? was written and composed by Robert Ray and produced by Mason Shirley.
ISAAC JACOBS BAND feat. MIKE HARMEIER: The price we gotta pay "The Price We Gotta Pay" is a great upbeat tune, with music reminiscent of an old saloon sing along. This is one that will have you tapping your toes as you listen to the lyrics of a singer/songwriters tale of what all it takes "to hear boys you got it made". With each song Isaac pens, his lyrics get deeper and stronger, and this one is a great example of how much he has grown as an artist in just a short time from his first single release until now. The rhythmic beat keeps you enthralled in the story line while the lyrics are perfect at painting the picture of the struggles that an artist goes through to get their music heard.
Folks this is country music right here from start to finish!
JON YOUNG: Oh the things I have seen Oh The Things I Have Seen? is a song about life and each verse describes real events in Jon?s life or events that he witnessed personally. Jon says he wanted to write a story about the craziness of existence while comforting the listener that no matter how wild it may get, ?This isn?t the End?.
In a lucky turn of events, Jon was recording at Melody Mountain Studios during the Rhymes and Vines Festival north of Stephenville and was able to recruit some very talented artists to add harmony vocals. Mike McClure, Randall King, Kaitlin Butts, Kensie Coppin, and Brandon Adams are voices you?ll recognizes on ?Oh The Things I Have Seen?.
CODY JOE HODGES: God, Family & Country At a time where the world has become so divisive, this song speaks to the times where we united and became stronger. Cody Joe Hodges, an Army veteran, and one of the writers of this song wanted to write something that would bring people together, and show the strength in unity.
With an honest, disarming vocal style, Hodges highlights his ability to kick out smooth vocals with raspy tones adding depth and complexity to his performance
JASON ALLEN: Smooth talkin´ Lady Born in Pasadena, TX, as the last of 5 children, Jason Allen and his older siblings were raised on his parents' generation music. Having two #1 hit singles on Texas Radio, with over five singles in the Top Ten and five albums under his belt, Jason is releasing his sixth album, "Here's To You", recorded in Tyler, TX at the famed Rosewood Studios. As a writer on every track of the project, Jason opens his heart to you as the listener and finally feels he has captured his true style as a recording artist. Not only is Jason a touring artist, he is also an accomplished songwriter. He has penned songs for some of the top and newest artists on the scene including Kevin Fowler, Kyle Park, Jon Wolfe, Mario Flores, Gabe Garcia and Jason Cassidy just to name a few
JESSE STRATTON BAND: Finally The first single off this album, "Finally", is an ode to the good times in life that often follow the bad. In the vein of Turnpike Troubadours and Robert Earl Keen, "Finally" is a feel-good song that will have listeners tapping their feet until its triumphant ending - "Maybe it took longer than I thought it would, but, finally, I think I'm feeling good"
JORDAN ROBERT KIRK: Pine box It?s somewhere between my eulogy and my ?last will and testament?.
After a half dozen family members and close friends died in a years? span I realized that dying ain?t cheap. Keeping costs down on funeral expenses is what I joke when I play the song live, and it turned into almost an anthem for life in general as well. Live like you?re gonna die tomorrow, and other cliches that basically mean don?t waste your life. I don?t intend to waste mine, so this song really is my anthem.?
Pine Box draws you in with the lyrics and keeps you there with music that mixes country, bluegrass and a touch of Americana all throughout
CALAMITY JANES: Light it up This trio of sisters is exactly what comes to mind when you think Texas singer/songwriters- sassy and bold, gritty and clever. With signature three part blood harmonies rooted in church music from their childhood influenced by bluegrass, soul, classic rock and old school country with a big dose of their own ideas about Red Dirt/Texas music and solid song writing, The Calamity Janes have established a style that is truly all their own. After receiving top notch reviews of their debut EP "Roots and Wings" from the Dallas Observer, OneStopCountry out of Nashville and several other notable sources, the Janes burned up the Texas Regional Radio Charts with their first single "One of Those Nights" peaking at #35. Now releasing their sixth radio single, "Light It Up" The Janes are taking the country by storm, blazing a trail all their own and not looking back
PAT WATERS: You ain´t never been to Texas From the Album: YOU AIN'T NEVER BEEN TO TEXAS. Written by Roger Springer, Tony Ramey
KENNA DANIELLE: I-35 reason Co-Written by Bri Bagwell and Kenna Danielle, I-35 Reasons tells the story of a man who travels southbound to see his mistress; and a lover who has recently realized the truth behind his whereabouts. In the song, Kenna?s pleading vocals and a wailing steel guitar serve to demonstrate the internal struggle within the narrator of the story, who questions whether her lover would?ve pursued the affair had the circumstances prevented him from seeing his mistress. When it?s all said and done, the narrator chooses to leave the infidelity behind, citing her I-35 reas
JACK TAYLOR Three more days (S) Jack Taylor was born and raised in West Texas before eventually moving to the DFW, Texas area where he and his brothers played the nightclub circuit in a lot of bands from the past, which included a southern concert tour with ZZ Top, a concert appearance with Leonard Skynard, J. Geils Band, Robin Trower, Eric Bourdon, Brownsville Station, as well as many other headlining acts of that period
ROB KNOWLTON (RAILROAD ROB) Leaving on that train southbound (S) Meet RailRoad Rob…( the same Rob Knowlton) with a new image and music that
Comes from the heart and the soul… Growing up in Richmond IL, living close to the trains..Hearing that whistle blow ….Rob loved being around and hanging out with some of the Hobo’s as they camped and fished… This album captures some of those special moments with train songs, bluegrass and traditional country music.. including his self penned title cut “Leaving On That Train Southbound”
Kick back and get ready to enjoy this great album !
WILLIE CARVER Life without you (S) Meet Willie Carver... March 18, a few years ago, Willie first saw day-light, the son of a Pearson, Georgia farmer. He and his wife Connie live in Tifton, Georgia. Willie grew up loving country music and was inspired early on to sing and form his own band ... In past years most every Saturday night in Nashville -- Nashville, Georgia that is ... you could find Willie at the VFW club singing to a packed house ...his many fans listening to Willie sing with that smooth, deep, soul-touching delivery that would keep them wanting more.. Willie has entertained audiences all over Georgia and the Southeast United States, for many years now and still going strong...also, has opened shows for many major stars such as Moe Bandy, Conway Twitty, and many more.
I first had the pleasure of meeting Willie back in the early 70's when we were both booked on the same package show along with recording artist Tanya Tucker, Joe Stampley and Jack Barlow, doing several shows in south Georgia with this package. Willie and I have remained friends from that time on and have worked many shows together throughout the years…
A few years back, I had the pleasure of producing an album on Willie here in Nashville...since then we have released several songs to Radio stations here in the US & overseas which have all made it on the national charts including "In The Back Of My Mind" "I'm Goin' Two Steppin' Tonight" "Friday Night" "Timeless" and Goin' Home's Been A Long Time Comin""
Willie is still active in the business and loves to sing and be around his fans... Also, we are currently working together on a new album and will be looking forward to having some more songs out to Radio very soon…
BOBBY G. RICE A place in your heart (S) Bobby G. Rice is proof that music is a universal language. The legendary singer-songwriter struck success with a string of pop hit remakes in the early 70s that drew in country crowds, leading to 30 Billboard Chart hits, numerous awards and over four decades of entertaining.
2017 marks the 45th anniversary of the Bobby G. Rice smash number one hit, “You Lay So Easy On My Mind.” As the performer and songwriter, Rice earned CMA nominations for single and album of the year, as well as male vocalist of the year in 1973. And once again, stretching musical genres, Rice was further honored when such notable names as Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty Roy Orbison, David Houston, Kitty Wells, Jerry Springer, Bill Anderson’s Po’ Boys Band, Pat Boone and Andy Williams all recorded his signature song, “You Lay So Easy on My Mind.”
The mild-mannered artist developed his passion for music as a child on his family’s own radio show. His popularity quickly spread beyond his native state of Wisconsin with the 1970 revivals of the Jimmy Gilmore pop classic, “Sugar Shack” and Bruce Channel’s, “Hey Baby” followed by his versions of standards “Mountain Of Love” and “Suspicion.”
Bobby G. Rice’s smooth vocal styling placed more songs on the Billboard Top 10 Chart, including “You Give Me You,” “Write Me A Letter” and “Freda Comes, Freda Goes.” “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” and “My Special Angel” also hit the charts for Rice.
Bobby G. Rice’s achievements led to some historical stages. Rice performed on the Grand Ole Opry, the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, the Ralph Emery Show, Nashville Now, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, Midwest Country, The Bill Anderson TV Show, The Wilburn Brothers TV Show, The Ronnie Prophet TV Show (Toronto Canada BBC) and the Dean Martin replacement show Music Country USA on NBC.
As an entertainer, Bobby G. Rice continues to explore the latest outlets with the release of his music video, “Is This The Way You Say Goodbye.” Rice also continues to record, write songs and tour with the same motto he started with, “It’s all about the fans and giving them good music.”
DAVID LIVINGSTON He is worthy (S) Hi, this is Talisha from Savannah, Georgia in the USA. Your friend at Lo Records Radio Promotions. Thank you for playing in heavy rotation He Is Worthy by David Livingston. We at Lo Records are so grateful.
JASE LANSKY Drunk every Sunday (S) 'Drunk Every Sunday' is the 5th release from Australian country artist Jase Lansky. This self-penned song, lifted from his award winning album 'Rip it up!', is a heartfelt country-rock ballad that reflects on life and the struggles that come up in every day relationships. ‘Drunk Every Sunday’ highlights the need to appreciate the ones you love, what you have, and where you are.
Jase says: "I wrote this song as a reminder to myself to never get 'lost' again. And with the track title being more of a metaphor rather than a statement, I am hoping it may resonate for its various meanings."
Jase Lansky is an Australian independent country rock artist, singer, and songwriter, raised in the southern parts of Tasmania. He has developed his own style of country music over a number of years of performing and writing songs and has played everywhere between Hobart and Hamilton Island and internationally from Bali to Nashville.
As a rock artist his passion for country was born when touring the southern states of America. From finally discovering the emotional depths of this genre, an amazing personal inner experience hit and changed his whole musical dynamic in one single Memphis moment.
Having fronted rock and contemporary bands, as well as duos throughout his musical existence, his path has taken him onto a solo journey into the world of country music. This journey recently led him to experience the musical depths of Nashville Tennessee where he recorded his debut album ‘Rip it up!’.
Four singles from this album have been released in Australia to date, with all four enjoying chart success both here and overseas. ‘Rip It Up’ the single, was released in May 2017 and topped the Australian Country Music Charts at Number 22, the International Mainstream Country Music Charts at Number 5, and local charts at Number 7. ‘Ain’t Thinking About Monday’ was released in late July 2017 and reached an amazing Number 4 in the Australian Country Music Charts. ‘Back To Blue’ was released in November 2017 and come in at a staggering Number 5, while ‘Baby You’re The Right One’ debuted March 2018 and complimented this awesome run, topping the charts at Number 7.
'Rip it up!' the album has had a great run of successful single releases and we are positive 'Drunk Every Sunday' and its stunning video is sure to follow suit
MARTY DENTON I wanna love you (S) I am happy to release this new song. Guess I've written in most every genre, a little modern country. Hope you enjoy the new one. Hope you can consider for airplay. Thanks so much. Marty
JORDAN MOGEY Hold On To That Thought (S) I have great pleasure attaching the new single from 23 year old singer songwriter Jordan Mogey titled HOLD ON TO THAT THOUGHT. The track is from Jordan's forthcoming album LOVE LOVIN' YOU to be released later in the Summer. I hope you will give the song, co written by Jordan , Gerald Smith and Kent Maxson the airplay this pure Country song deserves
ANN J MORTON Don´t call me no Lady (S) Chart artist, Ann J. Morton has had great success as an artist, songwriter, placing tunes with stars, folks like Johnny Duncan, Crystal Gayle, Charley Pride, Gene Watson, Hargus Pig Robbins, Jill Burke. Ferlin Huskey,and many more great artists. She also has a new artist "Dee White" on Warner Brothers releasing one of her and Jim Mundy's Penned Songs " Crazy Man" a song her Brother Bill Fredrick White recorded, and Richard Lynch. as well as writing several Standard hymns and an advertising jingle or three One for Coca Cola with the Group " The Spinners". Ann was married to a great guitarist Larry Morton, who played and produced some hit songs. with folks like RED SOVINE, CON HUNLEY, JIM MUNDY, ANN J MORTON, BUCK CODY. and many more artist's He worked with Danny Davis's band,The Nashville Brass, and Produced some of his Albums as well for 28 years.. Ann is also the sister of singer Jim Mundy, who was also a songwriter, awesome singer, and jingle writer. that had also won several awards just like Ann J Morton did as well. Morton also recorded this fine, commercially-leaning album using an all-star, usual-suspects Nashville studio crew -- Johnny Gimble, Dave Kirby, Weldon Myrick, Hargus Robbins, Chip Young, Buddy Emmons etc. -- with the Cates Sisters providing some great Fiddles, as well as Budddy Spicher, and the Cates vocals. She also sings some fine harmony vocals, and was singing with an up-and-coming Janie Fricke singing backup... It's good stuff, if you like uptempo, mid-'80's and 90's country . She came in Billboard shouting distance of the Top 40, but it wasn't quite in the cards for her, I guess. She turned down a major recording company, to be with her Children, and she went into Record promotion some with ABC Dot records, venturing out on her own company Ann J Morton Promotions. At any rate, Ann's first album, and followed by several CD'S available on CDBABY.COM and some singles you can get on itunes make a nice recorded legacy. Recommended! Ann Is still singing, and recording as of 2018.and has a single on the International Top 200 at #3 and top 40 at#36, Joyce Ramgatie's great international Charts from the Netherlands. Recommended!
JEFF CLAYBORN Caddy in campground (S) The Man, the Mystery, the Hat -- Jeff Clayborn subscribes to a brand of organic country that can't be replicated or altered. A Texas tumbleweed with down-home roots, Jeff Clayborn sports southern swagger from his signature low-brimmed cap to his cowboy boots. "Caddy in the Campground" will follow the successful debut of his boot-stomping anthem, "Good Bar Attender," which broke into the Texas Regional Radio Chart Top 40 and is still climbing. Now, audiences across the country can experience the warm-hearted charisma of Clayborn when "Caddy in the Campground" makes its impact July 9th!
SARA LOU & REX ALLEN, Jr You Are The One Of My Dreams (S) Rex Allen Jr. has a new CD due out in July. It is his first duet album, “SARA LOU AND REX ALLEN JR.” with a new singer to the World of Western Music, Sara Lou. The first single, “You Are The One Of My Dreams” penned by Rex, is a new Western love song for all Western Music listeners worldwide.
Sara Lou is a “by ear” and classically trained pianist and has a vocal range of close to four octaves. Sara Lou is an Appellate Judge in Colorado, but has always found the time to entertain. As a lifetime member of the IWMA, she brings voice to Western Music listeners around the world.
As for Rex Allen Jr., he is still…. just Rex!
KENT MAXSON Six Strings Away From My Dreams (S) The Story Behind, “Six Strings Away From My Dreams” - Randy Finchum played me a song he had written one night and asked me what I thought of it. I told him that it was a good song but he had missed the hook. Buried in his song was the line, “I’m six strings away from my dreams.” I asked him if he would want to write a new song and make that line the pay off (or hook) line. Thankfully Randy agreed. We spent a couple of writing sessions getting it right. I LOVE THIS SONG. For me, this captures the good side of the music business. Songwriters and musicians are dreamers. We dream of our music being heard and making a difference in someone’s life. When I play this for an audience of songwriters in Nashville they always tell me that Randy and I captured what it is like playing at a Writer’s Round or small club and trying to make a living in music. I felt this was the perfect song to close out my album, “Will Write Songs For Food.”
BLANDADE ARTISTER Winter Records Mixtape, vol. 2 (A) Winter Records is proud to announce our new radio distribution system 'Winter Records Mixtape'. 'Winter Records Mixtape' is a monthly distribution system for country music that sends artist's tracks to Music Row, Grass Roots, community and all reporting stations in the USA and Australia.
This new system will allow instant access to new music fresh out of Music City. At the same time, it will give new up and coming artists a chance to be heard at the fraction of the price of traditional and outdated delivery methods.
It gives me great pleasure to present to you Volume #2
In February 1969 I lost one of my childhood friends in Vietnam. He was Marine Lance Corporal E.G. "Chuck" Mays, Jr. Chuck is on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Every year since 1969 I have gone out and put flags and cleaned around his resting place. I say this not to boast but I promised that he would never be forgotten. My son, daughter, and grandkids will take over one day because I told them his story and they have been with me several times. This is my latest release "Upon that Beautiful Wall." - Michael Lusk - Marty Denton writer BMI. We hope you will listen and consider for airplay. May God bless you and your families. Thanks very much. Marty
KYLIE ADAMS-COLLIER: Montevideo Maru 1942 Kylie penned her tribute after visiting the Australian War Memorial in 2015 with her son. They found a Montevideo Maru exhibit mentioning Kylie’s grandfather, Harry Adams as one of the civilians who drowned on the POW ship.
After recording with LINDSAY WADDINGTON early 2017, Kylie attended a Papua New Guinea Association of Australia AGM. As fate would have it, she was invited to perform her song, ‘MONTEVIDEO MARU 1942’, at the 75th Anniversary services in Rabaul, 22 June 2017 and at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 1 July 2017.
The unmarked Japanese prison ship, Montevideo Maru, was sunk by an American submarine off the Philippines on July 1, 1942 and more than 1000 Australian soldiers and civilians perished. It remains Australia's worst - and least known - maritime disaster
BEC HANCE: Everyday TV reality shows It’s been almost 4 years since a release of a BEC HANCE solo album, with the much anticipated “PHILOSOPHIES” due for release in early July 2018.
The quirky Aussie singer songwriter returns with the first single of her forthcoming album, “EVERYDAY TV REALITY SHOWS”, which questions today’s Australian TV viewing vs. yesteryear.
Bec classes herself as a modern Australiana style country music artist and has been nominated consecutively in Bush Ballad for Golden Guitar in 2013 + 2014 with many other accolades and nominations since her Star Maker grand final appearance in 2009
TOM CURTAIN (feat. SARA STORER): Speak up Amy “Dolly” Everett was the victim of bullying and ended her young life at just 14 years of age.
‘SPEAK UP’ was inspired by the words Dolly penned before she took her own life; “Speak even if your voice shakes”.
Tom, also from Katherine NT, wanted to raise awareness about bullying and the devasting impacts it leaves behind. He wrote the song with GARTH PORTER, who donated his studio and time and recorded the track in Sydney with renowned country music artist SARA STORER. TED HOWARD, the sound engineer also donated his time and expertise to the cause.
Tom organised two schools in Western Australia (where he was touring at the time), Pinjarra Primary School and Pinjarra Senior High School to be involved in the film clip and audio recording of the song. Pinjarra Primary School students can be heard on the recording of the SPEAK UP track and we think you would agree, they did an amazing job!
Dolly’s Dream has been established by her family and friends in her memory and will work to create positive change and help prevent the lives of other children being lost, and act as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
All proceeds from the sale of ‘Speak Up’ will go directly to Dolly’s Dream. Speak Up can be purchased online or at…
SUSAN LILY: Tough as Geranium Participating in the 2015 Semaphore Songs Project extended SUSAN LILY as a songwriter. Mentored by John Baker of the Baker Suite, TOUGH AS GERANIUM was born.
Every place has its difficult times and Port Adelaide is no exception. It’s tenacious and tough, though, like the Geraniums that grow wild in the streets of the area. A child of the outback, SUSAN LILY has always loved this colourful flower and was delighted to discover them in the Port.
Produced by ANTHONY STEWART from Red Brick Music (THE SHERRAHS) this song features a soft and enticing rhythm, a taste of the sea, and years gone by. Nostalgia and contemporary life all mixed into a song you can dance to or simply kick back and enjoy
CHRIS CALLAGHAN: The oldest new tallent CHRIS CALLAGHAN is a singer, songwriter and entertainer, with an extensive and successful history in
the Australian country music scene. He has performed to a wide range of audiences, both nationally and internationally, delivering musical versatility with an easy listening voice and a down to earth sense of humour.
“THE OLDEST NEW TALENT is a song I wrote in response to the realisation that should I be fortunate enough to win the Golden Guitar in the Best New Talent category at Tamworth, I would be the Oldest New Talent. Then the rules for entry changed so that only two attempts were allowed, and I became ineligible as I had already entered that category many times. It dawned on me that maybe this song could fit in the comedy category. My dream is to receive a nomination for 2019 in the comedy section, and if successful in winning that elusive Golden Guitar, to perform the song live on the night of the awards presentation ceremony..”I’d like to thank my mum…”
DALE DUNCAN: Diamantina coming down DIAMANTINA COMING DOWN, written by MANFRED VIJARS AND NORMA O’HARA MURPHY, is the third single released to radio from Dale’s sensational multi-award-winning album, ‘WHAT COUNTRY’S ALL ABOUT’.
The Diamantina River catchment is located in South West Queensland and covers an area of approximately 119,000 square kilometres. After years of drought the heavens opened and the Diamantina River started to flood.
This is a very descriptive song, with evocative lyrics and melody clearly illustrating the beauty of the Diamantina River flooding, with the story being told by Dale, set to a ‘foot-tapping’ tempo which puts the listener right there in the picture.
Just imagine the joy on the kids’ faces when the huge rains created new playgrounds for them. Little children so excited they are screaming, so delighted they always will be grateful with the Diamantina coming down
VANESSA BOURNE: I love you way too much to say goodbye VANESSA BOURNE has yet again written another song from the heart and this time has co-written it with CURT RYLE while making sure it’s got that pure ‘Country’ sound.
Like many of Vanessa’s songs this one tugs at the heart in a very beautiful way by keeping the emotion of ‘love’ real.
Vanessa would like to thank all the radio stations that add her songs to their playlist. She humbly thanks the ‘Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards’ for inviting her to sing in October this year
SHOW PONY EXPRESS: Make a wish come true Tamworth Duo, SHOW PONY EXPRESS (SAMANTHA BELLAMY and RAY PRATLEY), have teamed up with LINDSAY WADDINGTON, of Kross Kut Records, to produce "MAKE A WISH COME TRUE" to raise funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Australia and what they do for sick kids and their families.
Proceeds from the purchase of this recording are being donated to Make-A-Wish Australia. Chasing Summer Photography have also produced a video for the song available to view on YouTube.
The song is available via downloads at online stores or CDs purchased directly from www.showponyexpress.com.au, www.krosskutrecords.com.au or at shows.
SHOW PONY EXPRESS will be touring Australia with their "Country For Kids Tour" commencing August 2018 and concluding January 2019. Samantha and Ray will endeavour to call into as many radio stations as possible during their tour of NSW, QLD, VIC and TAS
MICHELLE RUSSELL: If we could return MICHELLE RUSSELL was born and raised in Canley Vale NSW and currently resides in country South Coast, Bega. The mother of 4 has won numerous vocal quests on the talent quest circuit and now steps into the professional arena.
After launching her Debut Album, ‘RESTLESS HEART’ in January this year, Michelle now announces the release of her third single, ‘IF WE COULD RETURN’. This song was co-written with SHAZA LEIGH and is one that Michelle holds close to her heart.
‘IF WE COULD RETURN’ is about not being able to go back to her childhood home. Michelle’s family home was torn down and, in its place, now stands a double brick home. She dreams about returning one last time and feeling the love that she had back then. A true emotional journey that many can relate to.
AMBER JOY POULTON: In your wildest dreams By far AMBER JOY POULTON's most personal song yet. IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS is the "empty nesters" "so long but don't forget me" prayer written as positive guidance for Amber's sons. A parent's hope is that their children never hold back & strive to be the best they can be & this inspiring & heartfelt song is a message for parents & teenagers everywhere.
It was written by Amber in a reflective moment & never to see the light of day but when Producer SAM HAWKSLEY came across the thoughtful lyrics he insisted on hearing the song & it was straight into the final 11 songs for her latest Nashville recorded album, HOW IT USED TO BE
MARK FITZSUMMONS: Sealed with a tear After connecting with Little Red Wagon studios to create his debut album, BITTER SWEET, MARK FITZSUMMONS has continued to receive airplay around the world through digital and independent country radio. Mark has enjoyed chart success with a number of songs reaching the Top 40, including having a No:1 Holiday hit in 2017. Mark has also been recognized as a songwriter, including being voted in the Top 10 of Australian songwriters in the 2016 ASA awards.
The concept for the album, BITTER SWEET, was to create a real life. One not content to survive in a safe haven of grey but filled with darkness and light, happiness and tears. SEALED WITH A TEAR is the perfect swan song for the album as Mark moves towards the development of new music, a new sound, and a fresh start
KORA NAUGHTON: Ride or die ‘RIDE OR DIE’ is the brand new single from rising Australian star, KORA NAUGHTON. “I wrote this song about taking chances, doing things you’re afraid of and living life to the fullest” And this 16 year old knows a thing or two of doing just that!
Turning to music just two years ago, after being diagnosed with a spinal cord condition, Kora is giving music her all, having taught herself to play guitar and then shifting to the art of writing original songs.
Named the 2017 Southern Stars Rising Female Artist, Kora recently hit the top of the charts with her hit single, ‘I DON’T WANNA GROW UP’.
‘RIDE OR DIE’ is also the title track off her upcoming debut album, which is in its final stages with producer ROD MOTBEY of Tracking Dog Studios. This album is a collection of all original songs from the pen of this exciting young artist and is due for release in July..
DAN HIGGINS: The Hand DAN HIGGINS, the singer/songwriter from Nowendoc NSW, presents his latest single release, THE HAND. Recorded at ENREC studios, THE HAND features PIXIE JENKINS on violin and KATE HOLLINGSWORTH on backing vocals.
“This is an uplifting song about the hard times people often face throughout their lives. It shares that there are always better days ahead and a friendly hand to support us along the way” says Dan.
Music has always been in Dan’s family and his passion for country and folk music gave him the urge to start writing and performing original music. In 2016 he turned his dream into reality and released his debut single, HOME FOR ME, co-written with LAWRIE MINSON.
Dan hopes that THE HAND will touch listeners’ hearts and encourage them to realise that they are never alone
KAREN CRAIGIE: Lonely town LONELY TOWN is the lead out single from MOUNTAINS OF GOLD, the third album release for multi award-winning songwriter, KAREN CRAIGIE. Originating from Sydney, Australia , Karen has been song-writing, recording and singing since she was a child. She has released singles and albums under numerous monikers, writing and co-writing songs for dozens of artists and for her own catalogue.
Karen’s music has been featured in film and on TV, and has enjoyed International radio play, widespread in-store rotation across Europe and America, and solid award recognition.
Written and recorded at Love Hz Studios, MOUNTAINS OF GOLD is a powerful combination of stunning lyrics and heartfelt vocals, delivered with the signature slick production of Golden Guitar-winning producer, MATT FELL
STEPHEN BRADY: Let love take you back again STEPHEN, from BRADY, STEWART, GREEN & YOUNG, recorded a solo album, ADRIFT, on which he was joined by several friends and proud to include contributions from the likes of BILL CHAMBERS, STUIE FRENCH, DAVE ELLIS, DOUG GALLACHER, KEVIN BENNETT, GARY STEELE, CHRIS HAIGH, MICK ALBECK, JIM CONWAY, JIM HOKE, WANDA VICK, HARRY STINSON, ANDY LEFTWICH, JENNY MARIE LANG, VICTORIA BAILLIE, BARBARA BAILLIE, KAREN O’SHEA, BEC WILLIS and CHRISTINE WHEELER.
On LET LOVE TAKE YOU BACK AGAIN, written by TIM O’BRIEN, Stephen is joined, on harmony, by SANDRA YOUNG and together they present the plaintive lyrics which portray the difficulties and emotional roadblocks encountered by couples attempting to navigate the uncertain terrain of love, intimacy and relationships.
ANDY LEFTWICH (Mandola), STUIE FRENCH (Guitar), BILL CHAMBERS (Lap Steel) and GARRY STEELE (Piano) interweave delicately throughout the song and provide a superb musical backdrop for the insightful lyrics..
DON WALKER Barnyard swing (S) ASCAP Recording Artist Don Walker has opened shows for John Michael Montgomery, Ricky Scaggs and was a touring band member for Country Music Hall of Fame Star Hank Thompson . Don shows his passion for writing and performing fun and upbeat music with his newest single "Barnyard Swing" from his album "Long Gone".
"Barnyard Swing" features Paul Anastasio on fiddle who was a touring member with Asleep at the Wheel, Merle Haggard, Larry Gatlin, and Loretta Lynn and a former student of Joe Venuti.
BÅRD CHRISTIANSEN You can always count on me (S) Bård Christiansen er klar for å utgi singel nummer to fra det kommende albumet ”Hard Working Man” som er slippes i august. I mai slapp Bård låten ”Jenny O” og har allerede blitt fanget opp av blant annet NRK P1 og Radio Rock. Christiansen har fått med seg blant annet fast Stjernekamp-gitarist Terje Kjørlaug, som også har vært med å arrangere låta. Den faste gitaristen til Ingebjørg Bratland og Odd Norstoga, Øyvind Blomstrøm, er med på pedal steel og setter med det et moderne preg på det hele. ”You Can Always Count On Me” er også produsert av Christer Knutsen som har jobbet tett med blant annet Sivert Høyem opp igjennom de siste årene.
”You can always count on me ble skrevet til min eldste sønn. Den handler om å måtte være fra hverandre, savne hverandre, men allikevel vite at man alltid har hverandre. Låta er også en hyllest til min egen far, som alltid var der for meg og viste meg veien til hvordan man skal være en bra pappa.” – Bård Christiansen
Bård har tidligere blant annet toppet NRK Urørt med singelen ”You Will Fit” og varmet opp for Blackberry Smoke på Rockefeller. Navnet Bård Christiansen er heller ikke et ukjent navnt på bortebane. Han har nemlig spilt tre ganger på festivalen “Stadtfest Oldenburg”, og blitt A-listet på tysk radio med to av sine singler; ”You and I” og ”I Wanna Know Ya”.
" Souhrada Country" Voted "Honky Tonk CD of the Year " by the Rural Roots Music Commission of Fremont Nebraska May of 2018. Award to be given at the 43rd Annual National Old Time Music Festival October 6th 2018
KENNY MUNSHAW Chuck (S) Kenny Munshaw is an artist from the country Canada. He is a regular at the Savannah Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Kenny is such an accomplished artist that the theater fly’s him back and forth to Canada each week to perform at the theater. Kenny really does a great job on this song CHUCK
KEELAN When Big Tom McBride sang gentle mother (S) Attached Please find great new single from Ireland’s new country star Keelan
“When Big Tom…Sang Gentle Mother”
We would appreciate your help in promoting his new single
TRENT AGECOUTAY Now and...Then My name is Trent Agecoutay and I am a singer/songwriter based in Edmonton, AB Canada. I'd like to introduce myself and my brand new album Now and...Then. I started playing music with my Dad's band Duster, and we recorded 2 albums together which received nominations at the 2012 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, and 2012 Native American Music Awards for Best Country Recording and Best Duo or Group. My first solo album, ‘I Don’t Regret a Thing (2014),’ received the Best Country Recording Awardat the 2015 Indian Summer Music Awards. In February of this year I released my brand new album Now and...Then.
I released the first single "Kokum's Stories" back in March and the song has been well recieved by radio. Kokum's Stories is a very special song, I was able to use old video footage to extract my Kokum Agnes's voice, and include in the intro and outro of the song. Kokum? Kokum is the word for Grandmother in my grandmother's language, from the Saulteaux people. My Kokum Agnes was the eldest child of Paul and Madeline Acoose and was born in 1911 on Sakimay First Nation in southern SK. She was the strongest human being I've ever known and I miss her everyday. I hope you have a listen and consider adding Kokum's Stories to your playlist. My next single is called Dad's Guitar. I plan to release that song in two weeks time
SLIM ANDREWS Autumn of our lives (S) Attached is a release from Slim Andrews for your airplay consideration. "Autumn Of Our Lives" was written by Slim several years ago as a token of his love for his wife, Carole Ann. They were married in 2002, and this year marks the 16th anniversary of their wedding.
Slim had lost his wife, Gini, in 2001, and Carole Ann had been without her husband for several years. Because of their ages, neither one of them ever thought they would marry again, but it happened that they came together at a show in which Slim was performing and the two became introduced and found each other.
Every word in the song is true. "Autumn Of Our Lives" went on to win a "First Place" award in songwriting from the Pine Tree State Country Music Association of Maine.
Love is "a many splendored thing," and what a blessing it was for Slim and Carole Ann to find each other at an advanced age 16 years ago. Both are in their 80's today, and best wishes go out to them as they continue to sail the seas of old age together. Slim turns 87 on June 14. Slim was in the hospital recently for minor cancer treatment, and Carole Ann spent a few days in the same hospital, "St. Mary's in Lewiston, ME, for pneumonia. Both are now back home and feeling fine, and I'm very happy to share that good news with you
Country Datum: 2018-06-06 Label: ISRC:
BLANDADE ARTISTER Liva Music Compilation,May-June 2018 (A)
NEEDLE & SALT: Waiting I already sent you the first single from my newest project that call "Needle & Salt". Our newest single calls "Waiting". I hope you'll like it
JONESY I guess I´ll miss the horses (S) We are so excited to announce new music from Australia's Glenn Jones better known as "Jonesy".
"I Guess I'll Miss the Horses" is the first single off his new album "Jonesy - Every Day's Australia Day" due for release Mid June 2018.
As one of our loyal friends and supporters, we are pleased to be able to offer you access to the new song "I Guess I'll Miss the Horses" for radio airplay in advance!
ELDON HUNT Walking In A Lonesome Morning Rain (S) Writers: Lonnie C. Ratliff & Thomas Hans Ahlberg
Country Datum: 2018-06-03 Label: Lonnie Ratliff Promo ISRC:
You oughta know by now
Here is the new KATE RUSSELL presentation .
Please give this your careful attention as we believe Kate is an artist who deserves to be heard. She has been receiving great reviews in the USA and UK recently!
The current focus tracks are Dynamite and You Ought To Know By Now
ERIN HAY I´m a cracker barrel connoisseur (S) Writers: Lonnie C. Ratliff & Ronnie Scheuerman
Country Datum: 2018-05-31 Label: Westwood International Records ISRC:
BLANDADE ARTISTER CD Tex (A)
VINCE HATFIELD: I honestly love you Written by Peter Allen and Jeff Barry
TODD STERLING: Sunshine good time summer time Sunshine Good Time Summer Time? is the second single from Country-Rock singer-songwriter Todd Sterling's sophomore album, Pawnshop Guitar: A Poet's Prayer. The followup to the critically acclaimed single ?69 Chevy,? a song that garnered airplay in Canada, the USA, Europe and Australia, ?Sunshine Good Time Summer Time? finds Sterling heading to the lake to celebrate the sunny season with girl.
The elastic track will stir memories in the hearts of music lovers of hot days and spirited summer nights
MATT & THE HERDSMEN: Hello heartache This classic Honky-Tonk two-stepper is driven by pedal steel, guitar and fiddle and tells the story of running into an ex at a local dance hall.
We all know that coming off a fresh break-up isn't easy, especially if you were the one on the receiving end. Just when you think you have your life back together, "Hello Heartache" sums up what its like when that ex walks right in with their friends and no amount of liquid courage can prepare you for fighting the urge to not wake up in their bed
DERRYL PERRY: Lone star summer The heart of a troubador and the soul of a songwriter are both easy to please and hard to keep
satisfied. Derryl Perry is one Texan that has to both stay on the road in a high energy stage enviroment and also grind to keep rendering those precious private and introspective glimpses of the artist's take on life.
Derryl and his band, The Lonesome Devils, are both telling and living the story and has shared the stage with acts like Aaron Watson, the Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahue and the Josh Abbott Band.
Derryl's latest single release to radio, the self-penned ?Lone Star Summer,? is all about the rewards of a spicy hot summer that only true Texans can identify with as a first hand experience. As a Texan, he is deeply rooted in the dancehall approach to music, and it shines in his productions as well.
THE GREAT DIVIDE: Bound to be there soon The Great Divide have long been considered pioneers of the Red Dirt music movement and 2018 brings a brand-new chapter to their book. Celebrating 25 years, The Great Divide are set to release new music which will accompany a greatest hits album. ?Bound To Be There Soon?, a brand-new song, will lead the way by impacting radio May 2018. Many reunion shows are already planned or in the works across Oklahoma, Texas, and the Midwest. So be sure to join The Great Divide this summer in celebration of their 25th anniversary
RANDY OVERTON: The Fallen The Fallen is a tribute to those who serve and sacrifice for our liberties. This is to let them know someone is always watching over them as well
MARK POWELL: Keep it country With the recent release of his 5th studio album, ?Breaking Things?, Mark Powell is quickly leaving a footprint bigger than Texas, encapsulating a modern spice to traditional country music. The unique blend of authentic lyrics, vocal hints of Geroge Strait, versatility as an accomplished musician, and unsurpassed showmanship as an entertainer, Mark Powell is gaining international success as an independent singer and songwriter. As a 2nd generation professional musician, his father, Bishop, taught him the value of hard work in the music business. This hard work has lead to performing on some of the world?s largest stages and most elite songwriting rooms. Mark has written with the likes of hit songwriters: Dean Dillon, Bubba Strait, Jeff Hyde, Walt Aldridge, and many more. 16 other music artists have cut Mark?s songs, with 4 landing on the charts.
DANNY RAY HARRIS: Hello beer Written by Cory Lee Barker
AMY HOLDEN: Best Amy Holden is a Singer-Songwriter from the Piney Woods of East Texas. She began singing in church choir and school talent shows as a young child. Since beginning her career as a singer/songwriter Amy has performed in countless venues including the Dallas State Fair, The House of Blues, and the Blue Bird Cafe. This spring Amy became the number 1 artist on ReverbNation locally, nationally, and globally with her Debut EP Where I Begin. After moving to Nashville as a teenager, Amy developed a passion for playing the guitar and songwriting. For many years she has been mentored by songwriting proficient, John Defoore. Since the start of her career, Amy has been able to share her original music with thousands around the world. She has written hundreds of songs since discovering her love of songwriting, and continues to write daily, considering it to be an ever-evolving craft. Her musical style has been compared to leading country acts such as Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, and Martina McBride
BRIANA ADAMS: Gone Plenty of praise was handed out to Briana Adams during her debut radio tour in 2017. Texas/Red Dirt radio quickly learned that she was a down to earth, hardworking, fun loving girl from Winchester, Texas who had a big voice. And man, could she sing.
Briana?s newly released single is about the frustrations of being in a relationship that?s not going anywhere. ?Gone? is an upbeat tune about the decision to move on from a person in her life and highlights just how powerful her voice really is.
JADE MARIE PATEK: Dead flowers This song is the empowering message that no one can take your happiness away from you. Only YOU control your life and feelings. Keep moving forward no matter what tries to set you back
JEFF JACOBS BAND: Having to much fun Jeff Jacobs Band third single is one of the most popular live songs. How better to release but in a live version! This song is a staple in their live show and and gets everyone charged and having too much fun
DARREN MORRIS BAND: Preacher man Darrin Morris; "This is a song that I wrote about my Dads life and the legacy he left behind for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. It is true RED DIRT TEXAS, Thank you Dad for showing us how to live and teaching us the truth. I will see you again!"
ANNIE ROST: Texas hospitality Meet Annie Rost. With her incredibly welcoming voice and friendly demeanor, she is the perfect embodiment of SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY!
Annie picked up a guitar at the age of 12, and taught herself how to play so that she could share her love of music with others. Her journey, this far, has helped her develop & shape a musical, and artistic, flair all her own.
Annie says her latest album ?Wild Heart? brings out the, wild heart in her, and a surge of electricity into the instruments. ?I?ve been blessed by family, friends, community, musicians, songwriters, producers, who tell me to just be Annie?!
Annie explains that her music is her way of communicating, transitioning from one stage of her life to another, and remembering the past. It?s her way of communicating her soul and spirit, and a way to cleanse her own heart. Her ultimate desire is for her music to touch the lives of others and bring out these emotions in them too.
BRYAN ADAM JOYNER: Ain´t no Pat Green Bryan Adam Joyner once again takes us on a musical journey through his mind with "Ain't No Pat Green". In the lyrics "I can't seem to make this damn guitar sing...I'll never be as cool as Jack Ingram and I ain't no Pat Green" Bryan gives you insight into the frustrations singer/songwriters face at times, all with a humorous twist. Great upbeat tune that also highlights Bryan's talents on guitar as the picking grabs you as much as the lyrics. Roll down the window, turn it up and sing along!
HANNA GUSTAVSSON Hela natten lyser sommaren (S) ”Hela natten lyser sommaren” är tagen från kommande studioalbumet ”Hemåt” med albumrelease våren 2019, text och musik signerat begåvade Hanna Gustavsson och är mixad av Tobias Fröberg (Ane Brun, Frida Hyvönen, Jill Johnsson m.fl.)
Hanna debuterade stort 2014 med EP:n ”Vilda Blommor” och jämförelser med storheter som Agnetha Fältskog och Sheryl Crow gjordes, det fortsatte med flertalet konserter runt om i landet och förbandsspelningar till Miss Li och Lisa Miskovsky och på festivaler som ”Piteå Dansar och Ler” och ”Where´s the music?” m.fl. och Hanna Gustavsson uppmärksammades i media runt om i Sverige! Nu släpps äntligen ett första smakprov från kommande album ”Hemåt” och uppföljaren ”Hela natten lyser sommaren”!
På nya singeln och kommande album medverkar Hanna Gustavsson – Sång/gitarr, Gabriel Vailiola – Trummor, Andreas EA Olsson – Gitarr, Erik Andersson – Elbas, Anders Ludwigsson – Keyboard
FREUNDE California (S) Song is written by Heiko Freund and Daniel Schwarz. A Circle of friends. Musicians sharing a passion. Creating songs they love.
FREUNDE is a musical project created by producers and guitarists Heiko Freund (Zurich, Switzerland) and Daniel Schwarz (Los Angeles, California), who collaborate with various eclectic Swiss musicians who share their love for the American songwriting culture.
FREUNDE, which is German for “friends,” is made up of a circle of longstanding and new pals, including songwriters, singers, engineers, musicians and… drummers, who create a sound that is sure to give a unique listener experience with the image of the wide open spaces of the West. The musicians participating in the project all share a passion for music, sense of community and bond with Americana, Nashville Pop and Country Rock. Their line-up changes for every single song to maintain a fresh, fun and open-minded perspective on the music.
FREUNDE appear in public as a cartoon: the characters Bear, Annie, Billie-Joe and Fletcher pursuit their fortune as a band in an ongoing story.
BOBBY G. RICE Million dollar man (S) Bobby G. Rice is proof that music is a universal language. The legendary singer-songwriter struck success with a string of pop hit remakes in the early 70s that drew in country crowds, leading to 30 Billboard Chart hits, numerous awards and over four decades of entertaining.
2017 marks the 45th anniversary of the Bobby G. Rice smash number one hit, “You Lay So Easy On My Mind.” As the performer and songwriter, Rice earned CMA nominations for single and album of the year, as well as male vocalist of the year in 1973. And once again, stretching musical genres, Rice was further honored when such notable names as Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty Roy Orbison, David Houston, Kitty Wells, Jerry Springer, Bill Anderson’s Po’ Boys Band, Pat Boone and Andy Williams all recorded his signature song, “You Lay So Easy on My Mind.”
The mild-mannered artist developed his passion for music as a child on his family’s own radio show. His popularity quickly spread beyond his native state of Wisconsin with the 1970 revivals of the Jimmy Gilmore pop classic, “Sugar Shack” and Bruce Channel’s, “Hey Baby” followed by his versions of standards “Mountain Of Love” and “Suspicion.”
Bobby G. Rice’s smooth vocal styling placed more songs on the Billboard Top 10 Chart, including “You Give Me You,” “Write Me A Letter” and “Freda Comes, Freda Goes.” “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” and “My Special Angel” also hit the charts for Rice.
Bobby G. Rice’s achievements led to some historical stages. Rice performed on the Grand Ole Opry, the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, the Ralph Emery Show, Nashville Now, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, Midwest Country, The Bill Anderson TV Show, The Wilburn Brothers TV Show, The Ronnie Prophet TV Show (Toronto Canada BBC) and the Dean Martin replacement show Music Country USA on NBC.
As an entertainer, Bobby G. Rice continues to explore the latest outlets with the release of his music video, “Is This The Way You Say Goodbye.” Rice also continues to record, write songs and tour with the same motto he started with, “It’s all about the fans and giving them good music.”
DICK SCHWENK Along the road (A) Along the Road had its origins in 2012 as I sat and cried watching the documentary “Marley.” I was overwhelmed that a songwriting talent like Bob could be lost to the world so young, with so many songs not yet put down. And there were so many others, too ... Cat Stevens had walked away; Stevie Ray gone by accident; Otis Reading to a gunshot; and too many to overdose. It made me broke my heart that the world would never hear the songs that they should have finished. And it made me sad that I too had failed to get my songs out for anyone to hear
THE KREW To Hell with you (S) Hailed as "The Best Southern Rockers from the North" The southern/country rock band, The Krew has its roots in country, rock, blues, classic rock and roll, all with a modern flavor mixed in one. The Krew, led by the award winning singer/songwriter Jhonny K, dares their audience to not sing, dance, clap, and stomp along to their high energy music and performance. They have done two studio albums including the Award Winning album "Long Way Home" where two of the songs, "Set Me Free" and "What Are You Waiting For" that have been featured in Fox Sports broadcasts. In 2018 they released the hit song, "To Hell With You" from the Smoke Rising album which is their 4th album released
JACK TAYLOR Heart Road (A) Songwriter Jack Taylor leaves no heart string unstrummed as he digs down deep for this spellbinding debut of his new album! A Deep Country journey through the heart featuring some of Nashville's most highly sought after & recognizable singers & musicians!