Monday, 22 February 2016

Playlist week of February 20, 2016

Playlist week of February 20, 2016 - BBC Playlist
Brand new music from Joey & Rory, Loretta Lynn & Chris Stapleton. Classics from Jim Reeves, Faron Young and Johnny Cash. A recap on the 2016 Grammy Winners

Baillie & The Boys - Safe In The Arms Of Love (Kathie Baillie Feb 20, 1951) BIRTHDAY
Vince Gill - Me & My Little Girl | Album: Down To My Last Bad Habit New Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Brandy Clark - Hold My Hand | Album: 12 Stories CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Jim Reeves - I Love You Because
Mary Chapin Carpenter - This Shirt (Feb 21, 1958) BIRTHDAY
David Starr & John Oates – Secrets | Album: Love and Sabotage Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Jess Vincent - Charley’s Song | Album: Shine Amazon UK
Niamh Lynn & Johnny Brady - A Love I Think Will Last (Single; 2 Feb 2016) New Amazon UK >> Video 
Matt Stillwell - Hey Dad New Single 
Dale Ann Bradley - Memories, Miles & Tears
Sammy Kershaw - Politics Religion & Her (Feb 24, 1958) BIRTHDAY
Loretta Lynn - Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven New Single 
Faron Young – Rhinestones (Faron Young Feb 25, 1932; died Dec 10, 1996 (aged 64)) BIRTHDAY
Farewell Angelina - Hillbilly 401K New Single 
Bennett Bowtell & Urquhart - I Hear Them All | Album: Bennett Bowtell Urquhart (15 Jan 2016) Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Joey & Rory – Suppertime | Album: HYMNS: That Are Important To Us New Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey New Single (Grammy 2016 Country Album of the Year)
Ralph Stanley & Laurie Lewis - Old love Letters (Ralph Stanley; Feb 25, 1927) BIRTHDAY
Blair Lane - My Whole World New Single 
Bonnie Raitt - The Ones We Couldn’t Be Amazon UK - UK iTunes -  
Johnny Cash - Out Among The Living (Feb 26, 1932; died Sept 12, 2003 (aged 71)) BIRTHDAY
Michelle Knopick – Fairytales (single) (Amazon UK 15 Feb 2016) - CD Baby  New Single
Randy Travis - On The Other Hand
Joni Harms - Oregon Trail
Troy Johnson - Stop Following Me (sinle) Amazon UK New Single 
Lucinda Williams - Can’t Close The Door On Our Love | Album: The Ghosts of Highway 20 New (22 Jan 2016) Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Tammy Wynette - Half The Way Home

New on The Show

Matt Stillwell
“Hey Dad” - It really is great, the video is lovely as well..did not want to cut one note short” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

His new single "Hey Dad" (723 Entertainment) was sent to country radio on Feb 19, 2016 and described as “the riveting new single”.
Written by the artist and Lynn Hutton, just a month after Matt’s father passed away in December, "Hey Dad" has already become an online sensation, with more than 19 million video views, 250,000 audio streams and 11,000+ downloads. The >> moving video for "Hey Dad" (228K YouTube views) is playing on both CMT and CAC.
Matt Stillwell has released three Billboard-charting singles: "Shine," "Sweet Sun Angel" and "Ignition." The video for "Shine" reached #6 on GAC and #3 on CMT Pure.

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Farewell Angelina
“Hillbilly 401K”
The single “Hillbilly 401K” (in2une Nashville / Dreamlined Entertainment Group) was sent to country radio on Feb 8, 2016 with an impact Date: March 14, 2016

Signed to award-winning songwriter/producer Keith Stegall’s Dreamlined Entertainment, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group which features Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Elizabeth Elkins and Lisa Torres. The original trio added the well-known harmony vocalist and solo singer Torres in late 2014. Their chemistry as writers and creative drive all combined with their dynamic stage show brought the industry out and soon Jen Ketner and Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Aaron Watson, Alan Jackson) were recording some tracks with the band. The band has had cuts on albums by artists like George Strait, Lee Brice and Billy Currington and their instrumental and vocal talents also have appeared on albums for artists like Trace Adkins, Jana Kramer, Frankie Balard, and Jason Aldean.
Elkins described the songwriting process for Queens of Country:
"It was when [my family] moved to Alabama that I first heard people refer to the lottery as the "redneck 401k". I brought that idea up in a songwriting session in Nashville...and my co-writer Jon McElroy suggested it might be more fun as "Hillbilly 401k".

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Michelle Knopick
“Fairytales” – “I like the sound of this lady…I think it’s really good…Yeah I think it’s great” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Michelle is from a small town in Southeast Kansas called Independence.
Her style has been described as a "contemporary country sound with a 1950's vintage look"
She is currently attending Belmont University and will receive her Bachelors of Arts studying Commercial Voice and Music business in 2016. She is currently a senior and planning to guaduate in August 2016.
She has been working year in and year out to pursue her music career not only in the states but Internationally as well.
Michelle's style has been referred to as a neo pop bluegrass kind of sound. She has been seen on the hit ABC show 'Nashville', and CMT's Top 20 Countdown.
"However, in God's time and perseverance one of my biggest dreams came true on Feb 12, 2016.

I was featured on one of the most famed country music radio stations WSM 650 AM, the home of the Grand Ole Opry," said Knopick in the Daily Reporter. The morning show with BillCody the station featured her new single "Fairytales".
This song is about hope and love. It was written alone with her and her guitar after a breakup. Although they weren't ever technically together, she states that it had felt like it was official and he had all the benefits of being official – “So many stories in this day and age are like this everyday. You go along dating the same person for a while but when you bring it up or mention "What is this" then you never hear from them again or they say they just want things the way they are. "Fairytales is about how people are sick of this trend and just want something real but have lost hope." If you get tired of the person or its not becoming easy anymore, a lot of people just move on or start sleeping around creating this merry go round effect. This song is for those lost and lonely souls who need some inspiration and hope. Not on your time but on God's time he will bring you the right one. "God is just working extra hard on mine" :)
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Blair Lane
“My Whole World” – “It’s not quite you expect it leaves a bit of punch at the end..a clever twist, that was rather good- Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Lane has spent his entire life making music in one form or another, first as a drummer, then as a bassist and guitarist, and later, as a music student at a distinguished stateside university before arriving as a gifted and highly versatile singer/songwriter and independent recording artist.
Described as an acclaimed singer-songwriter Blir is a country artists with a gospel soul, a versatility reflected in two independent albums.

Raised the son of a preacher man, country singer songwriter Blair Lane grew up bouncing from one small Newfoundland town to the next. His musical life has been a gradual evolution from a gospel infused home to flirtations with teenage rock to his present love of contemporary country.
In 2009 Blair released his first recording, “Only One”. The Album, recorded at Beech Creek Studios in Nashville, TN, consisted of eleven original gospel songs. In 2010, he returned to Nashville for sessions that resulted in 2013’s “When Life Gets In The Way of Living”. This second album was a collection of life experience songs that were mainly in the country/pop genre.
The song “Only One” placed in the top ten in the gospel category of the 2009 International Songwriting Competition and the top 30 in the songwriting competition of The Gospel Music Association of Canada. “When Life Gets in the Way of Living” was nominated for Music NL’s 2014 Country Album of the Year and the title tack was played in heavy rotation on local country radio.
My Whole World” (Jerry Duncan Promotions) was sent to country radio Feb 15, 2016: It captivates listeners instantly, pulling them deeper as the story unfolds, while unleashing the crushing blow with a twist (revealed in the bridge) they won't see coming. Listen to this song all the way through and it will grab you. Read More
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“Stop Following Me” – “Really Like It” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire
Country / Americana / Rock
Platinum Records Nashville and Jeff Solima at Hit Squad Promotions have teamed up on a new Hit song release, " Stop Following Me" sent to radio Feb 1, 2016.
Songwriter/producer Greg Hudik the CEO of Platinum Records Nashville introduces and represents their new and rising artist, Troy Johnson. The current Music Row buzz on Troy has been overwhelmingly positive due to his powerful voice and perfect pitch. Troy has been regarded as the #1 demo singer in Nashville for some time — he is the highest paid and most sought-after demo singer in the country genre. For the majority of male artist hits that you play, Troy probably got to sing them first—and his voice played a prominent role in getting the song recorded.
Troy has been blessed with cuts by The Dixie Chicks (co-write on hit, “Some Days You Gotta Dance”) covered by James Taylor with Dixie Chicks (CMT Special), Keith Urban & The Ranch, Sara Evans (vocals, and co-wrote "Tonight" on RESTLESS), Thompson Square (co-wrote “Getaway Car” with Keifer Thompson & Shawna Thompson) , Montgomery Gentry, Ricky Van Shelton (wrote “Tic Toc”) and lends background vocals on the 2016 release Wynonna & The Big Noise.

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