Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Playlist & News week of 8th March 2014


8th March 2014 - BBC Playlist
Brand new music from Charlie Landsborough, David Nail, Rosanne Cash & The Zac Brown Band, plus classics from Mickey Gilley and The Statler Brothers. Tribute paid to Sheffield singer-songwriter and Nashville based artist Lorna Flowers who recently very sadly died and was buried in Nashville on Friday, March 7th.
Note: Keith Middleton was joined by Charlie Landsborough on The Late Show on BBC Radio Shropshire >> Listen back to the interview from 1 hour 20 (Available till March 15th)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Dance Little Gene | Album: Jambalaya The Definitive Collection 2-CD (Jimmy Fadden March 9, 1948) BIRTHDAY
Shantell Ogden - When You're Not | Album: Better At Goodbye MP3
Mickey Gilley - She's Pulling Me Back Again (March 9, 1936) BIRTHDAY
Carrie Underwood - Nobody Ever Told You | Album: Blown Away (March 10, 1983) BIRTHDAY
Zac Brown Band - All Alright | Album: The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1 (EP) NEW Single UK iTunes
Maria Byrne - Back To You EP Back To You  MP3 and UK iTunes
Charlie Landsborough - Come Together | Album: Here, There And Everywhere (out April 7th) CD
Kathy Chiavola - I Wouldn't Be Here | Album: Somehow CD - MP3  (written by Lorna Flowers)
Stuie French & Camille Te Nahu - The First Time | Album: Big Days & Little Years Import CD  Hotdisc #183 March 2014
Martina McBride - That's Me | Album: The Time Has Come
Daryle Singletary & Rhonda Vincent - We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds | Album: Only Me CD (Daryle Singletary March 10, 1971) BIRTHDAY
Eric Paslay - Friday Night | Album: Eric Paslay CD - Amazon.com 
Tracy Lawrence - Lie | Album: Headlights, Taillights and Radios (2013) MP3  
Amelia White - Goodbye Tonight | Album: Old Postcard NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes  
Statler Brothers - Maple Street Memories | Album: Definitive Collection (Jimmy Fortune March 11, 1955 & Lew DeWitt March 8, 1939) BIRTHDAY
Rosanne Cash - When The Master Calls | Album: The River & The Thread CD [Deluxe Edition]  MP3 - Amazon.com   
Dierks Bentley - Five | Album: RISER NEW (Out March 17th in UK) CD - MP3
Hayley Oliver - Two Hearts Dancing As One | Album: Two Hearts MP3  (Co-written by Lorna Flowers with Sue Bennett)  
Michael Martin Murphey – New Old Love | Album: Red River Drifter CD (March 13, 1945) BIRTHDAY
Suzy Bogguss - Going Where The Lonely Go | Album: Lucky NEW CD - UK iTunes
Jan Howard - A Bad Seed (March 13, 1930) BIRTHDAY
David Nail - The Secret | Album: The Fire NEW CD - Amazon.com 
Liz Anderson - Alpha & Emiga (single) UK iTunes
Charlie Worsham - Live Don't Die Easy | Album: Rubberband CD - UK iTunes
Sara Evans - Better Off | Album: Slow Me Down NEW CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Bob Woodruff - That Was Then (March 14, 1961) BIRTHDAY
Jann Browne – Sweethearts In Heaven | Album: Buckin’ Around MP3 (March 14, 1954) BIRTHDAY


  • Snapshot Country Aircheck's Insider News: March 11, 2014 -
  • Dolly Parton has topped the New Zealand all-genre album chart with the release of her latest album Blue Smoke. In addition, the musical masterpiece topped the Australian Country album chart for four consecutive weeks and hit #7 on the overall all genre album chart. Blue Smoke will be released in the United States on May 13, 2014.
  • Shantell Ogden a Nashville-based singer-songwriter is releasingLooking for My Last” from her new album BETTER AT GOODBYE as a single to European radio. The single is included on the March promo Hotdisc 183.
  • Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2014 Money Makers: Pop-country juggernaut Taylor Swift, crushed it on nearly every level in the past year, and claims the top spot on Billboard's annual Money Makers rich list. Swift proved adept at capturing revenue from every angle this year, earning a whopping $39,699,575.60. Fuelled by 2012's "Red," the singer's album sales were eighth among all of Billboard's Money Makers, while on the digital front she sold nearly 10 million downloads, ranking sixth, and fifth in streaming royalties -- tops in country music. Revenue from six months of touring the United States on the Red Tour tops all fellow money makers with an estimated take of $30 million. Boxscore. The tour also boasted lucrative sponsorships (Keds, Elizabeth Arden, Diet Coke) and a ravaged merch table, which averaged $17 per head. Joining Taylor in the Top 10 the Money Makers rich list were Kenny Chesney ($32,956,240.70) at #2 and Luke Bryan ($22,142,235.98) at #8.
  • Terri Clark's PledgeMusic campaign to fund her next studio album with fan contributions surpassed its goal in less than a month (730 pledgers raised 111% of the goal)
  • Miranda Lambert’s new album, PLATINUM, will be released on June 3. She wrote or co-wrote eight songs and chose the others based on how they reflected her personality or world view. The first single, "Automatic," suggests returning to a slower time and way of thinking. She contemplates her self-image in "Bathroom Mirror," takes on tabloid scrutiny in "Priscilla" and teams up with several guests on songs that underscore her range and willingness to experiment. The collaboration with Carrie Underwood on "Something Bad" brings together two of country's most popular stars. (Source  Associated Press)  
New on The Show:
Maria Byrne:
“Back To You” - Another fine UK talent, they're really upping their game, I love it, producing their own music, the whole EP very nice indeed - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Maria Byrne (Ireland)
London/Cork; is an Irish singer/songwriter, rooted in country and folk music

Blurb: Her music is a collection of intimate yet infectious songs, showcasing Maria’s beautiful voice along with some rousing harmonies and country fiddle. Based in London, Maria released her first EP 'All You Need' in 2010 followed by her debut 10 track LP 'Little Basement' on Oct 24, 2011. Both releases earned her live sessions with Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

Her new 6 track EP “Back To You” (M&D Records) Graphic was released March 7, 2014. Her EP launch party took place at city pub The Albany, Great Portland Street (a hop from Regents Park) in London on 20th Feb 2014 - Event Detail. - See the Facebook Gallery Photos . It’s currently ranked #71 in MP3 Downloads (Country) on Amazon UK and #732 on UK iTunes Top 1500 Counry Albums.

As a Pop-Up Stage artist Maria will perform on Saturday March 15th at Country to Country (C2C) at The O2, London on the Armadillo Stage between 14:45 - 15:05.
>> Watch her BBC Radio 2 live session
Available MUSIC:
BUY 'Little Basement' is available on Amazon UK and UK iTunes
‘Back To You” is available on Amazon UK and UK iTunes

Amelia White
"Goodbye Tonight" - I think you're going to enjoy it - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Beautiful Pop/ Americana
Raised In Virginia, and based in Nashville, Amelia White cut her musical teeth in the New England area, in the same scene that produced Mary Gauthier, Lori McKenna, and Aimee Mann.
Her music has been described as hard rocking-folkin-alt-art country. Her albums BLUE SOUVENIRS and BLACK DOVES (funzalo Records 2006) put her on the map with critical acclaims nationwide.
"The songs come out of me hard and heavy-- regularly. They walk the line between Neo Folk, raw well made rock, and rootsy pop. They have a lot of heart, and a good dose of intellect, and every few songs have a political and social consciousness....sometimes you have to listen twice to get em, though some can easily grab hold of you like an old Hank Williams. Some call them Indie Country, some Americana, Some Folk Rock. To me they are the stories of my life and love and what I see in my friends eyes, strangers stories” she shares. Read more about her on her Website Bio

Home, history and family take different shapes on her album Old Postcard released on March 4, 2014. Over steadily propulsive drums and echoing guitars, the album’s title track finds White looking back at the ghosts of her family, realizing that dreams that don't come true are still dreams after all.
Old Postcard features "haunting" melodies, something White, often compared to Lucinda Williams, embraces. "There's definitely some ghosts floating around in this album," she told USA Today
>> Watch "Ghetto" (official video)
Looking at Life Through an Old Postcard with Amelia White – No Depression Review

BUY "Old Postcard” is available on Amazon UK CD - MP3 and UK iTunes  

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