Sunday 28 June 2015

Playlist week of 27th June 2015

27th June 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist June 27, 2015
Brand new music from Kacey Musgraves, Dale Watson, Della Mae & Alan Jackson,
Plus classics from Faron Young, Michelle Wright and George Morgan

Lorrie Morgan - Shakin’ Things Up | Album: Shakin Things Up CD  (June 27, 1959) BIRTHDAY
George Morgan - Be Sure You Know (June 28, 1924; died July 7, 1975 (aged 51) BIRTHDAY
Della Mae - For The Sake Of my Heart | Album: Della Mae NEW CD - MP3 (out UK 15 July 2015) UK iTunes - 
Easton Corbin - Are You With Me | Album: About to Get Real (June 30, 2015 Humphead Records) NEW CD - MP3 -
Kellie Pickler - Someone Somewhere Tonight | Album: Woman I Am (Nov 2013) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes  (June 28, 1986) BIRTHDAY 
Faron Young - Here I Am In Dallas | Album: Wine Me Up - the Best of the Mercury Years CD
The Vogts Sisters - The Loving Kind | Album: My Own Dixie (March 2015) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes - CD Baby -
Ben Reel - Gimme Some Rooms | Album: 7th (18 May 2015) MP3 NEW
The Barker Band - Follow Old Love Around | Album: The Land We Hold Dear NEW (May 2015) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Kacey Musgraves - Family is Family | Album: Pageant Material CD (23 June) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
Dale Watson - Crocodile Tears | Album: Truckin' Sessions Volume 3 NEW CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music -
Twin Kennedy - Keep On Dancing | Album: It’s a Love Thing NEW Website Store - iTunes Canada
Aaron Tippin - God’s Not Through With Me Yet (Single) MP3 (July 3, 1958) BIRTHDAY
Michelle Wright - The Reasons Why | Album: Reasons Why CD  (July 1, 1961) BIRTHDAY
Alan Jackson - Jim and Jack and Hank | Album: Angels and Alcohol (out 17 July) NEW CD - MP3 -  
Logan Brill - I Wish You Loved Me | Album: Shuteye (June 2015) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
Trent Tomlinson - A Man without A Woman (Single) (July 3, 1975) BIRTHDAY
Dale Ann Bradley - Rachel Pack Your Sunday Clothes | Album: Pocket Full Of Keys CD - MP3 - 
John Anderson - Song The Mountain Sings | Album: Goldmine CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Joey & Rory - That’s Important To Me | Album: Album Number Two CD
Pharis & Jason Romero - Goodbye Old Paint | Album: A Wanderer I'll Stay MP3 - UK iTunes - - Bandcamp
T.Jae Christian - Old Violin | Album: Old Violin NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Breelan Angel - One More Song | Album: Dirty Little Secrets (June 2014) MP3  
Tyler Farr - Suffer In Peace | Album: Suffer In Peace CD - MP3 UK iTunes - 
Lynn Anderson – Driftaway | Album: Bridges (9 June 2015) NEW  MP3 - UK iTunes -

New on The Show

The Vogts Sisters
“The Loving Kind” – “Fine folksy band, think you’re going to really love them, lovely warm harmony, I think they've got a great sound…I think they’re great, really lovely song” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire  

Genre: Americana, Folk Country, and an itty-bitty bit of Bluegrass
Band Members
Maggie Vogts (acoustic guitar, fiddle, harmony vocals) , Abigail Vogts - acoustic guitar, mandolin, main vocals
Home Town: Kansas

At just 24 and 18 years old, you’d be forgiven for assuming that The Vogts Sisters are rookies to the music industry, or pop country divas just looking to become stars. However, the Kansas natives have not only been winning numerous contests and playing around their home state for years, they also grew up on the old-time cowboy ballads and a mix of bluegrass, folk and Americana, providing their music a maturity rarely found in women of their age. 

They cite the likes of Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch as influences, and their debut album ‘Old Time Noise’ (released in 2012) saw them tackling old-time ballads as well as three original songs that Maggie Vogt had penned in that vein. 

When their sophomore album ‘My Own Dixie’ became available in March 2015, therefore, it was to take things one step further with a record of all-original songs that saw them finding themselves as musicians and creators....Read More For The Country Record - Featured: ‘My Own Dixie’ by Vickye Fisher)

The Vogts Sisters’ love for music began in church and at backyard family gatherings listening to old-time cowboy ballads and country tunes, which grew into a genuine admiration for bluegrass, folk, and rural Americana music.
Maggie graduated college in December 2013, and Abigail is a 2015 high school graduate. Despite their young age, Maggie and Abigail have a highly developed sense of who they are and what they represent.
MY OWN DIXIE, their first album of all-original songs, released March 2015 which is available for download on  Amazon UK - UK iTunes - CD Baby -
The album includes award-winning songs “Lost Highway” (2015 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition – 3rd Place), “Guitar Man”, “The Loving Kind”( 2015 Indie International Songwriting Competition 4th Place, Americana Division), and “Ballad of a Love Miscast”. All of the tunes on this album will stand up quite well to outside material, highlighting the heart and depth of talent in this artistic duo.

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Playlist week of June 20, 2015


20th June 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist June 20, 2015
Brand new music from Kacey Musgraves, Dale Watson, The Bellamy Brothers and Keith Urban. Classics from Anne Murray, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.

Cody Johnson – Proud | Album: Cowboys Like Me MP3 - UK iTunes -
Dianna Corcoran & Gary Burr - Not Ready To Lose | Album: Love & Therapy (Aug 2013)  CD Import (Dianna Corcoran; June 20, 1979 in NSW) BIRTHDAY
Johnny Cash - Hey Porter | Album: Hey Porter CD
Bernie Nelson - The Ride | Album: On My Way to You (Aug 2007) CD  
Kacey Musgraves - Dime Store Cowgirl | Album: Pageant Material NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Gretchen Peters & Jimmy Lafave - When You Comin’ Home | Album: Blackbirds NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
David Bradley - Old School Country Song | Album: Old School Country Song NEW
Shaun Loughrey - Mary From County Tyrone | Album: (From the Album June 2013 I Just Want My Baby Back (June 2013)
Anne Murray - Somebody’s Always Saying Goodbye | Album: The Best Of...So Far - 20 Greatest Hits CD (June 20, 1945) BIRTHDAY
Bellamy Brothers - Dyin’ Breed | Album: 40 Years: The Album (Import) 2-CD CD -
Rocky Butte Wranglers - I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This Way | Album: Vintage Country Gems (March 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Steve Gulley with Amanda Smith - Every Time You Leave - | Album: Steve Gulley; New Pinnacle NEW (March 2015) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Keith Urban - John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 | Album: NEW Single
Kathy Mattea - Walking Away A Winner | Album: Walking Away a Winner CD (June 21, 1959) BIRTHDAY
Travis Tritt - I See Me | Album: Strong Enough / My Honky Tonk History (2 on 1, 2011) CD
Della Mae - To Ohio | Album: Della Mae NEW CD - MP3 (out UK 15 July 2015) UK iTunes - (out May 12, 2015)
The Bros. Landreth – Greenhouse  | Album: Let It Lie NEW CD - UK iTunes - 
Patsy Cline - You’re Stronger Than Me | Album: The Very Best Of Patsy Cline CD
Billy Currington - Drinkin’ Town With A Football Problem | Album: CD - MP3 - US iTunes - NEW
Ashley Monroe - Storms On The Ocean | Album: Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited (2-CD) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Dale Watson - Jonesin’ For Jones | Album: Truckin' Sessions Volume 3 NEW CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music -
CAM - Burning House | Album: Welcome to Cam Country (EP) UK iTunes - MP3 -  NEW Single
Alan Jackson - A Million Ways To Die | Album: Million Ways To Die In The West (Soundtrack; May 2014) CD
Gretchen Wilson - What Happened | Album: Here For The Party MP3 (June 26, 1973) BIRTHDAY
The Burns Sisters - Father’s Blue Eyes | Album: Looking Back: Our American Irish Souls MP3 - UK iTunes For Father’s Day
Chet Atkins - San Antonio Rose MP3 (Chester Burton Atkins June 20, 1924 died June 30, 2001 (aged 77) BIRTHDAY

Playlist week of June 13, 2015


13th June 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist June 13, 2015
Brand new music from Dale Ann Bradley, The Bellamy Brothers and Billy Currington
Classics from Marty Haggard and Flatt & Scruggs. Tributes to 2 artists who died this week, Jim Ed Brown and Ronnie Gilbert.

Stephanie Quayle - That’s What I’m Talking About NEW Single MP3
Waylon Jennings - Old Friend | Album: Are You Ready For The Country (1976) MP3 (June 15, 1937; died Feb 13, 2002 (aged 64)) BIRTHDAY
Dale Ann Bradley - Hard Lesson Road | Album: Pocket Full Of Keys NEW CD - MP3 - 
Blake Shelton - Good Country Song | Album: | Album: Bringing Back The Sunshine CD - MP3 - UK  (June 18, 1976) BIRTHDAY
The Weavers - Goodnight Irene | Album: Goodnight Irene MP3 (Tribute to Kentucky folksinger Jean Ritchie)
Twin Kennedy - Second Hand Gold | Album: It’s a Love Thing NEW Website Store -  iTunes Canada
David Bradley - Cry For The Devil | Album: Old School Country Song NEW
Alex Hart - Green Light | Album: On This Day (Nov 2014) CD - MP3 POP  NEW Single
Marty Haggard - Borders & Boundaries | Album: Borders & Boundaries CD
Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson - The Only Man Wilder Than Me | Album: Django And Jimmie CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music -
Brandi Carlile - The Eye | Album: The Firewatcher's Daughter CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Billy Currington - Jonesin’ | Album: Summer Forever NEW CD - MP3 - US iTunes -
The Church Sisters - Where We’ll Never Grow Old | Album: Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited (2-CD) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Bellamy Brothers - We Don’t Call 911 | Album: 40 Years: The Album (Import) 2-CD 40 Tracks CD -
Julie Reeves - He Keeps Me In One Piece | Album: It's About Time (1999) CD (June 18, 1974) BIRTHDAY
Flatt & Scruggs - Across The Blue Ridge Mountains (Lester Raymond Flatt June 19, 1914; died May 11, 1979 (aged 64)) BIRTHDAY
The Burns Sisters – Workhouse | Album: Looking Back: Our American Irish Souls  MP3 - UK iTunes
Toby Keith - 35 mph Town NEW Single
Whitney Campbell - Dear Clare | Album: Life Is Sweet  MP3 - UK iTunes - - CD Baby - Bandcamp
Doug Stone - Too Busy Being In Love | Album: I Thought It Was You/ Greatest Hits Vol 1 CD MP3  (June 19, 1956) BIRTHDAY
Anita Stapleton - In My Baby’s Arms Again | Album: Place in My Heart (Feb 2015) MP3 - UK
Breelan Angel - She Made Your Bed | Album: Dirty Little Secrets (June 2014) MP3  Hotdisc #198 June Single
Jim Ed Brown - A Good Life | Album: In Style Again CD - Smart Choice Music -  (Tribute; died June 11, 2015)
Jace Everett - Pretty Good Plan | Album: Good Things: The Best Of (Humphead Records) NEW CD - MP3 
Ashley Monroe - Hank’s Cadillac | Album: Satisfied (2009) MP3 
Steve Wariner - I Can see Arkansas | Album: Heart Trouble - The Best of Double CD (Humphead) 2-CD set 40 Tracks CD -
Pharis & Jason Romero - Lonesome & I’m Going back Home | Album: A Wanderer I'll Stay MP3 - UK iTunes - - Bandcamp

New on The Show

Twin Kennedy

“Second Hand Gold” – “Lovely front cover, a really nice album a mix of radio friendly ones and slightly more acoustic ones this one struck me straight away, it’s a beautiful song” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire  

Genre: Country
Band Members: Carli Kennedy (Vocals, Guitar), Julie Kennedy (Vocals, Violin, Bass Guitar)
Home Town: Powell River, BC
Seven time BC Country Music Award nominees, Twin Kennedy (previously known as Carli & Julie Kennedy) are packed with a fiddle, guitar, tight harmonies, sweet and honest lyrics, and a magnetic energy.
These identical twins are “the next big thing in country music!” (Nashville Music Examiner).
Introducing: >> Twin Kennedy Video
Their musical bond is as strong as their small town roots – Twin Kennedy, comprised of West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, have been making music together since they could talk. Born and raised in the small town of Powell River, Twin Kennedy grew up perfecting their sibling harmonies and dynamic live performances, while making their name known throughout their small community as a family band.
Growing up in such a musically infused family, it is no wonder that these sisters crafted their sound through a unique fusion of their background in country, folk, jazz and classical music. With years of classical training, including their Bachelors Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Victoria, the sisters have found their home in country music. With Carli on vocals and guitar, and Julie on vocals and violin, these petite powerhouses will fill your soul with joy and warmth through their seamless harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. No bond compares to that of sisters, and the same is to be said about the blend of their kindred voices.
With two EP’s in their back pocket as Carli & Julie Kennedy, these sisters came into 2015 making a splash in the Canadian country music scene, releasing their debut LP as Twin Kennedy, which has already earned a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Producer of the Year. Produced by multiple CCMA and JUNO award winning artist George Canyon and renowned Western Canadian producer Graham Sharkey, It’s a Love Thing is a beautifully honest account of the ebb and flow of the navigation through love and life. From the uplifting opening track “Get Back Up Again” to the heartbreaking vulnerability of “That’s What I Should Have Said” Twin Kennedy has compiled a track listing that is self-described as a true extension of themselves.
Click to enlarge the lovely artwork

With seven BCCMA Award nominations since 2012, Carli and Julie have been a highly recognized duo throughout the West coast music community. When they’re not touring from town to town on the Trans Canada, Twin Kennedy is often found writing and performing with Nashville’s best. They had the privilege of representing Canada’s Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers as the SOCAN Artist of the Month on the Billy Block Show, second only to the Grand Ole Opry and Midnight Jamboree as Nashville’s longest running live radio show and concert series.
Expanding from their West coast roots, the twins have already travelled from coast to coast, bringing single "It’s a Love Thing" (CD Baby) to country radio across Canada.
On  April 7, 2015 they released their 9 track album It's a Love Thing (Twin Kennedy Entertainment) in Canada (Facebook Artwork )
They acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.
Take a Listen to this Canadian interview with presenter Dave Woods which aired live in April 2015

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Alex Hart
“Green Light” – Got a great sound….Lovely to hear British talent of this quality - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire  

Home Town: Plymouth, UK
Singer/songwriter signed to Right Track Digital via Universal in the UK and OK! Good Records in the US.
Growing up in the English countryside in East Devon, Alex now lives next to the sea with her dog Tilly and signed her first record label deals for the UK and US.
Performing what she calls West Country Country, her first single “Orange Van” was out in the UK in April followed by second single "Everybody Loves a Lover" from her Nov 10, 2014 released debut album, titled ON THIS DAY (available on Amazon UK and UK iTunes) . A fan of Doris Day since she was very young, it's a cover of her Grammy nominated 1958 single.
During the summer 2014 she released a track with the talented DJ team, Electronic Youth.
Coming from a family of pilots and equestrians Alex sometimes wonders how she chose the path of music, but aged 7 started to play the dusty violin her grandfather found in the attic and soon moved onto guitar and song writing. Then she fell in love with Jazz and discovered the magic of Doris Day, she’s a big inspiration and will be forever, hence the single.
Now 22, Hart has been Iucky enough to have played at some legendary venues, the Troubadour and Ronnie Scotts, even a rooftop private party overlooking the opening ceremony of the Paralympics 2012! One of her favourite gigs to date was supporting Turin Brakes at the first Lyme Folk Weekend in Lyme Regis.

Watch her single >>  ”Green Light” 
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Playlist week of June 6, 2015


6th June 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist June 6, 2015
Brand new music from Ashley Monroe, Dale Ann Bradley, John Anderson, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard.
Classics from Wynn Stewart and Junior Brown. Plus a country tribute to folk legend Jean Ritchie who died earlier in the week

Craig Campbell - Tomorrow Tonight NEW Single
Lisa Brokop - Not Here In My Arms | Album: Every Little Girl's Dream (1994) MP3 (June 6, 1973) BIRTHDAY
Steve Wariner - The Heartland | Album: NEW
New Coon Creek Girls - The L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore | Album: The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore (1994)
MP3 (Tribute to Kentucky folksinger, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie who died at 92)
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer - My Dear Companion | Album: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer (1989) CD - Inlay (written by Jean Ritchie)
Brantley Gilbert - My Faith In You | Album: Just As I Am Platinum Edition (Valory Music Co.) NEW CD -
Bernie Heaney - Paint The Town Tonight  NEW Single (Marty Stuart cover)
Nathan Carter - Saw You Running | Album: The Legacy Continues MP3 - UK iTunes -
Donna Ulisse - The Walls Cry | Album: The Songwriter in Me:The Demo Recordings MP3 - UK iTunes -
Chris Stapleton – Traveller | Album: Traveller NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Julie Roberts - Daddy Doesn’t Pray | Album: Good Wine and Bad Decisions CD (Chris Stapleton song) 
John Anderson – Goldmine | Album: Goldmine NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Rainey Qualley - Me & Johnny Cash | Album: Turn Down the Lights CD - NEW Single
Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson - Missing Ol’ Johnny Cash | Album: Django And Jimmie (June 2015) NEW CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music - (For Jim & Yvonne)
Antique Persuasion - I’m Thinking Of My Blue Eyes | Album: Don't Forget Me Little Darling - Remembering the Carter Family MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Jimmy Lafave - Never Came Back To Memphis | Album: The Night Tribe NEW CD - MP3 -
Ashley Monroe - The Blade | Album: The Blade (out July 24) NEW CD -  
Wynn Stewart - The Keepers Of The Keys  (June 7, 1934; died July 17, 1985 (aged 51)) BIRTHDAY
Dale Ann Bradley - Pocket Full Of Keys | Album: Pocket Full Of Keys NEW CD - MP3 -  
The Malpass Brothers - Death In The Family | Album: The Malpass Brothers (May 2015) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Chice Music -
M C Potts - Put Me Out Of My Misery | Album: Straight To You (June 7, 1968) BIRTHDAY
Junior Brown - My Baby Don’t Dance To Anyone But Ernest Tubb (June 12, 1952) BIRTHDAY
Sheryl Crow - Wandering Boy | Album: Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited (2-CD) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Chris Young - I’m Comin’ Over NEW Single (June 12, 1985) BIRTHDAY
Lorrie Morgan - Someone To Call Me Darling | Album: Watch Me CD
Misner & Smith - Next Time Around | Album: Seven Hour Storm (Oct 2013) Folk/Rock MP3

New on The Show

Rainey Qualley

“Me & Johnny Cash”  - This song is just great - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: A hint of country, a pinch of blues .... you be the judge.
Home Town: Asheville, NC

Exuding passion and embracing wonder in every endeavor may well be the most defining qualities of Asheville, North Carolina’s native-daughter and rapidly rising star Rainey Qualley. 

Moving to Nashville to pursue songwriting, Rainey quickly embraced her desire to entertain. She is now the flagship artist for the new label Cingle Records.

Rainey is currently working on her debut album with acclaimed producer Russ Zavitson. Her first single, Turn Me On Like The Radio,” was named the Sirius XM “Highway Find” making it to #17 on the Charts. Her EP TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS (CD - was released June 2, 2015. (Review by Tammy Ragusa and Country Weekly Facebook Image)
Her single “Me & Johnny Cash” (Cingle Records / Star Farm Nashville) was sent to country radio on June 3, 2015 with an impact date of June 29th.

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