Saturday, 31 January 2015

Playlist week of 17th January 2015


17th January 2015 – BBC Playlist

Brand new music from Tim McGraw, Terri Clark, Teea Goans and The Zac Brown Band and classics from Bobby Goldsboro, Slim Whitman and Mac Davis.

Steve Earle - Promise You Anything | Album: The Definitive Collection 1986-1992 Double CD (Jan 17, 1955) BIRTHDAY
Amanda Wilkinson - One From Love Too Long | Album: Amanda Wilkinson (2007) CD  (Jan 17, 1982) BIRTHDAY
Bobby Goldsboro - I Am A Rock (Jan 18, 1941) BIRTHDAY
Jenna Paulette - George Strait Kinda Girl NEW Single (Nov 18, 2014) MP3 - - CD Baby - UK iTunes 
George Strait – Run | Album: The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium CD - UK iTunes - 
Vera Van Heeringen - In Love With Someone Else | Album: Standing Tall
Special Consensus - Route 10, Box 782 | Album: Route 10 (2002) CD
Caddy Cooper - Get Onboard | Album: Snapshot (Feb 2014) MP3 NEW Single
Tim McGraw - Diamond Rings & Old Barstools | Album: Sundown Heaven Town CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Terri Clark - Wheels Down | Album: Some Songs CD - 
Dolly Parton - Unlikely Angel | Album: Blue Smoke CD - Smart Choice Music -  (Jan 19, 1946) BIRTHDAY
John Michael Montgomery - Cool | Album: The Very Best Of CD (Jan 20, 1965) BIRTHDAY + co-writer Harley Allen - (Jan 23, 1956) BIRTHDAY
Zac Brown Band – Homegrown NEW Single 
Willis Clan - Slow Me Down | Album: Chapter Two – Boots (Aug 2014) MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Brady Honeycutt - Drinkin’ Straight Whiskey | Album: Nothing To Lose (May 2013) CD - UK iTunes -CD Baby -
Julie Roberts - Chasin’ My Whiskey | Album: Men & Mascara (May 2006) CD 
Mac Davis - Rodeo Clown (1984) (Jan 21, 1942) BIRTHDAY
Casey Weston - No Strings | Album: Young Heart (out Feb 14, 2015)  NEW Single 
Slim Whitman - From A Jack To A King (Single) MP3 (Jan 20, 1924; died June 19, 2013 aged 90 ) BIRTHDAY 
Teea Goans - Stranger Things Have Happened | Album: Memories To Burn (Nov 29, 2014) NEW MP3UK iTunes -
The Mulligan Brothers - City Full of Streets | Album: Via Portland NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
Allison Moorer - Alabama Song | Album: Alabama Song (March 1999) CD
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - More Than Roses | Album: Before the Sun Goes Down NEW CD - Smart Choice Music - US iTunes - 
Liv Austen - Rain On My Side | Album: Workin' Man's Dream (EP) MP3 - UK iTunes Hotdisc #193 January Single
Johnny Russell - Baptism of Jesse Taylor  (Jan 23, 1940) BIRTHDAY
Lydia Miller - You Could Have Used Me | Album: Lydia Miller (2002)  CD
Jon Randall - I Shouldn’t Do This | Album: Walking Amongst The Living (2005) CD

New on The Show

Jenna Paulette

“George Strait Kinda Girl” - “I think she’s going to do really well..I think she’s great...I think that’s absolutely great... a cross between LeeAnn Womack and Kellie Pickler on the vocal- Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Country
Home Town: Lewisville, TX
Record Label: Independent
Current Location: Nashville, TN by way of TEXAS.
Influences: Jay Joyce, Hillary Lindsey, Eric Church, George Strait, Keith Urban, Ashley Gorley.

Country, Western, Pop with a sweet edge.
I was born, then born again, then lived a little and went to college. Pursued Music. Met Tim, loved TIm, married Tim. Got some more experience, then some more exposure, now we are all waiting to see what happens... including me. HA But I'll keep singin' till the day I die!

Jenna, who was born in Texas, recently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. She has quickly become a respected writer and performer who has industry insiders taking notice and paying attention. She has a unique voice that sets her apart from other singers currently in Nashville. Her singing and writing talents have attracted some great writers and performers who have collaborated with Jenna on some exciting new projects.

Nashville insiders such as Jason Matthews, Johnny Bulford, Trent Summar, Greg Crowe, (award-winning songwriter, producer, recording artist and performer) Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) and, most importantly, songwriter/producer Ashley Gorley. He has mentored Jenna as a writer over the last three years.“I have watched Jenna grow as artist and writer over the past few years,” Gorley said. “She makes songs her own and her personality comes through. She has a great shot at this; I’ve loved her versions of my songs and I’m looking forward to hearing more.”
After moving to Nashville in July 2014, Jenna continues to grow and expand industry relationships critical for success while cultivating new ones. Jenna and the team are focused on taking her music to a national stage. Her work ethic, team, relationships, talent and unique voice have positioned her to be in the right place at the right time to be country music’s next down-to-earth, “it” girl.
Jenna released her single "George Strait Kinda Girl" digitally on 18th November 2014 (Watch the video at >> YouTube )
The song, written by Paulette, Adam Wheeler and Robyn Collins, and produced by Clayton Corn, was written as a tribute to Strait, the "King of Country Music".
"I have always loved George Strait," Paulette said. "There is something in his voice that people just respond to. He is true to who he is I have always admired that." See Behind The Scenes: George Strait Kinda Girl Blog Post

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Brady Honeycutt

“Drinkin’ Straight Whiskey” - “I’ve heard rave reviews about him.....beautiful release, one for the traditionalists, a great hardcore release- Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

DOB: February 14, 1986 (age 28)
Hometown: Rosebud, Texas
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter
Instrument: Vocals, Guitar
Label: Unsigned/Independent
Influences: George Strait, Bob Wills, Jody Nix, Jake Hooker, Mel Tillis,
"TRUE" Texas dancehall and honktonk music. Brady Honeycutt delivers his debut album "Nothin' To Lose" staying true to his traditional and western swing roots.

Young country singer and songwriter Brady Honeycutt is a debut Traditional Country Music and Western Swing artist from the Lone Star State of Texas! Brady was born in 1986 and grew up listening to the tunes of George Strait, Bob Wills, Faron Young, Jody Nix and many others alike. 
At 5 years old, Brady performed live on stage with Western Swing Hall of Fame singer and fiddle player Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys in Midland, Texas. Little did he know, one day he would be following the footsteps of those big names that he had grown up loving.
Based out of south Texas, Brady provides some of the best honky-tonk and dancehall music as he travels from show-to-show. He is known for putting folks on the dance floor with his honky-tonk & 2-stepping country music.
Fans, friends, family, venue owners and employees all associate his sounds and style of music to that of the late Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, George Strait and Aaron Watson. The enjoyment of taking the stage, watching the people dance and having a good time are highs Brady can’t get enough of. He always makes a point during the breaks or at the end of the show/dance to stick around and mingle with the crowds.
Brady released his debut album NOTHIN’ TO LOSE (Brady Honeycutt Music), in May of 2013 consisting of both original music and cover tunes Brady grew up loving. It was reviewed by UK publication Country Music People in their February 2014 issue and received 5 STARS and was named one of five albums highlighted as the editors (Duncan Warwick) pick for the best traditional/ dancehall albums of 2014!
Brady’s music has been receiving airplay all over from various radio stations such as Texas Proud Radio (San Antonio, Texas), 98.5FM/1420AM Swingin’ Country (Lubbock, Texas), Bus of Real Country – LIVE365 (Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania) as well as stations overseas.

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Casey Weston
“No Strings” – “I do think she’s got a good voice, I did enjoy the tracks, I think this album is going to do very well for her” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Casey is recognized as one of the young stars whose combination of talent, personality and charisma helped launch the hit television show The Voice.  Casey’s performances on that break out season for The Voice led her all the way to final 8 where she eventually bowed out in the semi-finals in a head-to-head contest with the show’s ultimate winner. 
In that first season the fans were not allowed to put two members of the same team into the finals together.  While on The Voice Casey was called “little Stevie Nicks” by pop music star Cee Lo Green; lauded by country music star Blake Shelton and told she was a musical “Bad Ass destined to be a star” by her coach and mentor Adam Levine.
That time spent in the national & international TV spotlight provided very valuable experience and significant exposure but doesn’t define Casey as an artist.  Casey’s songwriting, singing and music started far from the spotlights in local coffee shops and honky-tonks in her hometown of Naples, Florida.  It is in that sleepy beach town in Florida that Casey developed her unique singing style and songwriting.
She began opening concerts and music festivals for major recording artists like James Otto, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, and John Anderson, Brantley Gilbert, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Maggie Rose, Randy Houser and Tim McGraw. Casey has performed the National Anthem in front of tens of thousands of fans for NASCAR at the Bojangles 500 at Darlington, for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.
Casey has written, produced and released two albums; a self-titled release at the end of 2009 with 10 tracks and the second at the end of February of 2013; a 13 track album called FIND THE MOON ( Both albums contain music & lyrics that Casey wrote or co-wrote. 
In 2015 Casey is releasing the single “Fallin for a Lie”, and then her next full album (her 3rd), YOUNG HEART, which was sent to country radio in mid January with an Impact date of Feb 14, 2015 as it will be released on Valentine’s Day!
Casey’s musical style has begun to center into the Fleetwood Mac & Eagles side of country music.
To date, Casey has produced three music videos, “Ain’t Life Beautiful that Way”, “The Good Times”, (directed by Bill Rogers), and “Back to the Start”, (directed by Patrick Tohill). 

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The Mulligan Brothers

“City Full of Streets” - “I think they’re very good definitely alternative country music but very well done...harmonies really nice” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Home Town: Mobile, AL/Baton Rouge, LA
Record Label: Southern Routes Records
The Mulligan Brothers are an Americana group based out of the Mobile, Alabama area.
The Mulligan Brothers play their own blend of Americana/Alt. Country influenced by the musical heritage of the south.

The Mulligan Brothers are: Ross Newell (lead vocals, guitar, and songwriting); Gram Rea (fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and vocals); Ben Leininger (bass and vocals) and Greg DeLuca (drums and vocals).
Via Portland is the second album for the band from Mobile and Baton Rouge that met playing in bars in Mobile and took a name that means second chances. Expectations are high for the follow-up to The Mulligan Brothers, their popular debut album released in June 2013 that created passionate fans across the country and was in the Top Ten of CD Sales at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest. 
The road to the Mulligan Brothers December 10th pre-release CD show at the Joe Jefferson Playhouse in Mobile, Alabama, began  this past Fall when the tour bus, loaded with instruments and a portfolio full of new songs, took The Mulligan Brothers west from Mobile, Alabama to Portland, Oregon. Here, the work would begin on their sophomore album, ‘Via Portland’, with producer Steve Berlin.
The music is still a blend of alt-country, blues, and folk that sounds like the Lumineers with a hot fiddle and the song writing of Townes Van Zandt, but Via Portland is a smoother album with more harmony and background vocals and dynamics in the instrumentation. The lyrics in Via Portland are once again built on Newell’s poetic imagery and storytelling in a warm, sincere voice that is full of feeling whether it is relaxed or strained.

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Liv Austen

“Great talent, lovely song.....Some really strong talent coming out at the moment, very nicely produced and written herself, a lovely song, you only need to hear it once and it’s a keeper...beautiful track there” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

UK Actor, singer and songwriter
Current Location: London

Norweigian singer songwriter Liv grew up in Norway and trained as a musical theatre performer. In her final year of training she was simultaneously performing in  Jesus Christ Superstar at DNT (The Norwegian Theatre, 2009-2010).
She moved to the UK in 2010 to train at the Guildford School of Acting.
She graduated in 2013 with a first class honours degree and is now based in London.
Since graduating she has appeared in the musical Scandinavian Heart, written by Dike Okoh, as the passionate and idealistic Swedish student Brigitta Häggström who gets involved with the occupy movement in London, it was first put on at the Tristan Bates Theatre in 2013 and then recast and performed Upstairs at the Gatehouse in 2014.

Liv Austen grew up in a musical home and sang from a very early age. As a teenager she started writing her own songs, but it wasn't until the 16th August 2014 that she released her first record, the four track EP WORKIN' MAN'S DREAM (Amazon UK - UK iTunes.
Why the wait? Five years of acting and musical theatre training caused that. Liv graduated from drama school in 2013, and is currently combining acting and singing.
She teamed up with the website Pledgemusic to raise the funds to record her debut EP, and approached producer Sean Kenny at Ten21 Studios to record the songs. The result is an EP with great production value, pop/country songs that have a girly singer/songwriter feel to them but with an edgy production, with drums and guitar giving it that great country feel of the artists that have inspired Liv over the years. In the past year she has performed at venues around London and will continue to expand in the new year.
The first track on the EP "Rain On My Side" is described as a feel-good pop song with a train shuffle beat that will stay in your head for a while. The second track "Breathe Out", is slated as being a potential single in 2015. It’s target audience is a hard-hitting anthem for single people everywhere, with a heavy beat and great backing vocals. The third song on the EP, "The Guts You Always Had", is a piano driven ballad inspired by Liv's relationship with her sister – a song about learning to respect and love the people in your life and understanding the struggles they have gone through. When performing live, this song has had enormous response from the audience. Finally, the title track from the EP, "Workin' Man's Dream", is a fun and upbeat country song and the only song that isn't autobiographical in terms of lyrics.
Liv has just recently got together with a brand new band and 2015 is likely to be a very exciting year - as she is already booked to open for two quite well established UK country acts.
The new band comprise former members of the Hayley Oliver Band who split with lead singer Hayley Oliver officially announced via Facebook in July 2014 (See Blog Post The Hayley Oliver Band Call It Quits ) with the band looking to concentrate on a more Americana/ Country rock sound.
The former band is now called The Banned, and the first single titled >> "Rain On My Side" was released in January on the promotional Hotdisc #193 drawn from Liv’s debut EP, produced by Ten21studios, an establishment that The Hayley Oliver Band recorded their albums in with along with mutual producer Sean Kenny. The single is being promoted by Lee Williams (CEO and owner of CMR Nashville, Django Promotions and President of the British Country Music Awards) and has so far reached #20 on the Hotdisc Top 40 Chart (issued Jan 18, 2015)
Band member Nigel Nesbitt describes Austen as being “superbly talented” having a “beautiful voice” with “great lyrics” as well as being a talented piano player, “beautiful” (see Image) and that this young lady will make a “BIG impact on the British Country Scene” due to her modern country penning “really catchy songs”.
Liv Austen & The Banned are working on the new material with 4 track EP in the pipeline.
Watch Liv's cover of "Two Grey Rooms" (Joni Mitchell) and her take on "Black Roses" (written by Lucy Schwartz) and made famous by the TV drama Nashville, performed on the show by Clare Bowen (aka Scarlett O'Connor).

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