Monday, May 4, 2015

CD: NORMA O'HARA MURPHY - Solid Gold

NORMA O'HARA MURPHY
Solid Gold
Hall of Fame- The Cuttin' Song - I'm A Cowgirl - Texas To Tamworth -Farther Down The Line - Warwick Rodeo - Solid Gold - Roughrider - Bundarra Dust - Paddy William - Gone Drovin' - Moonbi Range
 
Just a short time ago I reviewed an album by Wally Sanderson who makes his home in Queensland.  He's a great country singer and songwriter. Today, I have a most interesting Norma Murphy who makes her home in Warwick, Australia.  She's a horse girl, but more than that, she's a terrific 'traditional country' songwriter stylist.  On her song 'I'm A Cowgirl' she uses a little accordion to not only emphasize her love for horses, but to distinguish the music as old as the love of horses.  Quite well done I must say.  Norma says this is her last country album.  I certainly hope not. She's not only a very distinctive writer, she has the ability to 'sell' her songs.  That means she also has a great deal of vocal ability, and even though sometimes it reminds me of Jeannie C. Riley, sometimes she also reminds me of Loretta Lynn, but believe me, Norma's voice is her own.  She knows exactly where to put the emphasis on each and every song she has recorded in this 'solid gold' album.  What's best of all is her ability to use the 'story telling' abilities that all early country music writers had.  That has pretty much disappeared in 2015 country music heard in the USA on the radio, but it is still in the mind and heart of Norma O'Hara Murphy.  And, she knows exactly where the emphasis belongs on each and every story.  Most of the backing is terrific 50's to 80's style country backing, and Norma used some good musicians.  Garry Steele on accordion and keyboard; John Croker on bass; Rod McCormack on banjo (especially nice on 'Hall of Fame') and acoustic guitar; Claire O'Meara on fiddle; Big Blind Ray on the harmonica; Mark Punch on the slide guitar; Mike Fearnley on pedal steel (really giving the entire album the good country sound); with Rodney Ford on drums.  Some Australian reviewers have heard this CD before me, and they describe it as bloody beautiful, awesome and a masterpiece.  I would have to agree with that and more, Norma is a 'saint' in the manner in which she presents her music in the old-style of country music.  She's fighting the commercial interests all the way, and I suspect she has no desire to change that.  One of the ways she does this is performing with just her and an acoustic guitar at what she calls 'Bush Camp.'  What an incredible treat that must be for the fans and listeners.  All the way through this is one amazingly easy to listen to project. It is definitely going to the Rural Roots Music Commission for their evaluation for their CD of the Year awards this year.  My favorite song is 'Solid Gold'  Wow what a terrific song.  But then I listened to 'Rough Rider' and it sent chills up my back.  I'm pretty sure the RRMC is going to agree with me. 
RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International

CD: JULIA NEVILLE - Six Strings Are Hard On Diamond Rings

JULIA NEVILLE
Six Strings Are Hard On Diamond Rings
 
This is a 'single' song CD, extremely handy for DJ distribution, sent to me by Allen Karl, one of our very best classic country performing artists that comes to LeMars.  He's also the CEO of Century II Records in Nashville.  Donna Cunningham, Executive director of Artist Development for Century II, discovered this incredibly gifted young woman at the Southern Ohio Opry in Lucasville, Ohio.  This particularly well written song, a good 'story' song about being a musician, the demands of trying to earn a living doing that, and being in love, and being married, and being, yes BEING one of the many music makers, perhaps God's most underpaid servants, tells it like it is.  Extremely well written song, but it's Julia's voice that 'sells' the song.  It always takes two to tango, and music-maker Julia does the dance beautifully with Jason Deere who wrote the song.  This lovely girl has a hard ladder to climb, she already knows that, but I would suggest that Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, move over a little bit so Julia can easily get by you on those charts you think so highly of.  If you don't, she'll go over your head anyway.  Why?  Because Julia doesn't need the 'box' to make her sound good, and she's singing 'truth' an element that has sort of faded out of country music in Nashville.  Marty Martel produced, using some elegant musicians, just right for the job.  Not sure the Rural Roots Music Commission is up for "Contemporary CD Single of the Year" but I sure am going to press them for it.
RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - www.ntcma.net
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Kenny Chesney’s BIG REVIVAL 2015 Starts Stadium-ing

Kenny Chesney’s BIG REVIVAL 2015 Starts Stadium-ing

With Jason Aldean’s BURN IT DOWN TOUR, It’s Levi’s Stadium FIRST Ever Concert
 
Santa Clara, CA (May 3, 2015) – They started lining long before the 1 p.m. parking lot open to plant the flag of the No Shoes Nation! Without a cloud in the sky, the tail-gating – ringing the entirety of Levi’s Stadium – set the tone for a stadium-sized summer on Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival 2015 Tour, which teamed with Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour for the first of their dozen shows together.

“It’s an absolute honor to be here tonight and open the 49ers Stadium as the first music act,” the 8-time Entertainer of the Year said. “To feel your love, feel you energy... We are here tonight for one reason: because you are here with us tonight! That you care about music, that you have it in your life...”

Dressed in a faded grey t-shirt emblazoned with “Tuff Gong * Kingston, Jamaica” and jeans, the man The Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar” looked very much like the people who came to share the music, the night and the exhilaration. They cheered throughout the over two hour set, which saw the return of Aldean for an extended encore that included “Hurt So Good” and “The Only Way I Know.”

When Kenny Chesney kicked off his Big Revival 2015 Tour with two sold-out nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, he knew it was going to be a big summer. But as thrilling as the arena shows are, the man who’s the only country artist in Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years – headlining for only 12 – knows he’s the most alive when he’s taking his always high-energy shows to the largest venues.

“I could tell when I was in the box, being taken out to front of house before the show started, the folks in Santa Clara were ready,” Chesney laughed after. “You could feel the anticipation... You could hear the murmur. It was awesome! From the moment I was in the air, right through the end of that first song, it was this wave of whew coming at us – and it got bigger and bigger throughout the night.”

Rolling Stone opined The Big Revival “continuously brings a sense of musical energy and emotional urgency...” upon its release, and that fervor was palpable throughout a night. Playing to just under 46,000 in a single night, it was the kind of energy that only the No Shoes Nation seems to create. From the first notes of “Drink It Up” through ten songs, there was not a pause, a stop or a let up until the collective sigh of the yearning “You & Tequila,” then it was back into the full-tilt, high energy show fans come to expect.

“I know it’s gonna be rockin’ any time we come to the Bay area,” Chesney, who announced the 49ers’ 4th Round NFL Draft earlier in the day, enthused. “Maybe it’s the year away, maybe it was the full moon... But the crowd at Levi’s Stadium was one of the best crowds we’ve played to ever. They brought it hard, pushed us in the best way – and really took me and the band up with their singing, their cheering, their energy.”

Sunday, May 3, 2015

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Country Music News International Newsletter May 2. 2015

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Black Sunday '35 - Emi Sunshine and The Rain

Black Sunday '35 - Emi Sunshine and The Rain


Emi Sunshine is a very energetic and charismatic performer and you can feel that energy streaming through your speakers as well as if you'd seen her live. "Little Weeping Willow" sets the tone with a subject that is much more mature than what you would expect from a 10 year old girl as with all the other songs she writes and picks out to sing here. She holds nothing back in tracks like "Mathew", "Blue For You" and "My Time To Fly" and the title track about the dust bowl, "Black Sunday '35", gives me chills and goose bumps. So does "Sweet Lillie", a song that makes me think about a young Dolly Parton. If I am to make any more comparisons, which I never prefer to do, I can also mention Brenda Lee. This girl can stand to be compared with the best, but has her own very unique and distinct style of an eclectic mix of roots music. Emi Sunshine has everything of a seasoned performer in her with the essence of Appalachian mountain mist and tragedy, but also gratitude towards God for her mom, for her life and everything around her. She knows how to convey the soul of America to the listener. The entire album is history in the making in a double sense.

Production wise the album is laid back with a very acoustic, unplugged feel to it, letting the songs and the vocals take their rightful place in the spotlight. Looking at the cover you can see shiny, burnt orange framing a picture of a whirling dust-saturated wind coming at you. That is exactly what Emi Sunshine is. She comes at you with doom and gloom and exalting positive news at the same time. She knows how to tell a story, whether it is sad or joyful. Without explanations, Emi knows what life is without having to say a word: she sings it instead. If there ever was an album that wins on being listened to as is, song by song. this is it. You can buy it one digital file at a time, but might as well buy it as a whole, because you will end up wanting more - ending up with all the songs anyway.



Emi Sunshine has already performed as a guest artist on the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman several times and been featured on the nationwide TV broadcast the Today morning show. She is going to sign her album "Black Sunday '35" tonight after the Grand Ole Opry show.



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Meet and Greet with Dolly Parton, stay at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort


Meet and Greet with Dolly Parton, stay at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
 
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 1, 2015) — Dolly Parton today announced Dollywood’s 30 Days of Thanks, a month-long celebration designed to recognize the award-winning park’s loyal guests for helping create cherished family memories for 30 years.

During every park operating day in May, Dollywood will thank guests for their support with daily giveaways and prizes, including 2016 Dollywood season passes. Guests may register for the prizes at in-park kiosks located throughout Dollywood. Each day, 30 lucky contest entrants will win a 2016 Dollywood season pass. Additionally, each vehicle will receive a free car magnet upon entry to the park. The magnets include a link for guests to visit for free computer downloads.

The contest ends with an extraordinary grand prize with the ultimate Dollywood vacation package. Every person who enters at an in-park kiosk during the month of May is entered for the grand prize, A Dollywood Summer Vacation. This incredible prize includes four tickets to Dolly Parton’s Pure and Simple concert on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and a meet and greet with Parton prior to the concert. The grand prize also includes a two-night stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort (check-in date on Aug. 7 or 8), four tickets to both Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country waterpark, and four Dollywood 30th anniversary t-shirts.

Entrants in the 30 Days of Thanks contest must be 18 years of age. Each guest may enter only once per day. Grand prize winner will be contacted on June 1. Transportation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the grand prize winner is not included.

Dollywood celebrates its 30th anniversary season in 2015 with a schedule packed full of fabulous festivals, tremendous concerts and the same family fun guests have come to expect since 1986. For more information about Dollywood’s 30th anniversary, please visit www.dollywood.com.

ERIC CHURCH RESOLVES TICKET STAMPEDE WITH ADDITION OF SECOND SHOW


ERIC CHURCH RESOLVES TICKET STAMPEDE WITH ADDITION OF SECOND SHOW

Second rare solo performance in Nashville added due to overwhelming demand from fans

Tickets to Ascend Amphitheater Nashville show set for Friday, July 31 to go on sale Thursday, May 7 at 10 a.m. CT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Friday, May 1, 2015) – NPR has time-after-time praised Eric Church declaring his music “transcends the genre,” New York Magazine’s deemed him “not just the most consistent male country star of his generation but one of the brightest lights in any genre,” and SPIN Magazine praised him “the most exciting, sonically fearless singer in Nashville,” but Nashville? Right now they just call for MORE!

After announcing a rare solo performance opening Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater show one week ago for Thursday, July 30, ticket on-sales this week swiftly sold out in less than five minutes – too quick, actually, for many of the 7-time GRAMMY nominee’s own Church Choir to secure seats.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t listen to my fans, and this time they spoke up loud and clear,” shares Church. “I am keeping with the tradition of The Outsiders Tour in that no show will be the same, but I am adding a second night to ensure we can get all our friends in for this performance.”

Ascend Amphitheater has added a second night, Friday, July 31, 2015, with tickets going on sale to general public Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. CT. General admission pit and reserved seating is priced at $85 and general admission lawn seats are $45. For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster.com.

The CMA and four-time ACM Award winner finished 2014 as country music’s top-selling artist, with the year’s highest debut and sales of any release in the format as the critical and commercial success The Outsiders reached Platinum status, marking more than one million albums sold. Debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, The Outsiders garnered GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Top Album nominations and features his No.1 hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Talladega” as well as his current single “Like A Wrecking Ball.” The Outsiders is the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified Chief, (named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album) which featured five Top 20 singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of one million singles); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 singles each); and two No. 1 hits “Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of two million singles). Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me (2006) and his sophomore album Carolina (2009) are both RIAA Gold-certified. Carolina had three hit singles: the Top 10 “Hell on the Heart” as well as Top 20 hit “Smoke A Little Smoke” and Top 10 smash “Love Your Love The Most,” which were both certified Gold. Sinners Like Me spawned three Top 20 singles: “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me.”


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KELSEA BALLERINI NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY

KELSEA BALLERINI SHINES AT THE KICK OFF OF CMT’S “NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY” TOUR LAST NIGHT (4/30)


Rising Singer/Songwriter Tapped To Open For Lady Antebellum This Summer


“Love Me Like You Mean It” Top 15-and-Escalating At Country Radio




NASHVILLE, TN (May 1, 2015) – Last night (4/30), Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini shined in Grand Rapids, MI, at the kick off of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” tour - the network’s first-ever ladies-only tour. Ballerini is co-headlining the run with Jana Kramer, which will make 10 stops across the country this spring, including Chicago, Nashville and Orlando.

“I’ve been looking forward to this tour for quite a while, and this first night was full of girl-power,” shares Ballerini. “I feel so excited about where women are in Country music right now, and to be able to be one of the faces that gets to represent that with Jana, is such a big deal.”
With an energetic live show and playful tunes, it’s no wonder that Ballerini is gaining the attention of other headlining acts and will be joining select dates on Lady Antebellum’s WHEELS UP Tour throughout the summer.

Ballerini’s debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” (Ballerini, Kerr, Whitehead, Carpenter) is on the verge of Top 10 at Country Radio and released to rave reviews with Billboard praising the song as an "...Uptempo, take-charge anthem...”

The sassy tune will be featured on her highly anticipated debut album, THE FIRST TIME, releasing May 19th. Producers Forest Glen Whitehead (Black River Publishing) and Jason Massey highlight Ballerini’s adept songwriting across the 12-track project. Fans can get in on the excitement early with the album now available for digital pre-sale.

Newly crowned one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Ballerini has been garnering enormous buzz with a recent shout-outs from Superstars Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Kristian Bush and TODAY’s Hoda Kotb as well as landing on several 2015 “Ones to Watch” lists, including Billboard, Country Weekly, The Huffington Post, CBS Local’s Radio.com, Spotify, #CMChat, Country Music Is Love and more.

Hailing from Knoxville, TN, Ballerini moved to Nashville, TN at age 15 to chase the dream of becoming a songwriter.  At age 19, she signed a publishing deal with Black River Publishing in 2013 and later that year signed a record deal with Black River Entertainment.
Announced 2015 tour dates for Kelsea Ballerini:

*CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY tour dates

** Lady Antebellum WHEELS UP tour dates

April 30 - The Intersection | Grand Rapids, MI*
May 1 - Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill | Cincinnati, OH*
May 2  - Indianapolis, IN
May 7 - House of Blues | Cleveland, OH*
May 8 - Joe’s Bar | Chicago, IL*
May 9 - Lafayette Cajundome | Lafayette, LA**
May 10 - The Pageant | St Louis, MO*
May 12 - 3rd and Lindsley | Nashville, TN*
May 14 - Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill | Orlando, FL*
May 15 - The Swamp | Fort Walton Beach, FL*
May 17 - The Fillmore | Charlotte, NC*
May 28 - House of Blues | Myrtle Beach, SC*
May 29 - Harrisburg, PA
May 30 - Philadelphia, PA
May 31 - Fort Wayne, IN
June 4 - Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion | Bangor, ME**
June 6 - Heinz Field | Pittsburgh, PA
June 13 - BankPlus Amphitheater | Southaven, MS**
June 14 - Walmart MP | Rogers, AR**
June 17 - Wichita, KS
June 19 - Bands in the Backyard | Pueblo, CO
June 26 - Chippewa Music Fest | Cadott, WI
June 27 - Whitaker Ballpark | Lexington, KY 
 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Black River Entertainment

Friday, May 1, 2015

LUCAS HOGE SLATED FOR WRANGLER® NATIONAL PATRIOT TOUR

LUCAS HOGE SLATED FOR WRANGLER® NATIONAL PATRIOT TOUR

With Hoge as the Official Wrangler® National Patriot Artist, the Wrangler® National Patriot Program and Clothing Line Have Raised More Than $850,000 to Support The Needs of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers and Their Families
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2015) – In the words of Winston Churchill, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Freshly inked by Reviver Records and already tapped as Cabela’s® newest brand ambassador, bright-eyed newcomer Lucas Hoge, lives his life by that philosophy.

In his 2010 leading role on Animal Planet's “Last Chance Highway,” Hoge dedicated over a year of his life to find loving homes for stray and unclaimed shelter dogs who had been left abandoned with no where to go; and today, he continues to live out his philanthropic calling through support of the U.S. Military. In partnership with the all-American clothing line, Wrangler®, he will soon embark on the Wrangler® National Patriot Tour in observance of Memorial Day. As the only music artist on the tour, he will perform for brave servicemen and women at various forward operating bases throughout the Middle East.

"To get to be a part of this tour and spend one-on-one time with the heroes who are fighting every day for our freedom… it's a real honor for me,” Hoge said. But he knows the product of their sacrifice far outweighs anything he can do for them.

“I'm glad to try and bring some peace and comfort to them through my music, but having done these tours before, I've learned that what I get out of going and being there is far greater than anything I could ever give back. Just to meet our heroes face to-face, shake their hands, look them in the eye and thank them for what they do – that’s what this is all about. It's an unforgettable opportunity," he added.

In the time Hoge has served as the official Wrangler® National Patriot artist, the Wrangler® National Patriot Program and clothing line have collectively raised over $850,000 for wounded and fallen servicemen and women and their families. Contribution to those funds has come from the sale of Hoge’s self-penned, patriotic anthem, “Medal of Honor,” from which proceeds are donated per sale from the Wrangler® National Patriot website: wranglernationalpatriot.com.

Over the years, Hoge has toured throughout Iraq, Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Hawaii, Alaska and the Middle East performing for U.S. military troops, and his songs "Soldier's Creed," and "Medal of Honor" are both featured on his Music for Our Troops CD, which pays tribute to military members for their daily sacrifices. He is also involved with ThanksUSA.org, a charity that helps military families obtain scholarships for education, and in acknowledgement of his love for animals, is the official spokesperson for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet©, which fosters animals for soldiers while they are stationed overseas.

This spring and summer, Hoge will bring his traditional country sound and energy-packed performances to a slew of summer music festivals including the CMA Music Festival (Nashville, Tenn.), BackYard BBQ (Pueblo, Colo.), the Cuchara Country Music Festival (La Veta, Colo.), and many more.  He is also positioned to release a new single in 2015 called “Power of Garth” – a poignant ballad heralding the legacy of country icon Garth Brooks.

Though momentum will build as the small-town Nebraska native continues to chase his life-long dream in country music, he’ll always be focused on ‘giving back.’

Hoge was nominated for the Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Association’s “New Artist of The Year Award,” in 2011 after answering a woman’s dying wish to write a song inspired by her autobiographical poem, “How Was I To Know.”
  
For more information on Lucas Hoge and to purchase tickets for any of his upcoming shows, visit www.lucashoge.com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, too!

LUCAS HOGE 2015 TOUR, POWERED BY CABELA'S®
June 5 – Monte Rio, CA | Spring Concert
June 6 – Monte Rio, CA | Spring Concert
June 11 – Nashville, TN | CMA Music Festival
June 12 – Pueblo, CO | Back Yard BBQ
June 13 – Cuchara, CO | Cuchara Music Festival
June 27 – Oklahoma City, OK | OKC Fest
July 16 – Monte Rio, CA | The Grove
July 17 – Monte Rio, CA | The Grove
July 18 – Monte Rio, CA | The Grove
July 19 – Monte Rio, CA | The Grove
Dec. 3 – Las Vegas, NV | National Finals Rodeo
Dec. 4 – Las Vegas, NV | National Finals Rodeo
Dec. 12 – Las Vegas, NV | National Finals Rodeo

MOE BANDY AND GENE WATSON PERFORM FOR UPCOMING TV SHOW



MOE BANDY AND GENE WATSON PERFORM FOR
UPCOMING TV SHOW NEAR NASHVILLE ON MAY 12
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2015) – It's traditional country music at its finest!! Country music legends Moe Bandy and Gene Watson are set to perform hit after hit in a 3-hour concert being recorded as part of a new TV pilot. The big show is on May 12th at Joey+Rory's Farmhouse Concert Hall in Columbia, Tennessee located at 4554 Highway 421. Show time is 7:00pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. ALL SEATS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION. And, fans will be treated to an up close and personal meet & greet right after the show!

Moe Bandy and Gene Watson have been friends since back in the 70’s. Moe was coming onto the scene with “I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs” and Gene was singing about “Love in the Hot Afternoon.” These two classics marked the beginning of more than two decades of chart topping country radio hits respectively. They sure got it right when they chose these two compadres to fill a prime-time TV spot singing classic country songs, rendering true and real-life lyrics surrounded by fiddle and steel guitar!

Fans that would like to be a part of the studio audience – should hurry fast because only 230 tickets will be sold. Ticket price is $20 and available at www.joeyandrory.com.

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