Saturday, 31 January 2015

Playlist week of 10th January 2015


10th January 2015 – BBC Playlist

Brand New Music from Reba McEntire, Maddie & Tae, Jeff Bates and Billy Yates.
Plus classics from Ricky Van Shelton, The Gatlins and Billy Walker

Rachele Lynae - Whole Lotta Nothin’ | Album: Rachele Lynae MP3 - UK iTunes -    NEW Single (Jan 7) BIRTHDAY
The Judds - Young Love | Album: Number One Hits MP3 (Naomi Judd Jan 11, 1946) BIRTHDAY
Robert Earl Keen - Daddy Frank | Album: Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard (2000) CD (Jan 11, 1956) BIRTHDAY
The Willis Clan - Since I Left Home | Album: Chapter Two – Boots  (August 2014) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
Ricky Van Shelton - Where The Tall Grass Grows (Jan 12, 1952) BIRTHDAY
Johnny Orr Band - You Can’t Hide Love | Album: Down South MP3 (March 2014) - NEW Single 
Lainey West - Whenever You Come Around | Album: At Last
First Aid Kit - Master Pretender | Album: Stay Gold (June 2014) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Claudia Church - Streets of Nashville | Album: Claudia Church (2005) MP3  (Jan 12) BIRTHDAY
Larry Gatlin - Sweet Becky Walker | Album: The Pilgrim / Rain Rainbow CD 
Maddie & Tae – Fly | Album: Self Titled EP MP3 - US iTunes -  NEW Single 
Ray Price - This Thing of Ours | Album: Beauty Is..The Final Session CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music -  (Jan 12, 1926; died December 16, 2013 (aged 87) ) BIRTHDAY
Billy Yates – Zeros | Album: These Old Walls Artwork - CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -  Hotdisc #193 January Single
Reba McEntire - Going Out Like That NEW Single 
Trace Adkins - One Nightstand | Album: Comin' On Strong (2003) MP3  (Jan 13, 1952) BIRTHDAY
Teea Goans - What’s Forever For | Album: Memories To Burn NEW UK iTunes - 
Billy Walker - I’ve Got Leavin’ On My Mind  (Jan 14, 1929; died May 21, 2006 (aged 77)) BIRTHDAY
Crash n Recovery - Since We Went To Sleep | Album: Hotdisc #192 December Single
Terri Clark - Bad Car | Album: Some Songs CD - 
Jeff Bates - If Heaven Had A phone | Album: Me & Conway (Nov 2014) CD - US iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Luan Parle - Day Is Done (Single) MP3UK iTunes
Byron Hill - Good News | Album: Red Leather Couch MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Billie Jo Spears - Lonely Hearts Club (Jan 14, 1937; died Dec 14, 2011 (aged 73)) BIRTHDAY
Ronnie Milsap - I Can’t Help it (If I’m Still In Love With You) | Album: Summer Number Seventeen CD - UK iTunes -   
Karyn Rochelle - Let The Wind Take You | Album: Karyn Rochelle (2 Sept 2014) MP3 - UK iTunes -
Ricky Skaggs - Hold on Tight Let It Go | Album: Hearts Like Ours CD - - US iTunes
Curtis Braly - Doors Closing Everywhere (Jan 5, 2015) NEW Single | Album: 6 Song EP due Feb 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes -   
Janie Fricke - He’s A Heartache | Album: Hotdisc #193 January Single

New on The Show

The Willis Clan

“Since I Left Home” – “Real blend of old and new, whole album is very nice...I’m already a huge fan, I think they’re great” –
 Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Bluegrass/ Country / Folk

The Willis Clan is a family of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, writers, and artists.  Living near Nashville Tennessee, they merge their Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create a unique blend of the old and new....Read more
If ever one believed in the power of music to sear the soul and raise it from the ashes of tragedy, the 12 home-schooled Willis children from middle Tennessee, ages 3 to 21, fit the bill.
They are the grandchildren of the Rev. Duane “Scott” Willis, former pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church in Mt. Greenwood, and his wife Janet. They lost their six youngest children in a fiery 1944 crash that led to the scandal and downfall of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan.
The wish of the Willis Clan, however, is to concentrate on their talents and performances and to leave the past in the past.
They moved on to wow the judges on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” show in the summer of 2014 with an Appalachian-themed version of “My Favorite Things.”
They are children of Toby Willis and his wife Brenda, one of the three older siblings who was not in the family’s minivan at the time of the crash.
From their home on the South Side, they were immersed in Irish culture from an early age, and it continued with their move to Nashville, Tenn.
They are all gifted singers of Irish, folk and country music and include internationally ranked Irish dancers, national swing dance champions and wrestling champions. In 2012, the Willis kids won the Fleadh Cheoil in Ireland.
The Willis Clan may have its roots in Irish music, but when they go to Ireland - they play bluegrass!! The Irish music audiences love Nashville, country music, the Grand Ole Opry and bluegrass music so when The Clan tours Ireland they deliver the Nashville sound. It is especially interesting to compare the genres and note the similarities and realize that the roots of bluegrass and country come from Celtic music brought over by Irish, Scottish and English settlers.
The next Willis Clan Fan Tour is scheduled for June 20 - 28, 2015.

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Luan Parle

“Day Is Done” - I think she’s absolutely great - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Origin:Wicklow, Ireland
Genres: Pop rock, Alt rock, Folk rock, Country rock, Acoustic
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter/Producer
Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Harmonica
Years active: 1998–present

FIRST IMPRESSIONS was Luan Parle’s début album release after signing to Anim Records at the age of 12 following an appearance on The Late Late Toy Show.
In 2002 Luan signed to Sony Music Ireland. Her first single release was a Diane Warren penned cover titled 'When I See You Smile' followed by a self penned single 'More Than A Ghost'
Parle later went onto re-record the song changing the title to 'Ghost'. The song went on to become one of her most successful singles spending 12 weeks in the Irish Charts, peaking at no 10.Luan recorded 'Ghost' in her native language titled 'Taibhse' for a charity album which reached No.1 in the compilation Irish Album Charts.
She has worked with some of the most successful songwriters & producers in the UK & US including Billy Steinberg, Chris Kimsey, Stephen Lironi, & Bill Bottrell. She joined James Blunt on his UK & Irish tour & opened for Elton John at The Hammersmith Appollo.
In 2010 Luan released the 12 track country/pop/rock set THE FULL CIRCLE Amazon.UK to critical acclaim. One of the tracks from the album “Sexy Sita” featured on Disc 2 of A WOMENS HEART THEN & NOW (Amazon UK).
In 2013 'My Hero' a song written with Luan during one of her songwriting workshops with a group of Transition Year School Girls was released. The song went on to top the itunes charts and reached no 7 in the Official Irish Charts.

November 7th 2014 saw Luan release “Day Is Done(LPR Records) written with Tupelo’s front man James Cramer . The song topped the iTunes chart for a number of weeks and received rave reviews.
Test drive & Watch the >> video This folk/pop floor stomper Available from Amazon UK MP3UK iTunes -
The song is taken from her forthcoming EP ROLL THE DICE (Image ) produced by Gavin Glass, mixed by Ingmar Kiang. Luan is currently on a nationwide tour with European dates to be announced.
On January 30th 2015 she released her video >> “Roll The Dice” for her brand new single made digitally available via UK iTunes and
Parle is one of the directors of ‘IASCA’, Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors.
Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well” - Evening Herald

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Curtis Braly
“Doors Closing Everywhere” -  It’s a good one - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Country / Pop
Home Town: Houston Texas
Record Label: Studio Gold Nashville
Influences: Reba McEntire, Clay Walker

Curtis Braly was born into a family where the love of music was a part of his life from the moment he could walk.  Recalling memories from his early childhood, his first exposure to performing was singing with his mother in the church choir.  That led to his first solo performance at the ripe old age of five.
Country music became Curtis' first love. While in school, Curtis took advantage of every performing opportunity allotted to him. In the eighth grade, he won first place in a talent contest singing "Old Time Rock-n-Roll".  That set things in motion for Curtis to seriously pursue performing live. 
He was also afforded the opportunity to be the opening act for Country Artist, Daryl Singletary, at the dedication of the new Humble Civic Arena in Humble, Texas.  That led to another engagement as the opening act for Johnny Rodriguez.
After a couple of years learning the ropes, Curtis was living in Nashville spending his time rehearsing and performing with his own band.  In October, 2000, Curtis was asked to return to Humble, Texas to put on a benefit concert. 

On July 1, 2010 he released a 10 tracks album titled 

On 22nd Nov, 2013 he dropped a single titled “Live Laugh & Love” MP3
Curtis now resides in Texas where he is able to travel back and forth to Nashville and continue to work hard on his career. Curtis has revamped his entire image, recorded brand new music that he claims tells a story from his heart.
He released his new single “Doors Closing Everywhere” (Artwork Studio Gold Nashville) to country radio on January 4, 2015 and it was made available at online retailers MP3 - UK iTunes -
A 6 Song EP is slated to drop in February, 2015.

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