Sunday, 20 September 2015

Playlist week of September 19, 2015


19th September 2015 – BBC Playlist
Brand new music from Luke Bryan, Don Henley and Clint Black. Classics from Ray Charles & Ronna Reeves. A look at the Canadian Country Music Awards and Americana Awards.

Simply Bushed - Saturday Night  | This Country Website Shop
Hungrytown - Don't Cross That Mountain | Album: Further West MP3 - Bandcamp
Trisha Yearwood -  Nothin' 'Bout Memphis | Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love CD (Sept 19, 1964) BIRTHDAY 
Sammy Sadler - No Place To Land | Heart Shaped Like Texas MP3 New Single (Re-released)
Faith Hill - My Wild Frontier Mountain | Album: Faith Hill (1998) MP3 (Sept 21, 1967) BIRTHDAY
Gary Perkins - Five String Guitar' | Album: Stranger In This Town (June 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes -
Kezia Gill - Love Song | Album: Paradise (EP)
Bernie Nelson - Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind (single)
Ronna Reeves – What If Your Wrong  | Album: The More I Learn MP3 (1991) (Sept 21, 1966) BIRTHDAY
Canadian Country Music Awards
Gord Bamford – Where a Farm Used to Be | Album: Country Junkie (2013) CD - MP3  CCMA Male Artist Of The Year award &  Single Of The Year
Jess Moskaluke - Strong As It's Ever Been | Album: Light Up The Night MP3 Won CCMA 2015 Female Artist of the Year

Ray Charles - Friendship | Album: The Complete Country And Western Recordings 1959-1986 MP3 (Sept 23 1930, died – June 10, 2004 (aged 73)) BIRTHDATE
Irene Kelley - You Don't Run Across My Mind | Album: Pennsylvania Coal  CD - Smart Choice Music -
Luke Bryan - Scarecrows | Album: Kill The Lights New CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Forester Sisters – Down The Road | Album: You Again (June Forester; Sept 22, 1956) MP3 (June Forester; Sept 22, 1956) BIRTHDAY
Clint Black – One Way To Live | Album: On Purpose (Black Top Records, out 25 Sept 2015) CD - 
Clare Dunn – Old Hat | Album: Clare Dunn (EP) (MCA Nashville) US iTunes - 
Mike Denver - John O'Reilly "The Day Of My Return | Album: Morning Sun & Memories (3-CD Box set) CD  
Heather Myles - One Good Reason Why | Album: Just Like Old Times & Untamed (2 On 1) CD
Joe Nichols – Freaks Like Me New Single US iTunes
Lorrie Morgan – Dear Me | Album: Country Legends Amazon UK
Americana Awards
Sturgill Simpson – Voices | Album: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Amazon UK - UK iTunes  14th Annual Americana Honors & Awards, Sturgill Simpson wins Artist of the Year & Song of the Year
Don Henley – Praying For Rain | Album: Cass Country (out Sept 25, 2015)  UK iTunes

Ashleigh Dallas - Fear The Dark | Album: Other Side Of Town iTunes AU
Lynn Anderson – The Road to Surrender | Album: Bridges MP3 - UK iTunes - 

New on The Show

Kezia Gill
A singer-songwriter from DerbySong
On 31st May 2013 she self-released 10 track  The Adventures of a Travelling Mind (Amazon UKUK iTunes)
Her latest EP is a 4 track  called House of Cards (Amazon UKUK iTunes) released Aug 2014
You can watch all of the Kezia Sessions on YouTube

She shares: I'm not ashamed to admit I auditioned this year for X Factor for the 6th time. Id love to sing live on TV!! They said no....AGAIN!; oh well, life goes on. I'm not sitting around dreaming of being a singer, I AM ONE!!

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Jess Moskaluke
“Strong As It's Ever Been” – “Like what I heard, this is the strongest” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Her fan base grew quickly with her first indie EP release Cover Up (Vol 1 iTunes, Vol 2 iTunes, Vol.3 Amazon UK) debuting at #5 on the iTunes Canada album charts. The first single “Amen Hallelujah” shook the Canadian radio airwaves and has received over a half a million views on YouTube.

The next few years to follow were a whirlwind for this country artist; a Tyler Ward Featured Artist who rocked the stage on a 45-city tour with his camp throughout North America in 2011.

2012 proved to be another exciting year, as she was chosen to represent Canada and perform at the Country Music Association (CMA) Global Artist Party at “The Stage” to help kick off CMA Fest 2012, in addition to her track “Go Big Or Go Home” featured on the hit TV show Heartland. 

Following signing with MDM Recordings Inc., in September 2012 she released her debut 8-track EP Catch Me If You Can (Amazon UK). A medley of pop-infused country tracks, with 3 tracks produced by award-winning musician Mitch Merrett (2007 Canadian Country Music Award Producer of the Year and Juno nominee). The title track and respective video was picked up by The Family Channel, airing in winter 2014.
A proud resident of Langenburg, Saskatchewan, in February 2014 she participated in the Telemiracle CTV broadcast, which raised over $5 million dollars for the Kinsmen Foundation to aid Saskatchewan residents to access special needs equipment and medical assistance. When she is not on the road touring, Jess primarily splits her time between her home base in Saskatchewan (with her puppy Shya!), Canada and the US, writing in Nashville.
Along with Alex Kline she is a co-writer of “Unbroken” from Erin Enderlin’s August 2013 album Let Her Talk

With a record-breaking single, a new lip gloss line, and multiple accolades and awards including her first JUNO (2015) nominations for Country Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year… Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) is dazzling the country music world. Her rapidly growing fan base is evident, with a collective online following in the millions, receiving her official Silver Play Button YouTube award for breaking 100,000 subscribers. She won her first 2014 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) award for Female Artist of the Year, in addition to receiving two additional nominations; Rising Star of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year. A critically acclaimed artist, she was also crowned the 2011 CCMA® Awards New Artist Showcase winner. She reclaimed her CCMA Female Artist of the Year crown at the newly renovated Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Sept 13, 2015.
A notable performer on the 2014 CCMA® Awards Show live broadcast, Jess dominates the stage with her powerful vocals, country-pop style and infectious smile. Produced by Corey Crowder (Jamie Lynn Spears) and mixed by Scott Cooke (Dallas Smith, Florida Georgia Line), her single “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes” quickly became the highest charting song on the iTunes top 200 singles chart for any Canadian artist. With her second single off her new 10-track album LIGHT UP THE NIGHT (released April 2014), she also achieved GOLD record status in August 2014; becoming the first Canadian female solo country artist to surpass 40,000+ downloads for a song since Shania Twain. She released her single “Used” in September 2014, followed by single “Night We Won’t Forget” on January 30, 2015.

Her debut single “Good Lovin’ ” hit #17 on the Canadian country BDS charts, and was featured on the Country Hits 2014 compilation (which has sold over 44,000 units to date). The album debuted at #79 on the pop chart and #10 on the country chart for sales. In April 2014 the same single (“Good Lovin’ ”) also won Song of the Year at the 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards (SCMA), in addition to Jess also receiving both a 2014 SCMA Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year nod and her second consecutive SCMA Female Vocalist of the Year title.
In October, Moskaluke will join Paul Brandt and Dean Brody’s Road Trip Tour and has released new single “Kiss Me Quiet” on September 14th. (Via Press Release)
Watch her official video "Kiss Me Quiet" published on Sept 16, 2015 (14K views in 4 days)

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Ashleigh Dallas
Fear The Dark” - "Really like that..a really strong song love, the way it builds, very nice- Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Golden Guitar winner, born and bred Tamworth girl, Ashleigh Dallas has always followed in her family's love of country music. At only 22 years of age, Ashleigh has taken her music to many different stages, and to the ears of many different audiences. Growing up in the Dallas family, Ashleigh was performing on stage from an extremely young age. 
Starting out on her Grandfathers (4 time Golden Guitar Winner & Roll of Renown recipient, Rex Dallas) property: The Gully Round Up, and the ever popular Gully Grub Barn, where Ash would recite poetry and sing her favorite songs, then sell CD's while the rest of the family did there thing.
In 2013, Ashleigh released her debut record DANCING WITH A GHOST, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Country Music Album Chart.

On the back of her first album release, Ash scored herself two Country Music Award Of Australia (Golden Guitar) nominations (Female Artist Of The Year and Qantaslink New Talent), taking out the award for Qantaslink New Talent Of The Year in January 2014 (Photo). 'Other Side Of Town' features 13 tracks written by singer, songwriter & multi instrumentalist Ashleigh, featuring co-writes with her right hand man, Ashleigh' Dad, Brett. Ashleigh states, "Other Side Of Town, is back to my basics. 
The four of us who played on the album, our last names are all the same, it's my family band, the band that travel with me the majority of the time, the band that know what I'm thinking by the look in my eye, both musically and personally, a band that is family. I have lots of great friends that are musicians but for this album, I personally needed that extra touch of home, and that was keeping it simple with my family.
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Clare Dunn
“Old Hat”  -  “It’s been a long time that a song has moved me so much, it really is wonderful, this is just great..really struck me absolutely beautiful, lot of talent” -

Born on a farm in southeast Colorado near the Oklahoma panhandle, Clare’s roots run deep in the heart of Dust Bowl country. Working cattle, hauling water, driving combines, tractors and eighteen wheelers from a young age all were a part of everyday life. When your closest neighbor is six miles away, and many hours are spent behind the wheel of a John Deere Tractor on the family farm, a work ethic becomes ingrained in your soul. During the miles burned up hauling water to cattle, Clare dreamed of creating her own music.

Driving 45 miles to high school each day, Clare achieved All-State basketball and volleyball recognition in high school. After graduating in a class of eight, Clare’s chance to fully pursue her dream came with college. After a brief college stint in Texas, and with a very supportive family, she relocated to Nashville to attend Belmont College. She paid her way through Belmont University by driving a silage truck for harvest through Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska during every academic break she could. During this time she also picked up a guitar for the first time determined to master both acoustic and electric guitars.
After graduating from Belmont with honors she signed her first publishing deal as a songwriter and hasn’t looked back. Involved with every aspect that goes into the creative process, from writing her debut single “Get Out” with co-writer and producer Ben West, to playing guitars on the track, to singing background vocals, Clare’s music is a true representation of all the things that make her who she is. A farm girl with a vision and sound forged from life experiences, combined with the work ethic and passion for her dream of music.
She has forged relationships and written with some of the most highly regarded songwriters in Nashville and LA, including Hillary Lindsey, David Hodges, Troy Verges, busbee, Liz Rose, Angelo, Terry McBride, Brice Long, Will Hoge, Chris Lindsey, Dylan Altman, Marshall Altman, and more. Clare recently signed a world-wide publishing agreement with BMG/Chrysalis.
Touring, she has opened for Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Parmalee, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson and others as well as played major festivals. The first reaction from promoters and buyers is always the same… ”I didn’t realize that you were that good and actually played guitar”.
Her 2013 single “Get Out” (>> Audio) was sent to radio along with 2014s "Cowboy Side of You" neither of which made the Top 60 Billboard Country Airplay. Her latest single "Move On" (MCA Nashville)
Snagged Hot Shot Debut honours at No.58 (Chart issue week of August 1, 2015) and so far has a highest chart rank of #50.

On September 18, 2015 she dropped a 5 track self-titled EP Clare Dunn.
Clare co-wrote and co-produced all five songs on her EP, presenting a gratifying blend of country and rock.
Included on the EP is Clare’s major label radio debut, “Move On,” which country star Dierks Bentley calls out as a “bad ass song” with a “totally unique vibe.”
NPR asserted the “Colorado-raised country newcomer is a little bit Florence, a little bit Bonnie and a whole lot rock and roll.” This magnetic rising star also plays lead guitar on every track both in the studio and in her impressive live show. Clare is a fearless performer and guitar player, drawing numerous comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Keith Urban while recently out on tour with American rock icon Bob Seger. The Boston Globe commended Clare’s “big voice and serious guitar prowess,” while Rolling Stone noted, “it’s easy to see why Seger himself recruited her [Clare] to open for him on his last tour.” (Press Release)
Clare Dunn EP Track Listing:
Ferrari (Clare Dunn, Jennifer Decilveo)
Move On (Clare Dunn, Jesse Frasure)
Tuxedo (Clare Dunn, Ben West, Brett James)
Old Hat  (Clare Dunn, Tom Douglas) >> Video
Cowboy Side Of You (Clare Dunn, Terry McBride, Brandon Hood)

Rollingstone shining a spotlight on the pop side of her country-pop debut, Clare Dunn's "Tuxedo" (>> audio) described it - “is a punchy, polished ode to the newcomer's ideal man. Co-written with Ben West and Brett James, the song pairs the ingredients of modern-day pop — vocal tuning, drum tracks, gauzy keyboards and ethereal electronics — with a crashing chorus that's more Pink than Paisley.
Clare has been tapped to join Miranda Lambert on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour
Chris Young the CMA, ACM and Grammy-nominated hit-maker will welcome country newcomer, Clare Dunn, to open on Oct 22nd on his “I’m Comin’ Over” Tour.
Little-known fact about country newcomer Clare Dunn: she’s the female voice supporting Luke Bryan during the chorus of ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me)

Watch her perform “Old Hat”

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