Wednesday 4 May 2022

Marie’s CMR Country Show (Sunday 10th April 2022)


Marie’s CMR Country Show (Sunday 10th April 2022)

Brand new music from Reba McEntire, Hailey Whitters, Thomas Rhett, Dolly Parton, The Shires and Ned LeDoux

Find out all the different ways to listen to the show HERE

Hour 1

(Artist/ Song (album/ label)

1. Joe and Martina - Good In A Small Town
2. Sarah McCulloch - Half Crazy (Single; Sarah McCulloch)
3. Maren Morris - Detour (Humble Quest Amazon UK) πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 10 April 1990)
4. Bernie Nelson - Ghosts and Angels (Ghosts and Angels)
5. Laura Bell Bundy - Cigarette (Achin’ and Shakin’) πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 10 April 1981)
6. Thomas Rhett - Mama’s Front Door (Where We Started out/ Big Machine Label Group)
7. Claire Lynch - Who but Man? (Single/ Thrill Hill Records)
8. Aaron Bozwell - Love Is a Beautiful Thing
9. Jenny Tolman - Watering the Weeds (Married In A Honky Tonk/ Old Sol Records)
10. Jim Lauderdale - I’m always on A Mountain When I fall πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 11 April 1957)
11. Chalee Tennison - We Don’t Have To Pray About That (A Woman’s Heart/ Warner Bros) πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 11 April 1969)
12. Jackson Dean - Other Than Me (Greenbroke/ Big Machine Label Group, LLC) 
13. The Hawthorns - One Human at a Time (Tarot Cards and Shooting Stars/ Mule Kick Records)
14. Steve Azar - Waitin’ On Joe (Waitin’ On Joe) πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 11 April 1964)
15. Dolly Parton - Demons (with Ben Haggard) (Run Rose Run/ Butterfly Records) (Ballad) 

Hour 2

(Artist/ Song (album/ label)

1. The Woods - World's On Fire
2. Vince Gill - Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge To Burn) (When Love Finds You/ MCA) πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 12 April 1957)
3. Hailey Whitters - College town (Raised/ Pigasus Records/Songs & Daughters/Big Loud Records)
4. Easton Corbin - Marry That Girl (Single) πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 12 April 1982)
5. Erin Heist - Out of Town
6. The Shires - When It Hurts (10 Year Plan/ BMG Rights Management)
7. Drake White - Hurts The Healing (The Optimystic/ Reverend White, LLC)
8. Donna Ulisse - Always Tomorrow (Livin’ Large/ Billy Blue Records)
9. David Stewart - Still Got Some Cowboy In Me (Still Got Some Cowboy In Me/ Turnberry Records)
10. Abby Anderson - Where Did All the Cowboys Go (Be That Girl (Fat Cheeks)
11. Loretta Lynn - One’s On the Way (with Margo Price) Birthdays πŸŽ‚ Loretta Lynn (Birthday 14 April 1935), Margo Price (15 April 1983) 
12. Chris Stapleton - Joy Of My Life (Starting Over) πŸŽ‚ (Birthday 15 April 1978)
13. Rhyan Sinclair - With Every Goodbye (Letters to Aliens)
14. Ned LeDoux - The Mountain (Buckskin/ Powder River Records/ Thirty Tigers)
15. Reba McEntire - Oh How I Love Jesus (My Chains Are Gone/ MCA)

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Joe and Martina

Badass Married Country Duo, met on Myspace. Singer/Songwriters Musician Nashville, TN. Billboard's One's to Watch in 2018.

Johnny and June. George and Tammy. Waylon and Jessi. Garth and Trisha.

Like the Country music royalty before them, Joe & Martina possess a mutual respect for their craft and the love held for each other is evident whether on or off the stage. Their music unfolds as communicative storytelling through complementary harmonies; It’s a sonic love story unveiled with Bakersfield edge, a touch of modern influence, and the elusive guitar solo.

 As independent artists, Joe & Martina continuously flex their creative muscles while remaining faithful to their roots and releasing undeniably “Country” material. 

Songs such as “Hometown Summer Nights,” “Middle of Nowhere, USA,” and “I’ve Been Around” have garnered the married duo numerous accolades including a spotlight by Billboard as an ”Artist to Watch”, an official stage performance at CMA Fest, and allowed the couple to grace the cover of Horse & Agriculture Magazine.


As Terra Bella, Joe and Martina were introduced to esteemed producer/guitarist, Johnny Garcia, who began to coach and produce their material in between tour legs with Garth Brooks. In 2016, the debut EP Road To Forever came to fruition and scored the duo's first Billboard Indicator (#51) and Music Row (#42) charting song with the single "You've Got That Somethin'."


Joe, who was the original bass player for the now multi-platinum artist Luke Combs, quickly elevated his lyrical credibility as a songwriter having co-written “Don’t Tempt Me” off of Comb’s This One’s For You and has since been recognized as a producer for not only Joe & Martina material, but rising singer-songwriters such as Allie Colleen, Dustin Huff, and social media sensation Taylor Ray Holbrook.

They released singles "I've Been Around" (Nov 22, 2019), "Give Me Back the 90's" (feat. John Berry) (22 Feb 2020), “Brighter Than Neon” (2 April 2021), "Good In a Small Town" (8 April 2022) and 4 track EP Easy to Love on July 2, 2021.


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Sarah McCulloch

I think it’s absolutely wonderful, what a talent, I think she’s got a great voice ” – Marie Crichton CMR Nashville 

Sarah McCulloch is a Country/Americana Singer-Songwriter based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Born in Miami, Sarah was raised in the Big Cypress Swamp in a house her family built with hand milled cypress from her Father's sawmill. Sarah was homeschooled for most of her formative years and drew songwriting inspiration from her colorful childhood, surrounded by Seminole Indians and Florida pioneers. “My father was a force of nature, he was a pioneer who was always growing spiritually,” says McCulloch. “He taught me the meaning of hard work and perseverance.” The title track of the album pays homage to that sentiment as well as McCulloch’s unique upbringing and country roots.

McCulloch introduced herself to the world on her debut album, Strawberry Moon, which was released in 2018, and garnered sparkling reviews far and wide. The album was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards, making McCulloch the only woman nominated in that category.

As a dedicated songwriter, musician, and mother, her creativity and drive knows no bounds, and “Honey to a Bear” (released Feb 4, 2022 | Lyric Video YouTube) along with the upcoming album Sawmiller’s Daughter is a testament to this. - Music (Interview)

Sarah McCulloch is a Country/Americana Singer-Songwriter whose sweet, yet sultry, voice pierces right through the lush traditional country production on her new album, SAWMILLER’S DAUGHTER. The songwriter’s emotive and nostalgic lyrics showcase her knack for timeless storytelling that transports the listener right into the center of the narrative.

Produced by Jim Bickerstaff (Widespread Panic, Loretta Lynn, Chuck Leavell, Gladys Knight) and written entirely by McCulloch except for, “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal'' written by legendary outlaw songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, Sawmiller’s Daughter is an evocative collection of stories rooted in strength, spirit and family. The album was recorded at East Avalon Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and features widely acclaimed musicians including Pat Severs (pedal steel), Kelvin Holly (electric guitar), Clayton Ivey (Hammond B3, pianos, Wurlitzer), John Willis (acoustic / electric guitar, banjo, mandolin), Bob Wray (bass), Terry Feller (drums), Stan Geberer (harmonica) and Donny Carpenter (fiddle).

Sarah McCulloch Sawmiller’s Daughter Self Release (Lonesome Highway Review)

2 cuts have made it to the semi-finals in the ISC. “Honey to a Bear” and “Sun and the Moon.”

McCulloch’s 14-track debut album, STRAWBERRY MOON (released 11 April 2018 | YouTube Playlist), received radio airplay in the U.S. and internationally, as well as amassed glowing reviews from many notable publications including No Depression Magazine and Gashouse Radio. In 2018, Strawberry Moon also gained top recognition as a nominee at the Independent Music Awards in NYC in the Country category, in which McCulloch was the only female artist to be nominated. 

Her latest self-released single “Half Crazy” dropped March 25, 2022 

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Rhyan Sinclair

Lexington, Kentucky. Cosmic Americana from Lexington, KY.

Kentucky’s Rhyan Sinclair is one of those rare songwriters who can simultaneously pay tribute to artists who inspire her and create something entirely new, within one song.

In 2018, she released her first solo full-length, Barnstormer, which spurred Saving Country Music to call Sinclair “a chute of new country music life rising from the soil.” Later in 2018, she released the holiday EP, Marshmallow World (Nov 2, 2018), which was featured on the Americana Music Association’s Holiday Playlist.

In the spring of 2022, this impressive new voice in country returned with LETTERS TO ALIENS (released March 4, 2022), which continues the theme of a woman on a journey, but this time the vibe is cosmic, seventies-esque folk rock with whispers of traditional country.

All of my roots show through in this music,” said Sinclair. “Sonically, it draws inspiration from all of my greatest influences. Lyrically, the songs address my lineage and pieces of my story that I haven’t really shared before. I feel like the narrative of this album is particularly empowered, even in the most vulnerable moments.” 

Top 50 on Americana Music Association Radio Chart - Weeks of 3/15, 3/22 and 4/5. ‘Letters to Aliens', reentered the Americana Music Association's Top 50 Albums Chart this week, at #49 (dated April 5, 2022 Graphic). 

“The recording process of this album felt like arriving at home,” says Sinclair. “It was the recording process I’d always dreamed of. It was a one hundred percent chill, respectful, safe space. We got to really tune out the world’s noise and tune into the energy of the songs. 

The band and I were super in sync. An idea would pop into my head and before I could say it, somebody would suggest the same thing I had in mind.” . “This album is a documentation of my human experience,” she saysr. “My time capsule, my letter on a balloon, my story thus far. 

With any luck, these songs will reach others who feel a bit like outsiders, misfits…aliens. I hope that people listen to this record and feel like at least a few of the songs understand them. That’s always my goal. I hope it takes them on a journey, and maybe even inspires them to get a little closer to their inner child. I’ve found so much confidence and freedom in facing the traumas from my past and moving through them, instead of running from them like I did for a while. I can only hope that one of my songs could possibly inspire someone else to do the same, even in the smallest way.”

Rhyan Sinclair - Dragon Spirit (Official Music Video) published Dec 31, 2021:

CMA International Broadcaster of the Year Baylen Leonard named Rhyan one of this week's Spotlight Artists on Absolute Radio Country. The song was on rotation throughout the week.

"An inspirational woman's journey from the darkness of self-doubt and being trapped by the ghosts of the past and her own mind to finding herself and the strength to face the world, this is a strong early contender for the year best of lists." - Mike Davies, Fatea Magazine (UK)

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