Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Playlist week of 21st March 2015


21st March 2015 – BBC Playlist

Brand new music from James House, Luke Bryan & Ruthie Collins and classics from Hoyt Axton & Charley Pride

The Expedition Show - When The Springtime Comes Again | Album: The Expedition Show (2011)
Charley Pride - Mountain Of Love | Album: RCA Country Legends: Charley Pride MP3 (March 18, 1938) BIRTHDAY
Mickey Guyton - Better Than You Left Me (Single)
Train & Ashley Monroe – Bruises | Album: California 37 MP3
Wade Hayes - Remember The Alimony | Album: Go Live Your Life (27 Feb 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Allison Moorer - I Found A Letter | Album: Alabama Song (1999) Amazon UK  Some of the ballads sound really nice (new on)
Niall Toner - Josie’s Reel | Album: Working On Love MP3 - UK iTunes
Luke & Mel - Enjoy The Ride | Album: Luke & Mel (EP; 15 Dec 2014) MP3 - UK iTunes
James House - Ain’t We A Pair | Album: Songwriters Serenade (2 March 2015) NEW CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music  (March 21, 1955) BIRTHDAY
Kelley McRae - So Fine | Album: Easy on My Mind (27 Jan 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Weldon Henson - Just Believe | Album: Honky Tonk Frontier NEW  MP3 - UK iTunes -
I Draw Slow – Springtime | Album: White Wave Chapel Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Kenny Chesney - Another Friday Night | Album: Me And You CD (March 26, 1968) BIRTHDAY
Jana Kramer - I Got The Boy NEW Single MP3 UK iTunes
Chris Heers - Twentynine Palms | Album: The Road Ahead Shines (16 Jan 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Jesse Gregory - Get Me Over You | Album: Faultline MP3 - UK iTunes
Roxie Dean - Remind Me | Album: Ms America (2005) CD (March 23, 1974) BIRTHDAY
Hoyt Axton - Della & The Dealer | Album: (March 25, 1938; died October 26, 1999 (aged 61)) BIRTHDAY
Awna Teixiera - Bees & Things | Album: Wild One Import MP3   
Jason Sellers - That Does It | Album: I'm Your Man (1997) CD 
Ruthie Collins - Heartstrong | Album: Ruthie Collins (EP) MP3 - UK iTunes -
Charly McClain - The Very Best Is You | Album: Anthology (1999) 2-CD  
Vince Gill - Old Time Fiddle | Album: Next Big Thing (2003) CD
Jeanette Williams - Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime | Album: Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime (1999) CD
Luke Bryan - Goodbye Girl | Album: Crash My Party CD (UK Release 19 tracks)
Baillie & The Boys - While The Forgettin’s Good | Album: (Michael Bonagura; March 26, 1953) BIRTHDAY
Kimberly Murray - Feelin’ Kinda Haggard | Album: A World Away UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music and 

New on The Show

Mickey Guyton

“Better Than You Left Me”  - ”I really like her sound...I think it’s great..a great strong female sound, love it...I’m better for hearing it, I thought it was great” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Country Radio desperately needs females on the charts and its about time the genre had a coloured female country singer!
Waco, TX native and Nashville, TN based Mickey Guyton
Born in Arlington, Texas, Mickey Guyton moved around the Lone Star state due to her father’s job but music was a constant in her nomadic life. She began singing in church and was drawn to a variety of artists including John Denver, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and BeBe and CeCe Winans. Mickey’s first national television appearance was an all-star concert at the White House captured by PBS. Her riveting rendition of Patsy Cline's classic "Crazy" was one of the highlights of the night.
Mickey released an acoustic EP, Unbreakable, in conjunction with her iTunes Festival performance in Austin, TX on March 15.
"Unbreakable" (EP) >> YouTube Preview
She is currently working on her debut album with producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum).

“Better Than You Left Me” :
Guyton penned the song with Jennifer Hanson and Jenn Schott, and the result is indeed a woman’s anthem that no man could ever match Mickey Guyton clearly isn't singing the blues over her ex-boyfriend on her debut single, "Better than You Left Me." The lyrics were inspired by Mickey's old relationship that was clearly going nowhere when she decided to make the move to Nashville a few years ago.
Mickey says it all came to a head for the couple during a final fight when he told her, "Don't make me find someone else."
Mickey told ABC News Radio, "I can't even believe someone would even say that. We were together for four years, and he was always so back-and-forth and unsure with me, and he was always going and finding someone else, and he was always throwing me to the wayside."
On the Billboard Country Airplay Top 50 “Better Than You Left Me” (Capitol Nashville/UMGN) made a debut at No.48 and in January it logged a record 79 MEDIABASE adds for the "Most Added" crown for the week. The previous mark was set by Arista’s The Swon Brothers last March (“Later On”). In ten chart weeks the single has reached as high as No.39on Country Airplay
Capitol Records Nashville’s Mickey is set to join Brad Paisley on his “Crushin’ It World Tour” starting May 15 in Philadelphia, PA. “I am so excited and thankful to Brad for inviting me to tour with him,” shared Mickey. “This opportunity to share my music with fans on the road is truly a dream becoming a reality. May 15 can’t come fast enough!”
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Weldon Henson

“Just Believe” - “His brand new album, I really like it some ballads that George Jones would have been proud of..a lovely sound” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Austin, TX based singer-songwriter. Your Grandpa's Country Music with a Hemi!

Weldon Henson is to country music what an ice cold beer is on a “long, hard, hot, day” – refreshing. The first few notes out of his mouth and you know you’re witnessing the real deal.
He’s a musician who can more than hold his own on the guitar and a songwriter who’s lived his lyrics, particularly when it comes to his truck driving tunes that are reminiscent of growing up in the various cabs of his family’s big rigs and drag line pits.

So far he’s paid homage to that way of life by including a truck driving song on each of his three albums; his 2008 debut album Tryin’ To Get By, 2009’s Trouble For Me, and record, One Heart’s Gone - a work on which the vocal maturity of this Budweiser beer, Lucchese boot sponsored baritone clearly resounds.
Though he had a musical upbringing in Humble, Texas, Weldon’s music career didn’t start to take off until his Air Force days and after he received a guitar and a wise push from his late grandfather. Having been stationed everywhere from San Antonio to Abilene and from Utah to Korea, he’s called Austin home ever since being honorably discharged in 2006.
Henson’s shows are a throw-back to the vintage honky-tonk and Texas culture that brought your grandparents together combined with the rock ‘n roll attitude and approach of the more modern men of Texas country. Weldon’s hard-hitting, original country music demands as much energy from the dancers, who never seem to leave the floor, as from Weldon and his band. “The dancers truly become part of our show.
He has become a present day favorite in the legendary town of Luckenbach, TX and you can catch him at his weekly residency at the famous Broken Spoke in Austin. Wherever you’re lucky enough to catch him, prepare to swing, 2-step, waltz, and even polka to authentic, brand new honky-tonk music. Then sit down for a few and take a deep breath of original and true country
Weldon Henson's 4th (and latest) album, his first for 3.1/2 years, HONKY TONK FRONTIER (Hillbilly Renegade Records; Amazon UK - UK iTunes - was released on March 18, 2015 . The CD release launch took place on March 21, 2015 at the Mercer St. Dancehall in beautiful Dripping Springs in Texas
Watch >> "Not a Home" from Weldon's newest release and proves to be his best work yet. If you are looking for that real country music fix look no further.

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I Draw Slow

“Springtime” – “Lovely isn’t it, hard to genre country acoustic meets folk” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Roots Music / Americana / Alt Country / Oldtime
Location:  Dublin, Ireland
Record Label: Pinecastle Records
Band Members: Dave Holden (Guitars and Vocals), Louise Holden (Vocals), Konrad Liddy (Upright Bass), Colin Derham (Banjo), Adrian Hart (Fiddle)
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I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades, starting on Dublin’s gigging circuit with funk operation Tabularasa. The Sound: Alt-country, folk, roots, old-time, Americana The five have created a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana.
However, this is a whole new songbook of stories and melodies. These are dark tales of debauchery and trouble swinging from the kind of well-crafted melodies that survive.
When Dublin five piece I Draw Slow released their 2011 album, REDHILLS, it was met by a slew of delighted responses from the Irish music press, both from specialised folk publications and the mainstream media. The Irish Times described their indie Irish/Americana compositions as “musically ambitious, interesting songs, thoughtfully performed.
With their latest recording, WHITE WAVE CHAPEL, engineered and mastered by veteran Irish producer Brian Masterson (Planxty, The Chieftains, Van Morrison, Christy Moore, Norah Jones) the band hopes to take their unique sound to an even wider audience. The album reached No 2. in the overall Irish iTunes chart, and was selected as RTE Radio 1's Album of the Week.
It has been described as “bewitching”” (Irish Independent); “13 exquisite tracks” (Sunday Times); “practically begs you to sing along” (Hot Press) and “a thing of beauty, 9/10”
Watch >> “Valentine” (Feb 2014) and >> "Souvenirs" the second release from their 13 track third album, White Wave Chapel released on Feb 22, 2014 available on Amazon UK and UK iTunes

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Jesse Gregory

“Get Me Over You” – “Her voice is quite unique I have to say..loved it straight away..whole album is lovely..FAULTLINE is the name of the album and I couldn’t fault a single track “ - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genres: Bluegrass / Acoustic / Country
Facebook - Bio Jesse fell in love with music as soon as she was old enough to walk. At 23 months, Jesse sang for the first time in church. When she turned 8, she was interested in being a musician and started mandolin lessons. Two years later she began playing the guitar and wrote her first song. What Jesse is really known for is her vocal abilities. Her voice is unique and difficult to compare to anyone else. On and off stage, Jesse is one of those people that just stands out.

She was the first female to declare Bluegrass as her major at East Tennessee State University. She has had the wonderful opportunity to share the stage with some well-known bluegrass artists and musicians such as: Ron Block, Doyle Lawson, Sierra Hull, Adam Steffey, Randy Kohrs, Clay Hess, Christian Ward, Aaron Ramsey, Justin Moses, and Jacob Eller. Jesse is excited to see what her future brings of a career in Bluegrass music!
Jesse’s 11 track debut album, “Faultline,” was released in May 18, 2012 (Time: 35:51) featuring many talented artists/ musicians/ players that accompanied her. The producers, Clay Hess and Randy Kohrs, assembled a crack band in support of Gregory’s voice. Hess plays guitar and Korhs reso-guitar, with Sierra Hull on mandolin, Justin Moses on banjo, Tim Crouch on fiddle, and Harold Nixon and Jay Weaver on bass. Harmony vocals are stellar as well, with contributions from Alison Krauss,
Sierra Hull, Randy Kohrs, Justin Moses, Jennifer Strickland and Clay Hess. The title track is, of course, where she came up with the name for her band.
In October 2014, Jesse won IBMA momentum vocalist of the year.
"Jesse has a rich, earthy voice and a lilting sense of phrasing. She's a heart-singer, through and through." – Ron Block

"Jesse Gregory has all the potential in the world to be one of the biggest stars in acoustic music. I hope I get to continue exploring that world right along with her!" – Randy Kohrs
Listen to the title cut >> "Faultline"
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Kimberly Murray

“Feelin’ Kinda Haggard” - “Definitely one for the traditionalists she sings real stone cold country’d go far to find one better than this one...” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

From the beginning, Kimberly Murray was destined to be on stage and "Keepin’ it Country"… She comes by it honestly. Even before Kimberly’s birth, she was headed down the road to performing Traditional Honky Tonk Music, as her momma was performing with a 3 girl singing act in the1950's. The three sisters concentrated on the styles of Buck Owens, Connie Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Ray Price, The Rambo's etc.
Kimberly Murray has become an accomplished Singer/Songwriter that really knows how to put on a show! She has had the opportunity to work with the likes of Gene Watson, Johnny Rodriquez, Johnny Bush, Curtis Potter, Tony Booth, Leona Williams and more on the Texas Music Circuit. The thing you’ll notice when you see Kimberly’s show, is the artful combination of great Traditional Country Music with an amazing youth and vitality that makes the style almost new again!! To hear those great songs from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Jeannie Pruett, and Connie Smith with a renewed energy and vitality, intertwined with her soulful originals, is quite the treat!
Kimberly travels throughout the Great State of Texas performing at dancehalls, Opry shows, Community events, rodeos, etc. but she is also a member of the Honky Tonk Roadshow in the Great Northwest, where she’s making quite a name for herself. She joined this widely popular band after marrying and moving to Oregon. She shares this stage with husband Bob Manning and a wonderfully talented band performing all over the Northwest including Oregon, California, Idaho and Washington.
Kimberly’s debut album, ONCE UPON A TIME IN A HONKY TONK, had critical acclaim in England, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe.
Her most recent album A WORLD AWAY a 13 track set of old school fiddle & steel waltzes and shuffles was released on May 8, 2014 - COVER ART
A WORLD AWAY 4.1/2 STARS Country Music People July 2014 Review (Duncan Warwick)…Traditional shufflin' groovy honky tonk music where the Bakersfield Sound meets the Texas dancehall... The Tex Rated Bakersfield Sound. Honky Tonk with Attitude! This Stephenville TX sassy redhead's favorite place to be is behind a microphone fronting a Traditional Texas Dancehall band and keeping the dancefloor as full as possible.
Kimberly worked for 17 years at the Erath County Sheriff's Department spending her last 12 years there as Sergeant in the jail division. After marrying Bob Manning in May 2011, she finally turned in her badge and began concentrating solely on music.
A World Away proves that Kimberly Murray is a true artist. She also makes it seem so effortless, and if she’s not on your radar you should remedy that immediately - Duncan Warwick
The Best of 2014 Critics’ Choice: Kimberly reloates to east Texas and returns with another album of hard-country delights.
Check out >>"Keep Our Mind Outta This"   
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