Thursday, July 31, 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter July 31. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter July 31. 2014

Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, Courtyard Nashville Downtown http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnadt-courtyard-nashville-downtown , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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CD: Sammy Kershaw - DO YOU KNOW ME? (A Tribute to George Jones) http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2014/07/cd-sammy-kershaw-do-you-know-me-tribute_31.html
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George Ducas --- 12-Pack

George Ducas  ---  12-Pack

  1. George, what is your earliest musical memory? The Willie and Family LIVE album and his [Willie Nelson’s] RED HEADED STRANGER record. It sounded like what I was playing. My stepmom introduce me that type of music.

  1. Name a song, in any genre, that you wish you had written. I can turn the radio on and pick anything. Bruno Mars is phenomenal, the way he marries R & B with modern pop. Anyone of his songs I wished I’d written.

  1. If they made a movie about your life, what would it be called? Umm [pause] “The Outsider.” I always feel like I’m doing my own thing.

  1. Which song or album are you listening to the most right now? Gone off of regular radio. I’m into satellite radio. I love the channel Hits 1, The Highway, and NFL Network; I love Willie’s Place, I go by the Elvis Network, Vinyl channel.

  1. If you walk in some else footsteps for for a day, who would it be?  Jesus, I bet that’s common!  [PRESHIAS: Not as common as you think.] I think it would be very hard to walk in his shoes for a day. It wouldn’t all be all cloud nine. He has a lot prayers to answer. A lot of weight would come with that job!

  1. Please finish the sentence: I would love to have been there in musical history when…… I would probably go with the first Woodstock, Hendrix’s and that whole music revolution going on. The Stones concert when they were evolving as ‘Rock Megastars.’ Being there on Ed Sullivan witnessing the Beatles first appearance. The Kiss first super concert. Any one of those times would have been special.

  1. Outside of music, what do you like to do to relax? Oddly enough hanging with my kids, boy and a girl. They are great little people. Love to travel to the Caribbean.

  1. If you could have dinner with Keith Whitley or Phil Everly, which would it be and why? That’s is a tough call, they are so different in styling. I knew about the Everly Brothers first. They were harmony driven. Harmony wasn’t on Willie’s Family album that I was used too. Opening doors to a new level of music. No offense to Keith. I musically feel that connection to Phil more so.

  1. If you could record or perform a song with another artist or group, who would that “dream duet” be?  Blake, would be fun to record with… But I think I’ll stir things up and say Miranda! [smile]

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I actually like Nashville. I don’t like it from December to March (He smiles). “No, I really do like Nashville. I’d like to live somewhere on the water, to be honest. I have a bunch of answers. Florida, California (if I didn’t have kids) and Tennessee. If I didn’t have to work, I’d live on an island.”

  1. Who are your heroes or role models, personally and musically?  My dad is one. Steve Ducas, I’ll use as my personal one. As I grow older I have learned to appreciate him more. My music role models are Willie and Buck Owens. I really like Dwight’s musical style; he just isn’t as personally warm as the others. Buck took me under his wings before he died and that meant the world to me.

  1. If you were to ‘Have a little talk with Jesus, what might you two discuss? First thing I would do is to ask for guidance to help me say the right things to guide my children in the right direction and to the right path. The right amount of sternness, warm and forgiveness. I would ask that he do the same for their mom and show me the right way. --- End

     Preshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine

David Shelby -- 12-Pack


David Shelby -- 12-Pack

  1. David, what is your earliest musical memory? “Coming from a proud Russian / Polish heritage was my father getting me an accordion and getting accordion lessons from my father.”

  1. Name a song, in any genre, that you wish you had written. -- Pause, “That is hard question. “A Song For You,” by Ray Charles.”

  1. If they made a movie about your life, what would it be called? “Haha… “Never Take It Too Seriously.” (He smiles)

  1. If you could be somebody else for a day, who would it be? “I would to be President for a day, no matter who is in the office. I really want to know, what really happened to JFK, and does the pentagon have real aliens. I wanna use that day to learn all the secrets!”

  1. Outside of music, what do you like to do to relax? “Horses, I have several horses and I have my pilot’s license. So in the air on the ground, I am happy.”

  1. If you could have dinner with George Strait or George Washington, which would it be and why? “That’s another hard one. But I going to say George Strait. Not to bug him about music or his career, because he seems like a really cool guy, I’d ask him things like “Where do you like to fish?” … Just everyday living questions.”

  1. If you live anywhere in the world, where would it be? “Hands down Key West! It’s warm and beautiful….”

  1. If you could record or perform a song with another artist or group, who would that “dream duet” be? “Garth Brooks, he just seems to me to a great artist to have that opportunity with.”

  1. Who are your heroes or role models, personally? “My personal hero is my father. Being from Detroit, he was a mechanical engineer and when he got laid off, he started from nothing with his business in our basement to a very successful mechanical engineering firm. He is my hero.”








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  1. Who are your heroes or role models musically? “On the professional level; Garth Brooks. He is my biggest influence. Watching him as I was growing up is the reason I am doing music today. The more I learned about the more respect I had for him as a man and as a father wanting to put his kids first. I am really glad he coming back to full time in the music.”

  1. Which song or album are you listening to the most right now? “A bunch of work CD’s and a bunch of demos, fortunately because I am in the studio with my producer Teddy Gentry (Co-founder of Alabama) working on my new project. So it’s all work instead playing “music” for fun.”

  1. If you only have one CD for seven days on a deserted island, what artist would it be? “Oh, wow -- that’s another really hard question! Aughhh, Can it be a box set?” (Ok, I’ll GIVE YOU THAT) Yea, Garth Brooks Boxed Set!!


Preshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine

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CD: Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers - Danger Moved West

Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers - Danger Moved West

Danger Moved West- Little Ole You- You Made a Hit- Strange Things- The Blues Come Around-
Honey- Fine Tuning Buddy- I Ain't that Strong- Do You Wanna Rock- So You Think You'll Come
Back- Knock Knock Rattle- Falling for You- Make the Most of It- I've Got Leaving on my Mind- Blue Days, Black Nights- I Can't Stop Lovin' You

     It was the stangest thing.  I would play this album and I found myself traveling back in time,
over and over again... I found myself thinking I am listening to the 1950's.  I'm listening to some long lost Johnny Cash, or Buddy Holly song.  Which is another element of the album that I enjoyed.  It was very ecclectic in the number of influences it drew from.  One song might feel like Rock-a-Billy, the next Elvis, John Cash era country... every song built a larger and larger foundation. 
    This said, I am a critical person by nature, and if I'm gonna compliment someone... I also try to dig and find some things I don't like about their work... I know some folks don't like to hear criticism, and I don't want to give it unless... It is something I actually felt worth talking about in the first place.  I can only ask you take it into consideration when weighing out my opinions. 
       What I didn't like was... the sound production at times felt like it was produced in the fifties as well.  The first four songs on the album were quick paced, but because of this pacing and the vocals being over powered by the rest of the band... I struggled to hear the words Miss Mary Ann was singing.  In principal I liked the opening song, "Danger Moved West" with its country ballad structure.  I just wished I could have heard it better.  

        I really enjoyed her version of Hank Williams, "The Blues Come Around," which thankfully didn't feel Bluesy at all to me, but wherein Miss Mary Ann's voice resounded.  It also had plenty of stand up bass, and electric guitar for those who'd hear it.  While Miss Mary Ann wrote six of the songs played, another one of my favorites, and one some of you might recognize is the Rex Allen song, "Knock, Knock Rattle," originally penned by Clyde Mitchell. 

         Overall it was a great album.  I hope you get a chance to buy a copy, or see this band live in concert, and hear it for yourself.


Michael Markman for Country Music News International Magazine

CD: Sammy Kershaw - DO YOU KNOW ME? (A Tribute to George Jones)


DO YOU KNOW ME? (A Tribute to George Jones)
Sammy Kershaw [Big Hit Records]
Album review by Preshias for Country Music News International Magazine

Okay, so nobody can sing a George Jones song like George Jones. But if anyone can come close, it’s Sammy Kershaw.

July 2014 saw the release of DO YOU KNOW ME (A Tribute to George Jones), Kershaw’s tenth studio album, not counting ‘Greatest Hits’ compilations, two Christmas albums and a couple of collaboration discs, one with Lorrie Morgan and one with Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin.

Kershaw’s voice has often been compared to that of George Jones, and with justification. But he is much more than a Jones impersonator, and with a notable musical career that has spanned decades, he is long past being seen as a Jones wannabe.

In fact when Kershaw was around fourteen years old, he opened shows for Jones and they subsequently developed a friendship that lasted for more than forty years. In 1994, Kershaw and Jones finally got to record a duet, “Never Bit a Bullet Like That,” an event that Kershaw has described as one of the greatest moments of his life.

The new album contains Kershaw’s versions of twelve iconic George Jones songs and Kershaw has said that his problem was deciding which songs to leave out rather than which to include, so there are bound to be some fan favorites that didn’t make the cut. But of course the set includes “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Sammy’s spoken recitation raises the same goose bumps as George’s original. Among the other stand-out tracks: “The Race is On,” the boozy, hiccupping “White Lightning” and “She Thinks I Still Care.”

George’s daughter Georgette Jones joins Kershaw on the song, “Near You,” the 1977 number one hit that Jones had recorded with his then-wife (and Georgette’s mother) Tammy Wynette, a track that will be particularly poignant for fans who remember the tumultuous Jones/Wynette relationship and how Georgette was no doubt affected by the pain.

Two new, non-Jones, tracks are included here, but certainly seem right at home. Kershaw shrewdly chose the original “Do You Know Me” (Johnny Holland / Billy Lawson) as the album’s title track, rather than taking an easier route. In essence, the lyrics of the song could equally relate to the lives of either Jones or Kershaw… or both.

The other original, the self-penned “The Route That I Took,” closes out the album, and the moving lyrics are almost a teaser for an autobiography that Kershaw has hinted will be forthcoming.

When it comes to tribute albums, you’ll never please all the people all the time because, by their very nature, they invite comparisons with the original. In the case of DO YOU KNOW ME, the tribute truly works – for fans of George AND Sammy – mainly because of the love and respect that comes through with Kershaw’s performance.

After fifty years of payin’ dues
I still work and I still sing the blues
Do you know me?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter July 30. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter July 30. 2014


Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, Courtyard Nashville Downtown http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnadt-courtyard-nashville-downtown , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

You can publish the Newsletter to your websites or forward to your friends. If you want to publish some of the interviews, please contact me.

Hier sind jetzt Eure Country Music News des Tages von Country Music News International Magazin http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.de . Eure Country Music News werden unterstützt von Courtyard Nashville Downtown http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnadt-courtyard-nashville-downtown , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info/

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An der Pfingstweide 28
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Phone: ++49 6101 544613
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A ROWDY, SHOUTIN’ RISE UP THE CHARTS



Nashville, Tenn. - Country darling Morgan Riley has spent the last two months climbing the charts with her single, “Rowdy Shoutin’ Cowboys.”  The single is sitting at 39 on the Indie World Country Record Chart, and it was the highest debut of the week.  This is the first single off of Riley’s first ever country album, Collage. 
Stations in over 14 states have put “Rowdy Shoutin’ Cowboys” into rotation.  The song has also been voted onto the globally syndicated country top 40 countdown, The Iceman’s New Country Artist Top 40.
Riley has been a guest on numerous radio shows including The New Buzz 101 New Country in San Francisco and Thunder 102 in New York, as well as done interviews with country music blogs including fan favorite, Country Music Junkie.  The music video for “Rowdy Shoutin’ Cowboys” is also in rotation on CMT, MTV and VH1.
Riley was destined to be a star from the start and was already performing at weddings and anniversary parties by the age of 5.  At age 18, with years of experience behind her, Riley moved to New York City and began regularly performing and recording with a pop R&B group.  However, Riley struggled to find her true sound, and subsequently moved back to South Carolina, where shortly after, she began working with producer Chris Clay (TLC) on her first album, Affinity. 
After hearing the record, music producer and engineer Frank Green quickly signed Riley to his label, Skytone Entertainemnt, where they began writing Collage.  Collage will be released later this summer.  Until then, Riley is busy with a string of summer shows and upcoming interviews in support of the album release.
So, what are you waiting for?  Turn it on, and turn it up!  You can find Riley’s hit single along with the rest of her album on iTunes or a hard copy of her album is available by request. 

VINCE GILL, DEANA CARTER, COLLIN RAYE, EXILE, RAY STEVENS

VINCE GILL, DEANA CARTER, COLLIN RAYE, EXILE, RAY STEVENS AND OTHERS TO APPEAR ON FUTURE EPISODES OF LARRY'S COUNTRY DINER

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2014) – Larry's Country Diner is a unique down-home variety show which integrates entertainment, interviews and music in a weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio audience in a country diner setting. The show, which is Nashville’s only weekly variety show still in production, features regular characters including Larry Black, Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps, Waitress Renae and avid church lady, Nadine, along with special guest appearances by country music artists of yesterday and today.

One of the last remaining vestiges of live-to-tape, spontaneous variety programming on television today; the prevailing attitude is “the cameras are always rollin’... and we don’t care.” The fact that plates are dropped or broken during a performance, a rack of knives and forks are dumped on the floor or that some of the lights go out while they are filming only adds to the show’s mystique and contributes greatly to its success.

On August 4th and 5th, Ray Stevens, Margo Smith, Exile, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, Charlie McCoy, Deana Carter, Mountain Faith, and Collin Raye will tape the next installment of shows in front of the mere eighteen tables at Larry’s Country Diner.

Since its initial airing on August 3, 2009, Larry’s Country Diner has produced over 100 episodes and has become one of the most popular shows on RFD-TV, garnering 1.5 million viewers monthly, and with their additional showing on FamilyNet they continue to grow.  The wholesome menu of entertainment served up by “Larry’s Country Diner” satisfies an unfed marketplace of traditional Country Music fans, regularly garnering top-viewership for ages 50+ in Primetime across all networks. Additionally, tens of thousands of fans across the nation have purchased the DVD series or signed up for the Diner’s “On-Demand” online subscription service.
 
Currently, there is a 2-year waiting list to be seated in the diner for a television taping, making it one of America’s most-exclusive Country Music “eateries.”

  ABOUT LARRY'S COUNTRY DINER:  
Larry’s Country Diner is another product of Gabriel Communications, started in 1996. Owned and operated by long-time disc jockey, Larry Black, the company specializes in “Reunion Videos.” The success of this series spurred the creation of more than a dozen more projects featuring hundreds of songs and stories as well as Country’s Family Reunion News, a monthly newspaper which highlights the music of yesteryear.

KRISTIAN BUSH TAKES THE LEAD

KRISTIAN BUSH TAKES THE LEAD ON DEBUT SOLO SINGLE “TRAILER HITCH”

New Single Hits Country Radio And Digital Retailers

Top 3 Most Added And Positive Reviews Are Loading Up

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Streamsound Records  
Nashville, TN – July 29, 2014 – After revealing his debut solo single on Rolling Stone Country, GRAMMY-award winning artist Kristian Bush takes the lead with “Trailer Hitch hitting Country radio and digital retailers nationwide. Named USA Today's "Song of the Week," the infectious tune is the 3rd most added single at Mediabase with 32 first week stations. "Trailer Hitch" brings Bush’s voice front-and-center and is the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album. Executive produced by Byron Gallimore, the album will be released on Streamsound Records.
 
"This song has three of my favorite things in it: a beat that never stops, a message that lies underneath, and some of my best friends writing and playing it with me. There is so much joy in this new beginning, in watching people’s eyes when they discover my voice, and in watching them dance when they discover this song. I am thrilled to use this as an introduction to who I am as a solo artist,” says Bush.
 
Written by Bush along with his brother Brandon Bush and Tim Owens, “Trailer Hitch,” is a clever and light-hearted tune that subtly carries the message of enjoying the gift of giving back over the desire for materials things.

Music critics across the country have embraced Bush’s solo debut with rave reviews: 

“The grainy, gravelly voice that was sublimated in Sugarland is presented with
front-and-center clarity.” 
– Billboard
“Sugar-less but oh so sweet.” – The Boston Globe 
"'Trailer Hitch' has a loose, carefree vibe and extolls the virtues of living for today.” – Country Weekly

Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.

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