Friday, 28 October 2016

Road To The BCMAwards: Cortni Bird & Jeanne Jordan Radio Interviews

Ahead of the British Country Music Awards US singer-songwriter Cortni Bird and Jeanne Jordan Secretary and a Director of British Country Music Awards (BCMAwards) spoke with WCRfm 101.8 FM presenter Jim Duncan who kills two “birds” with one stone!

Cortni Bird

US Singer-songwriter Cortni Bird has flown into the UK to do a radio promotional and will appear at the British Country Music Awards on Sunday 30th October 2016 at The Heston Venue (formerly the Concorde Suite; Heston Sports Ground, Crane Lodge Road, Cranford, Middlesex TW5 9PQ) to both perform and present the awards. She is the replacement for Stacia Watkins (USA).

Luke Thomas from BCMAward winning duo Luke & Mel has joined Cortni on her tour as her back up guitarist.

Cortni & Luke video clip performing Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”
Cortni Bird UK Schedule
17 Oct 2016 - Interview/ Session with Mike George on Wythenshawe WFM 97.2
21 October 2016 - The Core At Corby Cube.
Saturday, October 22nd 2016 - Chandos Arms Pub in Colindale.
Oct 25, 2016 - Interview with Geoff Ruderham and 107.8 Black Diamond FM.
Oct 25, 2016 -  Filmed for the Country Sessions (CM&T Showbiz TV; SKY 266) interviewed by Pete Kennedy (Photo)
Thurs 27 Oct 2016 - British Forces Broadcasting Services, BFBS Radio and Richard Wyatt.
Sun 30 Oct 2016 - Performing and presenting at the 2016 BCMAwards

Listen to Cortni performing and being interviewed on WCRfm 101.8 FM (Wolverhampton Community Radio "The station with a lot more for Wolverhampton") with presenter Jim Duncan (BCMA panelist, BCMAward Hall of Fame curator and Wolvestock Festival promoter)
Cortni Bird Audio, Press Play twice:

"Pistol, it's a tremendous great song" - Jim Duncan

About Cortni Bird
She shares: Music is my outlet and I am fortunate enough to do it for a living. In 2015, after a 3 year hiatus, music reeled me back in. I co-produced and wrote my first album a few years ago. Which was followed by an East Coast Tour. However, it was a different genre. Now, I have entered the world of country music!
I write music for all to relate and enjoy. What it means to me maybe different for the listener. This is exactly what I want. I want fans to hear it in a way that they can truly relate. Something personal about me, "I write from my own experiences, but also am inspired by friends around me, and their stories.'

Today I live on the gorgeous Emerald Coast in Navarre, FL. Impassioned by the music culture here, beauty and incredible people, I am ready to rock the beaches, bays and country side. I have an incredible passion and love for music that can only be satisfied by taking the stage!

At just 19 years of age, Singer-songwriter Cortni Bird wrote and co-produced her first album and toured the east coast of America. Prior to releasing her “Karma’s Got Me Now” Cortni appeared at the CMA Music Festival and then shortly after caught up with her leading producer, Mark Moseley, to work on more music for her upcoming, and as yet untitled, album.

Cortni has been a co-owner of her own annual Country music concert event entitled Country on the Sound held in Navarre, Florida. The concert took place on the beautiful Navarre Beach and has featured such headliners as Trace Adkins and Big & Rich.

(First POP Album; Credits): Cortni Potapowicz (Singer/Songwriter/BGV's),
Rudy Hall (Producer/Co-Writer/Lead Guitarist), James Ford (Co-Writer/Rhythm Guitar/Drums-"High on a Sunday"),
James Kelley(Keys/Strings), Josiah Hooper (Drums), Lindsay Winters (Bass), Ben Cornutt (BGV's-"A Toast")

She released track "I Can't Tell You" on March 1, 2016 (Amazon UK | UK iTunes)

Released on the same date "Karma's Got Me Now" (Amazon UK | UK iTunes) self penned by Cortni was promoted on the March 2016 Hotdisc #207 by President of the British Country Music Awards Mr. Lee Williams (CEO of Django Promotions and owner of CMR Nashville (“Europe’s #1 country music station”).
It made a Hotdisc Top 40 debut at #34 (chart dated March 6, 2016) and reached #22 (chart April 3, 2016)

Her follow up European edgy single "Pistol" is full of angst and a compelling listen and a song which builds. Again this was promoted by Django Promotions on the September Hotdisc #207 made a debut at #28 (chart dated Sept 11, 2016) and climbed to a peak of #20 (chart Oct 2, 2016) on the Hotdisc Top 40.

The video aired on the Hotdisc Top 20 TV show broadcast on Keep It Country TV (Sky TV 389, FreeSat 516 and FreeView Channel 87). 

Watch the “Pistol” Official Video - 2016; Filmed in Destin and Navarre, FL:

Get to know Cortni Bird EPK - 2016

The country/ rock single 2016 released on C-Hawk Records 31 Aug 2016 and is available on Amazon UK and UK iTunes
Her forthcoming 12 track album, including 2 covers, will be released sometime in 2017.

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Jeanne Jordan spoke with presenter Jim Duncan on WCRfm 101.8 FM (Wolverhampton Community Radio "The station with a lot more for Wolverhampton")

Jeanne took over the role of British Country Music Awards (BCMAwards) Secretary and Director in early July 2016. Previously the position was held by Roger Wild (Broke Spoke Festival/ Copper Kettle Promotions).

From a secretarial point of view Jeanne described the forthcoming awards as: 
"Absolutely amazing....were got an amazing stage set we've had some new members as directors, bit of shake up, new blood and great ideas coming's going to be an amazing weekend...£20 well spent and it's the biggest event of the year"
"It's has had some dodgy presenters over the years the BCMAwards, it's suffered because of that" - Jim Duncan
Listen to The Interview:

Jeanne Jordan:
Singer circa 2011
Jeanne got her lucky break in the 1970s when she was working in Blighties in Farnworth, Manchester and met a member of a very famous local family.

 Jeanne recalled: “I was singing and Tommy Cooper was on the same bill and Barbara Gibb was in the audience. After my set she came over to speak with me had we had a chat. A week or two later I was doing recordings and meeting all the boys. After that I was backwards and forwards to Vegas and Miami but I couldn't break ties with England. I love Nashville but I don’t want to live there.”

Ten years ago, Jeanne and BJ Thomas (her husband) began performing their own show as the Legends of Country and four years ago, their latest show, Dolly, came into being and it won best show in the British Country Music Awards.
Jeanne joined CMR Nashville (“Europe’s #1 country music station”) hosting the monthly UC Magazine Country Show on the last Wednesday in the month.
B J Thomas and Jeanne Jordan comprise the Editorial Team for UP Country Magazine (Website)

The new Solid Gold Country Legends show was a Celebration of the Best in Country Music and proved popular on both sides of the Atlantic. Led by Country Stars Jeanne Jordan & B J Thomas together with Luke Thomas and Melanie Greggain BCMA Duo of the year plus the Outlaw Country Band. Solid Gold Country Legends brought a perfect mix of old and new country hits from the classics of Patsy Cline Willie Nelson Tammy Wynette to Dolly Parton Kenny Rogers and Shania Twain and Lady A to name just a few.
Jeanne Jordan: BCMA 2016 Secretary
After a career which has been anything but 9 to 5, singer Jeanne Jordan revealed singing her heart out as Dolly Parton was more fun than work.

And Jeanne laughed that she would never take the drastic steps the American country legend has to enhance her looks with plastic surgery, it's all Jeanne audiences see in her tribute set Dolly: The Show.

The singer revealed that she doesn't need to wear the big blonde wigs Dolly likes - she's got her own big curly hair.

And she didn't feel the need to augment the cup size of her own "assets" the way Dolly has done. Nor will she be wearing her nails as painted talons, Dolly-style…..Read More Dolly show beats 9 to 5! (Highland News July 18, 2011)
Give country music a chance!
Like Tammy Wynette, Jeanne stood by her man – literally, on stage. One of the other lead vocalists in the Solid Gold Country Legends show is her husband BJ Thomas, while son Luke also sings and plays guitar.
But she has also performed with her brother, singer John Paul Evans, and she added: “My sister does my wardrobe and hair, my youngest son is the stage manager and Luke’s girlfriend is the merchandise manager”.
Jeanne admitted that country music had a bit of an image problem, especially among younger generations. But she hoped passionately that it would become more widely accepted – and was excited that the numbers of British fans seem to be growing…..Read More News And Star (dated Nov 2010)

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Connect with the BCMAwards: Website | Facebook

UK country duo Grant & Forsyth have been asked to present the Entertainer of the Year Award at this years British Country Music Awards!

“Making a push to play country music in the UK….they play a nice traditional style of country music” - Lee Williams President of the British Country Music Awards, CEO of Django Promotions and owner of CMR Nashville (“Europe’s #1 country music station”).

Their new single “Keep It Country” was played on CMR Nashville on Friday Oct 28th!
Listen to it here: 


Grant & Forsyth KEEP IT COUNTRY on BBC Breakfast

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