Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Playlist week of September 5, 2015

5th September 2015 – BBCPlaylist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist September 5, 2015
Brand new music from Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan, Patty Griffin & Lynn Anderson. Plus classics from David Allan Coe and Michael Martin Murphey.

Sarah Johns - Big Love In A Small Town | Album: Big Love In A Small Town CD
Kip Moore - That Was Us | Album: Wild Ones CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Kelly Lang - Down In Destin | Album: It’s About Time (2004)
Mark Chesnutt - The Man In The Mirror | Album: Rollin' With The Flow MP3 (Sept 6, 1963) BIRTHDAY
The Cains - Journey’s End | Album: The Cains (EP; July 2015) New Single Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Mitchell Tenpenny - Cains Creek Hotdisc #200 August Single
Chloe Chadwick - Settle Your Heart | Album: Chloë Chadwick (EP) MP3 - UK iTunes 
Chris Raggatt - Crazy Over You
Daughters of Bluegrass - I Don’t Think I’m Going Back To Harlan | Album: Bluegrass Bouquet (2008) CD
Hermann Lammers Myers & Sandra Carroll - Nashville Blues | Album: Nashville Is Rough On the Living (2010) MP3
Rachael Turner - I Don’t Love You New Single
David Allan Coe - Tennessee Whiskey | Album: Tennessee Whiskey MP3 (Sept 6, 1939) BIRTHDAY
Craig Morgan - When I’m Gone New Single
Hungrytown - Highway Song | Album: Further West MP3
Trisha Yearwood - Melancholy Blue | Album: Inside Out (2001) MP3 (writer Harlan Howard Sept 8, 1927; died March 3, 2002 (aged 74)) BIRTHDATE
Michael McDaniel - Louisiana Saturday Night | Album: I'm Countryfied MP3
Dolly Parton - Love Is Like A Butterfly | Album: The Very Best Of CD
Ricky Gunn - Livin’ Like Me | Album: Livin' like Me MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com Hotdisc #200 August Single
Andrea Zonn - Crazy If You Let It | Album: Rise New (out 25 Sept; Compass Records) CD - MP3 - Amazon.com
Blue Wheel Drive - Blueridge Mountain Haze | Album: Blue Wheel Drive New MP3 - Amazon.com
Lynn Anderson - The Bridge | Album: Bridges MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Michael Ray - Real Men Love Jesus | Album: Michael Ray New Single CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Patty Griffin - Shine A Different Way | Album: Servant of Love New CD - Amazon.com 
Joey & Rory - I’ll Sing For You | Album: CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com  (Joey Martin Feek; Sept 9, 1975) BIRTHDAY
Billy Yates - Famous For Being Your Fool | Album: Bill's Barber Shop (2009) MP3 Hotdisc #200 Classic track
The Stetson Family – Billy | Album: True North CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Terri Clark - I Just Called To Say Goodbye | Album: Pain to Kill  CD

New on The Show

Mitchell Tenpenny
“Cains Creek” - This one really did strike me…nice sound to that, really rootsy feel, lovely ending, really nice sound” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Mitchell Tenpenny is a rare combination. Not only is he a lifelong Nashville native, he is also one of Nashville’s top emerging songwriters known for his extensive musical talent. He has played the guitar since the age of 13, and his talent and dedication to his craft has expanded his repertoire to include many other stringed instruments, the organ, and the drums. 
He also sings both lead and back-up vocals, and his unique voice lends credence and believability to a diverse array of genres ranging from rock to country and blues to pop.
As a twenty-five year old musician and graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Mitchell has grown up in and around the music business. His grandmother was the late Donna Hilley, who for years ran Sony/Tree Music Publishing and exposed him to singers like Brooks & Dunn and Blake Shelton as well as some of the best artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers in the business. The advice gleaned from these industry experts as well as his own broad musical interests have laid the groundwork he needed to develop the distinct style for which he is known today.
A few of the artists who can claim the greatest influence on his career are Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson. A life spent learning from the best country music has to offer combined with his own R&B and pop interests has produced the artist that Mitchell Tenpenny is today. His songs are eclectic, powerful, and memorable, and both on the stage and in the recording studio, he always gives the audience more and more of himself through his music.

The fabulous “Cains Creek” (>> Official video; co-written with Brad Clawson) was promoted in Europe on the promotional Hotdisc (#200 August 2015). It made a debut at No.18 and has so far reached #9. I love the outdoors and hunting and fishing, and sometimes you just have to realize where you’re at,” Mitchell explained. “I was at a really pretty place that I found one time and I honestly thought, ‘Man, this is great. I want to thank God for another day to wake up and find a place like this.’ I went home and picked up a guitar. I don’t play much bluegrass, but I wanted it to kinda be like that and it just worked out. Me and my buddy Brad fish at the Caney Fork River a lot and I pulled ‘Cane’s Creek’ out of that.”
The toe-tapping tune is riddled with simple, down-home country imagery, but the arrangements are deliciously embellished by The SteelDrivers.
His new video "Love & Rock N' Roll" was published on Aug 27, 2015 and the single is also included on the special 3CD commemorative Hotdisc#200 and so far reached No.35 on Hotdisc Top 40
He previously visited the Hotdisc chart with “Black Crow” (HD193; Jan 2015; #39 debut) which gained an eight week #28 highest rank.
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Chloe Chadwick
“Settle Your Heart” - I’ve never had as many requests for this song, such a buzz about her music..very professional sound - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Chloe has been writing for as long as she can remember. When aged 9 she had her first acoustic guitar and started writing from the age of 10.
Growing up she wrote songs listening to The Beatles and Hansen.
Originally from Cheshire Chloe Chadwick was born in Staffordshire, England, before moving to the French Alps as an 18 year old solo performer, and then on to the Spanish Balearic Islands.
Chadwick moved back to England to continue her musical journey in 2007 and settled in Sunderland, Northern England, UK.

The result is an intriguing mix of influences that encompass the likes of country, folk, alt. pop and soft rock, a sound that has been captivating audiences across the UK at major festivals including the Country to Country (C2C) 2015 Festival performing on Sunday March 8th on the Big Entrance pop-up stage within the O2 Arena complex.  As one of the most well-travelled acts on the bill, her musical prowess clearly showed in the enthusiastically-gathered crowd, despite her slot being situated right towards the end of the C2C festival.
Additionally Chloe has supported the likes of Diana Vickers (X Factor semi-finalist in 2008), The Beautiful South and The Christians on tour, bringing her music to the masses.
She recorded a new self-titled EP, released on 23rd May 2015 which was led by debut solo single "Settle Your Heart" which dropped on 28th February 2015.
It’s a catchy little tune, one that begins quite stripped-back before kicking in with a bouncy beat and an intriguing, winding melody that defies convention. Chloe moves from a delicate, feminine delivery to a more passionate, fiery and soulful style when the track requires it, showing some of the range of her capabilities as a songstress. A simple, emotional track about begging for balance in a rollercoaster relationship, it’s one that is sure to garner her plenty of attention in the months going forward " - For The Country Record Single Review.

Following the release of second single "Feels Like Home", on May 15, 2015 Chloe launched her long-awaited self-titled EP a week later at The Central Bar in Gateshead, with "Never Change" and "Don’t Be Shy" adding to the first two singles to make up a quartet of distinctive tracks.
Watch her official YouTube videos for >> "Settle Your Heart" and the sophomore EP single >> "Feels Like Home"  (published on 2 July 2015) available on iTunes
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Rachael Turner

“I Don’t Love You” - Really like what I’ve heard so far -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Country
Home Town: Sugar Land, TX
Record Label: Rustic Records
Current Location: Nashville, TN
Influences: Martina McBride, Reba, Shania Twain, and Carrie Underwood.

Rachael Turner is a breath of fresh air to country music. The Texas native burst on the scene in 2012, upon signing a deal with the long-standing Rustic Records. She sets to utilize her dynamic vocals and unique traditional take on modern country music to both establish herself as a legitimate artist, and break the gap in today’s male driven format.

Though new to the country music scene, Rachael is no stranger to the stage. The dynamic female vocalist has had over 10 years of singing experience, has placed in numerous local talent competitions, and was a contestant on season 10 of American Idol.
Rachael is currently hard at work in the studio putting together her debut EP, set for release this fall.

In Feb, 2014 she released single “Meet Me in the Middle” (Rustic Records) on iTunes and on Jan 6, 2015 dropped track "Matches and Moonshine" available on CD Baby and iTunes

Her new single "I Don’t Love You" was sent to radio Aug 31, 2015 with a Sept 1st impact date. Description: With dynamic vocals and gut wrenching emotion, Rachael Turner releases her newest single, The sultry country ballad tells a story of heartbreak, touching the listener with a dose of true feelings. It’s a must hear for anyone who has ever lost in the game of love.
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Genre: Folk/Pop
Home Town: West Townshend, VT

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.

Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky, UK) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his “remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment” (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown’s “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK).
Hall and Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly--Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend--who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis--entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums).
They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand.  Hungrytown's music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel's hit series, Portlandia.
They are currently on a September/ October UK Tour and played live on BBC Radio Wiltshire (Sue Davies show) see their dates
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Ricky Gunn
“Livin’ Like Me” – “I really do like the style of this” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Born Oct 11, 1975 and raised outside of Columbus, Georgia, Ricky Gunn grew up like many southern boys, spending his time fishing, hunting, chasing girls and speeding down dirt roads. During visits to his grandfather’s house, though, he also discovered a love of country music, especially the old-school songwriting of Hank Williams, Conway Twitty and Waylon Jennings. Those artists told stories. They cast moods. They packed a punch. 
Later, when his grandfather gave him an acoustic guitar and taught him three basic chords, the teenaged Gunn transformed himself into a songwriter virtually overnight, finishing his first tune by the end of the week.
KING OF THIS TOWN, his full-length debut album, mixed those old-school country influences with modern-day firepower, creating a sound that twangs and rocks in equal measure. Filled with pedal steel guitar riffs and the sound of Gunn’s award-winning voice (which won back-to-back trophies from the Georgia Music Awards in 2011 and 2012), it’s a biographical record about Gunn’s life.
Before he began opening shows for country stars like Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr and Gary Allan, Gunn earned a reputation as one of the hardest-working showmen in Georgia, performing nightly bar gigs that lasted as long as five hours.
Recorded at the world-famous Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, King of this Town is modern country music with old roots, anchored by a love for the classics and a blue-collar mentality.

13 track album LIVIN’ LIKE ME was released July 17, 2015 which was described as:  a record of several shades, but it feels 100% authentic to Ricky’s own experiences and influences, is a lot of fun, and has plenty of heart and soul too. It’s also well-produced, easy to digest, and will do well on radio in the right promotional hands. I don’t suspect it’ll be too long before we start hearing the name Ricky Gunn a lot more. (For The Country Record )
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Blue Wheel Drive
“Blueridge Mountain Haze” -  “mostly originals with tight harmonies” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Bluegrass
Band Members: Rob Sine, Andrew Blythe, Rob Parks, Rudi Ekstein
Blue Wheel Drive is a high energy, hard driving bluegrass band that is based out of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. The band is keeping the future of bluegrass music alive with hot instrumental playing and tight harmony singing inspired by the traditional music stylings of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Moore,and the Stanley Brothers.

Formed around the vibrant Asheville music scene, Blue Wheel Drive's lineup consists of the heartfelt singer Rob Sine playing guitar,  CMH Records recording artist Rudi Ekstein playing mandolin and singing baritone, and Mills River, NC native, Andrew Blythe with his powerful vocals playing the 5-string Banjo, and phenomenal upright bass player and Singer, Robert Parks.
Their new CD recording, features all original songs with hot instrumentals, and tight harmony singing, all faithfully inspired by the traditional music stylings of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and the Stanley Brothers.
After a 2 year stint working for bluegrass fiddle legend, Bobby Hicks, Blue Wheel Drive moved on to their own style of bluegrass, showcasing memorable melodies, dynamics and punch. Blue Wheel Drive is emerging as one of the best new CD releases with all original songs written by band members from real life experiences.
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