Monday, 4 May 2015

Playlist week of 2nd May 2015


2nd May 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist May 2, 2015
Brand new music from Daryle Singletary, Shelby Lynne, Striking Matches and Nathan Stanley.
Plus classics from Randy Travis, Stella Parton and Tammy Wynette.

Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers - Billy Jack Willis | ADIOS (1992) CD (Larry Gatlin; May 2, 1948) BIRTHDAY
Erica Nicole – I’m Making Mine NEW Single
Robert Ellis Orrall - A Little Bit Of Her Love | Flying Colors (1993) CD (May 4, 1976) BIRTHDAY
Tia McGraff - Long Ride Home | Album: Crazy Beautiful NEW  CD Baby    
The Kennedys - Southern Jumbo | Album: The West NEW CD -
Cale Tyson - Thorn in My Side | Album: Introducing Cale Tyson NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes 
Randy Travis – On The Other Hand | Album: On the Other Hand-All the #1s (Warner Bros.) NEW CD - MP3 (May 4, 1959) BIRTHDAY
Striking Matches - Trouble Is As Trouble Does | Album: Nothing But The Silence MP3 - UK iTunes -
Mickey Gilley - Stand By Me | Album: Greatest Hits MP3 (Tribute to Ben E King who died)
Stella Parton – Love Is A Word | Single Vinyl (May 4, 1949) BIRTHDAY
Tyler Farr – Poor Boy | Album: Suffer In Peace NEW CD - MP3 UK iTunes - 
Irene Kelley - T-Tiny, B-Baby | Album: Country Lull-A-Bye's (2009)
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Church Street Blues | Album: Our Lady of the Tall Trees (2012) MP3
Lynne Hanson – Movie Queen | Album: Eleven Months (2008) MP3
Daryle Singletary – Lie To Me | Album: There's Still a Little Country Left CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Tammy Wynette - Thank You Cowboy For The Ride | Album: Next To You CD - MP3 (May 5, 1942; died April 6, 1998 (aged 55))
Lee Brice - That Don’t Sound Like You | Album: I Don't Dance NEW Single Play MPE MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Anita Stapleton - I'll Miss Missing You | Album: Place in My Heart (Feb 2015) MP3 - UK
Nathan Stanley - Papaw I Love You | Album: The Legacy Continues NEW  MP3 - UK iTunes -
Felicity - Sugarloaf Hill (Nothing To Hide, EMI, 1999)
Keith Harling – Bring It On | Album: Write It In Stone (1999) CD (May 8, 1963) BIRTHDAY
Reba McEntire - Just Like Them Horses | Album: Love Somebody NEW CD - MP3 (Deluxe out 20 April) - UK iTunes (20 April) - Smart Choice Music (Target Store Exclusive) - 
Craig Morgan - That's What I Love About Sunday | Album: Top 25 Country Songs Of Faith (Hump Head) 2-CD CD - MP3
Delta Reign – Calico Sundown | Album: Nothing But Sky NEW MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Shelby Lynne - Better | Album: I Can't Imagine NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -   
Toby Keith – In A Couple Of Days | Album:  Bullets In The Gun (Deluxe Package) MP3

New on The Show

Erica Nicole
“I’m Making Mine” – “This one I think is a great track” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire 

Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia
Record Label: Independent
Current Location: Nashville, TN

Blurb: Erica Nicole is the coolest sound to come out of Georgia since Sugarland. She’s a girl who loves Country Music – and wants to sing it. She loves Reba, Strait, Dolly, the Opry, Nashville, the Ryman, grits, honky tonks and songs about standing by your man – as well as being a genuine southern girl. She likes college sports. She likes professional sports. Matter of fact - she really likes sports. Now there’s a country girl. . . !

Erica grew up a fan of such legends as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and Reba McEntire, while cheering on her neighborhood Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  She has nothing but fond memories of the learning process of her first radio tours, and also meeting the PD’s and MD’s that have become just like family to her ever since.
Erica didn’t do much singing during her two-and-a-half years as a Western Carolina University student. She grew up just outside Atlanta and spent her summers in Sapphire Valley. With aspirations of becoming a country music star, she began working on her first CD while she was still in high school, but she put that project on hold while she was a student in Cullowhee. She was counting on talent, hard work and good business sense to put her on the path to country music success. Nicole put herself on the college degree fast track beginning fall semester of 2002. She left WCU with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship in December 2004. Nicole worked at her parents’ insurance agency for two years as she continued to lay the groundwork for her music career by finishing the CD she had started in high school. She moved to Los Angeles in August 2006 to earn a living and continue her country music dreams.

Her debut single, “Somebody To Love” spent 19 weeks at #1 on the Clear Channel new music on demand chart. It was also included in the soundtrack of two movies, Too Late To Say Goodbye, with Rob Lowe, and Small Town Saturday Night, with Chris Pine and Shawn Christian. The second single “Shave”, enjoyed widespread airplay and reached #1 on the Indie World Chart.

Her single “What You Think About Us”, reached #1 on the Indie World Chart as well as #1 for 2 weeks on the New Music Weekly chart.
The Christmas of 2011 she recorded a version of the Beach Boys’ classic, “Little Saint Nick” at the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting for 2011. There were over 150,000 in attendance and a TV audience that reached well over 2 million. Beach Boys and Brian Wilson’s music director, Jeffrey Foskett, was featured on the background vocals.
Her release for Christmas, 2012 was called “Come On A Sleigh Ride”, and featured her friend (classic pop and country legend) Johnny Tillotson. Lighting  up the holiday season this sophomore Christmas single,  was released to radio on Monday Nov 5, 2012. Showing off her upbeat vocals , Come on a Sleigh Ride was a collaborative effort between Nicole and renowned producer, Michael Lloyd. Not only has Lloyd accumulated in excess of 100 gold and platinum records, but he was responsible for recording artist Kimberly Locke’s #1 Christmas hits for three consecutive years.

In March 2013 she released the lead off single "Better Beer" about tough times with a wish for better things to come (>> interview). It was to appear on a 12 track 2013 album titled >> "Daughter of the Revolution" 
The Southern girl, Atlanta, Georgia native and Nashville based artist sent her flirty fun single “I Listen To My Bad Girl” to radio in Jan 20, 2014 (impact date Feb 3, 2014 – Cover Art) which was to be included on an upcoming album. You can hear the track on >> The release led Nicole to a top 20 single on the Music Row charts, making her the highest charting female the week of June 26th. Impressively, she was also the highest ranked female independent artist for 6 straight weeks. Peaking at #17, “Bad Girl” was available digitally on US iTunes.
Watch the “baddest girl” in Nashville >> CRS Interview 2014 with Country Music News International .
The Atlanta singer struggled with hearing loss since her teenage years. In an exclusive interview with Billboard 615, Nicole admitted that while she had been able to keep it a secret for a while, she felt it finally time to talk about it. She said she was about 80% deaf in her right ear, and between 65-75 perfect in her left. At her performances, she wore in-ear hearing aids, and approached the stage with as much confidence and swagger as any other artist.

Later in 2014 the single “It’s Comin’ Down” was sent digitally to country radio (Impact date Sept 15, 2014 – Cover ArtWatch the >> picture video

Erica Nicole took home a Top honour (Best Country Artist Female) at 2014 Nashville Independent Music Award Winners
after the southern songstress’ driven passion, found success on the charts impacting on Country Radio.

A key element Erica Nicole growth story was meeting Kent Wells, her producer. Known for his work and a band leader with Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, Wells elicits nothing but praise from his artist.
“Teaming up with Kent Wells as my producer has been an absolute game-changer for me. There are a lot of great producers in this industry, but there is only one great producer for Erica Nicole, and that is Kent Wells. I couldn’t do it without him.”

One song that many in the industry heard for the first time during Erica’s CRS Showcase, is the stunning “Like I Do,” which teams her with fellow power house vocalist Jamie O’Neal. The tour de force of a vocal performance came to be after the two performed the song at her CRS showcase and were encouraged to put it on Erica’s record. “To perform with Jamie was a truly defining moment, yet incredible highlight in my career and definitely made me bring my A-game.”
Erica is due  to release her new full-length album in Summer 2015. Titled I’M MAKIN’ MINE, the set will feature songs handpicked by Erica and her producer Kent Wells. Delivering not only powerful vocals, Erica also shines with writing credits, which excites her - “I feel like for the first time in my career, I got to choose what I really wanted to go for musically, and this album is symbolic of that. I feel the title is so perfect, because I’m making my career and making my choices. The freedom to go in with my producer and walk out with the most amazing records is very exciting. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

She’s been showcasing and performing nationally including SXSW in Austin, The Big D Opry at Gilley’s in Dallas, Atlanta, San Diego, etc. She’s opened a pre-show for Miranda Lambert - and performed with John Cafferty and Tommy Cash and opened for Mark Chestnut.
Erica was slated to kick off her 2015 Tour in Indiana, then head to New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Erica also opened up for artists such as Eric Paslay at The Stump Dodger Bash in Wisconsin.

Vocal powerhouse Erica after Top 20 records on Music Row has now completed her new album and is once again ready to shine with her new single "I’m Making Mine" (GTR Records). It was sent to country radio on April 27, 2015 with an impact date
April 30, 2015.
"Erica Nicole tops herself with each single! This is really strong! Country music has become so infatuated with songs about beer, tailgates, tan lines, country roads and daisy dukes, that we’ve forgotten how important it is to tell a good story. It’s been forever since I’ve heard a good cheatin’ song and this is it!"- Kelly Green-100.9 The Farm-Huntingdon, TN
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Anita Stapleton
I'll Miss Missing You” -  I think she is great, a really stunning album...real deep emotional soulful country her voice, new album just wonderful”  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire 

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Anita has always had a great appreciation for country music. Her biggest musical influences include artists like: Buck Owens, Ray Price, Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams and Connie Smith.
She took an interest in music at an early age (Image), and with the encouragement of her parents, she began singing in the church choir. Eventually, she began taking piano lessons at the age of nine (photo), and started singing professionally at
the age of eleven. She and her brother, Brent, became members of a Country/Gospel band, and began performing at local churches, county fairs, and outdoor festivals throughout their home state of Pennsylvania.
At the age of twelve, she became a regular performer on a local, live radio show called, "The Appalachian Jubilee", and she and her brother stepped into the recording studio for the first time when Anita was thirteen.
In the years that followed, she began performing at various venues in the surrounding states of Maryland, Delaware, New York, West Virginia and Ohio, where she gained more stage experience, and opened for such country artists as:
Bill Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Jean Shepard, Marty Stuart, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs, Buck Trent, Jerry Reed, Boxcar Willie, Ferlin Husky, Eddie Rabbitt, Little Jimmy Dickens, Billy Walker, Melba Montgomery, Tammy Wynette, McBride & The Ride, Tanya Tucker, Sammy Kershaw, Jerry Reed and Tom T. Hall.
At the age of eighteen, Anita started performing on a regular basis at the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, in Wheeling, West Virginia.
She moved to Nashville in the fall of 1995, and in the summer of 1997, she began touring on the road as a background vocalist for country artist Patty Loveless, and continued doing so until December of 1998, when Patty took a hiatus from touring.

Anita has served as a background vocalist in the recording studio, and on live stage performances for artists including: Sonya Issacs, Connie Smith, John Wesley Ryles, Merle Kilgore, Jeanne Pruett, Betty Jean Robinson, Moe Bandy, Jack Greene, Tommy Cash, Charlie Daniels, Collin Raye,  Johnny Counterfit, Jeannie Seely, Mickey Gilley, Jim Ed Brown, Sheb Wooley, and Cowboy Jack Clement.

She has made several television show appearances, including: "Grand Ole Opry Live", "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee", "Austin City Limits", "Late Night With Conan O'Brien", "Tennessee Mornings - Fox 17 Nashville", "The Inspirational Country Awards", "The Marty Stuart Show", and >> "Larry's Country Diner"
A  12 track album THE WAY IT USED TO BE was self released in 2003 is still available digitally on Amazon UK , US iTunes and (Rank: #130,286)
From 2010-2014, Anita worked "behind the scenes" (guest laison for 4 seasons) on >> "The Marty Stuart Show" and performed every other Saturday afternoon at the downtown Nashville Ernest Tubb Record Shop with legendary guitarist and former
Texas Troubadour, Leon Rhodes.
Anita's new classic country project on DirkWorks Records (produced by Dirk Johnson), A PLACE IN MY HEART, is now available through her website on the Merchandise Page. ($25 Shipping outside the Continental U.S. Included)
It's also available at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway in downtown Nashville, and at the Museum Store at The Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum
It features the song, >> "Just Someone I Used To Know", a duet with Gene Watson. This is a double-disc set, which includes a bonus DVD of film footage in the studio, interviews, and a video with Anita and Gene.
It is also available as a 10 track UK iTunes & Amazon UK MP3 digital downloads. 
Anita currently performs in the Nashville area, at various venues. She performs at John A's Restaurant in Nashville (across the street from the Grand Ole Opry, 2421 Music Valley Dr.Nashville, TN 37214 - Website - Facebook) usually on Wednesday nights (7:30p-10:30p)

Listen to Fish Creek Radio "My Kind Of Country" Scott Wikle interview with Anita talking about her new album A Place In My Heart.

Watch her videos on her website page
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Nathan Stanley

"Papaw I Love You" – ”Stanley blood flowing through his viens, a tribute to his grandfather....great new album” Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire 

In the deep lonesome hills of southwestern Virginia on August 16, 1992 a baby boy was born into the Stanley family.
Nathan Edmond Stanley was born into a music royalty bloodline and family Legacy. As the grandson of the Bluegrass music icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nathan made his music debut at the young age of 2 on stage with his Grandfather at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, playing the spoons for the Clinch Mountain Boys. He later graduated to playing the mandolin, and in 2007 became the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for the Clinch Mountain Boys, who are one of the most highly acclaimed bands in the music industry.

(March 10, 2015) The “rising Bluegrass prodigy” is gearing up for the re-release of his album, THE LEGACY CONTINUES.
The project is appropriately titled, as the Virginia native is joined by Dr. Ralph Stanley on two epic duets that will apparently “leave fans breathless”. On the new project, the soulful-grassy singer takes his traditional sound to a whole new level. The album also features a duet with country singer Brad Paisley. The project was released through Nathan Stanley Entertainment.
"I'm very excited about the repackaging of this CD, which we added 2 brand new songs to" said an excited Nathan Stanley. "I hope it will be a record that bluegrass fans, along with my gospel fans will love."
On the album, Stanley brings emotion that will captivate fans everywhere! Tracks such as "Papaw I Love You," which is a song that Nathan wrote for his Grandfather and is sure to connect with music listeners and take them on a journey. Other tracks like "Calling My Children Home" stretch genre boundaries, giving off a Celtic vibe, while maintaining its traditional bluegrass appeal. By the time you throw in the Brad Paisley duet with "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone," these graceful harmonies that are sure to be stuck in fans' heads for days!

Nathan Stanley is no stranger to success, which is evident with his previous release, EVERY MILE. The project (which included a vocal cameo from his grandfather, among other artists such as Vince Gill and T. Graham Brown) was able to gain the attention of Christian audiences, as it took home the award for  "Bluegrass Album of the Year" at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. A longtime member of his grandfather's band, The Clinch Mountain Boys, Stanley has released eight solo records during his career thus far.
His 2011 disc MY KIND OF COUNTRY album endeared him to Country and Bluegrass fans alike, and also attracted guest appearances from artists such as Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs, and Del McCoury. He has appeared on a wide variety of television series, such as The Late Show with David Letterman, TBN's Praise The Lord with Jason Crabb, and Song of the Mountains. In addition, his love of the road is something that is very apparent. Since he was two years old, Stanley has performed over 200 dates per year.
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