Sunday, 6 July 2014

Playlist week of 5th July 2014


Playlist week of 5th July 2014

5th July 2014 – BBC Playlist

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

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Brian Collins - Never Really Left | Album: Healing Highway NEW Hotdisc #187 July Single
Perfect Strangers - Cut Me Off | Album: You Have The Right To Remain Silent (1995) CD (Import) (Steve Murray: July 6, 1964) & (Larry J Weber July 8, 1970) BIRTHDAY
Jeannie Seely - Catfish John | Album: Personal (July 6, 1940) BIRTHDAY
Hello Strangers - Holy, Unholy | Album: The Hello Strangers (May 2014)
Brett Eldredge - Mean To Me | Album: Bring You Back  CDMP3 - NEW Single
Otis Gibbs - No Rust On My Spade | Album: Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth (July 6, 2014) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
The Haley Sisters - Blue Sons On A Red Guitar | Album: The Sweetest Gift website
Maria Butterly - Blue Mandolin | Album: Blue Mandolin (Oct 2013) MP3 - UK iTunes
James House – Trainwreck | Album: Broken Glass Twisted Steel CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - NEW Hotdisc #187 July Single
Louvin Brothers - If I Could Only Win Your Love | Album: The Very Best Of CD (Charlie Louvin June 7, 1927 died Jan 26, 2011 (aged 83)) BIRTHDAY
Sandie Dodd - Broken Engagement | Album: Burning Memories (Aug 2011) MP3 - UK iTunes
Garth Brooks – Ireland Not typical of his work
Gracia Harrison – Jezebel | Album: Gypsy Spell NEW Hotdisc #187 July Single
Toby Keith - Clancy’s Tavern | Album: Clancy's Tavern (2011) CD (July 8, 1961) BIRTHDAY
Terri Clark - Is Fort Worth Worth It? | Album: Terri Clark MP3
Jim & Jesse - My Little Honeysuckle Rose | Album: Are You Missing Me CD (Jesse McReynolds July 9, 1929) BIRTHDAY
The Duhks - Black Mountain Lullaby | Album: Beyond The Blue NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Joni Harms - Louisiana Hot Sauce | Album: From Oregon to Ireland NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
David Ball - Whenever You Come Back To Me | Album: Amigo CD - MP3 (July 9, 1953) BIRTHDAY
Nikki Nelson - While The Jukebox Gently Weeps  | Album: WHP Digital Compilation Vol. 148
Rascal Flatts - Payback | Album: Rewind NEW Single CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music (Gary Le Vox July 10, 1970) BIRTHDAY
Eli Barsi & Brett Kissel - A Real Partner Album: Portrait of a Cowgirl UK iTunes
Ken Mellons - One’s A Couple Album: Just What I'm Wantin to Do (2012) CD UK iTunes (July 10, 1965) BIRTHDAY
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Fishin’ In The Dark | Album: Jambalaya The Definitive Collection 2-CD
Joey & Rory - Coat Of Many Colours | Album: Country Classics: A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage Smart Choice Music

New on The Show

Brian Collins
“Never Really Left” - “Really like that song-- Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Country/Folk/Americana
Hometown: Atlanta  Current Location:  Nashville, TN
Record label: Independent (Blue Light Entertainment LLC)
Add equal parts Americana, Southern Rock and Pop. Strain a jigger of Gospel over chilled R&B and Southern Blues; shake thoroughly with Jägermeister. Pour into a tall glass and you have Brian Collins. Now drink it down and get ready for one hell of a show!
Sounds Like: Zac Brown Band, Amos Lee, Blackberry Smoke, Eli Young Band, Bob Seger

Born and raised in West Georgia, Southern Artist Brian Collins displays a true southern soul with his musical presence. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. Brian’s a long-time veteran of the industry and demonstrates an equivalent professionalism.
The soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines of genres like country, southern rock, and soul. The depth of Brian’s songwriting and the magnitude of his perspective attest to his broad appeal and ever-growing fan base. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener. Take a cross between Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Zac Brown, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His tone, driven by the beats of a stripped-down percussion kit and bass lines, offer a well-rounded, energetic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey...Read more Facebook Bio
Brian made the popular talent show The Voice USA but turned it down – “I had a vision and it just didn't fit with what I was trying do, I'm not a mould fitter and I'm trying to do my own thing, that's not really my dream, it's just a piece of what I do, I'm trying to do my voice, and my music, and if people like it that's great, and if they don't I live and die by it" he shared.
You can listen to an interview with Brian Collins by Ty Ray and Nick Gelso at a reality rally Beats and Eats.
This episode of Beats and Eats was recorded on April 12, 2014 at Reality Rally at Palo Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, California.
Pick up at 15 minutes at

His new self penned single “Never Really Left” (from CD Healing Highway; available on UK iTunes) is being promoted to radio across Europe on the Hotdisc #187 July 2014 promotion disc, it entered the Hotdisc Top 40 at No.16 on the chart week July 13, 2014. It debuted on July 3rd on CMR Nashville Europe's #1 Country Music Station!
The new album HEALING HIGHWAY was a Kickstarter project which was successfully funded back on August 24, 2013 (233 backers pledged $23,125 of a $20,000 goal)
The thirteen tracks are described as being “of pure heart and soul held together with blood, sweat and tears while driven by passion and determination”
Top tracks on this outstanding album: “Next 500 Miles”, “Healing Highway”, “Steady As She Goes”, “That Someone” , “Last Of The Good Stuff”.

You can sample the whole album at Zac Brown meets Hal Ketchum meets Tom Petty? You decide! 
Available for purchase at (Postage and packaging $20 Outside of the US; $5 shipping in United States)
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Maria Butterly
“Blue Mandolin” - Beautiful little track this, isn’t that beautiful,  I think that’s just great” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Originally from Laytown, Co Meath, Maria lived & toured in Nashville & LA, USA, for a number of years, perfecting her repertoire performing at hit venues such as Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, The House of Blues (LA), and New York’s world famous Mercury Lounge having played alongside such icons as Bob Wooten (Johnny Cash’s Band), Raul Malo (The Mavericks), Hal Ketchum, Damien Rice, Eleanor McEvoy, and Mundy.
The Irish songstress returned to Ireland from Los Angeles where she has resided for several years. With two independently released albums ‘Its Just Me’ & ‘Nashvillain Days’s, Maria teamed up with Bill Shanley who has produced her  album BLUE MANDOLIN released October 2013. Her single “Angel” produced by Bill, speaks volumes of what to expect from this diversified artist and it launched her into the spotlight as a contestant on Glor Tire on TG4.
Ireland AM (TV3) cited her as “One of Ireland’s most talented Singer – Songwriters. Multi-instrumentalist, self taught on Guitar, Mandolin & Piano. Her original style of music draws on influences from the Celtic/Irish Folk genre, American Country genre winning her accolade audiences around the country.
She is an award winner of the ’New York International Film and Music Festival’
Maria is becoming a popular request for her judging skills after judging with Louis Walsh at last years finals of the Coca Cola School Stars competition.
Maria’s original style draws on influences from both the Celtic/Irish Folk genre and the American Country genre, as can be heard on ‘Blue Mandolin’.
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Gracia Harrison
“Jezebel” – It’s a really catchy grower, really do like that” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

America first fell in love with Gracia Harrison when she yodeled her way onto season three of NBC’s The Voice. She was the first contestant in the show’s history to yodel during her blind audition, earning her a spot on Team Blake [Shelton]. She was on the same team as eventual winner Cassadee Pope.
However, Harrison had long since established an accomplished résumé. Preceding her television debut appearance on the nationally-acclaimed show, she had already shared the stage with Luke Bryan and Daryle Singletary, as well as met Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon.
Becoming a recording artist and entertainer is not simply a dream for Harrison; music has been a constant healing companion.
Making the commitment to pursue music professionally in her pre-teen years, Harrison joined church choir and entered singing competitions. When Harrison was seventeen, she entered an online contest through MySpace Karaoke and Hollywood Records.
Loretta Lynn, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert and Kellie Pickler are among the female vocalists who have been influential in helping Harrison craft her own musical style. One attribute that immediately sets Harrison apart from her peers in the music industry is her yodeling, a skill she was introduced to while competing on the Colgate Country Showdown.
During November 2013 Gracia spent time in Nashville laying down vocals and letting musicians work their magic for tracks on her upcoming debut EP! Fellow esteemed recording artist / songwriter Jamie O’Neal is producing the upcoming album. 
She released her single “Jezebel” (Broken Compass Music Group) written by Beverly Hensley on Jun 17, 2014. It is being promoted across Europe included on the Hotdisc #187 July 2014 promotion disc.
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  1. Great to see Brian Collins in your Blog and playlist.

  2. You obviously are very educated to have Brian Collins at the top of your list! Well Done!

  3. This is so great! Love that you have Brian Collins on your list! He ROCKS!

  4. Love Brian Collins' music and so glad to see someone else supporting him!!

  5. Brian Collins is amazing!

  6. Absolutely love Brian Collins' new single "Never Really Left". His new album, "Healing Highway" is amazing!

  7. Thank you for recognizing the talent of Brian Collins. I can't stop listening to his new album "Healing Highway." Brian Collins and his music are "unforgettable."

  8. Brian Collins and “Never Really Left” are awesome!! Keep it playing!

  9. I am not surprised that you Love "Brian Collins" music! Not only is the music amazingly wonderful, but so is "Brian Collins"!!

  10. What a fantastic response to the Brian Collins opening spin. Thank you Santos, Laura, Selah, Kelley, Cat, Kay, Patsy, Robyn and Tina for taking the time to give feedback. I will make sure Marie is aware of this who can be contacted on Facebook via the logo. We await to see Brian's debut on the European Hotdisc charts this coming Sunday.

  11. Please keep us posted! Looking forward Brian's Hotdisc debut.

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  13. Brian Collins ROCKS! Healing Highway is his best album yet. It's on heavy rotation here at our house! Thanks for showing him some love.