Sunday, 30 August 2015

Playlist week of August 29, 2015


29th August 2015 – BBC Playlist

Aaron Watson - Getaway Truck | Album: The Underdog CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - New Single
Teea Goans - Stranger Things Have Happened | Album: Memories To Burn MP3UK iTunes -  (Aug 23) BIRTHDAY
Shawn Camp - Little Bit of Love | Album: Shawn Camp MP3 (Aug 29, 1966) BIRTHDAY
The Waifs - Black Dirt Track | Album: Beautiful You New MP3 - UK iTunes - - Compass Records
Gord Bamford - When Your Lips Are So Close | Album: Country Junkie (2013) CD - MP3 New Single
Don Henley & Dolly Parton - When I Stop Dreaming | Album: Cass Country (out Sept 25, 2015)  UK iTunes New Single
Blackheart - Any Shade of Blue | Album: Songs from a Satellite (Oct 2013) MP3
Legends of Country - Talk About Country | Album: Talk About Country CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Bandcamp (Jof Owen; August 28) BIRTHDAY
Kitty Wells & Red Foley - As Long As I Live | Album: Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley MP3 (Kitty Wells; Aug 30, 1919; died July 16, 2012 (aged 92))  BIRTHDATE
Amanda Watkins & Jamey Johnson - If I Was Over You | Album: New Single (released April 23, 2015) MP3
The Lonesome River Band - Missed It By A Mile | Album: Window Of Time (2005) MP3
Melonie Cannon - Whiskey Lullabye | Album: Melonie Cannon (2004) CD
Boxcar Willie - Divorce Me C.O.D | Album: Boxcar Willie, the Very Best Of MP3 / Coming Soon: Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels Volume 5, 6, 7 boxset (Bear Family Records)
Dianna Corcoran - God Did Good New Single
Will Hoge - Middle Of America | Album: Small Town Dreams CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Daughters of Bluegrass - Leaving Here For Nashville | Album: Bluegrass Bouquet (2008) CD
Conway Twitty - She Needs Someone To Hold Her When She Cries | Album: Conway Twitty at His Best MP3 (Sept 1, 1933 died June 5, 1993 (aged 59) BIRTHDATE 
Rebecca Hosking - No Reason | Album: A Few Broken Pieces CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Hotdisc #200 August Single
Kip Moore - Girl Of The Summer | Album: Wild Ones CD - UK iTunes -
Rosanne Cash - The Winding Stream | Album: The Winding Stream - Original Soundtrack Website
Hank Thompson - Hangover Tavern | Album: (Sept 1, 1931; died April 12, 1999 (aged 67) BIRTHDATE
Brandy Clark – Hungover | Album: 12 Stories CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -   
Alan Jackson - Mexico Tequila & Me | Album: Angels and Alcohol CD - MP3 -
Joni Harms - Belle Starr | Album: Cowgirl Dreams MP3
Jimmy Lafave - Journey Through The Past | Album: The Night Tribe CD - MP3 -
Ashley Monroe - I’m Good At Leavin’| Album: The Blade CD -  

New on The Show

Legends of Country
“Talk About Country” – “Really nice feel to it , for fans of Johnny Cash, that to me sounds like a good conversation and Tanya Tucker got a mention as well..lovely little album” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Home Town: Muswell Hill
Legends Of Country are an English Alt-country band formed by Jof Owen from indiepop group The Boy Least Likely To with longtime friends Adam Chetwood and Rob Jones. Inspired by a long standing love of country music and memories of growing up watching Pebble Mill and listening to Johnny Cash and George Hamilton IV, their songs combine a classic old country sound with an honest and unmistakeable English indiepop charm.

TALK ABOUT COUNTRY is the debut album from Legends Of Country, an English Alt-country band formed by Jof Owen from The Boy Least Likely To with Adam Chetwood and Rob Jones. Inspired by a long standing love of country music and memories of growing up watching Pebble Mill and listening to Johnny Cash and George Hamilton IV, their songs combine a classic old country sound with an honest and unmistakeable English indiepop charm. Heartfelt and uplifting with a truckload of chicken pickin' and country swagger thrown in.

The ironically understated and reflective lyrics take on the absurdities of modern life and middle age, the depressing reality of ageing and the frustrating responsibilities of adulthood. Colloquial and quintessentially English - full of references to A roads and seaside towns, little chefs and Benson and Hedges - it's an album about small town success and the failure that sometimes follows, about finding love late in life and looking back on what might have been.

The album was produced and mixed by Rob Jones (Sweet Baboo, The School, Rozi Plain) and includes the singles Talk About Country, It's A Long Way Back From A Dream and Jelly And Jam. With Duane Eddy style guitar, pedal steel and mariachi trumpets blasting away, the title track is a role call of "country" icons from Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and Loretta Lynn to darts player Jocky Wilson and the beat writer Carolyn Cassady. It features Liz from The School on vocals. From the playful Tex-Mex of As Country As They Come to the zydeco infused shuffle of If I Knew What I Was Doing I'd Be Dangerous, the album passionately embraces a host of country styles peppering them with a hint of jangly C86 derived indiepop. The stark Americana of The Saturday Dads is a poignant reflection on absent fathers and rainy afternoons in the park.

Aside from the tongue-in-cheek band name, the only real hint of irony here derives from the fact that one of the most exciting country records of the year has come out of North London, not Nashville.

They played the Maverick Festival 2015  at Easton Farm Park in Suffolk.
Their track "Talk About Country" is included on the Sept/Oct Maverick Magazine FREE sampler CD Vol 17 Issue 134.
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Amanda Watkins 
“If I Was Over You” - Brand new name to me really like her voice..I like it because I’d call it stone-cold country, just as I like it….that’s my kind of country,....just great, really great music you can hear every word and they sing it like they mean it” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Home Town: Huntington, WVA and Tampa Bay, FLA
Meet Amanda Watkins; born in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia, and raised in sunny Florida.Amanda is the quintessential “American Woman” who holds dear a deep-rooted love of family:

Singing, songwriting, cooking, eating amazing food, fighting for this great country we live in, and an All American Woman is who I am. I believe in working hard and playing hard” she shared.

When she’s not writing songs or touring, you’ll find Amanda partaking of her other passions - cooking and eating down home cuisine.
She was drawn to music at an early age, and it’s been a major part of her life ever since. From singing in church at the age of five, to standing on the hallowed stage before a packed house in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Amanda has always delivered powerful performances with her strong voice and gifted melodies and lyrics. One of the proudest moments of her young career was when she became the first unsigned artist to ever play network late night TV, and then share co-write honors on a major Big & Rich single at country radio.
Performing LIVE for audiences is Amanda’s first love. She’s been privileged to open for major artists like Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson and Frankie Ballard, and to perform at major music festivals like BamaJam and WEfest, as well as earning the distinction by American Songwriter magazine as delivering one of the top 5 best performances at Bonnaroo.
Amanda has just finished recording a new full length album in Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A that includes the single “If I Was Over You," featuring Jamey Johnson and co-written by her with Rivers Rutherford. The new album and single is slated for release in 2015. The single was sent to country radio on August 17, 2015 with an Impact date of September 8, 2015.

Miss Willie Brown
Amanda (L)
When Amanda Watkins, former member of the country duo Miss Willie Brown, set out on her solo career, she struck up a friendship with Jamey Johnson, who took her on tour as his opening act. During her nightly performance of her song "If I Was Over You," Johnson would often amble onstage to harmonize on the chorus. 
The pair captured the heartbreaking song in the studio — as a duet. The idea was all Johnson's, according to Watkins, who says the independent Alabama singer tinkered with her finished track after hours in the studio, adding his unmistakable baritone.

After receiving a late night text to come to RCA Studio A, where she recorded her upcoming debut album and where Johnson has his Nashville office, Watkins says she was surprised with the finished song. "Jamey said, 'I did some changes. I hope you are OK with them.' They took the band out of the first two verses, so it is just acoustic guitar. When Jamey came in, I realized he had made it a duet and I started crying," Watkins said in a statement.
Written by Watkins and Rivers Rutherford, "If I Was Over You" begins with a single guitar and Watkins' dusky voice, before Johnson comes in with a verse of his own: " Read more:

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