Saturday, 19 July 2014

Playlist week of 12th July 2014


12th July 2014 – BBC Playlist

Playlist week of 12th July 2014

Brand new music from Joni Harms, Rascal Flatts and Otis Gibbs, plus classics from The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Garth Brooks - That Summer | Album: Ultimate Hits 2CD 
Victoria Shaw - The River | Album: Old Friends New Memories MP3 (July 13, 1962) BIRTHDAY
Dean Alexander - Live A Little NEW Single MP3
Hannah Aldridge – Lonesome  | Album: Razor Wire (May 2014) MP3 UK iTunes
John Michael Montgomery – Sold | Album: Very Best Of CD
Faith Morley – Tonight | Album: Morning Star MP3
Otis Gibbs - Nancy Barnett | Album: Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Virginia Luthiers – Home  
Madeline Smith - Catchin’ Fireflies | Album: Madeline Smith (2013) CDMP3 - UK iTunes NEW Hotdisc #187 July Single
George Ducas - Ain’t That Crazy | Album: 4340 CD
Rhonda Vincent & Willie Nelson - Only Me | Album: Only Me CD - (Rhonda July 13, 1962) BIRTHDAY
Louise Mandrell - Some Of My Old Friends Are Old Songs | Album: Anthology MP3 (July 13, 1954) BIRTHDAY
Maggie Rose - Girl In Your Truck Song NEW Single 
Del Reeves - Looking At The World Through A Windshield (July 14, 1933; died January 1, 2007 (aged 74)) BIRTHDAY
Steff Mahan - Where I’m Coming From | Album: Where I’m Coming From (Oct 2013) MP3
Kenny Chesney & McAnally - Down The Road | Album: Lucky Old Son CD (Mac McAnally July 15, 1959) BIRTHDAY 
Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy - Can’t Get Over You | Album: Duets CD - MP3 - UK iTunes (Linda Ronstadt July 15, 1946) BIRTHDAY
Craig Morgan - We’ll Come Back Around | Album: Journey Livin’ Hits CD MP3 Single (July 16, 1965) BIRTHDAY
Matt King - Memories, Fiddles & Songs | Album: Hard Country CD
The Hello Strangers – Ruined | Album: The Hello Strangers (May 2014) NEW MP3 -
Cowboy Copas - The Rainbow & The Rose (Lloyd Cowboy Copas July 15, 1913 died March 5, 1963 (aged 49))
Tanya Marie Harris - Second Hand Dreams  NEW Single MP3
Red Sovine - Old Rivers | Album: 20 All Time Greatest Hits MP3 (July 17, 1918; died April 4, 1980 (aged 61)) BIRTHDAY
Zoe Muth - Mama Needs A Margarita | Album: World Of Strangers CD  MP3 - 
Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White - Home Is Wherever You Are | Album: Comin' Home To Stay CD (Ricky Skaggs July 18, 1954) BIRTHDAY
Tania Kernaghan - Call Home | Single UK iTunes (July 18) BIRTHDAY

New on The Show

Hannah Aldridge

“Lonesome” - “I think if you like singer-songwriter music you’ll like this one... I think that’s just superb, the ballads are just beautiful”  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Americana
Hometown: Muscle Shoals , AL

Americana is the perfect concoction of American roots music that comprises our musical ethos as we know it today. It is something so engrained in our history, folklore, tradition, and mythology that it is not as simple as just "becoming" Americana, but rather, it is something that you are born into. 
It's that old cast-iron Coca-Cola sign that's been in your neighbor's shed for 50 years, a banjo and a Fender telecaster playing together, a 1955 Chevy with a modern stereo. There are few artists that can truly encapsulate the essence and true range of Americana like Muscle Shoals artist Hannah Aldridge, whose musical pedigree
precedes her and speaks for itself.
Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era. Twice named by Billboard magazine as one of the Top Country Songwriters of the year, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, and countless No1 and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty.
Besides being a seasoned staff songwriter for BAR Music with song placements in television shows like Hart of Dixie(CW) and recognition from American Songwriter as well as Relix Magazine, Hannah’s vocal talents rarely go unrecognized, something that lends itself to being true to the Americana methodology of not using excessive "talent-enhancing" techniques in the studio or live.
Hannah has toured all across the United States and Europe gaining a grassroots movement of fans that wait in silent adoration of the return of their “Americana Heir Apparent Princess of Muscle Shoals”.

Her album RAZOR WIRE has made its debut at No38 on the Americana Chart - Image
She has been touring the UK in June and July, played the Maverick Festival on 2 nights and will be announcing new UK Autumn dates.
Read this Live review - Hannah Aldridge Cuts It With More Than Razor Wire (King's Place Concert Hall, London on 23rd June)
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Faith Morley

“Tonight” -  This one The Dixie Chicks wouldn’t sound out of place singing.. making her debut”  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire  

Genre:  Singer Songwriter, Country, Christian
Hometown: Birmingham (Black Country), UK
Record label: Unsigned
Influences: Jesus, Natalie Grant, Raymond Froggatt, Shania Twain, Katie Melua

Faith Morley (HI Res Photo) is a Christian singer/songwriter of contemporary country music. At the very centre of Faith’s music is her love and passion for God, which comes across into her stage presence and warm vocals. 
Her music is a unique mixture of country, rock and pop and her first exciting album features established musicians such as Roy Adams (Roy Wood Band & Climax Blues Band), Johnny Caswell (Steve Gibbons Band), Stuart Neal (Knoxville Highway), and John Potter (formerly – Toy Hearts).

Even as a sixteen year-old Faith scooped first place out of 100 entries in Music Quest 2002 competition. This led onto further performances with Beacon radio and airtime on radio Wolf in Wolverhampton. Over 20 performances followed throughout the Midlands including a Summer XS Festival, to 25,000 people, on the bill that featured Clair Sweeney, Darius, Hear Say and So Solid Crew’s Romeo. The Wolverhampton Express & Star wrote, “Around 25,000 people sang Happy Birthday to a Walsall girl who performed at a massive firework extravaganza. Faith sang two of her own songs and impressed the audience. They belted out Happy birthday to her in return” (Live Festival photo)
She approached former Dark Star rock-vocalist Rik Staines and together they began to write a collection of faith-filled inspirational songs. These songs would become her 10 track debut album, entitled MORNING STAR which was released June 10, 2014.
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Madeline Smith

“Catchin’ Fireflies” – “I do very much like the song, definitely keeps in with our summer songs...What a great song, co-written with the wonderful Karen Staley...what a great track, really did like that...she’s just what we are all about on a Saturday evening”   Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Madeline Smith, raised in New Jersey, has a southern family background and grew up on country music.  At age 15, Madeline found her voice, put together a band, and started performing as a cover band.  She also started picking up the guitar and soon immersed herself in songwriting.  
At age 16, she began working with Kent Wells in Nashville to produce her debut album.  Madeline wrote or co-wrote all the songs and released the album in the summer of 2013.  She immediately took off as an artist and soon opened for Lauren Alaina and Darius Rucker.
In September, 2013, Madeline released and promoted her single “State of Mind” to Europe via the Hotdisc HD177 promotional Rush Released disc. It entered the Hotdisc Top 40 at No.22 and climbed and peaked at No.16.
She performed two of her originals and was a presenter (image) at the British Country Music Awards on November 24, 2013. Madeline performs primarily in NJ, NY, and PA with 2014 performances scheduled in Nashville, Illinois, and Utah. Madeline also frequents Nashville for recording, song writing, and performances and will be living in Nashville as of September 2014.
Lee Williams the promoter and CMA International Broadcaster of the Year for 2013 is currently promoting Madeline’s new single  “Catchin' Fireflies” (co-written with Karen Staley) on Hotdisc #187 for the lovely Somerset native. It entered at No.27, both singles come from her self titled 10 track album released 12th July 2013 available on UK iTunes
Other standout album tracks include  "Stay", "Can't Stop Loving You",  and "Left My Heart in Tennessee"

In the November/ December 2013 issue of Maverick Magazine Alan Cackett the then long-time editor and Wesley Rose Award Winner awarded her album 4 STARS, saying: “This girl is 16 years old – what poise, pizzazz and personality. Everything it takes to be a singing sensation….. An impressive debut from a young lady with a bright future”
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Tanya Marie Harris

“Second Hand Dreams” - Really like her voice, be great to hear her sing a ballad” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Hometown: London, Ontario
Current Location:  Cambridge, Ontario

Tanya Marie Harris admits to being somewhat of a late bloomer as far as Country Music goes. "Growing up, we listened to a lot of Rock more than anything. My mom never listened to Country – unless it was Patsy Cline," she recalled of her formative years in Ontario Canada. However, a trip into the Southern United States changed all of that.
Still Harris says she was influenced by a wide variety of music. "I loved Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, and Martina McBride. I am also a big fan of Chely Wright’s music, but also listened to a lot of Alanis Morissette and Amanda Marshall.
Arrow Entertainment in association with Breakout Artist Tanya Marie Harris (TMH) released new single “Second Hand Dreams” to Country Radio on June 23, 2014 which was published on iTunes on May 31, 2013. This is a follow up radio release to her debut video of Second Hand Dreams which already has an impressive 1.8 million video plays for this Toronto Canada native and Nashville Country Recording Artist. “Second Hand Dreams”, written by TMH and David Norris, tells the story of a Dad who worked hard and did all that he could just to provide and make ends meet for his Daughter, while teaching her about family values and the roots of where she came from. The song is about a Daughter showing her appreciation for the sacrifices her Dad had to make so that she could live her dreams. Second Hand Dreams features the powerful vocals and raw emotion that Tanya Marie Harris brings when she records and performs music we all can believe in and connect with.

In the Fall of 2013, Tanya signed with Arrow Entertainment for ongoing artist management, booking, and placement. Together, they set a plan in place to release several of her new singles to Country Radio. Due to the high demand in US and Canadian markets for her music, extensive Tour dates are ongoing and more have been added for this emerging star who has become a force for women in Country music.
Watch the official video for “Second Hand Dreams” (1.8 million YouTube hits) Free Download on her Reverbnation Page
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