Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Voice season 7 Champion Craig Wayne Boyd has his wheels spinning fast

The Voice season 7 Champion Craig Wayne Boyd has his wheels spinning fast.

Since the Texas born, Nashville resident traditional country rocker Craig Wayne Boyd won the finale of USA's most popular TV music contest show, he has been signed to Dot Records, released his first single "My Baby's Got A Smile On Her Face", that debuted as a historically number one spot on the charts, performed on the Grand Ole Opry and has a tour schedule that is booked all the way into October.
Craig Wayne Boyd moved to Nashville in the early 2000s and got signed to EMI as a songwriter. He also played gigs both locally and nationally opening for big acts, but it was not until he entered the TV talent show The Voice that the general music loving public started being seriously charmed by his charismatic performances and soulful singing.

Some of his most memorable performances on The Voice are his audition with "The Whiskey Ain't Working", a soft and emotional "You Look So Good In Love", the heart and spirit lifting "The Old Rugged Cross" and a very refreshing version of Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line".
Besides touring, Craig Wayne Boyd is working on an album that is going to be released during 2015.

Link to Craig Wayne Boyd's debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeTeYnZAg6o


Shelly Ridge for Country Music News International Magazine

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Country Music News International Newsletter January 31. 2015

Country Music News International Newsletter January 31. 2015

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, The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , 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 ,Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , 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 The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , 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 , Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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WHEN FREE TIME TURNS INTO THE PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME

  

WHEN FREE TIME TURNS INTO THE PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME 

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage performed two sold out shows in Naples, Florida. We were expecting to travel after the show to Key West, Florida and record in Jimmy Buffett's Recording Studio.  After the show, we discovered it is illegal to park a bus of any kind in Key West, Florida. I called the campgrounds, and they were sold out of spaces till March, so our trip was cancelled. I began browsing Facebook, as I do each night before going to sleep. I noticed a friend had checked-in to see Merle Haggard, so I quickly looked up Merle's schedule, and found he was performing on Wednesday in The Villages, Florida.

I found the web site to buy tickets at The Savannah Center, and saw it was sold out.  I turned out the lights and laid down to go to sleep, then sat back up, remembering that Merle's driver Ray came to a show in Bakersfield, California.  I quickly sent a text to Ray, and told him we were in Florida, Merle's show was sold out, we couldn't get tickets, and that we would give anything to open a show for Merle Haggard.  He quickly texted back and simply said, "I will ask."

The next morning I woke up to a phone call that said they would love to have us open the show for Merle. I couldn't believe my ears.  I had sang on five songs with Merle Haggard and George Jones on their duet album Kickin' Out The Footlights Again; but somehow my path had never crossed the Mighty Merle.

At 7:30pm on January 28, 2015, on our free day, we ended up with the experience of a lifetime, and opened the show for Merle Haggard. We played two songs from our Grammy Nominated project, Only Me, then sang our acapella gospel song "His Promised Land" and ended with a medley instrumental featuring the entire band. Merle and his entire entourage and crew showed us an incredible hospitality that is unmatched. Merle watched our sound check, and the entire band watched our performance.  It was a dream come true that we will never forget.

I was thrilled to have a chance to visit with he and his wife aboard their tour bus, then later he posed for photos with the band and I. We told him about Hunter's wedding present to his wife, being a pot-bellied pig, and how she had named it Merle Hoggard.  The Hag even signed a photo of the piggy that will be framed. 

Merle writes songs every day, and my new dream is to record a song with him; and hopefully one he's recently written.

Our journey now takes us to Miami, FL where we will sail aboard the Country's Family Reunion / Larry's Country Diner Cruise. We will return to Nashville on Sunday 2/8/15 to view The Grammy's from The Listening Room and also perform Sunday night at the National SPBGMA Awards. 

The fun continues!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

BRENDA LEE SUPER BOWL WEEKEND


BRENDA LEE STAYS "COMMERCIAL" WITH APPEARANCE ON THIS WEEKEND'S SUPER BOWL TELECAST

Music Icon Proves Enduring Voices & Timeless Songs
Always Win In The Game of Life

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 30, 2015) Move over Katy Perry! This Sunday’s Super Bowl 49 telecast on NBC –expected to top last year’s record of 112.2 million viewers—will have another voice to be heard in the run down of not-to-missed moments highlighting this weekend’s Patriots-Seahawks face-off.

Music icon Brenda Lee whose industry sales top the 100 million mark globally is the recognizable voice viewers will hear behind this year’s eye-popping Super Bowl Ad for Victoria’s Secret. As the “angels” spread their wings and strut their impressive stuff on Victoria’s runway, Brenda’s sultry crooning of “I’m In The Mood For Love” will definitely add another memorable highlight to her already incredible list of career credits.

 
“I’m In the Mood for Love” –written by veteran tunesmith Jimmy McHugh and co-writer Dorothy Fields, turns 80 this year. Originally released in 1935, it has been recorded by over 100 artists—including celebrated voices spanning the generations of music — Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Barbra Streisand—to modern turns at the microphone from artists as diverse as the Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart, James Taylor and Amy Winehouse.

In the midst of such stellar competition, now from her rarified perch as a member of the Rock & Roll (and Country) Music Halls of Fame--- Brenda Lee is particularly proud that her vocal rendition gets to score a Super Bowl touchdown. She attributes the honor to having had a great coach.

She noted is a recent interview, “As a young artist, I learned from the best—my producer the legendary Owen Bradley. Owen sat me down when we first began working together in the studio and said, ‘Brenda, always remember a classic song will live forever.’ In the midst of cutting the hits I enjoyed in my teens—songs such as I’m Sorry, All Alone Am I, Break It To Me Gently—Owen would insist we take time in our song searches to listen together and find great, timeless songs such as ‘I’m In The Mood For Love’ to be included on my album releases. We originally cut the song in 1961 and it was released on one of my best ever selling albums, Emotions, virtually introducing this wonderful piece of music to a whole new generation of listeners.”

No matter how much air is in the Super Bowl football this Sunday—one thing is certain. Brenda Lee proves that great artists and great songs always endure.

COUNTRY STAR COLT FORD ‘CRANKS IT UP


Colt Ford

COUNTRY STAR COLT FORD ‘CRANKS IT UP’ ON AXS TV FEBRUARY 10 WITH FIRST-EVER CONCERT SPECIAL AND AN APPEARANCE ON ‘DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL’

Ford Makes a Special Appearance on AXS TV’s Country Music Docu-Series
‘DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL’ at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

‘COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES’
Immediately Follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT  
LOS ANGELES – Jan. 29, 2015 – Country artist and hit songwriter, Colt Ford, brings his hard rockin’ music to AXS TV when the network premieres the concert special, COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES, Tuesday, February 10 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The concert special follows Ford’s guest-appearance on AXS TV’s country music docu-series DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. In this episode, Ford joins the mother-daughter trio Lucy Angel in the studio, adding a verse to one of their songs.
COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES features Ford and his band performing an electrifying, high-energy show at the Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. The first-ever concert special spotlights tracks from Ford’s entire career, ranging from his newest single “Crank It Up” to many of his top hits such as “Drivin’ Around Song,” “Ride Through the Country” and “Chicken & Biscuits.”
On the night’s all-new episode of DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL titled “Happy G-Manniversary,” Lucy Angel band members Kate Anderton and her two daughters Lindsay and Emily work with Ford to produce a song for their new album. Meanwhile, Kate’s husband G-Man enlists his two sons’ help in planning a heartwarming surprise for his wife to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
“Colt Ford’s concert special and featured appearance on DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL are the perfect pairing of music and TV,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s vice president, music programming and production. “This double-dose of Ford will liven up the night for country fans everywhere.”
DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL airs on AXS TV Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

RAY PRICE "For The Good Times" IN TEXAS

RAY PRICE "For The Good Times" Exhibit To Be Unveiled February 28 At Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

New Display Features Over 60 Items From Price's Long Career
Janie Price with TCMHF Director 
Tommie Ritter Smith

 
Nashville, TN (January 30, 2015) - A special exhibit honoring Country icon RAY PRICE and titled "For The Good Times" will be unveiled on Saturday, February 28 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas.  The new display will feature over 60 of the star's personal items, and represents Ray's many career accomplishments and his lifelong commitment to his craft.  Following a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, fans can tour the exhibit for the day, free of charge.

    Among the treasures they will see:
  • A custom Nudie suit
  • Ray Price Cherokee Cowboy tour jacket circa 1950s
  • Grammy Award for 1970 Best Country Vocal Male for "For The Good Times"
  •  Billboard Award for 1959 Best Single of the Year for "Heartaches By The Number"
  • Cash Box Country Awards for 1959 Best Country Male Vocalist of the Year and 1988 Best Country Male Vocalist of the Year
  •  Academy of Country & Western Music 1970 Album of the Year for "For The Good Times"
  • Custom saddle designed by Billy Cook
  • The President's Cup Aksarben trophy awarded for First Place win by Price's Thoroughbred Sea Phantom (1971)
  • Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson (1972) thanking Price for personal performance
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band will provide entertainment, and numerous special guests are expected to appear throughout the day.  Ray's widow, Janie Price, will be on hand to discuss the exhibit's special items and to sign autographs.

A 2006 inductee into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Price's previous exhibit was "a bit smaller," according to Janie.  "With the excitement of his new CD, Beauty Is ... the final sessions, the Museum wanted to enhance Ray's display, and that tied in nicely with a 3,000 square-foot expansion to their existing exhibit space."  She adds, "Ray was so proud that he was able to accomplish his dream of becoming an international star, but he was most proud to be a Texan, and to be able to give back to his home state.  To have this new exhibit so close to home, as we continue to write the last chapter in his life story, is a special honor."

Tommie Ritter Smith of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame notes:  "We are thrilled to have formed this partnership with Janie to honor the great Ray Price.  He was very special to us.  We hope his fans will visit our exhibit and love it as much as we do."

Although Price passed away in December 2013, accolades and awards continue to pour in.  The Beauty Is ... project garnered a unique Honorable Mention on Billboard.com's The 10 Best Country Albums of 2014 list, and grabbed the #1 spot on TheNashvilleBridge.com's Top 10 Albums list.  The disc debuted at #22 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, giving Ray his highest solo appearance on that chart in over three decades.  Additionally, his duet with Martina McBride, "An Affair To Remember," scored as #8 on the Hotdisc International Chart's Top 30 Most Popular Songs of 2014 list after three consecutive weeks at #1.  Recently, ESPN-TV soundtracked their College Football Playoff ads with Price's "For The Good Times" and Country's Family Reunion Tribute To Ray Price aired on RFD-TVFeatures on the Grammy Award-winner can be found on RollingStone.com, Billboard.com, CMACloseup.comTheBoot.comCountryStandardTime.com, Examiner.comHallels.com and MusicNewsNewYork.comEarlier this month, a new single, "I Wish I Was 18 Again," was released.  The CD, on Amerimonte Records, can be purchased at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations, Hastings Stores, Wal-Mart, Amazon and other retailers. 

ABOUT RAY PRICE
Born in 1926 in Peach, Texas, Ray Price defined two major eras of Country music.  His barroom Shuffle classics made him a master of the honky-tonk style of the early 1950s, and a cornerstone of the Nashville Sound-era with a string of smooth ballads throughout the '60s and '70s.  Best known for his iconic rendering of the Kristofferson smash "For The Good Times," the Cherokee Cowboy charted over 100 times with 46 Top Ten hits, nine #1 singles and five #1 albums.  A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Ray enjoyed Gold and Platinum album sales, won two Grammy® awards, took home a CMA trophy, earned two ACM awards - and his place in the Country Music Hall of Fame and in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.  A "gentlemen's gentleman," Price fought pancreatic cancer to complete his final album project with legendary producer and longtime friend Fred Foster.  Beauty Is ... the final sessions was released in April 2014. 

50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees

50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees: RCA's Miranda Lambert leads nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards with eight, followed by seven for Capitol's Dierks Bentley, five for Republic Nashville's Florida Georgia Line and four each for Capitol's Luke Bryan, Blue Chair/Columbia's Kenny Chesney and EMI Nashville's Eric Church. The nominees:
Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line.
Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton.
Female Vocalist: Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.
Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae, The Swon Brothers.
Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.
Album: Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason AldeanPain Killer, Little Big Town; Platinum, Miranda Lambert; Riser, Dierks Bentley; The Outsiders, Eric Church.
Single: "American Kids," Kenny Chesney; "Automatic," Miranda Lambert; "Dirt," Florida Georgia Line; "Drunk On A Plane," Dierks Bentley; "I Don't Dance," Lee Brice.
Song: "American Kids," Kenny Chesney; "Automatic," Miranda Lambert; "Drink A Beer," Luke Bryan; "Follow Your Arrow," Kacey Musgraves; "Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church; "I Hold On," Dierks Bentley.
Video: "American Kids," Kenny Chesney; "Cop Car," Keith Urban; "Drunk On A Plane," Dierks Bentley; "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell; "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood.
Vocal Event: "Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton f/Ashley Monroe; "Meanwhile Back At Mamas," Tim McGraw f/Faith Hill; "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood; "The South," The Cadillac Three f/Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Mike Eli; "This Is How We Roll," Florida Georgia Line f/Luke Bryan.

Country Music News International Newsletter January 30. 2015

Country Music News International Newsletter January 30. 2015

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, The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , 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 ,Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , 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 The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , 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 , Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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