Sunday 25 October 2015

Playlist week of October 24, 2015

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October 24, 2015 – BBC Playlist

Brand new music from Toby Keith, Tammy Jones Robinette, Keith Urban and Beccy Cole.
Classics from Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels and Patsy Montana

Maddie & Tae - Shut Up And Fish New Single | Album: Start Here CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Red Sovine & Minnie Pearl - Nobody’s Business | Album: (Minnie Pearl Oct 25, 1912; died March 4, 1996 aged 83) BIRTHDATE
Chely Wright - Picket Fences | Album: Single White Female (1999) Amazon UK (Oct 25, 1970) BIRTHDAY
Tammy Jones Robinette - There’s A Record Book | Album: Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive New CD - Website -
Daniel O’Donnell - My  Son Calls Another Man Daddy | Album: The Hank Willams Songbook New CD - MP3 - iTunes - Deluxe Edition -
Gem Andrews - Crimson Tide | Album: Vancouver Amazon UK - UK iTunes - 
Toby Keith - Beautiful Stranger | Album: 35MPH Town CD - UK iTunes -
Jane Taylor - All Things Change | Album: Compass (2009) MP3
Keith Urban - Break On Me New Single (Oct 26, 1967) BIRTHDAY
Beccy Cole (with Sara Storer & Gina Jeffreys) - Precious Times | Album: Sweet Rebecca  MP3 - UK iTunes -  (27 October 1972 (age 42) BIRTHDAY
Lee Greenwood - Dixie Road | Album: The Best of Lee Greenwood Amazon UK (Oct 27, 1942) BIRTHDAY
Eilen Jewell - Worried Mind | Album: Sundown Over Ghost Town New CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Jess and the Bandits - Wichita Lineman | Album: Here We Go Again CD - UK iTunes -  
Brad Paisley - Gone Green | Album: Moonshine In A Trunk CD - MP3 - UK iTunes (Oct 28, 1972) BIRTHDAY
Charlie Daniels - Old Rock n Roller (Oct 28, 1936) BIRTHDAY
The Grahams - Promised Land | Album: Glory Bound CD - UK iTunes - 
Erica Nicole & Jamie O’Neal - Like I Do New Single >> Video
Osborne Brothers - Each Season Changes You | Album: A Bluegrass Jamboree MP3 (Sonny Osborne; Oct 29, 1937) BIRTHDAY
The Cox Family - Let It Roll | Album: Gone Like The Cotton New CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Amaya Rose - When I Was Just A Young Girl | Album: Timing (TBA) 
Scott Brantley - Good Thing Going (Single) MP3 New Single
T Graham Brown - Water Into Wine | Album: Forever Changed CD - (Oct 30, 1954) BIRTHDAY
Joey and Rory - In A Cowboy’s Dreams | Album: Made To Last CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Patsy Montana - 16 Pounds | Album: Country Girls - American Icons MP3  
Donna Ulisse - It Could Have Been The Mandolin | Album: Hard Cry Moon CDMP3 - UK iTunes -
Shania Twain - Any Man of Mine | Album: The Woman In Me (1995) Amazon UK
Barbara Nesbitt - Almost Home | Album: Almost Home (2013)  MP3

New on The Show

Scott Brantley
“Good Thing Going” – “A very strong song” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Scott is a country music singer/songwriter based in Georgia. 
Signed a publishing deal with Studio Gold Nashville.
2012 Texaco Country Showdown State Winner

"Ain't No Life I'd Rather Live...Than This Country Life I Live"- Lyrics that perfectly describe this pure country boy from middle Georgia. Scott Brantley comes from a musically gifted family that is deeply rooted in its music, relationships and resolve. The gift of such talent handed down to him simply couldn't be ignored, and he has fully embraced the charge of delivering this gift to the masses. With inspirations like George Strait, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard & Alan Jackson, Scott has a devout focus on taking his music career head-on.

Scott is also the accomplished songwriter, and has collaborated with some of Nashville's best: Jimmy Yeary, Carson Chamberlain, Mike Dekle, Bernie Nelson, & Wade name a few. And he's no stranger to the big stage, as he's headlined some of the major venues in the southeast...and has shared the show with some of country's best, such as Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Craig Morgan, Jamey Johnson, Darryl Worley, Jerrod Niemann, Tracy Lawrence...and many others.
His vocals are sweet; his writing style as simplistic as “Love Without End, Amen”, his musical stories as chilling in faint semblance as Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” A sound that is blind to generational appeal and significant in music contribution, Scott is “GOOD” for the soul (young and old) and just in time to bring “Country-Country” back where it belongs.
His debut single “Good Thing Going” was released to radio October 21, 2015 (Impact Date: Nov 16). It was written by Brantley himself along with his brother David Brantley and good friend Trent Jeffcoat.
Good Thing Going sums up the old dating advice that opposites sometimes do attract. The verses are complete with catchy comparisons, like the opening line, "She’s all yogurt and granola, I’m scrambled eggs and cheese." These witty verses lead up to the simple, yet get-stuck-in-your-head choruses focusing on what a good thing going they have. Scott hopes listeners will love the beat and feel of this song.
Watch Scott Brantley and the Big Cooler Crew performing >> 'Good Thing Going' on stage at the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, GA. Saturday, July 19, 2014.
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Monday 19 October 2015

Playlist week of 17th October 2015

How To Listen : BBC Radio Shropshire is available on 96FM across much of the county from the main Wrekin transmitter. It’s also on 95FM around Ludlow, 90FM in the Church Stretton area and 104.1FM in Clun.
Broadcast on DAB Digital Radio from the Wrekin, covering central and eastern Shropshire.
Available Online via BBC Radio Shropshire website and Listen Back via BBC iPlayer Marie Crichton Page

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17th October 2015 – BBC Playlist
Brand new music from Carrie Underwood, Dylan Scott, Chris While and Breelan Angel
Plus classics from Jeannie C Riley, Grandpa Jones and Wanda Jackson.
Tribute to Kenny Johnson who died.
Amaya Rose New on the Show!

Dave & Whitney - The Boot | Album: Alibi MP3 - UK iTunes - - Bandcamp
Alan Jackson - Mexico. Tequila & Me | Album: Angels and Alcohol CD - MP3 -  
Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry Moon | Album: Hard Cry Moon (25 Sep 2015) CDMP3 - UK iTunes -
Clint Black – Summertime | Album: On Purpose CD -   
Emmylou Harris with Earl Thomas Conley - We Believe In Happy Endings | Album: Duets Amazon UK (Oct 17, 1941) BIRTHDAY
Amaya Rose - All American Towns | Album: Timing (TBA) New
Sam Lewis - Virginia Avenue | Album: Waiting On You (out 21 April 2015) - MP3 - UK 
Jess & The Bandits - You Can’t Stop Me | Album: Here We Go Again CD - UK iTunes - 
Jeannie C Riley - Run Jeannie Run | Album: Jeannie C. Riley Amazon UK ("Jeannie Carolyn Stephenson"; Oct 19, 1945) BIRTHDAY
Chris & Julie While - She Thinks I Still Care | Album: Orphan Girl | Album: Amazon UK - UK iTunes New
Grandpa Jones - T For Texas | Album: Country & Western Music Hit Parade, Vol. 10 Amazon UK (Oct 20, 1913; died Feb 19, 1998 (aged 84)) BIRTHDATE
Little Big Town - Tumble & Fall | Album: CD - UK iTunes - (Kimberley Schlapman (Roads) Oct 5, 1969 + Jimi Westbrook; Oct 20th) BIRTHDAYS
Tammy Jones Robinette - The Letters | Album: Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive Import (out Oct 30, 2015) New Amazon UK -
Breelan Angel - Drinkin’ Round It | Album: Diamond in a Rhinestone World Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Kenny Johnson - City Lights The Best Of (White Cloud Music) Amazon UK | UK iTunes 

Former BBC Radio Merseyside presenter and country singer died in Spain aged 75, on Tues Oct 13, 2015 


Wanda Jackson - Reuben James | Album: Country Girls (Oct 20, 1937) BIRTHDAY
Dylan Scott - Crazy Over Me New Single MP3 (Curb Records)
Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie - Fifty Miles of Elbow Room | Album: The Gospel Side Of Bill Em New Gospel Side of Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Carrie Underwood – Heartbeat New Single | Album: Storyteller (out Oct 25) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music (US Exclusive Deluxe) -
Mel Street - Daylight Strangers, Midnight Friends | Album: (Oct 21, 1935 died Oct 21, 1978 (aged 43); commited suicide on his 45th birthday Oct 1935) BIRTHDATE
Owen Bradley & Anita Kerr singers - White Silver Sands | Album: (William Owen Bradley; born   Oct 21, 1915 died Jan 7, 1998 (aged 82)) BIRTHDATE
Shelby Lynne - Son Of a Gun | Album: I Can't Imagine MP3 - UK iTunes - (Oct 22, 1968) BIRTHDAY
Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart | Album: Second Hand Heart CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - (Oct 22, 1956) BIRTHDAY
Tanya Tucker - 1010 Whipporwill Lane | Album: Tanya (2003) MP3 (For: Tony Bough)
Greg Trooper - They Call Me Hank | Album: Live At the Rock Room (June 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Eilen Jewell - Half Broke Horse | Album: Sundown Over Ghost Town CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Jana Kramer - The Last Song | Album: Thirty-One New (Oct 9, 2015) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  -  

New on The Show

Amaya Rose 
“All American Towns” – ”I thought WOW! The first cut really did strike me..just the kind of country we need on the radio these days, just listen to the vocal phrasing, it really is beautiful….Just blew me away, I thought it was absolutely wonderful..when you hear an artist like that well that’s what it’s all about really, I think her voice and the songs are just wonderful” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Amaya Rose
Hometown: Paso Robles, CA
Short Description: Amaya Rose is a 16 year old country singer/songwriter who can also pick a couple tunes on the guitar, and is an award winning fiddle and banjo player.
"Violins sing, but fiddles dance"
Genre: Country  / Classic Country

Born Amaya Rose Dempsey April 1st, 1999, in Templeton CA.
This young musician has been said to have an old soul.
Combining her love of the classic  legends like Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, her award winning fiddle playing, and new pop twists, Amaya creates a modern, yet timeless sound.

From the age of 3 Amaya was always awed by the violin, and at age 7 her parents began taking her to a classic violin instructor for Suzuki Method lessons once week.
Around 12, she began joining SLO county legend, Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band as one of the lead singers and fiddle player.

From there her violin playing (which slowly turned to fiddling) has taken her as far as earning 2nd place in the CA Fiddle State Championships, 2nd at the Western Open Fiddle Championships, an opening act for Merle Haggard (Read article 15-year-old local fiddler opens for Merle Haggard), and guest appearances with Lyle Lovett, and Riders In the Sky.
Just recently (June 2015) Amaya was most generously gifted the opportunity to record a 10 song CD at Kim Copeland Productions (1216 17th Ave S (Studio 1204 17th Ave S), Nashville, Tennessee 37212) by award-winning songwriter Max McGee.

During her stay in Nashville, she also had the amazing opportunity of joining Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers on stage for a spontaneus guest appearance.

A single titled “Different Shade of Blue” was self-released on iTunes July 5, 2015

A 10 song CD (Probably titled TIMING) is slated to be on its way. Amaya shared “Thanks so much to family, friends, and fans, who greatly supported this endeavour”  

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Jess and the Bandits

“You Can’t Stop Me” - “I think they are a great band, they’ve got a very contemporary sound..another fine UK act, they write their songs with original material and what is needed really to conquer the UK market” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Members: Jessica Clemmons, Ricci Riccardi, Louis Riccardi, Dave Troke, Steven Reid Williams
Genre: Pop/Country

Though somewhat atypical for a group rooted in country to find success in the UK, it is par for the course when it comes to the unlikely group Jess and the Bandits. The Bandits met Texan favourite Jessica Clemmons, the opening act, during a 2012 tour while playing with The Overtones and instantly bonded over their mutual love of Country Music. As they began to play together more and more, it became painstakingly clear that their chemistry was flawless.
Jess and the Bandits

Thus, Jess and the Bandits were born.
Made up of brothers Ricci and Louis Riccardi on drums and guitar respectively, Dave Troke on bass, Steven Reid Williams on keyboards/guitar and of course lovely Jessica Clemmons on vocals, each member of the Bandits brings with them a storied history of country creativity.

Far from home, Jessica Clemmons hails from Houston, Texas, however UK audiences have fallen for her soulful and passionate work so much that she’s become something of an honorary Brit. The country singer got her foot firmly in the door whilst wowing arena audiences on Boyzone’s Bz20 tour, and on other outings from the Overtones to the Stylistics.
Jess graced the BBC Radio 2 playlist last year with ‘Single Tonight’ and sent social media into a spin when she performed her show-stopping female take on ‘Wichita Lineman’ on Terry Wogan’s Sunday morning show.

Front woman Jessica Clemmons, the singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas with the big voice and the warm personality, bonded with the four Brits who make up the Bandits over their mutual love of the music. Now they’re turning that shared affection into some of the most accessible country-pop-rock of the year.
Now, at the helm of the five-piece band, Jessica’s ready to take things up another gear. To lift a phrase from Jess and the Bandits’ feel-good single ‘My Name Is Trouble,’ this country girl can rock your world, but she can take it slow, too. “We got a little of that country-rock feel, and then we’ve got those really pretty country ballad sort of songs,” says Jessica. “I spent ten days in Nashville hoping to write enough songs, and left with more than I could put on the record. I’m really excited about it.”

Jessica graced the BBC Radio 2 playlist early in 2014 with ‘Single Tonight’, had further airplay with ‘Love Like That,’ and sent social media into a spin when she performed her show stopping female take on ‘Wichita Lineman’ on Terry Wogan’s Sunday morning show. All of those tracks are on the new album with the Bandits.
With the band, she wowed arena audiences on Boyzone’s BZ20 tour, just as she had on earlier outings with the Overtones and the Stylistics.

2015 keeps getting bigger and better for 1/5 Texan and 4/5 British country band Jess and the Bandits. Having sold out their three headline performances of the year and debuted at #6 on the official country charts with album Here We Go Again (listen here), the group blew Sir Terry Wogan away with their reworking of Mama Told Me Not To Come and also stole of the heart of Bob Harris (OBE), for whom they have already recorded two Under The Apple Tree sessions in 2015.

Having won rave reviews for their festival appearances, from C2C Country to Country to Ramblin' Man and the performing as special guests to close SummerTyne, the band were excited about the release of their self-confidence anthem Nitty Gritty, which is being released in association with high street plus size retailer Evans' #StyleHasNoSize campaign. 

At the launch of the #StyleMantra competition held to find 10 women to appear alongside the band in the music video, Evans Brand Director Fiona Ross stated, 'We’re thrilled to be working on this exciting project with Jess and the Bandits. Jessica embodies everything we’re passionate about at Evans. The new, empowering single Nitty Gritty reinforces our belief that #STYLEHASNOSIZE and we’re so happy to have her as an ambassador.' Shop the looks here.

Teaming up with videographer Ron Yeadon for the playful music video, which has just premiered exclusively on The Telegraph, vocalist Jessica Clemmons had one goal, 'I wanted women to watch this video and feel represented for once. The competition winners were amazing. They were different races, sizes, ages, and all from different backgrounds. They showed incredible confidence in who they are, looked amazing, and have made this video truly something special. I hope that when people watch it they feel empowered and learn to love who they are, despite their, so called, flaws.'
Watch Jess and the Bandits perform 'Nitty Gritty' taken from their album 'Here We Go Again' 
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In July they headed up to Gateshead for two performances at The Sage's SummerTyne Festival. After a rapturous response to their Saturday set, the quintet had the honour of closing the event last night.
To celebrate their successful start to 2015, Bob Harris followed up his sessions from earlier this year with a further recording at Cornbury Festival. As a nod to the legendary Sir Tom Jones, who was headlining he festival, the band reworked his own reworking of the Three Dog Night classic, 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'.
Currently gearing up for their debut UK headline tour this October, which follow on from their sold out London shows earlier this year, Jess and the Bandits promise that this year is just going to get bigger and better.

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Sunday 11 October 2015

Playlist week of October 10, 2015


10th October 2015 – BBC Playlist

Playlist week of October 10, 2015
Brand new music from Jana Kramer, Chris While & The Shires. Classics from Kenny Rogers, Highway 101 and Melba Montgomery. Tribute to singer Billy Joe Royal who died earlier in the week.
C2C Country To Country 2016 Festival in LONDON | GLASGOW | DUBLIN

Lindsay Ell - By The Way New Single
Shane Owens - Where I'm Coming From New Single Amazon UK
Dave & Whitney – Alibi New Single | Album: Alibi (EP; 11 July 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - - Bandcamp
Tanya Tucker - Borrowed Wings | Album: Tanya (2003) MP3
Kenny Rogers & Dottie West - Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight | Album: Duets Amazon UK (Dottie West; Oct 11, 1932; died Sept 4, 1991 (aged 58)) BIRTHDAY
Chris While & Julie Matthews - Orphan Girl | Album: Amazon UK - UK iTunes New (out 11 Sept. 2015)
Charlie Landsborough - Here There & Everywhere | Album: Here, There and Everywhere (2014) Amazon UK
Raintown - If This Was A Love Song New Single
Gene Watson - She’s Already Gone | Album: In a Perfect World Amazon UK
Ashley Campbell – Remembering New Single - UK iTunes - Amazon UK -
Don Henley - Train in The Distance | Album: Cass County New Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Highway 101 - The Bed You Made For Me | Album: Greatest Hits Amazon UK (Paulette Carlson; Oct 11, 1952) BIRTHDAY
Jana Kramer - Dance In The Rain | Album: Thirty-One New (Oct 9, 2015) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  - 
Ward Davis - Old Wore Out Cowboys | Album: 15 Years in a 10 Year Town Ward Davis Music - Shop
Jeanne Jolly - Without You | Album: A Place To Run (Oct 9, 2015) New Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Billy Joe Royal - Are We There Yet | Album: Billy Joe Royal (1992) Tribute to the Singer who died aged 73 - Blog Post
Dixie Chicks - Heartbreak Town | Album: Fly (1999) Amazon UK (Martie Erwin; Oct 12, 1969; Natalie Maines Oct 14,1974) BIRTHDAYS
The Grahams - The Spinner | Album: Glory Bound New (out 18 May 2015) CD - UK iTunes - 
Rhett Akins - Too Much Texas | Album: Somebody New Amazon UK (Oct 13, 1969) BIRTHDAY
Aleyce Simmonds - Greatest Companion (Sept 24, 2015) UK iTunes  
Clint Bradley - Call of The Far Away Hills | Album: Riding After Midnight CD/ MP3
Beccy Cole - Sweet Rebecca | Album: Sweet Rebecca New   MP3 - UK iTunes - 
The Shires - I Just Want To Love You New Single | Album: Brave CD - MP3 - UK iTunes 
Lacy J Dalton - The Loveless Café | Album: Crazy Love (1991) Amazon UK (October 13, 1946 (age 69) BIRTHDAY
Melba Montgomery & Charlie Louvin - Something To Brag About (Melba Montgomery; Oct 14, 1938 (age 77) BIRTHDAY
Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry Moon | Album: The Songwriter in Me:The Demo Recordings MP3 - UK iTunes -

New on The Show

Lindsay Ell
“By The Way”
Brand new single…If you’re getting ready to go out what better way than to listen to country show” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Factfile: Born  20 March 1989 (age 24) Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Occupations - Musician & Songwriter / Instruments – Guitar (purple Les Paul) / Years active 2003–present
Discovered and mentored as a teen by Randy Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive, the Guess Who)
Labels - Stoney Creek Records /

Debut single from Calgary, Alberta, native Lindsay Ell, "Trippin' On Us" (Stoney Creek Records) written by Lindsay Ell, David Fanning, Vicky McGehee (Lyric Vid) it was released: Nov 05, 2013 - US iTunes Lindsay debuted as the #1 Most Added Artist at country radio” when it earned 50 adds across both Country Aircheck / Mediabase and Billboard.

 “Trippin’ On Us” was lauded as a Taste of Country “Critics Pick” and Lindsey herself was celebrated as one of the site’s “Artists To Watch in 2014” praising her as an artist that “protrudes confidence without the attitude” and as a “star in the making.”
Lindsay Ell opened for The Band Perry on their “We Are Pioneers” World Tour Autumn tour across Europe (London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin - Video Blog) Lindsay resumed on The Band Perry’s tour beginning January 9th, 2014 in Penticton, British Columbia.
Ell is readying her debut album for Stoney Creek. She released two sets independently: Alone (2009) and Consider This (2006).
On her website she wrote: I've seen all kinds of crowds ... and no crowd at all. I feel ready as a singer and a musician. I have confidence as a performer. I've been writing for years and, since moving to Nashville, have found how best to communicate who I am. I'm comfortable in a conference room with six people or onstage opening for Keith Urban in front of thousands. It's really not that different. Both are exciting and a little humbling. Either way, I'm ready to go."
She received nominations for Rising Star Award at both the The 2014 & 2015 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.
The 26-year old Alberta Canada "Shut Me Up" singer-songwriter rocked a glittery number by Alice + Olivia when she attended the 2015 CMT Music Awards (Weds June 10, 2015) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Country Music Televesion (CMT)'s "Next Women Of Country" artist Lindsay partnered to present, "Busking On Broadway," on Thursday, October 1, 2015 to promote her single, "By The Way." the free 24-hour concert took place in downtown Nashville outside of The Opry originals store on Broadway. She performed both original songs and covers, with visits from surprise artist guests and live videos posted to PERISCOPE.

The new single "By The Way" (Stoney Creek Records) released to radio Sept 28, 2015 (Impact date Oct 19) is getting lots of US Radio Attention. The gutsy, guitar goddess is back. Lindsay is bringing her modern Country take on the dating luck and life of a single girl in the world today. This is easily the best "getting ready to hit the town with your girlfriends" party anthem of the year. Ladies of every age will be blasting this one while they put their eyeliner on a little thicker and their lipstick a little brighter in preparation for showing "him" what she's made of. Who is this mystical "him," you ask? It just doesn't matter. It's every guy who has done us wrong, and all the ones who will do us wrong in the future.

Photos: Frography (by Flex) Lindsay Ell @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester on Mon 2nd March 2015:  Facebook
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Shane Owens
“Where I'm Coming” – “Randy Travis is a huge fan and when I play this single I’m sure he’ll get a few more fans….What a treasure, I think that’s absolutely fantastic, really wonderful -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Shane Owens musical journey began in Samson, AL, at the tender age of five. That year his parents gave him a set of drums. By the time he was six, he was singing in the church choir. The youngest member of the choir garnered attention with his powerful voice, especially when he sang his favorites hymns, like “I’ll Fly Away”.

Owens was still quite young when his father, who was also a singer, and his mother separated. After the separation, Owens and his twin sister, lived with their mother who filled their home with the sounds of Nashville. Saturday nights around the Owens’ home centered on the broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry. 

Country was a way of life and country music was central to it all. Artists such as Don Williams, Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs could often be heard in their house, but it was George Jones, Randy Travis, Don Williams and George Strait who would later become most influential in Owens’ style.
In 2005 Owens was signed to a recording contract with Rust Records, where he released his first CD LET’S GET ON IT. The singer also claimed songwriting credit by writing 7 of the 13 songs himself.
Owens gained national exposure as an artist when his song, Bottom of the Fifth, found its way onto the country Charts.
Riding the success from his single, Owens set out touring the United States and Canada. As Owens prepared to release his second CD, Rust Records closed its doors, releasing all of their artists from their recording contracts.
From then until now, Owens has never stopped performing, often packing venues to full capacity. In March of 2014, Owens was finally able to release his second album, Homemade Mexico, to a crowd consisting of nearly 1000 of his closest friends, family and fans.
"Shane Owens brings it all: vocals, writing, performance, and passion. He has paid his dues, remained committed to traditional country and brings you a song with heart and a story. Songs that will get you through the tough times and enjoy the happy times, and lyrics that will remind you of the threads in life that make you the fabric you are today. He will bless you with his talent and his kindness. To Shane, I gladly pass the baton…"Randy Travis
"Where I’m Comin’ From," produced by James Stroud (Chris Young, Clint Black) is the lead single from Shane Owens’ upcoming full-length album, set for release in early 2016. Award-winning Ed Seay (Martine McBride, Collin Raye) also produced songs for the new project.
From Samson, Ala., Shane Owens has established an impressive following across the Southeast and opened shows for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams, Jr. and many others. His natural, traditional country style has repeatedly attracted Nashville label attention and led to two different record deals. Unfortunately, unexpected label closures left much of Owens’ music unreleased, testing his resolve and will to continue.
But through it all, Owens offers an upbeat perspective on his career.
"I’ve been blessed to be brought up the way I was brought up. And I’ve learned the hard way that you’ve got to be yourself. That’s what’s gonna sell: me being me. Maybe this whole thing is meant to be, and I’ve been through all of this for a reason, and the third time’s the charm."
His single “Where I’m Comin’ From” (AmeriMonte Records) was sent to radio October 9, 2015
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Dave & Whitney
“Alibi” -  “What a great  voice she’s got,  I LOVE it, almost like a Heidi Newfield rasp to it, lovely voice, the more you listen to the  song the catchier it becomes” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Country/Pop/Rock Chelsea, Southern Indiana natives Dave and Whitney grew up 23 miles from each other in Southern Indiana yet it took them 23 years to meet in Florida. Only 4 months later and they were engaged!  Engaged and planning the wedding, they took off on their first tour which took them to 32 states in 40 days. 
They now call Nashville, Tennessee home and they said moving there "has made all the difference" for their career. They have shared the stage with some of country’s well known acts such as Randy Houser, Florida Georgia Line, David Nail, Parmalee, Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, Casey James, Dustin Lynch, Love and Theft, Frankie Ballard and one of their favorite bands, The Eli Young Band!
Dave and Whitney are "probably the cutest married couple in Nashville".
They recorded their first EP titled Alibi at Legends Studio with Producer Dan Frizsell. The EP consists of 4 songs and 2 bonus tracks, released July 11, 2015. 
Released to country radio Oct 6, 2015, Country/ Pop “Alibi” (GrassRoots Promotion) with its "little help from my friends" tune offers up the perfect "Alibi" in a missing person mystery. A modern-day CSI musical, the track highlights eerie sounds reminiscent of the pedal steel featured in the TV series Trueblood. (Russ Pahl makes a special appearance to infuse the sinister vibe.)
The delightfully dark and stormy single showcases sassy female vocals and male harmonies that are "Oh so, Dave & Whitney." The cheeky hit-making lyrics and intriguing storyline parallel "Goodbye Earl" (Dixie Chicks), "Two Black Cadillacs" (Carrie Underwood) and "Gunpowder And Lead" (Miranda Lambert).
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Ashley Campbell
Remembering” – “A real treat..what a beautiful song..I think it really will strike you, written and beautifully sung” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Country/Folk/Indie
Home Town: Phoenix, AZ   Location: Nashville/ Los Angeles
I'm a banjo pickin' girl :)

Big Machine Label Group proudly introduces the multi-talented Ashley Campbell and her debut Dot Records single, "Remembering" (written with Kai Welch). She joined Dot Records (a division of Big Machine Label Group) roster that includes Steven Tyler, Maddie & Tae, Drake White and 20-year-old newcomer Tucker Beathard and more.
The daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell and the goddaughter of Grammy award winning musician Carl Jackson, theres no denying her iconic Country pedigree. Her music is a mix of her wide-ranging influences, combining the old-school country sound popularized by her father during the ’60s and ’70s with contemporary Americana, rootsy folk, and country-pop.

Glen Campbell’s longtime fans may hear something familiar in Ashley’s melodies as she embraces these similarities while distinguishing herself as a talented front woman. The up-and-coming singer knows the industry well — she spent three years on the road with her father, playing guitar, banjo and keyboards and providing harmonies during his farewell tour.
I wanted to write something that expressed to my dad how much I wanted him to feel safe … that he didn’t have to worry; I’ll take care of him when he can’t take care of himself,” she explained. “When you’re little, your parents take care of you and make the world not such a scary place. As you get older, those relationships change and kind of swap places. The kids are the ones taking care of the parents and making sure the world’s not a scary place for them.”
“Remembering” is currently available for download via UK iTunes - Amazon UK -
Campbell is currently working on her debut album with producer Buddy Cannon.
REMEMBERING – a poignant tribute to her father – Impacting Monday November 9th.
Ashley Campbell performs Remembering in honor of her father Glen Campbell at a JAA event June 4.

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The Grahams
“The Spinner” - “I really like it, all sorts of styles in there….the vocal is really nice, it’s great..never far away from waving the banner of the road though they change the mood of their songs like the scenery flying by outside a southbound boxcar, they really are great….what lovely music they have produced” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Members: Alyssa Graham, Doug Graham
Genre: Americana Folk
Home Town: New York, NY
Sumptuous and flexible croon” – New York Times
Alyssa and Doug Graham, from Nashville have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together. Friends since she was 7 and he was 9, they became a couple in their teens, then husband and wife. Somewhere along the way, they also became The Grahams, a dynamic Americana duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.

The unique process that Americana group The Grahams employed in the writing of their debut album RIVERMAN'S DAUGHTER (released Sept 3, 2013)resonated so well with the Nashville based band that they undertook a similar technique in the creation of new material, which will come together on their sophomore release on May 19, 2105.
With RIVERMAN'S DAUGHTER The Grahams traveled the Mississippi-hugging Great River Road, winding up on a houseboat in the Louisiana swamp where their songs of the river came together. A similar process went into the writing of new material, except this time, instead of following the lazy river, The Grahams rode streamlined rails, jumping aboard almost all the Amtrak cars including the Adirondack Line, the Texas Eagle, and the Sunset Limited, crisscrossing the country as the America that informs their songs whizzed by.
Our methodology is to follow the paths and revisit the places that inspired our predecessors, not because we want to imitate them or faithfully reproduce their work, but because we are looking for the modern echo of older sounds, and hope to give shape to these enduring reverberations. Nothing can serve that methodology better than riding the rails."
With their sophomore album,  the explosive and aptly named GLORY BOUND, which was produced by Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, Parker Millsap) which was released on May 19, 2015, The Graham’s are expanding their roots-based sound to include more propulsive and dynamic songs, as influenced by the speed and energy of their recent cross-country train travels, where the songs came together.
They are touring the UK & Ireland in November 2015 (Dates in support of their new album which was reviewed by UK magazine Country Music People (4 STARS; Sept 2015 issue by Michael Hinston):
It is really impressive..the songs are original..the album steams in on full power with the ebullicent
Watch >> “Revival Time” from their debut album RIVERMAN'S DAUGHTER
Official music video for the title track, "Glory Bound"

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