Saturday, 11 October 2014

Playlist week of 4th October 2014


4th October 2014 – BBC Playlist

Brand new music from Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Lee Ann Womack.
Winners of the IBMA Bluegrass awards which took place earlier in the week. 
Plus classics from Johnny Duncan, Susan Raye and Leroy Van Dyke.

Read the IBMA Press Releases: & The Bluegrass Situation : North Carolina's Balsam Range Named Entertainer of the Year at 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards
Hope River Entertainment : Amanda Smith Wins IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award
Compass Artists Take Top Honors at the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show...Label leads with seven wins, including Compass Records Press Noam Pikelny, Special Consensus, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Claire Lynch

Lady Antebellum - Sounded Good At The Time | Album: 747 NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Leroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer | Album: The Auctioneer CD (Oct 4, 1929) BIRTHDAY
Heidi Newfield - Love Her & Lose Me | Album: What Am I Waiting For (2008) CD (October 4th) BIRTHDAY
Mike Ryan - Dancing All Around It (Single, June 2014) MP3 
Amanda & Kenny Smith - That’s When You Know | Album: Catch Me If I Try (2012) MP3UK iTunes
Balsam Range - Chasing Someone Else’s Dreams | Album: Five (June 2014) MP3
Brigitte Demeyer - Boy’s Got Soul | Album: Savannah Road (May 2014) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Ian Sherwood - Big Love | Album: Everywhere To Go 
Kathy Crinion - I’m Just Not That Lonely Anymore (Single Sept 29, 2014)  | Album: (TBA) – MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Janie Fricke & Johnny Duncan - Come A little Bit Closer (Single 1977)
Melinda Schneider - Goodbye House | Album: Family Tree (2012) CD (Oct 7, 1971) BIRTHDAY
Don Williams - Imagine That | Album: And So It Goes (2012 ( CD writer Kieran Kane 7, Oct 1949) BIRTHDAY
Tim McGraw  - Diamonds Rings & Old Barstools | Album: Sundown Heaven Town CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  -
Tim Hadler - Down By The Railroad (Single) NEW Single  
Carrie Underwood - Something In The Water Single) NEW Single  MP3 - UK iTunes -
Susan Raye - LA International Airport | Album: 16 Greatest Hits (Oct 4, 1944) CD - MP3
Kenny Chesney - If This Bus Could Talk | Album: The Big Revival  CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Lee Ann Womack - When I Come Around | Album: The Way I'm Livin' CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  [16 tracks, Walmart US Exclusive Deluxe, £17.99] 
Special Consensus - Wild Montana Skies | Album: Tribute To John Denver MP3
Karyn Rochelle - Better Off | Album: Karyn Rochelle (2 Sept 2014) MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Jim Reeves - Billy Bayou | Album: Greatest Hits MP3
Tanya Tucker - Rodeo Girls | Album: Should I Do It (Oct 10, 1958) BIRTHDAY
Sarah Johns - Big Love In a Small Town | Album: Big Love In A Small Town MP3
BR549 - Hey Honey I’m Home | Album: Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies (Mar 2013) MP3 (Gary Bennett Oct 9, 1964 (BR5-49) BIRTHDAY
Emmylou Harris - Apache Tears | Album: Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (Aug 18, 2014) CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music 
JJ Barrie - No Charge | Album: No Charge (Oct 6, 2014) NEW CD - MP3 

New on The Show

Mike Ryan

“Dancing All Around It” - I think he’s got a great voice, hint of Zac Brown, really contemporary but really nice, I think that’s really good” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre:  Red Dirt/ Texas Country
Hometown:  San Antonio, TX
Record label: Rock and Soul Records

Blurb: Mike Ryan is a singer/songwriter with a knack for pairing lyrics with music that breathe life into a song. Smooth & soulful, he has uncommon vocal ability. Surrounded by the musically inclined from a young age, Mike’s never been a stranger to notes or rhythm. Early on, Mike was greatly influenced by his grandfather Paul, who directed the Texas National Guard Band for over 20 years.

The talent Mike has been blessed with as singer/songwriter has certainly not been ignored. After releasing his first full length album in the Autumnl of 2012, NIGHT COMES FALLING, Mike grabbed the attention of Sea Gayle Music, one of the top independent publishing companies in country music, out of Nashville, Tennessee.
Mike strengthened his team again with APA Talent of Nashville coming on board to oversee tour booking in January of 2014.
Since May of 2013, Mike frequently travels to Nashville for writing sessions. Mike’s second full length album, BAD REPUTATION, showcases ten new songs, all written or co-written by him. Read More Press
Mike’s debut single "Dancing All Around It"  sent to country radio Sept 29th from the new BAD REPUTATION album moved to #3 on the Texas Music Chart on 9/22/2014.

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Kenny and Amanda Smith

“That’s When You Know” – ”Female Vocalist of the Year, beautiful isn’t it, I’ll have to play a lot more from her” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre; Bluegrass
Record Label: Farmboy Records

Kenny and Amanda Smith’s debut release SLOWLY BUT SURELY in 2001 was meant mainly for family and friends, but bluegrass radio and fans would have none of it. Embracing the couple and their music, fans propelled that first album’s “Amy Brown” to the top of the bluegrass charts.
The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band has since recorded eight albums, enjoyed more chart success, and solidified its presence in the bluegrass community and beyond. 
KASB’s latest album, CATCH ME IF I TRY (Released Nov 6, 2012 UK iTunesAmazon UK ), has enjoyed several singles on the Bluegrass Today charts – the title track reached #1 last November. It was recorded at Gat 3 Productions Charlotte, NC  featuring: Kenny Smith (Guitar & Harmony Vocal), Amanda Smith ( Lead vocal), Cory Piatt (Mandolin), Austin Ward (Bass), Special Guest (Ron Stewart Banjo) & Alan Bartram (Harmony Vocal)
As a young band, KASB won the 2003 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year award and has gone on to earn several IBMA, Grammy, and Dove award nominations. More important, they’ve gained fans worldwide and have landed some pretty impressive gigs such as opening shows for the great Loretta Lynn and the late George Jones.

Originally from Nine Mile, Indiana, Kenny is widely considered one of the most important and influential flatpicking-style guitarists of his generation. A two-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year award winner, his professional credits include six years with the popular Lonesome River Band and an exceptional solo CD, Studebaker, released on Sugar Hill Records in 1997.

Kenny is in great demand at guitar workshops and master classes, teaching at the renowned Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend series and at guitar workshops at major events such as IBMA. He has just released a two-DVD instruction set on AcuTab Publications.

Born in the small town of Davisville, West Virginia, Amanda grew up singing in church choirs and participating in talent contests at local fairs. “I always sang, my mom and dad said, even before I can remember,” she says. She started playing guitar in high school to accompany herself, and soon discovered bluegrass music through female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss.

Amanda met Kenny at a Lonesome River Band concert, and the couple began dating and playing music together almost immediately. “I wouldn’t say it was love at first sight, but there was definitely something there,” she says. Their shared Christian faith, love for bluegrass and desire to perform together led them to record a debut CD, Slowly But Surely, in 2001. Recruiting several of their favorite players for the session, the album surged up the bluegrass charts on the strength of their hit song, “Amy Brown.”

They were both nominated for two awards at the 2014 IBMA Awards this year. Kenny was up for Guitar Player of the Year (won by Bryan Sutton) & Amanda, a mother to be, won Female Vocalist Award for the first time on Oct 2nd at the 25th Annual IBMA Awards Show held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event was held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and hosted by Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas.

Read the Press Release: Amanda Smith Wins IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award The mother-to-be accepted the award with a heartfelt acceptance speech that certainly thrilled the audience ....

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Kathy Crinion

“I’m Just Not That Lonely” – “I think she also sounds like Anne of the writers Wood Newton is no stranger to our programme” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Irish Singer/Songwriter
Lives: Trim, County Meath
Married to Willie Crinion

Genres:  Country / pop, adult contemporary / Easy listening
Artist with D.A.A agency & Star1 records
Influences: David Gates & Bread, Karen Carpenter, Clifford T Ward, Dan Fogelberg, ELO, Bagatelle, Garth Brooks, The Beatles

Blurb: Kathy Crinion is a singer/songwriter from Trim Co Meath. Ireland. She has entered the US National Airplay Charts with her self-penned debut single ‘We Need More Time’, crashing in at No.118 on general Airplay and at a staggering number 14 on the Indie Airplay listings.
Kathy is co-managed by DEE Artist Agency (Ireland) and Star One Entertainment (USA)
In September 2009 she released her 4 Track mini album ‘Ups Downs and Merry Go Rounds’ through Star1 Records. Kathy has been invited to the Irish/International songwriters guild and co-writen with some of Nashvilles best writers. She wrote of most of the tracks on "Ups” although she co-wrote a track called "Wouldn't Change A Thing" with Irish music maker Charlie McGettigan. Crinion's debut album can only be described as a roller-coaster of a debut album which also saw the writing skills of Don Baker and Gerry Tully both highly regarded musicians in their own right. It included a myriad of fine musicians, Ken Gillick, also from Trim, who has worked with most of Irelands top names, co-arranged many of the tracks and featured on guitar and keyboard. Kathy also sings a duet with country singer Trevor Smith on a track called "Too Close" written by Frank Foley which featured Kane' Rourke on fiddle.

Fast forward to 2014 and she was back in the studio to record her new single “I’m Just Not That Lonely Anymore” which dropped on Sept 29, 2014 from a forthcoming as yet untitled album available:
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The song was penned by Nashville based songwriter Wood Newton most notably famed for his hit songs "Riding with Private Malone" "Midnight Hauler" and "Bobbie Sue" to name but a few. The song was co-written with Tore Anderson and was produced and mixed by Pete Ware in Spain, with vocal recorded by David Arkins in Ireland.

Watch the video for >> "I'm Just Not That Lonely Anymore" (written by Wood Newton & Norway's Tore Andersen) directed by Jake R. Crinion, Edited by Cian Vaughan

Kathy is currently #1 on the ReverbNation Country charts for Ireland!

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