Sunday, 26 October 2014

Playlist week of 25th October 2014

25th October 2014 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton Country BBC Show: Playlist week of 25th Oct 2014
Brand new music from Brad Paisley, Crystal Yates and Larry Cordle, plus classics from Lee Greenwood, T Graham Brown and Patsy Montana.

George Strait - Arkansas Dave | Album: The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium NEW CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Chely Wright - The Last Supper | Album: Woman in the Moon CD (Oct 25, 1970) BIRTHDAY
The Swon Brothers - Pray For You | Album: The Swon Brothers (14 Oct 2014) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
Becky Buller - Amos & Sarah | Album: 'Tween Earth and Sky NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
Keith Urban - Man Of The House | Album: Keith Urban In The Ranch (1997) CD (Oct 26, 1967) BIRTHDAY   
Baskery - The Fire | Album: - Little Wild Life (Jan 2014) MP3 - UK iTunes
Caddy Cooper - This Old Guitar | Album: Snapshot (Feb 2014) MP3
James Keelaghan - Cold Missouri Waters | Album: History: The First 25 Years (Oct 2013) CD / DVD
Lee Greenwood & Tanya Tucker - We’re Both To Blame | Album: Perfect 10 (1991) CD (Lee Greenwood, Oct 27, 1942) BIRTHDAY
Beccy Cole - Storm In A D Cup | Album: Wild At Heart CD (Oct 27, 1972) BIRTHDAY
Tim McGraw - Words & Medicine | Album: Sundown Heaven Town NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  -
Pam Gadd - Farewell Wagon Master | Album: Benefit of Doubt (2008) MP3
Charlie Daniels Band - I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight | Album: Off the Grid- Doin' It Dylan  CD - Smart Choice Music (Charlie Daniels Oct 28, 1936) BIRTHDAY 
Reba McEntire – Daddy | Album: A Night With MP3 Reba’s father Clark McEntire died aged 86 on October 23rd.
Crystal Yates - Feels Like We’re Flying | Album: I Believe (out Oct 21, 2014) NEW Single MP3 - UK iTunes
Larry Cordle & Alison Krauss - Two Highways | Album: All-Star Duets
Karyn Rochelle - Summers Like That | Album: Karyn Rochelle MP3 - UK iTunes - 
T Graham Brown - Moonshadow Road | Album: Deja Vu All Over Again The Best Of .. MP3 (Oct 30, 1954) BIRTHDAY
Brad Paisley - Perfect Storm | Album: Moonshine In A Trunk CD - MP3 - UK iTunes (Oct 28, 1972) BIRTHDAY
Sara Petite - Someday I’m Gonna Fly | Album: Circus Comes to Town MP3
Charlie Landsborough & Nathan Carter - My Forever Friend | Album: Time Of My Life MP3
Patsy Montana - I Wanna Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart (Single) MP3 (Oct 30, 1908, died May 3, 1996 (aged 87)) BIRTHDAY
Pam Tillis & Jon Wesberger - Where The Real Love Begins | Album: I've Been Mostly Awake (feat. the Lonesome Heirs) MP3 - UK iTunes -
Little Big Town - Live Forever | Album: Pain Killer (out Oct 20) NEW CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -

New on The Show

The Swon Brothers

“Pray For You” – “I really like their sound, very nice vocals and a nice catchy tune” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Started: 1988
Genre: Country/ Rock
Members: Zach Swon and Colton Swon
Hometown: Muskogee, OK

The Swon Brothers are an American country music duo who hail from Muskogee, Oklahoma, consisting of Zach Swon (born February 21, 1985) and Colton Swon (born August 17, 1988).

They spent their formative years growing up right down the street from American Idol champ-turned-country-superstar Carrie Underwood, and the three shared a stage many times throughout their childhood years.
Already naturals before they were even pre-teens, both Zach and Colton found that they were most at home on stage.

  • The brothers started performing when they were children, touring with their parents' Southern gospel group Exodus, and performing in various local events.
  • In 2007, Colton Swon auditioned for the seventh season of American Idol (aired 2008) and reached the Top 48.
  • Their first professionally recorded album ANOTHER DAY, which they described as modern country, was released in January 16, 2009 but failed to chart.
  • In 2013, they finished in third place on the fourth season of NBC's The Voice becoming the first duo to make it from the Top 12 live shows to the season finale. They teamed with judge Blake Shelton on “Team Blake” during the Season 4.  Shelton guided the duo and later became a close ally who helped them navigate the ins and outs of the music business when Nashville record labels came calling.
  • On November 1, 2013, the Swon Brothers signed a record deal with Arista (part of the Sony group)
  • On Dec 10, 2013 they released their first official single, >> "Later On" which reached #13 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart and #21 on Hot Country Songs.
  • The Swon Brothers’ self-titled album made a debut at No.28 on the Billboard 200 Album chart and No.6 on the Billboard   Country Chart for the chart frame Nov 1, 2014 selling 10,288 copies in their first week. They co-produced it with Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood). Blurb: Spanning 11 songs in all it features fun-filled, energetic sing-alongs like “Later On” and “What I’m Thinking About,” but it also has its share of laid-back, dirt-road, classic country heart-wrenchers like “Chasing You Around” and “Same Old Highway.”
  • Their latest single "Pray For You", from the Arista Nashville release, was sent to country radio on Oct 20, 2014 with an impact date Nov 1, 2014.
  • They are 2014 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees.  
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Jon Weisberger

“Where The Real Love Begins” – “No stranger to the IBMA Awards, songwriter award, lovely to hear” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Bluegrass/ Americana / Acoustic Country
Birthdate: October 8th
About: Musician, songwriter, journalist, producer, husband, father, living where you can hear the cattle lowering in the lane.
Influence of greats like Lester Flatt and Carter Stanley;

Jon Weisberger was the recipient of the IBMA's first Songwriter of the Year.
He writes songs, plays bass, produces records and radio shows.

He has been interested in music for literally longer than he can remember having a photo of himself holding a recorder taken when I he was three. He was very absorbed in classical music as a child, taking up the oboe when he was in the 3rd grade and playing it until graduatating from high school.
Back in 1992, Weisberger along with Dwight McCall and Randy Pollard formed Union Springs. They approached Lou Ukelson at Vetco Records about making an album. He was receptive to the idea, but said he wanted some original songs, and that was incentive enough for Jon to start writing.
Weisberger moved to Nashville at the very end of 2002 – in fact, his first gig as a Nashville resident was as a member of the Sidemen at the New Year’s Eve Station Inn show welcoming in 2003.
Though he’s a classically trained composer and award winning music jouranlist who performs regularly as a bass player with bluegrass artists Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Roland White and others, Jon Weisberger is probably best known as the first recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year award. Starting with his first song, written some 20 years ago, he has become one of the music’s most prolific and frequently recorded writers.
Jon first gained prominence as a songwriter in 2001, when The Chapmans recorded two of his songs on their “Follow Me” release for Pinecastle records; one of them, “Losing Again,” became one of the most widely aired songs of the year on bluegrass radio, earning him a nomination for SPBGMA’s Songwriter Of The Year award. (Source - Music City Roots)
Read more Songwriter Profile – Jon Weisberger at Bluegrass Today

His latest 13 track project I'VE BEEN MOSTLY AWAKE (feat. the Lonesome Heirs) was releasedon Sept 29, 2014 (Wise Kings). It comprises 13 bluegrass and related singers/songwriters singing songs they've co-written with Jon Weisberger, backed by The Lonesome Heirs, an "all star" band featuring Jesse Brock (The Gibson Brothers), Andy Falco & Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters), and Ned Luberecki & Weisberger (Chris Jones & The Night Drivers). Thw album features writing and pewrformances with Jeremy Garrett, Dale Ann Bradley, The Gibson Brothers, Pam Tillis, Sarah Siskind, Claire Lynch, Kim Richey & Thomm Jutz, Jim Lauderdale, Sierra Hull, Chris Jones and Tim O’Brien.

On Wednesday (Oct 1, 2014) at the 2014 World of Bluegrass the Bluegrass Today website took the opportunity to chat with Jon Weisberger the Chair of the IBMA Board of Directors >> Watch the video.

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