Monday 8 September 2014

Playlist week of 6th September 2014


Playlist week of 6th September 2014 – BBC Playlist

Brand new music from Brad Paisley, Hal Ketchum and The Church Sisters and classics from Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly & Jimmie Rodgers


Joy Styles – Fast (Single, released Dec 2013) | Album: Unbreakable (EP; Sept 2, 2014) MP3UK NEW Single
David Allan Coe - Give Me Forty Acres | Album: 20 Road Music Hits CD (Sept 6, 1939) BIRTHDAY
Tanya Tucker & Mary Sarah - Texas When I Die | Album: Bridges: Great American Country Duets CD - MP3 - 
Patty Loveless - No One Here By That Name | Album: Dreaming My Dreams (2005) CD
Mel McDaniel - Love Is Everywhere | Album: Greatest Hits CD  (Sept 6, 1942; died March 31, 2011 (aged 68)) BIRTHDAY
Aleyce Simmonds – Joshua | Album: Believe UK iTunes - Bandcamp  
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - High Speed Train | Album: Talk About The Weather (July 2014) MP3
Ray Peters - You Don’t Love Me | Album: Sour Mash Real Country Artist Store
The Roys – Sometimes | Album: The View (Sept 2, 2014) NEW  CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - 
Lee Brice - Drinking Class | Album: I Don't Dance (Sept 9, 2014) NEW Single MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -  
Lee Ann Womack - Make Memories With Me (feat. Mark Chesnutt) | Album: Lee Ann Womack (1997) MP3 Duet (Mark Chesnutt Sept 6, 1963) BIRTHDAY
Buddy Holly - Have You Ever Been Lonely | Album: Buddy Holly & The Crickets Vol. Rewind 2 MP3  (Sept 7, 1936; died February 3, 1959 (aged 22)) BIRTHDAY
Gretchen Wilson - Still Rollin’ | Album: Snapshot (Aug 2014)  CD - MP3 - 
Jimmie Rodgers - Yodelling My Way Back Home | Album: (Sept 8, 1897; died May 26, 1933 (aged 35)) BIRTHDAY
The Church Sisters - Lucky You (Single, released Aug 5, 2014) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes
Hal Ketchum - Days Like This | Album: I'm the Troubadour (out Oct 7, 2014) NEW MP3 -
Lady Antebellum – Bartender | Album: 747 (out Sept 30, 2014) CD - NEW (Charles Kelley; Sept 11, 1981 (age 32)) BIRTHDAY
Tommy Overstreet & Jerry Hill - Cotton Fields | Album: Country Time MP3 (Tommy Overstreet Sept 10, 1937) BIRTHDAY 
Patsy Cline - You Took Him Off My Hands | Album: A Portrait Of Patsy Cline MP3  (Sept 8, 1932; died March 5, 1963 (aged 30); writer Harlan Howard Sept 8, 1927; died March 3, 2002 (aged 74)) BIRTHDAYS
Jasmine Rae - These Hands | Album: If I Want To (Aug 2013) NEW Single MP3 - UK iTunes
Brad Paisley - High Life | Album: Moonshine In A Trunk CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music
George Jones - Tramp On Your Street | Album: The Rock (2001) CD (Sept 12, 1931; died April 26, 2013 (aged 81)) BIRTHDAY 
Jennifer Nettles – Falling | Album: That Girl CD - - US iTunes  (Sept 12, 1974) BIRTHDAY
Sam Barrett - Back On The Jack Again | Album: AnyRoad
Shelby Lynne - Things Are Tough All Over | Album: Tough All Over CD
James Keelaghan - Gathering Storm | Album: History: The First 25 Years (Oct 2013) CD / DVD
Heather McCready - Summer Song (Single) NEW Single  Amazon UK  - UK iTunes  (Writers: Chad Stuart, Clive Metcalfe and Keith Noble, first recorded on June 1964) 

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Joy Styles

“Fast” – “I heard that song and I thought that was the one to open up the country show, some songs are just made to drive to” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Pop Country
Hometown: Outside Philadelphia   Current Location: Nashville, TN
Record label: 764 Records   Affiliation: SESAC
Influences: Dan Fogelberg, Dolly Parton, Brian McKnight, Reba, Garth Brooks, Whitney Houston, Jim Croce, Sugarland, Chrisette Michelle, Rascal Flatts

Pop Country Singer in Nashville :-) I'm just trying to be me!

Blurb: With an amazing voice, electric smile and undeniable talent, a new voice in country music is ready to make her mark on the entertainment industry. With the release of her single,’ Fast’, (>> see video ) Joy Styles is already well on her way toward proving herself as one of country music’s new vocal and songwriting forces.

She grew up in Pennsylvania  and was blessed to be able to use her dramatic and vocal talents as a child. While other kids played, Joy honed her craft by taking piano lessons, attending summer performing arts camps and singing in her church choir.
The first time Joy stepped on stage at the age of 4, she was hooked.
Music was always a huge part of her life and was influenced by many different styles. It was her mother that exposed her to country music - “My mother listened to Dolly Parton, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba, and Tim McGraw. I heard their songs, and thought ‘This is what I want to do!”
What Joy loves about country music is the vulnerability - "It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, you can lay it all out on the table and say ‘I’m absolutely nothing without you in my life. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.’ It's loving God and family, and hope of redemption. It’s not about pretending" she shares.

After finishing her education after attending Wellesley College Joy moved to New York City with only $400 and a dream and began perfecting her skills. She lived and worked in the Big Apple as a singer, actress and voiceover artist. While there she would align herself with SESAC as a songwriter and on a visit to Nashville she fell in love with the city. Shortly after, she made the move to the south to focus totally on being a country music artist.
Joy Styles is excited for radio programmers and fans to hear “Fast.” Of her single, she says “I really love the song. I did not write it. I got it from my friend Liz Morin at Showbiz-Ro music, and it’s one of those songs when you hear it, you put your hair down. It’s about the feeling when you’re with the person you love, and you can’t wait to get there – no matter where they are. When you have a plan to see them at 8 o’clock, and by hook or by crook, you’re going to get there because it’s such an amazing feeling you have being in love with this person.”
A debut 5 track EP titled TRYING TO BE ME was self released back on July 27, 2011 ( which reflected the emotional journey of a woman who knows the value of past mistakes, and reemerges stronger, without shame or regret. The first release, “Crutches,” shows the strength of a lady who has moved beyond relying on the validation of others to depend on her faith in God and her own inner strength.
Now after spending time paying her dues as a singer and songwriter in her new home city, her dream of making it big is coming true. Joy is now an artist on 764 Records, an imprint of Red River Entertainment, and is on the edge of country music stardom! Her new EP, is entitled, UNBREAKABLE which came out on Sept 2, 2014 on US iTunes
Her new EP came about after co-producer Pat Severs played pedal steel on a gig with her at the Rutledge in Nashville. “After that, he said, ‘I think you’re ready now. My brother [Michael Severs] and I want to produce you,’” she told The Boot...Read More: Joy Styles Releases New EP, 'Unbreakable'
Fast, Joy Styles. The Pennsylvania-bred, Nashville-based troubadour delivers driving country-pop with a bittersweet edge on this single - USA Today
Joy Styles has a voice that can go from sweet honey straight to sultry smoke and whiskey while she pulls you in with self penned lyrics from a life that’s been lived. You can feel the realness of Joy in every note and well tuned phrase….she is a true singer/songwriter with the power to go all the way!! - Julie Moriva (Songwriter for Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records/Super 98 Publishing Company)

Related Article Billboard 615 Spotlight: Joy Styles Takes 'Fast' Lane With New Single, Video (first published Oct 24, 2013)

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Aleyce Simmonds

“Joshua” – ”A really beautiful subtle track...really lovely, very nice voice” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Born: 6 December 1986
Genre: Country
Record label: Independent

Aleyce Simmonds the 27-year old Port Macquarie, New South Wales Aussie native and singer-songwriter comes to the UK playing several dates (mostly in London Tour Dates) with an invitation to be a head-lining artist at UK Country Music Festival (Sept 6th 2014), YeeHaw UK (Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16). It brought with it both surprise and honour for Australian Singer/Songwriter, Aleyce Simmonds. “I’ve never been to the UK but always wanted to go. To actually be paid to go over there, play my music at one of UK’s biggest Country Music Festivals AND get to see another Country for the first time is a dream come true!!”

Simmonds is no stranger to Australian country music audiences. A 4 times Golden Guitar nominee, she rose to prominence in 2005 after winning the Telstra Road to Tamworth competition.
Since then she has delivered No.1 singles, hit videos and toured extensively with artists from all ends of the country music
spectrum. Hers has been an old-school country music journey – complete with successes and failures, broken hearts and even physical adversity.
Her single "Stronger" (writers Aleyce Simmonds, Jay Collie and Jasper Somerville-Collie) from the BELIEVE album reached a peak of #28 (currently #40) on the Austrialian Country Tracks Top 40
The title track (written by Aleyce Simmonds, Michael Carr and Nicky Kurta) also was Top 5.
Believe is her 2nd studio album. The title track, Believe was nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the Country Music Awards of Australia.
The album consists of feature vocals from Golden Guitar Winner, Lachlan Bryan, Karlee Simmonds and Glen Hannah.
BELIEVE, produced by Simon Johnson at Hillbilly Hut, made a debut at #4 on the ARIA, All Genres Hit seekers chart and #7 on the Australian Country Albums Chart.

I’m extremely proud of this record” said Simmonds, “the songs are very personal to me. They come at the conclusion of a turbulent six year period, and represent a significant growth in my understanding of the craft of songwriting”.
First single and title track Believe debuted at No.5 on the iTunes charts and has already found a home on country music radio
The 13 heartfelt songs on 'Believe' show a woman at her most vulnerable – yet most defiant. They are the songs of a maturing artist that’s been to the crossroads, and chosen her path.

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Monday 1 September 2014

Playlist week of 30th August 2014


30th August 2014 – BBC Playlist

Brand new music from Tim McGraw, Brian Collins, Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, The Roys and Donna Hughes.
Plus classics from Kitty Wells, Conway Twitty and Boxcar Willie

Tim McGraw - Shotgun Rider | Album: Sundown Heaven Town (Out Sept 16, 2014) Smart Choice Music  NEW Single
Kitty Wells - From Left To Right MP3 (1919; died July 16, 2012 (aged 92))  BIRTHDAY
Brian Collins - Never Really Left | Album: Healing Highway (out later in 2014) sample at  NEW Single
Donna Hughes - Make Me Or Break Me | Album: From The Heart NEW MP3 - UK iTunes - CD Baby
James Keelaghan - Glory Bound | Album: History: The First 25 Years (Oct 2013) CD / DVD
Gretchen Wilson - I’d Love To Be Your Last | Album: Snapshot (Aug 2014)  CD - MP3 - 
Malcolm Holcombe - Another Despair | Album: Pitiful Blues CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Bernie Heaney - My Year For Mexico | Album: Dare To Dream
The Stray Birds - I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose | Album: Echo Sessions (EP) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Conway Twitty - I Made Her That Way (single) MP3 (Sept 1, 1933 died June 5, 1993 (aged 59) BIRTHDAY
Tanya Tucker - Borrowed Wings | Album: Tanya (2003) MP3
Lee Brice - I Don’t Dance | Album: I Don't Dance (Out Sept 9, 2014)  Single MP3 NEW Single
Cat Canteri – Moondarra | Album: When We Were Young catcanteri.bandcamp
Will Hoge - Middle of America  NEW Single MP3
Boxcar Willie - Country Music Nightmare (Sept 1, 1931; died April 12, 1999 (aged 67) BIRTHDAY
Mary Sarah - Go Rest High on That Mountain | Album: Bridges: Great American Country Duets CD - MP3 -
Joe Ely - Honky Tonk Masquerade | Album: Definitive Collection (Oct 2013) CD
Johnny Rodriguez - Ridin’ My Thumb To Mexico | Album: Definitive Collection The Mercury Years CDUK iTunes
The Church Sisters - You Make Me (Single) MP3UK iTunes
Brad Paisley - Gone Green | Album: Moonshine In A Trunk CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music
Clelia Adams - The Captain & The Gypsy | Album: River Valley Dreaming (2011) CDMP3 BIRTHDAY 
Larry Fleet - Damn This Storm (Single )| Album: Larry Fleet (EP) CD - MP3 -   NEW Single
Hank Thompson - L’il Liza Jane (single) MP3 (Sept 1, 1931; died November 6, 2007 (aged 82)) BIRTHDAY
The Roys - Heaven Needed Her More | Album: The View NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -  Trisha Yearwood – Prizefighter | Album: Prizefighter (Release date TBA) NEW Single
Joanie Keller - Three Little Teardrops | Album: Sparks Are Gonna Fly (2000) CD

New on The Show

James Keelaghan

“Glory Bound” - “Another really  lovely project...lovely track that” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

singer songwriter and great big goof
Hometown: Calgary, Winnipeg, Perth   Record label: Borealis
James Keelaghan (vocals and guitars) often joined by any of the following:
Zav RT (piano's fidola), Hugh McMillan (bass,octave mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel), David Woodhead (bass, 8 string bass, lap steel , mandolin)

Born in Calgary, Alberta on October 28, 1959 Keelaghan is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. He has taken main-stage at some of the most prestigious festivals in the US, England, Australia, Denmark and Hong Kong. At home in Canada, he’s a Juno award winner (and three-time Juno nominee), and a Canadian Folk Music Award winner who’s grown from a popular coffeehouse act in Calgary to a festival and concert hall favourite.
Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity....It was Dave Marsh, the award-winning American music critic and historian who not so long ago stated that James Keelaghan is “Canada’s finest songwriter,” and those few but powerful words of praise say it all about an artist who continues to set the bar at a lofty height.
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Cat Canteri

Moondarra” - "Really nice, very laid back...the lyrics are what drew me to the song” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Drummer/Singer/Songwriter from West of Rucker's hill, East of Merri Creek, Northcote, Melbourne
Canteri performs drums; guitars; and keyboards on the majority of the album, as well as enlisting the help of highly regarded musicians: Ben Franz (The Waifs, The Stillsons); Stevie Hesketh (The Drones, Jet), and Justin Bernasconi (The Stillsons).

Born and raised in Northcote, Melbourne, multi-instrumentalist Cat Canteri is best known as the singer-songwriter, drummer in alt-country group The Stillsons.
Canteri’s voice has been described by The Music as, ‘warm tones spreading over like hot molasses’, and her highly versatile drumming style has seen her perform on stage with Saskwatch, Gotye, and Jeff Lang.
Canteri graduated VCA (Victorian College of Arts) in 2011 and formed The Stillsons in 2006, when she was just nineteen.
2014 saw Canteri swapping drums for the guitar to launching her debut solo album
MGM and Mountain King Music proudly announced  the release of said debut WHEN WE WERE YOUNG on Friday 5th September 2014. Produced by ARIA award winning Craig Pilkington at Audrey Studios it was recorded and mixed over 2012, and 2013.
Blurb: Canteri’s debut release combines a rare combination of emotional vulnerability and musical accomplishment. Her charismatic vocal tones deliver her unique, and highly personal storytelling songs, with an easy, pop sensibility. Canteri performs drums; guitars; and keyboards on the majority of the album, as well as enlisting the help of highly regarded musicians: Ben Franz (The Waifs, The Stillsons); Stevie Hesketh (The Drones, Jet), and Justin Bernasconi (The Stillsons).
From the start, ‘When We Were Young’ demands full attention from the listener, and is essential listening for fans of Carole King, Missy Higgins, and Fleetwood Mac. Read More and listen to the album in full on her EPK Press Kit - Press Image
In August the track “See My Bones” received national airplay in the UK on Bob Harris’s early hours Sunday morning on BBC Radio 2.

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Larry Fleet

“Damn This Storm” -  ”Really nice sound, I think he’s really great” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Badass Country
Hometown: White Bluff, TN  Current Location: Nashville, TN
Record label: Big Fleet Entertainment
Influences: Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin, Randy Travis, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and the Allman Brothers

Growing up in White Bluff, Tennessee…Sunday afternoon at the Fleet house meant getting
family and friends together for a little back porch music potluck. It always served up a plateful of Gospel, Bluegrass and Country music. It sure did spark an interest in young Larry, and with the help of renowned guitarist Kerry “Doc” Stone he learned to play. By the age of 7, he was invited to perform at the world famous Ryman Auditorium where he played guitar in a Bluegrass group performing the classics, “Orange Blossom Special” and “Wildwood Flower”.
The traditional country sounds of Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin and Randy Travis all influenced Larry, but when a family friend requested that he play, “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” he became introduced to a whole new world of music. The smooth styles of Otis Redding, the Temptations and Muddy Waters continued to shape him.
"Damn This Storm" is the initial single from Larry Fleet, with a Sept 15th impact date, with a music video being filmed 8/20.
Check out Larry’s website for his own brand of "Bad-Ass" hot sauce and "Smells Like Lust" perfume
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